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Forum: Electrical Systems   5 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By L124C
Do I really need a corrosion reference electrode?

In his books, Don Casey shows how to look for stray current in the water and current leakage using just the probes on a voltmeter. Is there an advantage to using a corrosion reference electrode to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

The marina claims the issue with the big power boat is fixed.
Today I asked a boat owner who is even closer to the power boat if he had checked his zincs lately. He said he has them checked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By L124C
Re: Installing a conduit in the mast--Worth it?

Just ran PVC conduit inside my mast. Wasn't easy (mainly do to lack of experience), but DEFINITELY worth it! So much quieter. Used rivets on the leading edge of the mast.

Lessons learned:

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Just had the boat on the hard. Everything looked good (except for the newly active zinc!). I specifically asked the yard to inspect the rudder and they said it was fine. They were aware of my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Read (and try to comprehend this time) post 35, last paragraph. If I lose my prop, or you lose your life, does it make a difference where the current comes from? Besides, the jury is still out on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Unfortunately, this is easily done.
In post 7, you assured me that the issues I described (and showed) in the OP did not indicate my boat was in a hot marina. Now, even the Harbormaster apparently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Fstbttms once again, I have to take issue with your statements.

You said:
"This is called "burn back" and is typically due to improperly primed metal in contact with your anti fouling paint....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

OK, this makes sense to me. Thanks!

Interestingly, a couple of months after I installed the GI, the marina newsletter mentioned that they had a new tool to measure stray current. They asked us to...
Forum: Diesel   11-28-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By L124C
Re: Need help with ignition key

I bent my Yanmar key and the Yanmar dealer easily replaced it. Seems they don't make many variations.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,955
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

If you've really got nothing better to do than troll threads and make snarky remarks, you have far too much time on your hands!
If you bothered to read the thread, you'd realize that the issue is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,955
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

That's exactly what he said (without further explanation). Having never assembled rigging I have no idea what that means. I have enough to do, which is why I didn't do it myself in the first place....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,955
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Rigger respondid saying it was residue from the dies. Said bronze wool will remove. Begs the question; Why only the two.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

I'm attempting to figure out the issue, not "disagree" with anyone "credentials" or not.
These are the facts: The anode DID last 8 years submerged in an electrolyte. During those 8 years, it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,955
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

So...It could be minor or major. If the rigger says it's minor, how do I know (I have no reason to believe him at this point). If he cleans it up and treats it, will it stay clean (for a normal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,955
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Thanks for all your responses.
However, I'm curious...why did the forestay and backstay react like this and the others didn't? Though...it now occurs to me that he made up the clean rigging a week...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,955
Posted By L124C
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Well...the new standing rigging is just over a month old.
I went up the mast to do some electrical work and noticed corrosion on the forestay and backstay hardware. The cap shrouds which are about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

[quote]
Metal? What Metal? (See previous post). It seems you assumed facts not in evidence. The facts are: The zinc has lasted for (at least) 8 years in pristine condition, and is suddenly working...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Now we're on to something! I never said the zinc was connected to metal. As far as I can tell the skeg is FRP and the zinc simply screws onto it.
Couldn't the skeg zinc be protecting the metal in...
Forum: Electronics   08-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By L124C
Re: Raymarine Service

Talked to a local Raymarine dealer/service tech who said Raymarine is ridiculous with the "no splice" rule. Said using the full (factory length) wire length is valid, but a couple of (proper) splices...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By L124C
Re: Exhaust Steam

My Raw water cooled Yanmar almost always makes some steam. I assume because the moist, warm exhaust has higher humidity than the relatively dry, cool air of the SF Bay area. I guess if I was in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-22-2015
Replies: 596
Views: 165,737
Posted By L124C
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Now THAT's funny! Especially since I was cringing while reading the story, anticipating it was going to end with a trip to the ER and stitches!
Unfortunately, I think you will need to get your head...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Salt water, no change. Pictures show the skeg zinc and prop zinc. Motor and prop are midships, so the prop zinc is about 8 feet in front of the skeg zinc. Prop zinc was always active, but is more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By L124C
Re: Non active zinc suddenly VERY active.

Wow...we agree! I posted this thread BECAUSE I suspected there was a problem, but didn't know what it was.
However, I can assure you that the problem is/was not that the anode "was not working".
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

Went to West Marine for nylon washers and some co axial cable, they didn't have either (of course!). Found a great selection of washers at my Ace hardware. Installed two 3/16 washers per jaw. Problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By L124C
Re: Rig tension too tight?

Wonder how your stern rail feels about it?:D

In my case, there was enough pressure on the stern rail to substantially deflect the chainplate. That's a lot of pressure, and for a rigger to rig...
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