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Search: Posts Made By: mitiempo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,485
Posted By mitiempo
Re: solar recommendations

That is a bit pricy. I sell a 100 watt flexible panel with the same output for $399 Cdn. 85 watt aluminum framed for $299 Cdn.

Here is a better source: 1 to 100 Watt Solar Electric Panels...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By mitiempo
Re: bottom paint prep

Ablative can go on over hard paint. Hard paint cannot go on over ablative.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,116
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I think the GC batteries made by Deka/East Penn, Crown, or US battery are good alternatives to the more expensive Trojans. I think from Mainesail's posts that the ones at Sams Club under the Duracell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Shroud clips, oversized or undersized?

The wire, thimble, and sleeves are good. They don't say much about the swaging tool but if it is of reasonable quality it should work.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Electrolysis When on a Mooring

I would guess the bilge pump to be the most likely cause as well. Check all connections and re-do any iffy ones - if not all - and heat shrink. Keep all connections above the water level if possible.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Aluminum fuel tank fittings

Try Luther's Welding in Bristol, Rhode Island. ph 401-253-5550

That is where Mainesail got his fittings. Replacing A Fuel Tank Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

Blue Seas offers the type of breaker you linked to in 25, 30, and 40 amp sizes.
285-Series - Blue Sea Systems (

The fuse or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Switching to LED's on mast

I wouldn't use wire smaller than 14 gauge for mast wiring whether Led or not. Maybe even larger (12 gauge) depending on length of run. Voltage drop is one issue and the durability of the wire is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,116
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Yes, if it is wired correctly.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By mitiempo
Free Books Very Worth Having (

The 2 books above are free to download as Pdf's at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,124
Posted By mitiempo
Re: safe cooking

A safe diesel stove has not been mentioned. The Wallas diesel cooktop will cook totally odorless as well as provide thermostatically controlled heat. No exposed flame. There is a kerosene single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Threadbare Gelcoat

The Gougeons (West Epoxy) state that gelcoat can be applied over epoxy but it is commonly thought that it will not adhere properly. I have never tried it myself. I wouldn't count on it working.
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-27-2014
Replies: 509
Views: 113,255
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Recommended Reading

Steve Dashew has written a handful of good books - Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia for one.

He has decided to give back something. Two of his books - The Mariner's Weather Handbook and Surviving...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

Like this for example: (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,571
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

Here is a link that might help. It is Tim Lackey's site Northern Yacht Restoration. He details his wirk with pics and commentary daily. The link is to the work on his Triton 28 Glissando but every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

If you do not have room for a conventional float switch like the Rule I bet a Waterwitch would fit. It s 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 with no moving parts. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Preventer line...

Here is a link to John Harries solution to the problem on Morgan's Cloud. Basically a line on each side of the boom that is hooked near the gooseneck. Easy to use and no leaning over the side.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Cal 36 VS Pearson 36

According to SailboatData the Pearson I showed was last built in 1976. The 365 is a very different boat I agree.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Identify this boat please?

I think it could be the aft cockpit version of the Bowman Corsair designed by Kim Holman in the UK. Here's the link to the details:

BOWMAN 46 CORSAIR sailboat specifications and details on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 5,631
Posted By mitiempo
Re: full battens for a monohull cruiser?

Grampian 31 was available as a ketch as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 210 hertz transducer with raymarine st60?

I have a Raymarine ST-40 depth sounder and epoxied the standard transducer inside the hull and it works fine. I may have lost the extreme depth measurements a bit but I'm not too worried about that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

Yes, that switch combination will work fine. That is what I was describing in a very neat installation. Wiring diagram is below.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

I agree with the serpentine belt for an alt of the size you want.

I recommend you do not use the Dual Circuit Plus Battery Switch. First, it's intended use is for boats with equal size banks such...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 7,411
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!


Here is some help:

New Depth Sounder With An Old Transducer Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at (
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Engine start shuts off chartplotter

Depends. If the current gel batteries are older and have lost capacity over time the problem may persist. If that is true it will only get worse. I would install a starting battery or you may have to...
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