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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-28-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Tom.B
Okay thanks yall (for the record, I totally...

Okay thanks yall (for the record, I totally forgot I posted this and havenít checked here in a few days... sorry)

Okay, so I will fuse each box of batteries and not use individual switches. There...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-26-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Tom.B
Battery Banks and Switches

I am planning an upgrade to our battery system (again). I am moving the switches and fuses to the main cabin so they are accessible in the cabin without requiring a trip into the engine room to...
Forum: Covid-19 03-23-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Tom.B
Renovating downstairs bathroom and starting on...

Renovating downstairs bathroom and starting on the kitchen.
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and eating
Forum: General Maintenance 03-03-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,670
Posted By Tom.B
Everyone should do it themselves at least once....

Everyone should do it themselves at least once. You will learn quickly if you want to do it again or pay a professional.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,413
Posted By Tom.B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cCRRFi1aA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cCRRFi1aA
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,985
Posted By Tom.B
Honestly............ Learn to sail. :-D

Honestly............ Learn to sail. :-D
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,824
Posted By Tom.B
See Post #4 :D

See Post #4 :D
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
Not to take away from this post because those are...

Not to take away from this post because those are pretty good numbers... BUT... The Acebeam W30 (which is actually out of production while they update it) can put a 10' dot on a target that is 2.5...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-28-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
I am NOT planning on relocating the batteries....

I am NOT planning on relocating the batteries. Only the switches, charging, and some fusing.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-28-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
Expense mainly... plus they don't have...

Expense mainly... plus they don't have 1/2/both/off options.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-28-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
Not going to remote switches... this is a...

Not going to remote switches... this is a RELOCATION of existing ones.
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
Add: Nitecore Thrunite Lumintop Acebeam

Add:
Nitecore
Thrunite
Lumintop
Acebeam
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-27-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
One of the underlying issues is that I would need...

One of the underlying issues is that I would need at least two, but probably four to switch my rig (because they donít make a 1/2/off/both version). At $200 a pop, I might as well just replace all...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
I want a POWERFUL LED Flashlight

My fave headlamp is a Wowtech A2S

WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 6 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
That is a beast of a light! I would love to play...

That is a beast of a light! I would love to play with one, but the practicality of it and how hot it can get are a bit limiting. Still... fun to dream about. :socool:
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
I wouldnít limit yourself. Spare rechargeable...

I wouldnít limit yourself. Spare rechargeable batteries are not expensive (even competitive with single use alkalines) and you donít have to chuck them in the dump after a single use. Even so, there...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
Some of the best, for sure.

Some of the best, for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
I have never owned a GEO Metro either, but I know...

I have never owned a GEO Metro either, but I know they are junk. Look... the technology is old and the claims on the site are overstated. Learn a little more about higher end flashlights and you will...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
For the record, Marinebeams are pretty much junk....

For the record, Marinebeams are pretty much junk. More advertising hype than substance. There are so many better lights for the same, or less, money that don't drag you down with 2 or 3 heavy D-cell...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,809
Posted By Tom.B
You are in luck... If there is a "golden age" of...

You are in luck... If there is a "golden age" of flashlights, we are in it. There is a huge subculture of flashlight enthusiasts, of which I am a part-time member of. there are some very powerful...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-25-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
Battery Cable Butt Connectors

Welding wire is fine... but we wonít get into that now. That is not the basis of my question. I wanted to know if a proper butt connector had any demonstrative affects on the capacity or safety of a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-23-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
I admit it... I like big butts and I can not lie.

I admit it... I like big butts and I can not lie.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tom.B
This... OMG sooooo much this!!! As an ex-mod...

This... OMG sooooo much this!!! As an ex-mod here, I can tell you that there is so much behind the scenes... you can't even imagine.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-22-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
Agreed... proper sizing, implementing, and...

Agreed... proper sizing, implementing, and securing of a butt connector SEEMS like it would be nearly as strong as the cable itself. I will probably order a few, do a couple of test ones, and see how...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tom.B
Honestly... That sounds... umm... very messy....

Honestly... That sounds... umm... very messy. :blush: But stanger things have happens :)
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