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Forum: Learning to Sail   11-14-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,626
Posted By mdbee
Re: Near disasterous first sail

It will get better.. just takes time. :)

As for as keeping the slugs in the track, you can use a bungee cord. Wrap it a few times around the mast, with the hooks aft. I find those thumbscrew...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By mdbee
Re: Solar Panel Bracket

Have a picture available? Size of panel (watts)?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By mdbee
Re: Boat Wired w/ Fiber Optics

My '69 Malibu has a fiber optic cable to the ash tray for illumination.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By mdbee
Re: Replacement Cable for ICOM HM127B

There was an issue on some of the Icom cables. I believe they are replacing them for free. It may depend on the model. Might want to check with Icom.
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By mdbee
Re: Do I need a battery charger?

Even a relatively small panel should work for you, depending on your electrical load of course.
Forum: Living Aboard   09-09-2013
Replies: 412
Views: 115,130
Posted By mdbee
Re: Living aboard - and sex

Which begs the question: Were you by yourself?? :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,244
Posted By mdbee
Re: Scary night sail

David, I'm glad your sail went without damage or injury but your skill can overcome only so much "bad luck." I think the voice in the back of my head would have been saying... this is a bad idea -...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By mdbee
Re: Stupid solar question

I just wouldn't want to leave my boat with that controller hooked up. Looks scary to me. (I have seen much better looking ones overheat & melt) Maybe set it on something non-flammable. (I'm only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By mdbee
Re: 3m 4000 or 42000?

Butyl or butyl tape?
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By mdbee
Re: Another Battery Hookup Question

If you have isolated batteries you could use a MorningStar SunSaver Duo which is basically two controllers in one. You will have two sets of wires. One set to each battery.

I don't have the Duo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By mdbee
Re: Hitting a Reef in the South Pacific

Have you done a search on SailNet? That was discussed here sometime back I believe. There was more to the story than what was on TV if I remember correctly. I believe no one was on watch and there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,113
Posted By mdbee
Re: Binocular Conundrum: Field of View?

Suggestion: Email several manufacturers and ask the question, then get back to us. It's better to have it in writing than to hear them explain it over the phone.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By mdbee
Re: moderators read please

Parkinson disease?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 5,683
Posted By mdbee
Re: Digital voltmeter as a battery monitor

Might want to read what even a smaller solar panel can do to a battery:
Forum: Living Aboard   06-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,336
Posted By mdbee
Re: How do I calculate my power needs?

Download "Battery, Load and generator calculator" by Bill Roosa here: Sailboat Solar Panel News---Information (

It will give you something to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,624
Posted By mdbee
Re: CDI Furler Halyard is Getting Stuck

I had the same issue. That part is the biggest cost of the whole package. I managed to straighten mine a small bit. (Hot Texas summer sun and clamps on my back fence) But the kinks caused the grove...
Forum: Hunter   05-31-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By mdbee
Hunter battery switch/solar indicator

Looking for some information for a long distance customer with a Hunter 270. He mentioned his starter battery switch has a "solar" indicator light. He doesn't know where to attach the controller. ...
Forum: Hunter   05-28-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By mdbee
Hunter 31 Stanchion base - Help

I was posting this request for someone on a another site. They are trying to find a preplacement stanchion base. They need one to sail, a new replacement is 2 months off. Anyone know of any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 16,055
Posted By mdbee
Re: My Horror Story

After browsing through Harbor's other posts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By mdbee
Re: Fat Boat update

Beautiful work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By mdbee
Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

I second the Bebi light also.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By mdbee
Re: Weather helm and Weight

Chubby friends? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,234
Posted By mdbee
Re: Courtesy Flags

I've never seen a definitive answer as to where a state flag (of the boats home port while in that state) should be flown. (Perhaps etiquette wise they shouldn't but...) I would hazard a guess...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By mdbee
Re: US Navy Veteran_New to Sailboats_Need your Honest Knowledge and Experience_Thanks

Also, Reid Stowes was generally looked upon as a rather eccentric individual, to put it politely.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By mdbee
Re: Basic marine deep cycle battery questions

One problem about the outboard... that rating is the max. output at full throttle.:(
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