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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Bene First 285

Beneteau switches are usually just on/off. Look behind them - if there are just 2 connections they are only on/off.

The normal arrangement is house on/off, start on/off, and negative on/off.
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By mitiempo
Re: What's wrong with this right off the bat?

I would start by removing each wire pair from the panel and labeling them. Some (Loran for example) will not be used as it is a dead issue. When you are done with that figure out how many circuits...
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By mitiempo
Re: How to convert in-hull running lights to LED

While new boats do not have in hull nav lights replacements are available for boats that do have them. These are from a wholesale supplier catalog but any marine store should be able to order them...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,512
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

The pic is not my engine, just an example of an exhaust elbow with raw water injection for cooling. It is a typical installation on marine engines whether they have fresh water cooling or raw water...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,512
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Water cooled exhaust systems use the raw water for cooling. At temps of 80 degrees and lower depending on location the job is done nicely. What is confusing is why the engine coolant is there as...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,512
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Interesting that you are using stainless for the heat exchanger. Stainless is a lousy conductor of heat. Copper is normally used as it is far superior at heat transfer. One pipe is not likely enough...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery management worries

The VSR looks good and the monitor is identical to a Xantrex LinkLite.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-02-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Marine Electrical

Charlie Wing's book.

Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook: Charlie Wing: 9780071446440: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ic0iynkYL.@@AMEPARAM@@51ic0iynkYL
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-02-2015
Replies: 1,947
Views: 211,362
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Rocna, unless there is a good reason for a take-apart anchor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By mitiempo
Re: electrical

The isolation transformer is the first item after the shorepower inlet. It's purpose is to totally eliminate any electrical connection between shore and the boat. This is the best solution for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By mitiempo
Re: electrical

The isolation transformer has to be sized for the shorepower connection - typically 30 amps for a 28' boat. Victron makes one that would do the job nicely.

With an isolation transformer you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Dickinson heater booster

11 degrees Celsius is about 52 degrees F. Southern Vancouver Island is often the warmest part of Canada in the winter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Index to Common Boat Projects

Here is another great project resource covering many items, each well documented with pictures.
Compass Marine How To Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Xantrex LinkLite batt monitor: The Ants pantz???

No, they are quite different. While Xantrex uses a conventional shunt Victron's has a circuit board and different connection method to the head unit. They are not interchangeable.

They each come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Charger only, no inverter at this time.

If I was to install an inverter to run a microwave it would be a 2000 watt sine wave.

One other issue is that an inverter needs a large battery bank if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Keep in mind that the wattage listed as cooking power of a microwave is not the AC power it uses. A 700 watt microwave consumes about 1150 watts AC. They also work a lot better with a pure sine wave...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,841
Posted By mitiempo
Re: LED upgrade?

The Dr Led bulbs are apparently approved but only for Aqua Signal series 25 and 40 fixtures - anchor, port, and starboard lights.

Dr Led bought Aqua Signal fixtures and had them certified with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Force 10 Igniter issue

The battery should be below the stove on the right side facing the inside at the front. Single AA battery.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,605
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Unfortunately drilling holes would void the warranty.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,749
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Black Water Thru-Hull Location

Here are the links to Mainesail's how-to:

Seacock & Thru-Hull Primer/Pre Information Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/seacock_primer)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 63,443
Posted By mitiempo
Re: I hate boats...

What I don't understand is why an anti-siphon tube from an exhaust elbow exits through the hull side. I have seen several installations where it exits in the cockpit (over a drain) where it spits a...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-26-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Rewiring US Yacht 25

I use a bus for the negative wires. It keeps the panel neater.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Holes.... Everywhere, holes...

There is zero reason to gelcoat if you are going to paint. There is at least one reason not to gelcoat - it doesn't stick well to epoxy.

Cover the filled holes with neat epoxy as posted. Sand,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2014
Replies: 584
Views: 43,558
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

A professional marine electrician hasn't been on that boat.

I spend a lot of time sorting out problems caused by people who cheap out on wire, connectors, heat shrink and planning or who just do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,057
Posted By mitiempo
Re: High out put alternator

An ACR is a very simple 3 wire installation. Positive to each battery (large cables) and a negative small wire. It is totally automatic - parallels the battery banks when a charging current is...
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