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Forum: Electrical Systems   03-31-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By kaakre
DC Voltage -- Negative Bus to Ground

Am checking my DC circuits and noticed that the voltage between the negative bus and the hull ground ranges from 1-12 volts based on DC load. Makes sense to some extent I guess, but the thought of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By kaakre
Re: Engine Driven Refrigeration Compressors

At any rate- Grunert and Sea Frost appear to post specs except for average run time. Likely due to variations in box size and insulation as well as climate issues.

Did some more digging in forums...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By kaakre
Engine Driven Refrigeration Compressors

On an average 45 foot boat, with an average sized refrigeration system- how long will I have to run the engine to freeze the cold plates?
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By kaakre
50A Splitters/ Dual 30A Shore Power

I have installed two 30A shore receptacles on my boat. The thought was that I could feed the shore power circuit with two 30A feeds-- either from (2) 30A sources or (1) 50A source through a splitter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By kaakre
Autopilot -- Linear Drive Sizing/Interface

A technical autopilot question. I did a number of searches but cannot find anything on point.

I have a Simrad AP26 system with the AP20 Computer, RC136 rate/heading sensor, and RF 300 rudder...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By kaakre
New Generation Electrical System Spec

I am building a 56 foot cruising ketch and have a blank sheet in regard to the electrical system. I plan on having 800-1000 watts of solar panels, a wind generator, a 5-7KW diesel generator, a 100...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By kaakre
Fresh Water Tank Pickup Line Size

I have a plugged pick up line in my water tank. It is steel and about 1 inch in size. Since it is 35 years old I plan on replacing it with a new PVC line. The current line is necked down from 1'' to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,351
Posted By kaakre
Re: Lewmar 185tt Bow Thruster Install - Clearances/Cutting off Blades

The UK guys seemed confused as to why I had not ground it down already and said that it was what was done in the UK to make them work. The guy I talked to and the one standing behind him and in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,351
Posted By kaakre
Re: Lewmar 185tt Bow Thruster Install - Clearances/Cutting off Blades

Spent a half an hour on the phone with Lewmar US and UK. General denial response. Asked UK for the design diameter of the prop and they did not have a drawing! UK has agreed to send a drawing when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,351
Posted By kaakre
Re: Lewmar 185tt Bow Thruster Install - Clearances/Cutting off Blades

Thanks georgec -- I have sent a request to Lewmar Product Support and will try to get someone on the phone on Monday. I downloaded a copy of the prints on the Lewmar site to try to determine the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,351
Posted By kaakre
Lewmar 185tt Bow Thruster Install - Clearances/Cutting off Blades

I installed my 185TT steel thruster tube and attempted to install the thruster. The thruster prop cannot be installed on the shaft when the drive assembly gasket that is provided is installed between...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By kaakre
Re: Thru Hull Sizing and Sharing

Thanks for the input guys.

Looks like the (2) 1 1/2" intakes with seachests will be OK as described. The flow rate/flood rate for 1 1/2" at three feet below the waterline is 76 gpm. Should be more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By kaakre
Thru Hull Sizing and Sharing

I am building a boat and am looking for sizing information for thru hulls. With inflow and discharge for M135 main engine, 7.5 KW generator, two heads, three sinks, three AC's, refrigeration, and a...
Forum: Diesel   11-16-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 912
Posted By kaakre
Wanted- Perkins M135 or 6-354N

Looking for a 135HP Perkins M135 or 6-354N in good running condition or overhauled. Also need BW 2:1

Thanks,

Keith
Forum: Diesel   09-12-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By kaakre
150HP Diesel Re-power Questions

Will be re-powering my ketch in a couple of months with a 135-175HP 6 cylinder natural diesel. Would prefer 150HP or greater. Transmission will be an axial 2:1. Current engine is a dead 165HP Fiat...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-12-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,140
Posted By kaakre
May have found a solution for the 12-24v for the...

May have found a solution for the 12-24v for the windlass and bow thruster. May be able to use a Series-Parallel switch from large truck applications. They have 24V starters and the series-parallel...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By kaakre
Thanks for the help guys! I am now buying the...

Thanks for the help guys! I am now buying the wire, terminals and bus bars. Will have about 200 pounds of luggage for St Thomas. I have made up a load plan and materials estimate based on direct...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,140
Posted By kaakre
Hi Dwayne-- Have done just that as a jury rig but...

Hi Dwayne-- Have done just that as a jury rig but I want to run with one system installation through the panel. Don't want to have 16 fans wired outside of the panel in a parallel system on a new...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,140
Posted By kaakre
Converting 24V to 12V - Low power items

I am doing a complete rewire of my boat and found that most LED's and electronics are now 10-30 VDC. Since I am buying most everything new and changing out all bulbs with LED's anyway it seems less...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By kaakre
I found that most LED's and electronics are now...

I found that most LED's and electronics are now 10-30 VDC. Since I am buying most everything new and changing out all bulbs with LED's anyway it seems less painful to go exclusively with 24V . The...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By kaakre
Sailing Dog is right. Daisy chaining in parallel....

Sailing Dog is right. Daisy chaining in parallel.

Am now considering going to 24V across the board so the loads are even lower. The LED's and most electronics can run on either 12 or 24. Have to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By kaakre
Wiring Question-- multiple loads on one circuit

I am starting to wire a bare boat and have a few questions-- It is a 56 foot steel ketch.

First of all I am running a heavy feed line (3% drop) from the panel to a block and then smaller lines on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By kaakre
Thanks Banshi, I will give it a go when i...

Thanks Banshi,

I will give it a go when i get back there. This was the last thing we completed before I left on Friday and I had no time to play with it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By kaakre
I did some internet searching. Apparently Debond...

I did some internet searching. Apparently Debond 2000 cannot be used on plastic or lexan.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By kaakre
It will have been on the lexan for about three...

It will have been on the lexan for about three months.
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