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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-04-2014, 23:34
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By mitiempo
Re: bal./disp. ratio

Be careful what you read. Sailboat Data has a few mistakes in it. The Tartan 3400 has a ballast ratio of 32% for the fin keel, just over 33% for the beavertail, and just under 34% for the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-04-2014, 23:00
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Whole Boat Voltage Regulator

A better investment may be good quality Led bulbs. Typically a good quality bulb has a regulated power supply that can handle a voltage between 9 or 10 volts and 30 volts or so.

Cheap Leds also...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-04-2014, 22:35
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By mitiempo
Re: old attempt at lightning protection?

Definitely not factory installed.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-04-2014, 23:12
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By mitiempo
Re: sound insulation ideas?

The West Marine product is Soundown that is re-labeled for West Marine.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-04-2014, 22:42
Replies: 42
Views: 1,190
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverter/Charger the way to Go?

While Mastervolt is a good choice, it's life will be shortened considerable if installed in an engine room, especially in a hot locale like Thailand. Neither batteries or chargers and inverters...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-04-2014, 22:21
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By mitiempo
Re: sound insulation ideas?

The product designed for sound reduction is called Soundown. Here is their website: Soundown (Sound Down, sound down, sounddown) - The Woldwide Leader in Noise Control Engineering...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-04-2014, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Albin Vega

The Vega is a good choice for sailing in any area, except polar regions. Several have circumnavigated. There is good support from the Vega Yahoo group as well.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-04-2014, 22:35
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By mitiempo
Re: seeking "smallish" battery boxes for my Trojans

Trotac Marine stocks them in Victoria.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-04-2014, 23:16
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By mitiempo
Re: seeking "smallish" battery boxes for my Trojans

Try Century Plastics boxes here: Century Plastics: White Heavy Duty Battery Box - (part#: GC-G) (http://www.allbatterysalesandservice.com/browse.cfm/4,573.html)
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-03-2014, 18:52
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Adding solar to 5 batteries, 3 banks. How's my wiring diagram?

A question. Are you using the same fuse for both the alternator and solar output? That only makes sense if the wires are the same gauge. I would think the alt output wire would be the larger of the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-03-2014, 18:33
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Adding solar to 5 batteries, 3 banks. How's my wiring diagram?

I agree - there is no good reason to have separate house banks. As one bank they are more efficient, will charge better, and last longer.

The diodes are not needed and are actually a detriment....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-03-2014, 12:29
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By mitiempo
Re: fusing a 450 Ah bank

Yes, properly fused. It isn't there because the subject was switching.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-03-2014, 12:10
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By mitiempo
Re: fusing a 450 Ah bank

The shore charger does not have to be connected to both battery banks. The ACR takes care of that. I would connect a single output from it to the house bank positive bus with the appropriate fuse.
...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-03-2014, 11:13
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Question about hull coating

I agree except for this. The largest piece of glass should be put on first, working to the smallest. This way the sanding needed before fairing will not remove any of the piece that gives the most...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-03-2014, 09:38
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Switches and fuses

The fusing close to the positive post is necessary. The switch is not needed.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-03-2014, 23:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By mitiempo
Re: fusing a 450 Ah bank

The orange line represents the current path when the switch is in the #1 (house bank) position.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-03-2014, 21:51
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By mitiempo
Re: fusing a 450 Ah bank

Which wiring diagram? Can you post it or at least link to it?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-03-2014, 15:37
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By mitiempo
Re: New lines

Imagination is not necessary. With boat type and intended use logic is the way to choose lines. Racers want low windage and strip covers off except where the line is in clutches. Cruisers want a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-03-2014, 21:34
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By mitiempo
Re: New lines

70' offshore boat or 25' weekender?

Daysailing or doubling the Horn?

Help us help you.

What boat and what kind of sailing do you anticipate? It does make a difference.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-03-2014, 20:58
Replies: 68
Views: 2,065
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Long rubber propane lines okay?

A proper diesel stove will not smell or impart any taste to the food. Wallas is one good example. The more common Dickinson may smell a bit in the boat as it is a natural draft burner but shouldn't...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-03-2014, 18:33
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Can you help me identify this boat

DeKleer built the Fraser 30 with a conventional deck, a pilothouse, and the one above. They are no longer in business. I am pretty sure that is what it is.

The Tanzer is below and the ports are...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-03-2014, 07:56
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Can you help me identify this boat

It's a Fraser, needs a good scrub though.:)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-03-2014, 23:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Lewmar Superhatch lens replacement

Polycarbonate is more flexible than acrylic. Bomar is the only hatch manufacturer that uses it. The hatches that it is used on have bars across the opening because otherwise when stepped on it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-03-2014, 23:34
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Can you help me identify this boat

There were several decks on the Fraser 30, even a pilothouse as below. Where is it?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-02-2014, 18:19
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Propane system

I have used copper propane lines in the distant past but now use rubber propane rated hose. It is more flexible and easier to run. In addition if the stove is gimbaled it eliminates one extra...
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