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Old 02-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #81
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Hi Steve, I made this leg in one month and 9 stops. Now I know that this trip must be made in two months to know the nice places that we pass thru. I intend to make more 2 or 3 legs

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:26 PM   #82
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Fort Lauderdale- Key Biscayne
Key Biscayne - Gun Cay
Gun Cay - Chub Cay
Chub Cay - Nassau
Nassau - Allans Cay
Allans Cay - Staniel Cay
Staniel Cay - Cave Cay
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Georgetown - north of Long Island
north of Long Island - Crooked Island
Crooked Island - Turcs and Caicos (Providenciales)
Providenciales - Luperon (Dominican Replublic)

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #83
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I have problems with the battery banks. They are charged by the alternators or by the generator, great! but all of the batteries, engine and service, are used with the inverter. I have to make a brand new service batteries bank but I also separate for the consume banks .
My second trip leg, Luperon, Dominican Republic-Trinidad will start in the end of May.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #84
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I have problems with the battery banks. They are charged by the alternators or by the generator, great! but all of the batteries, engine and service, are used with the inverter. I have to make a brand new service batteries bank but I also separate for the consume banks .
My second trip leg, Luperon, Dominican Republic-Trinidad will start in the end of May.

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I would isolate the engine starting battery and the gen starting battery from the others just to be safe
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:05 PM   #85
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Ok, but how to isolate? the batteries have a lot of wires conected. Once I'll go to Luperon, I'll try to use the batteries switches, that I don't know if are working as well.
During the night, I'll try to switch off the engine batteries.
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Ok, but how to isolate? the batteries have a lot of wires conected. Once I'll go to Luperon, I'll try to use the batteries switches, that I don't know if are working as well.
During the night, I'll try to switch off the engine batteries.
I can just see the mass of wires. Sounds to me like people have added things in the past by just wireing directly to the batteries creating a dangerous birds nest of wires. If this is the case and i were you I would install a dc distribution panel which hooks to the batteries then the loads are hooked to the output side of the panel. Someone in the forum must be familiar with these systems maybe you could start a new thread addressing this issue for help. I've done systems like this on small toy boats but never on one as large as yours. Do you have any electrical prints for your vessel?
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I can just see the mass of wires. Sounds to me like people have added things in the past by just wireing directly to the batteries creating a dangerous birds nest of wires. If this is the case and i were you I would install a dc distribution panel which hooks to the batteries then the loads are hooked to the output side of the panel. Someone in the forum must be familiar with these systems maybe you could start a new thread addressing this issue for help. I've done systems like this on small toy boats but never on one as large as yours. Do you have any electrical prints for your vessel?
No, I tried an electrician but he charged me and the problem is the same. If you can solve my problem, I'll pay a ticket to you, and also we can navigate in the Caribbean sea. I intend to go in the end of May.

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #88
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I can just see the mass of wires. Sounds to me like people have added things in the past by just wireing directly to the batteries creating a dangerous birds nest of wires. If this is the case and i were you I would install a dc distribution panel which hooks to the batteries then the loads are hooked to the output side of the panel. Someone in the forum must be familiar with these systems maybe you could start a new thread addressing this issue for help. I've done systems like this on small toy boats but never on one as large as yours. Do you have any electrical prints for your vessel?
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #89
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pictures #1

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:28 PM   #91
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Leaving from Cave Cay and arriving in Georgetown

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #92
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looking good Alemao. So you have your electrical problems fixed?

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #94
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Not yet, I intend to go to Luperon in May to solve the problem and to make my second leg of the trip, to Trinidad

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Sergio: We just got to Luperon. Scoudrel's Lady is looking good! We're here for maybe 5 or 6 days. When are you coming back? Is there anything we can look into for you?
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Sergio: We just got to Luperon. Scoudrel's Lady is looking good! We're here for maybe 5 or 6 days. When are you coming back? Is there anything we can look into for you?
Hi Larry, we intend to go in the end of May.
We have a problem with the battery banks that are draining during the night.
The guy that is taking care is "15" (Quinse) and the name of the Marine manager is Freddy.
Please take a look if the bottom boat is clean. By the dock, or ask 15.
I found an electrician by internet but I don't know if he could help us.
If you have time, ask Freddy for a rental car (you just find an used car) and go to Cabaret, is a beautiful place to windsurf and Kite surf.
It's very difficult to make contact with the marine or 15, if they want to talk to me, please let me know.
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Hi Larry, we intend to go in the end of May.
We have a problem with the battery banks that are draining during the night.
The guy that is taking care is "15" (Quinse) and the name of the Marine manager is Freddy.
Please take a look if the bottom boat is clean. By the dock, or ask 15.
I found an electrician by internet but I don't know if he could help us.
If you have time, ask Freddy for a rental car (you just find an used car) and go to Cabaret, is a beautiful place to windsurf and Kite surf.
It's very difficult to make contact with the marine or 15, if they want to talk to me, please let me know.
Thank you

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Nice picture, I'll use as my avatar

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #98
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Hi Larry, I have to arrive in Trinidad in the end of June, because will start the hurricane season.
Can I make this trip in a month? Do you know a marine there that you can indicate? any advice?

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Another thing, can you ask to Freddy or "15" to look inside the dingy if has water and to cover it.

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Another thing, can you ask to Freddy or "15" to look inside the dingy if has water and to cover it.

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I'll talk to Freddy and/or "15". I did notice that the dinghy cover looks like it's partially off. It will be taken care of regardless.
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