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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2008
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Posted By AmyJohnson
very cool, Cam

you would think that they wouldn't risk promulgating trade secrets in a you-tube video. :eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2008
Replies: 165
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Posted By AmyJohnson
just noticed this

on the solarstik site, they actually linked to this forum discussion.

looks like they got a new site along the way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
With a rack like that, who needs sails? ;) ...

With a rack like that, who needs sails? ;)

Nice Tayana, by the way!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
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Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
anyone read this article

Lats & Atts, May issue, "Going Green" section. No mention of the solar stik, but a pretty "interesting" article regarding greening your boat with solar.

I hate to admit it, but after what I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2008
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
anybody still here?

just thought i'd mention to you that it looks like SS went and changed their image. They got a new website and it looks like they have refined quite a bit of their marketing hype. Maybe they were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2007
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
70-80 amp-hours

well, I have to throw in our observstions. Doing rudimentary math, it seems as though we have been hovering around 70-80 per day ourselves. When we use the boat, we use quite a bit of power. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2007
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
uhmmm, did you just stumble into this...

uhmmm, did you just stumble into this discussion, Annapolis?

Or did you go back and read the previous thread consisting of 900 pages?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2007
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
roflmao!

That was absolutely hysterical, g!! Great job! :D :D :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2007
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
Where has all the invective gone?? geesh, you...

Where has all the invective gone?? geesh, you are all being so nice all of a sudden.

anyway, Hellosailor... the blue sky control that came with our solar stik doesn't have a feature that totals...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2007
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
Cam, I see what you are saying, but i also...

Cam,
I see what you are saying, but i also think that is an unfair comparison. if a boat is swinging around, (when we are at anchor we only seem to swing when the tide changes every 6 hours or so)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2007
Replies: 165
Views: 23,214
Posted By AmyJohnson
Question: On the system that you have, What...

Question: On the system that you have, What happens early in the morning when a flat pabnel gets no direct light until about 10-11AM? More specifically, how much of a gain over a flat panel system...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
practical sailor

Just an FYI, we just received an e-mail newsletter from the Solar Stick people. They said that the September Prac Sail issue will have the solar stick review.

Amy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2007
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Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
excuse me??

QUOTE: If you and sweet Amy, who seems to be a one note flute, wish to revel in the glories of above mentioned product, I'd suggest tea at the Mah Jong club in St Aug. The rest of the known...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2007
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Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
Kathleen:

We have a question relating to your installation. We are upgrading our batteries to AGM, and after reading the charge control literature, we are thinking that setting the charge control voltage for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
who are you??

Cjoe, the problem that we (I'm starting to feel the same way) have with you is that you are going over the top in defending the Solar Stik. As I see it, after reviewing your site, there is one of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2007
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Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
good thought

that's a good idea, HS. I've got some more to do before buying, and that will be on the list.
Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2007
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Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
and Thank you, Valiente

for the patent info.

I appreciate your candor about it, although it looks like it may be too costly to 'infringe' on the patent (if there really is one) for the Stik. :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
wow $$$

Good evening all!

Well we got our estimate today for a solarstik reproduction; it's a $3000 quote job (not including panels/other stuff). There is alot more to it than just a few poles and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
Solar Stik

Hellosailor,

the only fear I have is that there is a mechanical function on the arms (not quite sure how it works, will go over to Trace's boat later to see if I can figure it out) and that may...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2007
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Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
That, we will do!

Thanks, V! :)

Overlooking the obvious I guess. I'll keep you posted as to what we find out. Luckily enough there are a few good fabricators around here that I will be checking with.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
Solar/propane

Actually, we use a propane water heater aboard (instantaneous Rinnai heater). Propane powers the stove, water heater, and barbQ. :cool:

Here is our mindset: after talking with many other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
Gerry cans

Yes, we can carry them (usually only as an emergency supply 13 Gal), but we still hate to sit at anchor running the engine. There's nothing more irritating for us than the peacefulness of a remote...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
SOlar Stik

Thank you for the advice, Cruisingdad. I unfortunately don't have much time to follow this thread every day, but I do appreciate the input.

I downloaded the technical drawings for the Solar Stik...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
Stik

Yes, there are variables in the light intensity I am sure. I have sailed over there in Europe quite a bit and actually have a good friend who lives in Salamanca which is why I chose it as a point of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,449
Posted By AmyJohnson
Thanks, Cameraderie and Joe!

Watching you all is great! I truly appreciate all of the input. This is certainly helpful in making that "$" decision. I have crewed on many boats over in Europe and I have to say that the days...
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