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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By dlahlers
Battery Winter Storage

I pull all 4 batteries out and store in my basement. A battery loses 1% charge a day just sitting w/ no drain. So unless you have a 3 stage charger that fully charges batteries you should charge them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 3,802
Posted By dlahlers
Battery Charger

I have been very impressed with my Statpower 20. I plug it in my 110 shorepower outlet, hardwire it to my batteries (2 deep cycle, 2 starting). Using the auto style chargers, battery state of charge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By dlahlers
Yamaha Outboard?

While Yamaha builds great outboards,(4 in my family) the 9.9 4 stroke (somewhere in the vintage you''re considering) turned out to be very unreliable for my brother. Used as a troll motor on his Mako...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 2,241
Posted By dlahlers
Sail brands

I had excellent luck purchasing a USED 145% genoa from UK sails Detroit. It was a tape drive cruising sail for my 38'' sloop. Paid $600. Al DeClerk of UK/Detroit was very helpful and honest in his...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 4,022
Posted By dlahlers
Catalina Forestay Woes

where do you keep your boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By dlahlers
winches replacing

All Barlow parts are available from The Australian Yacht Company. They have a web site. And sell used. I had some 30 year old Barlow 28''s re -chromed, put in a few palls and springs, greased with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,620
Posted By dlahlers
Atomic 4 exhaust

My engine''s exhaust system has developed a leak aft of the engine. The current system appears to be a 3''copper pipe from the manifold to an industrial steam fitting 4 bolt flange. Aft of the flange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By dlahlers
Atomic-4 Hard to turn over

Could be excessive resistance in the ignition switch too. Would posibly make a clicking sound at the engine. If you verify your + & - battery leads are good, you jump the solonoid and the engine...
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