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by barkleydave
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Solar panels & house bank
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Solar panels & house bank

I built a Solar setup for a video camera . I used a Renogy 100 watt panel and a Mourning Star Controller. Now the reality is... At peak sun which is 4-6 hrs per day... max. output of a 12 volt panel is only 5 amps! This works great for low draw devices such as LED lights and in my case a 1 amp draw ...
by barkleydave
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1981 32' Marinette FB For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: 1981 32' Marinette FB For Sale

Priced right!
by barkleydave
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 42
Views: 8303

Re: 318 ignition system

Why fight with obsolete ignitions. Been running the Pertronix test for 6 seasons absolutely NO ISSUES. i did have to replace one cap.
The testing is completed so no more free stuff... oh well :(
by barkleydave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Help! Scentry 410 Vapor Sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

Re: Help! Scentry 410 Vapor Sensor

Do not depend on the test button on the monitor... it only tests the head not the sensor! Check every season. Place sensor low in the bilge but high enough where it will not get wet. They do not do well when submerged. Test the sensor with a butane lighter (Not Lit) Flick your lighter outside in the...
by barkleydave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Hard Starting
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Hard Starting

It is common with quads that after sitting a week... the fuel will drain off. Actually this is a good thing. Fuel sitting in the carbs for long periods can cause problems. Anyway you do not need to crank for 30 sec. (that is a long time and very hard on starters) . Crank for only a few seconds... st...
by barkleydave
Sun May 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Original Aft deck cleaning and maintenance question
Replies: 5
Views: 1908

Re: Original Aft deck cleaning and maintenance question

Startbrite: Non Skid Deck cleaner works great! Used it for years on entire deck. I by it by the gallon from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Star-brite-Non-Skid-Cleaner-Gallon/dp/B0000C6HOI/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=FNN54BCBKXD&keywords=starbrite+deck+cleaner+non+skid&qid=1557679873&s=gateway&a...
by barkleydave
Sun May 12, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Zincs- More is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 3007

Re: Zincs- More is better?

There is still confusion regarding galvanic protection. I have used a mag. hang over anode for 15 years now to bring my numbers up. I have the correct anodes on my 29 provided by BoatZincs.com. While the numbers increase they still fell short of the recommended -.95- -105 . mv By using the mag anode...
by barkleydave
Sun May 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Ignition coil replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

Re: Ignition coil replacement?

Coils not your problem
Carb issues most likely
by barkleydave
Sun May 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 42
Views: 10245

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

For reliability replace them all.... I know it hurts... but welcome to boating!

Mine are fine but dreading when it is time. I no longer can do that kind of work so Ouch.... at the mercy of the marina.

I have dreams of new crate engines with closed cooling !
by barkleydave
Sun May 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Un-winterizing help! New boat to me question
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Un-winterizing help! New boat to me question

If your raw water pumps is in good shape it will pull water through the salad bowls no problem.

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