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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By mitiempo
Re: What is going on with this keel?! Please Help Solve this Mystery

Best to leave the nuts exposed. Stainless that is damp will not corrode if exposed, only if covered.
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

Works better the other way around. Main bus for heavy loads and inverter breaker - to inverter - to sub-panel with items powered by inverter.
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

Yes, but not everybody knows that. I'm guessing beginners will read this as well.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,548
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Nothing wrong with steel if done correctly. Items like the exhaust outlet above should be stainless - welded would be better than bolted as well.

Jongert built many steel boats in the past.
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

Incoming AC should go to a breaker before the inverter.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,548
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

It should stop when the library closes for the day.:smile
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

Balmar's online manual states 14ga and 18ga.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

The connection to the second battery is only for a voltage measurement. The connection to the main (house) bank measures a lot more than voltage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,218
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Awlgrip Vs Interlux Perfection

Interlux Perfection is no longer distributed in Canada, and according to Interlux may disappear from the US soon as well. When I asked why I was told there is a small market and it is also really...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

In my opinion the best solution is the keep any feeds you do not want to run with the inverter - water heater for example - on the existing panel. One breaker on the existing panel is the feed for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

I'm partway through the above thread. Laughing so hard I have tears running down my face so I stopped for a breather.:laugh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Columbia 8.7 windows

I agree. Dow 795 is a structural adhesive and is often used in conjunction with 3M's VHB tape for ports. Butyl is a great bedding compound but not an adhesive really.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

I agree with the idea of laminating 2 layers of thin ply with epoxy. Laminated in the proper curve it will be both strong and light. I would add a thin layer of glass and epoxy for long term...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Buoyancy in inflatable vests

It doesn't really relate to weight of the individual. Most people float to start with so not much buoyancy is needed. Mustang has pfd's with 26 and 35 lbs of buoyancy.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,548
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

All great looking boats Bob.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 7,546
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Headliner Replacement Cost

Best way to save money is to do the job yourself. $4000 plus of that quote is labor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,786
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Composting Head

Composting or conventional - they can both be good or bad.

What I find interesting about these threads is that in general it is those with smelly, possibly badly designed holding tank systems that...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,548
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Funny that Brent is complaining that Tad Roberts is copying him. I don't see how that could be true - Tad's 36' steel design is not only pretty good looking, but it's a schooner!
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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,548
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I think they mean 15 deg of heel - probably 40+ degrees off the wind.:laugh
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-05-2016
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,548
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Brent, you could politely ask the librarian to help you with the computer.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 10,678
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Pearson Triton

It may be an old thread but members rarely look at old threads. Start a new thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By mitiempo
Re: dickinson newport diesel heater

Actually it takes very little current to run a forced air heater. The Wallas 30DT below uses 1.8 amps max, typically less. Fuel miserly as well @ .1 to .3 liters/hour. It is the correct size for your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 7,618
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

Here is a link to some other articles Jon wrote for Cruising World:

Jon Eisberg | Cruising World (http://www.cruisingworld.com/taxonomy/term/1008312)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By mitiempo
Re: dickinson newport diesel heater

Heater, exhaust, ducting to each area, dip for fuel tank, and thermostat and power to the unit are all that is required. Not sure how you would complicate that unless you went to hydronic.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 7,618
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

I always liked Jon's posts and respected his opinions. I will miss him.

Here is his picture from his Facebook page.
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