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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By AdventuresI
Try and calculate your fault current. I take...

Try and calculate your fault current.
I take it you have a switch panel for the domestic circuits each providing some form of protection (fuse or CB) as a guide (and I stress guide) assume...
Forum: Electronics   04-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,833
Posted By AdventuresI
Use a stranded single core insulated wire, cross...

Use a stranded single core insulated wire, cross sectional area is entirly to taste and required strength.

I have also sent a private message that has a bit more details in.
Forum: Electronics   04-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,833
Posted By AdventuresI
The AT-130 is designed for a long wire aerial...

The AT-130 is designed for a long wire aerial such as a back stay insulated at the top and bottom from the boat (you can get fittings to go through the deck) but beware the insulator on the tuner is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By AdventuresI
I tend to agree that a self certified...

I tend to agree that a self certified qualification is only as good as the person holding it - an idiot is always an idiot. But it does not mean that every one who holds one is a bad operator. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By AdventuresI
This is a serious issue and should never be...

This is a serious issue and should never be treated with a casual attitude. Radios are safety of life equipment. Owners need to be aware of the risks to others from misuse of radios. Requiring the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2010
Replies: 6
  loran c
Views: 726
Posted By AdventuresI
Dont throw it out Loran-C is still a viable tool:...

Dont throw it out Loran-C is still a viable tool:
Extract from CJO:
After a brief overview of Loran-C system operation and performance, the present situation of the system in Europe is described....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By AdventuresI
My suggestions: 1. Using a Diode with its 0.6v...

My suggestions:
1. Using a Diode with its 0.6v voltage drop will not be noticeable and will also cushion an incandescent fillament providing an extended life. This is a neat idea and the diodes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By AdventuresI
May I suggest you contact: TURKS AND CAICOS...

May I suggest you contact:
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
P.0. Box 203
Business Solutions complex
Leeward Highway, Providenciales
Tel: (649) 946-1900 Fax: (649) 946-1119...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Posted By AdventuresI
Seeing the above coment reminded me of the old...

Seeing the above coment reminded me of the old trick of taking a turn round the winch to pull the line as you release the clutch (cleat). It serves two purposes - takes the load of the clutch to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-09-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 5,041
Posted By AdventuresI
Twenty years from now, you will be more...

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bow lines ... sail away from safe harbor ... catch the trade winds...
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