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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-06-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,662
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

I love the self-defense ideas on sailing forums.

If I were to ask about the BEST sailboat on serious gun and tactics websites (Lightfighter...), I imagine I'd keep hearing about the awesome...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

Sounds like a 'Good' marina - care to share the name? Folks like that deserve the positive news - sure, this started poorly, but they really do sound like they have an unusual (sadly) level of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

I've contemplated a counter, but I'm not sure how much it will matter. I expect it will cycle while I'm gone. I'll be in a marina with shore power. Battery drain will likely be negligible. Unless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Thanks, gents, I think I may ditch the buzzer. I picked up a very inexpensive model and am really not out much ($3).

I will be getting Charlie Wing's book, "Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Thanks - I didn't have one and wasn't sure how it should be wired. I copied that from a schematic that I found through Google Images.

Does the buzzer work through a positive and negative lead? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Still trolling for comments on the 'rightness' of this setup. I am definitely unclear on how to wire the buzzer. The rest is derived from comments on this board and the original schematic that came...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

So, I'm reviving this thread. I have done some research and believe I have the correct amp draw from my bilge pump. I have measured the distance to the pump (x2) for the correct wire gauge. I am...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Do-it-yourself boatyard on Chesapeake recommendations?

Wormley Creek Marina, Yorktown, VA. I'm there now. You can basically do any work. Services available such as qual'd Universal mechanics. They have a store, but much of the stuff is pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Minne,

We're good - I went back and reread some posts and I think I attributed some things to you that you didn't say. I got a little defensive, too, with folks offering commentary without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

^^^^THIS^^^^

Minne, this is the point I (and I think VallelyJ, but I don't obviously speak for him) were trying to make. You have an idea of one way that works, yet you present it as the RIGHT...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Thanks, I wondered if it was bad practice to add on to a bilge pump exhaust line. What about teeing in (Y-fitting) to the engine exhaust? Thoughts? Or should I just add another fitting? I'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

So after some deliberation (and price-checking - a 3-way is only $25 or so), I am still going with the original schematic that I linked and Miti advised me on. I will add an audible buzzer to it.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Minne,

While my post was directed to you, I do recognize that you have a fairly robust amount of experience to offer. However, I do wonder if you have investigated the propensity of 2-way vs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Manual windlass operated by foot

I like the idea of a removable system that plugs into a very low-profile vertical windlass at the top. It would require handholds so you don't push yourself backwards. Perhaps nylon straps with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Mitiempo,

Thanks for clarifying that. I think that schematic is exactly what I want to do.

On a side note, I have often noticed threads on Sailnet take some pretty hard courses, often by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Aloof,

Great point. It will be a process to ensure me and my crew/family know that you only turn on the bilge pump switch when you want to hear the pump working...

I really need to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Aloof,

I hear you - it would be the cleanest solution, certainly. But keeping my electrical board looking neat is also appealing to me.

BarryL,

I think you hit it - that is the way I'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

Thanks for the reply!

I am not sure I can fit the typical 3-way switch you refer to without modifying my breaker board, or adding a separate switch from it (neither of which, I wish to do).

So...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,775
Posted By tankersteve
Bilge pump switch retrofit

Been a lurker here for quite a while, and only just got my own boat. One thing I found is that the PO had a good bilge pump, but it was only wired to an on/off switch on the circuit board. I...
Forum: Racing   12-05-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 12,792
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

I am a bit amazed at the hubris and superiority exhibited by many here. These are world class sailors. They have exceptional tools. A serious mistake was made, potentially by the navigator, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,217
Posted By tankersteve
Re: I hate boats...

Congrats, Med!

I have been casually following this thread and as a new boatowner, I am happy to hear your news. Let us know how the rebuild and install go.

Tankersteve
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Shipping my new-to-me boat

The lowest was from the shady guys - 2200 or 2300, I think. Joule was well over $3K. A-1 was 2640, but would have been significantly less if I had gone directly with Warren.

Sailor to Sailor was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Shipping my new-to-me boat

Yeah, he seems to have a professional, good reputation. He just never seemed to see my emails. He responded quickly to my texts.

Warren's Marine Service has a very nice, very expensive hydraulic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Shipping my new-to-me boat

Ah, should have added, Warren uses Styrofoam blocks to help secure the mast and prevent it from rubbing on the pulpit. Anything that could come undone was well secured. The ratchet straps were...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Shipping my new-to-me boat

My dad had the dodger and bimini removed. He put the boom in the cabin, after wrapping it in carpet and shrinkwrap. The mast was on a wooden frame, and wrapped with the running rigging and headsail...
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