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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:32 AM
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Posted By gkesden
How do you figure? The 55qt model is 45...

How do you figure?

The 55qt model is 45 watts compares to 80-100W for a typical slightly smaller cube refridge.

Their freezers are tiny, so they are less effective that way.

They can't be...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 11:58 PM
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Views: 253
Posted By gkesden
1. I'd turn it over once by hand. If you can't...

1. I'd turn it over once by hand. If you can't turn it, you've got more work to do to break it loose.

2. I'd look at, smell, and feel the fluids (coolant, oil, fuel). And, if they don't seem...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:55 PM
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Posted By gkesden
I wouldn't assume that "look alike" products from...

I wouldn't assume that "look alike" products from China necessarily come from the same factory.

Sometimes, they sure do.

But, there are other ways this happens, too. Just like in the US...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By gkesden
I've had a T60 (Note that they have different...

I've had a T60 (Note that they have different sized units) since March 2, so about 5 months. I also have the cover for it:

T60 Insulated Protective Cover for Alpicool Insulated Transit Bag 12 Volt...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By gkesden
Don't know any mechanics in your neck of the...

Don't know any mechanics in your neck of the woods. But, I bet if you post about your troubles, we can give you some guesses for free.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By gkesden
I use one of these on the flybridge: ...

I use one of these on the flybridge:

Alpicool T36 Dual Temperature Control 12 Volt Refrigerator 38 Quart Portable Car Fridge Freezer (-4F~68F) for Truck, RV, Boat, Camping and Travel...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By gkesden
This may not be universally or near universally...

This may not be universally or near universally true, but most of the "marine" head units I've seen are not water resistant. They require an enclosure for protection from washdowns, if not the rain....
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By gkesden
They do make male cable ends that can be used as...

They do make male cable ends that can be used as plugs, maybe individually and maybe on a cable that can be cut down.. I'd need to see what yours looks like to provide a model number.

My...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
You flip the bypass switch to use shore power...

You flip the bypass switch to use shore power and/or the genset.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
That inverter is 100% fine for your use in my...

That inverter is 100% fine for your use in my book. It is UL 458 listed, so it passes all the electrical tests for an inverter.

It just doesn't have the additional rating for a marine environment,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-01-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By gkesden
I single hand a 42' trawler. This is the 2nd one....

I single hand a 42' trawler. This is the 2nd one.

If I'm coming into a new marina as a transient, I call ahead and then send a person or two to help with lines so that the wind can't carry me...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
Newer marinas do have RCDs. And, newer boats have...

Newer marinas do have RCDs. And, newer boats have ELCIs. And, boats of modest age have GFCI outlets near wqter, in wet locations, and outdoors.

As a matter ofnoraxtixe, unless a marinabhere has...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
One question I'd ask about your installation, and...

One question I'd ask about your installation, and I ask because I dont know the installation details to know the answer, is this: Should there be a failure and the red DC battery wire touches the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
Hey Kthoennes, Glad your refridge project...

Hey Kthoennes,

Glad your refridge project worked out! Congrats!

One can certainly do, as you did, and use an inverter with a transfer switch point-of-use. And, it certainly can be perfectly...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
The challenge with unlisted devices is that it is...

The challenge with unlisted devices is that it is really hard to know what you are getting.

If looking to purchase an unlisted device for other than point-of-use, my suggestion would be to use...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
Is your boat diesel? If so, the engine room is...

Is your boat diesel? If so, the engine room is probably not ignition protected.

Before adding a gasoline generator I'd have a plan w.r.t. storing as much fuel as you expect to need.

People do...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
As for what I'd consider a marine rated...

As for what I'd consider a marine rated inverter....something that is listed as UL 458 with Marine Supplement, which means it passes the testing for inverters as well as extra testing for them w.r.t....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
Just a note....point of use inverters do not have...

Just a note....point of use inverters do not have a pass through or transfer switch.

They dont have shore AC anywhere inside of them.

They can, and likely do, bridge their /output/ neutral...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-01-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By gkesden
I just installed exactly that windlass. It seems...

I just installed exactly that windlass. It seems to be solid.

But I'd download and print the deck templates first and really make sure it lines up with your deck and pulpit. Because of its size,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-31-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
I guess I'd like to explain some of the key...

I guess I'd like to explain some of the key concerns with non-marine inverter-chargers so that this doesn't seem like a religious issue when it is a real, physical one. And also so that one can...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-31-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,095
Posted By gkesden
I'd just like to reinforce a point made earlier....

I'd just like to reinforce a point made earlier. For many low draw things a point-of-use inverter may be fine. Or, maybe a one-circuit/one-outlet solution.

A good number of people use a...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-29-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By gkesden
I did /not/ write that it is not subject to...

I did /not/ write that it is not subject to latency (.) I /did/ write that it will be "minimal". And, that is correct for any applicable definition of minimal.

There isn't a feedback or...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-28-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By gkesden
If you have wireless cameras and view them...

If you have wireless cameras and view them locally off of the NVR, you shouldn't have any problem. Latency will be minimal.

It is a local network, without routing or extensive switching, without...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-28-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,050
Posted By gkesden
I would consider a closed cell, 2-part...

I would consider a closed cell, 2-part polyurethane foam. You can go with a lower density to fill the space or a higher density for weight or compressive strength, etc.

Drill some holes, mix,...
Forum: Power Systems 07-26-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,262
Posted By gkesden
Who makes your controls? Do you have two levers...

Who makes your controls? Do you have two levers per engine, or one, combining throttle and gear?
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