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Search: Posts Made By: fmueller
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By fmueller
Re: Soler Panel help how many watts?

In the summer months in Utah, an unshaded solar panel mounted horizontally will generate an average about 5 W-hr per rated watt per day.

In other words, your 30 W panel, will give you about 150...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-02-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,093
Posted By fmueller

neither my home or auto insurance provider would even give me a quote for our boat because of its age. 1969.

I ended up using Progressive and it was easy and fairly priced. Got an instant quote...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By fmueller
We share our dufour arpege with some friends of...

We share our dufour arpege with some friends of ours and it works great for us. It is legally my boat, but we treat one another as equal partners and share the annual expenses evenly. Capital...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By fmueller
Hi David, Nancy, Welcome. I also sail out...

Hi David, Nancy,

I also sail out of South Freeport, though this past year was my first one with a boat of my own. Since we have as couple toddlers at home, I didn't get to do as much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,877
Posted By fmueller
Winter under a tarp

Hey All,

I'm looking for opinions about wintering under a tarp rather than shrinkwrap. We are in Maine and it seems like atleast 90% of the sailboats I see are shrinkwrapped in the winter (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By fmueller
Re: solar help

What kind of panel?
Under what conditions?
and how are you measuring the amperage? under load? shorted?

The voltage sounds awfully low for an open circuit voltage for pretty much any panel you'd...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By fmueller
Re: Residential Energy Credits

I don't know much about sailboats, but I do know something about solar:

The distinction here is between the FEDERAL tax credits on one hand and the various STATE and UTILITY rebate programs which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By fmueller
tying off the tiller at the slip

Maybe this is a dumb question but I haven't seen it answered anywhere. Is there a reason the tiller should be tied off amidships when at a slip?

That's the way I've always done it and what i've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By fmueller
Re: Fuse in lighting bond circuit photo didn't load. I included a link to the photo on drop box but that didn't seem to work.

does this:

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By fmueller
Fuse in lighting bond circuit


I'm in the process of replacing a badly frayed copper braided wire that runs from the backstay to one of the keep bolts on my 1969 Arpege. I understand that this is the bond/ground for the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By fmueller
Re: Newbie w/a project already!


Have you seen the 'active captain' site?

I think a lot of the kind of information you list is there and in a pretty good format (not to mention some useful sailing tools too).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,562
Posted By fmueller
Re: How to start diesel in spring

related to the OP question....

This is my first spring with a boat. The Boatyard winterized the engine (did an oil change, fuel filter and racor change and filled the raw water system with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By fmueller
Dufour Arpege Hull Number

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me where I might find the Hull number on my 1969 Dufour Arpege?

The boat is new to me and all the registration paperwork I got with it from the previous...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,120
Posted By fmueller
Re: Insurance

Speaking of insurance...

Do most Marina's require both liability and Hull insurance? Or is liability only generally sufficient? I can understand the liability piece, but why would they require...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-21-2012
Replies: 3,217
Views: 357,058
Posted By fmueller
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By fmueller
Re: Finishing/Sealing Cabin Sole

Thanks for the advice so far.

I just got a copy of the 'West Systems Users Manual' and one of the things they describe is 'Epoxy Barrier coating'. Is that an effective and appropriate treatment...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By fmueller
Finishing/Sealing Cabin Sole

Hi there,

I've seen a number of posts on this board about refinishing an old cabin sole.

well the sole in our 40 year old Dufour Arpege is well beyond refinishing and so I bought a new sheet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By fmueller
wood finish novice

Hi again,

I'm an average carpenter, and generally pretty handy but pretty much a total novice when it comes to wood varnishing/finishing. But I'm adventurous and have three of four wood projects...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By fmueller
Re: Grounding

Kwalter: As I revisited this thread I had the same thought...I should have picked a different name since this is ambiguous...sorry.

hellosailer: Thanks for the confirmation that what you call the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By fmueller

Hi there,

I'm new to this forum and have been enjoying reading but this is my first post. I've got a new boat (new to me). She's a 1970 Dufour Arpege, in decent shape but with some deferred...
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