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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

Not to derail the original need for this post but I've heard this about not putting check valves in a bilge pump several times, can anyone tell me why?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Sisyphustine Bilge Pump Cycle

Sorry I don't have an answer but your problem did make me laugh. Look forward to hearing how you solve it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Tips for installing new tank

I'd still be putting a strap over it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

Yikes! Probably means dismantling at least one end of the boom. PITA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

Do you have another reef line through the boom? (I do) Tie /sew/tape TWO smaller lines (messengers) to the aft end of the second line, then drag this line forward through the boom, dragging the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Battery management worries

Wiring of battery monitor was done by marine electrician so is a professional install, I have to trust the wiring and based on the links from here, it looks good. I have read ALL the links and...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Battery management worries

VSR is redrac smart start battery isolator
http://www.redarc.com.au/images/uploads/images/SBI_Instruction_Manual.pdf

Monitor is Enerdrive ePro...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

The internet is a wonderful thing! I found the wiring diagram for my boat... at least the original factory install.

No Ammeter but it's clear where the ammeter is and I have stuck it into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,985
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Need Advice on Adding Portlight

Not to be glib, but put in a fan.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Goldfinger
Splicing different sized double briad

My single-line reefing system works great EXCEPT when shaking out a reef as the 10mm line creates heaps of friction around the leech cringe.

SO plan A is to use a smaller line eg 8mm to reduce...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

yes you're right and this might solve some of my questions. Thanks. But I can't physically see/get to where all the wires go to AND I'll need to rig a very long test lead for some of the wires, since...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

Sure: fly from Boston to Sydney, a couple of days; grovelling around on my boat, say 2 more days; then fly home again. Probably a week all up plus travel costs etc... I'm sure a case of beer'll cover...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

I did read the link (which certainly added to my education) but is not directly relevant to my setup, since my internally shunted ammeter is NOT in the cockpit but mounted through the engine bay...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

Looks like the second wire on the alternator/ammeter side goes directly to a battery bank. The wire on the other side of the fuse seems to go to a battery switch for the house or start bank I can't...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   04-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,017
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation

No criticism meant at all. Indeed I was complimenting you on your skills making it "look" easy.

I admit I hadn't thought about pre coating the prop (though it doesn't look like it in the vid) but...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   04-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,017
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Underwater Flex-O-Fold Prop Installation

Cool. You made it look easy but only because you had all the right tools to hand when you need them. My only thought was the prop has no antifoul/propspeed, so the cost saving of changing the prop in...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

Went to the boat today. A 7mm wire does indeed do directly TO the ammeter from the alternator.

BUT the wire FROM the ammeter ends up in a scary place...please see attached files.

Looking...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

Redundancy in this particular item isn't mission critical, and adds a complication rather than simplifying, which is what I'm trying to do.... and what eherlihy said.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Goldfinger
Battery management worries

Sorry for the long post but I ve had a few electrical things change on my 33ft sloop and need some reassurance that all is okay or advice on how to move forward so hence the detail here.

I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: How to removing ammeter

Good idea. Will have to look at the degree of difficulty routing a new line. The ammeter is mounted onto a bulk head that backs onto the engine compartment where the cabling is. But where the cables...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Goldfinger
How to removing ammeter

The old ammeter no longer works... is redundant anyway with my new(er) more sophisticated battman system that measures everything electrical anyway.

I want to remove the old metre. I understand...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Goldfinger
Re: Starter or battery?

Thanks all!

Went to the boat armed with your advice. Pos start battery terminal loose so cleaned and tightened. Tightened a few other connections but in general others seemed solid.

Back of...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Goldfinger
Starter or battery?

Is my starter motor playing up or my start battery dying?

1) My starter was reconditioned about 2 years ago.

2) My battery is 90 amp starter battery approaching 3 years old. It gets a trickle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 26,668
Posted By Goldfinger
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