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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By boltnbrew
Recommendations for radiator shop to boil heat exchanger - San Diego

If anyone has any recommendations for a shop in the Shelter Island area, it would be appreciated. Need to boil out the heat exchanger.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By boltnbrew
Re: Your favorite IPhone apps for sailing?

PUniverse. My favorite is ship finder ais.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,115
Posted By boltnbrew
Re: Honda Generator not triggering charger

Don,


I had a marine electrician at the boat and it was all good. I originally had the same concern as you note. The reason the charger wouldn't work was because iit wants to see 115 between...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,264
Posted By boltnbrew
Re: Panel mount USB power port

I suggest not using the USB, since the standard can change fairly quickly. Instead, how about one of these in the cigarette lighter socket, or two sockets with this in one of them.

Amazon.com:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,115
Posted By boltnbrew
Re: Honda Generator not triggering charger

Final chapter. After reading some RV forums, the issue appeared to be the Honda "floating ground" or some call it a "floating 110". Because the Honda is not truly "grounded", the ground is allowed...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-15-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,920
Posted By boltnbrew
Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

Try SD to Oceanside, top off and spend the night. Easy run across to Catalina the next day. Straight shot from SD to Catalina can be more than nautical miles due to prevailing current and wind: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 8,044
Posted By boltnbrew
Yes, a Link 1000. Power share limits the amount...

Yes, a Link 1000. Power share limits the amount of amps the charger will draw in order to avoid causing an overload on the generator. That said, I did try that as well with no luck. I am still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 8,044
Posted By boltnbrew
One word of caution: Honda Companion ( and other...

One word of caution: Honda Companion ( and other Hondas as I understand it) split the voltage between the hot and neutral and you don't "see" 115 volts as "0" and "115" across the two. They...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-28-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 10,382
Posted By boltnbrew
If it were an auto- inflate, we would be buying a...

If it were an auto- inflate, we would be buying a lot of cartridges!
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-28-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 10,382
Posted By boltnbrew
Our 12 year old does not have an inflatable yet,...

Our 12 year old does not have an inflatable yet, but that is ok because we also use hers as a kayak paddle jacket.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-28-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By boltnbrew
Maybe have the kids do the McLube as part of...

Maybe have the kids do the McLube as part of their crew duties!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,960
Posted By boltnbrew
Or better yet . . . . ;)

Or better yet . . . .

;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,960
Posted By boltnbrew
4th of July cove is empty today. Come on over!

4th of July cove is empty today. Come on over!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,706
Posted By boltnbrew
Saw someone do it last week and I was impressed.

Saw someone do it last week and I was impressed.
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-28-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,578
Posted By boltnbrew
Did you ever solve the problem? I have the same...

Did you ever solve the problem? I have the same issue with a freedom 25 not sensing the Honda when plugged into the 30A shore power receptacle. I use the same cord and receptacle for shore power...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,115
Posted By boltnbrew
The batteries were fairly well-charged (better...

The batteries were fairly well-charged (better than 90%), so bulk charge rate shouldn't be a problem for very long. That's the odd part in that the charge load should not have been much more than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,115
Posted By boltnbrew
Brian, Does the inverter/charger need to see...

Brian,

Does the inverter/charger need to see the "max" charge current in order to do any charging or is it simply a maximum? I guess another way of putting it is whether ther is a "minimum" ac...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,115
Posted By boltnbrew
Honda Generator not triggering charger

Hello all,

I have a brand new Honda EU2000i charger that I want to use as a charging generator while on the hook. I filled her up with oil and gas, plugged in the 30A shorepower cord that I had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By boltnbrew
That was it. New base about $45, together with...

That was it. New base about $45, together with new pump and lid and they're like new. Wonder how long that will last! Thanks again.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By boltnbrew
got it. thanks again for the help - it's...

got it. thanks again for the help - it's appreciated. Now to go digging !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By boltnbrew
Thanks for the tips. One pump is brand new. ...

Thanks for the tips. One pump is brand new. I'll check the base for buildup. Would it interfere with part number 14 on the attached link or some other part?

Service Kits & Parts For Manual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By boltnbrew
TwistNLock not sealing

I need some insight on Jabsco twistnlock pumps. I have the twistnlock pumps on my heads, with a holding tank that fills from the top. I have begun getting backflow into the bowl.

Because the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By boltnbrew
because the replacement twistnlock unit is not...

because the replacement twistnlock unit is not much more than the rebuild kit, I bought two of those instead of a rebuild. No luck since I still get backflow- and the joker valve is new. How,...
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