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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Propane solenoid valve hot

Product Review by Better Marine Services (

interesting article on propane systems. I asked the same question here and got some good...
Forum: Electronics   02-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 5,104
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: Announcements and Suggestions Box   12-04-2013
Replies: 169
Views: 8,624
Posted By admin1
Re: Sailnet has new owners

Added to the list. I just tried testing the image attachments and it failed. Lemme work on getting this fixed to start.
Forum: Diesel   11-16-2013
Replies: 44
  Ka lunk
Views: 3,085
Posted By zeehag
Re: Ka lunk

corrosion in 2 cylinders and dirty injectors. figgered we would have dirty injectors as per history.
working on this .. will keep posted after the tboomer from hell leaves us alone. no mas de...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,666
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: VHF AIS radios

I personally don't have much of an issue with the VHF / AIS factory made radios and don't tend to see any measurable performance differences between standard fixed mount and VHF/AIS combos. I do test...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By davidpm
Float Plan Central

Good resource

Float Plan Central - Official Site of the Float Plan (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,253
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Florida Anchoring and Mooring pilot program.

Exactly my point. You just showed the need for these things. So, using that reasoning...

Are you suggesting that every boat has a watermaker? SHould we pass a law that every boat has to have a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-23-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 48,409
Posted By Alan33412
Re: Dangers of LED navigation lights

Here's an interesting bit about USCG certification and testing. We've been fabricating purpose-built molded in, flush mount USCG certified navigation lamps for over 8 years, for powered yachts up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-17-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10,625
Posted By DRFerron
Moondance Logo

Moondance logo:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,076
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Tropical Storm SailNet Marching Up the East Coast

Dang it, Jaye! I started crying!

But my contacts needed wetting anyway.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,076
Posted By wingNwing
Re: Tropical Storm SailNet Marching Up the East Coast

I promised I'd leave out the incriminating photos ... but here's my version of the trip (the first part, anyway) The "Life Afloat" Archives: s/v Rhapsody In Blue Delivery, Part 1 (of 4): Gulf Stream...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-08-2013
Replies: 6,762
Views: 2,080,589
Posted By PCP
American sail racing...nice movie.

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Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum   07-12-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,840
Posted By ebs001
Re: Feedback and questions please...

Came across a thread today that was started 13 years ago and did not receive its first reply until April of this year. This sort of thing has happened before where you read a thread and only after...
Forum: Electronics   08-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,485
Posted By aaronwindward
Re: Warning: Updating Navionics US charts with Web Store fails

On Wednesday, they were able to create a support ticket, #4131. Two business days is a little (OK, a lot) slow for me. Nothing else has happened since. I'm not sure how long I should wait before I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-21-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 7,665
Posted By Maine Sail
With the ACR wires at 2/0 you no longer...

With the ACR wires at 2/0 you no longer technically need the fuses on each buss, if you don't want them.

These fuses are there only to protect the wire. If the wire shorted the battery fuse would...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-19-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 7,665
Posted By ctj1950

Rev A

How do I size a new alternator? Should it be based on the battery bank size.
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