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Search: Posts Made By: petertribo
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By petertribo
Re: 30 Watt Solar Panel Output

Thanks for all the replies.



I recently bought a new Group 24, 650A, 12 volt marine deep discharge battery. I also bought a Genasun GV-4 controller. The only electrical draw on the battery is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By petertribo
30 Watt Solar Panel Output

I have a 30 watt solar panel which is twenty years old, I suspect it is somewhat degraded in terms of output. What should be the expected output in volts in full sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere?...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 06-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By petertribo
Re: High Battery Reading 15.7

Thanks for all the info.

It is a 12 volt, flooded deep cycle battery. From the posts, I see the problem.

I will replace the battery. So, for a Group 24, flooded, deep cycle battery using a 30...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 06-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By petertribo
Re: High Battery Reading 15.7

It is a Group 24, deep cycle marine battery.

It is not a fixed solar panel. My normal practice is to set the panel up when finished sailing.
I disconnect and store it when I sail. Depending on...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 06-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By petertribo
Re: High Battery Reading 15.7

Thanks for the replies.

I checked the battery without the panel connected. I had checked the battery periodically throughout the winter and it read around 15.

Another piece of information is...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 06-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By petertribo
High Battery Reading 15.7

Hello, once again sailing in Nova Scotia after one long Winter.

I have checked my marine battery with two different voltmeters and I get a high reading of 15.7.
I checked this battery throughout...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By petertribo
February Miami-Tortola Sail---Wind/Weather?

Could someone tell me in general terms what the Wind/Weather would be like on a sail in February from Miami to Tortola? The recent experience of Be Good Too makes me a bit more cautious about a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By petertribo
Re: Walker Bay-Beware

In my jurisdiction, we have a Small Claims Court where you can claim up to $25000. I have used it twice and was both times successful. If you have this option it is a good lever to use. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By petertribo
Re: Thread Thread: Trimaran Trampolines and UV Resistant Thread

Thanks for the comments.

I called a North Sails loft this morning. I asked about Tenara and they had never heard of it. They say they use a product Hemingway & Bartlett Dabond 2000 UVR Polyester ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By petertribo
Repair Possible For Furling Jib Torn At Sacrificial Panel?

I have a furling jib which is torn at the inside edge of the sacrificial panel on the leech. This is the second sacrificial panel. The sail has estimated 10,000 miles on it of medium usage. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By petertribo
Thread Thread: Trimaran Trampolines and UV Resistant Thread

I sail an Elan 7.7 folding trimaran which is twelve years old. It has trampolines which are used for moving about the boat. Their integrity is important for safety reasons. The tramps are not easy to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By petertribo
Cargo Ship To Use Its Own Hull To Sail

World's most 'eco-friendly' cargo ship to use its own hull to sail : TreeHugger (http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/innovative-mega-ship-uses-its-own-hull-sail-faster-cut-fuel-use.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By petertribo
david and GOLIATH Collision

You wanna pick your collision partner a little more carefully. With officers like that, makes one think twice about joining the Royal Navy. Should be quite a humorous trial:

"Most sailors would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By petertribo
Slow Boat From China Makes A Comeback

"A combination of the recession and growing awareness in the shipping industry about climate change emissions encouraged many ship owners to adopt "slow steaming" to save fuel two years ago. This...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,882
Posted By petertribo
Nigel McCarthy is the President and CEO of Class...

Nigel McCarthy is the President and CEO of Class Afloat. In this article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald today, he indicated this private school might be seeking public support and money. I found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,882
Posted By petertribo
This story from the Globe and Mail questions the...

This story from the Globe and Mail questions the microburst theory of the Concordia sinking (my bold):

"Why did Concordia, a modern, recently-inspected vessel, sink? Worse, why did it sink so fast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,882
Posted By petertribo
From the NYT story on the sinking of the Pride Of...

From the NYT story on the sinking of the Pride Of Baltimore:

"It also faulted the vessel's designer for failing to build modern safety design features that would have made the ship more resistant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,882
Posted By petertribo
This ship was based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia,...

This ship was based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada where the onshore classes were held. It should be noted that Lunenburg is also home to the Picton Castle on which a a tragic death occurred in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,483
Posted By petertribo
A bit more on this subject. I found this...

A bit more on this subject.

I found this post at trailersailor.com as regards manual v auto for towing. It indicates that the major problem is that you cannot cool a manual transmission:

"I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,483
Posted By petertribo
Thanks for all the replies. I should mention...

Thanks for all the replies.

I should mention that I launch on a tidal ramp, that is the water level can range from 0' to 6' depending on time of the month.

sailortjk1 asked:

"How do you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,483
Posted By petertribo
Minimum Vehicle To Retrieve/Launch A 2600# Boat On A Trailer

I have read some of the threads on this subject at SAILNET but did not see my specific question addressed.

I own a 26' Trimaran weighing about 2600 pounds. The trailer weighs about 700 pounds. So,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By petertribo
OSTAR Flotsam

This story raises the age old question of whether sailing races are run responsibly. Do sailors have a duty to ensure the garbage they leave behind is not a danger or concern to others? The container...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By petertribo
Great Sailing Materials At Public Internet Archives

Just found this site yesterday while looking for Public Domain Whale Sounds. Lots of great video, audio, print and other material at the Public Archives at:

Internet Archive Search: sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By petertribo
IDEC Thirty Meters Not Feet

The original story at

French Guy Francis Joyon Involved in Time Warp Speed Travel « MARINE BLAST Sailing videos...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By petertribo
Video: 30' Tri IDEC Fastest World Solo, 57 days

Yes indeed what a remarkable achievement. French sailor Francis Joyon broke the previous solo record by FOURTEEN DAYS! Blew it away! Interesting that only one crewed boat has done it faster than him....
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