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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By RichH
Re: RIB Repairs

5200 will eventually peel due to migration of molding enhancement chemicals (goo) from the substrate to the surface, especially with PVC.

After 'softening' the surface with MEK try these 2-part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: RIB Repairs

I have used quick cure 5200 to do repairs on a hypalon dinghy and it was wonderful. I guess the slow cure stuff would be fine too if you can let it sit for several days to get a good set before you...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-19-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,271
Posted By oldfurr
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I ( obviously ) occasionally go off half-cocked & 1/4 baked. I realize moderation is a challenge even if I have no real grasp of it and my putting my ignorant oar in was not helpful and I regret...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By travlineasy
Free books...

I stumbled across a link that provided me with lots of neat books to read, many about sailing. They can be downloaded in several formats, which makes it nice for those that Kindles and other...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-11-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 2,152
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Charging Woes

PWM is fine, if it is a good quality controller and the TS45 is a great PWM controller, but won't maximize your potential solar gains. MPPT is more expensive so generally you are wise to put your...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: New marine air conditioning

We have an approx 8k Mase generator (having brain spasm on exact size), which will run all three air con units aboard at once. If someone tries to run a hair dryer simultaneously, a breaker will...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: New marine air conditioning

As a practical matter, running an air conditioner for heat or cooling off an inverter/battery bank is impossible absent a battery bank large enough to power a submarine. In our case, we have a Panda...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,466
Posted By bljones
Re: Generator

Dock Six Chronicles: New Boat, New Gear, New Reviews, Part One. (http://docksixchronicles.blogspot.ca/2014/07/new-boat-new-gear-new-reviews-part-one.html)
Forum: Electronics   02-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4,428
Posted By Maine Sail
iPad Charging - 12V vs. Inverter

The other morning I woke up to a dead iPad battery. I had to do some tax work for the business so I decided I might as well use the opportunity to connect my iPad Air to the Pentametric Battery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,378
Posted By outbound
Re: Sleeping preference?

You only need to unsnap the ones near the boards edges. For the forward queen a non issue as the whole thing lifts on hydraulic cylinders. For the aft quarter berth just don't snap together where the...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-20-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Apologize about sn down time

Just out of curiosity, why was the change made and why was it done without consulting the members?

Looks like a left wing conspiracy to me. ;)
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-20-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By blt2ski
Re: Apologize about sn down time

uh oh.........you sure you want to put it that way! She is WAY better looking than the BEST looking male moderator! that would be fuzzy by the way!
Forum: Oceania   05-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,548
Posted By arvicola-amphibius
Re: Tasmania - She even has a Wombat Cove!

I have spent the last two summers aboard in Tassie and plan on more. Warmer waters there may be, but I reckon Tassie has got all that an older cruising yachty needs. Short passage times between...
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