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Forum: Navigation Yesterday, 14:18
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By psneeld
Re: Calculate distance and bearing between two positions

Starpath had a wind calculator you can download....I use it for all sorts of things.

Just plug in a number or two and it gives you all the parts of a triangle.

Didn't see it when I just looked...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-05-2015, 17:56
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By psneeld
Re: Too many Amps?

Or use the clamp as I suggested and find out the amp draw to properly wire/fuse the circuit.

The easier way for me...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-05-2015, 15:32
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By psneeld
Re: clean thru-hull from the inside?

We use them all the time on trash pumps and hoses for salvage.

You might just have convinced a bad boy to try it where I am. :thumb:
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-05-2015, 15:27
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By psneeld
Re: Too many Amps?

The best thing you can do for you self is to buy a decent multimeter with a clamp ac/DC ammeter and learn how to use it.

Next look up wire gauge tables and see what you need to run the equipment...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-05-2015, 11:56
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By psneeld
Re: clean thru-hull from the inside?

Wow...that is a great idea with the quick connects.

Wonder if anyone has run them through the ABYC gauntlet yet.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-05-2015, 08:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By psneeld
Re: clean thru-hull from the inside?

That is exactly why I have left the scoops and external strainers off my thru-hulls...one long thick dowel and insta clean.

Beore the naysayers chime in...I have over 7000 miles of ICW travel with...
Forum: Powered Boats 30-04-2015, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By psneeld
Re: Trying to understand masts on trawlers

Normally as long as aluminum masts and booms drain..openings are no big deal.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-04-2015, 14:10
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By psneeld
Re: Older Marine Airrrrr Air conditioning parts

Units/pieces and parts all taken.....
Forum: Powered Boats 30-04-2015, 14:05
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By psneeld
Re: Trying to understand masts on trawlers

Huge difference between an aluminum mast and a wooden one....some above advice may be irrelevant.


Pictures and or more info is really needed to help
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-04-2015, 15:45
Replies: 165
Views: 8,173
Posted By psneeld
Re: 'Roger' does not mean 'Yes'

For as many time as I have heard knuckleheads go back and forth on two different channels....trying to find one another..guess it's not as easy to just hail and go to an agreed channel as some...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-04-2015, 13:46
Replies: 165
Views: 8,173
Posted By psneeld
Re: 'Roger' does not mean 'Yes'

It is getting easier in this thread to determine how much time some spend on the water and in what capacity.


Rather than argue textbook and what you think should be right...listening to the...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 25-04-2015, 15:41
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By psneeld
Re: Older Marine Airrrrr Air conditioning parts

Say $50 but have to pick up someplace in Cape May County, NJ or arrange for shipping.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 25-04-2015, 05:12
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By psneeld
Re: Older Marine Airrrrr Air conditioning parts

I have a guy at my marina who is interested plus one other contact who got to me yesterday...I should know by Tuesday if it is still available.


I would guess $30 plus whatever shipping, and I...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 24-04-2015, 08:25
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By psneeld
Older Marine Airrrrr Air conditioning parts

Replacing 2 working takeout 16,000 BTU systems. One system had one air handler, the other, 2.

2 control systems of the old style. Pic attached but whole system except tubing available.

Anyone...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-04-2015, 08:22
Replies: 50
Views: 2,368
Posted By psneeld
Re: Properly Check Engine Oil Level

Unless the pan is at a funny angle or designed to not favor the drain...you cant go wrong buy using the drain...even if with a hand pump.

It certainly is faster if a decent sized hose rather...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-04-2015, 07:48
Replies: 50
Views: 2,368
Posted By psneeld
Re: Properly Check Engine Oil Level

Adapt with a fitting and use a pump to suck it out of the drain tube?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-04-2015, 05:49
Replies: 50
Views: 2,368
Posted By psneeld
Re: Properly Check Engine Oil Level

As some others have alluded to...an important variable is when you measure.


It should be the same every time, with the consensus that the drain down interval is long enough for the vast majority...
Forum: Powered Boats 21-04-2015, 15:42
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By psneeld
Re: The Dilemma

You are brand new to boating and you are worried about long term pros babysitting or moving your boat?


A boat properly set up could be stored for 4 years with adequate checking on.


The real...
Forum: OpenCPN 19-04-2015, 14:28
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By psneeld
Re: OpenCPN big picture question

I don't believe cartography is passed via nema.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-04-2015, 18:20
Replies: 32
Views: 2,034
Posted By psneeld
Re: How big of a deal is hydrolock?

I had 2 cylinders hydrolocked on my Ford Lehman 3 years ago and have put over 7000 miles and 1200 hours on my engine with no noticeable issues. Oil analysis has been perfect every oil change.

Only...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-04-2015, 16:20
Replies: 75
Views: 4,625
Posted By psneeld
Re: Propane Solenoid experiences , good/bad/best

A couple hundred milliamperes can kill.....a lot more than voltage counts when talking safety.
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-04-2015, 18:05
Replies: 75
Views: 2,784
Posted By psneeld
Re: What is a 2-pin round DC power connector useful for?

I guess the more I am around all of them...the fewer direct comparisons I see.
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-04-2015, 16:43
Replies: 75
Views: 2,784
Posted By psneeld
Re: What is a 2-pin round DC power connector useful for?

How do cars and airplanes get into a boat forum so much?

I'm quite familiar with all three....and each is very different in my book.....totally different needs much of the time.
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-04-2015, 14:03
Replies: 75
Views: 2,784
Posted By psneeld
Re: What is a 2-pin round DC power connector useful for?

For a phone, the single interior or the single adapter suits me fine.

Funny that some make a big deal over some boat items being the best and lasting forever and only doing a job once...yet don't...
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-04-2015, 05:31
Replies: 75
Views: 2,784
Posted By psneeld
Re: What is a 2-pin round DC power connector useful for?

Looked over the Blueseas stuff yesterday...still not what I would even begin to compare to a booted, threaded connection for regular use.

Blueseas may have better cigarette type plugs but none...
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