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Search: Posts Made By: Maine Sail
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Electrical System Update

If you can fit them, height wise, I would strongly urge 6V batteries not group 31 12V or any "marine" 12V...

That said no matter what you do if the batts are on opposite sides of the boat the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery location

If you can find the height you might look into the J305 (http://www.trojanbattery.com/products/J305E6V.aspx) class or L16 class of 6V batteries. J305's are usually around 300Ah's and the L16's can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Winch Free Spins

Considering the price of winches, and lack of parts for many older winches, you may want to consider doing them yearly. With no lube the parts can wear and many of them, especially on older winches,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Outboard oil mix specs

On my Yamaha 8HP it is Yamalube only. On my 9.8 Nissan two stroke it is Amsoil Sabre Outboard oil mixed 100:1.. Runs way better on the Amsoil than it does on the Nissan oil....
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Clogged fuel filter woes - advice

Sounds like it is time to physically clean the tank.

Beyond that install a drag needle vacuum gauge and then you will know when the primary filter is in need of replacement. The drag needle can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

Amen.. I have removed two of these from two boats we've owned. Made the boat moist but never warm.. Something about tits on a bull being useless....;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Winch servicing lubricants

I repack LOT of winches. A tube of Lewmar grease & the pawl oil lasts me YEARS. Most folks OVER GREASE.....

I do find the Lewmar grease gums less and lasts a long time. I have not bothered to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 15,887
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: LED Bulb Comparison !!!

Bulbs have gotten better since 2008, when I originally posted this.....

Still though there are scammers and snake oil LED's out there. I recently trouble shot a "no-light" situation, they were...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Homemade exhaust riser outcome....

Just be sure you have a water injection tube extending well down into the part that connects to the rubber hose... Injecting water at the TOP of the elbow, tee in this case, could ruin your day...
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,104
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

Interestingly enough I was having lunch last Wed with a well known Maine boat builder and asked him this exact question, about one of his boats. The answer was that it was what the market wanted in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,491
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Acid!

6V batteries are true deep cycle and most all 12V "marine" deep cycle batts are pseudo deep cycle, usually rendering half the rated cycles as a 6V GC2/T105.. The 6V also usually cost less per Ah but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,491
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Acid!

Yes SG is the best measure of tracking cell balance, no other way to do it... That is one heck of a price on T-105's!!!!!

Unfortunately neither SG nor OCV measurements can tell you overall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,491
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Acid!

I don't think that was me, in fact I usually advise folks to stay out of their batteries unless they notice something out of the ordinary......... The only way to measure for a cell imbalance is with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,491
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Acid!

This is simply not true... However in this case I would suspect some cells may now be imbalanced so an SG test I'd best.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Cabin heater?

Hamilton Marine has a huge selection of "bus heaters" (made by Heater Craft) as the local Maine and Maritime Lobstermen all tend to have them..

I've installed a bunch of the Heater Craft units...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Cabin heater?

Pretty much none if the engine has an HX.. If the water across your HX is getting that hot you have other issues..

A "bus heater" taps into the engine coolant circuit and if your engine is raw...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Electrical Upgrades

Don't laugh this is exactly what the lawyers tried in the death case involving my friends father. It took a forensics expert to prove lights were on and could be seen. The defenses entire case was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,541
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Boat almost sunk, not mine

:doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh:

#1 No Seacock

#2 Seacock left open (had to, no seacock)

#3 Clear PVC hose for below water is a HUGE NO NO. This hose is for fish tanks...;)

Your FIL has bad...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Glow Plugs

The problem many make is "over glow". Modern glow plugs need only about 7-12 seconds on a normal starting battery and even less on a large house bank where voltage will sag even less.

With our Li...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,491
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Acid!

That sucks....

Unfortunately the battery will suffer shorter life, how much is impossible to say. When the water gasses off the acid concentration stays, and adding more water gets you back to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Wishboom source

Try Klacko Spars in Canada
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 366
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: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

You should not have issues with either of those wire.....
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

Not the best idea but can really depend on your controller.... Many cheap controllers are very noisy and the only way to determine that is to try it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,024
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Apparently your cooling system can't handle full throttle..
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