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Search: Posts Made By: jkzdad
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By jkzdad
thru hull bonding

thru hull bonding on fiberglass boats……..yes or no
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-13-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By jkzdad
anchor swivels

Just installing a new Rochna #33 with 200ft of 3/8 chain on my Beneteau 46. I am interested in any feedback on using a swivel attached to the shank of the anchor vs. a large shackle. Any Feedback...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-10-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By jkzdad
Ditch bag

Any good ideas on thoughtful ingredients to build a good ditch bag for offshore / coastal cruising? thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By jkzdad
Beneteau Quick Windlass problem

The Quick "drum" windlass on my 08 Beneteau 46 stop working. The breaker switch went to the tripped position and when engine is running the breaker switch cannot be moved to the "up" position. the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By jkzdad
Charge Controller and batteries for solar panel

I am installing 4 new Kyocera 140kw panels on my 46" Beneteau. Going with either a Outback or Morningstar 60amp controller. Looking for tips on installation. Do I need breakers and where do they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By jkzdad
Re: New Solar panels

Thanks for that input. I just spoke with Outback about their charge control system. I will be using 4 house batteries and 1 engine start battery and they are suggesting a separate charging system...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By jkzdad
Re: New Solar panels

Sea Hunter, what is the importance with MPPT on the charge controller? Company selling me the panels telling me MPPT is an overkill and not really needed for this type os system. thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By jkzdad
Re: New Solar panels

thank you for the help. I am convinced that flooded batteries will be best to stay with.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By jkzdad
New Solar panels

I am getting ready to mount 4 Kyocera 140W panels above my bimini. Any suggestions on a compatible charge controller to work with this system? Also wondering whether to stay with wet cell batteries...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By jkzdad
selling a sailboat

what is the average percentage of the sales price which goes to the yacht brokers involved in the sale. Boat price approx. $300,000.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By jkzdad
Killarney Sailor thanks for your input. Our...

Killarney Sailor thanks for your input. Our initial plan is to sail down to Mexico and keep the boat there 1 to 2 years and then depending on circumstances potentially go through the canal to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By jkzdad
Yes the boat has an amp meter. I tried to...

Yes the boat has an amp meter. I tried to isolate each potential draw on the system and then factor in maximum usage on a 24 hour day. So for instance on auto pilot if it is working hard it was 5 to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By jkzdad
Thanks for the good ideas regarding the led...

Thanks for the good ideas regarding the led lighting. Another big amp draw while cruising would be the nav system usage. I am Trying to plan for the days with the most energy draws. I think the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By jkzdad
so if I employ 4 kyocera panels above my bimini...

so if I employ 4 kyocera panels above my bimini each 135KW how do you back into what that would supply to the batteries for power on a daily basis. I would guess you would apply the amount of KW in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By jkzdad
wow thanks for that insight

wow thanks for that insight
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By jkzdad
you can always get a full refund of your deposit...

you can always get a full refund of your deposit if you do not like the sea trial.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By jkzdad
maximum amp hour needs

With my 46 Beneteau I am guessing most demand on electrical system is a full day of sailing using auto pilot, fridge, nav system, running lights etc. coud produce a 24 hour day that could potentially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,673
Posted By jkzdad
Solar Panel demands

Looking to add solar panels to my Beneteau 46. Anyone know what amount of amps would be sufficient to handle most electrical needs while in the tropics. No water maker or air conditioning as of yet...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-18-2012
Replies: 3,297
Views: 551,582
Posted By jkzdad
Santa Barbara to Ensenada, Mex.

Santa Barbara to Ensenada, Mex.
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