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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-07-2020, 20:29
Replies: 43
Views: 1,687
Posted By BigNut
Re: Curved cabin rooflights replacement

If you have a steady hand, an oscillating saw works well.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-07-2020, 13:29
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By BigNut
Re: SD50 Cone Clutch Upgrade Instructions

I have several. DM your email, and I will send them along.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-07-2020, 10:45
Replies: 27
Views: 2,886
Posted By BigNut
Re: Best buffing compound for gelcoat?

Here you go, good information here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV97GZkHhpHOKR_y03zg98Cxe6VLOq83B
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 02-07-2020, 14:41
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By BigNut
Re: Irma Damaged Lagoon 42

Most of PRís repairs were completed at Nana Juana Marina, Fronteras, Guatemala. Just a data point. Did you see videos from there, perhaps?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-06-2020, 14:19
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By BigNut
Re: Solar charge and dc loads problem

My baseline draw is around 200-200W. 2 fridges, 1 freezer, various other bits like fans. It adds up.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-06-2020, 13:57
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By BigNut
Re: Solar charge and dc loads problem

Just in case you donít already know this, I attach a pic from one of my controllers using the Victron Connect app.

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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-06-2020, 13:48
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By BigNut
Re: Solar charge and dc loads problem

OK.

But the MPPT controllers have settings of their own. Not exactly sure if this applies to you. My BMV is a Victron 712, and my MPPT controllers need to be set up correctly, and independently....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-06-2020, 13:38
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By BigNut
Re: Solar charge and dc loads problem

Whoa! How do you get 1209W from 1120?

Is this a new install or has something been changed?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-06-2020, 12:52
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By BigNut
Re: Solar charge and dc loads problem

Hey gscriba

I wrote another post, but it seems to be lost.

I take it you do have Li?

1. Your controllers will match their output to the load. What are the settings on your controllers? You...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 19-06-2020, 09:08
Replies: 76
Views: 5,000
Posted By BigNut
Mineral content of desalinated water

You forget the starting TDS of tap water vs seawater.

If you have an inline TDS meter, and have flushed with fresh water, the next time you run, you can see a much lower TDS (and pressure) right...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 19-06-2020, 08:53
Replies: 76
Views: 5,000
Posted By BigNut
Re: Mineral content of desalinated water

Thinwater,

Thanks for your contribution to this thread, and also the links you provided earlier. Turns out they are the same that I had copied earlier. It is hard to find good sources.

I do...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-06-2020, 06:18
Replies: 36
Views: 2,008
Posted By BigNut
Re: Manufacturer's Operational Manuals - are they worth a read?

Sorry, Nils, I disagree.

While you are certainly correct about the need to read manuals, and the fact that they contain essential and vital information, they are certainly not what they used to...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 11-06-2020, 09:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Thanks Roland.

The way it seems to me, the radius is TWICE the rope diameter, no? There are two strands inside each loop, and not able to turn on end.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 19:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

That sounds persuasive, and yes, the BD tests were all on slings. Thank you for that.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 18:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Agreed. And less to go wrong, albeit somewhat harder to separate the lines.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 18:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 18:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Yes, thanks! I think I see it now. It is indeed a reef knot with no free ends.

I notice on the BlackDiamond page linked above that they suggest it would be better to join to eyes (loops) with a...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 18:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Wouldn't you say this is closer to a strap KNOT, as in 1491/1493?

I suppose that will be determined by the size of the eyes?:confused:
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 17:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Thanks Stu. How is this even topologically possible? If Ashley means the strop bend as in 1492. One of the eye-splices has become free of the other lines standing end? If pulled together, I would...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 17:19
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Thanks also for naming it: Strop Bend

I found a link that fully supports your numbers.

https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/qc-lab-connecting-two-slings-together.html
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 17:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Thanks Dsanduril. I find that lower number intuitively surprising, but thatís why we test things, after all.
The thing is that the radius of the bend is much less than in a ďtrueĒ cow hitch, no? I...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 16:26
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Re: Name and strength of this join

Thanks. I figure it should be pretty strong too, but was hoping for a more definitive answer.
I never thought of that. Didnít find anything, but worth a shot, for sure.
Hopefully someone will pop...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 10-06-2020, 14:12
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BigNut
Name and strength of this join

Not sure this is a knot, although I suppose it is a double larkís head / cow hitch.
What is the breaking strength?
Thanks for any input.
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Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 07-06-2020, 14:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By BigNut
Re: All electric galley: convection oven

Now, Jedi, what part of ďwill soonĒ donít you understand, lololol? 🤪[emoji23]
But, seriously, I will post here once itís done.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 07-06-2020, 13:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By BigNut
Re: All electric galley: convection oven

Bit of drift, but just to mention: an oven stone, used both in the oven and on the grill, does a lot for bread and pizza.
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