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Search: Posts Made By: Mariner777
Forum: Caribbean 09-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mariner777
I meant to post this as its own thread my mistake...

I meant to post this as its own thread my mistake not sure how that happened. Anyways sounds like the biggest expense once your anchored then is just food? So supplementing that by fishing and...
Forum: Caribbean 09-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mariner777
Wintering in Bimini costs? Timeframe? Best anchorage?

I am contemplating wintering in Bimini after the Hurricanes die down. I currently have a pretty sweet slip and am on the fence about doing this. I was wondering what sort of tourist rip off I may...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,682
Posted By Mariner777
CptKen - does that mean that you found clear...

CptKen - does that mean that you found clear untinted windows made the place feel bigger then tinted windows? I currently have no tint on the windows but was about to pull the trigger on some. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,682
Posted By Mariner777
The boat has a good amount of room but I think it...

The boat has a good amount of room but I think it doesn't feel as big as it is at the moment. I am mostly doing this in hopes members of the fairer sex might be more likely to hang around as it is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,682
Posted By Mariner777
Tricks to make the cabin feel bigger

Have been contemplating how to make my interior feel like less of a cave. Am thinking painting the ceiling and walls a light ice blue might help give a larger feeling below. Am considering the idea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mariner777
where to buy weather cloths?

Would like to add some weather cloths to my cockpit does anyone know where I can source them? Googling doesn't yield any ready made products more canvas shops that can make me something am hoping...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By Mariner777
Am thinking something like this on the tower pole...

Am thinking something like this on the tower pole IronRidge Uni-Sp/02 Side-Of-Pole W/45" Support @ AltE Store...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By Mariner777
My L brackets are through bolted with 1/4" SS...

My L brackets are through bolted with 1/4" SS bolts with washers in somthing like 1/2" - 3/4" fiberglass on the transom and one of the stays might be bolted into something like 3/8" fiberglass on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By Mariner777
Have seen a side of pole mount for about 200 that...

Have seen a side of pole mount for about 200 that will do 2 kyocera 85s on a 2" diameter pipe... Hmm perhaps the air X tower could withstand another 40 pounds on it? As I have two towers that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Posted By Mariner777
Kyocera 135 on an an air x marine tower?

I want to add some more solar panels this time on side of pole mounts to my Air X marine tower. The kyocera 135 seems to be very popular and have a good reputation and at 27.5 pounds it seems light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,584
Posted By Mariner777
Attaching velcro to canvas epoxy okay?

I want to attach some velcro strips to the top of my dodger and am wondering if I glue them on to the canvas with two part epoxy if thats okay or if it will harden and crack the canvas and trash the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,247
Posted By Mariner777
Actually I've been looking into it further and...

Actually I've been looking into it further and its actually an Air 403 - long story but I think that the voltages it puts out are lower then the air x as that was one of the listed upgrades - so all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,247
Posted By Mariner777
Whats quieter Air X with spreco blades or Air Breeze?

Have an Air X and its making a good racket - sort of like the swishing at lower rpms but when it gets really going its starts to make a less then pleasant vibration. Have read the Spreco blades make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By Mariner777
Rutland mini 503 mounted on flag halyard?

I just noticed rutland makes this small turbine and was contemplating trying to mount one on my flag halyard. It only weighs 12 pounds so the weight would not be prohibitive. Perhaps the forces on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,371
Posted By Mariner777
Well so far my first wind generator has produced...

Well so far my first wind generator has produced very little power. Almost none that I can speak of the odd gust or two has had it going but almost trivial. Out on the open seas I'm sure it would...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mariner777
Maximizing solar output

I have 325 watts of solar installed in 25 panels spread throughout my boat. I have 60 watts in the form of 4 15 watt canvas foldable panels strapped to my dodger, I have 4 15 watt flexible walkable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,371
Posted By Mariner777
Well I have one up and have heard it in a gust -...

Well I have one up and have heard it in a gust - dont mind the sound. It does seem to produce a lot less then a solar panel and given the cost one could buy a lot of solar for the price of it. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mariner777
I just did bringing me up to 710 amp hours may go...

I just did bringing me up to 710 amp hours may go up to close to a 1000 soon. Its not the solar so much as the wind generators - lets say I have some particularly sunny and windy weather and am away...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 2,211
Posted By Mariner777
The fridge is just one device and was an example...

The fridge is just one device and was an example perhaps a poorly chosen one. Its not water spilling over the top it would be missing it entirely whether its full or not. The point is when my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mariner777
So it would seem the koolatrons only use 48 watts...

So it would seem the koolatrons only use 48 watts - I would need like 10 of them to provide a safe diversion load. Perhaps I can parallel a couple of resistors such as a koolatron or series of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mariner777
Essentially since I live in a hot climate I would...

Essentially since I live in a hot climate I would like to create a cool sink instead of a heat sink - could be used to cool water or the cabin. I understand that one side of the peltier device gets...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 2,211
Posted By Mariner777
My house bank is currently 585 amp hours. Am...

My house bank is currently 585 amp hours. Am considering upgrading it to 960 Ah or somewhere in between.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 2,211
Posted By Mariner777
The morningstar duo has a battery monitor/ remote...

The morningstar duo has a battery monitor/ remote meter with all kinds of great sensors but am not sure that the voltage is a great indicator of the state of the batteries. I saw it go into float...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 2,211
Posted By Mariner777
By the same analogy lets say the water tank only...

By the same analogy lets say the water tank only accepts 75 percent of the water striking it and the rest slops over the side into the ground - If you were to use the water before it hit the tank the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mariner777
Peltier coolers as diversion loads?

So once the batteries are topped up and the loads are diverted via my charge controllers would a peltier cooler work as a diversion load? I was thinking I could either source the coolers and install...
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