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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-13-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By sdowney717
I have 2 Duracell 12vdc lead acid marine...

I have 2 Duracell 12vdc lead acid marine batteries from Sam's club for one house bank. They are about 2 years old. Left on a 12vdc cabin light, we had a storm that disconnected the shore cable from...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-27-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,945
Posted By sdowney717
I use openCPN and free NOAA charts, also have...

I use openCPN and free NOAA charts, also have cmap 2011, it is very good.
With NOAA charts, opencpn has to convert them before viewing, so if you run the conversion for them all at one time, then...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,578
Posted By sdowney717
You can make a battery from wet dirt using...

You can make a battery from wet dirt using electrodes pounded into the ground. But the power output is too small to power an engine meaningfully.
Forum: Covid-19 04-27-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,516
Posted By sdowney717
My first link has info on why the lockdown is...

My first link has info on why the lockdown is hurting more than helping and it mentions hospital use. And doctors are fools if they want to use ventilators as the CDC guidance is to not use them,...
Forum: Covid-19 04-27-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,516
Posted By sdowney717
What will change is corona virus fatigue. You can...

What will change is corona virus fatigue. You can not keep cooped up healthy people for longer than a month or so, which is why you see the demonstrations, and why you see lockdowns being lifted....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-24-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By sdowney717
The supply wires on mine are only spiraled where...

The supply wires on mine are only spiraled where they exit the ceiling, inside the framework, the wires are not spiraled. They did it to leave extra long wires to connect up the motors, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By sdowney717
Sure it may not be legal, but I doubt the...

Sure it may not be legal, but I doubt the government will shoot people or prosecute for looting or theft seeing the current situation. This is not the USA, it is like a war zone in a third wold...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By sdowney717
They are considered shipwrecks by the locals, and...

They are considered shipwrecks by the locals, and then fair game for salvage for whatever they can get from those wrecks. Which is probably a good thing, gets rid of some of the junk and the native...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-22-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By sdowney717
It seems to me, the rope will be fine, I have...

It seems to me, the rope will be fine, I have some old ropes as dock lines, 3/4" nylon, and they are fine.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-22-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,593
Posted By sdowney717
Never seize is a loose bound oily mix with...

Never seize is a loose bound oily mix with aluminum powder. I cant imagine it would stay on. Hydrocarbons are slowly metabolized by bacteria, anything greasy on the hull eventually dissipates. The...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-21-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,593
Posted By sdowney717
I dont think Vaseline gives off loose oils. The...

I dont think Vaseline gives off loose oils. The cartridge of marine grease I have is a limey green color, it is very waterproof. I ought to do a test in a tub., or slick up a pole and put it in the...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-21-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,593
Posted By sdowney717
Vasoline sounds good, does not wash off with...

Vasoline sounds good, does not wash off with water, barnacles wont like it. I have thought of using waterproof marine grease too. Vasoline I think would be far cheaper to try.

Do you think a boat...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-20-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,340
Posted By sdowney717
Sure it could be used. Something just as good...

Sure it could be used.
Something just as good and cheaper, Minwax gloss polyurethane. It will harden and adhere the crazing together as a glue. I used this on my 1970 thin fiberglass over wood which...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,932
Posted By sdowney717
In the Bahamas are no safe harbors. Looks like...

In the Bahamas are no safe harbors. Looks like few moved their boat to Florida which is only slightly safer harbors, I see lots of damaged boats where major storms come ashore, so even in the US, few...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,932
Posted By sdowney717
you would have to watch it to see where he gets...

you would have to watch it to see where he gets these numbers.

Yet wars kill far more people than storms, as in since 2015, 90,000 have died in Yemen, a place most in the US could not even place...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,932
Posted By sdowney717
I read his blog, he was lucky to get out alive......

I read his blog, he was lucky to get out alive...
There may be 40,000 dead on both islands.
I think his estimate too high. There were also many undocumented people, like haitians there and those...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,084
Posted By sdowney717
IT really does not matter until your drawing...

IT really does not matter until your drawing closer or over the amp rating of the wire. 30 amp breaker wont trip at 31 amps, at least it takes quite a while to trip off. I did a test on my twin 30...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-14-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By sdowney717
I have thought a keel cooler a great idea, but I...

I have thought a keel cooler a great idea, but I changed my mind due to marine fouling.
Just my own view though.
Boats in some areas just love to grow so much on their hulls, it seems impractical...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,235
Posted By sdowney717
They did not post a watch, so were in violation. ...

They did not post a watch, so were in violation.

https://ktla.com/2019/09/12/preliminary-ntsb-report-on-deadly-boat-fire-off-santa-cruz-island-expected-thursday/

Management failure, or no one...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By sdowney717
Hurrican Dorian caused 100 foot waves off NewFoundland

https://globalnews.ca/news/5882144/newfoundland-rogue-wave-hurricane-dorian/

Person in charge of the ocean buoy verifies the truth of this and also says when they retrieve all the data, may show...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,283
Posted By sdowney717
Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User -...

Reset of MMSI for DSC Radio by End User - CONTINUOUSWAVE (https://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2676)
Some you can change with email help.
Some only make you pay shipping, thats ok, some...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-05-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,408
Posted By sdowney717
Actually white vinegar soaking works best, even...

Actually white vinegar soaking works best, even better if vinegar is hot.
Vinegar dissolves corrosion. Totally submerge the part.
Vinegar will easily enter the small spaces, but since you greased...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By sdowney717
Setup camera with your own intranet on the boat,...

Setup camera with your own intranet on the boat, maybe just use a wireless router? No internet needed?

And how good is the night vision? The dash cams, some show amazing night vision now.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-03-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,501
Posted By sdowney717
I have an older Lectra San. It works fine. Has...

I have an older Lectra San. It works fine. Has the meter and hand dial. I do add salt but its automatic by way of a shunt valve. I have a 10 gallon cooler plumbed to an adjustable PVC valve, every...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 30,333
Posted By sdowney717
Leaving your home, means its difficult to get...

Leaving your home, means its difficult to get back to it. they wont let you back home for days.

My brother, wife, kids and parents all live in Myrtle Beach. But not right on the shore. Last I...
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