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Search: Posts Made By: transmitterdan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,031
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

30A twist lock connectors are not the best thing if you need more than 20A continuously. And way too many boat owners run them at 30A or even more. A lot of people think that a 30A circuit breaker is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Bent shank on my Danforth Anchor

The Fortress did very well in Chesapeake Bay testing as recently reported in another thread. The bottom was pretty much as the OP described. For that type bottom it's a pretty hard to beat that style...
Forum: Atomic 4 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Electronic Ignition

This is good advice. I bought a twin engine gas/petrol fueled boat once with electronic ignition. Previous owner was frustrated because engines ran rough and died a lot at idle. So I closed myself in...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 896
Views: 49,725
Posted By transmitterdan
Rallies Gone Wrong

The Bumfuzzles are a sample size of 1. Drawing statistical conclusions from such a small sample size is not possible. Sometimes crap doesn't happen. Sometimes it does.
Forum: US Northeast 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Yanmar parts in Massachusetts

You can buy diesel motor oil at just about any auto parts store or truck stop. Check the engine owner's manual for the exact recommended oil viscosity and SAE letter code. Use the manufacturer...
Forum: Electronics 07-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,112
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Raymarine SeaTalk Troubleshooting

WOMPA,

Sea Talk is a very simple bus. There is only 1 wire (yellow) that contains data. The red wire is constant 12V battery voltage. Black wire is battery minus. The usual cause is some Sea Talk...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: sealant for stanchions

I don't know but it is different. His stuff works and the HD/WM junk doesn't.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: How to prevent corrosion: SS bolt in Al mast

Tef-Gel and Lanocote are the two most popular. Both are insulators and they are not going to set up or dry out so it is less likely that the screw will get stuck in the threads. Tef-Gel is expensive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,524
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

Cockpit drains can be plugged by debris (leaves, bugs, etc.). If that happens then you have to ask does the bilge pump system still work?

Most boats won't sink if the cockpit drain is plugged. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,524
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

It needs to be a vented loop with the vent as high above the water line when heeled as you can get.

Some people use a big centrifugal pump with inlet a few inches from bottom of bilge. Then a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Attaching Motor Hoist baseplate

Nova Lift is also easy to remove and stow. But probably you won't need to do that very often. The Nova is pretty hard to beat.
Forum: Electronics 06-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: AIS Receiver installation

These blanket statements are not helpful to novices. There isn't anything "bad" about splitters. Some are better than others.

The points against splitters are twofold. First there can be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By transmitterdan
Replacement circuit breaker

32VDC is the maximum rating. So it is ok for up to 32V. 12 is less than 32 so it's ok. If it is corroded then replacement is a good idea.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

It depends on the length of the wires. Fuses are not required at least in the USA in starter circuits.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

There are breakers rated for DC & AC service. The typical DC voltage is 32 so what you have is a AC/DC rated breaker. If it is working then it should be ok as is. If you want to change it that is ok...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Electrical problem, possibly reverse polarity issue

Wire nuts are unacceptable on boats because the environment is corrosive humidity and spray. Copper corrodes in this environment. All connections must be gas tight and wire nuts don't do that. Proper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Electrical problem, possibly reverse polarity issue

Reverse polarity doesn't burn wires. What is a "cap I had connecting them"? If you mean a wire nut then that's a problem. Wire nuts on boats are a fire waiting to happen. No disrespect but it sounds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Low coolant level

Check the heat exchanger. If it is full to the cap then probably the plastic tubing is not making a good seal at the filler neck. A small leak there will empty the overflow bottle in time. A pressure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Plastic transducer leaking

The threaded ring should not have water under it. There should be two o-rings around the transducer body that seal against the tube and keep the water out. Probably these o-rings need to be replaced....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Autopilot install with a switch

What kind of pilot is this? Some pilots have an on/off feature that doesn't involve the battery wires. The on/off switch is wired to 2 terminals on the pilot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Drilling/Tapping Acrylic Lenses

Yes, let the owner do it himself.

Beware of through tapping. The original was not through tapped probably to avoid leaks. A through tap might leak he will need a creative solution. Goop on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Corroded electrical connectors

Have a look at this page for some ideas.

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.188/.f
Forum: P30 04-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Stuck valves

Some turbos and superchargers can be damaged by synthetic oil as it has different cooling and surface tension properties among other things. Best to use the oil recommended by the engine manufacturer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Things that happen in cruising

I don't know enough about a big cat like this. Is there no way to rig a preventer for extended down wind sailing on such a boat? Our mono has permanently rigged preventers and they are always set...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,987
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Smackdaddy Update

Dear Steve and family,

There are no words that can ease the unimaginable pain. May our prayers lift you up and send strength to you and your family.
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