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Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,272
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Did you give consideration to making up your own...

Did you give consideration to making up your own hose instead? Easily done in most cases using standard copper or even plastic fittings to make the bends instead of having to spend $120 for the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,272
Posted By foggysail
I have a 1990 40' Silverton aft cabin with a pair...

I have a 1990 40' Silverton aft cabin with a pair of 454s. We purchased the boat after 25 years at 4-6K in my old reliable Hunter 30 sailboat.

Yes--- we had years of experience cruising very...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-23-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,818
Posted By foggysail
I have 4 Canadian 395 watt panels with a Victor...

I have 4 Canadian 395 watt panels with a Victor 100-50 controller. My panels are wired to two parallel pairs in series which gets my solar voltage up to around 70VDC. My batterbank consists of 8 6V...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-11-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By foggysail
Yeah——yeah—-7’’ or the world will go up in smoke!...

Yeah——yeah—-7’’ or the world will go up in smoke! Not 8’’ or 10’’ or…..geez, is there even a fuse in the circuit? In past years I only met one person who insisted on 7’’ minimum and that had...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-10-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By foggysail
Solar panels are current limited eliminating the...

Solar panels are current limited eliminating the need over current protection. Now as to ‘’7 inches’’ from battery to an overload protection device, nonsense! ABYC would be better recommending that...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-10-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,305
Posted By foggysail
Yes Dave, IMHO you are absolutely correct!!!...

Yes Dave, IMHO you are absolutely correct!!! Solar panels are current sources and have zero problems working directly into a short circuit. ABYC states somewhere a fuse should be 18 inches from the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,981
Posted By foggysail
I use latex gloves and a paper/plastic cup filled...

I use latex gloves and a paper/plastic cup filled with varying amounts of distilled water. Also wear glasses. I have enough trouble keeping track of my battery hydrometer without trying to locate...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-29-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,149
Posted By foggysail
I had trouble identifying the transformer's...

I had trouble identifying the transformer's terminals as related to the schematic. I do have one comment however and that is in normal wiring, the ''white wire'' it the GROUNDED CONDUCTOR and is...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-24-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By foggysail
I AGREE! If the OP has enough storage space, he...

I AGREE! If the OP has enough storage space, he would be wise to check used inexpensive walking foot machines on Ebay.
Forum: General Maintenance 11-04-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,829
Posted By foggysail
I don't remember Prop Speed's cost other than...

I don't remember Prop Speed's cost other than when I last looked I thought it expensive at least more money than I wanted to spend on the stuff. So I sought out a different solution.

My first...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 10-29-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By foggysail
You should not mix the anode metals. I suggest...

You should not mix the anode metals. I suggest you consider aluminum rather than zinc. Auminum is less expensive and aluminum has about twice the electron life as that of zinc.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-28-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,924
Posted By foggysail
You mentioned that the AC outputs were already...

You mentioned that the AC outputs were already connected. If the AC's so called neutral (grounded conductor) was connected to the boat's bonding system at the time you were connecting the DC to the...
Forum: Grand Banks 10-27-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By foggysail
Personally, I would avoid anything that could...

Personally, I would avoid anything that could cause maintenance headaches and teak certainly is in the headache category. Good luck................
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-27-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By foggysail
I shopped for insurance last year when my policy...

I shopped for insurance last year when my policy doubled in cost. The lowest price policy I could find was from Geico BUT they required a fresh survey which would have cost about $1K. In your case,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-27-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By foggysail
I don't know what our brass marine clock's name...

I don't know what our brass marine clock's name on the boat is other than Wifey spent a lot of money for it and was battery-powered. It included a chime/bell sound for whatever reason a marine clock...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By foggysail
I have posted on this topic before. If your...

I have posted on this topic before. If your inverter is an inexpensive device commonly sold for vehicle use you need to be very careful. if you wire the inverter's so called grounded conductor...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-20-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,872
Posted By foggysail
It is far more than ''some,'' it is many who are...

It is far more than ''some,'' it is many who are in a ''no income'' situation or at best a minimum income. This forces a major change in lifestyle.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,023
Posted By foggysail
I agree. Did a Google and found there is bunch of...

I agree. Did a Google and found there is bunch of drawers out there, at least one for about 700. But I would go with a larger unit if space is available
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,023
Posted By foggysail
I suggest as others have to avoid spending big...

I suggest as others have to avoid spending big bucks for refrigeration/freezers for your boat. I firmly believe that spending the big bucks for a 12V so called marine fridge/freezer is beyond my...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,130
Posted By foggysail
How can politics be avoided when it comes to...

How can politics be avoided when it comes to discussing oil prices? Politics will certainly be affected because price impacts everybody's life.
Forum: Liveaboards 10-13-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,872
Posted By foggysail
RIGHT ON Tiltrider!!! Houses are hard to...

RIGHT ON Tiltrider!!!

Houses are hard to come by. And no docking fees to contend with while living in it. But to each his own, I prefer our boat to be a summer camp on the water.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-13-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,224
Posted By foggysail
I had a similar experience from Massachusetts for...

I had a similar experience from Massachusetts for my old sailboat almost 10 years after purchase. I received a notice from the State demanding proof I paid the sales tax.

I called the collection...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-11-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,224
Posted By foggysail
Time to go to bed for rest. Tomorrow is going to...

Time to go to bed for rest. Tomorrow is going to be a long day searching for subsidies. Damn!!! Poverty sucks.............or at least that is what friends tell me. Good night Dan!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-11-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,224
Posted By foggysail
No IRS worries here! I am trying to find a path...

No IRS worries here! I am trying to find a path to as many government subsidies as possible. Heck, Bernie is my friend. I DEMAND EQUAL EQUITY, to heck with that old bull poop of equal opportunity....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-11-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By foggysail
I highly recommend you research using a half...

I highly recommend you research using a half bridge such as a silver-silver chloride and actually MEASURE the voltages between it and EVERY bonded ground on the boat.

I use a single divers plate...
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