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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By angus99
Yes, for the bonding system to work, underwater...

Yes, for the bonding system to work, underwater metals must be electrically connected to an anode which will sacrifice itself and protect the other metals in the circuit.

Lots of good info here...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,278
Posted By angus99
Just a few thoughts: I wish a lawyer would...

Just a few thoughts:

I wish a lawyer would jump in here, but itís my understanding that no rights under the Constitution are absolute. Even if they were, I would gladly inconvenience myself for a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By angus99
Iíve kind of wondered if it could be connected...

Iíve kind of wondered if it could be connected with heavy cable to a lightning rod or static dissipator (or whatever itís called) on the radar arch. Havenít any idea if that would work though.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,806
Posted By angus99
When I was a college freshman, Richard Nixon...

When I was a college freshman, Richard Nixon refused to shake my hand.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By angus99
For us, it’s having—or taking—the time to savor...

For us, it’s having—or taking—the time to savor life. We feel horrible for the people who are being affected by this. At the same time, we are not missing the constant on-the-go mentality that we...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 145
Posted By angus99
John, youíre likely to get a variety of answers. ...

John, youíre likely to get a variety of answers. I completely replaced the bonding system on Stella under the guidance of an ABYC electrician. On our boat, the two wires you describe as attached to...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,278
Posted By angus99
Governors (who may or may not be boaters) are...

Governors (who may or may not be boaters) are being advised by health experts (who may or may not be boaters) about how to cope with a pandemic that may be the greatest mass health and economic...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 04-01-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,023
Posted By angus99
Depending on the company, Iíve had luck with a...

Depending on the company, Iíve had luck with a complaint to the Better Business Bureau. In normal times, even a lack of communication or getting the runaround would be grounds for a complaint. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,806
Posted By angus99
OK, emphasis on the “sounds fake” part here,...

OK, emphasis on the “sounds fake” part here, based on the mother lode of all fake-sounding tales—the fish story.

My son was beach-fishing by a jetty at Fort Moultrie near Charleston, SC using a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,806
Posted By angus99
When I was a freshman living in a dorm at a small...

When I was a freshman living in a dorm at a small college in PA, my roommate and I heard people chanting and marching in the courtyard below. We joined in and it finally dawned on me that they were...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,220
Posted By angus99
So what have you got against iPad users, RT? I...

So what have you got against iPad users, RT? I canít see many of your attachments either. Self-censorship isnít something I associate with you. And most of us donít have stitches to worry about. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,822
Posted By angus99
Hang in there. Whatís your ground tackle?

Hang in there. Whatís your ground tackle?
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,220
Posted By angus99
Well, itís good to hear that the Dude abides! ...

Well, itís good to hear that the Dude abides! Really glad youíre someplace where the hospitals arenít overwhelmed.

Get well soon, Bill.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,806
Posted By angus99
My parents gave my brother and me $100 not to go....

My parents gave my brother and me $100 not to go. Like fools, we took the money and went to Florida, where we got into more trouble than we’d likely have seen on Max Yasgur’s farm.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,104
Posted By angus99
Canít speak to newer boats, but most Ď80s Defever...

Canít speak to newer boats, but most Ď80s Defever 44s have a 250 gallon aft centerline tank and two 350-gallon saddle tanks. We use the aft tank as our day tank.



Never came close. I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,661
Posted By angus99
Courses for horses, guys. Iíve had enough...

Courses for horses, guys. Iíve had enough experience with bad fuel to know I donít want a repeat. I suspect I may have some fouled injectors from the last batch. I may never get another load of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,661
Posted By angus99
John, we can keep our boat in trim using the...

John, we can keep our boat in trim using the centerline day tank by simply alternating which saddle tank we draw from each morning. If the boat is trimmed side-to-side in the morning, it generally...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By angus99
Larry, the aft head vanity is directly below the...

Larry, the aft head vanity is directly below the galley sink, where Inteed off the supply line. The filters fit nicely under the vanity along with the Purasan and a tangle of plumbing. It took two...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By angus99
Itís an easy install and this line of filters has...

Itís an easy install and this line of filters has excellent ratings. Aquasana has a 50% off sale, but theyíre out of this model. I got mine on Amazon for $125.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By angus99
Geez, you guys make me feel like a slacker! ...

Geez, you guys make me feel like a slacker!

Iíve been doing some hated plumbing projectsóa water filtration system that makes us comfortable with drinking tank wateróand raw/freshwater washdowns...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,377
Posted By angus99
Or have your friend take you out on a good day...

Or have your friend take you out on a good day and enjoy being afflicted.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By angus99
:rofl: Brilliant!

:rofl: Brilliant!
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,377
Posted By angus99
Hey, ASD, my mini-rant wasnít for you. I wrote...

Hey, ASD, my mini-rant wasnít for you. I wrote it earlier this morning and it didnít send due to a bad connection. When I finally got to better service, off it went. By then, you had posted. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,377
Posted By angus99
The solution for us is a day-sailer. Theyíre...

The solution for us is a day-sailer. Theyíre relatively cheap and trailerable . . . there when weíre ready for a sailing fix and easy to put away when weíre ready to get back to comfortable boating....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-23-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,736
Posted By angus99
High praise from the master, RT. Thanks. ...

High praise from the master, RT. Thanks.

The story about my uncle is true; the photo was not my uncle. (just a distant cousin.)
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