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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

As long as you get a good mppt controller, the 100w panel Renogy makes should be able to both recharge and keep them topped up. I bought the Genasun gv-10, which I believe is rated up to 140 watts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Indy Canvas Charleston, SC Unprofessional Unresponsive

I had a very similar experience with Indy Canvas, but I lived in Charleston at the time. I knew another boat (Swan 56) and he did really good work outfitting that with two dodgers and a bimini, so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,618
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Hi everyone

He posted this just a few days ago on Facebook, so at least his sense of humor is intact!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Irunbird
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

Most of the autopilots racers use when singlehanding allow you to sail to an apparent wind angle that allows some safety while sleeping. The wind does shift around, and when you throw in a mix of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Can bleach damage FRP

Not terribly bad on FRP, but it will corrode metals (eg. keelbolts). You can dilute it out and it will still kill mold/fungus, but I'd limit the extent you expose anything metal to bleach solutions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Henri Lloyd Ocean Explorer Jacket Sizing

I have that same model of jacket/bibs (1 year old now) and they are sized like the guys above say- a bit big to accommodate a couple of layers underneath.

Ray
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 8,374
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

What he means is that it all depends. It depends on the kind of sailor you are. You could probably sail anywhere on any boat (and as you point out, people have), but what you do with it and in what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Irunbird
Re: cam cleat removal

There are several methods used (including screw extractors, assuming you can gain no purchase on whatever is left of the screw shank), but what has worked for me for the vast majority of those is to...
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