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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,203
Posted By bhcva
Re: solar recommendations - question for MAINESAIL

Maine....Your article on Solbian installs shows an installation on a boat forward of two aft stays....can you comment on what performance impact, if any, stay shadowing has had?

Thanks, Bruce
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By bhcva
Re: Bimini mounted solar panels with twin backstays?

Thanks Denver. I'll try to find that article.
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By bhcva
Re: Bimini mounted solar panels with twin backstays?

Sadly, Ron, the bimini is inboard of the stays....and no davits.

I read an article some time ago written by an 'off the grid' guy who did his own little study of shadowing by installing tall...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By bhcva
Bimini mounted solar panels with twin backstays?

I would like to mount a solar panel on the bimini, but am concerned that the one or the other of the twin backstays will cast a shadow on the panel most of the day. I'm hoping that there is some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 20,093
Posted By bhcva
Re: Shorepower and Reverse Polarity

My reverse polarity light always comes on dimly when the hot water heater or other source draws a high current. I had it checked and was told it was not a problem. It has done it since the boat was...
Forum: Outboard   06-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By bhcva
Honda 2.3 for 9"6" inflatable?

Will that motor be a satisfactory fit for a two person crew using it to access shore facilities in Ches Bay/ Maine anchorages? My only reference is our 6hp Evinrude which has more than enough power...
Forum: Electronics   03-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By bhcva
Re: Which tablet to buy for back up Navigation

MxMariner is quite a nice android app if you haven't checked it out yet. Works great on my Nexus 7.

Bruce
Forum: Electronics   03-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By bhcva
Re: Warning: E7D Radar Bug

I returned mine this past fall and got a rebuild in a fairly short time....it may not be quite as speedy now that the sails are going up.

Meanwhile you can calibrate it yourself quite easily.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By bhcva
Re: How to blow out fresh water tanks

Thinking about going this route.....

Does the water pump need to be by-passed?

Bruce
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By bhcva
Re: Xangtrex Link 2000

Bob....you might try to reach Chris at 732-938-4996. He is the designer of Heart Link 2000 stuff and repaired some of my stuff a couple of years ago. He is now with a new company in NJ.

Bruce
Forum: Electronics   04-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By bhcva
Re: ST60+ Wind Installation Recommendation

Note of caution from the Ray manual:

"Please note the ST40/i40/i50/i60 and ST60+ displays cannot calibrate the iTC-5. Only the i70 has full transducer calibration. The ST70/ST70+ can calibrate the...
Forum: Electronics   02-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 5,231
Posted By bhcva
Re: Need Raymarine installation help

Pam...I am just starting down the path you described in your OP and would appreciate it if you could share the results of your planning effort....wiring diagram??

I suspect the hardest part of...
Forum: Electronics   02-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By bhcva
Re: Choosing/spec'ing VHF radio?

"DO NOT get the MMSI number from Boat US"

Bill.....why do you say that?
Forum: Electronics   02-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By bhcva
Re: Choosing/spec'ing VHF radio?

If you have a sailboat, the RAM capability will be one of the best upgrades you can make.....I wouldn't want to be without it.
Forum: Electronics   01-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By bhcva
Re: View PC navigation system on your Android device with no Internet

Shane.....I don't believe that full internet is required before you can operate on the LAN.

Bruce
Forum: Electronics   01-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By bhcva
Re: View PC navigation system on your Android device with no Internet

Teamview works very well to display my PC screen on my android tablet including control of the cursor from the tablet. A router is all that is required...no internet connection required, but ok if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 5,629
Posted By bhcva
Re: Installing A Solbian Solar Panel

Maine- Nice job...two questions:
What drove the decision to use velcro vice a full zipper?
What effect has the shading from the stays had on the performance?

Thanks, Bruce
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-08-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By bhcva
Re: Battery capacity - Peukert stuff

Thanks all.....this electrical stuff is a world unto itself.

Stu, my bad...four inputs to the t=H(C/HI)^k equation. I assumed k never changes for the same battery...just wondered about the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By bhcva
Re: Battery capacity - Peukert stuff

"That's simply linear -- bigger bank, bigger time remaining."

True, but that's the question...is it really linear if multiples of batteries are coupled. The P equation has five inputs as you know...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By bhcva
Battery capacity - Peukert stuff

I'm finally getting to understand the significance of the Peukert equation. I'm assuming that if one ties two six volts into one 12v bank it would not change the results of the equation (amp-hours...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By bhcva
Crown or USBattery?

Other than Mainesail's post re share of the market, has anyone had experience with Crown batteries (which appear to be made in Ohio)? I can get a Crown 235ah for $109 or the USBattery125XC (235ah)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By bhcva
GPX routes into seatalk net??

Has anyone figured out how to get gpx routes into the seatalk net? My configuration is a 620+ chartplotter and SL70 radar. The 620 uses the original cmap nt cartridges.

Last summer I was able to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 4,707
Posted By bhcva
Solid State Drive ok for me

I've used my netbook on the boat for a couple of years now and have taken it with me on many non-sailing trips and have never had a problem with the SSD. It's very convenient to throw in the...
Forum: Electronics   09-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By bhcva
Thanks SD....that suggestion will undoubtedly...

Thanks SD....that suggestion will undoubtedly save me tons of grief....
Forum: Electronics   09-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By bhcva
Thanks SD...remembering the difficulties I had,...

Thanks SD...remembering the difficulties I had, as one not versed in tcp/ip and network things, trying to interface my home system to a router and then going thru similar frustrations (as you may...
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