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Search: Posts Made By: Maine Sail
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How to charge a SEALED lead acid battery?

I had a similar desire to keep a motorcycle battery charged. It is stored in a shed away from power, so I researched solar panels and charge controllers. They were fairly readily available.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By travlineasy
Always take a camera...

While cruising, there are so many things in nature that you just don't anticipate. That's why I always carry a couple cameras. Some events are so fast you never get an opportunity to take that once...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-24-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,157
Posted By deniseO30
Re: My Boat Deal Offer Fell Through

how much you looking to spend? Like I mentioned, there's a E32 at my club, and a Endeavor 32 and my O30 is up
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,171
Posted By peterconway
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

I agree your concerns are valid. But doesn't the abrasion cause the same risk for paint?
Forum: Chartering 12-01-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 6,893
Posted By Cwhit767
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

No, you're right, I don't. And your advice is sound.

Thanks for all the help gents. I've emailed a few of the companies to find out more, but I like the idea of at least having a captain check...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Battery Charging question

While I am not clear on how your OFF-DC-BOTH switch works, I would be concerned that since you have been running the engine with the switch in OFF, there's a chance you have fried the diodes in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By Don0190
Re: House Battery Talk

I have golf cart type batteries and only check the water every couple of months, but if you really don't want to check the water the AGMs are the way to go.

But before you do anything you should...
Forum: Diesel 05-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By josrulz
Two questions about new fuel tank install

I'm installing a new aluminum fuel tank in our 1984 Sabre 34.

First, should I paint the tank? The old tank was painted, but I'm under the impression that this should not be necessary....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By TQA
Tohatsu 18hp tale of woe

Well I was zipping across Falmouth harbor in Antigua when my two year old Tohatsu 18hp 2 stroke started sounding very unhappy and slowed down.

I throttled back and it clonked on for a moment or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 15,200
Posted By Nostrodamus
What stops Americans cruising the world?

Each year a huge number of Europeans cross to the dark side by sailing the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
We left our home country (UK) three years ago and have been cruising Europe spending our time...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Refrigerator off main breaker?

You should have a main breaker that feeds all the sub breakers, for which one could be dedicated to the fridge. Everything else should go through other sub breakers, so that anything can be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 179,989
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Like I said, even if I'm totally wrong about RD, and his accouting of the story is 100% factual, this is all I need to know to walk away from this situation:

If that's not enough, the "Day 1"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2013
Replies: 369
Views: 144,112
Posted By WesAllen
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Maine Sail, I received your Tape and used it on my windows that have been leaking for 4+ years. THANK YOU it really worked. They haven't leaked in 2 months so far. Everything else will be rebedded...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 519
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...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 13,960
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: My Horror Story

I hate to break this to you, but SeaTow is insurance! It's towing insurance. You've already abandoned your principles, so why don't you do the right thing, and pick up some cheap liability insurance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 13,960
Posted By TakeFive
Re: My Horror Story

Your ordeal proves that you have a lot to learn about sailing. I wish you well, but until you learn a lot more (and buy some liability insurance), please stay far away from others' nice boats.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,968
Posted By sailak
Re: Heating Your Boat

Both of my boats have had Espar forced-air diesel heaters. They work well. Convienient in that you just turn them on and adjust output with a thermostat. For me a downside is that they are forced...
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