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Search: Posts Made By: Magnolia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Need electrical advise

Travelineasy - yes, we do have a solar panel, well, we had the boat wired for it, but then decided not to bring the panel itself because we decided to not build a frame for it as we plan on putting a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Need electrical advise

Gladrags1 - That is what I was hoping for and what I thought. We are getting ready to be off the boat for 2 weeks here in a bit, and we need that fan to run, but not run down the battery. Otherwise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Need electrical advise

Delta-T, yes, in a slip.

But, that does lead me to a question....is 0.06 such a small trickle that I could leave my boat for a week or two, unplugged from shore power, and not drain the battery?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Need electrical advise

Thank you! I had forgotten about the tinned part, I had discussed this with someone else and they mentioned that. I've made a screen shot of your advise so I can follow it correctly. I'll probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Need electrical advise

No, we do not want a fire!

Now I have to learn how to install a fuse. Yikes!!

Can I get a fuse, and an in-line holder, and the 14 gauge wire, all at Lowe's?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Need electrical advise

The fan needs to run all of the time, 24/7....so do I still need the fuse?

Thank you so much for you help! And the chart. I'll remeasure my distance to make sure I have the correct gauge.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Need electrical advise

The fan draws .06 amp. So it looks like I should get a 16 gauge wire?

No, a 14 gauge? Because it says to calculate the length from the source to the battery and then back again to the source?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

Thanks everyone, it's been nice, hot, but nice. LOL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Magnolia
Need electrical advise

We have an Airhead Composting Toilet and we've been venting it via a solar powered vent fan, which has conked out. So, I've ordered the vent fan that came with the toilet originally, can't find...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

Bob142 - although we stayed within the markers on our trip over, I bet I looked at our depth 100 times. It was tiring. Haha
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

Thanks everyone! It's been a long day...but we are here, we didn't go around in circles or have to call TowBoatUS or the Coast Guard. I think that means we had a good day. Haha
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

dvuyzz - we've just come across Lake Barkley and we will be cruising Kentucky Lake for the summer. Can't wait!! :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Magnolia
Todays the day, we move aboard!!

I can't believe that we are finally doing it, after 1 1/2 yrs of thinking about it, selling our house, thinking about it some more, today we are moving aboard and will motor over to our marina, which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,001
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

Thank you, I did not know this. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,001
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

Thanks to everyone who has posted here. Being new at this charting, etc I really appreciate it.

Here's our deal: I do have Navionics on my old phone...can't remember the name of the phone. But, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Full Time Cruisers

Congratulations!! May your days be filled with many new and awesome experiences. Have fun!!
Forum: Provisioning 05-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Looking for galley help/ideas

Alex, yes, you are correct. I should not bother bringing my yogurt maker and try to make it in a thermos. I guess I just haven't had the nerve to do that yet. Maybe I'll get it a try.

Our boat...
Forum: Provisioning 05-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Looking for galley help/ideas

We took aboard extra stainless steel pots from the house here. The only additions we added were:

An enameled cast iron 2.5 quart French oven, like the Le Creuset, but an off brand. At only 2.5...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Almost liveaboards....less than a month!

Hi Vega1860 - I have been following your blog for over a year now. Your blog, and your video's of your sails down to Hawaii and back, and your time spent in Alaska. A dream of mine!! Thank you for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Almost liveaboards....less than a month!

Hi OffWeGo!! So glad everything is working out for you. I can't wait to finally get on the boat and say...this is our home!! I'll try to report as we go thru the summer. Have fun!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Almost liveaboards....less than a month!

sailing terrapin - That is great!! We'll have to keep up with each other and compare notes. Good luck and have fun!!! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Almost liveaboards....less than a month!

Thanks jimgo!! It has been a whirlwind for sure. And, at times, a little sad. I find, if I let myself sit and ponder about it too much, I get sellers remorse. So I try to keep slogging along. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Magnolia
Almost liveaboards....less than a month!

Well, we've been very busy. First - we've sold our house. A private sale, we signed the contract April 10th and we close on May 23rd. So, since April 10th, we have quickly been going through 35 years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,126
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

Well, we are getting ready to move onto our Columbia 8.7 which is a 28' 7" boat...so, I'm going to say that size is the smallest we could do. We are very happy in our little boat...but...I know I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,754
Posted By Magnolia
Re: Radio calls ... What not to call your boat?

I wanted to name our boat Dock Rat...but hubs wouldn't let me. He has no sense of humor apparently. :D
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