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by tuskie
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solar Panels
Replies: 98
Views: 76368

Solar Panels

[quote="44c"]How about FREE SOLAR PANELS? This crowd: http://www.freesolar.com.au/home.html say they will fit a 1kW array to your house FREE after government rebates. Not your fault if some thieving boatie nicks some of them off the house later is it?[/quote] A word of caution dealing with this mob!...
by tuskie
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Galley
Topic: refrigeration
Replies: 64
Views: 53967

refrigeration

Very interesting discussion. Thanks gentlemen. It seems to me that there are two approaches to the refrigeration dilemma, as with all power useage problems: (a) Make the fridge really efficient by top opening, thick quality insulation and remote eutectic cooling unit (= expensive fridge + fewer sola...
by tuskie
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Galley
Topic: refrigeration
Replies: 64
Views: 53967

refrigeration

Hi Paul, That's a nice fridge, a reasonable price and a good compromise. I can't see any reason why efficiency can't be improved by adding extra insulation around and below these standard fridges. Is the freezer large enough? If not, for longer legs you could use something like an Engel fridge: reas...
by tuskie
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Fittings
Topic: Door locks, bolts, latches
Replies: 11
Views: 12136

Door locks, bolts, latches

[quote=Jim]I think as far as doors go the Seaview wins hands down.

Jim.[/quote]

After a bottle of seaview my missus can't find the door!
by tuskie
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Galley
Topic: refrigeration
Replies: 64
Views: 53967

refrigeration

Getting pretty technical guys! I'm sure 500mm of quality insulation is better than 100mm, which is better than 25mm. Likewise, $7,000 will build a great frig/freezer. I'm sure that you're not that keen on a great frig! I have built many iceboxes and a couple of snap freezers, all out of rigid polyur...
by tuskie
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Galley
Topic: refrigeration
Replies: 64
Views: 53967

refrigeration

Hi Paul, Some of the frig door water dispensers have a small tray inbuilt to catch drips. This could be emptied occasionally and negates the need for a plumbed waste. I would definitely go for a seawter outlet at the sink. Either electric or foot pumped. For rinsing off dishes, etc it's better than ...
by tuskie
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Galley
Topic: refrigeration
Replies: 64
Views: 53967

refrigeration

Paul, Your insulation tapering or stepping to thinner in the upper sections sounds like a good idea in the balance between space and power efficiency. The cooling effect on the cupboard space below the freezer was probably accidental and not planned, but was turned to good use. A cold water tap at t...
by tuskie
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Galley
Topic: refrigeration
Replies: 64
Views: 53967

refrigeration

Paul, Nice to see Mahna Mahna's (or Yikes's) frig and freezer taking shape. Just a thought about insulation, efficiency, space and all that. I saw a clever idea (yes, it was on a Fusion 40!) where despite about 150 mm of quality insulation under a Ozfrig powered freezer there was still a bit of "col...
by tuskie
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: SV Dasajo
Replies: 84
Views: 48153

SV Dasajo

How could you, sniff,.... bear to, sniff, part with it? It's part, sob,... of your family.



I know, your gunna build a bigger one?



(Rumour: SV Dasajo's for sale. Wanna buy a good boat?)
by tuskie
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 wire distribution buses
Replies: 24
Views: 14440

2 wire distribution buses

The "2 bus "systems like all things to do with boats have advantages and disadvantages. Scotty (thanks mate!) has pointed out a few advantages that i was otherwise ignorant of. To me the main advantages of these systems are: (a) a low weight wiring system, and (b) a fully engineered and designed sys...