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Bruce T. Shark

Member Since 15 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 01:39 PM

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In Topic: Invitation to Celebrate the Life of Jon Eisberg

11 February 2016 - 02:10 PM

Bruce, his owner, and Mrs. owner (otherwise known as SWMBO) will be there..

In Topic: Sailing shoes for old guys.

04 February 2016 - 07:21 PM

Got myself a pair of Chuck Taylors high tops for Christmas...

In Topic: Sailor's Farewell for Jon Eisberg in Annapolis

03 February 2016 - 05:05 PM

John, Beverly and Bruce T. Shark are planning to attend Kate..

In Topic: Yearly High Point in PHRF

28 January 2016 - 09:43 PM

Formula is (1 pt for starting, 1pt for finishing, and a point for every boat you beat(/( # of boats you could have beaten +30 ptt), then for distance races (predesignated), you get bonus points depending on the distance added to your numerator.


Wel it is not a participation race, cause one boat that had the 2nd highest participation still didn't place.  Over 9 races we drop one, and you have to have 5 races to qualify.  average boat speed must be greater than 2 kts, and at least 3 boats entered.


send me an IM if you want to know more..

In Topic: Generator for Emergency back up

27 January 2016 - 01:14 PM

K8 you still living in VA Beach?  Geez, you pay the lowest utility rates in the country...


Your generator will cost 800 bucks at Lowes..all you will need to do is fill up 3 tanks PRIOR to FORECASTED bad weather.  Get a qualified electrician to wire in a transfer switch/feeder panel  that way you can sell your house some day and not worry about it being up to code.  The transfer/feeder panel will allow you to "select" what circuits you want energized, 110 (about 6 ckts), 220 (1 ckt) so you get a grinder pump or furnace.  Nat Gas and city water always under pressure unless you get an earthquake.  You do not NEED your refrig on 24/7.  When Isabel came I cycled my dads ckts on a rotating basis.  There are some other things to look at too - all your electrical components have their load rating - plus add 15% when your first start your motor - you get some inrush current, which is why they advertise "surge capacity"


Make sure you run the Gen empty when you finish it and you are good to go.  I run my generator every month for 15 mins on payday..then run the carb empty (by closing the tank shutoff valve).


Remember me? I work for the Electric Company...and shife - thanks for thinking of lineman and backfeeding!