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    • Fleming
      It doesn't matter because you don't really need a breaker between the panels and the controller. Solar panels are 'self-limiting' so as...
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      Fleming replied to the thread Reverse Polarity.
      Sounds like your inverter/charger is not separating the neutral to ground connection when it is in charge mode. So you essentially have...
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Looking for advice please..
      Another option if you don't need the survey for insurance or financing is to hire a surveyor to go through the boat and give you a...
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Decks.
      Everyone on here is going to tell you that they are cored, just like everything you found on the internet says they are cored. But you...
    • Fleming
      Steve, while I have the utmost respect for your knowledge and experience, my own experience tells me that it's not so definitive. I...
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Should I replace the dynaplate?.
      What is it's purpose in your system? Is it being used for an SSB ground plane/counterpoise? Is it for lightning protection? Is your boat...
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Dark blue liquid in bilge.
      I thought it looked familiar but couldn't place it. I agree. Maybe a punctured can from a locker.
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Fuse in ground wire..
      You're fine in removing it as long as you verify that the positive side has overcurrent protection. Not needed to do both, and ABYC says...
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Mainship Stringer Moisture.
      I'll offer another perspective. Condemning a boat based only on a moisture meter is a fools errand. I can measure moisture somewhere in...
    • Fleming
      I would just empty the water tanks. For the fuel tanks make sure you have an additive to prevent microbe growth but one summer shouldn't...
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      Fleming replied to the thread Prop struts.
      Looks pretty far gone to me. And yes, it looks like possible stray current corrosion. I hope you got that problem sorted out before you...
    • Fleming
      I would use the extra zinc. No harm in over protecting your shaft, but you don't want to leave the brass (40% zinc, they're brass not...
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Shaft Anodes.
      There's no danger of overprotecting your shaft and prop with an extra anode.
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Thru hull bonding.
      No, that's wrong. As stated above the AC grounding conductor should be connected to the DC negative system in one place, the engine...
    • Fleming
      Fleming replied to the thread Survey Issues.
      Like some of the others said, this post is meaningless without the details. Sometimes the condition of the survey environment prevents...
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