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Search: Posts Made By: mitiempo
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery management worries

The VSR looks good and the monitor is identical to a Xantrex LinkLite.
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Marine Electrical

Charlie Wing's book.

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook: Charlie Wing: 9780071446440: Books@@AMEPARAM@@
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-02-2015
Replies: 1,871
Views: 198,952
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Rocna, unless there is a good reason for a take-apart anchor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By mitiempo
Re: electrical

The isolation transformer is the first item after the shorepower inlet. It's purpose is to totally eliminate any electrical connection between shore and the boat. This is the best solution for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By mitiempo
Re: electrical

The isolation transformer has to be sized for the shorepower connection - typically 30 amps for a 28' boat. Victron makes one that would do the job nicely.

With an isolation transformer you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Dickinson heater booster

11 degrees Celsius is about 52 degrees F. Southern Vancouver Island is often the warmest part of Canada in the winter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Index to Common Boat Projects

Here is another great project resource covering many items, each well documented with pictures.
Compass Marine How To Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Xantrex LinkLite batt monitor: The Ants pantz???

No, they are quite different. While Xantrex uses a conventional shunt Victron's has a circuit board and different connection method to the head unit. They are not interchangeable.

They each come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Charger only, no inverter at this time.

If I was to install an inverter to run a microwave it would be a 2000 watt sine wave.

One other issue is that an inverter needs a large battery bank if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Keep in mind that the wattage listed as cooking power of a microwave is not the AC power it uses. A 700 watt microwave consumes about 1150 watts AC. They also work a lot better with a pure sine wave...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,687
Posted By mitiempo
Re: LED upgrade?

The Dr Led bulbs are apparently approved but only for Aqua Signal series 25 and 40 fixtures - anchor, port, and starboard lights.

Dr Led bought Aqua Signal fixtures and had them certified with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Force 10 Igniter issue

The battery should be below the stove on the right side facing the inside at the front. Single AA battery.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,140
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Unfortunately drilling holes would void the warranty.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,623
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Black Water Thru-Hull Location

Here are the links to Mainesail's how-to:

Seacock & Thru-Hull Primer/Pre Information Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 61,336
Posted By mitiempo
Re: I hate boats...

What I don't understand is why an anti-siphon tube from an exhaust elbow exits through the hull side. I have seen several installations where it exits in the cockpit (over a drain) where it spits a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Rewiring US Yacht 25

I use a bus for the negative wires. It keeps the panel neater.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Holes.... Everywhere, holes...

There is zero reason to gelcoat if you are going to paint. There is at least one reason not to gelcoat - it doesn't stick well to epoxy.

Cover the filled holes with neat epoxy as posted. Sand,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 384
Views: 33,238
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

A professional marine electrician hasn't been on that boat.

I spend a lot of time sorting out problems caused by people who cheap out on wire, connectors, heat shrink and planning or who just do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,900
Posted By mitiempo
Re: High out put alternator

An ACR is a very simple 3 wire installation. Positive to each battery (large cables) and a negative small wire. It is totally automatic - parallels the battery banks when a charging current is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,869
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

From Select Plastics, the largest hatch rebuilder in the world. Home (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

The Genasun boost controllers will charge your 24 volt system.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Engine vent air valve?

Gladrags is correct. You need 2 vents, one for intake air and the other an output from the fan. They have to be dedicated to that use. A surveyor wouldn't pass what you plan to do nor would the Coast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

There is really no reason for any "Y" valve in a head system. The simpler solution is from head to tank to a "T", one side of which goes to the deck fitting and the other to the macerator and through...
Forum: Engines 07-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Help! 3GMD won't start.

Glad to hear that. Probably just needs bleeding as Paul said.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: New here and have a question

The cutless bearing is the brass bearing where the shaft exits the hull. Normal maintenance but will probably require the shaft to be removed to replace it.

Same with the exhaust elbow. They...
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