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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-07-2018, 20:18
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By HopCar
Re: How to test Rule float switch

Toddster, where did you find a three contact terminal strip? I always end up buying a four contact and only using three.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 17-07-2018, 19:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By HopCar
Re: To heck with dinghies

Remember the Moller Sky Car? That guy milked investors for about thirty years.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-07-2018, 10:52
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By HopCar
re: How to test Rule float switch

Is electricity getting to the float switch?
Forum: Our Community 17-07-2018, 10:50
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By HopCar
Re: Comparing Types of Dinghies

I had never heard of Grand either so I looked them up. Nice looking boats. I see they are available with pvc or Hypolon tubes. You want Hypolon if they are going to be in a lot of sunlight.

I see...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-07-2018, 10:12
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By HopCar
Re: Are these chain joiners OK?

Following is a link to a Scientific American article concerning stainless steel and magnets. Iíve always thought type 304 (18-8) was magnetic. Turns out itís not, until you work it. Then it is...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-07-2018, 08:56
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By HopCar
Re: Are these chain joiners OK?

Not sure who you are calling numbnuts, but stainless steel is a ferrous Metal because it contains iron. It can definitely be magnetic.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 16-07-2018, 08:09
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By HopCar
Re: Are these chain joiners OK?

I think they are die cast which would give them a shiny finish. The forged ones would be a little rougher. If Iím right, your links only have a wll of about 1500 lbs.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 16-07-2018, 08:02
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By HopCar
Re: Are these chain joiners OK?

This type connector will always be a weak link in any high tensile chain. The forged ones like the Suncor Stainless or the Crosby Galvanized will have a working load limit about equal to proof coil...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 15-07-2018, 20:23
Replies: 35
Views: 2,013
Posted By HopCar
Re: Stainless steel passivating polish?

The product I recommended for rust stain removal is made by Rustoleum and is called Whink. I imagine it is a pretty dilute solution but it is hydroflouric acid.

There are some pretty scary...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-07-2018, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By HopCar
Re: Any Idea Who Makes This Head?

Yes I do! Thank you!
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-07-2018, 15:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By HopCar
Re: Any Idea Who Makes This Head?

A64 beat me to it. If you want an electric toilet buy a Raritan Sea Era Conversion Kit. Reuse the bowl from your PHE. The Sea Era is proving to be very reliable.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-07-2018, 15:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By HopCar
Re: Pumping out possibility required for holding tanks in US coastal waters?

Interesting question. I don’t think there is a requirement for a deck pump out.
There are a lot of parts in the USA that you’d have to travel pretty far to legally discharge overboard.

I think...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-07-2018, 13:52
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By HopCar
Re: Are these chain joiners OK?

Suncor Stainless makes links similar to that in both cast and forged. The forged is significantly stronger than the cast. The forged has a rougher surface than the cast. If I had to guess from the...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 14-07-2018, 19:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By HopCar
Re: To heck with dinghies

Not sure it qualifies as an ultralight. The maximum weight of an ultralight is 254 pounds. There is an allowance for floats and since they say itís amphibious, maybe thatís the logic theyíre using to...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 14-07-2018, 17:23
Replies: 35
Views: 2,013
Posted By HopCar
Re: Stainless steel passivating polish?

Suncor Stainless sells a citric acid passivating fluid and also some polish and a coating.
I havenít tried them.
https://www.suncorstainless.com/passivating-fluid

To remove rust stains from...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-07-2018, 13:37
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By HopCar
Re: Best seacock for saltwater intake in head

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Yes, in fact Groco used to warn against putting a grease fitting on their ball valve seacocks. The theory was that you could create enough pressure to blow the seals....
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-07-2018, 11:59
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By HopCar
Re: Best seacock for saltwater intake in head

Never saw one fail because of a corroded ball.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-07-2018, 10:39
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By HopCar
Re: Best seacock for saltwater intake in head

Both the Groco BV and FBV series seacocks are full flow.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-07-2018, 10:32
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By HopCar
Re: Best seacock for saltwater intake in head

Ball valve seacocks are also a forever investment at half the cost.
They donít need to be lubricated but so many people think they do that Groco has started installing zerk fittings to make it...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-07-2018, 06:12
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By HopCar
Re: Best seacock for saltwater intake in head

I think the Groco BV series are the best seacocks on the market. I don’t understand the Fascination with Spartan tapered cone seacocks. They’re way over priced and require more maintenance than a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-07-2018, 12:17
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By HopCar
Re: Sampson post vs deck cleats for foredeck.

When I had my powerboat built, I installed a nice bronze bollard. It was very strong and looked very salty.

I came to hate it. I wish I had installed two oversized cleats instead. The cleats would...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-07-2018, 13:59
Replies: 34
Views: 1,735
Posted By HopCar
Re: freshwater pumps that don't work

Thinwater, I donít think Iíve ever disagreed with you but there is always a first time. The new variable speed pumps are designed to operate without an expansion tank. In fact it seems to hurt them...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-07-2018, 09:54
Replies: 34
Views: 1,735
Posted By HopCar
Re: freshwater pumps that don't work

110 volt shallowwell pump or Groco Paragon series low voltage pumps.
My Paragon Jr was still going strong after 28 years. Replaced the pressure switch once.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-07-2018, 14:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By HopCar
Re: My bladder is leaking, please help

Thinwater is right, if the seams are leaking the tank can not be repaired.

If you want to replace the bladder tanks, set them up as separate tanks. Don’t gravity feed them from the higher tank....
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 09-07-2018, 19:54
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By HopCar
Re: Holding tank emergency!

Since you are new to the forum you need to know that Peggie literally wrote the book on marine sanitation systems....
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