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Search: Posts Made By: donradclife
Forum: Diesel 02-14-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 2,900
Posted By donradclife
Re: Repower confusion (horsepower)

The Beta rep and I had the same discussion a few years back on my Beneteau First 456. He recommended the 37 and I installed the 50. One of the factors in choosing Beta was that they could live with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 3,219
Posted By donradclife
Re: Pumpout Costs

Take a look at

Clean Vessel Act | Florida DEP (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/cleanmarina/cva/default.htm)

If they get state/federal money, they are limited to $5. I'd call the DEP and see if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,715
Posted By donradclife
Re: Solar charger size - trolling motor battery

Let's say that you have taken all 28 amp-hours at 12 volts out of the battery--that's 28*12= 336 watt-hours. Now you want to replace that with 5 days of solar power, at an average exposure of 8...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By donradclife
Re: Recovering a stolen dinghy and engine in another country?

In some countries the police ARE the problem--ask the locals before you go to the authorities.

In this case, they confronted the thieves and just took the dinghy back.

Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By donradclife
Re: Teak Decks

There are few things as satisfying as working with wood. I just rebuilt the swimstep on the yacht club Grand Banks, and haven't had as much fun in years. Got to use a lot of different tools, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 8,493
Posted By donradclife
Re: Pulled out a cleat at my slip, now getting pursued for damages - advice please

In my marina, we don't need no stinkin lawyers when a cleat pulls out of the dock. I call the office, they someone over and put a new cleat on and fix the dock if necessary. All done for less than...
Forum: Diesel 03-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 14,559
Posted By donradclife
Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...

Another sure-fire way to make mechanics rich is to have a leak in your fresh water cooling system, let the engine boil over, then shut it down and add cold water. If it doesn't crack the block it...
Forum: Diesel 03-16-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By donradclife
Re: Best Transmissions

I had no problems with an oversized Hurth, but there are plenty of horror stories about pleople who relied on their sizing and burned up multiple transmissions. When they sold me a Beta they said...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By donradclife
Re: Effect of Current on Amp Hour Capacity

Good article! Explains why the old practice of splitting your house battery into two banks and alternating between each bank every day was a really dumb idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,770
Posted By donradclife
Re: Honda Generator not triggering charger

There is a logical explanation of the OP's experience with his Honda gen and the floating ground--his boat is probably dangerously mis-wired.

The 30 amp shore power cord has three...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,206
Posted By donradclife
I haven't done the math, but I can tell you that...

I haven't done the math, but I can tell you that riding on a mooring with no mast is much worse than with a mast--the frequency of the roll is much higher, and so is the acceleration in response to a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By donradclife
Many alternators are designed to work with an...

Many alternators are designed to work with an idiot light. The idiot light comes on when you turn the ignition on and goes off when the alternator starts putting out. What a lot of people don't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,147
Posted By donradclife
You guys just want to waste money. That Ebay...

You guys just want to waste money. That Ebay regulator is finely built to CE specs:

Key Features
1.over-load protection

2.short circuit protection ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,419
Posted By donradclife
Solder and tape. For the smaller crimp fittings...

Solder and tape. For the smaller crimp fittings I double over the smaller wire inside the crimp, but in this case the #10 wire is probably too thick to do this well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By donradclife
I have also used OPO crew on a couple of...

I have also used OPO crew on a couple of passages, and can testify that they are better than the average internet crew. They pay to get Hank's list of opportunities, which means they are motivated. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,147
Posted By donradclife
Where did anyone get the idea that the had to...

Where did anyone get the idea that the had to shell out $300 for a controller?

Here's a 10 amp one for $12 with free shipping

Solar Panel Charger Controller Regulator 10A 12V/24V | eBay...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By donradclife
Gotta blame the battery here--Bill knows what he...

Gotta blame the battery here--Bill knows what he is doing and measured 14.6 volts at the battery, which means the charger is putting out.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By donradclife
You really want to replace it with an accessible...

You really want to replace it with an accessible breaker/switch, like a blue seas unit, which you can use to TURN IT OFF WHEN YOU NEED TO.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 2,147
Posted By donradclife
I hate to disillusion you, but have you tried...

I hate to disillusion you, but have you tried your 12v coffee maker yet?? I just looked at the bottom of my 4 cup (2 real cups) 120v coffee maker, which does make a pot in about 4 minutes, and it...
Forum: Diesel 11-28-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,270
Posted By donradclife
Turning off the key with the engine running will...

Turning off the key with the engine running will disable the alternator (and the alternator-driven tach), but shouldn't damage them. I have done this countless times without problems--sometimes to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By donradclife
At 25 knots and under, there are no problems....

At 25 knots and under, there are no problems. Over 30 sustained, the generator gets hot enough that the glue holding the magnets fails. Over 35, the solder on the wires to the brushes melts. Its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,230
Posted By donradclife
The period of the swells determines how...

The period of the swells determines how comfortable the are in deep water. A 12 second interval for an 8 ft swell will mean it is smooth, while a 6 second interval will mean its rough. Regardless...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,270
Posted By donradclife
Some are wired so that your alternator will not...

Some are wired so that your alternator will not work either.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By donradclife
make your own for less than $5-- my tohatsu has...

make your own for less than $5-- my tohatsu has the coils already installed, and their $300 charging kit is essentially one of these:

25A, 50V Full-Wave Bridge Rectifiers - RadioShack.com...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,764
Posted By donradclife
Better put on yer hip boots if you want to deal...

Better put on yer hip boots if you want to deal with guy--the BS is getting pretty deep. I'll give odds that whatever crew signs up will be used to slave on the boat prep and then fired when it is...
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