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Search: Posts Made By: Maine Sail
Forum: Electrical Systems 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: would you buy used AGMs?

Just show them your Costco membership, tell them you want to evaluate the club (not happy with Costco etc., and ask for a one day trial pass.....

Costco generally sells Johnson Controlls (JCI)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: would you buy used AGMs?

The only way to know "test out well" with Lifeline AGM's is to do a controlled 20 hour capacity test. Seeing as Lifelines can EASILY be toasted in two years, I would not buy used AGM's that had not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Being ANL

The real story is that crap is NOT a true ANL, does NOT have the same trip delay and is NOT ignition protected. They are pure and utter Chinese JUNK.

I tested about 30 of them perhaps a year or...
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: VHF Coax Questions

Two different applications. An amalgamating tape over the entire external connection once the two are mated. The adhesive lined heat shrink (dual wall) is used at the intersection between the PL-259...
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: VHF Coax Questions

Amphenol, Amphenol-Connex, Times etc. all make a decent crimp/solder (crimp shield/solder pin) product. The Pan-Pacific brand I sometimes buy at my local HAM shop is made in the same factory as the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 8,361
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Which Crimp tool to use: Single or Double.

Those are three different die sets, The bottom link is the most common..
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 8,361
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Which Crimp tool to use: Single or Double.

They have a bunch of double crimp dies..

http://www.proskit.com/crimpers/dies/lunar-series-die-set-insulated-terminals-awg-22-10-thin-style?cPath=3_25&
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

Many gate valves installed in the 70's were not a proper marine bronze alloy.. They can become extremely brittle......
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

Tapered cones can outlast the boat BUT we no longer live in the "steam boiler" generation where folks had any sort of mechanical aptitude or common sense. I see tapered cones DESTROYED by freeze ups,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

The 93 series are strong valves but keep in mind my testing was DAM or "dry as molded"... These valves can loose quite a bit of strength after being submerged. Still DAM pull tests are impressive.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,146
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

A full compliment of Spartan Tapered Cone Seacocks will likely cost more than than the market value of a Newport 28.....:D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 332
Views: 101,562
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

They are two different steps. The butyl is the sealant between deck and fitting. The Epoxy is to seal the core in case a fitting ever leaked. Most boats, like 98%, do not come from the factory with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Fusing Batteries

No need for additional fuse..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 130
Views: 43,069
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Harbor Freight Tools - Crimper Update

Yes they are all copies of the AMP tool. They do a decent job but the FTZ is a slightly higher quality than the one made in Taiwan & sold by many.

I searched high and low for a better crimp tool...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,781
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Rebel Heart- Keeping positive

I did see that but was also responding to this, which I had meant to, but, failed to quote:



Perhaps I mistook what you meant but I read it as you are one of the many who think what Eric and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,781
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Rebel Heart- Keeping positive

So, don't take him, you're the parent. What is sad is that it seems YOU know what is best for other peoples kids, not just your own...?. Castro, Hitler and Stalin also knew what was best for everyone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Fuel tank fabricator in Annapolis area?

2002 & 1/8" thick.. Holes? Very doubtful.. If Bud made it this is a QUALITY aluminum tank made with quality aluminum. The standard Mirax tank was half that thick and they too can still make you one,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,781
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Rebel Heart- Keeping positive

Tom,

I hate to break it to you but Cuba, North Korea, China and Iran have more "responsible media" than we do here in the US.....:D:D

"Responsible media" is like saying "good smelling poop",...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By Maine Sail
Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

So sad to hear this today..

Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire (http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=161093)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Waterproof spray for Sunbrella

This is because Glen Raven has tested all these products on their product and hands down 303 High Tech Fabric Guard is the best performing, least damaging, longest lasting and most protective to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Fusing Batteries

Yes house>start>engine neg are all tied together. The only time this would get tricky is if you needed a shunt for the house ban for a battery monitor.
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Fusing Batteries

Two post will be fine for alt and starting loads. I would suggest 200A for each bank as a min and 75A on a 35A alt will be fine. Ignore starter motor "specs" as there is no standard to accurately...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,530
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

I suppose I could trust myself to use ether wisely, not that I would, but I simply would not trust someone else who just thinks it is a normal part of starting a marine diesel. I think that is what...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,530
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

Yanmar has never been a company to mince words.. The capitalization of NEVER is theirs not mine...;)

NOTICE: NEVER use an engine starting aid such as ether. Engine damage will result.
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,530
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

HUGE difference in Joe Schmoe squirting a $1.99 can of Wal*Mart ether directly into the intake and a well designed, specifically engineered, atomized & metered direct injection system. I have seen...
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