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Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,543
Posted By theran5317
CCA, is an automotive industry standard test SAE...

CCA, is an automotive industry standard test SAE J537, that measures how long a battery can sustain a measured current draw at either 0degF or -20degF, before dropping below 7.2volts. Something very...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,543
Posted By theran5317
All of this discussion about CCA gets me...

All of this discussion about CCA gets me laughing.:lol:

Does anybody remember the Sears Die-hard battery commercials done during the winter in International Falls, Minnesota? That is where CCA...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-15-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 141,466
Posted By theran5317
Be interesting to know how the guages are...

Be interesting to know how the guages are calibrated. These are reading -0.93, with a forcast of -1.5 ??

https://water.weather.gov/resources/hydrographs/wasn4_record.png

According to the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,251
Posted By theran5317
I found this link for making your own EAA...

I found this link for making your own

EAA Video Player - Your Source for Aviation Videos (https://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=595068183001)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-20-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By theran5317
If the breaker truly is one of these types, the...

If the breaker truly is one of these types, the reversed polarity trip coil will add another thing to check.

Someone please keep correcting me if I'm wrong on this. (my newbie boating...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-19-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By theran5317
Single breaker = 110V Double breaker = 220V...

Single breaker = 110V
Double breaker = 220V (110*2)

You have 2 wires coming into the panel, you need a breaker for each leg, hence the double breaker. Half of your double breaker might be...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 09-06-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,063
Posted By theran5317
Do you really want to do this?? Doesn't...

Do you really want to do this??

Doesn't this just advertise that the boat has been left unattended??
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,295
Posted By theran5317
Please check the difference between SALES tax and...

Please check the difference between SALES tax and USE tax. If I'm not mistaken, your above quotes are related to the SALES tax - not the USE tax.
Forum: Power Systems 08-15-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,783
Posted By theran5317
Think of it as head vs volume. My guess would be...

Think of it as head vs volume. My guess would be that having more impellor vanes would allow a higher head pressure, with lower volume. More vanes take up the space that water should occupy. Also...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 08-15-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,833
Posted By theran5317
I am in charge of maining computers for several...

I am in charge of maining computers for several organizations, and just yesterday found some software loaded on one of these computers that was doing exactly what this OP is seeing.

I tried...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-05-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,943
Posted By theran5317
I've contemplated this same issue for quite a...

I've contemplated this same issue for quite a while. I've had a few higher priority things to experiement with, so have never actually moved on any of the ideas. I have a child with a skin condition...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-26-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 45,840
Posted By theran5317
Love the pictures and conversation - Great help...

Love the pictures and conversation - Great help in keeping me inspired.

Can't wait for the next trip....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-26-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,154
Posted By theran5317
For a simple pressure guage, go to HD, in their...

For a simple pressure guage, go to HD, in their lawn irrigation department, they will have a pressure guage designed to fit on a hose spigot. You can attach this guage to your wash down hose spigot.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-25-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,154
Posted By theran5317
Another thought, check the port going into the...

Another thought, check the port going into the pressure switch to make sure it is not clogged.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,154
Posted By theran5317
There might be pressure on the system, but is it...

There might be pressure on the system, but is it getting up to 45 psi? If it is not, then there is something wrong with the pump that is preventing it from reaching the cut-off pressure. If the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-25-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,154
Posted By theran5317
Is there water coming out of the T&P valve on the...

Is there water coming out of the T&P valve on the water heater? That might indicate that the pressure valve is not functioning. Do you have a pressure guage on the line after the pump? What...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-23-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,073
Posted By theran5317
Adding extra insulation to the exterior of a...

Adding extra insulation to the exterior of a fridge will NOT work if the condensor coil is located directly under the exterior cabinet skin. Some fridge units have the condensor coil located in back...
Forum: Power Systems 07-19-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,679
Posted By theran5317
How come it's always the last thing you check?...

How come it's always the last thing you check? :dance:
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-17-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,111
Posted By theran5317
Depends on the style of the unit. I have a...

Depends on the style of the unit. I have a standalone freezer, and a small dorm fridge that have the condensing tubing just under the exterior shell. Adding extra insulation to the outside shell of...
Forum: Power Systems 07-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By theran5317
:thumb: I like the oil cooler leak, as this is a...

:thumb: I like the oil cooler leak, as this is a low pressure part of the system.
The fluid pressure in the actuator is going to be exremely high, not sure how water would be able to get through the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-09-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,679
Posted By theran5317
I agree with FlyWright, that you need to look at...

I agree with FlyWright, that you need to look at the charge pressure in you accumulator.

Sounds like the pressure is at 30 psi in the accumulator, and that you are stretching the bladder to get...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 45,840
Posted By theran5317
Having grown-up at the upper end of that river, I...

Having grown-up at the upper end of that river, I know what kind of things were in that river in 1971. :trash:

Conditions are a much better now - some things we do correct over time.
Forum: Power Systems 07-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,481
Posted By theran5317
Doesn't always work to spoonfeed someone an...

Doesn't always work to spoonfeed someone an answer all the time. It's great to have someone in the know, step through the methods that are helpful in diagnosing a problem.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-18-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,097
Posted By theran5317
In the fully open and fully closed positions, the...

In the fully open and fully closed positions, the PTFE seals around the ball will keep prevent the contents from getting into the stem. It is during the transaction from open/close and close/open...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,732
Posted By theran5317
Being a sailTUG, wouldn't a row of tires be...

Being a sailTUG, wouldn't a row of tires be better suited? btw, I thought your sailTUG originally came with tires? :lol:
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