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Search: Posts Made By: mitiempo
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,381
Views: 155,349
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

It is an interesting boat and was for sale in Seattle a few years ago. It is not a boat that Steve Dashew had anything to do with though, so not a real "Deerfoot" in that respect. It was designed by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Albin Vega Deck Gasket - Mast Reinforcement

The best place for answers to these issues would be the Vega group on Yahoo. It is quite active.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/AlbinVega/info
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Hatch installation

Starboard doesn't bond to anything.

G10 would be an excellent choice, available from McMaster Carr.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Increasing displacement with bilge freshwater storage?

In light air the enemy is wetted surface vs sail area. There are many very heavy boats that do very well in light air, and as heavy boat is helped by momentum which a lighter boat may lack.

But as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By mitiempo
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

Apparently the ABYC standards did confuse many manufacturers - they skipped the battery fusing altogether.

Battery cables do not have an extra jacket.

ABYC does allow a longer distance to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By mitiempo
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

If you ever had or saw a fire started by a shorted battery cable as I have you wouldn't think it stupid.

MRBF fuseholders are designed to mount on the battery post shortening the distance to zero....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By mitiempo
Re: West Marine BIG sale on line

Not as high as you may imagine. Of course they purchase many items direct from the manufacturer instead of distributors as many small outlets do and that certainly helps. WM is changing to larger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,155
Posted By mitiempo
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

7" is an ABYC requirement, not always easy with ANL or T class fusing. Easy to meet with MRBF fuses though.
https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/Fuse_Blocks/Terminal_Fuse_Blocks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Water heater needed

The Kuuma is a short lived water heater available at a low price. An aluminum tank without a magnesium anode has a short life. Often 2 years or less.

Better choices are Isotherm, Raritan, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Index to Common Boat Projects

Here is another great project resource covering many items, each well documented with pictures.
Compass Marine How To Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Increasing displacement with bilge freshwater storage?

I agree water tanks aren't ballast just weight that is sometimes there.

I your boat matches the numbers here SEAFARER 34 CB sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,847
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

IO sell Vertex wire daily. Any gauge from 4/0 to 18 awg, all tinned 600 volt 105 deg wire. Totally comparable to Ancor. It is available in any color.

We do not carry any wire that is not 600 volt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,847
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

I agree with the other posters. Both Ancor (distributed by Paynes in Canada) and Vertex (distributed by Vertex and Stright Mckay among others) are 105 deg 600 volt wire and tinned, as is boat cable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By mitiempo
Re: BS1088 bulkhead installation inquiries

Be sure to create a gap between the bulkhead and the hull with foam to avoud hard spots. This is especially important on structural bulkheads.

A good fillet of thickened epoxy where the bulkhead...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By mitiempo
Re: No Main Fuse

An ANL fuse will handle 1.5 to 1.6 x its rating for 500 seconds (about 8 minutes) under load.
Forum: Engines 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Stern tube grease and propeller shaft

The shaft should not rub in the tube.

As far as grease it is very common in the UK. I have owned 2 UK built boats with stuffing box greasers. Usually a remote greaser is installed and before...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,381
Views: 155,349
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

"...or even desirable..."

Not sure what you mean by this. I think it is as desirable as a forward watertight bulkhead.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,381
Views: 155,349
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Not as likely as they are shallower.
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Team Vestas coming back

Nicholson has already stated in an interview that he would not have the same navigator again.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,381
Views: 155,349
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Not sure really - I know Dashew's boats all have it. Boreal may have. Outbound possibly?

It is a feature I would want.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,381
Views: 155,349
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Many boats designed for offshore have a watertight bulkhead ahead of the rudder post. I don't think it is very commonly found on production boats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,976
Posted By mitiempo
Re: synthetic rigging

Dynex is tougher than you think. It comes from the commercial fishing industry. There is is used as main winch cables on large draggers where is rubs on a steel deck without much of a wear problem....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,229
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

One point to remember is that the 2 way switch solution described in the link in post #1 means that nobody can accidently leave the automatic function switched off. The traditional on/off/auto 3 way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,229
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

You are incorrect.

The wiring description you linked to for a 2 way switch allows for manual operation of the pump with the switch and automatic pumping when the main battery switch is turned off....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Is there any reason not to move the fuel vent?

Bad idea.

Would make for an interesting comment on a survey though.:eek:
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