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Search: Posts Made By: LoTech
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
Those "waterproof" handhelds are no more...

Those "waterproof" handhelds are no more waterproof than a Pelican case. This doesn't mean that a Pelican case or a waterproof handheld isn't better than nothing -- it is. That's why I use both....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
I haven't thrown my case off a canoe so my...

I haven't thrown my case off a canoe so my buddies could pick it up later and use the expensive stuff inside, but I did carry two cases to the boat in a driving rain storm and ended up regretting it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
Nikon recommends the use of Vaseline on the...

Nikon recommends the use of Vaseline on the rubber O-rings of its submersible Nikonos photographic equipment. In fact, the grease supplied in the Nikonos O-ring kit direct from the factory is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
The ones with a screw-on top are great for small...

The ones with a screw-on top are great for small items. I have a few in my tool box.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
I's not sufficient for a case that bills itself...

I's not sufficient for a case that bills itself as submersible. On the other hand, common sense would dictate that a case that cannot tolerate a depth of more than 3 feet should not be transported to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
Their FAQS section uses the words "water...

Their FAQS section uses the words "water resistant." People mistakenly assume they are waterproof. They are not. Just a 'heads up.'

PELICAN LEGENDARY LIFETIME GUARANTEE OF EXCELLENCE

Pelican...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
Pelican cases of all sizes are clearly described...

Pelican cases of all sizes are clearly described on the manufacturer's website as "water resistant" and not water proof. They employ a single o-ring around the lid and some Gortex around the pressure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,900
Posted By LoTech
Pelican cases NOT waterproof

I bought two Pelican cases to keep small electronics dry. These have proven to be no better than zip-lock bags at keeping water out. And my Underwater Kinetics so-called "dry boxes" aren't even close...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 44,634
Posted By LoTech
This is a very interesting string. Back in...

This is a very interesting string.

Back in the 1970s when I lived aboard a Cal 40 in Puerto Rico I attempted to 'special order' a brand new boat with a number of modifications. I wanted a boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 16,060
Posted By LoTech
This comparison clearly shows the Raya to have a...

This comparison clearly shows the Raya to have a greater surface area for a given weight, just as advertised, and obviously it will retrieve less bottom material. I look forward to reading some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 16,060
Posted By LoTech
Never criticize someone's beer, girlfriend, or...

Never criticize someone's beer, girlfriend, or anchor. Not necessarily in that order :laugher

Looks like I had things backwards. The Rocna has a larger surface area and a more streamlined tip.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 16,060
Posted By LoTech
Sorry for resurrecting this four-week-old post,...

Sorry for resurrecting this four-week-old post, BUT I just found it and am very interested in your comments about the Spade anchor vs the Rocna.

The surface area of a 44pd Spade appears to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By LoTech
Here's another solar vent fan. It's a Sunsei that...

Here's another solar vent fan. It's a Sunsei that requires a 4-3/4" hole and sells for $130.

It may be total crap for all I know. They all look flimsy to me.

Amazon.com: Sunsei Solar Vent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,360
Posted By LoTech
Yes, I personally don't know of any boat losses...

Yes, I personally don't know of any boat losses due to a deck hatch shattering. Nevertheless, logic dictates that a smaller hatch with a thicker lens will take more of a pounding and probably has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,360
Posted By LoTech
I guess you don't really need a watertight...

I guess you don't really need a watertight collision bulkhead, since your boat is steel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,360
Posted By LoTech
Are these the Lewmar "Ocean" hatches or the low...

Are these the Lewmar "Ocean" hatches or the low profile ones? It is my understanding that most, if not all, low profile hatches use 1/4" Acrylic or Lexan. This is too bad because these low profile...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,360
Posted By LoTech
Thank you Valiente and Maine Sail, much...

Thank you Valiente and Maine Sail, much appreciated.

I visited Tony D'andrea's website and unfortunately there doesn't appear to be any information there that would assist a person in selecting a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,360
Posted By LoTech
Hatch selection questions

I have read a number of offshore cruising books that recommend a minimum half-inch lexan for roof hatches. The Bomar and Lewmar websites offer no information on how thick their lexan is for a given...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By LoTech
Right. After re-reading the Sanyo Eneloop info,...

Right. After re-reading the Sanyo Eneloop info, the batteries have a "normal operating range" up to 140F. Looks like it's not much of an issue.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By LoTech
The manufacturers only offer discharge rate info...

The manufacturers only offer discharge rate info for the ideal temperature of 60 degree F.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By LoTech
The charger is discounted to $35.00 so not much...

The charger is discounted to $35.00 so not much of a financial risk. If the panel puts out an occasional 18VDC instead of 12, perhaps adding some sort of mini voltage regular would be easier than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By LoTech
This MH-C9000 charger is is pretty slick. And...

This MH-C9000 charger is is pretty slick. And yeah, it operates with an optional 12-volt DC cigarette lighter adapter.

My solar panel has clip-on leads for easy attachment to a 12 VDC battery. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By LoTech
Let me clarify. How would I connect a solar panel...

Let me clarify. How would I connect a solar panel to a small battery charger like this one, which is designed to be plugged into a standard 120v household receptacle. Can this be done? I would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By LoTech
Rechargng small batteries

Advice needed.

How would I recharge small aaa, aa, d and c-cell batteries using a 60 watt solar panel?

What are the best type of rechargeable batteries to use on board in the tropics?

Thank...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 16,071
Posted By LoTech
Is there a fixture as good as the bulb? I'm...

Is there a fixture as good as the bulb?

I'm looking for one that can hold 1 red Sensibulb PAIR, and one white Sensibulb PAIR. And can be switched to either or both, with a dimmer.

The switches...
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