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Congrats on the new boat. Looks like a comfy little home for you. Enjoy.
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Congrats on the new boat. Looks like a comfy little home for you. Enjoy.
Thanks Bob! We most certainly will enjoy it!

(And I have never seen the "Thanks" button before. I have been out sailing too much I guess and not following Sailnet technical advances! )
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Congratulations on your fine little ship. May you have many years of fun together.
Getting the experience so we can come sailing down your way sometime. I want to see a manatee! We have lots of ocean going mammals up here but no sea cows.
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Congrats!

One minor observation: unless you have some particularly special solar panel, they pretty much shouldn't ever get partial shade. The cells that are shaded will completely ruin the output of the cell, even if the rest of the panel is in strong sunlight. I think they have panels that deal with this in some way, but most of them need the entire panel to be lit.
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Congrats!

One minor observation: unless you have some particularly special solar panel, they pretty much shouldn't ever get partial shade. The cells that are shaded will completely ruin the output of the cell, even if the rest of the panel is in strong sunlight. I think they have panels that deal with this in some way, but most of them need the entire panel to be lit.
That is interesting and I had never run into that before. I have installed many setups that were quite different from a boat application (backcountry remote radio stuff) but I suppose shade was never much of an issue there. I did test the output and it seems to do as intended and is putting out a steady trickle charge during good sunlight. It was installed by the PO and I am going to be looking into a better solution for keeping the battery properly charged. For example, the battery is never really getting a deep charge that it needs and I am afraid it will be the looser of the battle. So I need to figure that out over the winter I agree.
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Congratulations and fairwinds to you
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Excellent. What's her name?
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Come on down! Winter is best, as they head south to find warmer water, and are easier to find in sheltered areas. Here are a couple of sites to whet your appetite:

http://www.crystalriverdivers.com/about-us/
Where Can I See Manatees?
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Are manatees like dolphins in that they typically keep a distance or do they swim up to you?
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BE AWARE-- It is illegal to interfere with them in any way --do not touch, do not ride -- you may look, and film, and that is all. Please watch for the "Manatee Zone" speed limit signs - they're mammals, and need to breathe air just as you and I do.

Unless they've been harassed by someone, they're very docile and approachable. Normally they move slowly and deliberately, but their tails are immensely strong, and they *can* move fast if they want.

I was snorkeling in the ocean off Hollywood (Florida) Beach when I got that I'm-being-followed feeling and turned to look behind me. Out of the corner of my eye I saw part of a huge grey body behind me. Having recently watched 'Jaws' (again), naturally my first thought was

***S.H.A.R.K.!!?!?!***

Turning on around, I found a large manatee behind me. We looked at each other for several minutes. Little tiny eyes, nostrils closed up, thin short back hair, green algae on the back, tiny minnows swimming above that huge back... an amazing few minutes. When the manatee left, very leisurely, the backwash from the tail was really something! After that encounter, and being of a rotund physiognomic persuasion myself, I feel that I have, in the parlance of my American Indian ancestors, been adopted as a spirit-brother of the manatee tribe. Hence my moniker.
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