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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By sailtobike
Re: Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

Wow, I can't believe someone else had the same main sheet traveler car failure as we did on Saturday. I wonder if Harken knows their main sheet traveler cars have trouble with the full force of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By sailtobike
Re: Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

Thanks for all the advice guys! Truth is I feel pretty stupid for the uncontrolled gybe that blew her out in the first place. I had just done a chicken gybe and thought I was pretty smart. But then,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By sailtobike
Blown main sheet traveler car- need advice ASAP

Hi All,

We had a great day sailing on the Chesapeake today. The winds were 20's gusting to 30's. We saw 9 knots on our boat speed downwind for the first time. Unfortunately, the good time was not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,767
Posted By sailtobike
Re: marina etiquette question

We always tip a couple of dollars. Typically we find the marina to be staffed by teenagers, who really appreciate it. There was a really cute kid at Mears Yacht Haven at Oxford on Labor Day weekend....
Forum: SailNet FAQ   06-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,096
Posted By sailtobike
Solar panel charge controller

I agree the powerfilm solar panel was expensive...but it only weighs a couple pounds and sits on top of the bimini out of the way. It has super nice and easy connectors and accessories. I can take...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   06-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,096
Posted By sailtobike
Solar panel charge controller

Thanks for all your replies. Our First 305 is a racer cruiser with minimal amp hr usage as we only take off for a weekend. We pretty must just use the chart plotter, VHF, knot meter, fresh water...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   06-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,096
Posted By sailtobike
Solar Charge Controller and Battery Hookup

Hi All,

We just purchased a powerfilm 21 W panel with a 4.5 amp Morningstar charge controller to charge our batteries on our Beneteau First 305. We have two group 31 AGM batteries ( 105 amp hr...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 13,466
Posted By sailtobike
Absolutely!

I learned to sail in Oklahoma where the winds were always screaming. Rarely a bad wind day. The I moved to the Cheasapeake and discovered sailing in low to dead wind days. So what does one do on...
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