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Search: Posts Made By: btrayfors
Forum: Electrical Systems 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Portable Generator

??? You talkin' about the Honda EU2000i ???

It is rated at 2000 watts (16.7 amps @ 120VAC) and it will run a 75 amp battery charger just fine.

No argument about the preference for solar...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Installing SSB

Ray,

Don't bother (with the outside mounting box for the tuner). Just install it underdeck in a dry location as close to the bottom of the antenna as you can. No need to be paranoid about this....
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 06-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By btrayfors
Re: NEW: Now You Can Call the Marine Operator on SSB

Clay,

AT&T operated three stations in the marine high seas service: WOO in New Jersey (two sites); WOM in Miami; and KMI in Point Reyes, California. All of these were closed in November 1999. ...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 06-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By btrayfors
NEW: Now You Can Call the Marine Operator on SSB

WLO and KLB: Marine HF/SSB Services Now Restored

I am pleased to announce that marine operator services through station WLO in Mobile Alabama and station KLB in the Pacific NW are now both...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Hitachi 35 amp Alternator OK for new batteries?

Hugo,

If you have room for them, two 6-volt golf-cart batteries in series would be preferable to two 12-volt batteries in parallel. Virtually no 12-volt batteries are true deep cycle. The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Hitachi 35 amp Alternator OK for new batteries?

Yes, there are several more sophisticated external regulators which could maximize the charging capacity of your alternator. However, they are expensive and, as you seem to depend on solar anyway,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Can you "recondition" an AGM Battery?

Try another charger. Or, temporarily connect it in parallel to another more fully charged battery to "kick start" the charging process.

Many new "smart chargers" won't charge a battery which is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Battery Charging Question

With an EchoCharge there's no need for switching anything.

Wire the starter to the start battery, with it's own ON-OFF switch (the Blue Sea Systems #6006 is a good and inexpensive one).

Wire...
Forum: Electronics 05-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By btrayfors
Re: The bottom line on Ham radio

Keep working at it!

In theory, your radio is capable of receiving SSB and CW signals over a wide frequency range, including HF (3-30 mHz) where most of the marine SSB transmissions take place.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By btrayfors
Re: starter wont engage

Check the ground connections. Also, be sure the cables are of adequate size, preferably AWG 1/0.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By btrayfors
Re: golf cart battery installation

Normally, just one fuse is used for the house bank, located as close to the batteries as possible. ABYC calls for within 7 inches.

For many, the MRBF (terminal) fuses will be very convenient. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

Some older boats had 32-volt systems. My first "big" boat, a 35' gaff-rigged ketch, had such a system.

You can also find 24V, 36V and 48V systems on some boats, inter alia.

Bill
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

120VAC shorepower cords used in 30A circuits should be 3-wire 10 guage to the boat inlet. The wiring inside the boat should have a CPD device (fuse or breaker) within 10 feet of the incoming...
Forum: Electronics 04-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By btrayfors
Re: CB radio with SSB

Have you considered a used marine SSB transceiver? These can be had for approximately $300-700 or so and will do all you want and more. I have several at the moment. PM me if interested.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,621
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Being ANL

As usual, MaineSail has the real poop!

Denise...those Blue Sea fuseholders are not stainless steel....they're nickel-plated copper.

Stainless is a poor conductor of electricity, and one...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 992
Posted By btrayfors
Re: would you buy used AGMs?

After having used T-105 golf carts for more than 20 years, last year in August I replaced all my house batteries with Crown industrial golf-cart batteries. They are rated at 235AH each. I also...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-09-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Rebel Heart- Keeping positive

Me, too, Smack...

Problem is, many of those who are loudest in their criticism are neither ocean sailors nor, in some cases, even parents.

I got on the Stephanie Miller show day before...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Charging with generator

Let's get this absolutely crystal clear.

1. You have a Trucharge battery charger installed in the boat which says it draws a maximum of 12 amps @ 120 VAC. Is that correct?

2. You plan to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Charging with generator

The Honda EU2000i Companion model will very likely fit the bill. It can handle battery chargers up to about 75 amps output. If your battery charger is 75 amps or less, you'll find no better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,340
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Vhf/ham

What you bought is a dual-band VHF/UHF radio which is capable of receiving and transmitting on several VHF and UHF bands, including the ham bands (144-148mHz and 440mHz) and the marine band...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Circuit Breaker

Boatpoker,

That pic you posted scares me to death. Too many violations and No-No's to count. And on a gasoline boat, too!

Scares me so much I gotta go get a stiff shot of rum!

Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,340
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Vhf/ham

Congratulations for finding and using this option. I hoped that would be the case.

For those who don't know the M700Pro, it's a great marine radio...similar in many respects to the M710 but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By btrayfors
Re: recovering battery abuser. Another mistake?

There you have it: a perfect recipe for good treatment and long life of flooded lead-acid batteries.

I agree 100%, as usual, with MaineSail's prescription.

Moderator: this should probably be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,340
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Vhf/ham

That's good practice, agreed.

But, how exactly do you do that (adjust power output levels) with your Icom M700Pro?

Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,340
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Vhf/ham

Sure.

The ham radio is a Yaesu FT-900CAT. It was a very popular radio for use both in fixed and in mobile operations. It is compact, has a removable control head, and has most bells and...
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