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by GeoffSchultz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Battery Woes

I'm going to disagree with the suggestion for AGMs, in particular when you're discharging to the level that you're doing. You won't get many cycles out of them. What you really want is Ni-MH batteries which can be heavily deep-cycled, many, many times and they accept huge amounts of charging current...
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: 30,000 posts and counting!
Replies: 2
Views: 174

30,000 posts and counting!

I happened to note that we just passed 30,000 posts in this forum! That's a tremendous amount of information! Thanks to everyone for their contributions, either in form of questions or answers.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel tank gauge failed F28 (Mull)
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Fuel tank gauge failed F28 (Mull)

The gauge should be easy to pull out. Note that the bolt pattern isn't linear, so place a mark on the gauge and the tank, so that you can reposition it when you put it back together. My fuel tank sender has an arm that swings up and down 90 degrees. My water tank has a float that just moves up and d...
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Thank you all

Ed,

Thanks for all of the knowledge that you provided members of the forum. And I personally want to thank you for helping me sign up new forum members. That was greatly appreciated. Good luck with your new adventures and check in every once in a while!

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Changing from Roller Furler to Camber Spar
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Changing from Roller Furler to Camber Spar

I wonder why they couldn't just wrap the camber spar heavily with sill insulation and then with plastic wrap and just ship it that way.
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Battery Woes

I agree with newtu2. You need to fully charge your batteries, and being on a mooring and just running the motor a few hours a day won't do that. A key question is how many Ah is your refrig drawing per day?
by GeoffSchultz
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2 reefing points
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: 2 reefing points

On my 40/40 the water tank overflows into the bilge.
by GeoffSchultz
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Ran the boat out of fuel...WHAT!!??

You may have needed to fill the fuel filter.
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: FlexiTeek replacement swim platform
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: FlexiTeek replacement swim platform

In the Caribbean we have found it to be very hot to walk on. Much hotter than traditional teak. And whatever you do, make sure that you use the recommended adhesive!

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 18
Views: 1750

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

Mike, My existing wiring was sufficient to power the secondary relay. I'm not sure how I picked the relay that I did. I think that I just looked for an automotive relay in the 10+A range that had a tab on it that I could mount to a bulkhead wall with a screw. I used female spade connectors to make t...