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Search: Posts Made By: k7el
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By k7el
Re: C&C 35 Mkiii?

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll be looking at these on Friday.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By k7el
Question C&C 35 Mkiii?

There are a couple these boats available nearby that are somewhere close to my (ever increasing) budget figure. I may have a chance to look at them later this week.

My online research seems to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By k7el
Re: DC Refrigeration Wiring

I'm no expert on boat refrigeration, but as an EE, I would wire the refrigerator to the dc panel, and size the wire appropriately to limit the voltage drop. The loads are not that high. This is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By k7el
Re: Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

Everything I've read indicates that Freedoms have cored hulls. The amount of coring seems to vary somewhat. The deck is cored I'm sure. Good luck in your search.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By k7el
Re: Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

Thanks. Unfortunately, I was a little late - the boat is sold. 8-(
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By k7el
Re: Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

Sounds like a road trip may be in my future.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By k7el
Re: Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

Thanks for all the comments. I have read some reviews indicating that the unstayed mast would not point as high as a stayed mast. The jib is pretty small as well, so I'm guessing these boats are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By k7el
Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

I've been looking to move up from my trailer sailor to a keel boat as I ease into retirement. My sailing plans would be coastal cruising in the San Juan and Gulf Islands, with a home base in Port...
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By k7el
Re: Electronics on Charter Boats

Charter company should be able to tell you what the boat is equipped with. I generally bring my own charts, tide/current tables, guide books and a handheld GPS and VHF radio regardless. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By k7el
Re: Need electrical advise

You should have probably started a new thread for this. But just replace the ballast with a 120V (or multi-voltage) ballast. Much simpler
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By k7el
Re: Is NSA a bad thing?

NSA?? How are they interfering with your sailing and putting marinas out of business? Probably to blame for the ebola virus as well. Anything the NSA wants to do to you they can do on shore as...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By k7el
Re: Being a good guest/crew member

Bring earplugs and a willingness to wash dishes, clean and cook. Bring something for seasickness even if you've never gotten seasick. You'll need to stand your watch regardless of how sick you are.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By k7el
Re: Leaking keel bolts

There was a fairly recent thread on this issue on Catalinas. At some point - maybe 1987, Catalina stopped using the plywood in the keel stub so you may be OK there. Catalina has a factory sketch on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By k7el
Re: Can bleach damage FRP

It's not advisable to leave any stainless steel in contact with bleach for extended times. It's OK to use bleach for cleaning SS, but it needs to be rinsed off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By k7el
Re: electrical

So a 5000 VA encapsulated transformer is about 120 pounds - less than I thought. I'd advise getting copper windings instead of aluminum. A 7500 VA unit weighs about 133 pounds.

Losses at full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By k7el
Re: electrical

An isolation transformer is the best practice - nearly all commercial vessels use them. For a steel hull, I'd seriously consider the transformer. But in addition to the cost, you need to consider...
Forum: Chartering 02-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By k7el
Re: Anacortes Charter Company to list boat with

Seems like Blaine could get a little shallow. San Juan Sailing is a well-run company - they seem to always have their charter boats ready to go and generally ship-shape. We had a couple of...
Forum: Chartering 02-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By k7el
Re: Anacortes Charter Company to list boat with

I've chartered once (last year) with Anacortes Yacht Charters - they were OK, but not quite as on top of their game as San Juan Sailing out of Bellingham at least in my limited experience. But if I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By k7el
Re: Refrigeration or AC groundfaults

Not sure what your question is, but I think we're basically in violent agreement. In the US, the basic electrical safety standard (NFPA 70E) cuts off at 50 V. Below that, shocks may be felt, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By k7el
Re: Refrigeration or AC groundfaults

I can't find the article but they may be referring to issues with nuisance tripping on motor starting. These are not actual faults, but the GFCI unit is extremely sensitive and the large starting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,482
Posted By k7el
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

My only qualification to respond is that I'll be retiring in a few days, at 64. As has been said, this is an individual decision. A little like deciding between a used car and a new car. But time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By k7el
Re: Merry Christmas to all

Best Wishes to everyone. I'm retiring and looking forward to spending more time on Sailnet in 2015 as I continue to look for a good old boat to waste my time on in retirement!

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By k7el
Re: Where Do Marine Electronics Companies Get GPS

I don't know the answer, but the entire GPS receiver is available on a single integrated circuit, so it seems very probable that Garmin, etc are using one of these chips, and supplementing it with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By k7el
Re: Inverter/charger ????

I spent a week on sailboat with a guy using a CPAP. He used a small dedicated inverter that plugged into a 12V receptacle. Actually he used two inverters, because the first one started smoking and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By k7el
Re: Bonaire and Curacao: No Coast Guard Patrols by Sea

So, the Dutch Coast Guard UNION made this decision in the absence of any action from the government? Pretty interesting.
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