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Search: Posts Made By: Melrna
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,044
Posted By Melrna
Re: Cambridge MD Sailnet Rendezvous July 25-26

Gary, you are to cantankerous for talk like that. You will be better than new in no time.
Put Moondance on the list. Looks like we will make the party.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Melrna
Re: Zanshin, Killarney_Sailor & Sea Life meet in St Martin

I thought I heard a Security call on Channel 16! Looks like a great meet up.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Melrna
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

I have a Xantrex LinkPro and Catalina's factory installed volt and amp meter. I also check with my multimeter that has a amp meter. So I have three sources onboard to see how many amps coming and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Melrna
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

Than why all the talk about buying and installing fancy battery charger controllers for every type charging source especially alternators with high amperage capacity?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Melrna
Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

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I realize that. I try to keep the batteries between 85%-90% before bed (12.6-12.7 Vdc) and recharge NLT 12.2 Vdc with some charging source. This has required me to run either the engine (motor...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Melrna
Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

Since beginning of our cruise last fall, I am having one heck of a time understanding my electrical charging system that is on my Catalina 445 boat; Solar,engine alternator and shore/generator...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 35,668
Posted By Melrna
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Cannot wait to hear about your adventures in the islands. Not too many BFS now. Enjoy it out here, a lot of fun and memories to be made.

Melissa
Exumas Bahamas for now
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,949
Posted By Melrna
Re: Stay away from Key Colony Beach...Sailing Related version.

Anne and I cannot thank Gary and Carol enough for hosting us. We had a great time in Marathon. We miss them already. We hope to see them this summer when we venture up the Chessie this summer.
We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,949
Posted By Melrna
re: Stay away from Key Colony Beach...Sailing Related version.

I cause such trouble everywhere I go. :>) But Gary has adopt me as another one of his daughters so all is well. Moondance looks real nice behind house BTW. Waiting on window to head to the Bahamas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,995
Posted By Melrna
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

Done, Thanks for everything you do.
:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Melrna
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

The 445 is an amazing boat. She sails well and fast as previously reported. We do need a downwind sail. We are looking at a Code 0 to fill in the big gap we are missing in our sail plan.
The buying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Melrna
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

Not an issue. We have added addition locking devices. I love our flex room (garage).

Melissa
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Melrna
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

To answer some questions:
Retired early, Left seat
Gary: Will see you in Marathon end of Jan or first week in Feb.
Mark: Plan on leaving Abacos to St Augustine in late April. Spend May there,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Melrna
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

PM if you want to know about the 445!
Melissa
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,359
Posted By Melrna
Re: Hi everyone

Glad to see all is getting well. Prayers are being answered! Now get back on the water! We miss you!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Melrna
Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

It has been a long time since I have been on SN and thought I would let everyone know that I am still afloat! We are full time cruising, living the dream so too speak!. We have been very busy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,839
Posted By Melrna
Re: Electronic Auto Bilge Switches, yay or nay?

I had two just failed. Both less than one year old. :mad:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,358
Posted By Melrna
Re: Arthur

Here at Northwest Creek Marina, just down from downtown New Bern. Good hidey hole. We plan on being on the boat tonight unless it turns further west.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,358
Posted By Melrna
Re: Arthur

Report from New Bern, NC. 90% of the boats are fully prepared here in my marina including mine, "Moondnace"! Weather guru's here say 50 knots winds and 3-5" of rain. Easy Peasy for a Florida gal!....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,972
Posted By Melrna
Re: Full Time Cruisers

Take your time and enjoy every sunrise and sunset. Cheer each day, learn something each day, and love each day.
6 months and counting for us.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Melrna
Re: interior wood for new Catalina

Call Catalina direct.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Melrna
Re: Deck cleaner/wax

The "Works" Cheap and works great especially on stains.
The Works Cleaner Disinfectant, 28 fl oz - Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Works-Disinfectant-Toilet-Bowl-Cleaner-28-fl-oz/15570946)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 15,588
Posted By Melrna
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

We just finished a 3 day passage from GA to NC all offshore. We saw a little of everything in the wind ( light, on the nose, on the stern and 30+), no seas to big seas and lots of traffic. We sailed...
Forum: Diesel 04-03-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,101
Posted By Melrna
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 10,906
Posted By Melrna
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

After 4 pages I guess I should chime in here a little. First it took me 5 years to decide on my cruising boat within my budget. I had a long list of must haves on the boat. In the end, when I was...
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