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Forum: Electrical Systems   12-25-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By Fitz87
Thanks Stu. That's a great link. I'm going with...

Thanks Stu. That's a great link. I'm going with option 2 and the Echocharge.

I did get some pictures today and have some research to do now on the existing alternator (Motorola?) and regulator...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-25-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By Fitz87
Thanks Bill, Brian, Maine, everyone, and Merry...

Thanks Bill, Brian, Maine, everyone, and Merry Christmas. It sounds like the Echocharge is a better fit for what I want to do. I'll also pick up another battery switch to use for the starting...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By Fitz87
Sorry for the short reply, I was trying to...

Sorry for the short reply, I was trying to ignore the wife yelling at me about how late we were going to be for church while I was writing it!

I have an '83 Tartan 3000 that I bought about 4...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By Fitz87
Thanks very much! I have a 1/2/both/off switch...

Thanks very much! I have a 1/2/both/off switch and will use that and just get the ACR.

As for my existing system... Thats a very long and somewhat scarry story that is soon to be removed and...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By Fitz87
more battery questions

Last year I replaced all of the peripheral wiring and this year I want to replace all of the "big wires" connecting batteries, charger, etc. I have read and learned much from the posts on this site....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,643
Posted By Fitz87
I painted my deck and cabin sides last summer...

I painted my deck and cabin sides last summer with perfection.

If you have brush strokes in the paint then you really just have 2 choices: you can either live with it (small defects in...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Fitz87
Thanks all, and thanks for the picute Main Sail -...

Thanks all, and thanks for the picute Main Sail - I'm going to the boat today and will check the clearance over the batteries and see how much space there is beside them for a bus panel.

Thanks...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Fitz87
Thanks, I think my vertical clearance is...

Thanks,

I think my vertical clearance is tight but I'll check. There is a little space beside the batteries where I could put a bus panel if needed.

Thanks again for the info.

Fitz
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By Fitz87
question about fuses

I have 2 identical battereies and a dual output charger. My main question is where I need fuses since the existing wiring has no fuses that I can find. I am also wondering about how to wire the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Fitz87
hatch fasteners

I'm rebedding my hatch with butyl tape and though I would ask...

The aluminum hatch frame was screwed down with self tapping ss screws except the hinge which was through bolted. In general I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-04-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,931
Posted By Fitz87
Hello, It sounds like a fun trip you have...

Hello,

It sounds like a fun trip you have planned.

I've gone in and out of Charleston Harbor, the North and South Edisto Rivers and the Port Royal side of Hilton Head. All are well marked and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By Fitz87
I'll give the sponge thing a try this weekend. ...

I'll give the sponge thing a try this weekend. If it works as well or better and is better for the paint, I'm all for it.

Thanks for the info and advice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By Fitz87
I know the diver used a metal scraper because I...

I know the diver used a metal scraper because I met him at the boat one day when I was doing other work. When I first got the boat back in the water I called him and told him what type of paint I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By Fitz87
When the water's warm it was every month. I have...

When the water's warm it was every month. I have an epoxied bottom job and micron 66 bottom paint. It lasted 2 years in the petrie dish known as the Ashley River, which I thought was pretty good. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By Fitz87
Thanks very much to all of you for the advice. ...

Thanks very much to all of you for the advice. I'll let you know how it turns out. And thanks for the posting by Maine Sail, I had been trying to find that again.


Thanks again
Fitz
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By Fitz87
I know the diver that cleaned my boat for several...

I know the diver that cleaned my boat for several years used a metal scraper until I started using one myself!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By Fitz87
questions about installing portholes

I am about to finish painting and I had a couple of questions about getting my portholes back in. I remember reading several good threads on the subject here, but can't seem to find them now. So if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By Fitz87
replacing portlights

I have been removing all the deck hadware in prep for painting and yesterday decided to take off the first portlight. I found 2 ugly surprises. The first is rot in the interior plywood in a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 7,080
Posted By Fitz87
The current through the marina where I keep my...

The current through the marina where I keep my boat can get up to 2knts on big tides. I wonder if that's why the micron 66 was recomended to me???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 7,080
Posted By Fitz87
I have used it twice and think its good. I...

I have used it twice and think its good.

I went 2 years with 2 coats. The last 6 months I had to scrape it every month or so and finally hauled it out for repainting. I don't have much basis for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,323
Posted By Fitz87
I have boys but my youngest was about that age...

I have boys but my youngest was about that age when we got our current boat. He had a bunch of small plastic animals and would play endless games trapping them with the gear hammock in the V berth. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 5,212
Posted By Fitz87
I ran across this and was interested in what it...

I ran across this and was interested in what it was all about. I went back and read some of the other related posts and even went to their website.

Perhaps well intentioned, perhaps attention...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Fitz87
I live in Charleston but have not done much time...

I live in Charleston but have not done much time in the ICW except up to about Capers Island and down the Stono to Limehouse Bridge. There are lots of great anchorages if you go outside, though. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2010
Replies: 374
Views: 152,191
Posted By Fitz87
Thanks for the great post! I bought some...

Thanks for the great post!

I bought some butyl tape from the mobile home website and used it last weekend puting my boarding ladder back on. It worked great and I didn't have to wory about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2010
Replies: 1,102
Views: 282,323
Posted By Fitz87
looks like my pictures didn't upload, will try a...

looks like my pictures didn't upload, will try a gain sometime.
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