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  1. Is there a pill for that, as I have a lot of " at least I have it if I need it stuff." Where is that factory outlet again?
  2. Last time I checked it was a boat buck+ to get my 1992 yanmar onto the network. Nice, but can’t get enthused. The n2k has been bullet proof apart from a couple of faulty cables, so I take your point on isolating a fault. I went with no wind for 6mths, owing to bad cable.
  3. Yip, and what if your network goes down? Prefer not to have all my eggs in one basket. A configurable engine temp monitor with audible alarm to a hot spot bolt on head coolant outlet is a fraction of the price. I have an engine guardian on the trusty old 1KZ-te. Going to ad one to the the Yanmar. Mark 2 has oil. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113685720316
  4. I had a survey done that wasn't worth the the paper....... By a well known BB/surveyor. If the report is somewhat pedantic, semi scathing, with a grumpy author , you may have reality. They need to come very well recommended, and you need to make your expectations well known. (Without pissing them off.)
  5. Didn't pick you as a flat earther CD? Like the analogy tho. Unless the carrier of the tray is drunk, then the tides out everywhere. Does Thor swing perpendicular to earths surface or tangental? If vertical then Papeete is going to have massive tides, obvious dependent on rpd, and if horizontal, hmmm, I guess his hammer must have a long handle and it might work. Bizarre!
  6. Yep, god hasn't stopped making young bulls with tits. Yet, I managed to get a 22yro ex-woofer (trapped by covid) to help me out and was amazed by his initiative, and attitude to life. German tho, that may have something to do with it. Really old soul on young shoulders. Got the job done in fraction of time and crewed to barrier for five days in middle of winter! Half the age of my kids and was happy to sail, hang out & swap stories. Up at daybreak, on the paddle board, drone,gopro, endless enthusiasm.
  7. New in box- change of plan. $150 Victron Energy FET Battery Isolator Argo 2002 with alternator energiser terminal. Two batteries, 200A Similarly to diode battery isolators, FET isolators allow simultaneous charging of two or more batteries banks from one alternator (or a single output battery charger), without connecting the batteries together. Discharging the accessory battery for example will not result in also discharging the starter battery. In contrast with diode battery isolators, FET isolators have virtually no voltage loss. Voltage drop is less than 0,02 Volt at low curr
  8. UV grey. Wins on every point but one.
  9. The cable from dead short and potential fire. I have the regular ANL fuses at 125-150% 0f continuous loads, on current FLA's. I am replacing FLA's with LiFePO4, so will need T class as well that has an AIC rating of 20kA's. I couldn't find the time current/time relationship, hence the question. I went with 300A, I still have to deal with the 400A headroom of the 2x bms's so am going to bypass them them with an emergency start battery (fail) circuit. Rob covered it here: Thanks CD & LH.
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    Stuck tiller?

    Gordon or Mark, 021870198
  11. I was under the impression that if you lived overseas for more than three years and could prove ownership of items for that period they were gst exempt when you bought them back here. Car , boats included. Obviously if you bought a boat here with gst content and you didn’t claim the gst on way out ie exported it, you wouldn’t be charged on way back in. Otherwise system would be nonsense. I
  12. How fast is fast blow? Sufficiently slow to cope with the inrush of an 80A windlass? Or the 380A for 750ms on the starter motor, when in emergency house start situation? These are spendy, I would like to get it right.
  13. I went through your process 6yrs ago on 4x endurant 6V 232's = 464Ahrs and and used above schematic. Has worked really well. But I'm switching to LFP for usual reasons so my batteries (still good after 6yrs) and ACR, SG200, MGsmart charge one are going to be replaced with appropriate gear. Bosch alternator will be derated to 80%. Might put a second on in place of compressor. Couple of imp. things, although unlikely are the ground leads to N bus from alternator and starter motor. If high resistance could find alternative paths not so desirable. And fourth switch to + bus,
  14. Yep, that what I did on mine, but with three switches House/emergency/start plus ACR and requisite fuses. I didn't use the 1/2/both /0ff for make/break reasons and preferred this. More complete. I swapped ACR for VSR
  15. Ten percent of what? "Normal output" is not sticker amperage unless it is hot-rated. And then its still not continuous in some. Its some arbitrary figure the manufacturers are prepared to live with relative to stator/rotor/field duty. The definition of "normal" output here is how % increase claims can be made. It has been widely accepted and utilized that there are auto alternators out there that can be driven harder, way more than a budget, thermistor limited, that quickly de-rates to less than half sticker amperage that is suitable for a car. I curious to know what Graeme adds to the ZM
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