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Search: Posts Made By: Stu Jackson
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Hylalon without Toluene (California)

And there are commercially available inflatable boat cleaners. Don't knwo what's in 'em, but you can look 'em up at WM or Defender.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Scum and Stain Removal from Hull

Gary's right, that stuff is NASTY.

FSR is easy since it's a gel. I stick it on a car windshield cleaner sponge side attached to a telescoping brush handle.

Anything BUT O&O.

I just picked...
Forum: Engines 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Using Diesel To Charge Batteries

Idle? Thanks to eh for trying to define that. Back in reply #17 on page 2, the skipper mentioned doing a workaround to get his alternator to output in ANY MEANINGFUL AMOUNT.

That's the key.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: House bank

OEM 1-2-B Switch Wiring History Alternator/Batteries & "The Basic" 1-2-B Switch BEST Wiring Diagrams (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,4949.msg30101.html#msg30101)

Basic Battery Wiring Diagrams...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: No Main Fuse

Battery Bank Fusing Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/battery_fusing)
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Anybody see the CES bit about .....

Beer will thaw.

Un-frozen Popsicles won't magically refreeze themselves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Jib Sheets yet again

New line will feel much different than used line. StaySet is just fine for jib sheets which are getting adjusted all the time anyway. Unless you're a die-hard racer, and you say you aren't. Have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Xantrex LinkLite batt monitor: The Ants pantz???

If you do get an amp hour counter, read this:

For everyone installing a battery monitor: The "Gotcha Algorithm" thread, a "MUST READ"

Link-series Charging Algorithms -- The "Gotcha" Factor!...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Charging three battery banks using ACRs?

Walt, Maine Sail and I had this discussion many, many moons ago. Simply an urban myth, especially #3.

I know he's tired of retyping the answer, so I saved this, since it comes up so often:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,302
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Stereo Power Installation

KISS

stereo-battery connection (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,5807.0.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Automotive Heater

Here's one with install details:

Cabin Heater - C34 (http://www.c34.org/wiki/index.php?title=Cabin_Heater)
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Which batteries for us?

I am not sure why you have to write to Maine Sail after you've read all his stuff. :) He's on vacation in the BVIs now anyway. :)

4Ds are not true deep cycle. They are back breakers,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,113
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

Solar Systems: Selection, Installation & Controllers by Maine Sail SUPERB

Installing A Small Marine Solar System Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: 12 volt refrigertation

Read everything here:

Kollmann Marine (http://www.kollmann-marine.com/Performance%20problems.aspx)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

I swab Lanocote inside the hose and double clamp. Makes it easy to get on & off.
Forum: Diesel 11-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Check your engine ground cable and connection at the engine end. Then do the other stuff. Have you done the wiring harness trailer connection elimination?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Opinions on anchor swivels

Useless.

Ground Tackle & Anchor System Sizing TABLES & Swivels (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,4990.msg30409.html#msg30409)

If your issue is the anchor coming up right side to, then a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Tidy electrical wiring

You really don't need the ABYC standards, just get a good boat electrical book. Charlie wing's is very good.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,848
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Synthetics have also been reported to eat seals and gaskets.

Tell ya what: do some homework. You do a search on this and any other boating forum, use the term "synthetic oil" with the " " marks...
Forum: Diesel 10-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Priming Racor fuel

Do you have an electric fuel lift pump? What engine?
Forum: Diesel 10-26-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Where might there be thin pencil zinc(s)? M25xp

If the zinc fits in the holder that screws into the HX, then you can use it, fat or skinny. There is only one zinc on an M25 series engine, on the HX, nowhere else.
Forum: Diesel 10-17-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,241
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Radiator Cap

Yes fill it halfway, then keep an eye on it. Think about how it works: liquid expands when it's hot, so the tank is there to collect the extra liquid and when it cools it goes back into the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Wiring my boat

Those are all fine books, but

Calder's too much for his uses

Casey isn't very good on basic electrical stuff - 2nd edition is way too old and wrong these days, don't know about the 3rd edition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Ethnic electricity

Buy him Charlie Wing's book. It'd be cheaper for you than having YOUR boat catch fire from his stupidity. Scribd used to have it online, but they took it down.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Agm expense

Yes, you will.

The ONE exception is Maine Sail

LISTEN to EVERYTHING he says.

Read his website, too.
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