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Search: Posts Made By: copacabana
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 201
Views: 14,011
Posted By copacabana
Re: My newest project

Bob, another beautiful boat! Congratulations!! I'm curious about the same owner building 4 of them though. What's he going to do with the other 3? (I'll take one off his hands!!)
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By copacabana
Re: Yanmar GM30 Hard to start

My 3GM30 with 2,500 hours starts cold in a few seconds in idle RPM in hot or cold weather (winter here can get fresh, but hardly cold- maybe 15 degrees celcius). I've never had to to give it throttle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 5,056
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

I thought I'd post a short update on my new fridge and energy consumption. I installed the new Engel fridge, but haven't yet installed the new solar panels and battery. I'm still using the two 45w...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By copacabana
Re: simple battery math, and charging

But wouldn't you fry anything running off the batteries if you switched to 24v to charge?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By copacabana
Re: Do I need a voltage regulator for my new Engel fridge?

Thanks for the replies. I have a solar controller, so I don't think there will be any high voltage coming from the panels. I'll contact Engel, but I wanted to hear from other owners first as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By copacabana
Do I need a voltage regulator for my new Engel fridge?

I am about to install my new Engel fridge (MB40 drop-in model) and I came across something in the manual that left me a bit confused. They say to connect the fridge directly to the battery (with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By copacabana
Re: Interior upholstery - need inspiration

If you have a lot of wood inside and want to brighten up the interior, a pale colour for upholstry can be nice. My boat is done in a cream colour that offsets the light wood nicely. The only thing is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,821
Posted By copacabana
Re: Port suggestions? Where would you keep a boat; anywhere in the world?

Brazil. No tropical storm season, year-round sailing, beautiful coastline, great food, nice people... and did I mention the girls? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 1,954
Posted By copacabana
Re: Refrigerator Box Design

Tom, if the budget allows, you might want to look at the Engel drop-in 40qt fridge-freezers (they go for about 900 bucks).

Engel MB40 Drop-In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,119
Posted By copacabana
Re: Steering cable replacement, SS, hi-tech line or what?

Paul, it shouldn't cost very much to make a new pair of cables. I just did mine for under 100 bucks. Take off the old ones and bring them to a rigging shop. Mine were crimped at one end (the end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By copacabana
Re: Whole lotta shakin' goin' on revisted, Part 6

Thanks for the update Skip!



Siamese, why comment?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By copacabana
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

Thanks Mitiempo. I figure I can go 2 days without charging, but I think with the 400w of solar, even on cloudy days I'll be getting some juice from the panels stretching it to perhaps 3 days. Ideally...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By copacabana
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

I know!! It's not an option right now as I can't get 6v golf cart batteries here for reasonable price. The Trojan 6v 220a batteries are about USD500 each here! :eek: Besides, with my low amp...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By copacabana
Re: monocrystalline vs plycrystalline solar panels

Mitiempo, just a quick question as I'm also wondering about the benefits of an MPPT controller for my setup as well. I'll have about 400w solar power charging a single 220a battery. My consumption...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,056
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Newhaul, If I'm reading the chart correctly, in a 30c environment and running the fridge as a reefer (setting 1, just above freezing) it uses 1 amp/hour and runs 34% of the time. Wouldn't that be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,056
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Ron, the Engel fridges have a loyal following who rave about their low power consumption and reliability. That's why I ended up buying one and not building a box and installing a cooling unit. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,056
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Thanks Mbianka. I've just bought the Engel MB40 and I hope to see the same results when I get my new panels installed. My current setup (2 x 45w) covers my current needs, but the new fridge will need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,056
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Mbianka, I can't find the Renogy panels here in Brazil, but if I could they would be my first choice. Any idea how many amps per day your Engel fridges use? Which models do you have?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,056
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Just a quick update! I'm getting ready to fly to Montreal for xmas and to pick up my Engel drop-in fridge. I still haven't decided on which solar panels to go with. I have found some cheaper 150w...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By copacabana
Re: LD light strips

Mine are going on 3 years and still working like a charm. I believe the technology improves very quickly- the latest ones I installed seem much better than the first ones I bought 3 years ago. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-08-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,420
Posted By copacabana
Re: How crazy would I be to...

Can't you bring a battery to the boat to start the engine? Bring a mechanic to evaluate the engine when you do. The Yanmar 2gm is an 18hp engine and should be enough for a 32ft boat, unless it's a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By copacabana
Re: What do you read thats...

This is a book I thoroughly enjoyed:

The Water in Between: A Journey at Sea: Kevin Patterson: 9780385498845: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By copacabana
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

Once a year. The old ones go into the "spares" box.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By copacabana
Re: Teak Deck and Wood Work

Welcome to Sailnet Victor! BTW, congrats on the nice boat! My Vindö underwent a complete transformation in which the decks and cabintop were replaced with divinycell sandwich construction laminated...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 1,871
Views: 196,744
Posted By copacabana
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon, from the very narrow stern it looks like an IOR design. Is that the case? It's certainly a nice-looking boat and it seems to have served you very well.
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