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Search: Posts Made By: TropicCat
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,070
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Engine diagnosis Yanmar 7.5 hp...

I have 2 iGM10s. A couple of years ago, I rebuilt my port engine. I can have this little Yanmar completely disconnected and sitting on my cockpit floor in an hour, using a cheap come-a-long dangling...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 4,225
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Yanmar transmission dipstick question

I seem to recall this is true
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By TropicCat
Re: 2QM20 alternator wiring question

That's what a battery switch is for...right? You have a 'battery lead' running from the engine to the starter battery. Disconnect it, and insert a battery switch at that point wired to each bank.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Need off-topic password

Brad,
That thread was educational early on, but over time degenerated into political points of view.

I just wrote another two paragraphs, and had to delete them. I found i was arguing that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Need off-topic password

OT - where you post the same point of view day in and day out while hoping for different results?

Yeah, I just gave up on it. Talking about sailing and boats is a lot more rewarding.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 7,599
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Wait..... you pay just $200 a month for your slip with electricity? Where are you??? Since the economic recovery, prices are nudging upward to $10-$12 a foot around these parts, electricity is...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By TropicCat
Re: No neutral gear

This is no longer debatable. Where owners have either a Yanmar or Volvo diesel, there is simply no choice. Both engine manufacturers will void engine warranties if the transmission is locked in gear...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By TropicCat
Re: No neutral gear

Make sure you keep it in neutral when under sail

http://www.catamaransite.com/propeller_drag_test.html
Forum: herSailNet 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 353
Views: 20,665
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Of course there is sexism between the sexes. My lady demands it. She expects traditional roles for the sexes and for her doors to be opened for her and her guy to drive the car. I have attempted to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Sold my boat...

Brian, Now is the time to get the catamaran you secretly covet!! Solves both the sleeping and the boom issues (my little Catalac has it's boom 7 feet above the cockpit floor).

The way the economy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Sure it will work. In time you discover that one of the batteries will bite the dust before the other does. However, make sure the MPPT controller you buy has different charge cycles. The one I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Electrical System Update

Sure ... Agreed ... but only if you can charge it with a 14 hp engine in a couple of hours.
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Electrical System Update

I have two engines and solar with an MPPT controller, so I stayed with the same sized alternators.
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Electrical System Update

I'm surprised you need this much battery capacity. Are you Microwaving dinner? I also have yanmar diesels (twin engines) with the 35 amp alternator, and also thought I needed more batteries as my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Why?

You now have two group 27 batteries in series right? What's powering your house requirements now? I would have tapped your "house" across one of the two batteries as requirements would be...
Forum: Diesel 08-14-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,070
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Engine diagnosis Yanmar 7.5 hp...

I think your gut feeling is correct. Buy some more fuel and a fuel stabilizer and put it in the tank. You don't mention the engine, but if it's a Yanmar, on top of the valve cover is a compression...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,975
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Lets talk about dinghies y'all

I looked at their T260 sport model. At 8 ft 6 inches, it's compact and at 62 lbs, it's light. But they want $2300 for it in Hyperlon, That's too much for something that's going to eventually blow off...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By TropicCat
Re: 2 vs 3 blade prop

Anyone posting numbers on propellers must include engine model or at the least it's horse power in their post or the post isn't as helpful as you think.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,362
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Refrigeration questions

R-12 is increasingly rare and expensive. My refrigeration is almost 30 years old and won't run off electricity. I was thinking that investing $700 for cold beer a real value. But not so much, if I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,362
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Refrigeration questions

Those properly sized units are a little pricey. Is that what I'm looking at? $2000 to fix this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,362
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Refrigeration questions

The Engel intrigues me as I understand they draw the least amount of power and I do need to address my refrigeration, which has finally bit the dirt.

I have a good sized refrigerator / freezer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,362
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Refrigeration questions

Denise, can we have some details on the conversion? How big was your ice box? Did you do a write up with photos I can see?

Rick
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Interesting little video

No house, no white picket fence, no love of his life and lastly no children. That's a hell of a trade off when you're his age.

However, for us older guys this looks pretty good to me!!
Forum: herSailNet 08-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By TropicCat
Re: be nice to female captains "or else"

This had me laughing for a solid 2 minutes...... thankyou
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 08-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Which Site Are You Most Likely to Use To Sell Your Boat

Why on my site of course

Catamarans for sale by owner
http://www.catamaransite.com/catamarans_for_sale.html
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