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Search: Posts Made By: jhaley66
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 334
Views: 32,813
Posted By jhaley66
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Here is a photo of the end result.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 334
Views: 32,813
Posted By jhaley66
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

I recently read "Breaking Seas" and, coincidentally, faced the same failed impeller problem while on a charter in the Gulf of Thailand in January. The captain of the boat took the fresh water pump...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By jhaley66
Re: Lubricating Sail Slugs?

Lemon Pledge furniture wax works great. I spray it in the slot as i raise the main. That is "wax dissolved in a solvent" but much less expensive than a bike specialty product or a silicon lubricant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By jhaley66
Re: CDI Furler Halyard is Getting Stuck

In earlier posts in this thread you guys mentioned a pulley at the top of your furler. My halyard exits the black composite piece at the top of the furler and goes directly back into the foil. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 8,647
Posted By jhaley66
Re: outboard for sailboat?

What pitch prop did you use on the 9.9 Johnson?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,637
Posted By jhaley66
Do you need a bulb with this installation?

I am considering the installation of a permanent fuel tank in my boat. Is there a way to avoid the manual fuel pump bulb with a permanent tank or do you still have to prime the engine with a few...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By jhaley66
Btrayfors, I have a 10 inch power wire...

Btrayfors,

I have a 10 inch power wire between the Iota charger and an always-on power bus to which the bilge pump is also connected. The always on bus is connected to the hot side of the battery...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By jhaley66
Leds on Iota Battery Charger

Greetings,

I have installed a 55 amp Iota Battery Charger on my boat with the IQ4 controller. It has been on the trailer for the last year being painted and the batteries were deeply discharged. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-27-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,203
Posted By jhaley66
What did the lightning do to dhe rudder?

What did the lightning do to dhe rudder?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,203
Posted By jhaley66
My mast is deck step and I do not think it is...

My mast is deck step and I do not think it is grounded.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,203
Posted By jhaley66
Mast wiring - common ground?

My boat had only a steaming light on the mast. I plan to add an anchor light, a light to illuminate the windvane and potentially a foredeck light.

Is there anything wrong with using a common...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By jhaley66
Iota is not a marine charger

I have the 45 amp version and it is my understanding that it is not a marine charger and is not ignition protected. I am happy with mine so far.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,068
Posted By jhaley66
AC conduit - make it waterproof or install drain holes?

Greetings All,

With much advice from this forum I have installed my IOTA battery charger and now I am installing shore power. I have seen several posts which advise to put the AC wiring in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-08-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By jhaley66
How did you connect the battery cables to your...

How did you connect the battery cables to your Iota charger? Now that I have received the unit by mail I see that there are bolts that are designed to capture a lug under them. I think I can use a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By jhaley66
I have been following this forum for a while, so...

I have been following this forum for a while, so I have found Mainesail's posts on this topic to be very useful. I have already ordered the crimping tool that you recommend, along with connectors...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By jhaley66
Thanks very much for the link, Sailingdog. The...

Thanks very much for the link, Sailingdog. The price at wind & sun was half of what I had previously looked at by just googling Iota.

I notice that Iota sells battery wires that have a special...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By jhaley66
Also, do you have any suggestions about a good...

Also, do you have any suggestions about a good place to order an Iota charger from?

Thanks in advance.....
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By jhaley66
question about Iota battery charger

I am about to buy an Iota battery charger. I want to wire it directly to my (new) AC electrical panel. Has anyone done this already? Do I need to cut the plug off and put crip connectors on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,510
Posted By jhaley66
Do blue sea panels come with a cover for the back...

Do blue sea panels come with a cover for the back side of the panel? I am contemplating installing an AC panel in the main cabin and the back side would be in a lazarette. I need to protect the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 13,945
Posted By jhaley66
Medsailor, PS When it comes to bilge pumps...

Medsailor,

PS When it comes to bilge pumps remember "One is none. Two is one, and three is two. You should have two bilge pumps"
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I think those are words to live by. Do 2 or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By jhaley66
Stanchion backing plates

I am having the deck painted on my 1973 Midship 25. All the stanchions will be removed, along with the 35 year old marine plywood backing plates underneath the deck.

The paint shop is planning to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By jhaley66
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By jhaley66
Teak pads on deck

I have several pad eyes and cam cleats on the deck of my boat that are attached to teak pads, which are in turn attached to the deck.

I am adding some more hardware to the deck and am wondering...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By jhaley66
Why wouldn't you use the Iota charger for a...

Why wouldn't you use the Iota charger for a gasoline powered boat? Is it because it is not ignition safe? I have an outboard powered boat and am considering getting an iota.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By jhaley66
This helps alot, thanks. I really like this...

This helps alot, thanks.

I really like this bilge pump arrangement. Can you buy this diode device off the shelf or do you just buy the diodes and install them in the wiring harness? What size...
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