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Search: Posts Made By: dave.verry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By dave.verry
Visual aids, why didn't I think of that? (because...

Visual aids, why didn't I think of that? (because I'm "working")

Maine Sail,

Wire nuts? Really? Ow!
Now if we could just get the crimp controversy settled.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By dave.verry
blt2ski, Confusion! The wire will either be...

blt2ski,

Confusion! The wire will either be copper or tinned copper. Non-tinned copper is bare copper.

Sorry, I think I just figured it out. When I was referring to bare copper I was not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By dave.verry
Hey Guys, If you want my two cents, DO NOT...

Hey Guys, If you want my two cents,

DO NOT USE BARE COPPER WIRE!!!!! Copper is NOT a noble metal. The tin-lead covering of tinned wire is there to protect the copper. If you remember copper domes,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By dave.verry
Boat moving recomendations?

I am relocating from North Carolina to Spokane, Washington. I am planning to take my trailerable Chrysler 26 with me. Can anyone recommend a company to tow my boat on my trailer? My trailer is 7...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
Table

Sorry, had to make this smaller.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
Full battery

If your battery goes below 80% charge, generally when you start charging at the maximum recommended charge current, the voltage at the battery terminals will be below float voltage level (13.3V to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,976
Posted By dave.verry
Dad, Exactly right. The thin plates are...

Dad,

Exactly right. The thin plates are there to allow the manufacturer to stack more of them in the space. More plates = more surface area = more possible current (starting current or CCA, cold...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
Someone WAS paying attention! Exactly right!...

Someone WAS paying attention!

Exactly right! A single battery charger will charge a parallel string just as if it were one battery. Since the capacity is doubled it will take twice as long to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
4/0 cable

Dad,

I took a look at the specs for the Prosine 2.0. With a surge capability of 4500 watts, at a low battery voltage of 10.5 volts the surge current into the inverter, assuming 90% efficiency...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
The only reason I can think of would be voltage...

The only reason I can think of would be voltage drop during startup inrush current. Remember, all wire and connections are resistors, with very small values. If the inverter takes a large amount of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
Frank, Not to worry, at least not too much....

Frank,

Not to worry, at least not too much. Wet cells are much more forgiving then their maintenance free brethren. Charging at the Gel settings will do less damage to the wet cells then the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
camaraderie, I second that, well said.

camaraderie, I second that, well said.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
Frank, First of all, if you have a wet cell...

Frank,

First of all, if you have a wet cell then it is not maintenance free. If it is maintenance free, it is a AGM or Gel cell.

If you are charging the battery types in parallel, be sure they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By dave.verry
Battery charging

The easiest way to make sure you are hooked up correctly is to measure the voltage on both batteries as you are charging and switched to "both". You should measure 13.3 to 14.5 volts, depending on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 11,778
Posted By dave.verry
Dog, Thank you for bring up this point, I...

Dog,

Thank you for bring up this point, I was remiss in not explaining the difference.

Correct, there are two additional single points of failure, the connections between the 6V blocks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 11,778
Posted By dave.verry
Bill is correct, in essence you are making a 12V...

Bill is correct, in essence you are making a 12V battery.

There are two ways, actually. The first is as Bill described it, putting two 6V batteries in series (positive to negative, creating one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By dave.verry
AGMs

The shallower you discharge your AGMs the longer (more cycles) they will last. The better you charge your AGMs the longer they will last. The cooler you keep your AGMs the longer they will last. Now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By dave.verry
Energy Budget

What is your energy budget and how do you charge your batteries. AGMs suffer if you undercharge them or overcharge them. If you charge them with solar or wind you may have to have more capacity to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By dave.verry
The starter should be a No smoking zone

The fact that the starter solenoid was smoking is a clue!:D

Batteries have the ability to produce thousands of amps when shorted. The alternator does not produce any current until the engine is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By dave.verry
High currents!

I concure, batteries have the ability to produce thousands of amps for a very short time. In addition I would check connections to the battery and to the starter. A loose or corroded connection can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 11,778
Posted By dave.verry
Paralleling does not cause premature failure!

Neilchristophers,

Not true. When the cells are connected together with cable they will be at the same voltage in all conditions. As they are charged the charger will impose the voltage and the...
Forum: herSailNet 10-09-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 4,836
Posted By dave.verry
Getting Her use to sailing

The admiral and I went out sailing on a lake this weekend with very good winds :) (15 knots gusting to 25) but lousy weather (rain, reduced visibility, cool) :mad: . We just got the boat (26’...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By dave.verry
Customer Service

Everyone makes mistakes! What counts toward your character and reputation is how you handle those mistakes. I recommend or not companies strictly on their follow-up or customer service.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By dave.verry
Caution

Don't know who to go to but I do know who to stay away from. Check out this link:

http://www.sailboatowners.com/forums/pviewall.tpl?fno=441&uid=73289238795&SKU=2006258082859.21
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By dave.verry
Definitive answer

I'm never one to stop investigations or take just one opinion, but I think this answers the question. Just thought I would share it with you.
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