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Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-09-2020, 12:28
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By Char99
Re: Sailboat Heater Input/Advice Needed

Thank you Salior647 for this information on the Espar Hydronic unit. My Cal 246 is needing a new heat source as the old heater is past its due date. Nice to hear from a user. I have 3 or 4 heat...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-09-2020, 20:13
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Char99
Re: Yanmar YSB 8 mixing elbow

I had the crack appear and I put JB Weld on which lasted one season then the bottom fell out and I had my welder make this from stainless elbow and a piece of pipe. I think he is very clever.
I hope...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-08-2020, 21:37
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Char99
Re: Low freshwater pressure since filter upgrade

When I replaced a Carbon filter some years ago the tap ran great then almost stopped. After a bunch or trouble I found the screen in the aireator plugged with carbon from the filter. I have sinice...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-07-2020, 08:02
Replies: 42
Views: 2,565
Posted By Char99
Re: Quarantine on listing houseboat > owner: "could sink"

Not sure exactly where you are. I am in the area this morning Saturday and could stop by and have a look. 604 328 3297 if you want to call me.
Charlie
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-06-2020, 18:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By Char99
Re: Main Halyard shackle

I remove the halyard when I close up the stack pack and attach it to help keep the stack pack up. Like Jim I must stand on a step to reach the head of the sail.

Jim you did not say what kind of...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-06-2020, 08:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By Char99
Main Halyard shackle

I am dealing with a shackle on my main halyard that is 46 years old. I like the design but can not operate it with one hand. I am looking at this one that looks identical.
...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 15-05-2020, 09:31
Replies: 37
Views: 5,535
Posted By Char99
Re: 30 Fraser / Vancouver/ Immediate sale needed

I am headed into Fishermans Wharf this morning to my boat. I will try to take a look at the Fraser 30 and help you if I can.

Charlie
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-03-2020, 19:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Char99
Re: Replacement Window frames For cal-29

I second Mark plastics. He supplied all 9 windows for my Cal246. 1973 model. He had patterns from the original windows. I love my new leak proof windows
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-10-2019, 08:08
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Char99
Re: Laying Up for Winter - Humidity

I would like to have as mentioned lots of ventilation but would add 2 or 3 Stor-Dry units. they have about a 60 watt element and very small fan that moves air. I have had great luck with them in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 08-10-2019, 20:16
Replies: 94
Views: 8,467
Posted By Char99
Re: Sailboat beached near Jacksonville, FL

Looking at the video I notice a line pretty well wrapped in the prop. Maybe that is what stalled the engine.
:banghead:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-10-2019, 10:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By Char99
Re: Advice on prepping to sell?

I will be interested to see the asking price. She sounds like a great boat.
Char
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-09-2019, 21:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By Char99
Re: Bilge pump run time clock

The problem I see with the Hobbs meter is that 6 minuets is the smallest time it records. I really hope my pump does not ever run that long. The aircraft clock is very good quality and may be what I...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-09-2019, 11:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By Char99
Re: Bilge pump run time clock

Thanks I just could not find the right terms for my search. That will do fine.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-09-2019, 09:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By Char99
Bilge pump run time clock

I am looking to put a clock on the bilge pump to see how much it runs over the winter. I will be away from the boat for about 6 months and have installed a 'Water Witch' To turn on the pump if...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 28-08-2019, 16:51
Replies: 153
Views: 10,846
Posted By Char99
Re: BRUNTONS PROPELLERS GIVEAWAY- ends Sept 9, 2019

I would so like to have this prop on my Cal2-46. That big old 3 blade brake could be so much sleeker with the Varifold.

https://www.bruntonspropellers.com/varifold
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-06-2019, 10:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Char99
Re: Leaking valve cover gasket cause hard starting?

I had an intermittent starter problem and bought an aftermarket starter from Amazon for my SB8 Yanmar. It started like yours cranking a long time. I suspected it was not turning fast enough. I sent...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-05-2019, 22:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By Char99
Re: Basic Bilge Pump Wire Conversion Question

I have replaced the Rule that has the automatic switch inside the pump twice in 4 years.It still works on the manual switch and I plan to install an external float switch switch now. I had one of the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-04-2019, 06:44
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Char99
Re: ACR and Pronautica 12-40p

The diagram #2 describes my set up. The charger leads are connected to the Pos battery terminals.
I am very sorry for the confusion I caused by my lack of understanding the acronym "ACR"...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-04-2019, 21:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Char99
Re: ACR and Pronautica 12-40p

I am not charging any thing with the Alternator yet. just have the 3 batteries connected to the charger. Not going anywhere until all is finished. I have fuse blocks and fuses on the way to finish...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-04-2019, 20:01
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Char99
Re: ACR and Pronautica 12-40p

Lets forget the Sure Power Marine Isolator model 702.
I have installed the Pronautica 12-40P Connected the three output to 1)Start Battery 2)Bank 2 and 3)Bank 3. No ACR involved at all. When I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-04-2019, 19:46
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Char99
Wink Re: ACR and Pronautica 12-40p

Yes I have 2 house banks with 4 6 volt batteries total They are Bank 1 and Bank2 each has 2 6v batts. The only thing the ACR does is split up the output of the engine Alternator to the 2 house banks...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-04-2019, 08:51
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Char99
Re: ACR and Pronautica 12-40p

Just to be clear. I have an ACR (rated at 70 amps) that is fed by the 62 amp Alternator The ACR feeds the two house banks and the start battery. I think I am just over thinking. The plan is to...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-04-2019, 18:49
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Char99
Re: ACR and Pronautica 12-40p

My 2 house banks are separate on a switch 1-2 both. I like having them isolated from each other.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-04-2019, 17:35
Replies: 41
Views: 2,180
Posted By Char99
ACR and Pronautica 12-40p

I have bought the new charger to charge my 2 house banks (Golf Cart wet 200 AH) each and the start battery.

It seems the output of the ACR will be in parallel with the output of the charger.
...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-04-2019, 10:08
Replies: 68
Views: 14,658
Posted By Char99
Re: Removing 'Bristol Finish' from Teak

I have used Bristol finish on 3 boats here in the PNW where it freezes. The area where no water got under the finish are beautiful after 5 years. Any where water can get under it freezes and cracks...
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