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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-10-2020, 09:51
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By kchace
Re: Seeking 12V guidance

From my experience with similar solar panels, you should see approximately 20A for 4-5 hours per day on a good sunny day with diminishing amounts before and after those hours.


A fridge that...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-10-2020, 08:27
Replies: 59
Views: 4,787
Posted By kchace
Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke outboard

Unfortunately, Bombardier (the company that makes Etechs) has or is ceasing production this year.

Ken
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-09-2020, 07:12
Replies: 59
Views: 4,787
Posted By kchace
Re: 2 stroke of 4 stroke outboard

In that size I don't think there's much difference - both are pretty reliable. Most problems are associated with fuel (carburetors gummed up, etc) or water pumps.


Ken
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-09-2020, 11:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By kchace
Re: Identifying a wire on my diesel tank

For gasoline boat fuel systems it is a federal requirement for boat builders that all metallic components of the fuel system and the tank be grounded. I don’t know if there is any such requirement...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-09-2020, 11:27
Replies: 33
Views: 2,512
Posted By kchace
Re: Scarcity of"RV" type antifreeze

This is good news. It used to have alcohol in it - I read it on the label myself at the store but that was several years ago. Obviously they have changed the formula for the better.

Ken
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-09-2020, 19:05
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By kchace
Re: Max Solar Power on Arch

I am also putting together a setup above my bimini. I will be installing 2 160w panels at 22lbs each plus some tubing to mount them.

How did you attach your panels above your bimini?

Ken
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-09-2020, 18:47
Replies: 33
Views: 2,512
Posted By kchace
Re: Scarcity of"RV" type antifreeze

I bought my winterizing load of RV antifreeze at West Marine in NH this past weekend. They must have had 100 cases of it on the floor. No shortage there and the price at 4.99 wasn’t too bad. Be...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-09-2020, 10:11
Replies: 35
Views: 8,003
Posted By kchace
Re: Rope cutter - yes , or no ?

I have this type on my boat (twin engines) and they have worked twice, and to my knowledge, never not worked.


Ken
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-08-2020, 13:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By kchace
Re: Inverter efficiency

Also consider that at high amps, you won’t be getting 12 volts to the inverter - it will be somewhat less, so more amps are required to create the “wattage” needed out the other end.

Ken
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 02-07-2020, 05:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By kchace
Re: White, foamy water coming from potable tanks

Even a small amount of potable anti freeze mixed in will definitely cause the water to come out foamy white.

Ken
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-03-2020, 11:47
Replies: 62
Views: 5,201
Posted By kchace
Re: Can I Repair This?

Sorry to say but that light is supposed to light ONLY for a few seconds when the engine is first started to confirm that it is working and then turn OFF and remain off while the engine is running. If...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 12-03-2020, 14:47
Replies: 29
Views: 4,569
Posted By kchace
Re: Has anyone hear of GoreTex dinghy?

I've never heard of this but I do know that some forms of Gore Tex are very fragile so need to be sandwiched inside something else.


One other thing, I wouldn't personally feel comfortable...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-03-2020, 11:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By kchace
Re: Shore power & temp control?

I'm not saying that your battery charger is working correctly, but it is a fact that putting too much charge into batteries that are too warm will damage the batteries.


Ken
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-03-2020, 16:18
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By kchace
Re: Velvet drive Question

Look what I just found in the manual:


0IL CAPACITY
TRANSMISSION 0iL CAPACITY (QUARTS)
MODEL LEVEL 15 deg
ASI-70C or CR 1.8 1.3

What this poor cut and paste shows is that for a model...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-03-2020, 16:04
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By kchace
Re: Velvet drive Question

This is from the Velvet Drive Installation Manual:

"The transmission and engine should be installed so that
the maximum angle relative to horizontal does not exceed
15 deg when the boat is at...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-03-2020, 10:59
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By kchace
Re: Velvet drive Question

Can't check while running, there is too much splash.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-03-2020, 10:58
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By kchace
Re: Velvet drive Question

How much fluid do you think you're using? If its a lot, it has to be going someplace. If you overfill enough, it can come out of the vent. Is it possible you have never quite checked it correctly?...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-02-2020, 16:01
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By kchace
Re: Interstate GC-2

the 3 that appear to be the same ARE the same except for the posts.

The GC2-HD-AGM is an age type
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 26-02-2020, 15:44
Replies: 22
Views: 2,495
Posted By kchace
Re: Florida to Bimini boating lifestyle

I think the 3 brands mentioned by Al_B "Silvertons , Carvers , Mainships" will offer you a lot of comfortable boat for no more money than boats like a Sundancer.

Ken
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-02-2020, 10:41
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By kchace
Re: Borg Warner oil leak at control lever

It is a #210, or

Width 0.139"
ID- 0.734"
OD- 1.012"
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