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Main Message Board / Re: Standing rigging
« on: August 30, 2020, 04:54:20 PM »
Thanks Stu and Ron, makes sense... 

Main Message Board / Re: Standing rigging
« on: August 30, 2020, 11:48:16 AM »
Hi guys
Out of curiosity, it you bring your old rigging to be duplicated, those stays have elongated due to stretching over the years.  I know it would be small, but the new rigging will be measured by the old stretched out wires.  Shouldn't the new rigging be made by the "spec" from the factory??

Main Message Board / Re: Thinking about installing digital guages
« on: August 18, 2020, 01:58:25 PM »
With all the systems on the boat, some things are best to be kept simple.  This is something where keeping it simple and staying with analog might be the best approach.

Main Message Board / Re: C34 Take Two
« on: July 29, 2020, 01:33:49 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, the mk2 has a 35 hp diesel, while the previous models have 30 hp and less as you move to older model years.

Main Message Board / Re: Anchor fit
« on: July 26, 2020, 10:57:04 AM »
I have the 35lb Mantus.  Fits well on the roller, as you can see.  To secure the anchor, I put a line that has a carabiner clip on one end that is fastened to a link in the anchor chain. The other end is fastened to the mooring cleat in the anchor locker with a cleat hitch.  When deploying the anchor, I just un-cleat the line and un-clip the carabiner.  I then hook the carabiner on the life line to keep it handy when re-securing the anchor.  The Mantus sets quickly and holds very well.  I used to have a Delta Fast Set which was also good.  One thing I noticed with the Mantus (good).  I notice it's takes more effort to break the Mantus free over the Delta in the same anchoring ground.  My guess is it digs in better (deeper).  Not that the Delta didn't, I just notice more force to break it free. In it's day, I think the Delta was pretty good.  But the new anchor designs now seem better.  Just look at the types of anchors you see on other boats as you walk down the dock.  You don't see traditional plows anymore (Delta, or the antique CQR).  Most you see now are the newer generation anchors.  Another point....  there's a consignment shop in the town where we dock (Rock Hall, MD).  If you want to buy a CQR or a Delta, go there.  There has to be at least 20 of those for sale.  Seems like people are getting rid of those and buying the new designs.

Main Message Board / Re: Trojan Vs US Battery
« on: July 24, 2020, 12:52:37 PM »
Hi Paul
How does that battery filler work?  Do you press the nozzle onto the battery filler hole and squeeze the bottle?

Main Message Board / Re: Anchor fit
« on: July 23, 2020, 04:33:57 PM »
I'm the one that said to take the chrome finish off the drum.  I got that information from Maxwell when I asked if the drum would work on chain.  The reason to take the chrome off isn't really to make the drum work better for chain, it's because the chrome will chip off and will be like shards of glass which can cut you.  That's what the Maxwell fellow told me.  So I took the drum off and gave it to a friend that worked at a machine shop.  He sanded the chrome off (he looked at me like I was nuts because I gave him a perfectly brand new chrome drum and he wondered why in the world would I want to take the chrome OFF!).

So, in using the drum for chain isn't the greatest, but as Noah said, if you wrap it around a few times, the chain bites and it will work somewhat. Years ago Maxwell did make a retrofit kit for a rope/chain gypsy for this model windlass.  But as understand, they don't anymore so you would need to buy a whole new unit.  In hindsight, I wish I bought the kit back then.

Main Message Board / Re: Windex Fall Off?
« on: July 23, 2020, 08:27:52 AM »
The wire ties are a good idea to keep a bird off the mounting.  But I've seen birds perched ON THE WINDEX ITSELF!!!  As the wind blew the vane, and it moved from side to side, the bird stayed on for the ride!!

Main Message Board / Re: Anchor fit
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:37:42 AM »
As others say, it may be better to get new design anchor.  I have a Mantus.  If you want to solve your CQR fit, it looks like the bale is not letting the joint to pass.  Maybe getting a bale with a higher opening would help.

Main Message Board / Re: Battery Equalization question
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:27:53 AM »
The truecharge instructions state that upon starting equalization, the charger will bring the batteries to full charge (if they are not already).  Before I triggered the process, my bank was on the charger overnight, so I'm guessing they were at or close to full charge.  Also, I didn't leave the process go unattended.  I think the long time is due to the sulfate on the plates to slough off.  I haven't done this in over 10 years, so that's why it takes time.  My friend, who recently did this with the same charger, did this after several years and it took him three tries to get the voltage up.

Main Message Board / Re: Battery Equalization question
« on: July 21, 2020, 07:41:54 AM »
Hi Randy
My friend equalized his bank of 6 volt golf cart batteries, with the same charger I have.  He said it took three separate periods, about a few hours each time, to get his bank to read 14.8 volts.  I did mine for 6 hours the first try with the bank reading 13.95 volts.  The second try was for two hours and the bank reached 14.03 volts.  I'm guessing maybe one or more tries to get the voltage to increase.

Main Message Board / Re: Battery Equalization question
« on: July 21, 2020, 06:20:39 AM »
Hi Ken
Your explanation is exactly what I was thinking, but couldn't come up with the theory behind it.  I did figure intuitively, it may have been the fact that the neg leads are all connected and there was some kind of trace bleeding of the load.

Main Message Board / Battery Equalization question
« on: July 20, 2020, 12:35:13 PM »
Hi all,
Thought an electrical savy person can have a reason for this situation.  I have 6 volt golf cart batteries that I started equalizing last weekend.  I have a Truecharge 40+ charger.  Here's the situation.....  I isolated the bank to be equalized by putting my selector switch to the reserve battery.  So my systems were powered by the reserve battery and the bank to be equalized was off the grid.  I triggered the equalization process on the charger.  All seemed like it was going fine.  I washed my hands, and the water pump went on.  When the pump cycled, I noticed the volt meter reading (set to read the bank that was being equalized) dipped down a few tenths of a volt.  As soon as I turned the water off and the pump stopped, the volt meter returned to the display it was before the pump cycled.  I switched the volt meter to read the reserve battery.  I turned on the water and noticed the volt meter reading to significantly change, which made sense since that battery was taking the load based on the selector switch position.  I can't figure out why the volt meter moved when it was reading the bank being equalized when the pump cycled.  Intuitively, that bank should not have any load since my selector switch was set for the other battery.  I checked the connections on the battery switch and it all seemed correct.  Any idea of why the meter moved a few tenths of a volt?

Main Message Board / Re: Holding tank leak
« on: July 20, 2020, 12:10:23 PM »
Snake River tank monitor??  I thought they were out of business years ago.   Any information on your purchase would be helpful.

Main Message Board / Re: Hello
« on: July 13, 2020, 08:47:43 AM »
Hey Wingman
We're neighbors!!  I'm at HH, blue dock 20.  Your at the new "south" location.  Formerly, Sailing Emporium.

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