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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
The funny part of this is the crowd that says a...

The funny part of this is the crowd that says a diesel is more complex than an electric setup,noisy,more maintenance but they will have one to charge the batteries.People are mixing up electric...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
The way this thread was heading with efficiency...

The way this thread was heading with efficiency it was about to change my way of thinking.I was going to plug an electric motor into the wall to turn a generator to produce electrical power to sell.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
There is a reason why most large boats use...

There is a reason why most large boats use electric drives and most small boats don`t and its not about fuel effeciency...With a small city of people that will demand power an alternator running from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By dman
Where there`s a will there is a way....:D He`s...

Where there`s a will there is a way....:D He`s the one doing it ,not you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
I don`t think it is him that has an aquatic...

I don`t think it is him that has an aquatic penthouse,it will be you, tied to a slip with a power cord running your show.You`ll spend more time fueling(charging) and he`ll be wringing out more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
I use my diesel engine for generating power to...

I use my diesel engine for generating power to charge the batteries,and guess what it can actually turn a prop at the same time to move the boat as well.Oh i forgot...to take a hot shower as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By dman
Is there a well made cradle for it?

Is there a well made cradle for it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
mitiempo I agree 100%...We are trained to think...

mitiempo I agree 100%...We are trained to think of things as clean if they plug into a wall...look no fumes.One major problem is "we`re only going out for a little while" heard that before...of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
You`re right they aren`t new..thats why we chose...

You`re right they aren`t new..thats why we chose a better route when most never were tied to a slip for days on end.Yeah they work great if you don`t have to use them much...the reason the A4`s are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
I`m waiting for the solar powered bilge pump to...

I`m waiting for the solar powered bilge pump to come on after the batteries are killed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
When it comes to building this stuff why is it...

When it comes to building this stuff why is it the people who do know how to do it don`t, but the people who are trying to figure it out do.Well they don`t really build it either after they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
BLJONES nailed it.Like i tell somebody...build it...

BLJONES nailed it.Like i tell somebody...build it and then show me and we`ll both learn something.Check out diesel subs,they have batteries for days and have very limited range,not to mention diesel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
A pile..you`re spot on there T.If you look at...

A pile..you`re spot on there T.If you look at practical power,take a chainsaw with a few cups of gas in it,you can mow down alot of trees...take an electric chainsaw and run it from a battery.Its...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 39,401
Posted By dman
We have an electric motor turning a prop,electric...

We have an electric motor turning a prop,electric heater,electric fridge,electronics,lights,windlass...sounds like we need to go nuclear.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By dman
Some serious sailing

I thought i would show this video to some people here that might appreciate it.
YouTube - Newfoundland Cod Fishermen in the 1930s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KkRX4iEh-8&NR=1&feature=fvwp)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 11,784
Posted By dman
YouTube - ROGUE WAVES 100 FOOT HIGH FINALLY...

YouTube - ROGUE WAVES 100 FOOT HIGH FINALLY DOCUMENTED (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCxr_XzyGO8)

After a noreaster i have seen 40 foot shipping containers come into port smashed flat and they...
Forum: Diesel   12-16-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,547
Posted By dman
Good suggestions regarding fuel starvation...i`ll...

Good suggestions regarding fuel starvation...i`ll just throw out a longshot,some engines will have an electric fuel cutoff switch instead of a manual shut off that will stop working intermittently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,433
Posted By dman
It would be nice to see where a leak was coming...

It would be nice to see where a leak was coming through...instead of ripping up insulation all over the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 698
Posted By dman
boat lift?

I`ve been using a hydraulic trailer for launching and removing for years now.I am looking for a straddle lift,Tami,Acme,Travelift....in the 30 to 40 ton range with open end.Anyone here have any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2008
Replies: 122
  Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 77,598
Posted By dman
fein orbital

I just went up to the 8 inch Fein orbital from the six inch...size does matter.Works amazing and worth every penny.BTW there are different pads,if you are doing hull work go for the extra soft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 3,774
Posted By dman
If you are going to use butyl rubber ,which I...

If you are going to use butyl rubber ,which I think is the best,use the Shim type that has the cord running through it.If it doesn`t have the cord you will continue tightening it everytime it gets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By dman
Extensive coring issues are no big deal in the...

Extensive coring issues are no big deal in the deck,hard work,fairly inexpensive but time consuming.They are an easy way for the average joe to get a boat cheap and fix it properly without much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,547
Posted By dman
Listen up guys,alot of these are inside jobs.Some...

Listen up guys,alot of these are inside jobs.Some of these containers are being filled with worthless items and tossed over for the over inflated insurance.Then there`s filling the container with ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2007
Replies: 14
 
Views: 2,007
Posted By dman
Hard to find Pigslo.....i settled with the ugly...

Hard to find Pigslo.....i settled with the ugly woman that spends my money.
Forum: Living Aboard   01-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 18,893
Posted By dman
Good luck with that,only 70% i think.

Good luck with that,only 70% i think.
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