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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By btrayfors
Re: s/v Seaquel Rescue.

Following is from Sally aboard Seaquel, anchored this morning off Boqueron PR. It explains the emergency and the head injury, as well as the trip to PR afterwards.

Dear Friends,
The short...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By btrayfors
Re: How to removing ammeter

Yeah, you can. But why not take the opportunity to renew the cable and make sure it's the proper size to get the most out of your charging setup?

Forum: Electrical Systems   03-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By btrayfors
Re: How to charge a SEALED lead acid battery?

Yes, there are small solar controllers which would do the trick for you. They can be set for type of battery.

Genasun makes a line of such products...they are popular and well made. The little...
Forum: Electronics   03-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Lookin' for a new HANDHELD VHF

The new STANDARD HORIZON HX870 Floating Handheld VHF Radio with GPS looks great.

Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,675
Posted By btrayfors
Re: "Callaloo" adrift, no rescue, Jan 4th

There's a Leopard 39 cat of the same name which charters out of the BVI. From their website,

"Based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, “Callaloo” is a 3 cabin/2 head owners version of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 5,776
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Vhf/ham

What you bought is a dual-band VHF/UHF radio which is capable of receiving and transmitting on several VHF and UHF bands, including the ham bands (144-148mHz and 440mHz) and the marine band...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,530
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

If you're going to play an electrical Sherlock Holmes then you need a proper magnifying glass.

You should have -- ALL boats should have -- an AC/DC clamp-on ammeter. Decent ones are cheap these...
Forum: Electronics   07-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By btrayfors
Re: SSB Antenna wire


Use GTO-15 wire between the tuner and the backstay. This is high-tension, single conductor wire....essentially neon light wire.

At the backstay, one good and easy way is to use stainless...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-25-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Using 12V while on shore power

Use all the 12v stuff you want. Usually a smart charger will just kick up its output to accommodate the extra load. This will happen until you exceed the capacity of the charger, after which the...
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