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2 Days Ago 12:04 AM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
The new engine and drive (that I paid for out-of-pocket) is in and is running beautifully.
Video with sound.....or it never happened!

Ralph
4 Days Ago 12:54 AM
MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

For those of us with old boats and lots of wiring of various ages and quality, consider installing a "blazecut" fire suppression system in the areas where all the wiring and fuses are densely packed.

It's a clean agent fire chemical (halon replacement) that is put into a pex tube.

Zip tie the tube to any area you are worried about and if a fire or smoldering wire starts it will melt a hole in the pressurized pex tine, creating an instant valve to deploy the suppression agent directly on the fire.

Its cheap, compared to any auto suppression sustem, easy to install and maintain.

No affiliation on my part, but I own one and am clearly impressed.

http://jogrusa.com/products/blazecut...ression-system



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4 Days Ago 12:20 AM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Bryce - thanks for the reply. There were no clothes or anything else blocking the controller. I made very sure to keep that area clear.

I assume you're talking about the purple fuse on the right in this pic?



Honestly, I don't remember even checking to see if that had blown - I guess since the board was fried anyway. I was paying more attention to where it burned out. You'll see that it appeared to burn at the negative contact for the battery bank. And since that one battery in the bank fried, I just assumed that was the cause of the short back to the controller.

Anyway, it definitely overheated, but not because stuff was around it. I now have a fuse at the battery bank side and this new controller recommended by Maine. So we should be good.
4 Days Ago 11:43 PM
BryceGTX
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Also, Maine will be very pleased to know that I installed this baby and got everything back up and running for the solar:

Hello Smackdaddy... After reading your failure of your PWM controller.. It seems your controller did not melt because of battery power feeding into it, rather it invariably melted because is was not being cooled adequately. After seeing this picture, one could easily imagine clothes, books or other things on this shelf blocking the cooling of your controller. Under such a condition, the only protection of the controller could come from over temperature protection of the electronics. Sadly, not all controllers will have that.

Also, more than likely why the manual of this controller did not specify a fuse was that it had a 35 amp fuse directly on the PCB. This fuse is clearly shown in your pictures. This fuse would have clearly protected the controller from high battery currents. So the damage could not be from high currents from the battery.

Rather it could only come from overheating of the electronics.

Bryce
4 Days Ago 06:50 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

No doubt that things just quit working on these 30+year old boats.

I just replaced two breakers in the DC panel. One was for water pressure, the other running lights. After installing 2 new breakers, these systems are now working. Carry some spare 5-15 amp breakers just in case. Apparently, these old components don't last forever. The trick is figuring out what is the problem. I figured for sure that the running lights problem was a short....but no. Just the breaker. I'm just offering some tidbits of info for later, just in case you experience similar problems.

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...A1+Single+Pole

Ralph
1 Week Ago 01:33 AM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey man...love your boys! Really good kids, and sure you are proud of them.

Let Bob or me know if there is anything we can help with. We've done the trip ahead of you a few times, so happy to answer questions, or maybe help moving the boat.

Ralph
1 Week Ago 12:56 AM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Thanks Ralph. Seriously.

And you're absolutely right - this is all about enjoying the precious time I have with my two sons while they're young. Tragedy has shown me what's truly important and what's not. Sailing with my sons and seeing them smile while enjoying big adventure - absolutely important.

You, Bob, and Beverly have met them. You know what I mean.

We'll never stop trying. And we'll see what happens next.

Cheers brother.
1 Week Ago 12:29 AM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
The new engine and drive (that I paid for out-of-pocket) is in and is running beautifully. We just finished all that up last Tuesday. We have a few minor things to wrap up this weekend, then we should be good to go. I'll re-start our episodes from there, then circle back on the engine saga details if/when it's appropriate.
Thanks Steve. I know you want to put the whole story out there, but I'm so pleased to hear that the boat is basically back in working condition.

Hopefully, you and the crew will get some real enjoyment from Dawn Treader. I know it's been a lot of heartache, disappointment, and expense for you and the boys. Where we are, it's quite the melting pot for sailors. I guess we are all kind of "free spirit" types. I mentioned my sail with i2f, and how he never completed his Panama>Hawaii>San Francisco>Phillipines trip. None of us knows when our life will end. I'm sure that you know that better than most of us. But...many of us have figured out that we must enjoy what we have today.

So you know....most of us have something that needs fixin (Texas Verb). Hey, a 47' Lagoon was coming into the marina today, just as a squall hit (well, that's normal). Only one engine works since the other has a blown head gasket. He dropped the hook til the winds died down, and came into his slip. Hey, we met up at the free beer and wine "happy hour" at the "yacht club" here at Brunswick Landing Marina.....Pretty cool couple

And I have some electrical gremlins after 4 years of cruising. I have Calder's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, so hope to fix things myself.

All the best to you and the boys! Enjoy the adventure ahead of you.

Ralph
1 Week Ago 08:16 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by RTB View Post
So, how long you gonna make us wait for another update smack? Is the new engine in and running at least?

Ralph
The new engine and drive (that I paid for out-of-pocket) is in and is running beautifully. We just finished all that up last Tuesday. We have a few minor things to wrap up this weekend, then we should be good to go. I'll re-start our episodes from there, then circle back on the engine saga details if/when it's appropriate.

PS - Mantus, I'll take a look at your FB page. The hypocote epoxy worked like a charm for ours. Water tastes and smells great.
1 Week Ago 04:50 PM
Mantus 1
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Good luck with finding your leak! our 42 Passage HAD aluminum tanks. And the bow tank started leaking i think years ago. But after a rough trip we blew a bigger hole in it. At that point it was running right in to the bulge! If you want to see what i had to do to change our tank check out our Facebook page and you will see that i have changed out both water and the waste tanks. The page is S/V Our Way Too!
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