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Search: Posts Made By: bshock
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Sounds like a 'Good' marina - care to share the name? Folks like that deserve the positive news - sure, this started poorly, but they really do sound like they have an unusual (sadly) level of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

I agree with Caleb. Sounds like they are trying to make it right. It would not hurt to have someone look things over but if they announced their mistake they will likely get it all fixed.

Sent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By CalebD
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

When we connected my friends boat in the wrong orientation many years ago the only fatality was the alternator, which let out a little smoke as a clue. There are diodes in the alternator that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

I would wonder why this happened in the first place.

I believe that a properly documented electrical system is a must. This means that there is an available schematic diagram, and that everything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

The tachometer gets its signal from the alternator, so fix that and the tach should be fine.

Do you know what electronics would have got switched on?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By PitApe
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

I would test everything electrical on the boat, particularly the electronics (make sure you check all the functions, memory, etc.). Chances are that it didn't do any harm to anything else, but now is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Excellent point !!! This point can not be emphasized enough!!

Once topped up with water batteries need a good "rolling" charge, usually well in excess of 14.6V in order to properly mix the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Delta-T
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

You don't want to top off your batteries in the winter with water unless you are going to do a charge that will create a bubbling of the batt. acid. to mix it. Otherwise the water can freeze on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Are they flooded wet batteries (all common battery types are lead acid)? I'm betting the start battery is. That would seem to be normal self discharge. Next winter, I would stop by to top them off...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Bob142
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

More than enough unless as mentioned there is another issue keeping the engine from starting thus needing a lot of cranking...the booster is practical just in case...after everything up and running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

If that battery can't start a 30B3, even if it were at 11.9V, it is toast.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By PitApe
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

That should be plenty. A Westerbeke 30b3 isn't a huge engine. I would think that even a 50% charge would be plenty, as long as there isn't something else wrong with the engine that makes it "hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By MarkSF
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

The Magic 8 ball says yes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Markwesti
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

My bet would be yes , it will be enough . We keep a emergency jump start battery on board , the type you can get from a auto parts store . We haven't had to use it yet though . Good luck and happy...
Forum: Outboard 02-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mercury 3.3 2-stroke question

The lever just needs to be pulled hard. The rod of metal the catch goes around will probably break off as mine corroded through.

Just drill a new, slim, bolt through to let the catch hook onto...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

well yeah it might seem alot but you will have to test your individual boat, stuff like what material is used, or if its braced by a seat and or what the transom is made out of and how its designed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

I compensate for the sun and heat effect of compressed air

so inflate and push with your hand...if you can push in 2 inches or so you are good

alterantely if you have any wrinkle or folds like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

awesome... post a pic or two to see the condition

something I always do is verify water flow and then if needed de grime the lower unit(you dont want to burn the impeller up)

pinesol in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

good deals

the small older 2 stroke 2-3.5hp engines are very bulletproof and awesome performers and easy to maintain

tohatsu, nissans, evinrudes, suzukis, even mercs and such later on

good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By capta
Re: Solstice inflatable

I've always felt you get what you pay for with inflatables. Being Chinese built, I'd be cautious about their ability to fulfill the warranty.
Our top of the line Zodiac has lasted over 7 years, 5 of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Reducing bird mess

I've noticed that birds will move between boats, leaving some untouched altogether. If they find a boat they like, they will stay until either dissuaded or something else more attractive as a roost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By chrissailorman
Re: Reducing bird mess

One thing I did was to get those 1/4 lb deli containers, the ones they sell potato salad and such in....poke a hole in the middle of the bottom for a string with a hook to hang the container, bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Reducing bird mess

We take the furled jib sheets first down to the bow cleats, and then back to the winches. so birds cannot perch on the sheets.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Reducing bird mess

Bird stuff is a pain. Different birds, different remedies. It seems that seagulls )sater rats!) get used to almost anything.

The pinwheels would probably keep most birds off the lifelines, in fact...
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