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Forum: Lagoon Catamarans Yesterday, 19:10
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Seeking Ball Valves lever on L450

get a Vice Grip and leave it on the valve or in a drawer nearby. You might find a handle here: Ball Valves, Nozzle Valves & Check Valves...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Looking for DC current transformer rather than Shunt

True: DC-DC Converter - Solid state hocus-pocus. These are some interesting items. Some are very high efficiency and can give you nicely regulated DC from you battery. DC-DC Converter |...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) Yesterday, 18:44
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sea Breathe Single diver diving Hookah

For what its worth, we have a 3-diver Brownie. This sounds comparable in concept. You could probably add a diver using Brownie's hardware. We have had great fun with ours.
Forum: General Sailing Forum Yesterday, 18:39
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Stand on Vessel?

CG on the Lake Michigan coast does this & more regularly including extremely crappy & cold weather. Usually miles off shore. I think they practice SAR with men in survival suits randomly dropped...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy Yesterday, 18:20
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: ok... What is this?

It marks your anchor location so the next guy know exactly where to throw his ground tackle to create the largest tangle. Attached to the anchor. It is attached at the pull-out end in case you need...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional Yesterday, 16:42
Replies: 45
Views: 1,364
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Boarding Neighbors in a Storm

I would help out any of my marina mates any time and have done so. They have done as much for us. I always leave extra dock lines out and available for our boat or for anyone to borrow in a pinch &...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Yesterday, 16:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Replacing wet balsa core

Member Galleries - Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery (http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=500&userid=49581)


This is the link to photos on this site. We have replaced much wet...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring Yesterday, 16:19
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Need replacement foot switch

My understanding of these foot switches (I have one) is that they operate a relay to engage the windlass. If this is so for you, then any switch should work. If the switch is a direct connect then...
Forum: Marine Electronics Yesterday, 16:09
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: ST-60's what to do?

you can buy a multiplexer to translate the ST-60 word to a standard NMEA 183 word.


Try Brookhouse http://brookhouseonline.com/nmeamux_aisc.htm There are others. I wish I'd known Ray Marine...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available Yesterday, 16:06
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: 40 yr old rocket scientist looking to change scenery

I raced for many years with: cartographer/physicist; pilots; engineers; machine designers; computer builder; programmer & other tech types. We analyze the heck out of everything but finished 3rd...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-02-2016, 18:27
Replies: 41
Views: 2,165
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: STICK-ON HOLDING TANK LEVEL SENSOR

No - never. I don't need to. We can see the level through the walls of the translucent tank.
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 07-02-2016, 21:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sunken balsa cored sailboat

Stages of a project. The OP is presently on #1. Good luck & stay enthused




Enthusiaism
Dissillusionment
Panic
Search for the guilty
Punishment of the innocent
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 07-02-2016, 21:26
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Anchor chain inspection

You can fresh water rinse. If you pull it all out, you may find the other end like new. End-for-end it. As the others have noted, get rid of the rusty link if its the only one. I would also use a...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 07-02-2016, 21:09
Replies: 48
Views: 2,638
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Lures chewed off again. What to do?

I think that's correct. Plan for the drag to pretty tight for most fish you will hook. These will quickly wind up on the surface where you can easily drag them in. The larger fish will sound and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-02-2016, 20:37
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Dynaplate as a Lightning ground; Yea nor Nay?

This Urban Legend repeats itself regularly. It has been roundly rejected. On the basis of logic alone, where are all the shattered Dynaplates? Nobody has ever posted a picture of a single one. I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-02-2016, 14:56
Replies: 56
Views: 4,388
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Customs Nightmares: Modern Day Blackbeards?

We watched a presentation by SSCA a couple of night ago regarding Cuba. It seems there is still a bit of legal red-tape and US permits before leaving and after arriving back in the US. Also, it was...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 07-02-2016, 14:48
Replies: 48
Views: 2,638
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Lures chewed off again. What to do?

Good advice above. Also, I think the drag needs to be sufficient to plain the fish on the surface which also means heavy tackle and a bungee to set hook and accelerate the victim. Not an expert but...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 07-02-2016, 14:40
Replies: 41
Views: 2,165
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Stick-on Holding Tank Level Sensor

I am afraid you do not understand how the manometer type works. Sewage is close to the same density as water. In the manometer system, a positive flow of air is pumped to the bottom of the tank...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 07-02-2016, 07:39
Replies: 41
Views: 2,165
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Stick-on Holding Tank Level Sensor

The system totally infallible is the manometer type. These are advertised in the back of boating magazines classifieds. It is a small air source to a dip tube in any tank. The pressure required to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-02-2016, 18:42
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Broadbans vs conventional radar

We have Simrad NSE-8 with 2G Broadband. It is great. In fog last year we thought something was wrong with it. We were seeing seagulls on the water and flying past. Low power use and excellent...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 06-02-2016, 13:15
Replies: 188
Views: 11,781
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Visibility While at Anchor

I agree on the deck lighting. We have 6 of these. 900 lumen-10 watt on the main and mizzen spreaders. You will be seen with these on. One will do.

...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 06-02-2016, 09:12
Replies: 41
Views: 2,165
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: STICK-ON HOLDING TANK LEVEL SENSOR

I use sticks with notches carved on that correspond to actual gallons in these odd shaped tanks - water and diesel. All of our 9 tanks are 3/16" SS welded. I gave up on the electronic sending...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-02-2016, 09:07
Replies: 56
Views: 4,388
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Customs Nightmares: Modern Day Blackbeards?

We are renewing our USCG credentials. We have hand scrawled the same information on 5 forms each - to be mailed in collectively in the same envelope. Data requested on each form is identical to our...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-02-2016, 08:49
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: BALMAR MAX CHARGE MC-624 not working

Balmar has good instructions on line. You should print them. Balmar may be able to help you figure out what happened to your units. We have been struck twice by lightening in the last 5 years. ...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 03-02-2016, 20:08
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Baja Filter

My Boats Gear (http://www.myboatsgear.com/baja-filter)


Here is a re-direct on CF - discussed before. http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f54/baja-fuel-filter-28039.html


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