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Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By msogin
Re: Not getting enough charge voltage.

Again I thank you for helping AND for your past posts on this subject. You are absolutely correct that I did not understand the charging process using the alternator and 614 controller. I was fooled...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By msogin
Re: Not getting enough charge voltage.

Thank you for your response - Which Balmar 614 factory program should I use for the Odyssey batteries or do I need a completely customized program? The Balmar 614 originally was set to gel cell but...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By msogin
charge voltage.

I seek advice about my charging set up on a Sabre 426 mk II. After a full day of sailing using the auto pilot, electronics including radar, etc. our charging system delivers between 3.4 and 3.9 volts...
Forum: Apps & Authors   06-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By msogin
Re: IOS 8.3 Navionics issue

BadElf reports that IOS 8.3 has broken all connectivity to all external GPS devices. They advised people to not update to this OS but they anticipate Apple will resolve this problem.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By msogin
Re: Cape Cod Canal

If the weather is from the North it makes more sense to simply pull into Red Brook Harbor where there are many options for anchoring or picking up a $40 mooring. Ducking into Plymouth or P-Town would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By msogin
Re: Indoor vs outdoor storage

For what it is or is not worth, indoor storage on Cape Cod typically runs $110/foot - That includes hauling and washing but not decommissioning. $400 sounds like a bargain to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,524
Posted By msogin
Re: What is your favorite manufacturer of sailboats?

Sabre stopped building Yachts at the end of 2012. We purchased the second to last 426 built to date. It really is a sweet boat. Their web site states:


At the current time, Sabre Yachts is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2013
Replies: 21
  Insane?
Views: 2,282
Posted By msogin
Re: Insane?

When I lived in the Mid-West I sailed Lightnings, Snipes, Flying Dutchman and eventually raced a Thistle. Gave up sailing for skiing in Colorado for 15 years and then moved to Woods Hole MA. After...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,224
Posted By msogin
Re: Singlehanding a 41' Hunter DS?

The first large boat I owned was a Beneteau 411. Admittedly I had experience sailing and racing dingy's like Flying Dutchman, Snipes, Lightnings and Thistles, but within a few weeks I was fully...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 2,978
Posted By msogin
Yanmar and SailDrive

We ran into a weird situation last week with a new Yanmar and Saildrive on a new 42 foot sailboat. WHile sailing the maxprop continued to rotate even after placing the transmission in reverse or in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By msogin
Re: Question about in-boom furling & in-mast furling

With an inboom furler the mainsail can have both roach and full battens. This comes at the expense of having less or no control on the outhaul. THe other advantage is both in mast and in boom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,874
Posted By msogin
longer next time

After 14 years of ownership, we traded a Beneteau 411 for a new Sabre 426. The Beneteau was in good condition but we anticipated a number of refits - some of which will be necessary but others more...
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