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Old 18-07-2013, 19:03   #91
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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

Ok...ok...Let's all chip in and buy Mark the real deal before we read about him on another thread..."Mark's a crispy critter"
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Old 18-07-2013, 21:24   #92
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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

Oh well, mine has been inspected by an electrician and passed.

So you can all open your eyes... or shove it!


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Old 18-07-2013, 21:35   #93
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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

Sabray, give it a rest! There is no reason to post a picture of a dead man's hand, laden with decomposition, severe lacerations and gangrene.

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Old 18-07-2013, 22:06   #95
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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

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Whadda ya reckon? Apart from not having a brand name on it whats wrong with it?

I like it.

The only improvements I can suggest would be a hand lettered label "Sun Power Rocks!" and a good wrap of electrical tape all around. Use different colors!! Artistically, I'd also go with aluminium crimps rather than those prissy tinned mariney things - cheaper, and a nice palette of differently oxidized metals will generally look more nautical.

Brilliant!
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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

Speaking of electrical things failing.....

All "marine grade" from a reputable manufacturer:

1. Buss Bar cover is cracked
2. Battery Switch (lower left) face plate simply "popped" out
3. Battery Switch (lower right) the actual switch mechanism fractured and separated from the grey housing.

Out of 4 battery switches aboard - ALL FAILED!! None of the cracks occurred as a result of anything other than using the damned things as they were designed to be used. As in, using the switch to turn on / turn off. And using the buss cover passively to keep from getting nasty electrical shocks.

This modern "value engineered" world of wonders is producing some real honest-to-goodness crap. No doubt, some bright spark thought substituting cheaper plastics or thinner moldings would be good because it will add "shareholder value". Pity the poor fool stranded miles offshore with this rubbish.
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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

This topic just really is an IDIOT's Parade



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See muskoka's post re Blue Sea fuse holder (the 30A)

I found one in Budget Marine at USD$38 plus fuse $5.
I pulled the box apart in the shop and found there was F'All inside.

So I comely back homey to the Sea Life of my dreams and made my own.

This photos shows it with the old fuse, but I was thinking of useing the bigger Maxi fuse in it (and 40 amps)

This way I could run the AWG 4 lead into it, and out of it. Thus discarding the 4 inches of AWG 12.

I will put it in a pattress box (i.e. an old Coke bottle)

Whadda ya reckon? Apart from not having a brand name on it whats wrong with it?

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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

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Speaking of electrical things failing.....

All "marine grade" from a reputable manufacturer:

1. Buss Bar cover is cracked
2. Battery Switch (lower left) face plate simply "popped" out
3. Battery Switch (lower right) the actual switch mechanism fractured and separated from the grey housing.

Out of 4 battery switches aboard - ALL FAILED!! None of the cracks occurred as a result of anything other than using the damned things as they were designed to be used. As in, using the switch to turn on / turn off. And using the buss cover passively to keep from getting nasty electrical shocks.

This modern "value engineered" world of wonders is producing some real honest-to-goodness crap. No doubt, some bright spark thought substituting cheaper plastics or thinner moldings would be good because it will add "shareholder value". Pity the poor fool stranded miles offshore with this rubbish.
wherever possible I use industrial components on board. ones with proper spec sheets, materials lists etc.

cheap consumer boat junk is just that ( cheap to make of course not cheap to buy with the marine tag attached)

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Old 19-07-2013, 09:03   #99
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Re: Fuse didn't Blow! Nearly a Fire!!

Well the original post was "nearly a fire". who wants to settle for mere "nearly"?
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...like a little pregnant...somewhat pregnant...barely pregnant...Well, you get the idea!

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