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Search: Posts Made By: Maine Sail
Forum: Electronics 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Need Audio Amp -Bluetooth Direct to Speakers

Just add a Bluetooth receiver to the AUX in on the existing stereo then FADE to cockpit... Most cheap car stereos these days offer Bluetooth built in and they all have a fader..

I have installed a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

See the Mickey Mouse part of that post..:) ;)




The cord ends melted = High Resistance - very common with twist locks
The wire inside the boat was far too small = Mickey Mouse context
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

The voltage is not the issue here, it is high resistance that caused your issues. Corrosion & crappy plug ends (the "Twist Lock" standard we use for shore power cords SUCKS) are the most likely...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: House Battery Talk

I agree simple is always best!

Unfortunately simple can get you into trouble at times.. I tested a bank a few weeks ago that put up just 56% of its rated capacity. The owner was using open...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: House Battery Talk

Ummmm which "lead acid" batteries...?;) Arghhhhh the semantics kill me some days....:D

ALL BATTERIES WHETHER GEL, AGM or FLOODED ARE LEAD ACID....:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

My wife says I have a jacket addiction... This is about 1/3 of the jackets & shells we own...:p
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Alexseal vs Awlgrip vs one-part paint

+1 !! Unfortunately our boat was beyond gelcoat restoration due to a power boater hitting her while she was tied to the dock. He put a 25' gouge down the starboard side. After numerous attempts the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

Part of layering is choosing the right layers, one of which will almost always be an outer wind or waterproof shell, when sailing. Of course many times the outer shell can just traps perspiration...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

We usually sail into November. A central heating system, Espar, Webasto, Wallas, wood stove, diesel pot burner, Dickenson etc., dodger, bimini, connector and side curtains help a lot when at anchor.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Alexseal vs Awlgrip vs one-part paint

Because it is still easier to repair/blend/buff... I am not nor will ever be at a dock so fender rash is a non issue for our boat... Our Awlcraft looks as good today as the day it was painted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Alexseal vs Awlgrip vs one-part paint

While Alexseal is an LPU it uses a different resin formulation that results in the pigment and "hard shell" of an LPU being the entire thickness of the paint, which is similar to an acrylic urethane...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Voltage regulator power/sense

Yes exactly. I have been talking about this for years but few listen or pay attention......;)

No installation of a Balmar regulator is correct until you have properly wired the system. Properly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: House Battery Talk

GEL's are hands down the longest lasting VRLA battery, when charged properly...I have multiple customers who are well beyond 10 years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Maine Sail
Newport Show

Anyone at the Newport show today or tomorrow?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

Sadly this has more to do with the piss poor wiring standard we use in the US for shore power. Owners DO often overload these plugs/sockets and the reality is that once they are beyond new pushing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Balmar ARS-5 Regulator

This is pretty normal and depends upon the humidity and temp at the time of the epoxy cure. It will have no impact on the regulator performance..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,208
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: High out put alternator

The only reason would be if you added a larger alternator, otherwise keep it and it will still keep going....
Forum: Pearson 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Does 1983 Pearson 34 have a cored hull?

Balsa core in hull bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,208
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: High out put alternator

I like the Yandina's and had one on my own boat. I generally use the Blue Sea ACR though. Nothing wrong with the Yandina, and a lifetime warranty, I just prefer the robust terminals on the ACR and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,208
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: High out put alternator

If I get to start from scratch I generally use that configuration. Unfortunately on lots of boats it is not easily possible due to existing switch location and it makes it cost prohibitive. I really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,208
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: High out put alternator

Yep, just an ON/OFF. I just use a keyed switch to make it "different" and denote "emergency use".. That photo was taken during installation and the lanyard was not yet on the key nor the "EMERGENCY...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Maine Sail
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,404
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Doh'....... Sorry about that read fast, type fast....... Sometimes too fast...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,404
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

If boats could talk I bet they would be saying:

"Hey were do we find a non-Googan skipper? I want to go around the world but all these Googan's are of little help to me in doing that...."
...
Forum: Hunter 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,378
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

That is about what I would expect from a wood keel stub as I have seen similar results.. On fiberglass it can be a different story unless the keel and hull were not properly prepped before the 5200...
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