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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 7,156
Posted By dhays
Re: Noise pollution in the anchorage

Those two statements seem to be completely at odds with one another.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 7,156
Posted By dhays
Re: Noise pollution in the anchorage

I am surprised that this thread is still alive.

Seems to me that there are some obvious differences of opinion and maybe folks can simply move on rather than have it devolve into personal...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-10-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By dhays
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 7,156
Posted By dhays
Re: Noise pollution in the anchorage

I understand your point, I just think you are entirely wrong.

The anchorage noise issue is one of courtesy. Boater should be able to expect a certain level of courtesy from the folks that share...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,407
Posted By dhays
Re: Best Upgrades This Year

Just finished a battery replacement, which is of course "maintenance", but I did increase the size of the battery bank in the process, improved how the electrical system was setup, and added fuses to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By dhays
Re: Battery cable sizing for series 6v

Good point and one that I thought I had mentioned in this thread earlier, but I didn't. Must have been in another thread.

General guidelines call for a voltage drop of less than 3% for critical...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By dhays
Re: Battery cable sizing for series 6v

Again, I am pretty clueless but I basically went with the largest cable that I felt I could get to fit. Not the best method but...

Based on the feedback I had gotten from knowledgeable folks, 1/0...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By dhays
Re: Battery cable sizing for series 6v

As a general rule, I agree with you. I went with the 1/0 since they were all very short interconnects, compared to the 2/0 runs to the battery switches, and I didn't think I could get 2/0 to make...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 4,512
Posted By dhays
Re: Your Onboard Coffee Fix

I like french press, and use it at home on occasion. It would be nice on the boat, but cleaning it is just too much of a hassle for me. I am inherently lazy.

BTW, the quote about coffee tastng...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By dhays
Re: Battery cable sizing for series 6v

I just did that with my boat over the past few weeks. The existing cables from the old 4D batteries to the batttery switches were 2/0. I reused those cables. However for the series and parallel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By dhays
Re: Battery combiners/Echo chargers

I am sure that someone who actually knows will provide an answer, but I will give you my ignorant and simplistic take on an Echo Charger.

From what I understand, the Echo-charger will simply bleed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By dhays
Re: top down

I have wanted a furling asym for 5 years. When I bought one for my existing boat I decided against it because of the need for some type of sprit as well as a crane at the mast. Installing a sprit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By dhays
Re: What happens when holding tank is full?

Filling the holding tank only happened to us once. It wasn't pretty.

A good practice when pumping the holding tank is to backflush your vent line. I do this by directing a hose with fresh water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-28-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 4,512
Posted By dhays
Re: Your Onboard Coffee Fix

We do the same when on the hook. It is simple, easy, cheap, reliable, and easy to clean up with very little water. We don't bother with grinding the coffee on the boat. Too much of a bother.

To...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By dhays
Re: Has anyone ever needed to deploy a stern anchor in an emergency?

In the 5 years I have owned my current boat, I have never used my stern anchor. I have a Danforth in the after lazarette with 10' of chain and 100' of nylon rode in a bucket. It is primarily a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,183
Posted By dhays
Re: Professional opinion

I have complained about the spills and will continue to. However, that doesn't mean that I don't recognize all the improvements that have been made in water quality over the course of my lifetime. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,183
Posted By dhays
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

There really isn't much in the way of news articles as you surmised. However, that doesn't keep our state legislature from continuing to consider increased restrictions on boaters. Primarily, this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,183
Posted By dhays
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

Oh yeah... Lol, it is often the most obvious solutions that escape me. That would be relatively easy as I have two holding tanks currently. Unfortunately, they would fill up fast.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,183
Posted By dhays
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

yeah, definitely not what he was trying to say.

I think that for me, Maine Sail, gbennett and others it isn't that we don't want to do our part to help preserve the health and welfare of our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By dhays
Re: Diesel Generator - Economical?

I don't even have an inverter on my boat, but then my use is a lot different than most of you and other than this summer, we don't have the hot weather to consider Air Conditioning.

While a Honda...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,183
Posted By dhays
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

You may not know the answer, but you are the closest thing to an expert we have then....

How much of a problem is urine in marine water? Most of the major concern is fecal matter since it is what...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,183
Posted By dhays
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

Maine Sail, no need to apologize for the rant. I agree with you. Also thanks for mentioning the Lectrosan, I got the name wrong in my post.

It sound like your situation is like it was here 10...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-23-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 13,835
Posted By dhays
Re: Why I like this Picture...

I am the worst for contributing to thread creep. So....

On the last day of the 2015 USPGA Open held at Chambers Bay in University Place (my home town) we decided to sail down and join the gaggle...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-22-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,183
Posted By dhays
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

Interesting sh*tstorm you started.

You did more than ask a question, you posited that:
"It is time for the truth to be out that boats dumping black water does not harm anything."

You then went...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 13,835
Posted By dhays
Re: Why I like this Picture...

Congrats on the project success.
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