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Old 24-05-2008, 15:30   #16
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You have the output of your wind generator hooked to the anchor chain in attemps to rezinc your chain using your boat zincs.
Sort of. Close enough to win the cigar.
I also got shocked when touching any part of the lifelines (bare ss wire) The wind generator threw a winding, and it was rubbing on the frane, which was connected to the pole which was clamped to the pushpit.


FYI: One of the best changes on the boat was using non vinyl coated lifelines. They should last forever. The vinyl on lifelines deprives the stainless of oxygen, and causes it to rust.
When I first got the boat and had to replace the cable on the centerboard, the rigger who gave me the wire, told me to be sure not to get any bottom paint on it, and he pointed to my old cable. Sure enough, where the last owner had painted the centerboard and painted the loop if cable, it rotted away.
Also, when I asked him what I could cleaan my older shrouds, so they would be shinny like the new one I was putting on, he told me not to clean it. The discoloration is protecting the stainless.
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And the answer is, the wind generator thru a winding and it was rubbing on the magnets in the housing. It still had output to the batteries, but some of it was going to the housing, pole, pushpit, and lifelines, bow roller, etc.
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Old 01-06-2008, 20:10   #18
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Better idea: stainless steel rails all the way around.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:19   #19
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Boy, you got it right. I know a guy who has solid 1" tubeing for life lines on his 41 Hans Christian. Very nice and solid.
Now if he would only get the boat out of the slip and go sailing!!
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Old 02-06-2008, 13:45   #20
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Boy, you got it right. I know a guy who has solid 1" tubeing for life lines on his 41 Hans Christian. Very nice and solid.
Now if he would only get the boat out of the slip and go sailing!!
After doing all that he has no money left to go sailing!
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:18   #21
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And the answer is, the wind generator thru a winding and it was rubbing on the magnets in the housing. It still had output to the batteries, but some of it was going to the housing, pole, pushpit, and lifelines, bow roller, etc.
Ouch, have you checked under the waterline for any damage??
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You might now have a zinc plated shaft and prop
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Re: Shocking experience raising anchor

I have had exactly the same experience without any electrical fault with the boat. My boat has no gensets / wind generators / and runs 12v DC only. We float the anchor using polysytrene buoys can there be some sort of static charge coming into play here?
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Re: Shocking experience raising anchor

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, captainbat.

If you haven't any source of electric current aboard, then it would have to be either static charge or your imagination.
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Re: Shocking experience raising anchor

I'm not sure about a torpedo ray,but if you spear an electric ray it can shock you.We go gigging for flounders on the bay and it is a surprise sometimes.
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