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Search: Posts Made By: Uglydave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5,012
Posted By Uglydave
Might I also suggest locking the outside locks in...

Might I also suggest locking the outside locks in the open position before retiring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,742
Posted By Uglydave
Do a load test on them Charge them fully then...

Do a load test on them
Charge them fully then connect all the load you have ( not starter motor or anything else that will burn out) for at least 20 minutes. You should see the volts drop off...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Uglydave
Adventure of a lifetime

Man oh Man
After years of talking the the talk I'm being asked to walk the walk.
Friend of a friend is going to the US to buy a boat (40-50 footer) and wants me to crew to sail back to Australia....
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,238
Posted By Uglydave
Neil Do your meters not tell you how many amp...

Neil
Do your meters not tell you how many amp hours you are putting back into the batteries?
I only use solar to charge my batteries but the controller has a readout for a/h in and out
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,025
Posted By Uglydave
What about a countersunk screw in a counter sunk...

What about a countersunk screw in a counter sunk hole? I recently installed midship cleats, I over drilled and filled the holes with epoxy then laid in Sicaflex 291 before pulling the cleats down to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,238
Posted By Uglydave
Neil the only partial RPM figures I have seen...

Neil
the only partial RPM figures I have seen for altenator output come from my Moto Guzzi workshop manual, this is for a Magneti Marrelli 20 A altenator.
7000 RPM 20A
2100 RPM 10A
1300 RPM ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By Uglydave
are you taking my name in vain? bwahahahaha!!!

are you taking my name in vain?
bwahahahaha!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Uglydave
Ha Ha I have two sets of everything... just in...

Ha Ha I have two sets of everything... just in case:D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Uglydave
Yeah Yeah sure thing mMan30 Hang On I was on...

Yeah Yeah sure thing mMan30
Hang On I was on night shift last night
Didnt get home till 07:30
OMG
What was that strange noise coming from my wardrobe just as I was falling asleep.
was it you?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Uglydave
Murphy's Law No 6 Manuals are only for those...

Murphy's Law No 6
Manuals are only for those who dont know what they are doing
Regards
Uglydave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By Uglydave
Assuming you've got all the parts from the same...

Assuming you've got all the parts from the same manufacturer (Hubbel), it's just a matter of brute force...and, maybe, a little vasoline or other lubricant.

HoHoHo
Thats what my girlfriend said...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Uglydave
As to how they were found out lots of people...

As to how they were found out
lots of people have radio direction finders. After the first call everyone who was involved with the rescue attempt had their direction finders switched on.Wen the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Uglydave
once again apologies to boasun didnt realise...

once again apologies to boasun
didnt realise the intention of your 1st post
Regards Uglydave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Uglydave
Sorry to disagree Boasun but I happen to know a...

Sorry to disagree Boasun but I happen to know a couple of the SAR guys involved and this incident stretched them to the point that they were unable to respond to any other calls had they come in....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Uglydave
Fine for false mayday

Cant imagine what must have been going through these guys heads for them to think this was a good idea
Men fined $87,000 for sea hoax : thewest.com.au...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Uglydave
3. Disgrunted neighbors with knives is an issue,...

3. Disgrunted neighbors with knives is an issue, however.

Who are these disgruntled neighbours and why are they carrying knives? :eek: Is it because you are using this new fangled non traditional...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 5,132
Posted By Uglydave
I have some anecdotal evidence on lightning...

I have some anecdotal evidence on lightning strikes which pretty much backs up most of whats already been said. These are all events which I have witnessed/been involved in the clean up.
Strike 1 ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By Uglydave
If you have two echo chargers is there one...

If you have two echo chargers is there one connected to each bank?
This doesnt seem right to me. I havent had any experience with echo chargers but checking them out online they seem to be voltage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Uglydave
Is it not possible to take the batteries ashore...

Is it not possible to take the batteries ashore and keep them on a charger there?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Uglydave
Battery Fungus

Doc
With regard to the dreaded fungus on the battery terminals, this is caused by the battery acid wicking up inside the seal between the battery post and the case. Once a battery has this problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,549
Posted By Uglydave
More information

Firstly thanks everyone for your replies
I have done a little bit of investigation and now I'm sure I'm going to change the way I lock the keel. I took the top locking screw out of the keel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By Uglydave
shipping a vessel

A properly designed trailer will not damage a boat no matter how far it is shipped. A badly designed trailer can damage a boat as soon as it is lifted out of the water.Hope this helps.:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,549
Posted By Uglydave
Lift Keel Locking Mechanism

I have a Swarbrick S80(26 feet) with a lift keel.The survey done at the time of purchase states that part of the keel locking mechanism is missing. The locking mechanisms which are present appear to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Uglydave
G'Day from WA

Hi from UglyDave. my friends just call me ugly:)
Recently purchased a Swarbrick S80.
So far I have taken the boat out three times Each time I learn something new (many things). Dont reverse into...
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