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  1. On 7/6/2010 at 4:37 PM, Tanhands said:

    Glue held great. Pump Works Great. And I was able to get the fingers unglued. My Gran used to tell me what was worth doing would probably take a long time and not really be worth it in the end. Some of the applies here.

    I used 5000 fast cure. But I glued the bottom that snaps on to the pump itself. So a replacement would be a quick install. 

  2. 23 hours ago, Steve&Steph said:

    Block and manifolds are empty.  

    Heater is more for piece of mind.  It’s only 400 watts. 


    You need to do the math. 400watts at 120v A.C. is just under 4amps. Now the inverter must convert 12V D.C. into 120v A.C. So 400W being pulled out of a 12V battery is about 30amps.The inverter itself will also consume power. Now add a 5 to 10% loss depending on how good it is. So 33 to 36 amps. Most group 24 batteries are rated close to 70 amp hours. So that would give you just over 1 hour of use unless you want to kill your battery. 

  3. On 10/25/2020 at 9:44 PM, 2004lebanshee said:

    Kinda just creating a new thread.

    We frequent ceder point marina in lake erie and they only offer 50amp service. Now they rent the adaptor for like $10. I dont mind paying but I stress about everything and sometimes they get close to running out. I would feel better if I just owned my own. What do you got?

    Go to Definder.com and buy one.

  4. 7 hours ago, Bt Doctur said:

    So if you lose power and the inverter takes over how long do batteries last before they also go dead?

    Best option is to pull, block, winterize

    Heaters pull a lot of amps. The batteries would be likely to last an hour. You must do the math to battery amp hours and the load on the inverter. 

  5. Are the batteries connected? Have you taken a voltage reading? Are the battery switches on? Have you cleaned and check the battery connections? 

    I would think that you blow two breakers at the same time

  6. I would ground the tank any way I can. 


    Boat fuel gauges are not very accurate. When under way, I use my GPH (gal per hour) to get a better feel for what is left in the tank.

  7. 15 hours ago, cyclops2 said:

    I think you meant. 

    The shorter the cable . The less voltage drop in the wire. 

    Wire gauge / diameter  determines how many amps can be carried.

    Yes and no........

    The longer the run the bigger cable you are going to need for the same load. Thats one reason why you find the bow thruster battery in the bow. 

  8. 3 hours ago, TexasPilot71 said:

    Here's the video I was referencing.  The second video is a follow-up where he spends more time talking about the wiring.  I haven't watched the entirety of either video as it's FAR above my expertise.



    Note how short the battery cables are. The shorter, the more amps it can handle.

  9. 6 hours ago, DarkMantle said:

    I like tis size because it's trailerable and I move it between a few lakes.  I'm going to take the power from the Windlass or at least look into that.  The windlass and thruster are never used at the same time.

    Yes, there never used at the same time. Thrusters use a lot of power than a windless.  So you will need to do the math between gauge wire, load and distance. 

  10. Just think about the weight. I use 3 group 24 AGMs and the last me 24hrs. Total weight 150lbs and total amp hours 230. So that gives me 150 amp hours of power. Than a start the genset.

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