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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 15:22
Replies: 57
Views: 2,401
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Who is the ABYC, Why are they so Powerful?

Do you have a link to that on a Canadian Government site?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-01-2015, 19:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,544
Posted By mitiempo
Re: New to me Columbia 34 Mk 2

Everything Jim Cate posted.

Give the fuel tank extra attention. Best to drain it and have it professionally cleaned. Unless there is good top of tank access you won't know how much crud is in it....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-01-2015, 19:33
Replies: 37
Views: 2,486
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Praise for Trojan Batteries

They could be on the boat I assume.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-01-2015, 12:40
Replies: 37
Views: 2,486
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Praise for Trojan Batteries

What do you mean by this?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-01-2015, 02:32
Replies: 272
Views: 26,208
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Breaking All the Rules ...

The barrier coat should be epoxy. It will not stick to old paint.

As posted 5 coats is recommended to build up the correct thickness. Then hot coat the first coat of bottom paint. In other words...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-01-2015, 00:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By mitiempo
Re: bloom box fuel cell

Not necessarily. Solar is 5 - 6 hours a day as long as the sun shines. Fuel cells work as necessary 24/7.

As far as expensive methanol keep in mind that a diesel generator has a life of about 5000...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-01-2015, 20:33
Replies: 272
Views: 26,208
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Breaking All the Rules ...

No matter what choice is made to make the fuel tank usable the hole in the hull remains and has to be welded. Welded properly both problems are solved.

For through hulls and seacocks either...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-01-2015, 20:17
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Anyone in Ft Lauderdale that can help me with my batteries?

I would suggest a fuse in the positive cable near the battery post - 250 amp would be a good choice.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-01-2015, 23:29
Replies: 57
Views: 4,443
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solid Fiberglass Monohulls, a list

The Spencer 35 has no core in hull or deck.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-01-2015, 02:07
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Adding a Battery

Dan

The Victron display goes into a sleep mode until a button is pressed.

The 2500 watt inverter will consume approx 250 amps for full output. A single battery will drop in voltage enough that...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 02-01-2015, 21:21
Replies: 73
Views: 4,162
Posted By mitiempo
Re: The frugal sailors stove

If it is possible it will not be easy nor inexpensive probably. After 25 years I would look at a new stove - Force 10 possibly.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 02-01-2015, 20:29
Replies: 73
Views: 4,162
Posted By mitiempo
Re: The frugal sailors stove

As far as I know there is not a requirement for any stove to be gimballed, at least not in ABYC. Maybe just in that surveyor's mind. Many boats have fixed stoves, drop-in or larger with oven. You can...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-12-2014, 22:42
Replies: 58
Views: 2,912
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverters; Pure versus Modified Sine Wave

Surprising that a 900 watt (cooking power I assume) microwave will work well with a 1000 watt MSW inverter. The cooking power of a microwave has little to do with its power consumption. All...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-12-2014, 13:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,505
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar hotwater and fiberglass tank?

I agree but it is CO that is dangerous, not CO2.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-12-2014, 13:07
Replies: 38
Views: 2,505
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar hotwater and fiberglass tank?

No, its not. But any North American boat whose owner needs insurance will eventually require an insurance survey. Surveyors follow ABYC regs. If there is an obvious item like a non-approved propane...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-12-2014, 10:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverter/charger new purchase required Need advice

They are ok for casual use but I would not recommend for a liveaboard and daily use. I sell Xantrex (and others including Magnum) as well as install. Recently I removed a dead HF 1800 that I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-12-2014, 10:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Inverter/charger new purchase required Need advice

The Link does not control this Xantrex inverter/charger. It has its simple remote that can be removed from the unit and installed remotely.

I agree with the above - Magnum is a top quality...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-12-2014, 23:41
Replies: 106
Views: 6,368
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Highest output alternator

Worse yet, floating at 13.5, charging at 14.4
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-12-2014, 08:31
Replies: 106
Views: 6,368
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Highest Output Alternator

25 amps of alternator output uses about 1 hp
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-12-2014, 17:39
Replies: 106
Views: 6,368
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Highest Output Alternator

You can consume 16 amps for 1 minute, 10 hours or 24 hours. AH is amps consumed x duration. AH is the correct designation. That is why batteries are rated in AH, not amps.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-12-2014, 14:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Adding 12v socket to spare 100watt panel.

You can damage any battery by charging at a voltage too high.

You need a controller.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-12-2014, 03:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Adding 12v socket to spare 100watt panel.

I would either add the panel to your existing solar controller or get another inexpensive controller as btrayfors posted. Run it into your house bank and wire the 12 volt outlet to your existing...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-12-2014, 20:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery Isolator Cole Hersee

4 Trojan T-105 batteries in series/parallel to make a 12 volt bank is 440 AH.

All charge sources should go to the house bank.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-12-2014, 13:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery Isolator Cole Hersee

As Maine said in post #5 the Dual Circuit switch you are referring to is designed for and best suited to boats with equal size banks such as small fishing boats. It is not the best choice for boats...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-12-2014, 08:26
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Seacock Replacement - ball valves

Get someone else to hold a stepwrench in the through hull from outside.

Your problem is the reason a flanged, bolt through base is a good idea.
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