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Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2021, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Maerin
Thanks for the kind words! Steve

Thanks for the kind words!

Steve
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Maerin
Blog is at Maerin.net Cruise of a lifetime...

Blog is at Maerin.net

Cruise of a lifetime has got to be the "Down East Loop". Up the Hudson in mid-late June, back in mid Sept. I know, the "less time" parameter isn't met. Figure a way to spend...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Maerin
Maerin is sold

Time to move on. After cruising over 50,000 nm since 2008, we've swallowed the anchor. It was time. We're now full-time on our land yacht, a 40' Tiffin Phaeton we purchased in 2019.



Maerin...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-15-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Maerin
The reversing valve onmost of the marine units...

The reversing valve onmost of the marine units operates in cooling mode when the solenoid is de-energized (default). So if it's only heating, that would tend to indicate that the valve is in the...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-06-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Maerin
Polyseamseal ...

Polyseamseal (https://www.loctiteproducts.com/en/products/build/sealants/loctite_polyseamsealtubtileadhesivecaulk.html)is water based, sandable and paintable. Used it extensively when I was in the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,892
Posted By Maerin
If you replace with AGM's, make sure the rest of...

If you replace with AGM's, make sure the rest of your system can accommodate the new batteries' charging profile. If you charge them while under way, that must also be addressed. The charging profile...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-22-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,880
Posted By Maerin
Good question. Since I've done it both...

Good question.


Since I've done it both ways, I can say that an epoxy base goes longer between wooding. Varnish only is more prone to pull off the wood.
CPES claims a formulation that bonds...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-21-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,880
Posted By Maerin
I'd recommend a base coat of Smith's CPES to...

I'd recommend a base coat of Smith's CPES to start as well. Apply as many coats as you can, the directions are pretty good. Then start coating with Epifanes. If you use the CPES as a base, you...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,823
Posted By Maerin
Hard to say. I applied the Awlwood in Sept '19....

Hard to say. I applied the Awlwood in Sept '19. With covid crap, we've been in the RV and haven't cruised, so the caprails have been covered. They look like the day I finished the application. I've...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,823
Posted By Maerin
And you're in the Pacific Northwest? Try...

And you're in the Pacific Northwest?

Try that 3 or 4 yr old spar varnish in south Florida or the Bahamas for 6 months. You'll need more than some tooth and a new coat!!
Forum: General Maintenance 01-19-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,823
Posted By Maerin
I'll presume "Awlgrip" means painting? If...

I'll presume "Awlgrip" means painting?


If your present finish is intact, e.g. NO water intrusion, no discoloration at cracks, no peeling, then painting might be an option. If the existing finish...
Forum: Power Systems 01-17-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Maerin
Some ball valves have O-rings, not a compression...

Some ball valves have O-rings, not a compression type packing gland with a nut. Can't see if the valve in the pic has a nut, but from what the OP described, it does not. An O-ring stem seal won't...
Forum: Power Systems 01-13-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Maerin
There's likely a spec for your engine and/or gear...

There's likely a spec for your engine and/or gear WRT idle speed. As others posted, you need to confirm that whatever you're using to determine idle speed should be calibrated to insure that what's...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-13-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,787
Posted By Maerin
The gray area involved with a propane fridge on a...

The gray area involved with a propane fridge on a boat comes when it's time for an insurance survey. I doubt that there is a propane fridge that lists any approval for marine use. I could be wrong,...
Forum: Power Systems 01-10-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Maerin
Thruster service can't be completed in the water....

Thruster service can't be completed in the water.



When you haul, you should remove the props, clean them, lube the shafts with good waterproof prop shaft grease or marine grease. I've had...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-29-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By Maerin
Standing liquid causes the coating on the ice...

Standing liquid causes the coating on the ice mold tray to peel. Leaving the icemaker laid up with water in the mold tray will also be hard on it. When it's out of service for more than a couple days...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,354
Posted By Maerin
But submersible pumps aren't sealed. They're...

But submersible pumps aren't sealed. They're typically water lubricated, so the water they're submerged in provides lubrication and cooling. Cooling being the primary need. Water flows through the...
Forum: Power Systems 12-20-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,424
Posted By Maerin
I have a Westerbeke that has those relays....

I have a Westerbeke that has those relays. They're nothing remarkable, you can get them at nearly any auto parts stores including Autozone or Advance. Prob less than $10. I've had more than one fail,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Maerin
Many are standard sizes if you're referring to a...

Many are standard sizes if you're referring to a round end cap gasket. Approach it from that angle rather than an OEM perspective. My Westerbeke uses a standard 3" diameter gasket with a 3/8 center...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Maerin
Pressure drops, heat migration. These are...

Pressure drops, heat migration. These are characteristics of flow not unique to the marine environment. No, it won't flow back through the pump since the pump has integral check valves by design. As...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Maerin
I'd disagree. That check valve does serve a...

I'd disagree. That check valve does serve a purpose, that's to prevent backflow of hot water into the cold piping. It may not always occur, but it can happen more easily in a marine water heater...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Maerin
Don is spot on. I neglected to mention this...

Don is spot on. I neglected to mention this solution because the check valve is typically piped right next to the CW inlet to the water heater and that creates a piping issue. That said, there's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Maerin
Temperature -- Pressure / T&P

The T&P valve on a water heater is not something to be trifled with.
1st off, your T&P relief valve is not an operating control. IOW, it was not designed to open/close repeatedly. Echo OC's post....
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Maerin
Presets are generic. They may or may not be...

Presets are generic. They may or may not be appropriate for your battery. Check the manual, more likely, look up the specs on line for the battery YOU have. It will give you the proper charge...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-09-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,687
Posted By Maerin
It's a swing check. GET RID OF IT! Don't replace...

It's a swing check. GET RID OF IT! Don't replace it, it will ultimately fail. It's probably bronze, but if it's brass, it needs only to be in contact with seawater, it will self-destruct as the...
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