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Forum: General Maintenance 10-18-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,691
Posted By tinped
Try black streak remover. You can get it at west...

Try black streak remover. You can get it at west marine, but a lot cheaper at amazon. I used it on my home gutters, when nothing else would work, and they look brand new, It is amazing stuff.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-13-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,375
Posted By tinped
900 gallons a day? Does your boat have U.S.S....

900 gallons a day? Does your boat have U.S.S. before it's name?:lol:
Forum: Liveaboards 06-28-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,320
Posted By tinped
Only as an extra with an upcharge. If you mean...

Only as an extra with an upcharge. If you mean that if you choose to pay for them, then they are indeed included in your bill of sale. If you do not, then they are not included in your bill. Just as...
Forum: Liveaboards 06-28-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,320
Posted By tinped
please explain what you mean by included?

please explain what you mean by included?
Forum: Liveaboards 06-28-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,320
Posted By tinped
Please read a post carefully before you react. I...

Please read a post carefully before you react. I said they don't come from the factory INCLUDED. Yes, you can pay extra to any factory for all kinds of extras, including electronics, watermakers, and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,858
Posted By tinped
I taught USPS courses for fifteen years. It was...

I taught USPS courses for fifteen years. It was one night a week, for whatever term the course demanded. The classes ran for two hours, and would start at 7 pm. The courses are setup so that after...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,858
Posted By tinped
What you are failing to realize is the the power...

What you are failing to realize is the the power squadron instuctors are volunteers,not paid.So,to expect a two ,or three day course is not reasonable.The people have jobs.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By tinped
Fire in Florida Keys Marina

I am hearing first reports of a fire in a Marathon Marina,large enough to shut down the overseas highway.Anyone have any details?:confused:
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 04-03-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,911
Posted By tinped
look at selenes

look at selenes
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 02-22-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,620
Posted By tinped
Called "cruise planning" - Excellent...

Called "cruise planning" - Excellent course
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-22-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By tinped
Contacts on switch gear are normally not dressed...

Contacts on switch gear are normally not dressed with anything. You can use contact cleaner on them, which in my experience is ok, bot normally the issue with contacts ,is a carbon buildup, which if...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-22-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By tinped
https://www.wd40specialist.com/images/product-elec...

https://www.wd40specialist.com/images/product-electrical-contact.png
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 02-19-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,597
Posted By tinped
yes,forgot the hour

yes,forgot the hour
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 02-18-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,597
Posted By tinped
The trawlerfest one is two eight sessions, not...

The trawlerfest one is two eight sessions, not sure what the Annapolis one is.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-18-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By tinped
For anyone interested, here is a good link ...

For anyone interested, here is a good link


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminum_building_wiring
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-18-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By tinped
Yes ,utility co's follow their own standards,and...

Yes ,utility co's follow their own standards,and are not subject to NEC, or local building codes. Originally, back in the eighties, when we did meter pans, we would have to tail off the aluminum...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 02-17-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,597
Posted By tinped
Are the courses in Annapolis more or less...

Are the courses in Annapolis more or less comprehensive than the one offered at trawlerfest, or alternately phrased "If you could only take one,which one? " thankyou
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-17-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By tinped
Yes,neither should have any aluminum components....

Yes,neither should have any aluminum components. It is common for people to see a silver connection ,and think it is aluminum. It is not ,it is what they call copper clad , which I believe is coated...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-17-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By tinped
Aluminum and copper have different rates of...

Aluminum and copper have different rates of expansion, so the connections will eventually loosen. Aluminum wiring only existed for a short period in the late seventies, when there was a copper...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 41,858
Posted By tinped
beautiful,I am excited to see the finished...

beautiful,I am excited to see the finished product!!!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-16-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By tinped
Actually what Mr Lou-tribal would like to use is...

Actually what Mr Lou-tribal would like to use is a mini breaker in the same configuration as you just mentioned. Vibration is definitely not an issue with this setup, as they are commonly used inside...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By tinped
I did notice that there is a go fund me page on...

I did notice that there is a go fund me page on the link posted above.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-16-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By tinped
ah, I was waiting for someone from abyc to help...

ah, I was waiting for someone from abyc to help out on this one. You state that approvals from the necessary testing agencies are in place. Could you please elaborate as to what criteria is different...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-15-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By tinped
I am not even sure if this 1077 has anything at...

I am not even sure if this 1077 has anything at all to do with it, but it was the only thing I noticed that was different. Love to hear what you come up with.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By tinped
Cant help with a particular yard, but on Steve...

Cant help with a particular yard, but on Steve D'antonio's website, he recently wrote a pretty good article on what to look for, and how you should write up the contracts.
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