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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

Sounds like you have a non-marine battery with only the auto-type battery posts. Marine batteries will usually have both the auto-type posts as well as the marine threaded post with nut. Assuming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

Wing nuts are to be avoided as they loosen up easily. Either use two nuts, counter-rotated (strictly speaking, one should be shallower than the other), or a Nyloc or Aeroloc nut.

See here :
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

There are battery cables with terminals that have wing nuts and studs available. Makes life a lot easier.

Battery Terminal w/Post Wing Nut - Everything Carts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

Most battery lugs have a bolt and nut to tighten the connection around the battery post. You could put a ring terminal on the 14-guage wire and connect it under the nut.

Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

I thought standard lugs usually had a nut and bolt through them. Place the ring terminal under one of those.

BTW, I placed an inline fuse holder close to the battery.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By FarCry
Re: those big flat head screws at the base of a binnacle ...

If you Google a drag link socket you will see some large bits that typically attach to a 3/8" drive and work very well. There are some very large bits that fit in a brace that work well too if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By sharkbait
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Grades of stainless steel tubing?

Before condemning the tubing and fitting I would pull it apart and scrub it with some barkeeper's friend (since you say you use it already) then get spotless stainless and soak the ends and sockets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By roverhi
Re: Grades of stainless steel tubing?

Looks like the socket fitting may be as much the issue as the tubing. Get some oxalic acid or other rust stain remover and see if it will clean up. Lots of time there is minute traces of ferrous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: Keeping Inside Cabin Dry

I'm not familiar with a peltier dehumidifier, but I will add that we initially got a compressor dehumidifier and really didn't like it because:
1) The compressor was incredibly loud. I couldn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: are some brands of rope more mildew resistant?

More like Clhorox Pool and Spa Green Algae Eliminitor. I reviewed this for Practical Sailor--Best Buy. Good for many algae and lichen problems on-board. This is a super concentrate and will last for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By centerline
Re: are some brands of rope more mildew resistant?

the answer to your question is, YES...

but its highly probable that you are already using polyester rope on your boat, so there isnt anything that is better and more algea/slime resistant for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: are some brands of rope more mildew resistant?

Not that I have noticed.

What DOES reduce mildew is keeping them dry, and the easiest ways are:
1. Hang them up.
2. Treat with water repellent (polar poof). Nothing that dries quickly mildews....
Forum: Cruising Videos   12-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By drakeParagon
Happy Holidays from DrakeParagon and Friends!

We are truly humbled to be a part of this incredible community. Thank you to all of our viewers for your wonderful support over the years...you guys really are the reason we do this. We have a lot...
Forum: Diesel   12-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 9,930
Posted By KevinHerink
Re: Yanmar Transmission Clutch Problem

This is an old thread, but I thought I would post to it because I just rebuilt my Kansaki Hurth KBW10 transmission. The issue with the transmission was the forward gear was barely engaging, but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,574
Posted By capta
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

I don't think the CG 'standards' for COI vessels is in anyway related to reality. After more than 30 years of operating COI vessels (yearly inspections), I've found very few of their 'standards' for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,574
Posted By Stumble
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

The USCG Hawaii station just finished a big review of standing rigging for commercial inspected vessels. Their rigging replacement intervals are...

6 years - replace the wire
12 years - replace...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,574
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

Your last sentence in the first paragraph is the reason why, you just don't lend it the gravity that it deserves. The ability for quick and easy owner repair and modification is a huge leg up over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,574
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

For 15 year old stainless with the intention of an offshore leg coming up, I would recommend replacing the fittings completely.
<--------- rigger
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By miatapaul
Re: What is the best tablet CASE?

Thing is with no name brand equipment is there are no or little supplementary accessories. There are lots of "zip lock" bags for universal tablet storage on Amazon, basically like a scuba dry bag....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By RichH
Re: Time for a new exhaust elbow

Another reason for the 'heat riser' exhaust installation on many boats is to elevate the exhaust system so that when in surging following seas and where the boat is heavily pitching when sailing, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By RichH
Re: Time for a new exhaust elbow

Fabricating a 'heat riser' injection loop is commonly done with the QM series Yanmar. Common black iron NPT threaded pipe is the usual choice - hardware store stuff. Your Yanmar distributor will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By SVTatia
Re: switching to WR2 for lifeline, reuse pelican hooks?

here

Johnson Marine Hardware Online Virtual Catalog: SpreadPages Cover (http://www.csjohnson.com/marinecatalog/s00001.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By zz4gta
Re: switching to WR2 for lifeline, reuse pelican hooks?

What thread size?
CS Johnson has what you need.
p/n 20-61 for 1/4" LH threads
p/n 20-63 for 5/16" LH threads

Or you can use an eye from Hayn
1/4-28 2-1/4" p/n 14LLERLH
5/16-24 2-1/4" p/n...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Mainsheet routing through dodger

I like the double ended sheet arrangement. Equal access to the sheet and cleat on either tack or seating position. You will periodically have to "recenter" the sheet as it may tend to accumulate more...
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