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Search: Posts Made By: georgebanker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By georgebanker
CD, forgot to ask........

would you happen to have any pictures showing how the panels are attached to the arch? Thanks for all the replys, folks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By georgebanker
Thanks for the reply and a couple questions.......

Looks like you have a nice setup. What size panels? How much do they weigh? What size are the tubes in the arch? Is the arch thru-bolted or otherwise stabilized? Where is the boat and how many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By georgebanker
Solar Panel Question...........

I just finished reading Sue and Larry's article about solar panels. A picture in the article shows multiple panels on what I assume is their boat. Some of the panels look as if they may be subject...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 8,125
Posted By georgebanker
Red Color?

By the way, red a about the quickest fading color in the Caribbean sun. You might want to rethink that one. We had our boat painted "Bahama Blue" which is a light color.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 8,125
Posted By georgebanker
my .02

We had a boat painted at Tortola Yacht Services in the 80's that came out well. Can't tell you what the current situation is however. If you are in the Virgins you might want to talk to Jeff Cook...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By georgebanker
Source for Water Miser caps... @$3.88.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By georgebanker
Need source for JABSCO pump pully

I recently ordered a new spare raw water pump for my FISHER/PANDA generator. Now I need a spare pully for my JABSCO JE51520-2001 pump. Need 3 1/2" dia., 3/8" belt, 1/2" shaft. Any ideas where I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By georgebanker
Leisure furl Question

I was wondering if those out there with the leisure furl boom system needed to buy new a main or were able to use their old main when installing the leisure furl system. Thanks
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By georgebanker
do either of you....

have iceboat experience?

(just kidding...good luck)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-21-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By georgebanker
BVI Anchorages

EscapadeCaliber40LRC, my wife and I were owner/operators in the crewed yacht charter business in the 80's and currently have a sailboat in Great Cruz Bay, St. John. Some of my thoughts.

Almost all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-21-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By georgebanker
Its called Cruising, not racing....

and thats what you would be doing trying to get to St. Martin in the allowed time. We all have opinions as to what equipment is needed but you can discover this yourself by going to the Bahamas for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By georgebanker
Hallberg-Rassy Question

Anyone have any eqperience with the Whitlock torque-tube steering that some of these boats have? I am wondering if they have any "feel" as do cable systems or lack same as do hydraulic systems. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By georgebanker
List of Current SSB Nets?

I'm based in St, John, USVI for the winter and was wondering where I can find a current list of SSB frequences for weather, cruiser nets, etc for the Carribean.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-16-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By georgebanker
Smile Randy, You did not say how much time you...


You did not say how much time you have spent cruising on your boat. It might be a good idea to go cruising for a while and determine how large a watermaker you need, how many solar panels...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By georgebanker
Battery wiring question...

I have been told that 4 Lifeline GPL-4C batteries (6V-220 AMP) can be wired to provide 440 amps @24V. I'm having trouble figuring how this can be. Can anyone help?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 8,423
Posted By georgebanker
Whispergen Generators? anyone using/know about?

The Whispergen website,, shows a new to me power source for heating, generating electricity and making hot water. It sounds too good to be true! So, does anyone have experience...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By georgebanker
how much can a catamaran carry?

is there any general rule? ie. 10% of displacement, before performance suffers?
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