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by TritonSailor
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Voltage Drop?
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Re: Voltage Drop?

Thanks Britton.
by TritonSailor
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Voltage Drop?
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Re: Voltage Drop?

Thank you for your response's, I'll assume that the typical expected loss is 3%. I'm not sure what amperage I should account for in the formula to determine wire size. I would think that the starting bank would push more short term amps than the house battery would ever see, is that correct? If so t...
by TritonSailor
Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Voltage Drop?
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Voltage Drop?

Hello Everyone, It's been a while since I've been to the site. I wanted to see if I could get some input on placement of electrical system. Does the length of the positive cable run from the battery to the ACR, switch, and engine cause any sort of voltage drop? My plan is to put one house battery in...
by TritonSailor
Thu May 07, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #194
Replies: 34
Views: 5331

Re: New Owner of Triton #194

Thanks Chris. Zach, I don't know yet if I'm going to plug it up and put an access on top or leave it. If I do decide to leave it, which will be decided soon, I will thankfully take you up on your offer.

Thanks

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Mon May 04, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #194
Replies: 34
Views: 5331

Re: New Owner of Triton #194

I have the old bottom paint pretty much taken care of: http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u241/zers/040.jpg http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u241/zers/016.jpg I have now started fairing areas that have crazing and pits. This is going to take a lot of epoxy and time! I'm using West System epoxy and...
by TritonSailor
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

Re: Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!

Thank You Tim, Rachel, and Duncan for your insights. Tim, I don't see that the gelcoat is flaking or chipping away in those areas, so that is a relief. The day after my first post on this topic I watched someone putting the Interprotect on and looked at the advantages and decided to go with it. I wi...
by TritonSailor
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

Re: Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!

Here are pictures of what I uncovered as I sanded the bottom: http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u241/zers/031.jpg http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u241/zers/032.jpg This is a little blurry, but its where I went in too deep. I think I will need to fair it with epoxy before the barrier coat. http:/...
by TritonSailor
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #194
Replies: 34
Views: 5331

Re: New Owner of Triton #194

I wanted to post up some update pictures. The cover is off, cleaning has begun inside and out. Currently sanding bottom. I will have more pictures soon. Clean but not scrubbed http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u241/zers/023.jpg Still don't know what I want to do with that hole! http://i170.photobuc...
by TritonSailor
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

Re: Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!

I'm going back out for more torture today so I'll get a few pictures. It's the epoxy coating right under the gelcoat. It's a dark gray color. I have been lucky enough not to go down to the fiberglass at this point so I'm hoping my errors can be fixed easily.
by TritonSailor
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

Sanding 10 Years of Bottom Paint!

Hello Everyone, I'm in the middle of sanding and grinding my way through 10 years of bottom paint. As I uncover the gelcoat, I am noticing that it is crazed and in some areas there are for a better word small holes that expose the epoxy coating. As I got used to the process, I might have dug in in p...
by TritonSailor
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Jamestown epoxy sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Britton,

You get free shipping too. It says site-wide free shipping and when you click on the banner it takes you to a page with the shipping info. Basically if it isn't oversized and you spend over $99 free shipping in continental US

Happy Shopping

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: No Cockpit Drains???
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

They were stuffed so much with stuff, that when you move snow away it looked like it followed the contours of the cockpit. Not until I got on my hands and knees throwing sand, dirt , leaves and snow out, plus disconnecting the drain hoses, could you see that there were drains there. It's going to be...
by TritonSailor
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3513

Yesteice rday I went to Lowes's and found a nice 2 3/8" Kobalt scraper with a carbide tip. What I found out though, which is par for the course, Lowes's doesn't carry replacement blades for the tool...Why sell it then!!!
by TritonSailor
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: No Cockpit Drains???
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

After taking tons of leaves out of the cockpit, I found 2 impressions in the forward cockpit. Upon closer examination it looks like the missing cockpit drains stuffed full with dirt and leaves! Looks like the hoses will need to be dumped out, there full of I don't know what.
by TritonSailor
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3513

Hey Brian,

Depending on if they leave me under cover or not, I was thinking of hanging a tarp and working on the inside of it with a respirator. I don't think the marina will send a welcome committee if I let loose a dust storm in the enclosure!

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3513

I've started looking at them, I balked at the first few when they were only 1.5"-2" long, I thought no way this will take me forever. I quickly found out that the longest one so far is 2 3/8". But as far as the job it does, it's not a b ad price for between $12-15

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3513

Hey Rachel, I would if I could, but I'm losing the covering. The marina owned the Triton I bought so it was on their own dime. Good news is that since I bought the boat from them they will let me store outside without cover until june 1st for $276.00. What a bargain!!! Concerning the sanding, Tim, t...
by TritonSailor
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3513

Yes Dave, talking with Brian of Jollyboat, he mentioned that piece of the rudder is missing or it could have been rebuilt that way. He was looking at the same photo and I didn't know enough to look while I was there. I also don't know if I should leave the rudder as is or rebuild per the factory spe...
by TritonSailor
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3513

Thank you Tim and Rachel, I have found where they put the disks in the newest catalog. HERE . But I am unable to find the correct backing pads. I found a couple HERE , but I don't know if they are the right ones for the porter cable 7335. As far as some pictures are concerned, I know You love pictur...
by TritonSailor
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3513

Sanding the Bottom

Hello everyone, I am starting my bottom sanding this next week. The previous owner has pretty much sanded down through all the previous paint layers. Some areas though, there are chips or patches of area that a layer of paint is clinging to. My question is if I should start with an 80 grit on just t...
by TritonSailor
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Masthead vs Fractional
Replies: 24
Views: 7526

Thank you for everyone's insight. Britton's correct, I have limited experience. That's why I ask questions. I have seen other boats setup with an inner forestay, didn't know I needed experience to ask the question. It is all about gaining insight from the ones who know...right?
by TritonSailor
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Masthead vs Fractional
Replies: 24
Views: 7526

Thanks Britton.
by TritonSailor
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Masthead vs Fractional
Replies: 24
Views: 7526

Keeping with the fractional rig, if I have a furler, do I still have room for an inner forestay. I am new to sailing, the reason I pose the question is because I don't now if furling the headsail in a heavy wind would be better then putting up a storm sail and fully furling the headsail. Thanks Jeff
by TritonSailor
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Masthead vs Fractional
Replies: 24
Views: 7526

Thanks for the responses. Rachel, I have a fractional rig, I would have gotten a different masthead to make the change. I don't know if I could've made that work, but it was a thought. I think that keeping it the way it was designed is the way to go. Since I was putting up a new furler and had possi...
by TritonSailor
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Masthead vs Fractional
Replies: 24
Views: 7526

Triton Masthead vs Fractional

Hello Everyone, I have changed what course of action I will be taking when it comes to my Triton. Thanks to some very wise people that are patrons of this forum, I will be doing what it takes to get the boat in the water and sailing, then find out the changes needed. Thank you Brian!!! The list is n...
by TritonSailor
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Boom and Mast Manufacturer's?
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Thanks for the replies everyone. I second Dave's question. I tried figuring it out on Tim's site when he installed his sail track system, but since I don't know the definition of either one it made it difficult. :)

Thanks again.

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Boom and Mast Manufacturer's?
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Triton Boom and Mast Manufacturer's?

Hello Everyone, Like a few other people on this forum, I like history. Specifically my boat history. I had wanted to know the manufacturer who had made the mast and boom on the Triton. I was led in the right direction when someone had mentioned RigRite on Rachel's masthead thread. I believe that the...
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Harken Compu-Spec Question???
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Thanks Dick,

If I remember correctly earlier models like mine had fractional rigs, so I'm on my way.

Thanks

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: January Sailing
Replies: 8
Views: 3917

I would dress like an Eskimo...Just to be there...doing that...wherever and whenever...

To Dream
by TritonSailor
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Harken Compu-Spec Question???
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Harken Compu-Spec Question???

Hello Everyone, Running the risk of sounding ignorant, I have a question concerning the compu-spec program that Harken has on their website. In the area where it gives you a vast array of different boats, it lists the Pearson Triton, Pearson Triton MH, Pearson Triton Yawl. I know I don't have a Yawl...
by TritonSailor
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Chainplates???
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

Thank You for your responses everyone!
I'm going to be inspecting all four of the shroud chainplates, if they are in good shape with no doubt, I'll keep them and just replace the bolts. That way money will be saved and I'll know that the bolts are safe.

Thanks Again.

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Chainplates???
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

I hope I'm luckier than the owners of that knee! In the case I'm not, would it be more prudent to get SS316 as a replacement instead of bronze? I think it was Zach on another thread that mentioned www.onlinemetals.com. They have SS316 flat bar .25"X1"X12" for $7.00 each http://www.onl...
by TritonSailor
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Chainplates???
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

Thank You Tim. I was just a little worried because I didn't see the exposed part of the chainplate on deck in the same condition. Now that I know what the issue is, a little scrubbing down below should uncover anything I trully should be worried about, i.e, cracks, bends, and wear. Thanks Again, Jeff
by TritonSailor
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Chainplates???
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

So, based on the in depth illustration of what Verdigris is, I have nothing to worry about. Does that about some it up? I guess I wouldn't have questioned it if I'd known that they used something other than stainless steel for the chain plates. The forces they undergo must not be as much as I though...
by TritonSailor
Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Chainplates???
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

Chainplates???

Hi everyone, I was looking at the chainplates on my Triton and noticed the starboard shroud chainplates looked a little funky. Is this caused by a leak or just degradation over time? Do they need to be replaced? I searched on this site before I asked and found a thread with onlinemetals.com, what wi...
by TritonSailor
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

I agree with all of you, it came down to a calculation error and I spent a lot of time yesterday looking up individual equipment usage and the correct formula and it came out to about 90AH. I put up a list, but based on a response from one person I didn't want to start another foray into the matter....
by TritonSailor
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: No Cockpit Drains???
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Yes Brian, I should be able to do that in the next couple days. I also want to take pictures of the chainplates for you to look at. Thanks Again.

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

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by TritonSailor
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

Aqua Signal Series 40 Tricolor 25w red/green 10w white=35W 35w/12v=2.92Amps 2.92Amps*8hrs=23.36AH Now I was under the impression, by regulations, sailing vessels under 20m need to have nav lights on at all times. Which to me means 24 hrs/day. 2.92Amps*24hrs=70.08AH Now this is where I have been gett...
by TritonSailor
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

Ouch!!!Tim you are right, I am using daily values and am multiplying them by hours in a day, but Nav lights are the only value I'm assigning 24 hrs to. For some of you responding I'm sorry if you think that I'm naive with my "luxuries", but name something on my list of items that you would...
by TritonSailor
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

Thank you everyone for your responses. I spent some time today refining my amp usage and I don't know how I originally came up with those numbers other than I got a decimal place wrong a couple of times when I was multiplying:) My new figure is 180AH in a 24hr period. I won't have a fridge, watermak...
by TritonSailor
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #194
Replies: 34
Views: 5331

Thanks Rachel, I know exactly what's going to happen. I will not want to go cheap so I'll decide on good quality for some expense, will not want to wait for it in to come UPS and go buy it for some ridiculous amount out of pure convenience lol. No, now that I said it, I probably won't make that mist...
by TritonSailor
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

Maybe my calculations of daily amp use is off by a considerable amount. I was trying to figure in use of power that I didn't have to keep under a tight leash. I wanted to be confident that I wouldn't have to watch what I was using, so I took average daily numbers and made them above average. Hirilon...
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

My short term plan is to refit to liveaboard and then refit for singlehand long range cruising e.g transpacifc via Panama Canal. I still don't have the how many batteries gives me the what AH, but I have figured my ballpark daily usage, taking into account navigation electronics, ssb, vhf, laptop, n...
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Battery Bank
Replies: 37
Views: 10862

Battery Bank

I'm trying to sift through all the priorities in my head and what I have the money upfront to do, of course I almost forgot about power. I pretty thoroughly researched what kind of power I'll be sucking up and it comes up to about 400-600 AH a day. I was trying to be overly realistic with this sum, ...
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: No Cockpit Drains???
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Okay excuse my ignorance, but if I remember correctly, didn't Tim install cockpit drains with the seacocks draining out the bottom of the hull? Wouldn't you solve the problem by intalling the seacocks on the side of the hull or stern?

Thanks

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Wire Guage
Replies: 9
Views: 3654

Thanks guys, this is really helping me out!

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #194
Replies: 34
Views: 5331

Thanks Tim. A big part of me wanted to find good working seacocks where I needed them because they are so damn expensive. I've seen them from $119.00 to $135.00. Unreal!!!

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: No Cockpit Drains???
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

More than likely I will be the only one in the cockpit. Will 250 lbs have water coming in? If so, besides seacocks, what can I do to deter that?

Thanks.

Jeff
by TritonSailor
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: No Cockpit Drains???
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

No Cockpit Drains???

Hi everyone, It seems that my Triton comes with a shower and tub. Is that a Pearson upgrade? I have found no drains in the cockpit. Is that something that the owner did after the purchase of the boat or did Pearson forget to put them in? I really don't believe the first two, so it's got to be that t...