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Yes, I usually call when I see just a mast sticking up out of the water.
Don't throw any bad vodoo at me SD! I do agree with you, it just needs an access port for convenience, the seacock is on the engine block behind the companionway.
Say the engine seacock hose is 1 inch OD, I do not think the pump could keep up anyways; hopefully someone would notice and make a call.
HEY, the two of you stay on topic, and stop arguing whose is bigger!
Another/next project is a solar panel. I have a plug on the stern as the PO used a windvane, and a switch in the boat. I do not know much about solar other than what I have read here; I do not think there is a controller though, which I think I would need, I also need a battery monitor.
Depending on the size of the solar panel, you may not need a controller... but that would be a maintenance charge level sized panel, rather than one that could recharge your battery banks.
You probably want one that will re-charge your batteries as needed.
An 80 Watt panel wouldn't be a bad fit. It'd replace about 30 amp-hours a day... and is about the minimum size panel that would require a charge controller on your boat.
For the battery monitor, get the Xantrex Link 20.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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