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Forum: Electrical Systems   08-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Charge Controller/Voltage Reg

Balmar or Mark Grasser..

I get lots of comments on my website, from unhappy e-maax customers, for an article I did on installing a serpentine kit. This is the only article I have where the vendor...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By FarCry
Re: Charge Controller/Voltage Reg

As stated, the previous owner had the alternator and regulator on the boat when I bought it from him. He is, a, well, how to say this... A very confident man in that he appears to belief he is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,461
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Huge price drop on Standard Horizon HX851

Wow, that's a great price!

I got the Uniden model a year ago for about that price (then I bought a second one with my son to use on raceboats in Seattle). I have no regrets, because the Uniden...
Forum: Electronics   10-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Tempest
Re: How should True Wind be determined?

I came across this article: Establishing more truth in true winds (

It appears that the definitions have been a challenge to nail down for some time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dog8It
Re: Bird nests in the boom

A piece of sponge works well for me. Easy to stuff it in, easy to get it out. Plus, it is cheap and easy to replace.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,056
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: The impossible happened

With an attached lanyard and a weakened aging locking spring, a snap shackle can easily open and isn't a particularly good choice for a halyard verses a keyed shackle, e.g.
Forum: Diesel   05-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,587
Posted By BarryL
Re: How often to change impeller?


I have owned my O'day since 2006. I have changed the impeller twice and the water pump once. I inspect the impeller in the spring as part of commissioning and as long as there are no cracks...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,778
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Being ANL

The real story is that crap is NOT a true ANL, does NOT have the same trip delay and is NOT ignition protected. They are pure and utter Chinese JUNK.

I tested about 30 of them perhaps a year or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 6,986
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: DEKA vs. Lifeline AGM Batteries?

Lifeline & Odyssey are the two "premium" AGM's. Lifelines can be equalized Deka and Odyssey can not. Conditioning or equalizing charges can greatly extend the life of Lifeline AGM batteries beyond...
Forum: Beneteau   12-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By kellysails
Re: Modified strainer lid for flushing and winterizing

Damn clever missingyou! I really like it.
Forum: Beneteau   10-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By jzk
Re: First two months with Oceanis 45

Here is another annoyance, and this one is major. The icebox drains into the small refrigerator. The small refrigerator has a drain that drains to the foot pump in the galley. That galley foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 7,797
Posted By casey1999
We Killed the Pacific Ocean

GREG RAY: Ocean story resonates | Newcastle Herald (

The ocean is broken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,593
Posted By 4arch
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show Observations & Notes

Iím not as down on the mid-level production monohulls, European or otherwise, as many of the posters on this thread. Apparently neither is most of the boat buying public considering their presence at...
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