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- Feb 28, 2014
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"Don Casey’s thorough and very informative article on the proper way to install shorepower on a boat (Sail, January) clarified a lot of points for me. But he says that if you touch both wires in a 12-volt DC circuit it is unlikely to cause injury. This assumes your body is the only current draw. What would happen if there
John M. Bollinger of Bellevue, Ohio, asks:
"I’m planning to replace my halyards this summer and I would like to learn how to splice them to the shackles myself. Where can I find this information?"
Win Fowler replies:
Splicing techniques vary depending on the type of cordage you plan to use. Most manufacturers provide detailed splicing
A. Curved and straight needles of different diameters.
B. Stainless-steel scissors for cutting thread and sailcloth.
"I am repowering my Bristol 35.5 with a Yanmar model 3YM30 diesel engine, but I also want to increase my electrical capacity. Currently I have two 12-volt batteries with a standard three-way battery switch (Bat. 1, Bat. 2, and Both). I would like to add two more 12-volt batteries and align them like the two-bank configuration