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Search: Posts Made By: k7el
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 488
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 488
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: 4,687
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: 1,000
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!


Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 842
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: 802
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: 1,683
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.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By k7el
Re: Safe clearance from overhead high V lines?

As has been mentioned, there are a lot of variables including line voltage, temperature, conductor loading, etc. But in the US, power lines crossing navigable waters where sailboats are permitted...
Forum: Chartering 11-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By k7el
Re: San Juan Islands May 2015

I've done charters with both San Juan Sailing and Anacortes Yacht Charters. Both are good. SJS has more sailboats and the boats are more consistently equipped with their required gear. Anacortes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By k7el
Re: 50 Best Cities for Boating

Astoria, OR? It blows a gale in the marina pretty much every day. Docking is an adventure. And no Port Townsend, WA? Whatever.

The list looks like click bait to me.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-06-2014
Replies: 3,334
Views: 690,883
Posted By k7el
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

For now, Corvallis, OR. Next spring we will be moving to Port Angeles, WA
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