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  1. Lee Hadjiosif

    Battery Charging

    I want to change from sealed/flooded to AGMs. I have three banks. The charger has an AGM setting. How about the alternator? I have an internally controlled alternator. Will it be able to handle AGM or do I have to change the alternator as well? Also my solar charger controller has a Flooded or...
  2. Lee Hadjiosif

    Racing Rules

    My issue is that someone hit my boat during a race and because he had his anchor on the bow, he caused me more damage, and I wanted to know if he had violated any racing rules for not removing his anchor.
  3. Lee Hadjiosif

    Racing Rules

    Can someone tell me if there is a formal regulation that prohibits projecting anchors at the bow during racing? I cannot find any myself. Thanks. Lee
  4. Lee Hadjiosif

    Genoa Clew Ring

    I'm ordering a new genoa 120% and the sailmaker is offering me a number or clew options. One is the "soft" clew that I don't have any experience with it. Obviously you dont have the metal ring to hit the mast when tacking...but I was wondering if anyone has first hand experience. The cost is all...
  5. Lee Hadjiosif

    Bow Thruster drains battery even when off!! And it's normal!

    I'm not convinced that you are correct on your assumption. Have you verified that? In order for the joystick to be ready, a contactor must be pulled in the control box, which takes power from a battery other than the thuster's. If you go below and turn the thruster breaker on and off you will...
  6. Lee Hadjiosif

    Bow Thruster drains battery even when off!! And it's normal!

    It's normal and per installation manual...unless you remember to turn the control box breaker below OFF. The point here is to not think that by turning the thruster panel OFF at the helm everything is OFF. Go below and turn off the breaker too unless you are out for a short sail.
  7. Lee Hadjiosif

    Bow Thruster drains battery even when off!! And it's normal!

    Yes I do have a switch below on the panel, as I mentioned in my posting...but you have to turn it off when sailing and remember to turn it back on before you need to thruster.
  8. Lee Hadjiosif

    Bow Thruster drains battery even when off!! And it's normal!

    I was leaving my boat with everything OFF including the charger thinking it was not necessary and preventing any zinc usage by unplugging the shore power. After returning in 2-3 days, I would find that the Starting battery was below 12V with the alarm flashing while the House battery had it's...
  9. Lee Hadjiosif

    JSO 42DS Float Switch/Bilge Pumps Wiring Help

    The Jeanneau bilge pumps are not wired directly to the battery!! The Jeanneau fuses have a unique feature where there's a little button on the back of the fuse that trips down in the event of overload.
  10. Lee Hadjiosif

    Reverse Polarity light on Scheiber panel

    ???? I just bought the boat used from Croatia!! Anyone's guess.
  11. Lee Hadjiosif

    Reverse Polarity light on Scheiber panel

    The problem is finally solved!! I first had the marina electrician verify that the dock was providing me with the right polarity. After that was verified, I took apart the power entry point setup on the boat which included an updated connection with new breakers with Ground Fault protection. And...
  12. Lee Hadjiosif

    Reverse Polarity light on Scheiber panel

    Thanks for the response but I was really looking for a more technical answer than a pic! Is it the same as the three-light fault diagnostic plug sold everywhere for household outlet testing? That's not so smart and was around for over 30 years. Does the smart plug tell you why your polarity...
  13. Lee Hadjiosif

    Reverse Polarity light on Scheiber panel

    What's a smart plug??
  14. Lee Hadjiosif

    Reverse Polarity light on Scheiber panel

    The reverse polarity panel light is on. This usually means that the hot and neutral wires are reversed so I reversed the hot and neutral wires on my dock power extension cord thinking it should solve the problem if the dock supply has reversed polarity. The RP light is still on. Anyone has any...
  15. Lee Hadjiosif

    JSO 42DS Float Switch/Bilge Pumps Wiring Help

    Yes it has a 12amp fuse.
  16. Lee Hadjiosif

    JSO 42DS Float Switch/Bilge Pumps Wiring Help

    I want to thank everyone who took the time to contribute to my quest. After taking everyone's suggestions into consideration, tracing existing wires, taking meter readings etc and identifying the wires I decided how I should proceed!!! -I will wire BOTH pumps to the hot wire from the AUTO side...
  17. Lee Hadjiosif

    JSO 42DS Float Switch/Bilge Pumps Wiring Help

    The existing set up (which I'm trying to change) is as follows: There are two bilge pumps, one is a diaphragm pump mounted high near the fresh water pump without a float switch and operates continuously only when the three-way panel switch is on ON. There is another bilge pump with internal...
  18. Lee Hadjiosif

    Head Waste Through Hull Identification

    On my new to me Jeanneau SO 42DS it seems that both sea cock valves were replaced with Marelon (or similar) which work fine. The problem I have is with the actual through hull fitting which has a small leak around the sealant where it exits the hull. Took a close look and don't see any kind of...
  19. Lee Hadjiosif

    Clogged Sanitation Hose

    Instead of doing all that work with snake, liquids, etc, where you may still end up with a partially clogged hose with limited life, why not remove and replace all sanitation hoses? At least that's what I would have done. And when you are all done and with an empty tank, fill the tank with fresh...
  20. Lee Hadjiosif

    Embarrassing Experience With my Windlass!!

    Here is the schematic for the windlass. I'm talking about item #8. Probably it was missing because the previous owner forgot to reinstall it just as I did!