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Search: Posts Made By: jepomer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 5,016
Posted By jepomer
Getting back to the original poster's questions...

Getting back to the original poster's questions asking for experiences of those who converted...

1) Can an electric motor power a 7500 lbs boat into a strong headwind or current?

Yes, it will....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 5,016
Posted By jepomer
Are you "sailing" or "motoring"? If sailing...

Are you "sailing" or "motoring"?

If sailing with an electric motor which is rarely used, a generator is not needed. The batteries can be topped off with solar or wind.

If motoring everywhere,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 5,016
Posted By jepomer
There are many "naysayers" who have no real...

There are many "naysayers" who have no real experience with an electric re-power conversion. Those who have made the conversion are most always very happy with the choice. The commercially available...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 08-09-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 12,619
Posted By jepomer
There are people who are technically/mechanically...

There are people who are technically/mechanically orientated and people who are not. The more someone goes out away from the shore, the more he needs to be able to depend on his technical abilities....
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 08-09-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 12,619
Posted By jepomer
Even when I can technically do things myself,...

Even when I can technically do things myself, there does come a time when I know I need to have someone else do the work for me. Sometimes it is time to do the work. Sometimes it is the tools or...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 12,619
Posted By jepomer
I enjoy working on my boat, but also enjoy...

I enjoy working on my boat, but also enjoy sailing. Fortunately, I have two sailboats - one that is ready to sail on the water and a second one that is undergoing "rehabilitation".

I can do many...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,560
Posted By jepomer
Last year we used just under 5 gallons of...

Last year we used just under 5 gallons of gasoline. This year we switched to an electric auxiliary (Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 tiller) and have not used any fuel.

Ironically, our slip is right next to...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 199
Views: 22,205
Posted By jepomer
Capri 22 and Cape Dory 25. In time we will...

Capri 22 and Cape Dory 25.
In time we will replace the Cape Dory 25 with something that has standing head room, but will wait a few more years as we enjoy the cape Dory and use the Capri as our...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 302
Views: 29,721
Posted By jepomer
1988 Capri 22 1978 Cape dory 25

1988 Capri 22
1978 Cape dory 25
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 7,377
Posted By jepomer
No space for it. Want to get away from it, too!

No space for it.
Want to get away from it, too!
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 7,573
Posted By jepomer
Since our boat is only a 22 footer, there is no...

Since our boat is only a 22 footer, there is no space for things we do when at home. Mostly we SAIL when on our boat, bring friends, enjoy a quiet time with a book...

You did forget to include...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,779
Posted By jepomer
We do not have a generator on our boat since we...

We do not have a generator on our boat since we have a slip.

We do have an RV with a generator. If we are in a campsite where others already have their generators running, we do similar. But if...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,434
Posted By jepomer
Although we are just over an hour away from our...

Although we are just over an hour away from our slip, it is not a long distance relative to our typical work commutes. But there is a glimmer of the work commute ending in a few more years with the...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 07-30-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 11,767
Posted By jepomer
Next season I move to a minority age while my...

Next season I move to a minority age while my wife basks in her youth - UNTIL the next year! I do enjoy wearing my "OLD FART" tee shirt. I don't need to make excuses anymore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,197
Posted By jepomer
Do you want to HELP beginners develop their...

Do you want to HELP beginners develop their interest in sailing? (I know it is an old thread, but worth reviewing.)

It is not easy for an interested beginner to gain knowledge about sailing. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,106
Posted By jepomer
Capri 22 (1988) with Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 tiller...

Capri 22 (1988) with Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 tiller model bought this spring during Defender's sale for $2500. Four GC2 batteries from Sam's Club for $300 mounted under the companionway step where the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,190
Posted By jepomer
sook 1 |soōk; sək| noun a female crab. ...

sook 1 |soōk; sək|
noun
a female crab.
ORIGIN 1950s: of unknown origin.

sook 2
noun informal chiefly Austral./NZ Canadian
a person lacking spirit or self-confidence; a coward.
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