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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 833
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

I would install a pump with a check valve or add a check valve to the lower de-watering pump in a 2 pump installation. I would not want a check valve in the larger upper pump.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 833
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

It will reduce output of a pump. Not sure how a small duckbill can cause vapor lock though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 833
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

The Whale electric centrifical pumps (Supersub) as well as the new Rule pump modeled after the Whale come with check valves installed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,613
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Recommendations for an anchor washdown pump

It could but more flow is better. 4 GPM or more would be my choice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 8,540
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Water Heater

Unfortunately the Kuuma has no option for a magnesium anode. It is a copy of the Seaward but not as well built.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 833
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

Whale also makes a few pumps that would work - Gulper 220 and 320. They are remotely mounted diaphram pumps. Reliable but with less volume than centrifugal pumps.

The best solution if you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 5,606
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Electric distress light? Where to buy

And also not approved in Canada. We have one choice only - flares.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 5,606
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Electric distress light? Where to buy

In Canada expired flares can be recycled at specified locations. Of course there is nothing wrong with keeping them on board as long as you have the required flares (non-expired) as well.

I agree...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 5,606
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Electric distress light? Where to buy

In Canada you need the flares - no emergency light can take their place.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Rigging Replacement and StaLocks

Swages can develop cracks, sometimes not very visible. This is most common on the lower end - where water sits - both salt and fresh - and sometimes freezes. It is less common on the upper end where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Yes - the ACR will allow the start battery to get any current it needs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I have investigated several boat electrical fires. It only takes one unfused wire and happens in seconds.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Yes, it is a different can of worms. Starting from scratch instead of trying to fix a mess is easier. You have installed a battery monitor incorrectly and you still do not know where some wires go. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I've not actually read much Calder, although like everybody else I have his book. I have used it for reference, but mostly mechanical rarely electrical.

My boat is a woodworking/fiberglass work in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Working for years offshore sailing? Or daysailing and a cludge fix back at the dock?

I think you are smart enough to learn your system. Give yourself more credit.

As far as tearing it apart...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

In my opinion anyone doing their own wiring should know what every wire is for and where it goes. If not hire a professional.

Do you know what every wire is for? If not you aren't qualified to do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

The shunt is not part of the ACR - lose it. Probably from an old ammeter.

Do not attach wires to other batteries in the bank to keep cable per terminal count down! Use bus bars. There should not...
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
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   1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
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: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Switches are in positive cables - not negative cables. Grounds are always common (connected).

Batteries in one bank do not ever need switches to isolate - I don't believe Maine ever stated that....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

That makes sense I guess. But regardless of how many batteries in a parallel bank there is no reason for 3 connections to a negative (or positive) post.

...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

When wiring a battery monitor there has to be only one cable on the battery negative post - directly to the shunt. Any other negatives on the battery are avoiding the shunt and their current is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Nav/Deck Light Breakers in the Cockpit

All Blue Seas panels are reliable and well made. But if you are feeding the cockpit panel from a breaker - as long as wire size stays the same - there is no need for further protection.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Nav/Deck Light Breakers in the Cockpit

They are also available as switch panel only without fuses.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,492
Posted By mitiempo
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