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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By georgetina
Hi I had the same problem with my Beneteau...

Hi
I had the same problem with my Beneteau first 305. I made a small (3 sq mtrs.) sail from an old jib sail and used it as a riding sail mounted on the back stay and tensioned to the toe rail. This...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 13,251
Posted By georgetina
Across five country's and 1250 miles. Takes 2...

Across five country's and 1250 miles. Takes 2 days to drive there. Good job I am retired and can spend 2 or 3 months on board at a time. (Would spend longer but SWMBO gets a little home sick !!)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,868
Posted By georgetina
I have used one of these batteries, a 26 amp/hr,...

I have used one of these batteries, a 26 amp/hr, for the last 3 years to start my Yanmar 2GM20. It has the ability to provide the high current for starting and since it holds its charge over long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,736
Posted By georgetina
Hi I have been using a mini-itx on my yacht for...

Hi
I have been using a mini-itx on my yacht for 3years both for navigation and entertainment. The measured current draw from my battery including a 12 volt monitor that also works directly form 12...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-23-2007
Replies: 3,397
Views: 846,860
Posted By georgetina
Crusing area

Adriatic - Italy, Croatia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By georgetina
Hi Jimthom Currently using the 600Mhz processor...

Hi Jimthom
Currently using the 600Mhz processor as,when I built the computer 2 or 3 years ago this was the "best" motherboard available. (Fanless, Low power, graphics capable of playing dvd etc). I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By georgetina
Sailingdog - 12Volt "Vibrant" monitor was...

Sailingdog -
12Volt "Vibrant" monitor was purchased in UK from Trident. I believe they were designed as point of sale terminals as it is possible to get a touch screen version. I have aslo seen a 14...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By georgetina
Hi I use a computer built with a mini-itx...

Hi
I use a computer built with a mini-itx mother board. Size is about the same as the box containing Windows XP. Runs directly from 12 volts, does not require a fan as power consumption is about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 12,320
Posted By georgetina
Sea lock

Entered the Cardiff (UK) sea lock with a strong following wind and failed to get the stern warp on. Bow warp secured so I just went sideways across the lock. The lock was 30 feet wide and the yacht...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 5,969
Posted By georgetina
Red face 62 days first time (but took some risks!!)

62 days first time (but took some risks!!)
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-12-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By georgetina
Well it's the way I did it. Self taught on a 30`...

Well it's the way I did it. Self taught on a 30` Beneteau in the English Bristol channel (40` spring tide and 6 knots). First sailing yacht at age 58 having had small power boats for 30+ years. Took...
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