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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,849
Posted By MSam
Inverter/Alternator/Solar Panel Control

I just rigged my 2 banks into one and installed a Link 10. I have two methods of charging - a fast three stage charger when plugged into the shore, a Balmar high output alternator, and I''m thinking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By MSam
water heater

How is the water? If you are getting rusty colored water, chances are that the heater is rusting out and you should replace.

Also, I think a 20 gal water heater is about $500, whereas the heating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By MSam
Yes- The Old Leaking Head Problem

John -

Interesting about the Air Valve. I recently replaced mine since the square housing broke (the valves still leaked before and after). If I remember correctly, when I removed the Airvalve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By MSam
Datamarine Owners a Question

I''ve got the same setup. The dimmer only dims the odometer on that pannel (not too useful, huh!). Your instruments, located remotely, must have the switch in the back set to "night". That way,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 7,954
Posted By MSam
proposing to paint prop

I''ve had very good luck with an liquid antifouling wax. Just apply it with a rag at least 24 hours before you are going to put the boat in the water. Did a great job for the entire season. Also,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 2,308
Posted By MSam
Inverter Installation

Question for all those who have installed inverters -

My boat is a center cockpit sloop. The engine is located directly below the cockpit and the battery compartment just forward of the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By MSam
Yes- The Old Leaking Head Problem

I have a Raritan manual pump head on board. The Flapper Valve leaks.

Raritan has told me that - since it is a rubber valve - I only need to "properly" tension the four housing screws that hold...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By MSam
Mooring and Battery Power

Thanks for the info on the turbine Dennis! I''m going to look into the jib or backstay option. That might be plausible - if if the price is right.

Unfortunately, I don''t have the space to mount...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By MSam
Mooring and Battery Power

Hi Dennis -

Yes - I''d like to hear more about the turbine. They make turbines that mount in the rigging? That''s interesting. As I mentioned before, my transom is fairly cluttered due to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By MSam
Mooring and Battery Power

Hi Dennis -

Regarding the turbines - maybe it''s just my lack of familiarity with rigging one up - also think they''re unsightly. Also, I have a hard dingy on davits hanging off my transom and I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By MSam
Mooring and Battery Power

Thanks for your reply.

I was actually thinking of getting a Honda 700 Watt generator. You really think it is sufficient to charge 2 banks of 2 x 6 V house batteries (starter battery is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By MSam
Mooring and Battery Power

OK - really stupid question.

My boat has been dockside for 3 years on shore power. So, batteries remain fully charged.

This year I''m moving to a mooring. How do people deal with power...
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