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Search: Posts Made By: rhaley
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By rhaley
Bottom Dave in Jacksonville, FL

Has anyone had any experience with "Bottom Dave" in Jacksonville, FL for bottom jobs? He is recommended by the Green Cove Springs Marina website, but I haven't been able to get any independent...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By rhaley
The fuse is sized to protect the wire, so you...

The fuse is sized to protect the wire, so you need to chose the appropriate wire size for the loads it supplies and then size the fuse to protect the wire.

Voltage drop calculations are done...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-10-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 589
Posted By rhaley
Surveryor in Panama City/Pensecola FL area

Can anyone recommend a good surveyor in the Panama City/Pensacola FL area? Thanks for any info.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 15,911
Posted By rhaley
One of the other major reasons is they use high...

One of the other major reasons is they use high power LEDs that were designed to be driven as illuminators. These LEDs have dedicated thermal pads to shed the heat to that massive heat sink, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 15,911
Posted By rhaley
Smile FWIW, the new emitter looks to be the Philips...

FWIW, the new emitter looks to be the Philips Rebel, which is one of the two best parts on the market for lumens/watt. Kudos to Sensibulb for keeping up with the technology, and now that I see how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By rhaley
105 Resin and 205 (fast) hardener as well as 105...

105 Resin and 205 (fast) hardener as well as 105 resin and 206(slow) hardener are both 5:1 ratio.

105 Resin and 207 (clear) hardener is 3:1 ratio.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By rhaley
Boat transporters in FL

Does anyone have any expereince with boat haulers that could move a Catalina 30 from east FL to NE GA? Any reccomendations would be great.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,895
Posted By rhaley
When I bought my C27 (82), I completely removed...

When I bought my C27 (82), I completely removed ALL the original wiring and started from scratch. And I highly recommend it. The vast majority of the time, you will save neither time nor money...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By rhaley
The problem with this test method is it won't let...

The problem with this test method is it won't let him know if there is a "rouge" outlet in his boat that wasn't wired with the rest of them. Certainly there shouldn't be, but I have seen stranger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By rhaley
If you have two separate AC circuits, then the...

If you have two separate AC circuits, then the easiest solution is to put two GFI receptacles, on at the beginning of each circuit. Trace the wires from the breaker to the first receptacle. This...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-01-2008
Replies: 304
Views: 55,162
Posted By rhaley
Great Job...Again

Another gem Giu, thanks for putting in the time to make these.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,227
Posted By rhaley
DC to AC = inverter DC voltage to DC voltage =...

DC to AC = inverter
DC voltage to DC voltage = DC converter
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,227
Posted By rhaley
I think that E032 may be referring to the fact...

I think that E032 may be referring to the fact that most of the internal circuitry of the television/DVD run on 5VDC. Just a guess though...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,227
Posted By rhaley
Just for clarification, Watts=Volts * Amps for DC...

Just for clarification, Watts=Volts * Amps for DC only. Watts = Volts * Amps * Power Factor for AC. There can be a HUGE difference if the power factor is low for a particular device.

For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By rhaley
Any of the Ham books by Gordon West are also top...

Any of the Ham books by Gordon West are also top notch.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By rhaley
I have the 430S, which is the same unit but...

I have the 430S, which is the same unit but loaded with inland lakes maps. It works very well, and I would buy the same unit again. The only gripe I have had is the included transom mount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 6,822
Posted By rhaley
I'm not familiar with the Johnson 4 stroke...

I'm not familiar with the Johnson 4 stroke models, but the older 2 stroke Johnson 9.9 motors have an ignition module that will go bad every few years from overheating. If the 4 stroke has such a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By rhaley
Experience with Garmin 4X0 GPS

Anyone have any direct experience with thes models? I am contemplating the 430s for my boat (I sail an inland lake in GA). I have played with the demo unit at the local dealer, but anyone's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,171
Posted By rhaley
I have a C27 that I use the same way you describe...

I have a C27 that I use the same way you describe (I use 2 Group 24 batteries) and I installed a Xantrex Truecharge 2 years ago. It has worked flawlessly and I would buy the same thing if I had it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,508
Posted By rhaley
Thanks for all the suggestions. I am going to go...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I am going to go with the more familiar rock climbing harness. Less expensive, easier for me to pick up local, and it won't be used as a deck harness. Thanks again!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,508
Posted By rhaley
Bosun chair/harness recommendations

Can anyone give me any recommendations for a bosun's chair/harness? I am leaning toward the Spinlock Mast Pro Harness as I am more comfortable with a climbing style harness, but if the standard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 8,275
Posted By rhaley
Over sizing the wire will DECREASE load...

Over sizing the wire will DECREASE load resistance as the wiring runs will add less resistance to the circuit as a whole. The equation you posted says exactly that. For a given load, the larger the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,724
Posted By rhaley
How exactly are the components of an electronic...

How exactly are the components of an electronic device the reason why it fails? In an functioning piece of electronic equipment, all the components you have listed are powered up and operating. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,724
Posted By rhaley
Agreed. As you said above, the wire...

Agreed.



As you said above, the wire size is based on the load. Short circuit protection is based on the wire size. Obviously they are related, but there is a difference.



Agreed, as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,724
Posted By rhaley
There are a few points that I disagree with here,...

There are a few points that I disagree with here, one of which is that the fuse size is not related to the wire size. The wire size most certainly dictates the maximum size fuse. You may fuse the...
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