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Forum: Electrical Systems   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 4,512
Posted By hellsop
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

Well, that's why you test once in a while.... So you can refactor the adjustments and make the meter read correctly.



"During charging" is a complicated point with regard to state of charge....
Forum: Electrical Systems   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By hellsop
Re: Inverter is on but not powering 110 outlets

Ba-whut? I'm confused. Amps going where amps should be going should not trip a GFCI, even if there's a LOT of them. Amps going where amps SHOULDN'T go trips GFCIs. If the GFCIs trip on inverter, but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By hellsop
Re: Any advice for a Cleveland to Canada sail?

I'm pretty sure it's the same as a land crossing and proof of identity and proof of citizenship is enough.

Noonsite's list of ports of entry for Ontario is a little lacking. There's a better one...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By hellsop
Re: looking for a short fat dink

Could you deal with a 50" beam instead of 60"? Because it sure sounds like you want a Portland Pudgy.
Forum: Electronics   06-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By hellsop
Re: Internet connection

It takes a SIM card, so it's cell-network device with a big antenna. So coverage will be slightly better than whatever carrier you bought the SIM from shows on the map. The nice thing about the SIM...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-21-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 4,512
Posted By hellsop
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

(And that's even before we set into the issue of whether that 380AH pack can actually still absorb 380AH. Maybe it's only a 350 AH pack now.)
Forum: Electronics   06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By hellsop
Re: Internet connection

cellphone hotspots and mifi devices, and the wirie all operate basically the same way: bridging data access from a "smart phone" out to a wifi network. The differences come down to that mifi devices...
Forum: Electronics   06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By hellsop
Re: Internet connection

Hrm... Most of the "not cell based" internet options that are at all reasonable are more of a "compose email -- it'll get sent eventually" and "just weather info" level. Iridium/Inmarsat kinds of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-21-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,846
Posted By hellsop
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

It's a boat, mon. Ever-body sits. Nevermind who you are, what your individual plumbing is, how good your aim is, on trains planes and boats, everybody sits. First person to violate that rule gets...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-18-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 16,166
Posted By hellsop
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

VERY VERY unlikely to have flipped even once since becoming awash. You'd have to have a breaking wave 50' high to do it. All that water in the hulls IS HEAVY. It's not coming out of the wash to let...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-18-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By hellsop
Re: Liveaboard designs with nice queen rear berth / Centreboard / Shoal Draft?

I think that cockpit needs a hole to putt into and possibly a windmill hazard. :smile
Forum: Living Aboard   06-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By hellsop
Re: Lake Michigan Liveaboard?

Hammond does, but they seem "look the other way" liveaboard only. They don't talk about having showers or laundry available, for example. Just the mysterious "late leaver" fee for being in the the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-07-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 7,691
Posted By hellsop
Re: Best boat for 25 grand for coastal cruising and going from east coast to Caribbea

That's pretty much the deal. It's doable, but one does have to pay attention and plan, and the chance of bouncing over something if you DON'T goes up. There's even places where a Gemini with the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-07-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,073
Posted By hellsop
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

Anything burning that doesn't vent outside will do that to one degree or another. It's just noticeable with propane, CNG, alcohol because those DON'T typically have that venting, while diesel and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By hellsop
Re: Ranger 23 Paint and...

These days, that might be a better task for a 3D printer...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-03-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 9,754
Posted By hellsop
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

The baton's not a bad idea, but for the love of little blue smurfs, TRAIN WITH IT. The only thing more dangerous than being without a weapon at all is having one that you don't use regularly,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-03-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By hellsop
Re: Who goes first?

And sometimes the joy is in ignoring the humor in the question... :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-03-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By hellsop
Re: Need Advice on Buying a Live-aboard

It's not the size that's crucial. There's well set-up boats that are 40+ feet and are just fine for single-handing. But then the question comes if the set-up is fixable. And in this case, along with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,155
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

It does look a heck of a lot neater.
Forum: Electronics   05-31-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By hellsop
Re: Wind transducer "sticky"

WAG suggests that this is a failed bearing in the transducer and no amount of lubricant will provide a permanent fix. That said, it probably won't make the problem worse because you'll probably need...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   05-31-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By hellsop
Re: Installing an electric motor

Lovely job and all, but OP's wrinkle was that he's not replacing a combustion plant, but trying a fresh install on a boat that has NOT previously had a motor in it. Which is going to include all the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,735
Posted By hellsop
Re: Minimum electronics for coastal cruising

I'm about here for "minimum for peace of mind". A wind pack would be really nice. AIS would be nice. I could probably learn how to work radar into a essential piece of the pie, but it's harder to...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-18-2015
Replies: 237
Views: 97,839
Posted By hellsop
Re: Who''s living on what??

Zipcar is an on-demand short term car rental service with unattended cars scattered around cities that rents by the hour (usually about $10-15 per hour) or day (breaking even typically at about 8...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2015
Replies: 624
Views: 47,155
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Those look like they'd be easy to haul up a mast, too.
Forum: Living Aboard   05-18-2015
Replies: 237
Views: 97,839
Posted By hellsop
Re: Who''s living on what??

There's ZipCars in many port cities, as another option. Still not in the Keys yet, but maybe someday. And $6 a month to maintain a membership isn't a lot of money.
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