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Search: Posts Made By: utchuckd
Forum: Electrical Systems 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Does everything need to be on a switch?

The more I look at it the more I know need to redo everything, I just didn't want to get into that yet.

How many of y'all run a radio through a fuse only so you don't lose the clock/station memory...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By utchuckd
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Does everything need to be on a switch?

No, I'm asking if a 12v outlet and/or radio needs to be on a switch (breaker or fuse/toggle switch) at all. I do like the sub-panel idea.

Maybe I'll just go ahead and change it all out, its 35...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By utchuckd
Does everything need to be on a switch?

Do things that have their own switch (or don't need a switch) have to go through a circuit breaker or fuse/switch? I want to add a 12v outlet and stereo on my boat. Does the outlet need to be able...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-27-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Voltage drop?

Thanks, all! I've got the Casey book and the Adlard Cole book, just been a while since I've dug them out. Seems like every book I get on a subject there's 5 more recommendations for others, lol.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,971
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I tried the LA cleaner this weekend and it seems to do a good job, but I still get a little better results from a magic eraser, especially now that they have handles for them.

Full disclosure: 1....
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By utchuckd
Voltage drop?

Can somebody explain voltage drop? And how it affects running some new wires in my boat?
Forum: O'Day 05-18-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By utchuckd
Space under gas tank/ice box on 23-2.

Anybody come up with a good way to access or use the space under the tank locker and cooler in the cockpit of an O'day 23-2? I like how most every part of the boat is laid out, just seems like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By utchuckd
Fuse panel vs circuit breakers?

Any considerations or pros/cons of using a fuse panel and switches vs using a circuit breaker panel? I'm looking at redoing my electrical distribution.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

If you have to look at 2 hours away, have you thought about putting it in the SW Florida/ Fort Myers area? I believe I was quoted something in the $8-$12 per foot range a couple years ago at Bonita...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Snappy or otherwise Comebacks

Yes, I lol'd.

But I did not try to lick my elbow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Miami Vice Threads

Don't forget Elvis the Alligator, a frat party drug seizure.
Forum: Caribbean Islands 04-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By utchuckd
Re: 7 days in the Bahamas. What should I put on the list?

Never heard of it before, but I am totally into this idea. Is this common?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,314
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

This is a good article on labeling:

Wire Labeling Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/wire_labeling)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

Are pads or full length bunks down the side better or worse either way on a trailer?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

I bought a truck about a month ago, found an older 1 ton pickup, heavy duty fame, big frame mounted hitch, trailer brake box, it could pull a house if I hooked it up, but in my price range a little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

There's a trailer that's hit craigslist locally that I'm going to look at. It would need a little modification to fit my boat to it, but it's a good enough buy possibly to justify it if it's in good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,495
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

Here's where mine are:

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j148/utchuckd/IMAG0107_zps7c458432.jpg

Think I may go with those Harken 150's. Should they be on an angle to line up with the line...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,495
Posted By utchuckd
Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

I need to replace the clams behind my winches for my jib sheets. What are the pros and cons of cam vs clam? Any other options?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By utchuckd
It's been a longer, colder, wetter than normal winter...

...around here, and it's probably coming again, but it was nice yesterday!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j148/utchuckd/IMAG0601_zps149f680a.jpg?t=1394543821

Had to chase the wind around a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Prepping to re-bed stanchions.

I got my butyl tape from Maine back a couple months ago, just now getting around to attempting the project. Thanks for all the advice, I found Maine's guide to potting holes last night too, not sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Prepping to re-bed stanchions.

Thanks. Is potting the holes necessary or just recommended? I've never worked with epoxy before.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Prepping to re-bed stanchions.

Yes, there is. According to the hole for my stern light wire it looks like 1/2 or 3/4 inch plywood?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By utchuckd
Prepping to re-bed stanchions.

Need to re-bed my stanchions/pushpit as I have been getting some water through the holes. When I take them off, how do I know what, if anything, I need to do to the hole locations before I reinstall...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By utchuckd
Re: Towing and trailer questions.

Thanks, all! Great info and I appreciate it.
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