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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By Spoonman
Need some help identifying screw head type

While refurbishing the Creekmore 48 I am trying to remove everything from the mast so I can bust the corrosion and repaint it. I have encountered some screws whose heads are shaped like an...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-06-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 13,578
Posted By Spoonman
Ray's 48-footer

Well, I guess I should weigh in here, too. Somewhere else on SailNet I posted something about this boat last year when I bought her.

My boat is Kolahoi - she is the only 48' boat Ray made. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-31-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Spoonman
Jan, Thanks for asking. At times the...

Jan,

Thanks for asking. At times the project has been a struggle but I'm hopeful I can get her back in the water in the next few months. Patience and lots of learning keeps me going.

Spoon
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Spoonman
On this boat I have nothing. It came with...

On this boat I have nothing. It came with everything removed which makes it a great project boat: I don't have to take the old stuff out. Since there are no electronics to preserve, I have the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Spoonman
I have that book and...

the 12-volt Bible and Don Casey's book Sailboat Electrics Simplified. Since these are some of the most oft recommended books I have them and have read quite a bit. As a result, I find that the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Spoonman
Wow. Thank you everyone. I hadn't realized...

Wow. Thank you everyone. I hadn't realized there were so many options for replacement bulbs in the LED market. Just yesterday I pulled to nav light bulbs out and now am extra pleased to see that...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Spoonman
Running two voltages - opinions?

Given that I have a boat where the entire electrical system is going to be replaced, mostly by me, I have the option to consider running 24 and 12 volt at the same time.

The boat is 48-feet so...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Spoonman
I like the terminal blocks idea...

... and had suggested that I go that route in another thread. It is interesting how varied opinions are on any given topic.

The biggest reasons for rewiring this boat (1972 Creekmore 48) is that I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Spoonman
Thank you. I'll look into them. Spoon

Thank you. I'll look into them.

Spoon
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Spoonman
LEDs vs. incandescent

I see many suggestions to go with LED lights when replacing lights. In my limited experience with LED lights I find that they don't provide very good light. They are spotty and don't spread light...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Spoonman
Wiring things together

Yes, I realize I'm probably overthinking, but I'm a computer programmer by trade and in my world most problems are caused but 'under-thinking' so I'd rather spend a lot more time thinking about the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Spoonman
Great replies. thank you everyone. Just so you...

Great replies. thank you everyone. Just so you don't think I'm totally stupid, I never intended to say that I figured the return wire would be smaller. The out and the back need to be the same size...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Spoonman
Some pics of Kolahoi

Here are some pics of Kolahoi. This boat was Ray's boat. I've confirmed the story by speaking to a guy named Mike who knew Ray and bought this boat from him.

Spoon
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Spoonman
Trying to figure wire gauge

I'm rewiring an old boat. In doing so I'm removing all of the existing wire as much of it is corroded and very little is type III tinned copper. I have the formulas and tables for computing the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-01-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 6,516
Posted By Spoonman
From what I have been reading lately in support...

From what I have been reading lately in support of designing and installing a new electrical system in an old boat, the AGM batteries are far more sensitive to overcharging than the wet cell...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-01-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By Spoonman
From what I've been reading lately, many, if not...

From what I've been reading lately, many, if not most, rechargeable batteries on things like cellphones, laptops, etc. suffer greatly from being charged via inverters that do not produce pure sine...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Spoonman
New owner of a Creekmore

Today I make my first post on SailNet. I found this site and its forums while searching for others who own Creekmores.

In February, 2010, I bought a Creekmore 48 centerboard sloop. This boat,...
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