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Search: Posts Made By: k7el
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By k7el
Re: Leaking keel bolts

There was a fairly recent thread on this issue on Catalinas. At some point - maybe 1987, Catalina stopped using the plywood in the keel stub so you may be OK there. Catalina has a factory sketch on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By k7el
Re: Can bleach damage FRP

It's not advisable to leave any stainless steel in contact with bleach for extended times. It's OK to use bleach for cleaning SS, but it needs to be rinsed off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By k7el
Re: electrical

So a 5000 VA encapsulated transformer is about 120 pounds - less than I thought. I'd advise getting copper windings instead of aluminum. A 7500 VA unit weighs about 133 pounds.

Losses at full...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By k7el
Re: electrical

An isolation transformer is the best practice - nearly all commercial vessels use them. For a steel hull, I'd seriously consider the transformer. But in addition to the cost, you need to consider...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By k7el
Re: Anacortes Charter Company to list boat with

Seems like Blaine could get a little shallow. San Juan Sailing is a well-run company - they seem to always have their charter boats ready to go and generally ship-shape. We had a couple of...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By k7el
Re: Anacortes Charter Company to list boat with

I've chartered once (last year) with Anacortes Yacht Charters - they were OK, but not quite as on top of their game as San Juan Sailing out of Bellingham at least in my limited experience. But if I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By k7el
Re: Refrigeration or AC groundfaults

Not sure what your question is, but I think we're basically in violent agreement. In the US, the basic electrical safety standard (NFPA 70E) cuts off at 50 V. Below that, shocks may be felt, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By k7el
Re: Refrigeration or AC groundfaults

I can't find the article but they may be referring to issues with nuisance tripping on motor starting. These are not actual faults, but the GFCI unit is extremely sensitive and the large starting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,326
Posted By k7el
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

My only qualification to respond is that I'll be retiring in a few days, at 64. As has been said, this is an individual decision. A little like deciding between a used car and a new car. But time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By k7el
Re: Merry Christmas to all

Best Wishes to everyone. I'm retiring and looking forward to spending more time on Sailnet in 2015 as I continue to look for a good old boat to waste my time on in retirement!

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By k7el
Re: Where Do Marine Electronics Companies Get GPS

I don't know the answer, but the entire GPS receiver is available on a single integrated circuit, so it seems very probable that Garmin, etc are using one of these chips, and supplementing it with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By k7el
Re: Inverter/charger ????

I spent a week on sailboat with a guy using a CPAP. He used a small dedicated inverter that plugged into a 12V receptacle. Actually he used two inverters, because the first one started smoking and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By k7el
Re: Bonaire and Curacao: No Coast Guard Patrols by Sea

So, the Dutch Coast Guard UNION made this decision in the absence of any action from the government? Pretty interesting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By k7el
Re: Safe clearance from overhead high V lines?

As has been mentioned, there are a lot of variables including line voltage, temperature, conductor loading, etc. But in the US, power lines crossing navigable waters where sailboats are permitted...
Forum: Chartering 11-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By k7el
Re: San Juan Islands May 2015

I've done charters with both San Juan Sailing and Anacortes Yacht Charters. Both are good. SJS has more sailboats and the boats are more consistently equipped with their required gear. Anacortes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,778
Posted By k7el
Re: 50 Best Cities for Boating

Astoria, OR? It blows a gale in the marina pretty much every day. Docking is an adventure. And no Port Townsend, WA? Whatever.

The list looks like click bait to me.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-06-2014
Replies: 3,360
Views: 734,453
Posted By k7el
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

For now, Corvallis, OR. Next spring we will be moving to Port Angeles, WA
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