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Search: Posts Made By: copacabana
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By copacabana
Re: Whole lotta shakin' goin' on revisted, Part 6

Thanks for the update Skip!



Siamese, why comment?
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By copacabana
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

Thanks Mitiempo. I figure I can go 2 days without charging, but I think with the 400w of solar, even on cloudy days I'll be getting some juice from the panels stretching it to perhaps 3 days. Ideally...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By copacabana
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

I know!! It's not an option right now as I can't get 6v golf cart batteries here for reasonable price. The Trojan 6v 220a batteries are about USD500 each here! :eek: Besides, with my low amp...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By copacabana
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

Mitiempo, just a quick question as I'm also wondering about the benefits of an MPPT controller for my setup as well. I'll have about 400w solar power charging a single 220a battery. My consumption...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,763
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Newhaul, If I'm reading the chart correctly, in a 30c environment and running the fridge as a reefer (setting 1, just above freezing) it uses 1 amp/hour and runs 34% of the time. Wouldn't that be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,763
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Ron, the Engel fridges have a loyal following who rave about their low power consumption and reliability. That's why I ended up buying one and not building a box and installing a cooling unit. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,763
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Thanks Mbianka. I've just bought the Engel MB40 and I hope to see the same results when I get my new panels installed. My current setup (2 x 45w) covers my current needs, but the new fridge will need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,763
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Mbianka, I can't find the Renogy panels here in Brazil, but if I could they would be my first choice. Any idea how many amps per day your Engel fridges use? Which models do you have?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,763
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Just a quick update! I'm getting ready to fly to Montreal for xmas and to pick up my Engel drop-in fridge. I still haven't decided on which solar panels to go with. I have found some cheaper 150w...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By copacabana
Re: LD light strips

Mine are going on 3 years and still working like a charm. I believe the technology improves very quickly- the latest ones I installed seem much better than the first ones I bought 3 years ago. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-08-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,186
Posted By copacabana
Re: How crazy would I be to...

Can't you bring a battery to the boat to start the engine? Bring a mechanic to evaluate the engine when you do. The Yanmar 2gm is an 18hp engine and should be enough for a 32ft boat, unless it's a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By copacabana
Re: What do you read thats...

This is a book I thoroughly enjoyed:

The Water in Between: A Journey at Sea: Kevin Patterson: 9780385498845: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By copacabana
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

Once a year. The old ones go into the "spares" box.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By copacabana
Re: Teak Deck and Wood Work

Welcome to Sailnet Victor! BTW, congrats on the nice boat! My Vindö underwent a complete transformation in which the decks and cabintop were replaced with divinycell sandwich construction laminated...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 141,328
Posted By copacabana
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon, from the very narrow stern it looks like an IOR design. Is that the case? It's certainly a nice-looking boat and it seems to have served you very well.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 3,608
Posted By copacabana
Re: What boat for a 10-15 year trip?

You're in Germany so I'll suggest a Vindö, Hallberg-Rassy or a Malo. When you get to Brazil on your 10-15 year-trip, you can punch me in the face! :)
Forum: Chartering 10-23-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By copacabana
Re: Indonesian Surf & Dive Charter?

If only it weren't true!! Take it from someone that had a diving business in Brazil!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By copacabana
Re: Movie Suggestion. 180 South

Great documentary!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,768
Posted By copacabana
Re: Sailing Magazines

The only one I subscribe to is Good Old Boat, which I really like for the balance of DIY articles, reviews of old boats and some practical articles on things like sail trim, how to use a traveler...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-19-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 7,247
Posted By copacabana
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Andrew, I'm in Brazil, so I can't even contemplate having a wood stove! I don't see a problem having both though. I'm sure a wood stove also requires some safe operational practices to prevent fires...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-19-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 7,247
Posted By copacabana
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

A billion people cook with querosene? Where? I'd say propane is the most-used cooking fuel world-wide. If you keep the propane installation simple (few connections where a leak can occur) and turn it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 141,328
Posted By copacabana
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Ausp, if your biggest issue is the latches, I'd say you've got a pretty good boat!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By copacabana
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By copacabana
Re: Advice on changing a cutlass bearing

I plan on removing the shaft without cutting it. I have very good access to the drive train and I don't see it being a problem. Finding a new shaft where I am, on the other hand, would be a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By copacabana
Re: Advice on changing a cutlass bearing

Thanks Caleb! I was just Reading your blog post on the cutlass bearing and started reading other posts. You have a nice boat. Your post is very helpfull indeed. I will get the things on the list as...
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