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Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By JDCAVE
That certainly looks like it. The one in the...

That certainly looks like it. The one in the water matches the location.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By JDCAVE
Roche Point Bronze Plug.

So itís a datum for tidal heights? It definitely looks to be bronze.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By JDCAVE
Roche Point Bronze Plug.

We discovered a bronze plug in a rock at Roche Point.

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Does this mark a horizontal datum?

Jim
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-22-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By JDCAVE
Why? Properly maintained an on a float charge...

Why? Properly maintained an on a float charge they can last 8 years. I use 2 to start the main. I will replace them shortly but they start the main promptly. I have another for the Genny and itís on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,175
Posted By JDCAVE
John's advice (Golden Dawn) is good. I've been...

John's advice (Golden Dawn) is good. I've been through the Dent/Gillard/Yuculta complex many times (and once in pea-soup fog). I ALWAYS time my transit for Slack at the Dents, even if it means...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-30-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,755
Posted By JDCAVE
Do experts recommend separate inverters and chargers?

We have a Magnum MS-2812 and have found it reliable. Now, we leave the inverter switched to ďoffĒ unless required or we are travelling. We are principally a DC boat using up to 250 amps per day at 12...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,054
Posted By JDCAVE
435 watts of panels. Blues Sky solar Burst MPPT...

435 watts of panels. Blues Sky solar Burst MPPT controller. 10 T-105ís cabled at 12 VDC.

We are primarily a 12 VDC boat, with fridge and freezer units running at 12 VDC. As such the inverter is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-27-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By JDCAVE
Steve: Thanks for input on this topic! Jim

Steve: Thanks for input on this topic!

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,690
Posted By JDCAVE
Inside Passage Butedale update

Currents at the dock at Butedale can be quite challenging when docking, so be aware of that. Water is good when available. There was a caretaker at the dock in past years. We tied up there several...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-01-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,655
Posted By JDCAVE
The seller who sold us our panels was adamant...

The seller who sold us our panels was adamant that we have breakers between the panels (425 watts total) and the MPPT controller. He was following code for house installations. They are occasionally...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-19-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,874
Posted By JDCAVE
Find a good starter motor/alternator shop and...

Find a good starter motor/alternator shop and talk to them for a start. There is a good one local to me (Brighouse Electric) and their advice and help along the way has been invaluable to me.

Jim
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-18-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,072
Posted By JDCAVE
I have used 4200 to hold the centre mounts onto...

I have used 4200 to hold the centre mounts onto FRP on my skiff. Iím not a fan of the cable ties with the screw mounts. Too much play. I cut the ties flush and parallel to the mounts.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,068
Posted By JDCAVE
Golly Hippo! We were in your shoes 10 years ago...

Golly Hippo! We were in your shoes 10 years ago when we took our first bare boat charters and before we bought Phoenix Hunter. Pam gained a lot of confidence when she took a ďWomen and BoatingĒ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,493
Posted By JDCAVE
Öand then there are the increased costs of a new...

Öand then there are the increased costs of a new build that are inevitable right now. That will result in continued support for the used market. Lots to think about.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,527
Posted By JDCAVE
Scratching head? How does it take 5 weeks to...

Scratching head? How does it take 5 weeks to travel from California to Seattle? Is it coming by mule train?

Jim
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-13-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,626
Posted By JDCAVE
Garmin makes marine stuff? I didnít know that. I...

Garmin makes marine stuff? I didnít know that. I thought they just made GPSís for cars? [emoji57]

My Furuno open array radar is 20 years old and Furuno still supports it.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,514
Posted By JDCAVE
Your Opinion? - Fuel Polishing or Multi-Stage Racor

OCDiver, KOliver and Twisted Tree all make good pointsÖ

The PO replace the two original tanks with 4 aluminum ones with inspection ports. He also installed an ESI fuel polishing system.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By JDCAVE
I wish it was $3.30 a gallon here. Itís...

I wish it was $3.30 a gallon here. Itís $1.89/litre Cdn at gas stations. Nasty! Not sure what it is at the dock, but it typically is close to land prices. I should have filled in August.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,777
Posted By JDCAVE
Actually no. If itís a bacteria, itís a bacteria,...

Actually no. If itís a bacteria, itís a bacteria, not an animal! Sorry Steve! ;-)

Jim, retired biologist.
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,777
Posted By JDCAVE
Mix auto transmission fluid in diesel fuel?

From the above document, this is interesting:

ďFUELS FOR MARINE DIESEL ENGINES A variety of fuels are available for marine diesel engines. There is a set of four marine distillate fuels, some of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,777
Posted By JDCAVE
Mix auto transmission fluid in diesel fuel?

I have read this document several times. Full of good information:

https://www.chevron.com/-/media/chevron/operations/documents/diesel-fuel-tech-review.pdf

Pages 89-98 covers diesel additives....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-30-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,689
Posted By JDCAVE
Have you thought about Coastal Explorer? If in...

Have you thought about Coastal Explorer? If in Canada and the US that might be sufficient and considerably cheaper. TT could advise.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,841
Posted By JDCAVE
Compact Vacuum Cleaner?

We have a small Stanley shop vac with a brush attachment and a small cheap upright Hoover for carpets. The combination is adequate. We run the Hoover on the Inverter when traveling.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,075
Posted By JDCAVE
3 weeks in Gwaii Haanas. No dock, shore power, or...

3 weeks in Gwaii Haanas. No dock, shore power, or store. There was a dock with fresh water but no shore access. We were down to our last bulb of garlic.

Trip of a lifetime.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,115
Posted By JDCAVE
Iíve got a Magma. Itís a POS. Iíve heard good...

Iíve got a Magma. Itís a POS. Iíve heard good things about the little Weber.

Jim
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