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Search: Posts Made By: Shack
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Shack
Re: ESPAR High Amp Draw On Start-Up

thanks boatpoker

Connections are all still good. No visible corrosion and good continuity through the system.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Shack
Re: ESPAR High Amp Draw On Start-Up

Thanks SV Aus.
I may be following up with a service tech on this.

Cheers!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Shack
Re: ESPAR High Amp Draw On Start-Up

Sorry for the late response, but the holidays kept me from digging into boat work!! I had to give thanks to everyone’s input on this one. Definitely enough advice provided to move the ball...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Shack
ESPAR High Amp Draw On Start-Up

Looking for anyone who has experienced high amp draw on start-up (enough to trip a 15A breaker.)

I have a D5 Airtronic that is on its second season of pretty smooth operation. The other day it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Shack
Re: Applying Epoxy in Blind Spot

I think he meant "cosmetic"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Shack
Re: Applying Epoxy in Blind Spot

Ulladh,
There is no obvious source of the leak from the outside. We already stripped and repainted the area looking for it.

On our next long term haul out we plan to do some more invasive fiber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Shack
Re: Applying Epoxy in Blind Spot

Has anyone worked with West 655 G-Flex?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Shack
Re: Applying Epoxy in Blind Spot

All I need is band aide right now (i.e. some epoxy filler). The leak is in such awkward area that I would need to spend thousands of dollars to reconstruct the area it manner that that would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Shack
Applying Epoxy in Blind Spot

Q: Has anyone ever used Thixo epoxy? How does it compare?

I need to apply thickened epoxy in a blind corner spot that is out of arms reach. In my dream-world of tools that do not yet exist, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,435
Posted By Shack
Exclamation Modified Sine Wave Inverter

Before I pitch this thing overboard, does anyone have a recommendation on how fix it?

The inverter I acquired with my boat is only putting out 73VAC when unloaded and 88VAC when loaded. Brand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,451
Posted By Shack
Aluminum tank interior corrosion

Mitiempo,
This is exactly my consideration. Assessing the probability of corrosion inside the tank. Many sources identify the small chlorine content from dockside water as a source of internal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,451
Posted By Shack
Anodizing?

Ulfer,
That is an interesting suggestion. I would be working with an itegral tank and baffling. What would be involved with anodizing process for a tank like this? Should the parts be anodized...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,451
Posted By Shack
Aluminum Fresh Water Tank

Faster & SailDog,
I am looking into an aluminum water tank, but I can't decide whether to paint the inside or leave it bare.

Corrosion (an little white globs) is the chief concern, but I think...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,422
Posted By Shack
Bow sprit in high seas.

I'm looking for stories or opinions about bowsprits and their effects during heavy weather (high sea states). Does anyone have experience with bow sprits getting buried in waves and causing damage to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Shack
Old Threads: Useful or Not?

Every now then I see fellow Sailnet member chided by their shipmates for either contibuting to old threads or (conversly) not starting a new thread for which an old one already exists. :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,810
Posted By Shack
Entec Gen & Old Posts

I have an Entec West 4.2 KW that came with the boat. It has the Farymann engine and a little vibration, but seems sufficiently insulated and mounted and we rarely notice it. Maybe I lack the...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 10,612
Posted By Shack
Kjango One hour from Cobb Island to DC? Do you...

Kjango
One hour from Cobb Island to DC? Do you work downtown?:eek: ?
Forum: Living Aboard 04-14-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 10,612
Posted By Shack
The Back Side ...

Oh no! Eryka is calling us cheap!!!:laugher

Quick! Where's my ascot and cigarette holder?
Forum: Living Aboard 04-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 10,612
Posted By Shack
Evil Side

Adroin,
We're on the (ee-vill) side, too. We don't mind, so long as they don't put parking meters on the dinghy dock.:D
Forum: Living Aboard 04-01-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 10,612
Posted By Shack
DC Liveaboard options

JNew,
I work in Arlington and liveabord. We lived at Tantallon Marina for a year and half and had a 30-50 minute commute (traffic dependent). Tantallon is on Swan Creek off the Potomac about 5...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By Shack
How much are you asking for it?

GilStump,
Send me a private msg on how much you want for it. I'm not sure if the moderators will approve of haggling on this open channel. :)
Forum: Living Aboard 12-18-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,381
Posted By Shack
Access versus space

Eryka,
We're happy with our space, but the access to stuff seems to be the bigger annoyance. The best we have done so far is to refine the "verticle" order. We ensure that the stuff we need less is...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Shack
We're both holly and jolly!

Eryka,
Yes, we are decorated! We have some lights, origami cranes, and neat set of greens from a boy scout fund raiser. A little egg nog and some rum makes it look even better. How about you...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-16-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Shack
One Year Anniversary

We hit our one year milestone for living aboard!!:birthday

The biggest difference that I notice from life ashore is that I spend less time on Sailnet, but more time on ... "home" repair and...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-16-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By Shack
Froli

We live started using the Froli a couple months ago. We love it, and so does the dog. Ditto the other comments in this thread.:D We recommend it, too. :)
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