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Search: Posts Made By: tpothen
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By tpothen
Re: Moving 25 foot sailboat across Michigan

Just have the cradle set on a car trailer. I did this to get my Cal 2-25 from Green Bay to Minneapolis. My setup has about 7 inches of bridge clearance so get the lowest car trailer you can find. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By tpothen
Re: Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

Ok so it will be a few months longer than a year and a half :laugher

To keep the city happy I have to keep it in the driveway, to keep the wife happy I have to leave access to the garage door, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By tpothen
Is it to early in my refit to apply VC17

Iím well into a refurbish of a 1982 Cal 2-25, full keel version. The boat sits in my driveway on its cradle which is sitting on a trailer, so far my neighbors have been fine with it.. till recently, ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By tpothen
Re: Crimp terminal options

Thanks mitiempo - I had never seen a step down butt connector. This is the route I will go.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By tpothen
Re: Crimp terminal options

Thanks Bljones - I have no idea how I missed those but they should work perfect.

erps - Unfortunately I have no where to hide any terminal blocks, the wiring is all run inside the headliner and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By tpothen
Crimp terminal options

Iím looking for suggestions on what crimp terminals to use to connect 3 wires. I have 5 cabin lights that are daisy chained together so I need to connect 3 wires. Iím using 3M heat shrink terminals...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By tpothen
Charger mounting options

Something had hadnít thought of when I purchased my Iota 55amp charger is that they are not ignition protected. Now I am having an issue of where to mount it. My boat has a gas powered saildrive so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By tpothen
Re: Pulling new wire for cabin lights

I'm using tinned wire and adhesive lined crimp terminals for everything. The soldering is just to pull the new wire through using the old wire. A crimp here would be to big to fit through the wire...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By tpothen
Pulling new wire for cabin lights

While replacing the cabin lights in my 82 Cal 2-25 I noticed the factory wire has a nice black color at the ends. There is not enough wire sticking out of the liner to cut till I find clean wire so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,610
Posted By tpothen
Re: Electrical system install

Iím in the process of doing the same thing on a 25í boat. Iíve budgeted $1000 for everything but the lights and so far am on track to stay within the budget. You can see the basic layout in my post....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By tpothen
Re: Rewire suggestions

Thanks Bill,

I changed the charger fuse size. and am going with ANL fuses. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the AC ground being tied to the DC ground. Is the connection in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By tpothen
Re: Rewire suggestions

Any other suggestions on the wire diagram above. Iíve purchase the following so far:

Blue Sea 8023 for the 12v side
Blue Sea 8027 for the 120v side
Blue Sea 6006 on/off switch as I will only...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By tpothen
Re: Charger recommendation

Thank you for the additional info. I decided to go with an Iota DLS-55 with the IQ4. The Sterling ProUltra series are nice looking chargers but this is only a 25’ boat and will most likely be sold in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 14,254
Posted By tpothen
Seen as people usually only post negative reviews...

Seen as people usually only post negative reviews I will post my experience the other day at WM. I will admit I only shop their when I need something and don't want to wait for shipping.

I needed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By tpothen
Thank you all for the feedback. I have updated...

Thank you all for the feedback. I have updated the plan above
Mitiempo Ė I changed the fuse size to 50A on both the charger and panel wires. Iím planning on having the cables custom made from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By tpothen
Capt Len Ė Hadnít thought about a voltage meter....

Capt Len Ė Hadnít thought about a voltage meter. I think I will add one to the panel.

Mitiempo Ė Iím planning on running 6awg from the charger to the battery; it will be about 8 feet round trip so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By tpothen
The batteries are run parallel so I only have a...

The batteries are run parallel so I only have a battery on/off switch. Why would I need a diode for this setup? There is currently no alternator on the Saildrive. I have updated my plans for the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By tpothen
Rewire suggestions

Iíve removed all the old wiring from my Cal 2-25 and am ready to start rewiring. Can anyone take a look at my plans below and see if I am missing anything or any suggestions on what could be changed....
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By tpothen
Thank you Bill. The Honda will only be used on 2...

Thank you Bill. The Honda will only be used on 2 week long trips a year otherwise it is just weekends and the boat is on shore power during the week. I have a 210 amp hour wet cell house bank and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By tpothen
Thanks for the reply. I was reading it as the...

Thanks for the reply. I was reading it as the charger could draw 30A on the AC side. Your explanation makes more sense.

Did the charger come with the 30A fuse? Otherwise I'll add one to my list.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By tpothen
Iota charger breaker question.

I am starting to order the items for a complete rewire on my Cal 2-25. I decided to go with an Iota DLS-30 with the built-in IQ4. The charger draws a max 7.3amp but the specs also say there is a Max...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By tpothen
Thank you for the recommendation and great write...

Thank you for the recommendation and great write up. It looks like the PCU1240(40a 1 bank) would work for me. I'll have 2 Trojan SCS200 or 2 SCS225, not sure if they'll fit yet. For power I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By tpothen
Charger recommendation

I am doing a complete rewire, AC and DC of a 1982 Cal 2-25 and I am at the point of batteries and a charger. I will be using 2 group 31 wet cell batteries in parallel, so about 200 amp hours. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By tpothen
Swap a saildrive for an outboard

I have an 82 Cal 2-25 with the OMC saildrive. I have not had the boat in the water yet but have had the motor running with the adaptor described in the manual for running on the hard. I have rebuilt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By tpothen
I just did this job 2 weeks ago. You do need to...

I just did this job 2 weeks ago. You do need to pull the motor and intermediate plate to replace the impeller. It took me about 5 hours but 2 of that was removing the old gasket meterial.
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