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Forum: Electrical Systems   04-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Batterey Charging Parameters - Link 2000R

Thank you! I was a bit apprehensive as I'd never seen charge voltages that high.

What is your recommendation on the other parameters? I've set up the Bat. Type, Ahrs, Temp., and Peukert. Is the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Icarus05
Batterey Charging Parameters - Link 2000R

I've read many recent and past posts regarding battery monitoring and charging including Maine Sail's articles.

Now I'm programming my own Link 2000 R to two US 2200s I've just installed to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Is this a deep cycle battery?

Thanks. Yes its programable and I'll be sure to match it to the FLAs.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Is this a deep cycle battery?

So I called Deka and they say they are "deep cycle". I also have read Maine sails posts about Deka vs Lifeline et.al. AGMs. That being said, I think I'm going to switch to flooded for many of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-07-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Icarus05
Is this a deep cycle battery?

I've read and read this winter so I can make sure my "new to me" electrical system is up to par.

First order of business is to replace the batteries. After much deliberation, I've decided to go...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-16-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,893
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Physics of Sailing

Agreed. Often the way wings or airfoils work is misrepresented. The best way to think about it is Bernoulli on top, Newton on the bottom. Pressure differential created by a foil need not and are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Anyone have experience with Deka/Duracell AGM batteries?

I too have to replace 2 x AGM 8A4D batteries. A friend of a friend can get them wholesale but I haven't pulled the trigger yet and won't until I find out what brand they are now that I understand...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Which batteries for us?

Everyone, thanks for all the input!

So wet cells it is! I'm on board with golf cart but before I go down that path I have to make sure I can fit them but am a little reluctant to reconfigure the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Which batteries for us?

Your right...that is all great stuff.

I've been digging into all this stuff quite a bit. I'm very handy with about every mechanical system on the boat and descent at individual electrical...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Which batteries for us?

Thank you, great feedback.

The winter discharge rate is a good point.

Regarding charge rates, we have a 125Amp Alternator. I believe I can set the charge rate with the Heart Interface but...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Which batteries for us?

Thanks for the reply and I agree. I've been meaning to layout the numbers and will for the bank size.

What about AGM vs FLA with some of the other issues such as charging etc...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Icarus05
Which batteries for us?

Sorry as I know this question has been exhausted but I feel its relative to each boat and user.

My wife and I are the proud new owners of a new to us 36' boat. It currently has 24D AGM house...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Thoughts on 2 survey items

Hi all

Thanks for the feedback. It is a balsa cored hull from a very reputable and high quality European mfg.

The entire rest of the hull was dry and solid. This was a small area and dry too....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By Icarus05
Re: Thoughts on 2 survey items

Thanks. No the overall for the bottom was a good review. Good bottom paint, good soundings, and overall average moisture reading of 8-12%.

Any idea of what the repair would cost? It is likely...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By Icarus05
Thoughts on 2 survey items

Hello all,

What would your impression of the seriousness of below surveyor comments be? The survey also said the overall condition of the boat was very good and it was well cared for. I'm just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2010
Replies: 3,037
Views: 388,027
Posted By Icarus05
Bad Bfs

:laugher I think this guy has the spirit (if not a bit extreme) of BFS but I think the execution was definately lost on him.

Video: Sailor crashes boat for 13th time - Telegraph...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-10-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,538
Posted By Icarus05
Thanks gentlemen, good info. Is there...

Thanks gentlemen, good info.

Is there anything in particular to watch out for structuraly, mechanicaly, etc...with these boats?

I've noticed a pretty broad range in price (25% difference)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,538
Posted By Icarus05
Thanks guys. Yes I realise the First...

Thanks guys.

Yes I realise the First series is a race boat; I race against one every week and am familiar with the breed. I'm partial to the idea of a boat that can weekend cruise on lake...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,538
Posted By Icarus05
Question Helm on Beneteau First 345

Hi all,
I'm planning on buying our first boat in the next year to year and a half. Doing a ton of leg work for the last six months or so and will contine to the bitter end. I over analyze but what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Icarus05
Thanks! I'll be there!

Thanks! I'll be there!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By Icarus05
Go to this link: Re-Packing A Traditional...

Go to this link:

Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box)

Either click or cut and paste in your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,233
Posted By Icarus05
For Wind

I just got the windAlert app I saw on sailflows website but am not very impressed.

Then today I just got Windfinder which seems to be great. I wanted a good wind app to get an idea of how the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,756
Posted By Icarus05
Citizen Ecodrive Skyhawk

I would go with this b/c I've had one for 6 years with no problems. No batteries or winding. I has the digital bit for stop watch etc... plus can store and switch between timezones world wide. I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-03-2009
Replies: 16
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Views: 1,468
Posted By Icarus05
Add this to the list

How about fire. The only thing scarier to me than fire on a boat at sea is fire on an airplane in flight.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Icarus05
Biding Time

Hey all,

I absolutely love this forum.

I've been sailing on and off since I was about 14. First with little sunfish and then J boats and now a C&C 110 and occationally a Coranodo 25:eek: I...
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