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Search: Posts Made By: AlanF
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By AlanF
Re: A quick inverter question

Inverters will deliver roughly double their continuous power rating for a second or so, but electric motors can require roughly 3 times their constant draw when starting. So a 1000w inverter for a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 698
Posted By AlanF
Re: What to do about a 220V electrical system?

I have seen a boat that was 220V and planning on staying in the US for many months. He just put in a 110/220 charger - fairly easy these days (Sterling, ProMariner, Mastervolt, and I'm sure others) -...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-28-2014
Replies: 224
Views: 88,526
Posted By AlanF
Re: Who''s living on what??

Those are actually 2 separate single quotes. Damn speeding powerboaters screw up my ttyping all the time, too. ;-)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By AlanF
Re: Gulfstar 37 for liveaboard cruising?

People have been cruising the seas for years on far less water than 92 gallons, and that includes the days before watermakers. Dishes and showers are salt water, with a fresh water rinse. Cook with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By AlanF
Re: Alternator wiring issue...

Well, the same could be said for any relay. But I don't want to climb in the engine bay and flip a knife switch every time I start the engine, either. Nor would I want to manually disconnect my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By AlanF
Re: Alternator wiring issue...

Excellent advice, and isolators for the most part are to be tossed in the trash. But just for the record there are some zero volt drop ones - Sterling makes some and I think ProMariner does as well,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By AlanF
Re: Vitrifrigo makes a disappointing move...

The funny thing is, the old S6 was a perfectly good unit. Nova Kool has a good alternative in the same price range, and at least it has a bottom!

Mad_machine - It's technically possible to re-use...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,370
Posted By AlanF
Re: Is this bilge pump wiring as bad as I think?

I've had one of the Ultra switches for about 16 years with great results. I never thought much about it until last month, hanging upside-down in a friend's bilge in rough seas trying to fix a flapper...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,071
Posted By AlanF
Re: Battery Bank Combining for Charging –Sterling B2B Charger or Blue Sea ACR?

I think the one-big-bank vs. switching-between-banks will be a never-ending debate, and one that I don't think is a slam-dunk. I've gotten incredible life out of batteries in separate banks (O.K.,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By AlanF
Re: Living aboard and battery charging

I just want to echo MaineSail and say that the best way to kill you batteries is to tie them together in parallel. Basically, you'd be defeating all that fancy circuitry in your charger that's trying...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,973
Posted By AlanF
Re: Refridgeration

ShockT - That was the first I'd heard that mixing was practical, but yes, it seems you're spot-on, as long as there's enough R12 to carry the lubricant. So it looks like there could be 1 or 2 top-ups...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,126
Posted By AlanF
Re: 1500 W 12V Real Sine Wave Inverters?

Yup, SSBs are not going to be happy with an inverter around. Would be interesting if anyone has feedback after switching brands.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,126
Posted By AlanF
Re: 1500 W 12V Real Sine Wave Inverters?

A little late to the discussion, but my two cents: We resell inverters, but excessive return rates on Xantrex make them not worth the bother. Xantrex bought the excellent Heart line many years ago,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By AlanF
Re: 12 volt stores you trust

I admittedly don't have a TV, but the only things that I have to run on 110 are the microwave and the charger for an electric razor. I've seen plenty of 12v TVs - and even DVDs - that have been in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-12-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,693
Posted By AlanF
Re: Getting the right size...

I went from living on a small-ish wooden 27 footer to an "enormous" 32 footer 19 years ago, and still haven't filled it up. As some have said before, beam, and the length that it is carried, is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 12,796
Posted By AlanF
Re: Refrigeration-Frigoboat Keel Cooled vs. others?

I wonder if JonEisberg's lack of oil collection is related to the cooler being near the waterline? It would make sense that if the compressor is lower, that might solve the problem. I've met people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,088
Posted By AlanF
Re: Yay or nay on Norcold box conversion unit?

I'm with Denise - no leaks at the connectors on any units I've seen, though I hear there are some with rubber o-rings that deteriorate, not sure if they're still made. And all that tubing is there so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,520
Posted By AlanF
Re: Vitrifrigo Refrigeration?

A little late, but for anyone else coming along - The Vitrifrigo is a pretty good unit, and comes in the vertical layout as well as a horizontal that's pretty close to the others. When you get right...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-26-2012
Replies: 224
Views: 88,526
Posted By AlanF
Re: Who''s living on what??

I've been aboard my Westsail 32 for 18 years, half of that with two of us, and both cruising and at the dock. My main comment is that it's not about the space - it's about the storage. If i want to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 16,063
Posted By AlanF
Such a simple question, such a circuitous...

Such a simple question, such a circuitous discussion. So much talk of speed, but there's so much more to a boat. Having lived with - and on - a Westsail 32 for 18+ years, here are my thoughts. Let's...
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