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Forum: Electrical Systems   03-13-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,635
Posted By GordMay
See these wire size charts:

See these wire size charts:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,766
Posted By GordMay
See these ...

See these
http://www.depcopump.com/catalog107/25.pdf

or
http://aqualarm.net/ss-209_data_sheet_4-2006.pdf

or
Johnson Pump (http://www.johnson-pump.com/JPMarine/products/bilge/bilgealert.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By GordMay
Patrick is entirely correct. I apologise for my...

Patrick is entirely correct. I apologise for my misleading & inaccurate post.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By GordMay
To take the 100A Shunt & Ammeter out of the...

To take the 100A Shunt & Ammeter out of the circuit, you could wire a simple DPST “off-on” toggle switch (Blue Sea Systems #8287) in series with the two little shunt wires. Switch “on” shunt in cct;...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,519
Posted By GordMay
Check out the (2) charts, and Specifications: ...

Check out the (2) charts, and Specifications:

Working Load Limit for Anchor Rodes:
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery - WLL for Anchor Rodes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-26-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 10,807
Posted By GordMay
Take a look at: Port Credit Harbour Marina 1...

Take a look at:
Port Credit Harbour Marina
1 Port St. E. - Port Credit
Tel: (905) 274-1595
Fax: (905) 274-1029
There’s lots of year ‘round live-aboards there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 4,277
Posted By GordMay
For a 26 Ft Cat’ (/w higher windage), I’d suggest...

For a 26 Ft Cat’ (/w higher windage), I’d suggest a storm anchor assembly rated for at least 1,200 to 1,400 Lbs, which would require 5/8" to 3/4" Nylon Rode (1/4 - 5/16" Chain).
Bridles & snubbers...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-12-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By GordMay
John is correct - a 6-1/2 foot draft suggests...

John is correct - a 6-1/2 foot draft suggests that a grounding is very likely somewhere on the ICW.

The “authorized” project depth (MLW, or at low tide) of the AICW is:
~ 12 ft from Norfolk,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By GordMay
A foreign boat must be "imported" into the US...

A foreign boat must be "imported" into the US prior to advertisement or sale. Canadian-built boats are duty-free, and the fees are nominal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By GordMay
The Roberta Bondar Transient Marina (Sault St....

The Roberta Bondar Transient Marina (Sault St. Marie, Ontario) is an excellent facility, located near the heart of the City’s downtown close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

See also:...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By GordMay
Take a look at SAIL Magazine's ”The Jib-trim...

Take a look at SAIL Magazine's ”The Jib-trim Series” ~ by Michael Tamulaites
SAIL Magazine (http://www.sailcraft.com/Racing/Jib%20trim.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By GordMay
As has been indicated, bigger cable is better -...

As has been indicated, bigger cable is better - but #4AWG is adequate for 625 Amps at 12 V for an 12" maximum jumper length (24" Cct length).
Goto Wire Size Charts (1 & 2):...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,362
Posted By GordMay
Install a Barbed PVC Ball Valve in the drain line...

Install a Barbed PVC Ball Valve in the drain line (as close to the bottom of the box as practical). The valve is normally closed (effecting a trap), and only opened for completely draining or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By GordMay
One cubic meter equals 1000 liters , or one...

One cubic meter equals 1000 liters , or one million cubic centimeters.
36 x 60 x 116 = 250,560 cm3 (0.25056 m3)
(250,560 / 1,000,000) x 1,000 = 250.56
Hence 250.56 Litres
or 66.19 US Gallons
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By GordMay
As you indicate, a rusty, loose, & leaking...

As you indicate, a rusty, loose, & leaking seacock assembly represents a critical problem; which could jeopardize your entire investment.
As a (very) TEMPORARY measure, you could try encasing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,929
Posted By GordMay
Triangle equations & calculator: ...

Triangle equations & calculator:
http://www.ajdesigner.com/phptriangle/isosceles_triangle_area_k.php
Forum: Chartering   01-15-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,963
Posted By GordMay
Lee Bay is a nice anchorage, but not during north...

Lee Bay is a nice anchorage, but not during north winds or northern swell. Anchorage is 25' deep and very few if any other boats in area. Nice dive site at southwest tip of bay, 45' deep.
Monkey...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,849
Posted By GordMay
Lowering the flag, during battle, indicates...

Lowering the flag, during battle, indicates surrender.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By GordMay
Check out: “Moisture Meters on Boat Hulls: Do...

Check out:
“Moisture Meters on Boat Hulls: Do They Produce Reliable Results?”
By David Pascoe, Marine Surveyor
http://www.yachtsurvey.com/moisture_meters.htm

and
“Physical Limitations of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By GordMay
For wire size calculations, see “Ohm’s Law &...

For wire size calculations, see “Ohm’s Law & Boats” at:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/ohms-law-and-boats-372.html?highlight=Ohm%27s+Law
or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By GordMay
Port Credit Marina, located in Mississauga,...

Port Credit Marina, located in Mississauga, Ontario, at the mouth of the Credit River (43 32.80N x 79 34.66W), offers summer and winter storage - outside and inside, summer and winter docking,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By GordMay
Check out the “Cruising Logs” from SailOnLine.com...

Check out the “Cruising Logs” from SailOnLine.com
Boat owners/charterers have written these logs, some of which offer excellent information.
http://www.sailonline.com/cruising-logs.html
...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-23-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 3,891
Posted By GordMay
Contact Marsolve: (203)761-8988 or...

Contact Marsolve:
(203)761-8988 or info@marsolve.com
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2006
Replies: 67
Views: 21,820
Posted By GordMay
If ABYC are catering to their constituency, we...

If ABYC are catering to their constituency, we would be wise to learn just who supports the ABYC.
Their membership is primarily marine manufacturers, and professional boat repairers. By far and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By GordMay
The construction of wire rope is described as X...

The construction of wire rope is described as X by Y, where X is the number of wires in each strand, and Y is the number of strands in the rope. Three are commonly used in stainless steel standing...
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