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Time to look for a boat you can afford to maintain and operate properly.

Main Message Board / Re: Broken anemometer fin
« on: August 09, 2021, 06:58:48 AM »

Why would a sailor want to know wind direction and speed? The little numbers and letters tell you if the pole is going to be NEAR the water or IN the water, when you set the chute.
That way you can give the unluck down below heating the chili warning that the wall is about to become the ceiling.

Main Message Board / Re: Water Pump doesn’t turn off
« on: May 13, 2021, 07:36:30 AM »
A clogged/blocked inlet filter or screen will do the same thing.

For what it is worth, the Dura-Max literature on the Ultra-X packing states it is galvanically OK due to the construction.
See  text at bottom of attachment. I found it to be easy to cut cleanly, and it packed well also. Probably because it holds its shape and doesn't fray at the ends.
Only a wee bit more expensive.

Main Message Board / Re: Grease for feathering prop
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:22:19 AM »
Lubriplate 130-AA. Available at NAPA, or your local auto parts store and also online from Amazon.

Main Message Board / Re: Holding Tank Second Vent
« on: September 21, 2020, 08:12:47 AM »
Lots posted over the years, here and elsewhere,  about what a second vent does, and why it is often needed.

Noah - the screws ( #6 if I recall) go >into< , not through, the existing thru-hull. Only need about 3/16 to a 1/4 inch penetration. Pretty non-invasive.

Main Message Board / Re: House vs starter bank charging
« on: March 20, 2019, 06:25:28 AM »
One of the first things you need to decide is what function you really intend  for them to do .
There will be a difference in management decisions between a "Starter" battery and a "Reserve" battery.

I, for example, have 2 4D's, paralleled, as the "Normal" bank. Used for everything.Then, I have a group 27, designated as a "Reserve" Bank.
This doesn't get used - only monitored for health - and is for if and when the "Normal bank fails to perform. I cant see ANY circumstance where my battery switch would be on  BOTH.

The charger on my boat is not wired thru the battery switch - the charge sources go directly to the batteries - connection to the charger is not dependent on the 1-B-2 switch at all. And in fact, I have a on-battery disconnect switch on the Reserve battery, if I want to take it out of the charging circuits.  I manage "one" bank- the "normal" one - and occasionally check the health of the "reserve" bank.

There are almost limitless options, and there is a trove of info on this site - have you checked out the "Electrical Systems 101" yet?

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