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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 5,097
Posted By tsingtao
Thanks all for the input. Gave up on the Aims...

Thanks all for the input. Gave up on the Aims 300 "pure sine wave". I also think it was just to "smart" for my system. Appreciate the input from all
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 5,097
Posted By tsingtao
brak, I think you have the solution. I'm using...

brak,
I think you have the solution. I'm using the cheapo now, and charging laptop, and it is working fine. Still would like to know why the better unit will not work with my system yet is fine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 5,097
Posted By tsingtao
Thanks guys -- but......... Aims replaced the...

Thanks guys -- but......... Aims replaced the first inverter, good people to deal with. Guess it doesn't rule out TWO defective units. Other problem with that is that it powers tv and friends...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 5,097
Posted By tsingtao
Xantrex Link 20 shows .5 amps with just inverter...

Xantrex Link 20 shows .5 amps with just inverter on. Goes to 5.1 amp draw when charging computer battery. Drops to 1.1 amps and screen flashes bright (AC) to dim (battery). Computer seems to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 5,097
Posted By tsingtao
Sailing Dog, Thanks for the input. Friends...

Sailing Dog,
Thanks for the input. Friends laptop is a new Dell 21" screen, much bigger than my 15". His draws about the same watts and amp draw. Inverter is Aims 300W pure sine wave. HP...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 5,097
Posted By tsingtao
Inverter Powering Laptop

Just bought a 300W pure sine wave inverter to power my laptop (HP Pavilion zv6000). Inverter will charge computer battery but as soon as I turn the computer on the screen starts "flashing"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-22-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 6,670
Posted By tsingtao
I made the trip last July in my Gulf 32. Took...

I made the trip last July in my Gulf 32. Took three weeks one of which was spent waiting for a weather window in Santa Barbara. Should have waited one more day as Pt Conception, and worse Pt....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By tsingtao
12/110 vs 110 ??

When it comes to refrigeration 12/110 units are 5 times, or more, the cost of straight 110 units. What are the problems/drawbacks to using a $100 Home Depot refrigerator off the inverter??? I know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 7,239
Posted By tsingtao
christyliegh and valiente, I think you are both...

christyliegh and valiente,
I think you are both on target with my thinking. I have a larger outboard now, went with "get the biggest ya can" advise. Also have a crane, but, even with that it's...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-04-2007
Replies: 572
Views: 150,111
Posted By tsingtao
Ignoring wx reports and not reefing when ya...

Ignoring wx reports and not reefing when ya should can be costly and just a little scary. Little long to retype, but the full story is on my website. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 7,239
Posted By tsingtao
Thanks for all the input. Really want the light...

Thanks for all the input. Really want the light weight but sounds like the Honda is not all I thought it would be. Hard to beat Honda but sounds like the clutch could be a problem. Willing to live...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 7,239
Posted By tsingtao
Honda 2hp ??

Anyone have any experience with the Honda 2HP with centrifagul clutch? Looking at a new outboard and weight is primary concern. Had a dealer say stay away from the Honda because clutch engages when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By tsingtao
Coastal Navigation Software???

Will be buying navigation software for the west coast in the near future. Anyone have personal knowledge of Maptech Chart Navigator Pro?? Am now using the "limited" version that comes with the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Chris Gee, Think you've finally helped me get...

Chris Gee,
Think you've finally helped me get things sorted out. Just read the web site you suggested (Australian Gov, Bur of Meteor Researh Cntr) and Table 4.1 seemed to make the most sense about...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Chris Gee, I certainly appreciate your input. ...

Chris Gee,
I certainly appreciate your input. If one simplified the "general" go/no go decision making process for a port to port passage to a forecast of less than 25kts and period equal to, or...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
KeelHaulin, Thanks for the info. Sounds like...

KeelHaulin,
Thanks for the info. Sounds like theory and practical are two entirely different things. With all the talk about "breaking waves" was trying to find out how you could...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Sold the house. Kept the boat. Will be moving...

Sold the house. Kept the boat. Will be moving north--San Juans. Maybe winter over here or on the move in September.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Ballena Isle, Alameda Gulf 32 "sloop rigged...

Ballena Isle, Alameda Gulf 32 "sloop rigged trawler" (at least for the bash north)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
How do ya find someone that's a "bit touched in...

How do ya find someone that's a "bit touched in the head"?? Guess ya gotta go out when it's 8-10 with good 7X50's?? I'll give it a try and cross my fingers!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Thanks for the tips. Came in on a flood tide...

Thanks for the tips. Came in on a flood tide with zero wind, 1 foot swell, glassy sea. Couple of "whirlpools" just past the south tower but other than that it was like a lake. Know I'll have more...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Chris, Thank you. That is what I was looking...

Chris,
Thank you. That is what I was looking for. All the stories about "breaking waves" and couldn't figure out how to "forecast" at what height and period that would occur. Locals (San...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Good input and a great reference site but still...

Good input and a great reference site but still confused. Reference says "Steepness = Height/Length A wave length of 70m will cause a wave to break when it exceeds 10m (1:7)" When I do the math...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By tsingtao
Steep/Breaking Waves

When trying to determine wave steepness, data suggests H/L ratio of 1/7 indicates breaking waves. Bouy wave data gives height and seconds but not length (distance) between waves. Are seconds and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4,164
Posted By tsingtao
Thanks for all the suggestions. Off to the candy...

Thanks for all the suggestions. Off to the candy store. Appreciate the advise. Thanks
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-21-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4,164
Posted By tsingtao
Bill, Is there a reason for not using...

Bill,
Is there a reason for not using carabiners?? Have had chain hooks "fall off" in light conditions and seems like if you were using two one would always be tensioned and the other not.
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