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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,645
Posted By foggysail
Re: copper free bottom paint recommendations

Yeah! Tin based if you can get it!:p
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,088
Posted By foggysail
Re: Squirrel Karma

Years ago I got tired to those #$%^ pests! They fattened themselves with my bird food and made a mess of all things around them. So I purchased a Have-a-Heart trap and started catching the little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,696
Posted By foggysail
Re: Runaway diesel

Years ago I had a run away in my Hunter 30 powered with a 12HP Yanmar better suited for rice patties. I over filled the crankcase. Started the engine, things seemed fine and then it started to race...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By foggysail
Re: Refrigerator

As others have warned, an extended power shutdown will result in spoilage if powered by AC or battery discharge if power by DC.............SOMETIMES!

I have a Summit apartment size fridge on our...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By foggysail
Re: How much solar panel(s)?

Yeah, I believe you are right on with your estimate for a MPPT although I can't help running numbers in my mind. I have my 2 new 145 watt DM poly panels from Amazon (320 delivered) installed, today...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-11-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

GEEZ, I don't know what the heck I was thinking! Did this exercise late at night but thats a poor excuse. I scaled the 75mv for 30 amperes completely ignoring that the voltage drop of 75 mv depends...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-10-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Getting close! Tomorrow I should have my system up! I mentioned earlier that I purchased the Prostar 30 without the pricey meter. I just finished building a meter assembly that I stuffed into a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Noelex---

Sometimes you guys remind me of WIFEY!!!! WHAT DID YOU DO THAT FOR?????????

Yes, I did think about the 30 ampere unit, ruled it out because the cost was doubled at least where I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

I just ordered Prostar 15. More later--

Foggy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-24-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

OK, a good suggestion! I do have a concern although it is more so related to specs-. The Prostar 15 might be border line with panels rated at 8 amperes or so maximum. But then again most of the time...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-24-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Come on now guys--- there are two things happening here. First was the discussions on risk where I believe the largest risk is with the panels, not the batteries IF THEY ARE WATCHED.

The second...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-24-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Cruisingdad (Brian)--

I know enough about these panels now to be dangerous........that even scares me! Now back to the 21vdc. I understand that the panels are current sources so the voltage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-23-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Is this the right thread to ask what others are doing for controllers? I purchased a junk so called MPPT controller from China that I am now attempting to sent back...more on that later. My options...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-22-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Killarney--

This stuff is all relatively new to me so I am no expert. I understood that a mono panel is far more sensitive to shadows than a poly. Am I mistaken?

Foggy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-18-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Bene---

My mind wandered for a moment and I started to think of gallons of amperes:)

Foggy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

:D:D Brian--- no boom on this 40' Silverton with twin Crusaders!

Yes, from what I now learn the MPPT controller is described elsewhere as a POS. I will monitor the output carefully although as I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Well, that is nice to know! I hope it is not just a switch inside this surprise box. If you found junk in a similar product, most likely what is being delivered will also be junk. Even if wired...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Brian--

WHAT A GREAT POST, GOOD JOB! Yes solar is expensive although quickly becoming more affordable. It was doing GREAT before the GREAT ONE imposed a tariff on China which I do not agree with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

OK, first thanks for your reply. The so called MPPT that I purchased is found at:

www .ebay.com/itm/180890446908?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Not sure if posting URLs...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Dave--- if you're happy with it, I am happy with it
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Dave--

And on cool/cold days it will provide warmth!:D
I am stunned! 350watts at 12vdc requires 29 AMPERES! Does that seem logical? Are we interpreting Apple's specification correctly? Yes, the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

I want to go back to that prior post on Apple's computer power. WOW! I am typing on an old IBM T40 powered with an AC adapter rated at 16volts with maximum output of 4.5 amperes for a total of 72...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-15-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

Wifey and I just finished about 10 days on a mix of anchor and mooring. I have a 7.5kw Kohler generator capable of satisfying any reasonable energy demand that arises. There are costss. First is gas...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-15-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 14,586
Posted By foggysail
Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine

There are two things I am hung up with, first is where to begin and second is where these figures come from.

A computer using over 300 watts????? Really???? Is someone using a workstation instead...
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