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Search: Posts Made By: L124C
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

The blue ones are most commonly stocked, but I've seen them for larger gauges as well. I'd guess a serach for "AMP Faston Terminal Insulated" would find them, or contacting AMP directly. They've got...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-04-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

Heat shrink qds aren't easy to find but you can get fully insulated ones (counts most for the female side) even at Home Depot. Often out of stock but sometimes there.

2-520182-2: AMP Faston...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,395
Posted By IStream
Re: Lubing Ball Valves (tip/trick)

The smaller Forespar Marelon valves are prone to shearing the stem off, leaving the ball in whatever position it was in. See the last picture in Maine's original post. The stem has sheared off near...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By capta
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

My biggest question is what are the chances of getting water in this bilge? It looks dry, but should you take on water in some quantity, will you then have to redo all those electrical connections?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

I like the concept of moving the neg bus bar out which would remove half of the wires with it, making more room behind the panel. How many circuits are unswitched? I don't like the idea of unswitched...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By CalebD
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

McMaster Carr has quite a number of sizes of delrin sheaves in stock sizes.
I used one when I replaced an internal boom sheave for our outhaul.
Second Amsteel line instead of wire rope.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Stumble
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Replacing the wire with dyneema is a pretty simple conversion, and absolutely worth doing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By AlaskaMC
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

Try Grainger. They have wire, rope and other sheaves from Ronstan and other vendors. After trying to find them myself at sailing shops like WM with no luck, they had everything I needed for 5 bucks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Stumble
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

That is one seriously old school system. For what it's worth I would go to an internal cascade system with a clew strap. But there are a number of places to get those sheaves. Zephyrwerks - The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What (was) this connection for?

That looks like a butchered engine electrical harness that connects to the instrument panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By transmitterdan
Replacement circuit breaker

32VDC is the maximum rating. So it is ok for up to 32V. 12 is less than 32 so it's ok. If it is corroded then replacement is a good idea.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By FDR14127
Exclamation Re: Replacement circuit breaker

Requirements for AC main breakers on boats changed as of Jan. 1 You should read:

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) Explained - Seaworthy Magazine - BoatUS...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

Blue Seas offers the type of breaker you linked to in 25, 30, and 40 amp sizes.
285-Series - Blue Sea Systems (http://www.bluesea.com/products/category/Circuit_Breakers/285-Series)

The fuse or...
Forum: Racing 04-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,348
Posted By Stumble
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Ok, I will say it again with more authority and cites. While racing the only rules that pally between racing boats are the Racing Rules of Sailing (or local rules). The colregs do not apply (at least...
Forum: Diesel 02-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By TQA
Re: Oil level too high?

1/4 inch will be OK.

4 inches will not.
Forum: Diesel 02-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Oil level too high?

1/4" of oil will have nothing to do with a runaway engine. The oil level has to get high enough (typically several inches) to get sucked up past the piston rings, in order to be combusted. 1/4" of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By Classic30
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Although white paint does indeed provide UV protection (as does varnish!) and moisture protection, on traditional boats, varnish was used wherever there was a lot of wear (like the parts of the mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

up and down actually

always good to have spreaders slightly angled up so you never have them slap down, made fast to the shoruds

they flex quite a bit...when the mast pumps, if ot does,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

the tops get more sunburnt so you reflect it off using white paint and then the bottoms look nice when looking up...you know wooden boats

jajaja
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

You can see rot developing under varnish as well and since the underside is where it starts.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

a couple of shorts of clear, kiln dried fir would be a whole lot more available and cheaper than any exotic woods. Hardwoods are inappropriate for uses like spreaders - ever heard of a teak mast or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By Argyle38
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Argyle has spruce spreaders. They did suffer from some rot near the fixtures at the mast but I was able to address it pretty well penetrating epoxy.

If you decide to stay with wooden spreaders,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

yeah teak no good here...think what old wood spars are made of mostly spruce or fir...

you want light and flexible....

a lot of give is involved in spreader design, even in aluminum or glass......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

If you decide to go with wood spreaders, given the limited availability of old-growth (tight grained) spruce, "pattern grade" South American mahogany is a good choice.

While not as light as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

Yup, I think as teak ages, it would tend to split and crack under the stress of the rigging. Softer woods are lighter and will flex more and not crack or split. Since they are aloft they tend to dry...
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