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Cutting into an Aluminum mast

08 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

I am going to move a halyard and topping lift inside the mast.  The halyard has a block at the mast head but needs and exit, the topping lift needs a block and an exit.  Having never cut into a mast what is the best way to go about it?  Drill out the corners and use a saber/reciprocating saw?  Router?

Solar Charging tie in

14 January 2014 - 03:24 PM

How do you tie in solar charging into the existing charging system?  Currently I have a mastervolt battery charger, engine alternator. The batteries (house, starter and windlass) are tied together with a xantrex battery monitor to regulate which battery gets priority and then topping off all batteries evenly. 


I want to increase my house bank capacity and add solar charging.  My concern is the tie in?  Do I have to have the solar regulator on a separate switch so that it can not be active if on of the two other chargers (shore power or alternator) is active?  Would a different battery monitor handle this?