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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-02-2016, 21:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Tayana 37 v Corbin 39

Many Corbin 39's do not have saildrives. The one I worked on had a V-drive as does one a friend owns.

Not dogs either, they sail well.
Forum: Our Community 31-01-2016, 21:34
Replies: 91
Views: 5,103
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Got a plastic classic?

Pretty boat. Carl Aberg though, not Albin.

CORINTHIAN 19 (ALBERG) sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=4563)
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 31-01-2016, 17:07
Replies: 36
Views: 1,704
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Katadyn 40E or 80E

There are 2 options as far as type of watermaker is concerned.

One, those with a generator use an AC watermaker that has a high output.

Two, those without a gen use a DC watermaker that is...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-01-2016, 20:57
Replies: 349
Views: 44,985
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Westsail 32 - Opinions Needed !

I hadn't heard of the Westsail 33 before but google found one for sale. Here's the link: Used Westsail 33' for Sale | Yachts For Sale | Yachthub...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-01-2016, 16:19
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

Stu

As far as I know all Victron inverter/chargers have a built-in transfer switch. Actually I don't believe I have seen an inverter/charger from any manufacturer without a transfer switch.

The...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 30-01-2016, 16:10
Replies: 71
Views: 3,932
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heaters. Propane? Diesel?

Pretty much defeats the purpose of heat throughout the boat. I would run 2 outlets, say one to galley and one to main salon. The cold air returns should be run as well.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 30-01-2016, 16:06
Replies: 71
Views: 3,932
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heaters. Propane? Diesel?

Don't bother draining the tank. A vacuum beside the bit while you drill helps, as does grease on the hole saw to catch the chips. Go slow, it's only plastic.

It is a 22dt, not a 20DT. For your...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-01-2016, 22:18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

*All inverters should have an on/off switch in the DC positive to the inverter. While I have not tried it I wonder if it will still pass AC with a disconnected DC+ input.

*As well as a sticker on...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-01-2016, 22:03
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

You are getting a lot of information, most of it good. But a lot of it is in my opinion too complicated for one whose knowledge on marine AC systems is limited. By your own admission you "dislike...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-01-2016, 21:34
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

Most inverter manufacturers require a breaker on the AC feed to an inverter/charger. It is also common sense to have one.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-01-2016, 21:20
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fitting an inverter into an existing AC system

Many inverter chargers - Victron Multiplus for one line - will pass through 30 amp or (50 amp depending on model) shorepower even though the inverter output is less.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-01-2016, 21:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,425
Posted By mitiempo
Re: No Negative Battery Switch or Battery Selector

Ideally you want to start the engine with the house bank by itself if the start battery is unable to do so. It is never good practice to combine a good bank with one that is dead or very low in...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-01-2016, 19:15
Replies: 71
Views: 3,932
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heaters. Propane? Diesel?

On a 52' boat that would be ineffective. A single bus heater works but you need more than that to heat a boat this large. And yes the engine would need to be running - pretty inefficient just for...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-01-2016, 19:11
Replies: 71
Views: 3,932
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heaters. Propane? Diesel?

As long as there is access to the tank top it is easy. I have installed several without issue, in both plastic and aluminum tanks.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-01-2016, 18:36
Replies: 71
Views: 3,932
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heaters. Propane? Diesel?

Wallas heaters have their own fuel pump - they do not need a Walbro pump. Do not pull fuel from the engine fuel line - install the supplied dip into the tank - a simple job.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-01-2016, 18:29
Replies: 71
Views: 3,932
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heaters. Propane? Diesel?

Wallas is the quietest of the three forced air heaters by far - both inside the boat and outside. It is also the only heater of the three designed for marine use specifically - the other 2 are...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-01-2016, 19:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Flex to the fore?

How is the teak attached? If it is vacuum bagged on without any fasteners that is best. On the other hand if the deck is cored - almost all are - and then the teak is attached with hundreds of screws...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-01-2016, 21:28
Replies: 46
Views: 2,915
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Please critique my solar plans

Go Power controllers are ok but they are both basic inexpensive pwm controllers. They do not offer MPPT controllers.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-01-2016, 18:18
Replies: 46
Views: 2,915
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Please critique my solar plans

I do not recommend that. For panels under 200 watts I like Victron 75/15 controllers. A fast fully programmable MPPT controller.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-01-2016, 11:27
Replies: 46
Views: 2,915
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Please critique my solar plans

Any shading can reduce output, regardless of panel design. My preference is one controller per panel. The only exception is if there is no possibility of any shading - like the upper deck of a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-01-2016, 11:25
Replies: 46
Views: 2,915
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Please critique my solar plans

1. It depends if the panels are in series or parallel. You want the breaker rated higher than the amperage the wire will carry by a fair margin. Or you could use a switch rated for more than the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-01-2016, 01:24
Replies: 46
Views: 2,915
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Please critique my solar plans

I would use 8 gauge or larger. The run from controller to batteries should have as little loss as possible.

Wire an ACR (Blue Seas, Yandina) between the batteries. Run solar as well as any other...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-01-2016, 23:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Xantrex Marine 20 very hot cable

The cable should not be warm. Any heat means resistance. Either it is corroded or too small a gauge for the current.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-01-2016, 23:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,647
Posted By mitiempo
Re: water filter before or after pump

There are 2 models of that pump in 12 volts - one at 25 psi and one at 40 psi.

http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t580/mitiempo1/pump_zps4wycoo1b.jpg...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-01-2016, 17:45
Replies: 36
Views: 1,846
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Custom Aluminum Valencin 39 Refit

A radiator needs a fan unless it is quite large. The hose to use is designated as heater hose.
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