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by kens
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: connect 18g wire to 16g
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: connect 18g wire to 16g

I found these https://www.pacergroup.net/bullet-connectors/ . I could put the male on the 18 and female on the 16 and heat shrink over the entire connection. Yes, I see that would work, but if you were to remove your outer covering of heat shrink, and re-assemble it all according to color codes, th...
by kens
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: connect 18g wire to 16g
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: connect 18g wire to 16g

The correct answer is a reference to "circular mil area" That is, the diameter of a wire has a cross section area, and that said cross section area has a correct size crimp for that. In order to crimp a small wire into a larger crimp barrel, the easiest and most common, is to add filler wire to the ...
by kens
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Oil Filter Relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Oil Filter Relocation

I looked at some pictures online, and it appears that chevy V6 and V8 have the oil filter on left side, low, next to bellhousing.
likely you can unbolt the (relocated) filter, and re-mount it anyplace convenient for you.
by kens
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Oil Filter Relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Oil Filter Relocation

I am not 100% sure, but that sounds like that IS a relocation kit already installed.
I have never heard of a chevy (GM) engine with oil filter on top.
Does that by chance have a filter adapter plate, with hoses leading down to a low side of the block, with a adapter in lieu of original filter?
by kens
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Whoaaa, NO, no. You size the prop such that WOT rpm is held in check by prop size. you have a too small a prop right now. you need bigger prop not smaller; if the engine is rated at 6000rpm, then you size the prop such that you do not exceed 6000 because of the size of the prop. Bill, the clutch sho...
by kens
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Hi,
you say that with either prop, you are at 6000rpm,
is that 6000rpm a WOT (wide open throttle) number, or is that different from a WOT?

and at 6000rpm what is the speed difference between the props?

in the pictures your setup looks like it should run ok
by kens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Choice of (2) band saws, help...
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Choice of (2) band saws, help...

If, you have a 14" saw with 4 speeds, and compare that to a 9" saw with 1 speed:
then the 9" saw will look like a toy..........
by kens
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 44
Views: 2355

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Oh wow. One of those locks is the BIG lift, a 100foot lift lock.
Wilson or, Wheeler?
We want pics of that.
by kens
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 44
Views: 2355

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Wow!
If you are through Pickwick, then you are at the top of the Tenn-Tom, correct?
Your making good time.
by kens
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 44
Views: 2355

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

I have to assume Murphy's law here,
If you drove up to get your trailer, to make a portage, the good weather would come in while you are driving your truck !!! :roll: :shock: :wink:
by kens
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 44
Views: 2355

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Right now the looper boats are kinda bunched up because everyone had to get through the Illinois River locks before they closed for 2+ weeks. We were one of the last boats to go through those locks before they closed. They will reopen the first week of October and there are several boats waiting in...
by kens
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 44
Views: 2355

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

All of my experiences in shallow water are not good. The shallow water lends itself to choppy waves. No swells at all, just chop. A bad ride.
What do the other loopers say about waiting for wind out of the North or NW for that part of passage?
by kens
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 44
Views: 2355

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

The ICW is protected from Mobile Bay to Apalachicola. Bill I just did a quick and dirty look at a trip from Apalchicola to Tampa Bay, I got 200 miles on google earth. If he is making 6 knots, then that is on the order of 28 hours. If you beak it up in 2 sections, I got 125 miles, and 100 miles resp...
by kens
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

I would devote time to a correct strut,
If the fat adjustable strut is disturbing water flow to the prop, then no prop will breathe correctly.
The faster you go, the more this will matter.