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Old 19-11-2012, 22:42   #181
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Well you know boatman does bear a striking resemblance to George Clooney. As for the owner, I reckon it's a toss up between Christopher Walken and Steve Buscemi.
LOL.............. and there was this lady the other week reckoned I was a ringer for Richard Burton... I mean...
I know I'm thin... but skeletal..???
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Old 19-11-2012, 22:48   #182
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It was probably the booming Shakespearian tone.
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Old 20-11-2012, 02:43   #183
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Ah Aussies, they are a wierd mob.
And South Africans too! We use celsius and KM's, except we use NM and feet for the sea and air.
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Old 20-11-2012, 02:55   #184
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I've been thinking about Mrs Owner and there's only one for it - Glenn Close. She's got the look.

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Old 20-11-2012, 03:52   #185
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I am so jealous Boatman
Your life is such an adventure

In looking at your correspondence (if I have interpreted it correctly) it looks like she did not fulfill the agreement where she basically said she was going to hook you up with her friends from work
What a letdown.....she should pay for that

I remember a movie shot in your part of the world, an Australian film where it was said

"bust a deal, face the wheel."

Being Canadian it seems we are so easy going compared to the aussie's
I have never been there so I only have movies of the place to go by

I tried to find a clip of that movie, but nothing

I found this clip instead
From what I can see , the girls look to be my kind


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Old 20-11-2012, 04:40   #186
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That was Mel Gibson's first hit movie, made for a whapping $400,000.
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Why the heck can't you start the engine while connected to shore power?
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Old 20-11-2012, 14:55   #188
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Why the heck can't you start the engine while connected to shore power?
That's a new one on me also. No good reason founded in facts I'm sure
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Depends on your wiring but it's OK if your breaker board is set up right. You would want one of those shore power - generator switches.
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Old 20-11-2012, 15:39   #190
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Re: Don't Pay The Ferryman...

I don't think there is a way on my boat to turn off the battery charger except for the charger/inverter remote panel. And my engine alternator feeds into the same point, so I can see a problem in the making.

I've never been on shore power except for when hauled in the winter, but I think I'll look into this more!
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I'm not too good on electrical jargon but the basic idea is that you want to avoid two sources of current trying to squeeze into one wire. If that happens on my boat the master breaker opens and shuts down everything.

Maybe boatman didn't have the right switching setup ? ?
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Both the charger and the alternator will only provide the current needed by the batteries. If on shore power, the typical inverter/charger will be passing AC through and converting some to DC to charge the batteries at a given voltage. By starting the engine the alternator adds to the Dc being supplied to the batteries.

If either one cooks the batteries by supplying more current than the batteries are able to take you've had a voltage regulation problem all along.
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Why the heck can't you start the engine while connected to shore power?
I thought the same and came up with...either no rotary switch or no blocking diodes.
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I've had the mains running while the generator was running & powering the onboard ProMariner charge. The are both regulated so no damage to anything.
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I've had the mains running while the generator was running & powering the onboard ProMariner charge. The are both regulated so no damage to anything.
Well I've blown regulators/alternators in the past by running both... thats how I learned to avoid running both... $$$$
but then I've never owned a boat with an invertor...
It seems the cutout on the regulator was defective so a backfeed was being created and the guy who sorted the electrics in Panama reckoned the wiring system itself was not set up for maximum efficiency either... presumably hence the backfeed.
What puzzles me is if I'm so inefficient how come the new batteries were still good to go 13000 odd miles later... you'da thought they'd have died long before arrival...
But I'm prone to avoid mixing if its avoidable and it usually is...
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