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Search: Posts Made By: Stu Jackson
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Electrical - I did a bad bad thing (alternator / regulator)

Maine Sail is right.

We have a 100A alternator with a Balmar MC-612 regulator. Many time the ring terminals on the harness from the regulator to the alternator have failed. These are the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: My Boat is being accused of breaking the pumpout?

Are you the only boat they say this to? Or does everyone get this treatment?

Ask around.

Sometimes "corporate types" trying to cut expenses, use this ploy to remove "services" that are part of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: My Boat is being accused of breaking the pumpout?

Is there possibly anything else that could have affected your relationship with the marina staff?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

Those are pretty horrible. I've tried them.

I have (gasp!) a cassette player and a CD changer. I use the cassette tape adapter when someone comes onboard with a iSomething.

I'm old school,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Hylalon without Toluene (California)

And there are commercially available inflatable boat cleaners. Don't knwo what's in 'em, but you can look 'em up at WM or Defender.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Scum and Stain Removal from Hull

Gary's right, that stuff is NASTY.

FSR is easy since it's a gel. I stick it on a car windshield cleaner sponge side attached to a telescoping brush handle.

Anything BUT O&O.

I just picked...
Forum: Engines 01-17-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Using Diesel To Charge Batteries

Idle? Thanks to eh for trying to define that. Back in reply #17 on page 2, the skipper mentioned doing a workaround to get his alternator to output in ANY MEANINGFUL AMOUNT.

That's the key.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: House bank

OEM 1-2-B Switch Wiring History Alternator/Batteries & "The Basic" 1-2-B Switch BEST Wiring Diagrams (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,4949.msg30101.html#msg30101)

Basic Battery Wiring Diagrams...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: No Main Fuse

Battery Bank Fusing Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/battery_fusing)
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Anybody see the CES bit about .....

Beer will thaw.

Un-frozen Popsicles won't magically refreeze themselves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Jib Sheets yet again

New line will feel much different than used line. StaySet is just fine for jib sheets which are getting adjusted all the time anyway. Unless you're a die-hard racer, and you say you aren't. Have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Xantrex LinkLite batt monitor: The Ants pantz???

If you do get an amp hour counter, read this:

For everyone installing a battery monitor: The "Gotcha Algorithm" thread, a "MUST READ"

Link-series Charging Algorithms -- The "Gotcha" Factor!...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Charging three battery banks using ACRs?

Walt, Maine Sail and I had this discussion many, many moons ago. Simply an urban myth, especially #3.

I know he's tired of retyping the answer, so I saved this, since it comes up so often:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Stereo Power Installation

KISS

stereo-battery connection (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,5807.0.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Automotive Heater

Here's one with install details:

Cabin Heater - C34 (http://www.c34.org/wiki/index.php?title=Cabin_Heater)
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Which batteries for us?

I am not sure why you have to write to Maine Sail after you've read all his stuff. :) He's on vacation in the BVIs now anyway. :)

4Ds are not true deep cycle. They are back breakers,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

Solar Systems: Selection, Installation & Controllers by Maine Sail SUPERB

Installing A Small Marine Solar System Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: 12 volt refrigertation

Read everything here:

Kollmann Marine (http://www.kollmann-marine.com/Performance%20problems.aspx)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

I swab Lanocote inside the hose and double clamp. Makes it easy to get on & off.
Forum: Diesel 11-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Check your engine ground cable and connection at the engine end. Then do the other stuff. Have you done the wiring harness trailer connection elimination?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

Useless.

Ground Tackle & Anchor System Sizing TABLES & Swivels (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,4990.msg30409.html#msg30409)

If your issue is the anchor coming up right side to, then a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Tidy electrical wiring

You really don't need the ABYC standards, just get a good boat electrical book. Charlie wing's is very good.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 7,051
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Synthetics have also been reported to eat seals and gaskets.

Tell ya what: do some homework. You do a search on this and any other boating forum, use the term "synthetic oil" with the " " marks...
Forum: Diesel 10-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Priming Racor fuel

Do you have an electric fuel lift pump? What engine?
Forum: Diesel 10-26-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Where might there be thin pencil zinc(s)? M25xp

If the zinc fits in the holder that screws into the HX, then you can use it, fat or skinny. There is only one zinc on an M25 series engine, on the HX, nowhere else.
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