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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery choices for offshore use

If your longest run is one week away from the dock any of the Premium AGM batteries (Lifeline, Odyssey, Northstar, Firefly) should suffice. I would not however take any of them but Firefly to 80% DOD...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,758
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Anchor question

That's a marginal setup for regular use while cruising, but with the addition of some more chain (at least 25 feet total), will make a decent second anchor and rode for your boat. I would get a...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

You should not have issues with either of those wire.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Alex W
Re: Wiring Raymarine EV-100 tiller drive to the ACU-100

If it uses the same P70 control as mine then that is trivial. Go into the menu on the control and it will be the first option. If you dig around a little bit you can change the left soft key to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: inverter vs inverter / charger

You had me up to the hair dryer. I would just get a cigarette style: cheap and KISS. As for the hair dryer.... well... how important is your wife's happiness on the boat? That ups the ante.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5,376
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: DEKA vs. Lifeline AGM Batteries?

Yep hogwash.... They will recharge faster, when new, but not 5X faster.. Deka's can take about 30-40% of capacity when new and floodeds can take about 25%.

A 100Ah flooded batt at a 5A load will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 13,877
Posted By PCP
Re: Roll-up solar panels

Ray, I guess this subject is more and more relevant because a lot of new technologies regarding flexible panels are on the way. I resolved my problems with a bigger alternator and maximizing all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-09-2013
Replies: 6,762
Views: 2,016,191
Posted By PCP
French aluminum centerboarders

Welcome to the thread!

I have an idea LOL. Aluminiun French centerboarders were born as voyage boats and a voyage boat sooner or later will get bad weather. Yes, all of them can take bad weather...
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