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Forum: Electrical Systems   01-09-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 26,006
Posted By nmccubbin
Wink AGM vs wet cell

I fully support MaineSail's excellent treatise from my own discussions with many cuisers over the past ten years or so.

I do not have as many anecdotes showing wet cell being a better buy than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By nmccubbin
Forget the price. Reliabilty is well worth the...

Forget the price.
Reliabilty is well worth the extra
We have Had Lavacs on 2 boats, total 14 years sailing about 4 months full time each year. They are the least trouble.
That said, go over the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 7,834
Posted By nmccubbin
I see I differ from others on foulies. Oh well! ...

I see I differ from others on foulies. Oh well! Your call
I would like to emphasise the importance of being good on the knots
Bowline, clove-hitch, figure-8, and square/reef knot are OK,
I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 7,834
Posted By nmccubbin
I would forget the Sat phone. Poor ratio...

I would forget the Sat phone. Poor ratio Usefulnesss to $$$$
Real cost can skyrocket, if people chat.
If the boat has HAM or SSB, then winlink.org is a great way to handle reports to mum, at...
Forum: herSailNet   04-03-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 8,234
Posted By nmccubbin
My wife had great results for moths at a time...

My wife had great results for moths at a time with a common degergent, Joy.
Sold as Dawn in some countries. Same stuff
She used ONLY seawater.
The stuff is so cheap that she tried it at home...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 19,963
Posted By nmccubbin
We have had good results with Sikaflex. I like...

We have had good results with Sikaflex. I like it better than 4200 or 5200
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By nmccubbin
We use a stainless steel bolt with no direct...

We use a stainless steel bolt with no direct contct between copper and Al.
Also, use TefGel, ALWAYS in alumonum threading/bolting etc.
it is good stuff.
We buy direct from TEF-GEL - Ultra safety...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By nmccubbin
We have lots of Blue Sea components in our home...

We have lots of Blue Sea components in our home built boat
Good stuff, and holding up after 5 years, and 20,000 miles.
Service from company good too
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By nmccubbin
Wire tracker

Where can I buy the 701 tracker mentioned.
I cannot find it with google.

Thanks
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