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Search: Posts Made By: lecomte38
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,606
Posted By lecomte38
Are All Deep Cycle Batteries Alike?



Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By lecomte38
Small Force 10 Grill


In the center of the on/hi/low dial is a decal. Peal it off or just jam a philips head screw driver thru...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By lecomte38
Keel Bolt Torque

TIGHT. as tight as you can make them with 1/2" drive sockets and a breaker bar.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 4,777
Posted By lecomte38
Waxing Topsides and Hull

1. Invest in a good professional buffer $75

2. A bottle of "Liquid Ebony" at an auto paint store. $8 This is an ultrafine compound that they use for buffing out clear coat on fine autos. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By lecomte38
AGM batteries has any one used them

ARGH !!!!! lead acid rules ! $200 for 440 ah of bullet proof T105s is the best deal you will ever get.

Trojan Man
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 6,714
Posted By lecomte38
Battery Sulphation solution

I looked at the DS500 Dedsulfator from Inovative Energy Systems. (Jack Rabbit Marine sells them) Very interresting; A little magic box that connects to the battery and sets up a harmonic frequency in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By lecomte38
battery nightmares

another happy gel customer.

Cut your losses now and buy a set of Trojan T105s.


Trojan Man
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By lecomte38
Thru Hull Removal

I beat the wood backing plate out from under the valve flange. Then I could pushed the assembly out far enough to hack saw the head off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By lecomte38
AGM Battery Recharging

denr - did you bother to go to the deka eastpenn manufactures web site and read about VRLA batteries?

"It is critical that a charger be used that limits voltage. The charger must be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By lecomte38
AGM Battery Recharging

The volt regulator should NOT be set to wet cell. gel cells/agm must be charged at a lower voltage and temperature monitored/regulated. much more info at:

I just posted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,923
Posted By lecomte38
Seek comments: Raytheon autopilots

I installed the Simrad Robertson AP22. VERY HAPPY. It handles my 38'' 18,000 lb boat in all conditions all the time reguardless of sail trim, sea state, following seas etc. This was the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By lecomte38
small tenders with class

ask this over at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,113
Posted By lecomte38
How do you repair crazing on decks?

wash with soap and water, wipe down with acetone, roll and tip both the barrier coat and interthane. the nonskid is in good shape so I didn,t use anti-skid. I did use "flatener" to cut down on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,113
Posted By lecomte38
How do you repair crazing on decks?

Interlux 4000 is a 2 part barrier coat formulated for this purpose. I applied it before using the interthane 2 part paint an am happy with the results. Call the interlux tech service.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2003
Replies: 33
Views: 8,045
Posted By lecomte38
Oil Change experience - Lessons Learned

Forget the electric pumps - get a Big Boy vacuum pump/holding can.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By lecomte38
Bilge pump choices

The diaphram pumps are good if you have excess pump height. From the bottom of my blige to the top of the loop is 8''. The submersible pumps are not rated to pump to that height.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2002
Replies: 25
Views: 3,858
Posted By lecomte38
Electrical Upgrade

buy Nigel Calder''s Mechanical & Electrical Manual.

FIRST DETERMINE YOUR NEEDS! start with a new circuit breaker panel with meters($350+) a house bank and starter battery($250+) 100 amp...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,758
Posted By lecomte38
Gel coat cracks

Interlux has a barrier coat ( #4000 ) that works very well for filling crazing. Then paint with 2 part paint. ( add non-skid if you like ) Call their help line.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By lecomte38
how much play in cables. for stearing

You should also check the keys in the wheel, sprocket and steer quadrent for slop or wear.. My 35 year old boat has NO play in the steering. If I overtighten the cables there is a noticable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By lecomte38
charting software

Nobeltec does a much better job of quilting then Maptec. I am in the process of purchasing software now after playing with the demos for both plus The Captn. Nobeltec is my choice with Maptech...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By lecomte38
Replacing Roller Furling

Schaefer builds a nice unit also. Round extrusions rivited together (no set screws to back out)and Torlon ball bearings instead of sealed metalic ball bearings..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By lecomte38
Oil Changer Pumps

Topsider Big Boy works great!!! clean and easy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2002
Replies: 20
Views: 2,964
Posted By lecomte38
Proper shaft alignment

You use a .005" feeler gauge all around between the faces of the coupling.

If the faces are flush with each other loosen the stuffing box and rotate it a bit while the flanges are engaged. That...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By lecomte38
found rocks

bummer - call your insurance agency and ask them. Depending on the type of boat - dropping the keel, fiberglass repairs, and rebed keel including haul and launch will surely be more then your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By lecomte38
Engine Oil Problem

that is a bad sign. you are burning the oil like it was diesel fuel. your piston oil rings are stuck/broken. motor r/b time.
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