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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-29-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,818
Posted By Mako
The DC generator sounds intriguing. There are...

The DC generator sounds intriguing. There are more discussions about powering boats fully through the inverters, not the generators, even for high VAC loads. These are generally centered around 48V...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-28-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,818
Posted By Mako
Alex, sounds like a great setup. Some questions: ...

Alex, sounds like a great setup. Some questions:
1) Do you mean the inverters work in parallel, can you switch one off without having to reprogram it?
2) If you had a chance to redo, would you step...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-28-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By Mako
BDalt, Iím exhausted and sweating and my arms...

BDalt, Iím exhausted and sweating and my arms ache, just reading your post of the work to be done!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-27-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,493
Posted By Mako
Ah, I miss the good o' days when I had a big bank...

Ah, I miss the good o' days when I had a big bank of eight 8D's connected to a huge 3kW transformer inverter from (I'm guessing) either WW2 or the Crusades. I ran the heck out of it, barely watered...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-26-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,493
Posted By Mako
Commonly, inverters have their cut-off voltage...

Commonly, inverters have their cut-off voltage set at 10.5 or 21.0 volts. So are you saying your voltage would drop that low? That's really a dramatic discharge.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,083
Posted By Mako
Nordhavn 40: Atlantic Crossing

Agree. Iíve also concluded that for long duration, ocean passages, that both a drogue and a parachute are important safety gear.

I encountered one particular 4 day event where I wish I had a...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-25-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Mako
When I was younger, while my uncle and cousin...

When I was younger, while my uncle and cousin were clamming in Moriches Bay, I would go scuba diving. I remember there was a "ship wreck" out there that I wanted to dive on. Really just an old wooden...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 06-25-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,699
Posted By Mako
Anyone have an update on this boat?

Anyone have an update on this boat?
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,841
Posted By Mako
Seriously, if you can move 1 knot downwind then...

Seriously, if you can move 1 knot downwind then eventually youíll hit land or at least get closer to a shipping lane or something.

Lots of people criticizing and laughing at the guys here who...
Forum: Power Systems 06-23-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,634
Posted By Mako
Mambo, if you really want to ventilate your...

Mambo, if you really want to ventilate your engine room then switch out your engines for a couple of Jimmies. That will get the air flowing [emoji3]
Forum: Grand Banks 06-23-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By Mako
Jim Iíd have to dig through photo albums....

Jim Iíd have to dig through photo albums. Basically though, the elastomeric coating was thick and strong and rubberized (flexes) and 100% effective. The grey color was ugly. So I painted a tan enamel...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-22-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By Mako
My teak decks were left on because they were...

My teak decks were left on because they were structural, but the entire thing was coated with elastomeric. Then painted with sand mixed in. It was perfect!
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,634
Posted By Mako
Mambo, my buddy had a Mainship 34 with twin...

Mambo, my buddy had a Mainship 34 with twin Lehman naturals. Always running hot. So I helped him to install two small bilge blowers, stuck up inside by the opening. We then ducted the blowers...
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,841
Posted By Mako
100% agree. George Buehler used to say the same...

100% agree. George Buehler used to say the same thing... "I'd rather be moving 1 knot downwind, than sitting dead in the ocean" or something like that.
Forum: Power Systems 06-22-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,841
Posted By Mako
That's one hell of an acceleration! :)

That's one hell of an acceleration! :)
Forum: Fuel Check 06-22-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By Mako
Cecil, my impression is that this is a great...

Cecil, my impression is that this is a great experiment for you. That's wonderful. But still, as a test bed and for just foolin'-around, I wouldn't want to blow cash on those extremely overblown...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 06-22-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,245
Posted By Mako
Magnus vs Fins

I've been reading more about Magnus effect and zero speed stabilizers, particularly on the Rotorswing Holland website. Some comments / questions:

First, I love the idea of going with electric...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,493
Posted By Mako
That's right, and if he tosses his money into the...

That's right, and if he tosses his money into the stock market now (say Tesla at $600 and waits till end of year when it returns to $1200), then he'll be laughing all the way to the bank (or discount...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-21-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By Mako
Certainly to each, his own. You can take the...

Certainly to each, his own. You can take the electronic log book idea a step further and install a voyage data recorder, a black box. To me however, sailing the seas has a huge romanticist element to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11,835
Views: 1,587,867
Posted By Mako
Hmm, I was hoping you'd say you passed some...

Hmm, I was hoping you'd say you passed some natives in dugout canoes. Oh well, I guess it's not 1922 after all.

Good to see Chevron is refining fuel for us. Ha
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,493
Posted By Mako
Certainly would like to know what it eventually...

Certainly would like to know what it eventually sells for. I think the owner is in for a shock, and each month that the Fed raises rates, the boating market softens even more.

Perhaps we should...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-21-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Mako
Love this classic book, especially back then when...

Love this classic book, especially back then when I had sold my complicated cruiser and was seriously contemplating building a simple, steel vessel.

But it's not quite as relevant to me anymore....
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11,835
Views: 1,587,867
Posted By Mako
Art, what a wonderful experience, being on a...

Art, what a wonderful experience, being on a major waterway in California and feeling like you were cruising a hundred years ago
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 06-20-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By Mako
Word! Joking aside, "sticking to a schedule"...

Word!

Joking aside, "sticking to a schedule" almost killed me in a late Spring storm off Oregon
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-20-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Mako
@syjos and I working things out, but if it's...

@syjos and I working things out, but if it's still available I'll notify. Thanks.
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