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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By Mark F
Re: Installing an electric motor

It will be interesting to see how the used market progresses. There are people buying wrecked Leafs, etc and using the components for ev conversions. You can get a lot of hardware relatively cheaply....
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How to charge a SEALED lead acid battery?

I had a similar desire to keep a motorcycle battery charged. It is stored in a shed away from power, so I researched solar panels and charge controllers. They were fairly readily available.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,453
Posted By travlineasy
Always take a camera...

While cruising, there are so many things in nature that you just don't anticipate. That's why I always carry a couple cameras. Some events are so fast you never get an opportunity to take that once...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,420
Posted By deniseO30
Re: My Boat Deal Offer Fell Through

how much you looking to spend? Like I mentioned, there's a E32 at my club, and a Endeavor 32 and my O30 is up
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,729
Posted By peterconway
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

I agree your concerns are valid. But doesn't the abrasion cause the same risk for paint?
Forum: Chartering   12-01-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 7,684
Posted By Cwhit767
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

No, you're right, I don't. And your advice is sound.

Thanks for all the help gents. I've emailed a few of the companies to find out more, but I like the idea of at least having a captain check...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,307
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Battery Charging question

While I am not clear on how your OFF-DC-BOTH switch works, I would be concerned that since you have been running the engine with the switch in OFF, there's a chance you have fried the diodes in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,542
Posted By UnionPacific
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

expect them to say no, and base your choice on that.
Did you ever get a quote from the tractor shop for a rebuild?
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By Don0190
Re: House Battery Talk

I have golf cart type batteries and only check the water every couple of months, but if you really don't want to check the water the AGMs are the way to go.

But before you do anything you should...
Forum: Diesel   05-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By josrulz
Two questions about new fuel tank install

Hello,
I'm installing a new aluminum fuel tank in our 1984 Sabre 34.

First, should I paint the tank? The old tank was painted, but I'm under the impression that this should not be necessary....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By TQA
Tohatsu 18hp tale of woe

Well I was zipping across Falmouth harbor in Antigua when my two year old Tohatsu 18hp 2 stroke started sounding very unhappy and slowed down.

I throttled back and it clonked on for a moment or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 15,885
Posted By Nostrodamus
What stops Americans cruising the world?

Each year a huge number of Europeans cross to the dark side by sailing the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
We left our home country (UK) three years ago and have been cruising Europe spending our time...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Refrigerator off main breaker?

You should have a main breaker that feeds all the sub breakers, for which one could be dedicated to the fridge. Everything else should go through other sub breakers, so that anything can be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 184,271
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Like I said, even if I'm totally wrong about RD, and his accouting of the story is 100% factual, this is all I need to know to walk away from this situation:



If that's not enough, the "Day 1"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2013
Replies: 374
Views: 152,428
Posted By WesAllen
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Maine Sail, I received your Tape and used it on my windows that have been leaking for 4+ years. THANK YOU it really worked. They haven't leaked in 2 months so far. Everything else will be rebedded...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-25-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Using 12V while on shore power

Use all the 12v stuff you want. Usually a smart charger will just kick up its output to accommodate the extra load. This will happen until you exceed the capacity of the charger, after which the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,645
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: My Horror Story

I hate to break this to you, but SeaTow is insurance! It's towing insurance. You've already abandoned your principles, so why don't you do the right thing, and pick up some cheap liability insurance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,645
Posted By TakeFive
Re: My Horror Story

Your ordeal proves that you have a lot to learn about sailing. I wish you well, but until you learn a lot more (and buy some liability insurance), please stay far away from others' nice boats.

On...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 8,297
Posted By sailak
Re: Heating Your Boat

Both of my boats have had Espar forced-air diesel heaters. They work well. Convienient in that you just turn them on and adjust output with a thermostat. For me a downside is that they are forced...
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