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Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Charge Controller/Voltage Reg

Balmar or Mark Grasser..

I get lots of comments on my website, from unhappy e-maax customers, for an article I did on installing a serpentine kit. This is the only article I have where the vendor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 397
Views: 167,561
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

It will fill it in and is not a problem... Don't forget to bevel the holes...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Start electrics problem

Looks are one thing actual measurements tell you the whole truth...

What are the measurements, in voltage drop, point A to point B/terminal to terminal, for each section of wire in the...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,369
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

If your longest run is one week away from the dock any of the Premium AGM batteries (Lifeline, Odyssey, Northstar, Firefly) should suffice. I would not however take any of them but Firefly to 80% DOD...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Can you identify this shaft coupling?

The pic is a bit rough but I believe that is a Federal Flexible Coupling (http://federalmarinetransmissions.com/100101.html)...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-27-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Start electrics problem

Did he test both positive and negative side for voltage drop? What did he define as "normal"?

Did he test the voltage drop across the battery switch?

What was the min low batt terminal voltage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How much does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

I think it is much easier if you just look at a boat as an i̶n̶v̶e̶s̶t̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ expense........ Yep they're expensive....:wink
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 1,845
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Pure Sine Inverters...

Ideally the inverter gets its own battery switch not the ships battery switch... When you do this even a simple Blue Sea m-Series (mini series) ON/OFF battery switch can handle 4/0 wire with ease. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 7,703
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Do I Need A Solar Charge Controller?

Just that at night, when not charging, you're leaving both banks in parallel during potential discharging. Best to use an ACR (combining relay) or Echo or Duo charger between house & start/reserve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: The deal with AGM batteries

*Bring battery to 77-80F and hold this temp steady - I use a temp controlled water bath like many battery manufacturer labs do (stole the idea from one lab I was visiting):wink.

*Fully charge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: The deal with AGM batteries

#1 Yes I believe some boaters lie, seen this first hand, though I don't believe it is always intentional.

#2 In most cases where a customer tells me their "AGM" batteries are more than 9-10 years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,739
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: solar recommendations - question for MAINESAIL

Back stays have much less impact on solar performance compared to other types of shade such as a boom or radar pole etc...... The light easily bends around them and they really create minimal...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,294
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: The Prodigal lost

Quote = Michael Hurley (Facebook response about his boat)

"A 1965 Allied Seawind Ketch. Old as dirt but built back when they built boats for the apocalypse. She won't be winning any races or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2015
Replies: 397
Views: 167,561
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Absolutely not the same stuff I sell. Bed-It Tape is specifically manufactured for this application and is my own formulation. There are hundreds of different butyl tapes, I've tested most of them,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2015
Replies: 663
Views: 50,497
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

For most small AUX diesels I recommend 250A - 300A+ fuses to avoid nuisance trips.

Keep in mind that adding a fuse is already above and beyond what you had, which was NOTHING. Even if slightly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Practical Sailor AGM battery report

The way you are treating your batteries should result in decent life. That said...

While the Phillipi is a very nice Ah counter it is still just an Ah counter. All the misinformation, programming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Practical Sailor AGM battery report

Absolutely but this is not anything new. The average sailor has NEVER achieved lab cycle numbers in the real world under PSOC cycling practice.

In a recent battery use survey on...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Terminal Short-Circuit Protection

The problem with wing nuts is they lend themselves, by design, to ineptitude and laziness. Thumb tight for battery cables is NOT okay and that is what a "wing nut" suggests to most users, thumb...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Why Hose Between Shaft Log and Packing Gland?

A fixed packing gland is usually accompanied by a shaft with a thrust bearing and a CV joint so the shaft does not move. The rubber hose allows for some movement as the engine moves....
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-19-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By Maine Sail
Battery Terminal Short-Circuit Protection

I have been asked numerous times in recent weeks what the rules are about protecting battery terminals and how I go about doing this. A lot of my images do not show terminal protection because I may...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,799
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

All our marine diesels started life as industrial or tractor motors. For future readers I think a wise approach to this is to buy the exact block one of the marine marinizers is already marinizing. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Practical Sailor AGM Test, questions?

I can say I am impressed enough to have four sitting in my shop getting installed this morning on a customers boat.. They are very impressive batteries for sure when it comes to fending off damage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Need help with botched thru hull installation

Problem: Saranwrap

Solution: get the thru-hull out and try to salvage the valve. If you can't salvage either new valve & new thru-hull.

Rx: Use mold release wax next round and INCLUDE the...
Forum: Diesel   04-27-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,093
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Raw water question

You have;

A) A worn pump body and/or cover-plate

B) A worn impeller

C) Wrong impeller

As they wear usually a few revs at high RPM will prime them. If not, time for a new pump or...
Forum: Diesel   04-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Fuel pump died

But there is also the internal filter.

Replacing A Facet Fuel Pump Filter (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/facet_fuel_pump_filter)

Are you using a 2 micron primary filter? If so that can...
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