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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Puddin'_Tain
Re: LD light strips

I've found that the easiest thing to do is to get 12V LED strips or "ribbons" from the auto parts store. That way you can be pretty well assured that they will handle any voltages normally seen in an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By IStream
Re: LD light strips

I used these for lighting on my boat:
HitLights Weatherproof Warm White SMD3528 LED Light Strip - 300 LEDs, 16.4 Ft Roll, Cut to Length - 3000K, 149 Lumens per foot, Requires 12V DC, IP65
(Amazon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By travlineasy
Re: LD light strips

Here's the strips I use for my music gear, more than enough to light the entire interior or most boats using just two of the 18-inch strips. However, because they are so intense, I recommend using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By single2coil
Re: LD light strips

I have use marine LED strip by Lunasea. They are outstanding. They are of course 12 volt. Come in 24 or 12 inch lengths.

Buy Warm White of for the interior of the sailboat. Excellent color and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By travlineasy
Re: LD light strips

I use 18-inch LED light strips for my music gear, powered with a tiny 12-volt power pack. Incredibly bright, draw next to nothing for power, and I know they would be great in any marine situation.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: LD light strips

Cool, but be aware all LEDs are not created equal.

We put battery operated LEDs under our bimini in our cockpit. Perfect amount of light at night from a two very small bulbs. They each take...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By jsaronson
Re: LD light strips

I've used cheap LED reels to replace flourescents. Work great! Just connect the ends to a 12 volt power source.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By blt2ski
Re: World ARC

Bill Springer's Boat Blog: World ARC veteran shares valuable insights after over 53,000 offshore miles (http://billspringer.blogspot.com/2014/09/world-arc-veteran-shares-valuable.html)

Found that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: World ARC

I too have run into the World ARC on my travels. It does seem that they are in a hurry - it is about getting around the world, not smelling the roses. They do overwhelm small ports.

I think people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: World ARC

We were in Mauritius when the World ARC boats came in and disrupted everything. They had the only good docking area reserved (even before they arrived you couldn't use it. I get a sense that it might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By blt2ski
Re: World ARC

I would not, you get IIRC 18 months to do the trip, if you can not sail at a given spee, you must motor to make sure you make the full commitment etc.

Along with there are usually 50 or so boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Replacement Nav Lights

Why not contact Morris direct and ask them for the part, or the supplier
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Replacement Nav Lights

Are you sure that "Hell (anchor symbol)" isn't "Hella" ?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By TQA
Re: Marina Slips in Caribbean

Finding a slip at short notice will not be a problem at most times in the islands between St Maarten and Grenada.

EXCEPT during events like the ARC in St Lucia [ XMAS - NEWYEAR ] Heineken regatta...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Marina Slips in Caribbean

You will be looking at marina space during the high season, when many marinas will fill out to capacity with a large amount of profitable daily or short-stay visitors.

The French islands can give...
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