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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By kmclarke
Thanks for the tips , I can't believe that no one...

Thanks for the tips , I can't believe that no one makes a gypsy for 3/8 BBB yet it is still widely sold everywhere. Can that really be the case? I would much prefer to stick with the vertical since...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By kmclarke
Who makes a windlass with a 3/8 BBB gypsy??

My nilsson 1000 broke due to 35 yrs hard service and I am now replacing it. The problem I am running into is finding a maker that still has BBB as an option for the chainwheel. I could just buy 300 '...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By kmclarke
I checked the manual and it does say to start the...

I checked the manual and it does say to start the equalize charge after the batts have been fully charged.
Kevin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By kmclarke
I waited until the batts were fully charged then...

I waited until the batts were fully charged then started the equalize. The capacity is set correctly and the power share is at 30. Charged V is set at 13.2 as per the manual, and the amb temp is set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By kmclarke
Xantrex won't equalize

Hi All,
I have just hauled in Grenada and am trying to equalize my batt's before I leave the boat for the summer.
The problem is that when plugged in to shorepower and the equalising function...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-19-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,043
Posted By kmclarke
we cruised down the east coast from NC last yeaR...

we cruised down the east coast from NC last yeaR with our 2 boys , then 9and 10. Cumberland island was a nice spot that we enjoyed , but that was really about it . To be fair we were trying to get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By kmclarke
thanks for the info K

thanks for the info
K
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By kmclarke
Thanks. Does it matter where I scratch it ? If...

Thanks.
Does it matter where I scratch it ? If it is pink in one spot then the whole thing si scrap?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By kmclarke
How can you tell if bronze through hulls are sound?

Does anyone know how to confirm the integrity of a bronze through hull?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,344
Posted By kmclarke
Safe boat storage in Puerto Rico

Hello All,
I am currently at Little Farmers Cay ,in the Bahamas. We are going to have to turn around and head back North to the states to store our boat for the summer.........Unless there is a safe...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 4,241
Posted By kmclarke
We are anchored off of a private island in the...

We are anchored off of a private island in the exuma chain right now, "borrowing " wifi from the land owners. Salonge draws 6.5 and the only time we touched bottom was at Warderick Wells Land and Sea...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-12-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 9,217
Posted By kmclarke
We are on the hook at southbeach tonight and will...

We are on the hook at southbeach tonight and will probably move tomorrow after fuelling and loading up on H2o in anticipation of a good window to cross on friday.

I was at bluewater books in FT...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-12-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 9,217
Posted By kmclarke
Hi All, We are now in Miami waiting a wx to...

Hi All,
We are now in Miami waiting a wx to cross to the bahamas,it seems that our priorities change on a daily basis . We met some other kid boats in Oriental and cruised together down the coast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By kmclarke
The boat is new to me but I have to assume that...

The boat is new to me but I have to assume that they were working properly before as the P.O had lived aboard and cruised full time. As far as talking to the manufacturer (xantrex)....I will try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By kmclarke
Cam, The Kiep. Can you explain how I would...

Cam, The Kiep. Can you explain how I would troubleshoot the shunt? I think that that woiuld be the more likely culprit as I do have problems with dockside power charging as well. The honda is probaly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By kmclarke
I tried plugging in a 60 w LIGHT ,no change. I...

I tried plugging in a 60 w LIGHT ,no change. I tried changing the batt cap to 120 to see if the link would only allow a much smaller load for the bulk charge , no difference. Something I did notice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By kmclarke
Thanks Cam . Yes I set the batt capacity to 625...

Thanks Cam . Yes I set the batt capacity to 625 and yes I do have trouble when at dockside. Last time I plugged in the monitor was displaying 15 V Waaaay to high but my portable gps was showing only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By kmclarke
Link 2000R error codes

Help, I need help. I have a link 200r monitoring a xantrex 2000w inverter. The link is showing an error code P100 and that # decreases as amps are used up. I can not find what that code means...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 4,878
Posted By kmclarke
I am st the boat now so the 50 # limit is now not...

I am st the boat now so the 50 # limit is now not important and I brought most of the mentioned tools . Thanks for the input.
Kevin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 4,878
Posted By kmclarke
Good comments , what about a dremel tool?

Good comments , what about a dremel tool?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 4,878
Posted By kmclarke
What is the most used tool on your boat?

I am packing up now for our Caribean winter and I am trying to fit all my tools into the 50 ib limit that we are allowed. It occurs to me that I will have to prioritize. My boat is a 30 yr old FG...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-12-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 4,816
Posted By kmclarke
hi Magnus thanks for the heads up the ins . My...

hi Magnus
thanks for the heads up the ins . My wife has received a quote from the royal Bank (RBC) I can get Melissa to send you the info if you would like, I think it is about 12 for 6 months ins...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-11-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 4,816
Posted By kmclarke
Magnus, Who do you have your ins through? Will...

Magnus,
Who do you have your ins through? Will they cover you for named storm damage if you have your boat in the hurricane zone? I am thinking of doing the same thing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,996
Posted By kmclarke
Sequitur, How long have you had your WB?

Sequitur,
How long have you had your WB?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,996
Posted By kmclarke
I need something that is capable of more than...

I need something that is capable of more than just weekend duty. I understand the preference for glass over Poly, however I have a poly kayak that came off my roof racks while I was going 50 mph. It...
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