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Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: How to find electrical load of 20HP diesel

The in-rush can easily exceed 250-500A plus. Continuous average will likely be in the 150-200A range.. Starter motors are very poorly rated and the kW rating is pretty meaningless. These motors are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 8,171
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Fraud on the hook

I had a post typed up that said about the same. The only thing we know is that a check bounced. We don't know who wrote the check, and if it was forged. All we know is that that check was returned,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Argyle38
Re: Raymarine Linear Actuator Type 2S

Thanks for posting that. Good to know that this can happen, and that this is a potential fix. I haven't had it happen to me but I have the same unit so if mine stops working, I'll check it out....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By TQA
Raymarine Linear Actuator Type 2S stopped working !

Stopped working with the message on the control head "DRIVE STOPPED"

I could feel the clutch engaging as the wheel would lock but it was no longer steering.

Got it out and took it apart...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,386
Posted By n8kraft
Re: Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

S/V Astraea with Durabak beige nonskid - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4rmcBGBWxQ&feature=youtu.be)

Astraea finally has a new look. After two coats of Interlux Prekote primer and two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 19,833
Posted By Alex W
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I took a few photos of my Pearson chainplate knees today:

Exposed and hidden part. Settee backrest normally covers the portion below the shelf:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 19,833
Posted By AllThumbs
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 19,833
Posted By AllThumbs
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I ground out my chainplates and re-glassed them in, after shortening them a little. I cut off the high stress area where it goes through the deck.

The crazing on your hull looks like water got in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By benesailor
Re: marine VHF question

Grabbed from another forum: Dated March 2013

As a US boater you can just install the the radio and behave properly without any license when used Domestically.

Once you enter Canadian waters or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-09-2004
Replies: 34
Views: 15,755
Posted By Jeff_H
Proper use of the Traveler

The primary purpose of a traveler is in controling the twist in the mainsail. The further that the traveler car is moved to windward the more horizontal the pull and the more twist that is induced...
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