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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By jreddington
Battery Charger A/C Ripple & Galvanic Corrosion

In response to the first post, the A/C you are reading across the battery is "ripple". A charger basically works by taking A/C which is a sine wave with a positive half and negative half, and running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By jreddington
Horizon sounder

My Data Marine unit does a similar thing although when it gives me false readings it''s more like between 2-3''. I know the readings are wrong since if it was 2'' I''d be hard aground.

I''ve had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By jreddington
how to check the charge of an air conditioner

Unfortunately, the only way to completely accurrately check the charge on an A/C system is to empty it and recharge. You then measure the charge by either counting the small cans you use, or by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By jreddington
Sailnetīs demise, this suggests...

You might want to contact the Seaward customer service department and explain the situation. I ordered a Seaward water heater last March and it arrived OK. I remember, either on the Sailnet web site...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By jreddington
Sailnetīs demise, this suggests...

Was glad to hear the Charleston paper responded to this issue. I sent them an email about what was going on a couple weeks ago. Got called back by an reporter who followed up on the lead. He had sent...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-19-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 14,766
Posted By jreddington
Gas Vs. Deisel (are we crazy?)

It''s important to note that besides the explosivity of gasoline there is igniteability issues. Put a match to gasoline in the open and it will violently burn. Put a match to diesel in the open and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 5,377
Posted By jreddington
Any one else nervous

I have already put in a dispute with my credit card company for items sent to me in error. Note that this procedure requires you to first attempt to correct the problem with the vendor so in any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 5,377
Posted By jreddington
Any one else nervous

I''m trying to contact them regarding wrong item shipped. Voice mail boxes full with sales saying "please don''t leave any more messages". No response to e-mail.

Also just noticed today that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 18
  Sailnet
Views: 3,825
Posted By jreddington
Sailnet

Went to try calling Sailnet again. However, I now notice their 800 number has been pulled from the address at the bottom of their web site. Although I see the number is also on the top right in front...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 18
  Sailnet
Views: 3,825
Posted By jreddington
Sailnet

Trueblue,

Thanks for the comment and advice. I would think just ordering some line would be pretty close to "prepackaged". The splice onto the shackle may be "custom" but I figured pretty basic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,264
Posted By jreddington
Pumping out a flat bilge

Rule pumps make automatic bilge pumps. Instead of a float switch these have an electronic chip that turns them on periodically for a few seconds. The chip then senses whether there is water flow (I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By jreddington
steam cleaners on a non-skid deck

Borrowed a friend''s small home type steam cleaner (I forget the brand) and tried on deck. With the steam condensing rapidly, it does no harm to the deck. However, doesn''t do much cleaning wise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 18
  Sailnet
Views: 3,825
Posted By jreddington
Sailnet

I''ve been having very spotty service from Sailnet lately. Very good experience with some phone advice and tracking down a part not specifically listed on their website when I ordered a new water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By jreddington
Should transmission be in gear when sailing?

I always put my engine in reverse when sailing for both the wear and drag reasons noted previously. The reason you use reverse as opposed to forward is that this takes up the gear lash (the small...
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