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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,636
Posted By CVAT
Re: Finishes and metals that survive the marine environment

Love non sparking tools, word of note though make sure if you etch your tools with ownership markings, with non sparking tools make sure you know they are truely non sparking brass or bronze, they...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By CVAT
Re: VHF radio with AIS

Mark,

Thank you for the excellent reply, and I should have explained my concern over the DC bus better, while the load is negligible it does add a point of failure to that circuit, as I believe...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By CVAT
Re: VHF radio with AIS

No problem, I always double check when someone says the rules, law or such state this, I tend to get skeptical and look things up. Figured it was old info just wanted to share what I found.
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By CVAT
Re: VHF radio with AIS

I fail to see how adding something in to a system reduces the number of failure points, your math is off in my humble opinion. Take the two basic systems first,

VHF ->> COAX ->> Antenna
AIS ->>...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By CVAT
Re: Interesting info from AC today, Signal K

Nice concept, but why do I get the impression that this will open up navigation equipment to hacking and spoofing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-02-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By CVAT
Re: USS Antietam guided-missile cruiser runs aground, leaks oil

Wow to bad there are many falsehoods in this story, yes in 1985 the Enterprise did run aground, to the tune of 17 million dollars in damage, but only one of the four propellers was damaged and the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-31-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By CVAT
Re: Old mold

where is this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By CVAT
Re: Sewing Sunbrella - puckering

found this on you tube this may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIu7-Hy4HKg
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   01-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,774
Posted By CVAT
Re: Solar power instead of shore power

Hopefully, the new Li plant that Tesla and Panasonic have opened in Nevada I think will help make Li more affordable, as Elon Musk has stated that is his goal. While these are the multi cell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,456
Posted By CVAT
Re: Tethers, one more time.

Are those with or without the automatic social media update feature?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,456
Posted By CVAT
Re: Tethers, one more time.

ouch!!! gravity assisted wedgie. On a lighter note he can sing Soprano with the best of them.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By CVAT
Re: Troubleshooting electronics

On the GPS, I would check the connections to and from the antenna first, check for fraying, loose connections, corrosion, excessive bending to where the cable no longer lays straight but now has a...
Forum: Electronics   09-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By CVAT
Re: What is it and what does it do?

Your welcome, always nice to help answer a question.
Forum: Electronics   09-24-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By CVAT
Re: What is it and what does it do?

Datamarine A-181 log control panel - records trip and total distance

found this online by searchong for DATAMARINE LORAN...

Datamarine A 181 Log Control Panel Records Trip and Total Distance |...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-03-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By CVAT
Re: Battery Banks on Boats - Why all the fuss?

Great story. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,845
Posted By CVAT
Re: you try to help....

Denise,

I have found your advice insightful, please do not delete. But, I also have felt the aggravation of someone discarding the correct way to accomplish a task, and even going so far as to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-15-2016
Replies: 798
Views: 69,664
Posted By CVAT
Re: Bob Perry's Carbon Cutters

Bob,

Glad your back, missed the Carbon Fiber updates, they are simply beautiful boats. I enjoy your post almost seems like I'm back up in Washington and taking a weekend peek over in Anacortes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By CVAT
Re: Recalcitrant bolts at my stem piece

Two marks may indicate 304 stainless, see link

Hex Cap Screws at Factory Price| India Based Manufacturers of Duplex Steel Fasteners Hex Cap Screws | Hex Cap Screws Manufacturing India...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By CVAT
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By CVAT
Re: Cabo Rico 34 or Pacific Seacraft 34

lol Go for the Crealock way to narrow it down....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-20-2016
Replies: 2,950
Views: 172,030
Posted By CVAT
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

albrazzi,

Beautiful work.
Forum: Living Aboard   02-19-2016
Replies: 134
Views: 5,945
Posted By CVAT
Re: Cokina Sheet with Magma grill

Wow from cookie sheets to peer review of academia. Having read the article and the journal articles, there is a follow on journal article, there is no doubt that this was peer reviewed. That being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By CVAT
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,137
Posted By CVAT
Re: Best led replacement for regular bulbs

Yes the resistor will just consume/waste power, that is what they do.

On the LED side assuming both are identical nothing would be different, it doesn't care as long as its voltage and current...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,137
Posted By CVAT
Re: Best led replacement for regular bulbs

Yes, but an incandescent bulb is surrounded by area of vacuum and glass, most resistors do not. And incandescent bulbs get hot, remember the easy bake oven? it used a bulb until 2011.

Also an...
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