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Search: Posts Made By: guyfromiowa
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Clutches, jammers, and hi-tech lines

I've sketched this out, but have not built anything on the boat just yet. I HAVE 'bench-built' a couple of 'rope-in-a-rope' constrictors to prove the concept. Using the mainsheet as an example; the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Clutches, jammers, and hi-tech lines

This season I'm going to experiment with building my own textile constrictor clutches using the 'whoopie sling' as the basis.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Need a good digital tachometer.

The Tiny Tach uses a piezoelectric crystal sensor that detects the vibration of the diesel injector pipe and turns it into an electrical pulse. They work well. The display is small, but that might...
Forum: Electronics 09-19-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 5,109
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Bill Bishop has a couple of articles and a link on his blog. Software Defined Radio.

The Marine Installer's Rant (http://themarineinstallersrant.blogspot.com/)

Software Defined Radio for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: micro Jump Starters - anyone tried them on your boat?

I have a Cobra Jumpack

https://www.cobra.com/products/portable-power/cobra-jumpack

Works nicely. I find that I have better results if I connect the leads to the dead battery and wait a few...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Voltage drop?

You can measure voltage drop instead of calculating or WAGing it. Use a digital voltmeter. Connect one lead to one end of the wire that is supplying the current. Attach the other lead to the other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Being ANL

I love a good discussion. I should have been a bit more specific in describing the action of the ACR. It does, in fact, create a parallel circuit between the sets of batteries. I can also report...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Being ANL

Myself, I want my start battery topped off and ready all the time. All of my lighting is LED, I do not have any large invertor loads, and I have a couple USB ports to charge the phones. Therefore I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Being ANL

On page 2 of this PDF from Blue Sea:
"* Because the SI-ACR is Dual Sensing, terminals A and B are interchangeable.
ACR function will not be affected by reversal of the starting and house...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

You might try

Hurricane Cove Marina (http://www.hurricanecovemarine.com/)

instead.

Guy
Forum: Diesel 01-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat

My boat had an aluminum tank. It corroded and burst. I replaced it with a 'box-shaped' tank mounted under a starboard cockpit seat. The tank came from Moeller.

Moeller Marine Online - Permanent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 7,340
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

Wait. Canned haggis? Food? Just asking. Carry on.
Forum: Diesel 10-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: please help, intake blew clamp

Clamp-making tool that I own and use is this one

Buy ClampTite Tools and Wires (http://www.clamptitetools.net/)

Also, the exhaust is plugged.
Forum: Diesel 09-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Yanmar Parts Prices

Might be worth the time to contact these people.

Yanmar Tractor Parts - Shop Online (http://www.hoyetractor.com/)
Forum: Diesel 09-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Finding TDC

Porfin can help you out. His engine is a Perkins, but the process to find exact top dead center is the same.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1016981-post208.html
Forum: Diesel 07-27-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: anaerobic sealant?

Loctite 518 Gasket Eliminator is just the thing for your job. It is intended to be used between metal flanges or plates.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

If you only flipped a Sunfish twice you just need to practice. I was able to get that number up to seven or eight after a while......

Actually, once you get the hang of it you'll turtle it less. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Palmer Marine Engine electrical question

The 'L' terminal is for a warning light. "L" "Light", get it? If no warning light, don't bother with connecting it. Using a 4-terminal regulator to replace a 3-terminal regulator was pretty common.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Mounting electronics on a pedestal guard

My Newport 30 has an Edson wheel and the stainless tube guard. When I first installed my 541S I built a pair of aluminum brackets and clamped them to the uprights ahead of the compass. The compass...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-13-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By guyfromiowa
Humor. I get it. Guy

Humor. I get it.

Guy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 12,408
Posted By guyfromiowa
Lake Pepin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Lake Pepin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Pepin)

My fave marina on Lake Pepin

Hansen's Harbor, harbor, marina, lake city, minnesota,dock space,boat...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 02-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,497
Posted By guyfromiowa
There are a few masthead lights that can do more...

There are a few masthead lights that can do more tricks with just two wires, but unless you need a 'yellow showing aft' towing light or a mast-top strobe I favor the two-wire units that can be either...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 02-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,497
Posted By guyfromiowa
Link to info SailBoatStuff LED Anchor Light,...

Link to info

SailBoatStuff LED Anchor Light, LED Anchor Light with Strobe, LED Anchor Light with Photodiode, and LED Anchor Light with Strobe and Photodiode....
Forum: SailNet FAQ 02-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,497
Posted By guyfromiowa
You must use a polarity-reversing switch. It...

You must use a polarity-reversing switch. It works the same as the power windows in your car. Put the switch in one position and one of the wires is positive polarity and the other is negative. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By guyfromiowa
You're welcome. Guy

You're welcome.

Guy
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