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Forum: Electrical Systems   03-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: simple battery math, and charging

U.Pacific, I am not an electrical engineer, but I think your thought process makes things very complicated.
Let me start at the beginning. You did not say what kind of and how many panels you had...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-18-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Riding Sail

Bill (WSMurdoch), what meter do you use?
I am interested in that kind of stuff, and logging the data on a PC/laptop will show real values
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: 8 plait dock lines

Chafe is ONLY caused by contact with other stuff between the 2 attachment points, and then when it does, chafe depends to some degree on the type of rope is used. I would say the construction of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,109
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: very small batches of resin???

I am with Bluewatersailor and Tom above: go with scales. Yes, by all means use syringes, but you will find scales even more reliable when using fibreglass resin and you have to add hardener 1 to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Inverter installation...

Agree with:
* keep inverter as close as possible to the batteries to reduce voltage drop and to minimise costs of expensive large diameter wiring
* do not keep inverter in the same compartment as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 12,885
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Recommended Engine for Walker Bay 310 RID (10ft)

I have had my 8ft Walker Bay for many years, which also has tubes, but I actually never use them.
On that I have used a 3HP Yamaha 2-stroke and a 2HP Honda 4 stroke. The Yamaha pushed the boat a bit...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Snubber thoughts

Jay being nuts? Probably so, as he owns a boat.
In regards to snubbers, indeed most people use ropes far too strong, hence with too little stretch; 3/8 (or 10 mm) is often enough, and only of wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 13,353
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I think it was said before that there is no “worst” sailboat. Every boat is built for a reason, and for purpose, and possibly will fit those requirements.
The word “worst” implies a comparison....
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-13-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Docking and Undocking

I like OutBound's advice: "Sometimes the best docking technique is to not dock but just throw the hook and wait for more favorable wind and current." I used this often when I sailed my 10 ton boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-08-2014
Replies: 279
Views: 87,142
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Local boat buying assistance

yep, very long, but not many people along it, with Perth/Fremantle as the major city/harbour and a few smaller ones like Albany, Bunbury, and Geraldton.

Then a few minor (fishing and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2014
Replies: 279
Views: 87,142
Posted By HankOnthewater
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Hmmm, maybe not of interest to the majority of readers that are in the Americas, but I am in West Australia.
Not able to help you in all instances as the coast is over 2500 Nm long, not counting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By HankOnthewater
Transpac 49 info?

Considering to purchase a cruising yacht like this Transpac 49. Could only find little info on the net. Am sure there is wealth of knowledge out there......
some questions:

Q1 How many were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 8,434
Posted By HankOnthewater
Additional question re mast wiring

I was about to post a question when I saw this thread.
I agree with the three previous posts.

What is the best way to secure wiring in an alloy mast? Some of the things to avoid:
* chafing and...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-11-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,305
Posted By HankOnthewater
Yes Cameraderie, I can see your point, I have not...

Yes Cameraderie, I can see your point, I have not sailed the world (as yet). Initially I used my mobile phone as a modem. I don't use WIFI for Internet, but the G-3 mobile network to log on. Sofar I...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-08-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,305
Posted By HankOnthewater
I have had computers on my boat for 10 years,...

I have had computers on my boat for 10 years, onto my third desktop now, None have ever failed. The only reason was to replace was to keep up the speed and processor requirements. I must say the...
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