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Search: Posts Made By: chucklesR
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Setting up for a couple of day off of the grid.

50w panels, at your latitude, should provide roughly 15 ah a day of charge on average.

That's what you need to get your daily usage down to. LED's are the way to do it. No need to go expensive on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,272
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Lets talk about dinghies y'all

If you can deal with the 'sorta' ugly and squishy floor a portabote sounds just right.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By chucklesR
Re: My new web site is up and running

classic boat section needs some cleaning Bob, otherwise looking good for a old salt.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,970
Posted By chucklesR
Re: foreign customs and warrants

I work for law enforcement agencies, specifically their databases and interlinking them.
If they have cause to run you against their databases you will pop up nationally. Some states also share...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,857
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

I'll only comment on the battery side of the question - get a simple, small lawnmower 12 volt battery, you can recharge it easy. Do put it in a box though, and fasten the box down securely.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,352
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Tomorrow we move aboard and set off

Be sure to stop in the Annapolis Md area on the way down.
Forum: Beneteau 08-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Tonnage Measurement Beneteau Oceanis 350 Year 1988

Weight/displacement and tonnage in this case are not the same at all.
Tonnage, for registration purposes includes interior volume that can be used for cargo carrying and the capacity of it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,564
Posted By chucklesR
Re: The WTF challenge!

Heat will expand the metal, not what you want.

Freeze it instead so it contracts, then penetrating oil; cut a X slot with a dremel or a hack saw and back them right out.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Varnish work

good luck and post pics
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Battery location

If you have to split them for cubic space and weight balance then you are probably better off splitting them into two banks as well.
The preferred solution now a days is on large bank. You might be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Hello and I need help finding a trader

Popcorn, this thread needs popcorn.

Volks, I got a buddy with a Coronado 25, 1973. It floats, he's got a couple hundred hours of work and maybe 2500 in upgrades in it.
He tried to sell it for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Prop and Shaft Barnacles

Swim with brush and a greenie tied to your hands, sometimes a scrapper in your pocket, prop coatings last for a while but if you want multiseason and no haul outs you either get a diver to scrub you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 14,828
Posted By chucklesR
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Both my heads are designed to be used as showers, tho neither has a separate stall just for that. If we are with others (rafted up or sailing with guests) we use them with either a solar shower or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Sail replacement or repair?

Bacon's has used sails, will ship -, here in annapolis.
They also make decent quality, well priced sails - you can get a quote online for your boat as they have the measurements. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 5,342
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Concussions

I had a major concussion at 13, put me in the hospital for 4 days. My step dad took me to the police station first because he thought I was on drugs (wonderful parent there huh?).

Hang in there...
Forum: Provisioning 08-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,774
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

Reuse what you can of the melted ice water, keep it clean (i.e no loose cubes) and it can wash dishes. Keep it real clean and you can drink it. There should be no loose (non-zippy bagged) food in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 7,295
Posted By chucklesR
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

Some of that could be the flash suppressed .223 rounds that make chopped mess out of the speed boats crashing by, outside of the jurisdiction of LEO's and USCG.
The rest is likely just that the US...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 7,295
Posted By chucklesR
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

It would have been interesting to see what the difference would have been if you had a firearm on board.
My boat is my home, I know and understand the differences in the 4th amendment - and realize...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,475
Posted By chucklesR
Re: True condition after 30 years

I have a 1987 Irwin 38 CC bought for average market value last year. It has alwys been a weekend home / condo (the first owner was a single guy who never even used the oven).

It had 600 hours on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Catamaran Sailing

You missed your chance by 1.5 years when I traded from my gemini to my Irwin.
Frankly, we did it for motion comfort, the Gemini 105 just being a tad to bouncy for our taste, and it was going...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-01-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 3,924
Posted By chucklesR
Re: 12V refrig units and power

I'm currently running a 12v only 27 year old unit that is air cooled (perhaps the most inefficient setup possible). I've got 280w of solar panels running through a MPPT controller and a Victon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By chucklesR
Re: dinghy motor lifts

It's a 9.9 Mercury 4 stroke, 84 pounds dry. My boom doesn't reach the stern and I do not intend on mounting it there, my pushpit curves around my stern and extends forward quiet a bit. I intend to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Replacing faucets - how to connect water hose?

I've run across the same problem, X2.
My internal water lines are all 1/2 inch outer diameter flexible PVC, and no one makes it anymore, or any of the slip rings and nuts for the compression...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Gemini 105 : ChucklesR

I honestly never had a problem docking mine, she drives like a car almost. Her turning point was pretty much amid ship, and visibility is fair. The motor turns with the rudder and the W30b puts out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By chucklesR
Re: dinghy motor lifts

I have a snap shackle for my main sheet, I plan to use the 5:1 of the mainsheet, with the boom over the side to lift my 9.9 to the rail.
I say plan because I'm still in progress on dinghy davits...
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