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Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Start electrics problem

Are you sure the starter itself is up to snuff? Brushes wear out and the commutator varnishes up or gaps between the segments plug up with bits of brushes (copper) Test the contacts in the solinoid...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Start electrics problem

^Maybe in all this testing/trouble shooting/aggravation you may want to simplify your system, eliminate several connections/wires/switches.....Sounds like a real charlie foxtrot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Aluminium

I say 'aluminum'; my wife who studied in Manchester says 'aluminium'. I imagine she said it and heard it more than a few times since her dissertation was about conversion coatings on aluminium. She...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By CVAT
Re: Start electrics problem

Then the problem is from the switch to the starting battery, eliminate the starting battery by physically switching it with the House bank, I know pain in the A## but, will save you from having to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Start electrics problem

The electrician was definitely right, in that HE COULDN'T FIND anything wrong.

If you are getting sufficient power (volts and amps) to the starter assembly, which you can confirm (and presumably...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By smurphny
Re: Start electrics problem

Think I'd try cleaning every connection, especially the main engine ground. Take some sandpaper and scrub off to new metal. Spray some contact cleaner in the connectors and work them in and out a few...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Start electrics problem

I've removed perfectly clean "looking" connections to find a thin layer of corrosion beneath them.

I have an intermittent starter problem on my dinghy. I pulled all the wiring out and started...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Start electrics problem

Looks are one thing actual measurements tell you the whole truth...

What are the measurements, in voltage drop, point A to point B/terminal to terminal, for each section of wire in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By asdf38
Re: Aluminium

A less effort/less reward option I went with for some new portlight frames was rustoleum aluminium primer and rustoleum aluminium color paint.

I can't speak to the longevity but I know I'll be...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-28-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By travellerw
Re: Start electrics problem

Follow Mainsails advice..

My gut instinct would be to check the grounding between the starter and engine. Then the grounding of both battery banks (possibly the house battery bank has a better...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-28-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By Don0190
Re: Start electrics problem

Not really. It all depends on how you pushed the buttom maybe, or whether you were right in the edge of the voltage limit for the circuit, ir whether the connection is loose and has moved some.

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-27-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,157
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Start electrics problem

Did he test both positive and negative side for voltage drop? What did he define as "normal"?

Did he test the voltage drop across the battery switch?

What was the min low batt terminal voltage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

They clog with bilge gunk and stick, possibly rendering your bilge pump useless or much less effective.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery management worries

The VSR looks good and the monitor is identical to a Xantrex LinkLite.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Splicing different sized double briad

Yes, you can do a load bearing end to end splice. The one that is linked above is once for double braid polyester line. It won't work with high modulus line.

My suggestion would be the same as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Splicing different sized double briad

One could do an end-to-end splice (see Splicing Guide (http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=922)) but it might be wiser/easier to use smaller diameter spectra line with...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By eherlihy
Re: How to removing ammeter

Assuming that the wire from the ammeter is one of the two wires on that large fuse, I would want to know where the OTHER wire goes. I would also want to know what is on the other side of the fuse.
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Forum: Electrical Systems   04-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By eherlihy
Re: How to removing ammeter

It is likely that the wire going TO the ammeter comes directly from the alternator. The wire coming FROM the ammeter likely goes to the starter solenoid.

If this is the case, your best bet would...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery management worries

Here is some reading for you that may help. Almost all the questions you asked are answered in these two articles.

Wiring & Installing A Battery Monitor...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By desert rat
Re: How to removing ammeter

Do nothing until you know where the ammeter wires go. You might create some really strange problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By btrayfors
Re: How to removing ammeter

Yeah, you can. But why not take the opportunity to renew the cable and make sure it's the proper size to get the most out of your charging setup?

Bill
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By newhaul
Re: Starter or battery?

Check the temperature of the starter when it works vice when it doesn't work if it is hot when not working lily starter going out if no signifant difference then like the others said check all the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Classic30
Re: Starter or battery?

..What Stu says.. :)

It could also be burned-out contacts on the solenoid itself... but it does sound like an engine ground/battery connections issue to me.
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Starter or battery?

Anything intermittent like that is an electrical connection going south.

Check the main engine ground first, it might look good, but pull hard on it, and remove it and clean it.

Check the fuse...
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