Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-12-2009, 19:54   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Queensland AUS
Boat: Freya 40
Posts: 4
Grounding IC802 to Steel Hull

Hi All,
My question concerns grounding the AT140 tuner to the hull. I have an insulated backstay with the tuner mounted directly underneath in the lazzerette. I have 2" wide copper strip.Q: should i cut the strip in two, then connect it with 6 capacitors to prevent electrolisis, or can i cut out a square in the strip & solder said caps across the hole? Not sure if stray DC current will still go either side of the hole. Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers Steve
Okiwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2009, 23:46   #2
Certifiable Refitter/Senior Wannbe
Wotname's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South of 43 S, Australia
Boat: Van DeStat Super Dogger 31'
Posts: 6,324
The DC will go wherever there is a conductor to travel on (in). If you want to use the DC blocking capacitors, then cut the copper strip into two pieces and join them with the capacitors to provide the AC (RF) path.

IMO, these are not necessary for a steel hulled vessel but they can't hurt.
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
Wotname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-12-2009, 16:01   #3
Registered User
Laidback's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 853
Use Gto 15 wire or equivalent to connect tuner to the backstay (not coax) and ground the tuner to the hull anywhere with the copper strip. As Wotname says, 'not necessary to use' capacitors.
Laidback is offline   Reply With Quote

steel hull

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to Buy a Sailboat with a Steel Hull Passage50 Monohull Sailboats 16 14-09-2010 17:23
Commissioning a Steel Hull - Where's Good ? Uisce Monohull Sailboats 6 05-11-2009 14:06
Steel hull barreldriven General Sailing Forum 15 17-02-2009 13:20
steel hull boat prices? RRR Monohull Sailboats 7 25-09-2008 16:03
Cost to repaint Steel Hull? theloneoux General Sailing Forum 20 11-08-2005 15:06

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:44.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.