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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By MV Content
Yeah, I've got Ultra already.....but one of those...

Yeah, I've got Ultra already.....but one of those went bad last year. Nothing's safe.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By MV Content
Thanks guys..... I'd been scratching my head...

Thanks guys..... I'd been scratching my head about where and how to put a second thru-hull, and, as usual, the answer was a simple one. Cheers.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By MV Content
Wiring a backup switch to a bilge pump

As I understand it, the most common fail-point on a bilge pumping arrangement is the switch, and not the pump itself.

So how would I wire a second, higher, float switch, to the same pump? ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MV Content
Thanks for the input on Baja season: it's very...

Thanks for the input on Baja season: it's very warm down here right now, certainly enough for a fair-skinned Irishman! We'll review the position after new year.

We've got all of the guides, and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MV Content
Well, we've just got here (Cabo), and we are...

Well, we've just got here (Cabo), and we are treating everything electronic with caution. The charts are fine for headland-to-headland passage-making (but anything drawn by a 3-year-old would do...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-01-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By MV Content
Hi David, Content is actually in San Diego...

Hi David,
Content is actually in San Diego right now, en-route from Canada, next stop Sea of Cortez next month.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-01-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By MV Content
Thank you, gentlemen..... I suspect I may...

Thank you, gentlemen.....

I suspect I may have focused on a deal that was just too good to be true..... here is a link to the unit I considered.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-01-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By MV Content
Thanks Chris, US Battery is the manufacturer...

Thanks Chris,

US Battery is the manufacturer of my current bank. I have 750w solar panels, in addition to 1x 90A and 1 x 140A alternator, so I normally get my bank back up to 100% each en if we...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-01-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By MV Content
Fading 6v wet-cell house bank (880 Ah) : replace with 12v AGM. Any downsides?

It's that time of the decade again.....bite the bullet, and swap out. I've seen some 'physically blemished' 12v AGM batteries, each 174 Ah, on special, at not much more than new 6v USB units.
...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-24-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By MV Content
Have a look at this. Fluorescent Light...

Have a look at this.

Fluorescent Light Replacement

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29096
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-24-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By MV Content
Someone on TF bought a strip of LEDS, and stuck...

Someone on TF bought a strip of LEDS, and stuck them to the fitting, wired them in, and they lit the place up! I'll have a look for the link.
Forum: Power Systems 10-18-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By MV Content
Quick question: I like the sensor clamp...

Quick question:

I like the sensor clamp solution. Borel sets theirs to trip at 165degrees, and Aqualarm sets theirs at 200deg.

Which one is better? Is 165 too low, and would I see more...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By MV Content
1100 in the last four summers, 450 of them this...

1100 in the last four summers, 450 of them this year.
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 10-13-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By MV Content
MV Content is up for sale.

Very reluctantly, we are exploring the market.

Built in 1930, and very well looked after all of her life, Content had new twin Iveco 150s in 2013, and has run up 1100 hours since.

After six...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-12-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By MV Content
So, every component is a potential fail-point.

So, every component is a potential fail-point.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-12-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By MV Content
I awoke at 3am, to a struggling bilge pump. It...

I awoke at 3am, to a struggling bilge pump. It normally squirts out a few pints or so, in a second or two. It was taking a long time to do so now.

I had a look, and found that the hose clip had...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-12-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By MV Content
One thing I would find useful is a pump which...

One thing I would find useful is a pump which allows an over-run, once the switch has reset itself. I'm pretty sure my old Rules used to do this. It would allow some very useful fine-tuning.

I'm...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-11-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By MV Content
Best bilge pump float switch?

I think I like this....so, does the breakwater buffer the water as it comes through limber-holes or whatever, not allowing the pump to 'get ahead' of the flow?
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-11-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By MV Content
I'm in SD, temporarily, resting up before heading...

I'm in SD, temporarily, resting up before heading south. Good luck with her!
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-10-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By MV Content
Have a look at their site, either the Junior or...

Have a look at their site, either the Junior or Senior products. You'll see that as the water rises, it raises a piston inside a tube..... this ensures that no crap can get in the way, as can happen...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,829
Posted By MV Content
That's a shame: I'm in San Diego now, waiting for...

That's a shame: I'm in San Diego now, waiting for a November departure south. Great sailing wind here every day.
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,624
Posted By MV Content
Given that we hardly ventured more than 50 metres...

Given that we hardly ventured more than 50 metres from the shoreline during the last 1200 miles, from port McNeill to San Diego, I'm not expecting to be up in the hills anywhere. But I will keep a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,081
Posted By MV Content
:-) I suspect she's used for trips around...

:-)

I suspect she's used for trips around the bay: Stars & Stripes is out daily, with a full complement of paying guests. I'll be here for a while, so I'll keep an eye out.
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,081
Posted By MV Content
You may be interested by this grainy photo: taken...

You may be interested by this grainy photo: taken just now, shortly after low tide, in the A9 anchorage in San Diego Harbor, where I'm in the hook.

My neighbour, hard aground at every low tide,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,624
Posted By MV Content
We currently sit in San Diego, waiting for the...

We currently sit in San Diego, waiting for the Mexico Gates to open in November.

So, here's my moral dilemma: my crew doesn't read TF, and most likely won't be aware of the warning. Do I a) make...
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