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Forum: Electrical Systems   06-11-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 26,676
Posted By wouldrathersail
Re: Wiring & Installing A Battery Monitor

Thanks Brad, yes that's how I understand it should be run, however our boat is not set up that way with a common ground. We have 3 banks - two 8D starts - one for each engine, and a 660 Ah house...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By wouldrathersail
Re: Best per $ solar panel suppliers?

I used Solar Cell, Solar Panel, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Charge Controller, Solar Trackers (http://www.solarblvd.com/), the Sharps I purchased were actually manufactured in Tennesee. Freight...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-10-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 26,676
Posted By wouldrathersail
Re: Wiring & Installing A Battery Monitor

Thanks Maine Sail! The LP was bought last year when I did our solar panel install, I'm just now getting around to installing it. The CAT-5 cabling is free for me (decommed stuff from work), the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-08-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 26,676
Posted By wouldrathersail
Re: Wiring & Installing A Battery Monitor

thanks Mainesail, great writeup! I know this is an older thread, but......I'm in the process of a LinkPro install, and am making my own wiring harnesd with cat5 cable, do you see any potential...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   11-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By wouldrathersail
Fishing poles? Nature/fish guide books? Tavern...

Fishing poles? Nature/fish guide books? Tavern puzzles are small and challenging, always a time killer for me when I was young on a boat (not a liveaboard kid though).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 5,460
Posted By wouldrathersail
Oh heck, the reason I keep getting invited to...

Oh heck, the reason I keep getting invited to sail on OPB are my husbands crew lunches :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 5,460
Posted By wouldrathersail
I have input but need to know more about the...

I have input but need to know more about the situation, is this a during sailing meal, snacks, after sail meal, and does it involve cooking or pack in/pack out?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   09-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By wouldrathersail
Annapolis area? Annapolis proper is quite...

Annapolis area? Annapolis proper is quite expensive, expand your horizons South 20 miles and you may get a deal. Eastern shore is a bargain.
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By wouldrathersail
Annapolis hybrid Marine-Thoosa (sp) electric...

Annapolis hybrid Marine-Thoosa (sp) electric engines. I can highly recommend them. Talk to Sally there.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By wouldrathersail
Google can be your friend :-)

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvdc/nvdcfaq.asp
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,538
Posted By wouldrathersail
I'm curious, I've heard from a few folks (a...

I'm curious, I've heard from a few folks (a dealer included) that utilizing 'chaps' would do more damage due to abrasion, than good to protect from UV damage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By wouldrathersail
Keep in mind shading....you'll likely only...

Keep in mind shading....you'll likely only benefit from one panel or the other depending on where your sun is during the day.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,210
Posted By wouldrathersail
I can second the Froli system. Not an...

I can second the Froli system. Not an inexpensive option, but keeps the mattress dry underneath, and adds a nice feel when sleeping on it. When we switched our our original boat mattress with a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By wouldrathersail
You may want to try CAPCA, (Chesapeake Area...

You may want to try CAPCA, (Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association) for a referral.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By wouldrathersail
The Delaware river is a nasty bit of water...

The Delaware river is a nasty bit of water sometimes, currents winds and shallow water make for a short chop, esp. As you get more north. I'm not sure where riverside is, but have you considered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,680
Posted By wouldrathersail
They're convenient to use in a pinch, and as...

They're convenient to use in a pinch, and as started, use safety precautions. Here in MD the canisters are expensive and difficult to find.
Forum: Living Aboard   05-02-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,565
Posted By wouldrathersail
As stated above the answer will depend on what is...

As stated above the answer will depend on what is most important to you, close commute to work, access to the bay, Marina amenities (or is anchoring an option), price, etc....there are a LOT of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,446
Posted By wouldrathersail
Propane Stove - Dickenson or Force 10?

Dickenson looks they're relatively new to the propane stove market, but has a pretty good reputation for their cabin heaters. Force 10 has been around for a while, but I've read here a few of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By wouldrathersail
Yet another Solar installation thread - comments/advice requested on install specs.

Hello folks,

I've been lurking and reading for a bit now, seems like there are some very knowledgeable folks here, so I'd like to run some install specs and see if anyone has any comments. I also...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-05-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,571
Posted By wouldrathersail
Re: Hot water

Interested to hear any input on this, as this is what we're planning to do...
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