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Search: Posts Made By: Pamlicotraveler
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

Zanshin - that sounds like a good plan, but certainly involves more logistics and maybe phone calls and emails to make it all fall in line. I think I'm lazy, and may just pay up a little in St....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Legal distance for towing another boat?

I don't know why I can't get my pictures to show up....used the insert photo icon and the URL

pic.twitter.com/L5TZgYHl6T
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Legal distance for towing another boat?

I am in Nevis/St. Kitts in the Carib. I just watched a mega yacht pick up anchor and tow a support boat behind them. It sure seemed too long to me as it would be easy for someone not to realize...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Raymarine products

Raymarine is a good company. Things fail, and I had to replace an early production e7 for a replacement under warranty, but they came through efficiently and shipped the replacement to a foreign...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

Thanks for he suggestions. We are going to St. Maarten where we will get Duracell Marine AGMs. The quoted price of $295 per, all taxes included, is still way higher than my favorite marine source...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

2 St. Martins.....we are going to check Antigua too, since we're closer, but St. Martin may be it. Thanks guys
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

Well it looks like our batteries aren't gonna make it to the summer when I will be in the US and had planned to replace them. Now they are losing there ability to hold a charge. (AGM, 31T)

Does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: What kind of boat is this?

Very good...someone from Oregon identified it. Cool. Yes, it is the very same boat as the one on sailboatdata. I think it's got the lines of sturdy offshore boat and I loved the outboard rudder.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
What kind of boat is this?

This is a great looking little boat I snapped a picture of here at a dock in St. Lucia. It's a beauty (to me), but I can't figure out what it is.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Needing to use engine alternator vs. generator

It's not a link 2000r . We had that but replaced it.... Now we have a link-lite battery monitor and I guess a Link 2000. And these are AGM batteries.

By the way, when the batteries are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Needing to use engine alternator vs. generator

I have never been "at anchor" longer than a week or two, but am now in the Caribbean where anchoring for a long is the norm. As a result I have not had a "full charge" on my batteries in 6 weeks....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-02-2015
Replies: 1,871
Views: 199,260
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

The next generation? Have they come out yet?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-16-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 17,584
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Actually it's gonna be butane for your tanks in Europe and the Med. They say butane isn't as hot, but it works just fine with our Force 10 stove.
Forum: Apps & Authors 02-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Good writing

I like writers that don't rely on stereotypical cruising topics (Admiral vs Captain, Potty humor etc) and hee-haw type one-liners (ie Fatty Goodlander). Some of the worst books ever written have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,560
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

Anchor debates will exist as long as mankind. But as the OP here, my argument is with the term "New Generation," which I say is a marketing ploy intended to imply that the debate is no longer valid....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Spot, DeLorme Trackers?

Using the original SPOT with the mapping function that costs extra - SPOT is durable and reliable and we have tracked our progress over 20,000 miles over the last 3 years. For ours, we have to turn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,560
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

I looked on the boats in Turkey - European, American mainly - and I was surprised how many are still using a CQR as their primary anchor. These are cruising boats - blue water, if you will - with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,560
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

Rich, if I'm not mistaken the Delta has a ballasted tip...not sure that it's lead.

Capta, I'm sure the Rocna is good. My problem is with the term "New Generation Anchor" being thrown around as if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Can you use a jump starter to "charge" a battery

Mainsail.....thanks for that explanation. Makes sense as that's what I am thinking I am seeing.

As for the smart charger, I have one and used it in the past but it will no longer charge this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,560
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
"New Generation Anchors"

This is such a self-serving term, and ever since the Rocna guy used everyone throws it around like it means something. What makes their designs more "New Generation" than the one invented a year, or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Can you use a jump starter to "charge" a battery

Here's the situation....

I have a v-berth battery used only for a lectra scan and a bow-thruster. It normally gets charged with an echo charger from the house battery bank. I am anchoring and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-31-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 11,270
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

Here is an interesting article in Forbes: (http://http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2014/09/11/on-a-gunboat-catamaran-you-can-have-your-martini-and-30-knots-too/)

Scudding through New York...
Forum: Electronics 11-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Favorite iPad Navigation App..?

For me Paper is the backup. And the iPads and Navionics, if the chart plotter fails, would be my first backup - I know this wasn't your question, but honestly I don't understand all of the objections...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: port light gasket material

It doesn't sound to me like you need gaskets at all. When you bed something you are, in effect, making your own gaskets.

FWIW - Silicone is almost always messy, although it works fine. Butyl...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Yanmar 3GMD unburnt fuel/ black smoke/ Exhaust

Wish I could help. Our Yanmar has always smoked black smoke at startup. Maybe yours is just catching up with the times.

See if the smoke goes away when the engine heats, see if you are burning...
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