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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-06-2022, 18:03
Replies: 41
Views: 1,488
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Aggregating Current Measurements from Two Different Shunts

^^^^ That would work, Op Amps could be made to do lots of things but operate in the Analogue world.
Also if your cabling would allow it, aggregate your Negatives to your Shunt to one battery then...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 09-05-2022, 00:05
Replies: 7,643
Views: 1,411,245
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread for Those Using Them as House Banks

So are these 12V LFP batteries and you have a 12V system. Wow I've heard talk that any more than 3 parallel paths and instability can occur. If they are drop ins have you ever had individual...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-05-2022, 00:35
Replies: 61
Views: 3,645
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Using Victron Battery Protect as solar shutoff relay

Switching DC current is problematic with Arc of current that would shorten the life of anything that is not designed for it, I don't believe any latching relay with itsy bitsy contacts would do it,...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-05-2022, 21:41
Replies: 61
Views: 3,645
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Using Victron Battery Protect as solar shutoff relay

Well I wouldn't use this method of isolation just so that you can monitor the load current. May be better to install a separate BMV on the load side.

LFP doesn't need to rest, you got to have...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 03-05-2022, 01:48
Replies: 37
Views: 3,504
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Stainless vs Dyneema for my boat

I'd say, be guided by your rigger.
I have dyneema except for the Forestay, Came back to the boat other day (After 4 months) and found backstay on the deck. WTF, local rigger hates dyneema, but I'm...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-04-2022, 15:35
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Products to fill in rust pits

Lots of product names mentioned above. Bit confusing, but it should be remembered that corrosion will occur through any paint system that does not have sufficient insulation, water resistance and...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 07-04-2022, 15:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Prop shaft wiggled - pulled out of coupler - key slot corrupted

Must be severe misalignment to cause wear on keyway. I'd check that out first. Also I have a split coupling without a keyway 50HP , 1.25" shaft just a dimpled shaft with a matching bolt tightened...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-04-2022, 14:51
Replies: 57
Views: 5,036
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Hookah System?

Few years ago was needing a hookah, locally there was much enthusiasm for a type of compressor deemed safe. It was a 12V system designed for pumping up 4x4 tyres, and I bought a hose from a dive shop...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-04-2022, 05:16
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Maxwell Nilsson V3000 anchor winch.

Well here goes, Plenty of Lucas 3M100 brushes in UK, (Used on Landrover, MG etc) had a friend in UK who could do a better job than me to track them down also got square insulating nylon for the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-02-2022, 15:06
Replies: 52
Views: 3,200
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Raymarine Evolution autopilot - rudder angle reference over NMEA-2000?

I know that my ITC5 can take a rudder input. ITC5 converts analogue voltage to nmea 2000. Would be a bit odd if raymarine does not make it available to ACU.

Advantage however if you can connect...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-02-2022, 14:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Mppt and a floating negative system

My opinion only, it is usual on boats with solar to have the battery negative connected to the water/hull/bonding system via the negative battery terminal of the starter system. I'd prefer isolation...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-02-2022, 15:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Where to Live Aboard on a Budget on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland

Sounds like you need to do some anchoring, duck pond in mooloolaba or Tin can bay maybe commuting between, both have chandlery, your first expense maybe upgrading the dinghy and something else to...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 04-02-2022, 15:17
Replies: 39
Views: 3,402
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Advice on how to repair this prop shaft please.

If you were in a remote part of the world and you needed to get that shaft in to get you some pace in short duration. I'd do the following.
Clean out the pits, polish them, make any sharp edges...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 04-02-2022, 01:53
Replies: 3,144
Views: 483,459
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: The 2021 & 2022 Joke Threads

^^^^ but very welcome.
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 04-02-2022, 01:51
Replies: 3,144
Views: 483,459
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: The 2021 & 2022 Joke Threads

Hey Ping, your a furriner too.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-01-2022, 15:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Omikron wake up call....Maintenance costs nightmare or exaggerated?

Maintenance costs are not high if only done once, my yacht is 32 yo, some areas worry me, those areas must be investigated to determine if real or imaginary. Some solutions take years to work out....
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 28-01-2022, 15:36
Replies: 99
Views: 13,201
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Catching Fish while Sailing?

Need something to absorb the initial shock, like a rod or bungee, need warning that fish is on, like clicker on reel or wrap line around winch in the cw direction. If small fish just pull it in,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-01-2022, 14:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Amel Super Maramu dyneema rigging

Good question, maybe you can protect the area around potential chafe points, maybe even ss tube and lashing them, they are a stuffy group but you could try the
https://AmelYachtOwners.groups.io...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-01-2022, 15:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,421
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Effectiveness of tabs on trailing edge of rudder

Becker rudder is something I have thought about a lot, it can be more efficient, but to do it properly the balance point should be moved to 50% from leading edge, and the mechanism to tilt it, is...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 22-12-2021, 21:01
Replies: 3,144
Views: 483,459
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: The 2021 Joke Thread

For those of you who are planning on mounting those Red and Blue xmas decoration lights, particularly the ones that flash, please don't. I am not a snow flake but when I see them I immediately think...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 11-12-2021, 18:22
Replies: 24
Views: 3,245
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Guide for LIFEPO4 wiring

In general yes, some vessels however do switch the negative when starting as well as the positive.

When I did mine, I didn't need a DC to DC because on the few times I paralleled the batteries...
Forum: Navigation 29-11-2021, 15:02
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: B & G: Autohelm compatibility

Snore, if you don't mind, please explain "Heel Sensor" and why how is it used in network. (think only the new airmar 810 has it), I just have simple level gauge.
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-11-2021, 14:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Anyone using a DST810?

Its a big step up in price, I have a Cruiser don't need all that functionality, or faster information coming in. But if its a step up in quality in that it lasts longer then it could be a worth it....
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 21-11-2021, 02:40
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Maxwell Nillson motor disassembly

Taking the Stator off should be dead easy (In my case 2 end screws) Yes there is a roll pin that stops rotation of the mount, thou in my case did nothing, looks like you have a modern motor that is...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-11-2021, 14:40
Replies: 97
Views: 10,816
Posted By Oceanride007
Re: Why are helms placed so far back on modern yachts?

My boat is a Robert Perry Custom design in steel, original owner may have implemented this change but my wheel is in line with the Primaries, under the lip of the Dodger, I have no problem looking at...
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