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Forum: Chartering   08-29-2012
Replies: 0
  Exumas
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Posted By aage
Exumas

Hello,

I always wanted to sail in the Bahamas. Now, I found a single boat charter company there:
Bahamas Out Island Sailing official website (http://boisailing.com/index.html)

The page sounds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By aage
M stands for Motor and G for Generator. Sorry, I...

M stands for Motor and G for Generator. Sorry, I thought these abbreviations would be standard. You are correct 12/115V means: a converter 115V AC to 12 V DC. Also, no negative lines are shown.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By aage
B2B charger

Hello,

I bought a Balmar Digital Duo Charge batter-to-battery charger and want to use it as shown in the attached schematic. The switch S2 is used to put the 2 batteries in parallel, in case the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 8,836
Posted By aage
Hello SD, the page you cite is quite...

Hello SD,
the page you cite is quite informative but it does no tell you how often the optimum point is searched for. I looked around quite a bit, and the only information I found was once per two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 8,836
Posted By aage
Hello SD, do you have a technical reference for...

Hello SD,
do you have a technical reference for me? Aage
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 8,836
Posted By aage
.. so how often per hour is the Maximum Power...

.. so how often per hour is the Maximum Power Point derermined by the Tracker? This determines its efficiency under normal sailing boat conditions. My information is that is very slow, but I might...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 8,836
Posted By aage
How effective is a solar panel MPP tracker?

Hello,
the effectiveness of MPPTs was emphasized in this forum many times. But does anyone have real data? I talked to an engineer from a solar research company the other day. His opinion: Typical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By aage
thanks for the suggestions. My two gel batteries...

thanks for the suggestions. My two gel batteries are still pretty good, so I do not want to replace them right now. Therefore I cannot use a battery combiner due to the different voltage levels...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By aage
B2B charger

Hello,

I am reworking the electric system for a 30 year old 33" cruising boat. All the charge (alternator, 115/12V, solar) goes to the service battery (210Ah gel). In order to feed the starter...
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