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Forum: Chartering   10-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,162
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: St. Thomas & St John worth visiting by boat when in the BVI?

Thanks for the info everyone. Definitely going to check out St John. Sounds like fun.
Forum: Chartering   10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,162
Posted By preservedkillick
St. Thomas & St John worth visiting by boat when in the BVI?

Hi everyone,

I'll be in the BVI for two weeks next month. My second trip. The charter company's limits include St Thomas and St. John. Are these islands fun to visit? Is it worth the hassle of...
Forum: Chartering   09-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,179
Posted By preservedkillick
Tips for not getting cheated on fuel when chartering.

Hi everyone, we chartered with a company in the BVI in 2013. I don't want to name the company we used, but at the end of the charter, we were billed for diesel required to top up the tank. Fair...
Forum: Engines   08-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: How many volts at the glow plugs

No, Vetus M 3.10. (Mitsubishi K3D engine).
Forum: Engines   08-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: How many volts at the glow plugs

Awesome. Thanks guys. More investigating to do.

-jeff
Forum: Engines   08-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: How many volts at the glow plugs

The thing is, the voltage is exact the few times I tested by activating the glow plug button at the control panel. .3. The meter does not jump around, as I'd expect with a short or grounding issue. ...
Forum: Engines   08-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: How many volts at the glow plugs

Yes, this is with the glow plugs disconnected.

I removed the connection from the first plug, (all are connected in series) and measured from the terminal to the engine block for ground.

12...
Forum: Engines   08-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By preservedkillick
How many volts at the glow plugs

Hey everyone,

Using multimeter, I measured just .3 volts to my glow plugs when activated. Shouldn't this be 12 volts?

Seems obvious, am I missing something?

I measured from the wire...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Voltage Drop Problem: battery, wiring or both

This sounds like a good idea, thanks!
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Voltage Drop Problem: battery, wiring or both

Thanks Tropicat. All wiring is shiny new clean. I don't think corrosion is an issue.
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Voltage Drop Problem: battery, wiring or both

Rick,

I'm not sure I understand? Is this to address an engine control panel switch issue? In my boat, the engine control panel is about 12 to 15 years old, but all other wring is new?
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Voltage Drop Problem: battery, wiring or both

The 10s/9s were measured at the battery posts while cranking. I get 12.6+ under no load, then low 10s while starter in cranking. The thing is, when I take the battery to Napa they load test it and...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By preservedkillick
Voltage Drop Problem: battery, wiring or both

Setup: House bank of two 6 volt golf cart batteries wired in series. Few years old, good shape. Boat has very low amp needs. Starter battery: 7 year old Napa Grp24 dual purpose, used to start a 22...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: How to find electrical load of 20HP diesel

The 2awg is a little thinner & more flexible. With the way by panel & switch is setup, the thinner wire will be much easier to install, in this case. That is..if the wire size is adequate.
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: How to find electrical load of 20HP diesel

Thanks Maine Sail.

One more question related to this. I'm replacing one section of my starting circuit wiring. I've got a wire running from the battery (20 inches) that goes to a Blue Sea switch,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By preservedkillick
How to find electrical load of 20HP diesel

Hi everyone,

I've got a 3 cylinder Vetus diesel engine, and I would like to calculate the electrical load (amps) needed of the starting circuit to determine wire gauge needed. The engine is 979cc...
Forum: Chartering   11-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By preservedkillick
Great places to charter?

I've just come back from 16 days on a boat in the BVI. What a fantastic place to sail. Good weather, lots of places to explore, nothing too far from anything.

Anywhere else in the world as good...
Forum: Chartering   10-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Going to BVI! Bring cash?

Nodders, was that $60 a day per person?
Forum: Chartering   10-15-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Going to BVI! Bring cash?

Everyone ok with leaving cash stashed on the boat?

I could always hide a little zip lock bag of cash somehwere I guess. Are boat break-ins a problem in the BVI?
Forum: Chartering   10-14-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Going to BVI! Bring cash?

Thanks. About how much cash per day would you think? Could a couple (two people) get by on $50 a day cash? Is that too much?
Forum: Chartering   10-14-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By preservedkillick
Going to BVI! Bring cash?

I'm chartering a boat in the BVI in November. What's everyone's experience with credit cards on the islands? Should I just bring cash? I hate to carry around too much cash.

Any suggestions?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By preservedkillick
Plumbing..Hose reduction coupling? Does it exist?

Hey everyone,

I'm looking to connect a 2" hose from a galley sink to a 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" seacock.

I've got a galley sink that has a 2" drain. I just removed a 1 1/4" marlon seacock and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Props catching seaweed

Thanks Rik,

You'd think your setup would catch all kinds of stuff! Any my set up would not since it is so protected behind the keel. I don't get it.

Prop looks nice!

-pk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Props catching seaweed

Rik,
Do you have a shaft zinc near the prop? Is your prop behind a keel or fully exposed?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By preservedkillick
Re: Props catching seaweed

Thanks for the comments guys. I should experiment before I get rid of this.
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