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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-07-2018, 08:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Perkins 4 108: “Emergency” Starting Without Ignition/Panel

I use a quarter (US 25 cent coin) to jump the large post on the starter solenoid to the smaller post on the starter solenoid. The sparks scare the crap out of me but it works.

+1 on finding the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-07-2018, 20:28
Replies: 38
Views: 4,768
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Portable mobile wifi hotspot for cruising

I have an AT&T hotspot. It works for my laptop, phone, and all my guests wifi needs.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-07-2018, 20:24
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: propane electric turn off

The PO of my boat disconnected his after multiple failures. I turn mine off at the bottle.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-07-2018, 20:20
Replies: 31
Views: 2,422
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Best US boat show?

I enjoyed the Seattle Boat Show. Great variety.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-06-2018, 20:12
Replies: 36
Views: 4,518
Posted By michaelratinter
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-06-2018, 12:26
Replies: 36
Views: 4,518
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Poll: Which app do you prefer for navigation via iPad/iPhone

Are there nav apps that download British Admiralty charts?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-06-2018, 08:28
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Hull displacement/shape relative to sail size/confiquration

Ted Brewer Yacht Design (http://tedbrewer.com/yachtdesign.html)
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-06-2018, 06:56
Replies: 58
Views: 4,870
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: What electronic aids do you not need for BW

circumnavigation (http://www.globestar.org/feat.htm)
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-06-2018, 23:21
Replies: 58
Views: 4,870
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: What electronic aids do you not need for BW

I have several gps devices, two chronometers, compass, paper charts, and a sextant for navigation.

Autopilot and windvane for steering.

Do not need anything else.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-06-2018, 09:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: engine stop button does not work !!!!

I had this happen when I turned off the 'ignition' switch while the engine was still running. The solenoid is powered by 12v through the ignition switch.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-06-2018, 12:33
Replies: 60
Views: 4,291
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Microwave and Inverter don't play together well

Our old 1500 watt Heart inverter powers an old microwave just fine. Battery charging circuitry inside the inverter chassis charges batteries when the inverter is connected to shore power.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-05-2018, 22:11
Replies: 36
Views: 5,372
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Low cost wind generator

Jim,

Yes, I agree. Mounting high on the mizzen was key.

I think the 5 blade is quieter also.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-05-2018, 20:29
Replies: 36
Views: 5,372
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Low cost wind generator

There are several wind generators, of the type shown in this thread, on boats in my marina. They are mounted on poles. In low winds they are often still while my 5 blade D400 is silently spinning 35...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-05-2018, 17:45
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: can you identify this steering cylinder?

Products - Wagner Engineering Ltd. (http://wagnersteering.com)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-05-2018, 17:36
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: can you identify this steering cylinder?

Looks like my Wagner. Mine is 25+ years old. Rebuild kits are available. I rebuilt mine 6 months ago.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 09-05-2018, 20:59
Replies: 89
Views: 9,184
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Turks & Caicos stiffing it to yachters

Hear, Hear, Wildcat! I'm still ROTFFLMFAO!!!!
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-05-2018, 20:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Two Raw Water Intakes?

Why is the Yanmar engine located under the galley sink?

Is there a watermaker on board? Could engine raw water intake supply a watermaker with the other seacock for reject brine exaust?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-05-2018, 19:08
Replies: 53
Views: 6,696
Posted By michaelratinter
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-05-2018, 21:08
Replies: 49
Views: 5,420
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Your Favorite Seaworthy Vessels 40-48' with Comfortable Digs

Hmmm, good point. It's all relative, ain't it.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-05-2018, 18:07
Replies: 49
Views: 5,420
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Your Favorite Seaworthy Vessels 40-48' with Comfortable Digs

Brewer 42
Whitby 42
Bruce Roberts Offshore 44
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-05-2018, 23:52
Replies: 53
Views: 4,925
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Self Steering Off Shore

Blind Faith has hydraulic steering. The original owner installed a Cetek autopilot which works perfecctly. I added a Hydrovane which also works most of the time. I also added a D400 wind turbjne...
Forum: Navigation 02-05-2018, 23:22
Replies: 15
Views: 2,316
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Miami to Azores passage.

+1 on Chris Parker. Saved my butt once with a text message via Iridium sat net and my inReach Explorer.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-05-2018, 16:01
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Racor model for Perkins prima?

I have a Racor 500 filtering fuel for my Perkins 4.236. It is mounted at the highest point in the fuel system making filter changes quick and easy.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-04-2018, 11:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: SoCal marinas with transient slips?

My boat was in San Pedro Marina when I purchased. Run down but cheap.

950 Sampson Way, Ste 135, San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone:*+1-310-519-8177
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-04-2018, 08:55
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By michaelratinter
Re: Perkins diesel engine maintenance questions

I find that extractors work better if the engine is warm.
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