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  1. Installing a charger

    Gear & Maintenance
    I've got a 23' North American with 2 batteries (house and starter). I want to install a charger to use shore power to keep both batteries charged. There's nothing on the boat that consumes power when I'm away except the bilge pump. I've read articles on here and Mainsail's site (great site...
  2. PLB. ACR or McMurdo?

    Electronics
    There seems to be about a dozen ACR and McMurdo personal locator beacon models. Anyone have any thoughtful opinions on which one to choose? Just using it for safety sake on coastal sailing out of LA Harbor between Catalina Island, Ensenada Mexico to Ventura.
  3. Battery Bank Combining for Charging –Sterling B2B Charger or Blue Sea ACR?

    Electrical Systems
    I’m trying to decide on a charging technology that will automatically charge all my battery banks when a charging source is present. Right now I’m trying to choose between the respected Blue Sea SI 120 ACR and the newish Sterling Battery-to-Battery Charger. I like the simplicity and reputation...
  4. AIS Unit for Raymarine Chartplotter System

    Electronics
    It is Boat Show time here in snowy Seattle. So I think it is time for me to purchase an AIS receiver to install in my C320. The type of sailing we do on busy Puget Sound and not so busy San Juan Island and Canadian Gulf Islands suggests that an AIS receiver would be a worthy upgrade. I have...
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