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Search: Posts Made By: tankersteve
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,207
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,207
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,207
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,207
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,207
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: 956
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 608
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 2,207
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: 11,309
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: 60,463
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: 990
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: 990
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: 990
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: 990
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...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Shipping my new-to-me boat

My final try at shipping my 1984 Cal 31 was again off a google search. I found Bill West at A-1 Haul Your Boat or RV Transportation. I submitted a quote request and got a prompt response. I then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Shipping my new-to-me boat

Continuing on with my boat shipping saga...

So I requested a quote from another internet source, Joule Transport. Very quick response, and a good email, but their quote was rather high, compared...
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