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Questions On Next Haul Out.


Jay Bietz

Hi Bud:

I am having to haul Pygmamion later this month and have a few questions.

1. I am replacing the 3/4" cold water engine thruhull. If I install a Beta engine later, will the 3/4" be large enough or should I install a 1"?

2. We are also replacing the mast and booms. Is grounding the mast through the tabernacle mounting bolt to a grounding plate secured outside the hull still the lightening solution of choice?

Thanks
Jay


Bud Taplin
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Jay,

A 3/4" seacock is ample for a Beta engine. I have a good 3/4" Groco seacock (with rubber cone) available if you want it.

The choice for a lightning ground described is probably as good as any. Remember, with a small piece of wire, it's somewhat hard to stop the elephant that is charging down the narrow path towards you.


Jay Bietz

Bud:

Thanks for the offer of the orginal type seacocks. I plan to use the SS ball type valve.

I understand about the wire size etc -- by defination a lightning bolt is just a very large out of control arc that can go anywhere!!

Jay

Jay

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