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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,124
Posted By BigCatOne
Radius Chine

To see a radius chine lines drawing and read an explanation of the idea, see
see my website dunnanddunnrealtors.com/Catamaran.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 7,243
Posted By BigCatOne
Packing is reliable but nothing is idiot proof

No device is proof against idiots. As stated above, three wraps, cut and rotated 120 degrees will do just fine. You don't even need to make the cuts on 45 degrees. A packing gland with packing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,891
Posted By BigCatOne
24 volts are better than 12 volts because...

24 volt is better than 12 volts, because the wiring is cheaper and you don't spend as much money heating wires. These engines have onboard computers and electronic injection. The engines use 12...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,891
Posted By BigCatOne
12v system and 24v system on 1 boat at same time?

I am building a sailing catamaran which I intend to power with two Yanmar 6BY260 engines, which come with only a 12 volt systems. These engines are the new type 2 low emission engines which use...
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