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    Re: Is this over zinced?

    hmmm, I don't know if the switch breaks both + and - poles. Easy enough to find out.
    I've tried a volt meter measuring in between the zinc and a copper pipe dangled in the water, Just showed small...
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    Re: Is this over zinced?

    I hope it's stray current.
    The boat is a plywood sharpie sheathed with Dynel and epoxy.
    The only electrical device onboard is the A.C. motor which is power is disconnected by relay when not in...
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    Re: Is this over zinced?

    Yes, my first issue was the motor was shipped with a magnesium anode which fizzed away after 3 days in salt water. Before this I was unaware of different anode materials. Now I've put a regular zinc...
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    Is this over zinced?

    The zinc is attached to the base of the prop which is 2.5". The zinc is for a 2.5" shaft and prop of expected size. My prop is 13".
    After 1 week in salt water there was a fine whitish scale on most...
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    Re: Deadrise With Flare

    Oh boy, I'm tuned in.
  6. Re: Anyone using Watco Teak Oil or other wipe-on oil/varnish?

    I'm happy with the Deks Olje applied to my 18' Reuel Parker sharpie. I applied multiple coats of #1 till saturated, then a couple of coats of #1 mixed with the gloss #2 half and half. This gave a...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    that's a real pretty boat, it has a grace
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Well I'm happy to report the issue with massive electrolysis has been solved.

    As you may recall, the factory anode on my folding prop nearly disappeared after 4 days in salt water.
    Turns out...
  9. Thread: sharpie weight

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    Re: sharpie weight

    I built Reuel's "18-foot Modified Sharpie Skiff".
    I used 12mm for topsides instead of the 6mm shown in the (Sharpie) book.
    Hull is covered with Dynel and saturated with epoxy.

    Measured weight...
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    Re: Sharpie trailer

    The owner of the Victoria Wooden Boat Centre (where I built my sharpie) said most damage to small boats is done by trailers. He advised to have a trailer made custom for the boat, which I did, and...
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    Re: HELP - Calling Diesel engine experts on WBF

    what are the compression readings?
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    no progress on the electrolysis front but the batteries are tidied.

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    Re: Lake MacQuarie Classic Boat Association

    hmmm, Jack Shaft
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    Re: Not quite Sjogin but---jaunty.

    a bit of trim around the cabin top would help make it look smaller.
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    Re: Lake MacQuarie Classic Boat Association

    I guess in a small light boat fwd and neutral is enough. Saves weight and complexity too.
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    Re: Lake MacQuarie Classic Boat Association

    Beautiful craft. Is the transmission clutchless?
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    Re: Ohio Sharpie Weight

    My 18' Reuel Parker Crab Skiff built with 12mm bottom & topsides covered with epoxy saturated Dynel has an actual weight of 410kgs or 900lbs. This includes all mast sail and all gear ready to sail....
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    Re: Ideas for sun shades for open boats?

    look at cheap biminis on ebay
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    Re: Battery choices

    Only if you choose to assemble a battery.
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    Re: Battery choices

    I've got 300Ahs of LiFePo4 prismatic cells made into two, 12v batteries, both with JBD / Overkill BMSs with Bluetooth -(a must have). I haven't had them long but they test to spec. I bought from...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Thanks John,
    The motor mount holes in the 12mm ply hull were drilled over size and saturated with West Epoxy. Space in between epoxied holes and bolts was filled/bedded with Sikaflex. The 2nd zinc...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Thank you for the continued advice.
    The install is about as simple as can be. The boat only has a 24v battery and the pod motor. No other medal in the water.
    This is the first time the boat has...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    I connected my ohm meter to the case and found no connectivity in between the DC input & AC outputs or motor shaft or case. Controller was not powered.
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Thanks v01, I'll try to answer.

    The boat is an open 18" sailing sharpie with no 12v system to bond. There's only the 24v battery and the motor.
    Aside from the bottom rudder hinge (unaffected by...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Just what I was hoping to hear! The thought of removing a faulty motor filled me with dread. The controller not so much. Thank you v10builder1 !!

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    Manual with...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Yes, 4 days, my thoughts exactly.
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Yes. It’s connected to the motor mount studs per Aquamot instructions
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    This is what I'm thinking. There was a grey grime on the fwd end of the prop which I took to be zinc staining while underway.
    As if the zinc molecules were leaving the anode as such a rate as to...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    I agree, but in 96 hours?

    The motor was turned off when not in use and no shore power connected.
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    "With the FLANGE MOTOR AC system, one sacrificial anode is included to protect the propeller. This is an aluminum anode and is to be placed on the shaft."


    This is what came with the motor and...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    It's an AC motor
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Yes, I thought of that but boats that have been in the marina for months wouldn't have any props or rudders left judging by the damage Tempo suffered after only 4 days.

    Plus my boat's bronze...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    There is a table for allowable voltages for different metals. People you buy the reference anode from should have it.


    Also, and first, what sort of zinc is it? Anodes come in aluminum, ...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    I bought bottom paint for aluminium hulled boats
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    I agree. I tested for current in between the shaft and batteries and controller and found .6v but 0 ma. Resistance in between the 3 controller AC connections and shaft measured 8 ohms. I'm limited in...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Zinc might be black b/c I cleaned the prop and zinc with wire brush and vinegar, to get the white powdery stuff off.

    Here's a photo of the zinc before cleaning and still wet from haul out.
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    Yes, looks like that, but current going to the motor is AC. Only DC from the batteries to the controller.
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    The motor was painted with aluminum hull bottom paint. The zincs of course weren't painted.
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    Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    After 17 years of sailing engine-less, I ordered a 2.2kw Fixed Pod motor from Aquamot in Austria. It arrived in Australia within 2 weeks.

    I installed the motor, controller and control lever. The...
  40. Re: Twenty-four foot (!) Whitehall for sale on Seattle craigslist

    a efficient hull that would go well with electric power.
  41. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    Did a brief harbour trial yesterday. 33amps = 4kts. 137amps - 5.8kts. The motor is quiet! I was concerned about cavitation b/c the prop is so close to the surface but it only cavitates under hard...
  42. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    I read lots at diysolar . com then ordered 8 Basen cells from Alibaba and 2, 4s JDB 150a BMSs w/bluetooth from Ailexpress. (I had to make 2, 12v batteries for mounting purposes.) I would have happily...
  43. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    [QUOTE=cstevens;6553076]I keep coming back to sharpie designs. >snip<..

    not tested yet but here's my Reuel Parker 18' Sharpie with a 2.2Kw Aquamot 24v fixed pod installed. Power is supplied by 8,...
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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

    I didn't realize it was a painting at first. Great job on the shear! Thank you.
    I reckon someone doing line drawings of people's boats suitable for screen printing would do well. I'd pay.
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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

    and then they started putting engines in them.
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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

    Amish Rob, thanks and help yourself to any of my images. I'm flattered.

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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

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  48. Re: Sailing Characteristics - Flatiron Skiffs and Other Flat Bottom Sailing Craft

    RG, you are misremembering, the shear came from the impression of her waist in the sand. :rolleyes:
  49. Re: Sailing Characteristics - Flatiron Skiffs and Other Flat Bottom Sailing Craft

    I adjusted my boat's shear by eye which made it longer that designed.
    Here's how it should be done. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?104113-Expanded-sheer-lines
  50. Re: Best to put off-center prop on Port or Starb side of keel?

    Thanks for asking Auto.

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