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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-30-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By Maerin
Set the battery parameters to the manufacturer's...

Set the battery parameters to the manufacturer's spec for your batteries. It can be considerably different than the canned settings. I'm with David, run the genset in the morning to get the bulk...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-17-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By Maerin
Is it normal? Normal can be a lot of things. ...

Is it normal? Normal can be a lot of things.

It's not a method you'll find mentioned in the ABYC standards, which are pretty complete regarding installation of thru-hulls.

There's not much...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,277
Posted By Maerin
We've been living aboard since 2008, we sold the...

We've been living aboard since 2008, we sold the house in 2014. We have stuff in storage- some tools I thought I couldn't part with, some furniture we should have left behind, and some family stuff...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,319
Posted By Maerin
You should have no trouble chasing the threads...

You should have no trouble chasing the threads with a NPT tap. Chase the threads, work the tap back & forth, your objective is to sort of polish the thread surfaces. Blow out the debris with...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,934
Posted By Maerin
No Brainer. You have a slim chance of picking the...

No Brainer. You have a slim chance of picking the package that any prospective buyer would prefer, disclose it and let them have the fun picking.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-24-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Maerin
As of today, very limited availability until...

As of today, very limited availability until after the 1st of the year. Bruce indicated they're at about 98% occupancy. Some smaller slips available, none for our requirements (16W 47L 5D) Arrivals...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-24-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Maerin
We did the St. Johns in 2018, no problems in our...

We did the St. Johns in 2018, no problems in our 5' draft, it gets skinny on some of the lakes, but really a non-issue. There are plenty of places to provision, lots of Old Florida charm, we had no...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-24-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,786
Posted By Maerin
CO is carbon monoxide, it's poisonous. CO2 is...

CO is carbon monoxide, it's poisonous. CO2 is carbon dioxide, it's not nearly as harmful, however it CAN cause suffocation if there's enough of it to displace the oxygen that the human machine...
Forum: Power Systems 10-23-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Maerin
5" to the water lift muffler, 6" out to the...

5" to the water lift muffler, 6" out to the tailpipe. 180HP
But why ask? Design yours for YOUR application.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,543
Posted By Maerin
No wire brush. Use a scotchbrite wheel....

No wire brush. Use a scotchbrite wheel....
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 10-21-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,319
Posted By Maerin
^^^^ This ^^^^ Precisely right. Move the...

^^^^ This ^^^^


Precisely right. Move the filter to where it belongs, your problem will resolve itself.



Clean up the piping and wiring.
Add a check valve in the tee'd line to the pump-...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By Maerin
Same problem. I took a different approach, I took...

Same problem. I took a different approach, I took a couple of pieces of extruded polystyrene and shaped them into discs to match the OD of the float, then used light shrink tube to make about a 2"...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By Maerin
His Selene is one that's configured as mine is,...

His Selene is one that's configured as mine is, with no vent penetrations direct to seaward, other than thru-hulls, all of which are equipped with thru hull valves. The engine room air vents, fresh...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-20-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,513
Posted By Maerin
So, what's the big advantage? Soldered...

So, what's the big advantage? Soldered connections do not meet ABYC standards except under a very few specific applications, and not the applications for which these devices are designed, so why use...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-20-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,505
Posted By Maerin
You'd be apoplectic in the Bahamas, where we...

You'd be apoplectic in the Bahamas, where we routinely anchor with 2ft under the keel, travel across the bank with 1-1/2 ft under the keel. We had west coast owners join the group at our 2011 Selene...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-20-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Maerin
You indicate that your system is equipped with...

You indicate that your system is equipped with 50A breakers. If the cabling is #6, you may not have as much problem converting to a 240V/50A cable as some have suggested. There are so many variables...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,389
Posted By Maerin
True. Think back to “close calls” in parking...

True.
Think back to “close calls” in parking lots. Restricted visibility backing out. Backing in you effectively block traffic, reducing risk of a vehicle speeding down the traffic lane. You must be...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 10-15-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Maerin
Very cool looking faucets! Hope you can keep them...

Very cool looking faucets! Hope you can keep them functional.
I’ve restored vintage faucets in old mansions, it’s very very challenging to bring function to old stuff particularly if they’re very...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-13-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,227
Posted By Maerin
^^^ Bitch wings. Anchoring 101. Start...

^^^ Bitch wings. Anchoring 101.



Start with your ground tackle. If it's robust, good. If it's marginal, make it robust. We started with a knockoff claw and a Delta Quickset. They both sucked....
Forum: General Maintenance 10-13-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,710
Posted By Maerin
It may help to get as much old material removed...

It may help to get as much old material removed as you can, do a quick sand with 80 grit, then use a strong stripper to loosen the finish that remains. I used a carbide scraper, it works well with...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Maerin
If you're taking on municipal water, it's...

If you're taking on municipal water, it's chlorinated, and will typically have about 2ppm of chlorine residual. That takes care of any pathogens that it may encounter. If your tank is clean, there's...
Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Maerin
The key typically stays in the slot in the pump....

The key typically stays in the slot in the pump. Just be careful to try to keep it centered when removing it.

There's a timing pin just next to the pump. It's spring loaded, it will only drop...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-11-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,513
Posted By Maerin
There's no mechanical joint, they don't meet ABYC...

There's no mechanical joint, they don't meet ABYC standards. There are few instances where soldering is acceptable in ABYC standards, a butt splice isn't one of them. (Certain main battery terminals...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By Maerin
Neoprene and petroleum products in general...

Neoprene and petroleum products in general (diesel) don't play well together.

Nitrile, Buna-N, as mvweebles said. Like Vaseline with O-rings. Bad combo if the O-rings are not petroleum...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-09-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By Maerin
Keep in mind that insulating won't prevent...

Keep in mind that insulating won't prevent freezing in a tank exposed to freezing conditions. It may slow the process, but without a source of heat, it'll eventually freeze, insulation...
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