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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 3,014
Posted By blowinstink
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

Safe trip Mark! If you pass through Philadelphia, give a holler.
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By blowinstink
Dual MRBF Fuse Block

Does anyone know whether different sized fuses may be used on the Blue Seas dual MRBF fuse blocks? Blue Seas website has nothing on this. TIA.
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

Here is the updated diagram:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1s14YxJ4I53KvfsbLEPaqs6RsyHVu0t2vLJQF70r8iLE/edit?usp=sharing
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

The two fuses are Blue Seas circuit breakers. One was between the alternator and the start battery the other was between the Alternator and the House Battery. In the new arrangement, one of those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,249
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Bad Survey - Sue for Return of Deposit?

That is the second time in a week I have heard the term "standard yacht broker contract". I have made at least 8-10 offers on boats and have never seen 2 agreements which were the same. In fact, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

UPDATE

So I went with the ACR and a single output AC Charger. I am going to try to post diagrams of my old system (which I believe was originally envisioned as a 3 bank system but operated as a 2...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

UPDATE

So I went with the ACR and a single output AC Charger. I am going to try to post diagrams of my old system (which I believe was originally envisioned as a 3 bank system but operated as a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

I just wanted to let that stand alone "Mexican IRS"
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
  Cuba?
Views: 1,950
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Cuba?

I guess you missed the news about the lung cancer vaccine and all the doctors that Cuba sent to combat the most recent Ebola epidemic, eh?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,517
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

That was TOTALLY to be contrary! Haha.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,517
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

The surveyor ALWAYS estimates the boat at a bit over asking price.

That might be the only part of the whole process which you can count on! :)

You understand the basics now. Keep in mind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,663
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What boat for a family circumnavigation?

That's your answer (and you already know it). It sounds like you have great reasons for a bit larger boat to facilitate the cruise in comfort -- just don't let that turn into a luxury which takes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

I have now heard both. Here is what noonsite says (splitting the difference by suggesting that state registration meets the international legal requirements but that Federal Registration is...
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By blowinstink
ACR Choice & Bank Size

Hi -
I currently have 2 G27's as a house bank and a G24 starter battery. I have an isolator between them (which is going). I am purchasing an Iota 55a charger and I have a Balmar 70A alternator.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,517
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

The steps are determined by the language of your offer.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Yeah, you have a problem. You are trying to be both cheap and quick. You have a (longshot) chance at either, but not both. If you want to avoid FL registration and tax (must be paid for FL reg)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,517
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

Your offer is an offer to make a contract (which the seller can bind you to by his acceptance). Read and understand your offer. That is the most important thing. If you are not sure if you have a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Noonsite.com

Great starting point (for the Mexican entry info).

FL will allow you to purchase and leave but will make you pay FL tax if you don't show proof of exit and registration in another...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,350
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Missing Sailboat: Voyage Puerto Vallarta to Galapagos

West Coast sailors will know that route better, but that is a 1600 mile trip or @16 days under decent conditions. If they left PV a few days late or had any sorts of trouble, that delay could easily...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By blowinstink
Re: is VHF STILL the only way to contact bridges?

I don't know if anyone has said it directly, but there is sort of a suggestion in this thread (implicit if not explicit) that VHF is an antiquated way of contacting the bridge. I would argue that...
Forum: Learning to Sail   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By blowinstink
Re: New sailor going from Key West to Cancun: HELP!

And you can tell that to St. Peter! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,762
Posted By blowinstink
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,762
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

The good: cheap, built really solid, looks like it is still decent

Bad: long overhangs will hobbyhorse in a sea, if that engine quits it ain't worth repowering.

Get a survey -- might be a great...
Forum: Learning to Sail   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By blowinstink
Re: New sailor going from Key West to Cancun: HELP!

Hey Mike -
Welcome to SN. Congrats on the new boat. Sounds like a pretty big first trip. Remember that you will not just need to teach that inexperienced crew -- you'll be responsible for them. ...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,698
Posted By blowinstink
Re: experience to start a thread

No worries, people without enough experience start there own all the time! :p
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