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Search: Posts Made By: stantale
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By stantale
Slip rental wanted in Charleston, SC

Hello all,

We are in Charleston, SC looking for a slip for our 30 ft sailboat (6ft draft). If anyone has even an empty corner somewhere, we'd be glad to pay a couple hundred / month. We'd like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By stantale
using PWM to limit current to a battery charger?

I have a xantrex c40 charger that will take 48V in, and charge a 12V bank.

the 48V are coming from a second battery bank however, and the C40 has no current limitation (it's designed for solar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By stantale
Wanted: Room/workspace in Annapolis for feb/mar

Hi all,

First off, happy New Year!

We are moving aboard our 30fter and taking off for a year long cruise April 1st. We're endebted to all the fantastic answers and information found on this...
Forum: Diesel 10-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By stantale
Actually I was just at the boat show and I asked...

Actually I was just at the boat show and I asked a bunch of experts. No one knew except the venerable Ralph Naranjo (probably wasn't so happy I asked a question entirely off topic from his weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By stantale
Thank you mitiempo, that is a great suggestion -...

Thank you mitiempo, that is a great suggestion - have been doing so to taper filled thru-hulls bit it didn't occur to me on the backing plates.

I think I'm all set - thank you for the great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By stantale
1/2" !? Have you seen the price of G10 ;-) ...

1/2" !? Have you seen the price of G10 ;-)

That sounds right - and I do have them 4" wide for 1.5" wide chainplates.

When you say edge tapered, you mean the outside, correct? So it doesn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By stantale
thanks for the answers - the existing chainplates...

thanks for the answers - the existing chainplates were glassed into the hull (hence replacing them since they can't be inspected) so it is plenty strong.

The old ones aren't corroded and look...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By stantale
chainplate is 316L stainless, hull is fiberglass,...

chainplate is 316L stainless, hull is fiberglass, backing plate is FR-4/G-10.

Backing plates will be epoxied to hull for the forward/aft lowers, and at the bulkhead (so will used an L-shaped piece...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,729
Posted By stantale
chainplate backing plates - G10, how thick?

Hi All,

we've got 1/4" standing rigging with 1/4" stainless chainplates. Planning on using FR-4/G10 as backing plates epoxied to hull, with big washers for the 1/2" bolts.

Wondering what...
Forum: Diesel 09-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By stantale
Thank you for the answers, very helpful! ...

Thank you for the answers, very helpful!

This is the sequence for the football: it's all in a straight line, so water comes in through thruhull, through seacock, into the newly found strainer,...
Forum: Diesel 09-04-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By stantale
What is this *thing* between my raw water intake and engine

Hi All,

first off, happy Labor Day!

Second, what is this thing? I have a yanmar 3GM30F - it sits right on the engine raw water intake thru-hull, and from it goes directly to the engine. No...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By stantale
Airmar ST800/ST850 question - deadrise

Hi All,

looking to get an airmar ST800 or ST850 NMEA speed/temp transducer.

1) This is not a depth tranducer, however the manual states a deadrise of 22 or less. Mine is about 36-38 in pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stantale
thanks for the answers, if I could re-use the...

thanks for the answers, if I could re-use the hole I would... we're actually putting in bigger vents, but the existing holes can't be made bigger due to the bulkhead.

Another question: can I use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By stantale
filling 4" deck hole - epoxy/fiberglass question

Hi,

have a non-cored deck, probably 1/4" - 1/2" thick depending on whether it's a reenforced section.

I need to fill a 4" hole that used to have an air vent in it. It's on the cabin top near...
Forum: Electronics 06-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By stantale
a little late to the post, but only just got...

a little late to the post, but only just got here!

As a testimonial, in the last two Bermuda races we used a BGAN Explorer 100 and then 300 unit, and while it was the usual rube goldberg racing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By stantale
Annapolis, MD is where the boat is, but...

Annapolis, MD is where the boat is, but Washington DC to New York city and anywhere in between would do.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By stantale
radar reflection is a great reason - thanks for...

radar reflection is a great reason - thanks for reminding me, I saw that thread too.

Any ideas where to source Ethafoam (I assume you use flexible rolls rather than planks?)

Good luck finishing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By stantale
agreed, the only issue is that the non-reflective...

agreed, the only issue is that the non-reflective insulation from the bubble wrap for reflectix is quite bad (1.1 per their site) and that's all you've got if you don't add air in front of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By stantale
Not sure that is correct. Below is from the...

Not sure that is correct. Below is from the Reflectix site. I've seen recommendations of 1" of air in front of the aluminum layer for it to work at all.


What if There is No Air Space Present on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By stantale
yes, thank you, that is the site. The...

yes, thank you, that is the site.

The specifics of why layers were chosen as they were is not fully discussed, so I was just wondering what the benefits were. For example it seems that reflectix...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By stantale
insulation - only polyethylene?

Hi All,

I know this has been re and re and revisited a few times on the board, but here goes for a very basic approach:

Seems like the cheapest insulation is to get rolls of 1/4" closed cell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,819
Posted By stantale
forced air heater duct material

Hi All,

we just installed a toyoset forced air heater, and I'm looking for the right material to make the duct out of - I really don't like flexible aluminum dryer tube since it's so flimsy, on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By stantale
Hi Exiles, great site, and congrats on the...

Hi Exiles,

great site, and congrats on the sponsor! Interestingly we'll be doing a similar trip in reverse next year, albeit without the northwest passage so far more tame. Canada, Greenland,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By stantale
Right, apologies - not celotex... I meant to...

Right, apologies - not celotex... I meant to write reflectix. They all sound the same, like toothpaste ;-)

So you say you would use adhesive caulk because it must be sealed - I guess my question...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By stantale
insulation - glue or velcro!?

Hi All,

we're adding new celotex insulation to our hull, and after removing mounds of carpet and 3M glue, I'm not so sure I like that approach given the absolute party it was to remove.

I've...
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