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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-08-2015, 01:15
Replies: 47
Views: 2,910
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 12 volt hot water

Or just let the solar charge the batteries and buy a marine 12 volt water heater.

25 amps for one hour will heat the tank.

Whale Marine - Products...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-08-2015, 19:19
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Proper practices for the interior of sailboats (Insulating)

Here's a good link to insulating with a combination of Reflectix and foam. Includes pictures.

The Frugal Mariner: Insulating your boat (http://www.frugal-mariner.com/Insulating.html)
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-08-2015, 16:42
Replies: 81
Views: 4,296
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Why Not Use AC Power for Thrusters and Windlasses?

Magnum has the feature you are looking for - they call it "Load Support"

Magnum Energy introduces new Hybrid inverter/chargers - Magnum Energy, Inc....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-08-2015, 11:56
Replies: 81
Views: 4,296
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Why Not Use AC Power for Thrusters and Windlasses?

To produce 30 amps AC will require, with associated losses, 300 amps DC. I see no advantage.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-08-2015, 21:46
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By mitiempo
re: Windlass Purchase Misery

For advertising below, not selling below.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-08-2015, 11:14
Replies: 59
Views: 2,233
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Poll on dock water supply failures

Shore power is not likely to sink a boat.

If it can fail it will eventually. Float switches are not exactly known for reliability.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-08-2015, 11:09
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By mitiempo
re: Windlass Purchase Misery

Wholesalers do not have pricing control over vendors. To do so is price fixing.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-08-2015, 02:44
Replies: 59
Views: 2,233
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Poll on dock water supply failures

I've always thought it a stupid idea to keep pressure water hooked up to a boat. It is for trailers - they cannot sink if anything fails.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-08-2015, 02:41
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By mitiempo
re: Windlass Purchase Misery

Might have been a better idea to buy the windlass from a Canadian dealer.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-07-2015, 20:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Isotherm rebuild vs Engle drop in

A water cooled unit is more efficient if considering a permanent unit as opposed to an Engel. The Frigoboat is water cooled and no additional pump is necessary because of the design.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 11-07-2015, 19:53
Replies: 52
Views: 4,894
Posted By mitiempo
Re: LED Flare alternative approved

You should be able to buy packs of 3 shells. We sell 3 packs of approved shells in Victoria.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-07-2015, 18:39
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By mitiempo
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-07-2015, 08:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Living aboard in greater Vancouver area

Hardly normal, even for a dump in the highest priced housing market in Canada.

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-07-2015, 23:07
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Living aboard in greater Vancouver area

Not very likely anywhere close to Vancouver.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-07-2015, 16:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Living aboard in greater Vancouver area

Only if you call North America an island.:biggrin:

Move to Victoria - very liveaboard friendly.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-07-2015, 23:54
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Gel batteries, signs of imminent death?

As far as I know it is not resistance that is needed, but voltage. If the charger sees zero voltage it remains inactive. By paralleling another battery you are providing that needed voltage.

I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-07-2015, 21:15
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Gel batteries, signs of imminent death?

This is not because of battery type but due to the charger. Many chargers will not charge a totally dead battery, some will.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 27-06-2015, 02:07
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Electric Pressure Cooker vs LPG Set-up

Not tolerable, but possible. With a single battery - say a group 31 - the draw of the inverter will drop the voltage quickly to a point where the inverter shuts down. I see this often. The 400 AH...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-06-2015, 22:17
Replies: 66
Views: 5,957
Posted By mitiempo
Re: North Carolina Boater's Be Aware

Glad I am in Canada where boats are not taxed in any way except for sales tax at purchase. Federally registered boats (comparable to US Documentation) can re-new free and Provincially licensed boats...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-06-2015, 20:25
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Windlass. Powered through engine or service batteries?

This is true if the battery banks are the same size. House banks are made up most often of multiple batteries - the total of these batteries has many more cranking amps than a single start battery.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-06-2015, 20:18
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Windlass. Powered through engine or service batteries?

In my opinion the only item powered by the start battery should be the engine. Windlass and everything else should be powered from the house bank. In my case all my charge sources go to the house...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-06-2015, 11:54
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Windlass. Powered through engine or service batteries?

If you have to raise anchor quickly in a lee shore situation best to have the option of raising without the engine running. There is a chance the engine would not start. Good practice is to run the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-06-2015, 07:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Amp Hrs used steadily increasing despite solar panel.

The shunt for the monitor has to be the first connection after the negative post. There should not be any other connection to the negative post. If there is it will not get counted.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-06-2015, 00:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Amp Hrs used steadily increasing despite solar panel.

Combiners do not operate on current, but voltage. If your HB was down very far it would take a while for the voltage to rise enough for the combiner to close. This is especially true with the low...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 06-06-2015, 19:42
Replies: 36
Views: 3,088
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Acco vs Chinese chain

We have sold both Acco and Titan chain. The Acco is US made and had not only bad galvanizing but inconsistent welds. We still have some.

The Titan chain is made in China by Canada Metal in their...
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