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Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,138
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" $1000 plus I don't need that expenditure to...

" $1000 plus
I don't need that expenditure to charge a 24v batt."

The problem is underway at night you need more amps than the existing alt is able to produce.

A 135A large frame truck alt...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,266
Posted By FF
If the source uses the same truck to deliver off...

If the source uses the same truck to deliver off road fuel,and home heating oil, it will probably be winterized as many homes have the oil tank outside.
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By FF
A good oil change will be with hot oil that has...

A good oil change will be with hot oil that has been warm (under load) for long enough for the detergent in the oil to have pulled some of the gunk out of where it settles.

Most of the hot oil...
Forum: Liveaboards Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,726
Posted By FF
As the key is the air tightness you might...

As the key is the air tightness you might experiment with the house window sealing from a box store. Cheap and quick.

Do it inside and outside on all glass , and metal ports.

You can cover most...
Forum: Liveaboards Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By FF
If all you want to do is liveaboard , and have no...

If all you want to do is liveaboard , and have no extensive travel plans the best boat would be one designed and purpose built to do that, a houseboat.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By FF
On launching a woodie , weather new build or...

On launching a woodie , weather new build or stored boat it was normal to leave the boat in the slings o'nite .

Also normal was to get the owner away from the boat and a crew with open topped...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,138
Posted By FF
"I replaced it earlier this year with a...

"I replaced it earlier this year with a continuous rated large frame 70 amp alternator but alas, it to has now died as it didn't like charging the house bank, apparently continuous rated doesn't...
Forum: Power Systems 09-22-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,266
Posted By FF
"Ok, so as I suspected. This is another Aussie...

"Ok, so as I suspected. This is another Aussie rip-off, as we here cannot get a discount for the road tax, or claim it back at tax time. We just have to wear the fact we are paying road user tax on...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-22-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By FF
OK it isn't electric , but the vacuum tank pumps...

OK it isn't electric , but the vacuum tank pumps suck thru the dipstick hole and have many other uses. Store it in a plastic garbage bag, no mess.

Here is one style , there are many to choose...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-22-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By FF
Modern plug in devices do not have the ground...

Modern plug in devices do not have the ground (green wire) connected to the neutral (white wire).


Some overseas mfg might still have the connection ,It will pop a GFI.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,565
Posted By FF
The Sea Swing is a single burner stove that can...

The Sea Swing is a single burner stove that can be powered with a kerosenr Primus , alcohol or with a hand propane bottle.

An expresso pot is fast , and will call when the brew is finished. The...
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-22-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By FF
Harvest moon

Some great shots.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10012433/Stunning-photos-nights-Harve
st-Moon-lit-skies-world.htmla...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By FF
"How big must a boat be before the galley crosses...

"How big must a boat be before the galley crosses the line to being spacious?"

When you must have a hand hold and a plan to move when underway , its spacious.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,791
Posted By FF
"So, how would a gravity head work when the crap...

"So, how would a gravity head work when the crap has to travel horizontally 25 feet to reach the holding tank?'

That's why the builder needs a plan from the boats designer BEFORE the boat is...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-20-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 950
Posted By FF
Should I buy the marine version? NO WAY The...

Should I buy the marine version? NO WAY

The key to working with an alternator is to have the correct cooling fan for the rotation.
Forum: Power Systems 09-20-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,266
Posted By FF
For folks that worry about lubricity a quart of 2...

For folks that worry about lubricity a quart of 2 stroke out board oil in every 100G should solve the hassle.This was tested decades ago when the sulfur was removed.

Otherwise Stanadine sells a...
Forum: Power Systems 09-20-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By FF
"Just don't blow out the lines after using...

"Just don't blow out the lines after using antifreeze, as dried antifreeze residue will be harder to get rid of."

This is very important , keep the pink liquid in the lines . Otherwise when the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,791
Posted By FF
"Price wise you’d find the total installed costs...

"Price wise you’d find the total installed costs to be similar likely, but the reliability of an RV head far outweighs else, "

Even if the RV head cost double , the cost would be made up from...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By FF
In our area Ortona on the Caloosahatchie a few...

In our area Ortona on the Caloosahatchie a few homeowners rent out their dock for storage.

The delight is its a hurricane Hole so the usual precautions about canvass and loose gear have to be...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,052
Posted By FF
Hull speed is always an approximation as it is...

Hull speed is always an approximation as it is when you run out of power to climb your own bow wave.

The bow goes up, the stern goes down and that's as fast as you can go.

At easy cruising...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-19-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By FF
The hassle is to get use out of the cold plate it...

The hassle is to get use out of the cold plate it has to be frozen.

This is at least 10 deg under the melt temperature.

The cold plate system designed to save frozen brine to keep the box...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-19-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,866
Posted By FF
Even a hyd windlass is not built strong enough...

Even a hyd windlass is not built strong enough to rip up a well stuck anchor..

If the boat has a deck mounted chain stopper it should be mounted better than the windlass.

A simple technique...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By FF
Are you looking foe dead boat storage in a...

Are you looking foe dead boat storage in a hurricane hole , or a liveaboard place?
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By FF
Bunks are easier, faster and cheaper to build...

Bunks are easier, faster and cheaper to build than drawers.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10,854
Views: 1,369,323
Posted By FF
If the boat is too large , instead if Master &...

If the boat is too large , instead if Master & Mate , you become cleaning crew.

Scrub a dub , instead of chips & dips and a beverage in the cockpit.
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