Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: sbman
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-27-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By sbman
The 712 can function with a Cerbo GX the same as...

The 712 can function with a Cerbo GX the same as a smartshunt, that's the configuration I have on my boat. The 20 watt idle load figure from Victron is conservative, I've seen 3000VA units that are...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-30-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By sbman
Not having to tip at all is even easier. $40 for...

Not having to tip at all is even easier. $40 for a brush is insignificant within the scope of a paint job and getting the best brush for the job would certainly be worth it.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 12-29-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,298
Posted By sbman
I have been mainly working on interior...

I have been mainly working on interior refurbishment projects and small upgrades to lights and electronics. A recent afternoon was spent installing a vinyl floor (100% vinyl) in the aft head. The...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 12-29-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,298
Posted By sbman
A recent evening on the mooring. ...

A recent evening on the mooring.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KbQCgZf/1/242dd8b8/L/i-KbQCgZf-L.jpg
Forum: General Maintenance 12-29-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By sbman
I painted my boat with Alexseal this year using...

I painted my boat with Alexseal this year using the no tip additive.

I used these rollers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0168S0NAE

I tried the Mohair rollers that Andy uses and no...
Forum: Grand Banks 12-29-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,601
Posted By sbman
Not exactly. The blower is used to push fresh...

Not exactly. The blower is used to push fresh air into the cylinders on every stroke. The block has a built in airbox into which the blower's output is directed. When the piston reaches the bottom...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-29-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
I wanted to know who and what rule/law is in...

I wanted to know who and what rule/law is in place in situations like this. My wording and explanation of what happened took center stage though instead of the point of the post.



Yes it's...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-28-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,928
Posted By sbman
I'm a programmer, but... it is an easy way to get...

I'm a programmer, but... it is an easy way to get a bunch of data into Grafana which is a very nice charting and display tool.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,322
Posted By sbman
Unfortunately there is really only one player in...

Unfortunately there is really only one player in the android tablet market, especially the large format models. Samsung.

Your choice is between their three large format models.


Galaxy Tab...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-21-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
I'm sure the sailboat captain felt he had plenty...

I'm sure the sailboat captain felt he had plenty of steerage and no need for concern. I seriously doubt he meant to get tangled up with a bunch of boats. A variety of actions would have prevented it,...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-21-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
It's a factual statement, not a challenge or...

It's a factual statement, not a challenge or judgement. The run up to this area from the direction he was coming is a mile long, all suitable anchorage, in fact it's a designated 'day use' anchorage...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-21-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
He did side tie his dinghy later, but his...

He did side tie his dinghy later, but his attentions were divided between dealing with his dinghy and drifting into moored boats. His intention was not to catch a ball, the captain doesn't have a...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-21-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
Please enlighten me on how I could have offered a...

Please enlighten me on how I could have offered a hand.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-21-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
This was a 28-30 foot sailboat. It may or may not...

This was a 28-30 foot sailboat. It may or may not have had onboard propulsion, if it did, no attempt was made to use it. The captain left a designated anchorage in calm weather with no forecast for...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-20-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
No maybes. I certainly can't represent the...

No maybes. I certainly can't represent the captains side of the story. I saw what I saw, a captain choosing to sail with little to no wind. He had all the time in the world to throw the hook down...
Forum: Power Systems 12-20-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,486
Posted By sbman
Thanks for the link! I think that the idea is for...

Thanks for the link! I think that the idea is for it to be a simple replacement for rowing. It's more expensive than I would guessed though at about $1700 USD.
...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-20-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,614
Posted By sbman
Pinball - Mooring field style

On Saturday morning I was out on deck doing some maintenance and fussing with things when I noticed a sail boat approaching the mooring field at one knot or less. It was dead calm, flat water. The...
Forum: Power Systems 12-20-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,486
Posted By sbman
A few months back I saw an advertisement for what...

A few months back I saw an advertisement for what was basically an electric sculling oar, it had a prop at the end of it instead of a paddle, and the batteries were self contained in the tube/handle....
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,308
Posted By sbman
You gave it a great try! I spent several...

You gave it a great try!

I spent several MONTHS fussing with my shafts/couplers/stuffing boxes while on the hard, a real pain. Would have been much faster to cut everything off and have all new...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-20-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By sbman
I would not use half of a 24V bank for anything. ...

I would not use half of a 24V bank for anything. I would either find a motor shop and have my spare windlass motor rewound for 24V, then swap it in; or run it off the house bank. A 24V rewind would...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-20-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,182
Posted By sbman
The assumption that the shaft will come out of...

The assumption that the shaft will come out of the coupler with anything short of a puller/press on the end of it (after disconnecting from the trans) is a big one. It might but it's more likely not...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-13-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By sbman
Looks to me like a 'diagonally' wired bank. The...

Looks to me like a 'diagonally' wired bank. The idea is to pull negative off one end of the parallel bank and positive off the other end to help balance current flow through all the batteries. How...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-13-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By sbman
The main thing I would recommend is to wait. If...

The main thing I would recommend is to wait. If the refit is extensive and will take a long time don't buy electronics until you are near the finish line. You can do all your power wiring,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-13-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,963
Posted By sbman
I've thought about that, but main issue I see...

I've thought about that, but main issue I see with it is that there is no "standard" for panel size, so your frame becomes intimately connected to the panels with no replacement options. As soon as...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-13-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,407
Posted By sbman
If you haven't seen it, you might look at...

If you haven't seen it, you might look at 'Sampson Boat Company' on youtube. He is doing a restoration of an old wooden sailing boat, and his youtube channel does not employ any of the tactics...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012