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Forum: Electrical Systems   05-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 12,325
Posted By mlibkind
Re: EchoCharge Bench Tests 02/24/11

I know it didn't matter for your test, but so that others know, you should not, according to Xantrex, use the Echo Charge with different type batteries as you did. At least that is what they say.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By mlibkind
Location of watermaker discharge

I will probably purchase a Spectra Ventura 150 watermaker for cruising, but am still working with the company to get an acceptable answer to one question. Maybe one of you has dealt with this and can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By mlibkind
Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

Fantastic. I run rivers too and it would be great for my 13' raft with 20 inch tubes. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By mlibkind
Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

What is the brand and model (if applicable) of your high pressure pump.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-16-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 66,930
Posted By mlibkind
Re: How should I tow a dinghy?

If you are going to tow your dink, then a bridle is necessary. Whether you need to use your method to go back to the transom is questionable, but it can't hurt and it sounds like it would work.

If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,872
Posted By mlibkind
Re: Dingy on davits

I've rounded Point Conception (CA) in 20 kts and 6 to 8' quartering sea with a dinghy on davits. We had no problem, but that does not mean that it is a good idea.

I'm going to install davits on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By mlibkind
Dinghy with inflatable floor

Who makes dinghies with high pressure inflatable floors?

So far the only ones I have found are: Walker Bay (looks nice but only review says it is not durable) and Zodiac (not available in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-28-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 66,930
Posted By mlibkind
Oops.

Oops. "Dinghy" not "dingy". Though I see a lot of dingy dinghies.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-28-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 66,930
Posted By mlibkind
Sailingfool, I respectively have to disagree with...

Sailingfool, I respectively have to disagree with your analysis. The D-rings are held on with adhesive patches. I'm assuming no additional sticthing. The patches will hold the most force when they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,663
Posted By mlibkind
Problem with chart books

I recently sailed from San Diego to Catalina using a chart book, which was my first time using a chart book. While I liked the idea of the chart book, it was a royal pain in the arse to use the...
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