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Search: Posts Made By: yandina
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By yandina
Flooded battery installation questions

I wouldn''t worry about it. Keep them topped up to the recommended level and they will work fine. You would have to spend a significant percentage of the time at angles of over 40 degrees and even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 7,617
Posted By yandina
How to make your own Galvanic Isolator for under $20

Check out the DIY article at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 2,500
Posted By yandina

We had one of Doyles largest installations until they were lost in a dismasting - no fault of the sails.

Although they are not as idiot proof as Doyle would suggest, they are a great time and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 18,555
Posted By yandina
6 Volt Batteries vs 12 Volt


For the same ampere hours, if you could get it all in one 12 volt battery, there would be no difference - a 12 volt battery has two 6 volt batteries in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 12,939
Posted By yandina
Water maker advice?

Avoid "SEA RECOVERY" like the plague. Send me an email if you want a list of problems - too long to list on BB.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By yandina
Galley Water Pump

Remove the screw on strainer that is on the spout of the faucet. Be careful not to lose any of the little diffusers inside and take it apart and wash out dirt that has been trapped there, then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By yandina
mooring and dock equipment

There have been quite a number of "hooker" products sold over the years that have various types of trigger springs that insert the line in or round a cleat or mooring.

I don''t know how successful...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By yandina
Scuba and bottom cleaning

By the way - you don''t need to scrub zincs. The electrolysis currents have absolutely no trouble passing through the white fluffy stuff on the zincs and by leaving the soft surface, barnacles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By yandina
Scuba and bottom cleaning

I use a hookah diving system - no tanks - dive all day at no cost. It consists of an on-board oilless compressor - about 100psi and a hookah regulator. Check with a diving supply for details.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 13,636
Posted By yandina
SSB Ground - Any Dynaplate Users?

How the dynaplate works.

The theory is that the porus surface of the dynaplate provides a very large surface area contact with the water - many times the area of the plate itself.

The truth is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2001
Replies: 16
Views: 2,345
Posted By yandina
I give up. That''''s it. I quit.

On three different occasions now, I have written a detailed response to other questions, sharing my 13 years of crusisng experience and 40+ years of engineering.

I go to post the response and get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By yandina
Can''''t get water in to head

I assume you have disconnected the inlet hose and determined that the through hull is clear and water comes out if you lower the end below the water line.

With only 2 inches of lift it should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By yandina
Cabin Door won''''t close

What you describe is not uncommon. I would not rush into doing anything. There are many factors including stresses while out of the water, and major changes in humidity.

Use the boat for a week...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By yandina
Electronic Wind Instruments

I''ve been cruising for 13 years with a couple of pieces of wool tied to the shrouds. They indicate wind strength and direction, are easily maintained, and they are up by the sails so you can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-05-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,180
Posted By yandina
wind instruments - how necessary

I''ve managed for 13 years with a couple of woolies tied to the shrouds and a couple threaded through the sails. About as reliable as a windex and much easier to repair.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,775
Posted By yandina
Batteries & Charging

They are regarded as the best of the "no-maintenance" type batteries. Top of the line lead-acid batteries will give you more charge/discharge cycles but only if you maintain them. With my woefully...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,695
Posted By yandina
Ground for AC System

This subject is mentioned to some extent in the electrolys introduction article on our web site. Go to
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