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Topics - Paulus

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Main Message Board / Temperature Sensor Probe
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:11:57 PM »
Reading the manual on my new ProNauticP Series charger(12v30amps), do I have to use this on my flooded batteries?  The manual seems to indicate that this is more important for AGM and GEL batteries.
Appreciate your thoughts.  I have 4 golf cart batteries and 1 starting battery.
Thanks, Paul

Main Message Board / Oil Pan Removal
« on: August 22, 2015, 07:45:34 AM »
I know there was a topic on this subject.  Can't seem to find it.  I want to replace the casket.

Main Message Board / Battery Charger
« on: August 18, 2015, 07:08:42 AM »
I posted this about 2 years ago and wondered if the thinking on battery chargers have changed.  I have a Pro Mariner and noticed that it is very hot to touch.  I am going to replace it this fall.  Last time I posted this topic most of you recommended the Pro Mariner Pronautic P or the Sterling Pro Charger Ultra.  Any new thoughts?

Main Message Board / M 25xp
« on: August 12, 2015, 02:44:55 PM »
This summer I noticed a small oil leak.  It seems to be coming from a black knob located below the alternator.  The mechanic seems to think that this was or could be used for a dipstick.  Part of the black rubber coating is missing. It does show in the manual, but no idea what it is or can it be replaced?  Appreciate any ideas or thoughts.

Main Message Board / Finished Project: Espar heater
« on: April 04, 2015, 07:21:15 AM »
Thanks for all the input. I appreciate the pics.  The heater is installed and works great.  The hardest part was to drill a 4" hole in the port locker to install the new standpipe.  I did go with a closable vent in the head and a open one in the main cabin.
Also put high temp insulation around the duct work so that some of the radiant heat would not go into parts of the boat that did not need heating.
Thanks again for all the advice.

Main Message Board / Installing Espar heater
« on: February 20, 2015, 08:25:07 AM »
I am installing a Espar heater in the port locker.  Running a the heat duct(60mm) thru the space by the vanity and then between the hull the liner(behind the head) with a closable grill in the head and then continuing through the wet locker with a grill that stay open under the chart table.  This is my thinking??  Would like to hear from others that have installed a heater?  Maybe there is a better way?

Main Message Board / Fuel Standpipe Installation
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:18:05 AM »
I am in the process of installing a Espar heater in my boat.  I do not have a spare port on the top of my tank.  This is their recommendation.  Would appreciate feedback and also how do you punch a 1'' hole in the top of the tank.  I do not wish to remove the tank. Thanks, Paul

- drill or punch a 25 mm (1 in.) hole in a clear area on top of the fuel tank or fuel sender plate.
(Before drilling hole, apply grease to drill bit to catch metal chips)
- assemble tank-boss and fuel standpipe to form single unit.
- install standpipe by angling unit in so that one ear of the bushing hooks under the edge of the hole.
- repeat with the other ear in the same fashion.
4. Center in hole and clamp in place by tightening nut down until gasket begins to squeeze out slightly

Main Message Board / Anchor Light
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:05:39 PM »
Does anyone know which replacement bulb(want to put a LED on the anchor light) I have in my original anchor light?

Main Message Board / Compact Manual Head
« on: December 02, 2014, 04:11:09 PM »
Has anyone installed the West Marine Compact Manual Head(sales person tells me it is the same as the Jabsco Twist n Lock manual head) Need to replace the head on my boat and have had very good luck with the Jabsco brand.  No desire to change the foot print.
Thanks, Paul

Main Message Board / Aft cabin windows
« on: August 28, 2014, 02:34:37 PM »
Does anyone know the brand or make of the opening ports in the aft cabin?  Need to replace one of the screens.  Could not find a name on the frames.

Main Message Board / Solar Panel
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:37:12 AM »
This is the first summer with a solar panel(100 watt, 6 amp  max out put).  The ref ran 24/7 from the time we left Muskegon to the time of our return(11 weeks).  All instruments were used during sailing(wind, speed, gps, auto helm etc.).  May wife and I had our two grand daughters aboard from June 23 to July 5th  and our grandson the Aug. 3rd to 11th.  During this time normal amount of lights were used, vacuum(12volt) and ref defrosted about every 9 days?.
I did not have to start the engine or use the Honda 1000, left it in the car. I recorded the battery twice a day, 7am and 9pm every day for the summer.
We stayed in our favorite anchorage for 6 days in July, resting up from the girls.  I record the battery with a closed circuit, I thinks that means things might have been running. The following number during this 6 day period was derived in this manner:  I took each day, the voltage morning and night, averaged that number and then took the 6 day total and averaged the 6 numbers.  Voltage average was 12.67.   Hope this makes sense, I am not an electrician or mechanic.
Comments or ideas are welcomed.  

Main Message Board / Cool Change
« on: August 23, 2014, 04:17:53 AM »
My wife and I have finished our 10 week trip to the North Channel.  We had a great summer , covering 1300 nautical mile.  Very pleased with my solar panel and the boat.  I will share details about the solar panel and also the 2 issues that I had to deal with.  A great summer in paradise.
Cool Change

Main Message Board / Cool Change
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:21:32 PM »
We are finally getting some very nice weather in the Great Lakes.  Cool Change will go in the water on Wednesday and we will be leaving for the North Channel and Georgian Bay on Friday.  Boat is waxed. Made a few electrical changes.  Appreciate all the advice that I received from this association this past year.  I did install a solar panel and will give a report at the end of the summer. We do not have a smart home or iPad.  This is my final report and my wife and I are going to enjoy the wilderness.  Attached is the solar panel. 
Thanks, Paul

Main Message Board / Latches
« on: April 30, 2014, 06:34:29 PM »
I am looking for the little plastic latch on the cabin doors.  The ones you put your finger through to open.  Anyone know of a source? 

Main Message Board / Smart Guage
« on: April 13, 2014, 06:24:10 PM »
Does anyone know the dimensions of the smart gauge?

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