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Search: Posts Made By: norahs arc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 12 volt refrigertation

I use a Dometic CF series Freezer/Cooler - never on shore power but have a 64 watt solar panel. (2 years old now)
Works for me, never had dead batteries or warm fridge upon returning to the boat....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By norahs arc
Re: You know it's bad when....

All you ever need to know to fix everything!
If it won't move- don't force it, get a bigger hammer.
It it is loose, tighten it up until it strips and then back it off a half turn.
Forum: Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 5,705
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Approximately how many days a year are you on your boat?

We have a 4 - 6 month sailing season here (Saint John nb ca) and when the boat goes in the water home becomes a place to do laundry and collect mail until the boat gets hauled. I have never counted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By norahs arc
Re: changing alternator in catalina 27

If your engine is an Atomic 4 like mine just get the alternator you have checked out and repaired if necessary.

AND THEN check that the wiring harness plug in the engine compartment is making a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By norahs arc
Re: solar installation schematics

"Boat owner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual" by Nigel Calder.
This book has the info you are looking for and much more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Dual-input charge controller?

Using a solar panel controller on your outboard charging system will ruin it. The outboard charging system cannot be switched on and off without damage. A controller is constantly switching on and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,874
Posted By norahs arc
Forum: Boat Reviews 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Wet boat

I am going to guess that this is a fiberglass boat with gelcoat crazing.

If that is the case the leaks are more likely to be in the deck mounted hardware fasteners or the hull to deck joint.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 9,124
Posted By norahs arc
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Improving visibility under headsail

Re raising the jib off the deck with furling - I do it with a short line and have no problem. Re window in sail - I have one on one of my jibs but it is useless. Have to go forward to see anything...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Just set sail

You will get used to the heeling. My wife was afraid at first enen on keel boats. She has come to realize that they (the keel boats) don't flip over easily and we have never come close in - lets just...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By norahs arc
Re: New member

Good to see someone older than myself still sailing and having fun (I trust ).
I have sailed a bit on Lake Superior and Ontario. Great places to sail and the fresh water is better for the heart.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By norahs arc
Re: A 29ft cruiser with offshore potential and a dinghy garage

Interesting design but why the dingy storage on a boat that can be beached?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Rudder Failures

Rudders - I have lost two, both to impact with solid objects. (ie. grounding)

That said Smack Daddy those videos are great!

Season is over for me this year so to see some great sailing like...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Mc Vay Minuet

I have never sailed one myself but have seen them sail and have spoken with some owners. IMHO it would be a good boat for your needs as expressed.
They are well built, stable and sail well. You may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By norahs arc
Red face Re: And you thought you had a bad day...

Thank God it's only power boats;)
Do you know the story behind it?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Why are hull/deck joints built the way they are?

Pearson - at least the older ones I have seen are bonded. They may have mechanical fasteners as well - I can't remember but they do have glass inside the joint.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Deck Fittings?

Re bedding deck fittings - look for a post by "mainsail" on this site. He can tell you how and what is needed and supply bedding material.
(Used his method and materials on my boat and 100%...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By norahs arc
How to identify that light

Found this handy guide to help identify lights.
(Helps sort out the UFO's from the usual lights):)

APOD: 2014 June 9 - How to Identify that Light in the Sky...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Mast shaking in gusts

Sounds to me like the mast is pumping due to lack of support in the mid sections. I have seen a mast come down on the mooring because of this - so really try to solve the problem - it can cause...
Forum: Boat Reviews 08-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Kirby 30 vs. Catalina 27

The Catalina 27 smile is caused by improper cradle storage - the rear of the keel should not be blocked as it hangs lower than the forward end. Bloc in the middle or forward only. That said it is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Re 24 volt solar panels. In my area a 24 volt panel is about half the price per watt of a 12 volt panel -so you would be better off with a 24 volt panel for two reasons - cost per watt and you won't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 3,439
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 12V refrig units and power

I use a Domatic cooler/freezer, it can be used as a deep freeze or cooler. For the summer I set it to 0 C (32 F) and leave it on all the time. I have two 100 ah batteries and a 64 watt (10 year old)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 30 Watt Solar Panel Output

That sounds like your solar panel is a 6 volt output. Not good for charging a 12 volt battery.(Some older panels will run 6 or 12 volt so look for info on your panel - it may be capable of both 6 &...
Forum: C27 07-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Jib Furling

Said I would get back to this post after installing and operating the unit for a while.
It was my first time installing a furler and it took longer and required more help than expected but all is...
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