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Search: Posts Made By: Maine Sail
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

There are many types of leaks that don't cause massive flooding that a well designed bilge pump can keep up with.

*Here in Maine many boats t-bone solid granite and may drive the keel up into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

Wow somebody went all sarcastic on my butt.......;)

I am merely the messenger here, not the gospel.. Rule would be the gospel....;)

Keep in mind most of what I posted is what Rule, the bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

Install a diaphragm "nuisance pump" to deal with nuisance water and let the Gusher and centrifugal pump deal with Oh $hit level water....




Where did you come up with this info???? It is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,882
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

Interesting perspectives from a new thread found here: Behavior On Other's Boats (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/racing/189233-behavior-others-boats.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,882
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

Some of us in the industry actually do have respect for our customers and a good & polite work ethic.

Please don't let posts like this be reflective of the industry. Sad, very, very, very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,882
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

I also never enter anyone's house with my shoes on. This is just being polite...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

A few thoughts.

If you are using a Balmar alternator then please use a Balmar regulator. The internal regulators are set for 14.1V, which is absurdly low, unless you have GEL batteries. These...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

Melissa,

We really need to know what you mean by "no amps going into the battery"? What are you looking at to determine this? If you are at 13.6V or 14.1V there is current going into the batts but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Water Heater Tank Construction

-Aluminum water heaters do not exist on land...... Think about it.

-Glass lined steel tanks are the cheapest of the cheap construction for land based water heaters.

-SS water heaters are the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Cruising Maine JUL2015

Boil.....? :eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,264
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Add to that the sad reality that most volt meters are installed incorrectly and sensing voltage way downs stream of the battery terminals thus picking up all the voltage drop along the way. Any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,264
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

I'm having a tough time believing you've looked at any of the links I've posted for you...?

It will tell, you how many Ah's you've removed or % removed when calculated factoring in Peukert and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,264
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

I really am trying to understand this..

-You have an 860Ah bank of 8 GC2 Golf Cart batteries

-Using 50% leaves 430Ah's as unusable and "dead lead"

-This "dead lead" for a 50% DOD calculation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: "Cyclone" mooring

I must admit I came to the polyester bit through an old MIT study, some experimentation, looking at hundreds of storm failed pendants/moorings etc., and many talks with the guys at Yale Cordage (they...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Jacklines--Does Anyone Actually Fall Off to Windward?

My practice when off shore and needing to be clipped in is to move forward on windward and clip in on windward. This way if I fall...

1- I have more to grab on the way down

2- My tether stops...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: "Cyclone" mooring

I think Steve Dashew (http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/docs/dashew-right-rode.pdf) explains it pretty well..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: "Cyclone" mooring

Polyester/polyester is what the Yale Maxi-Moor II pendants are made from. Better chafe resistance and less tendency to melt. They were originally polyester/nylon but testing in the Yale lab, and real...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,481
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Mooring pendants

With properly installed & laced dual pendants, twisting should not be an issue. I have seen far too many boats over the years lose a pendant that were very lucky to have a second. I also see far more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: "Cyclone" mooring

Maybe you just don't know what to look for? Even after early spring or late fall Nor' Easters, in the cold North East, I find lots of melted nylon pendants. These hard spots lead to more fracturing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,264
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Ease of installation = Smart Gauge hands down. Two wires & no shunt wiring to mess up. You can also monitor the voltage of a start battery which adds a third wire...




User friendliness =...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,481
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Mooring pendants

The problem is that it won't weight anywhere close to 3000 pounds under water and this is why many municipalities have made concrete moorings non-approved... I am really amazed municipalities even...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,264
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Do you want any sort of ball park accuracy from your battery monitor?If the option for a temp sensor is there, and you expect any sort of accuracy, jump at it...

Why should looks even matter? Heck...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 61,374
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Confusion - Amp Hours vs. Reserve Capacity

My original point was to prevent folks from mistaking a reserve capacity or reserve minutes rating for a 20 hour Ah capacity rating as I see done all to often.

You would be shocked at the number...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 61,374
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Confusion - Amp Hours vs. Reserve Capacity

Because on boats lots of owners use Ampere Hour counters. These need the 20 hour rate in order to work and be properly programmed. The Puekerts constant for each battery will be slightly different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Propeller 101?

Not correcting you just giving a more in-depth look into something that does not always fit into a box.

Generally speaking most sailboat props are designed for 15% tip clearance but some could...
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