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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
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Same footprint but taller -- golf cart batteries...

Same footprint but taller -- golf cart batteries are a great replacement for 8D, but you need the vertical clearance. A side benefit is that a single-golf cart battery weighs about half what an 8D...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 947
Posted By MYTraveler
1. Great facilities -- enough slips so that the...

1. Great facilities -- enough slips so that the wait list time is manageable, good docks, bar, restaurant, swimming pool,

2. Equity Ownership structure -- as opposed to the club being someone's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,333
Posted By MYTraveler
Does LOA have a universally understood meaning? ...

Does LOA have a universally understood meaning? I understand it to mean from the tip of the bow sprit to the back of the stern, including any attached overhangs like a swim platform. This is the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-21-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By MYTraveler
Particularly in areas with many clubs in close...

Particularly in areas with many clubs in close proximity, individual clubs seem to develop personalities. We found one that suits us to a Tee, and now recognize that the runner up club would have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By MYTraveler
TZTPro (and probably other versions of Nobeltecs...

TZTPro (and probably other versions of Nobeltecs software) has a pretty good weather overlay. It uses grib files freely downloadable.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,079
Posted By MYTraveler
Two reasons: 1. You can use its Arpa / Marpa...

Two reasons: 1. You can use its Arpa / Marpa feature to warn of collision courses that your eyeballs could easily miss, and 2. Gives you practice correlating a radar echo with reality.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-16-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By MYTraveler
I would make a small hole in the keel and suck...

I would make a small hole in the keel and suck air through it. I would put a closed bucket between the vacuum pump and the keel, and in that bucket I would put a battery powered humidity meter. I...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-16-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By MYTraveler
You don't need BB VHF to have two stations. The...

You don't need BB VHF to have two stations. The ICOM 604, for example, allows a regular mike where the radio is installed, and a concurrent remote "command mike". That is how my boat is set up. We...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,403
Posted By MYTraveler
Actually, at least with TZTProfessional (and...

Actually, at least with TZTProfessional (and maybe with NN3D), you can create configuration files in advance. Then it is a simple matter of loading a different configuration file. And it really...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,079
Posted By MYTraveler
I took the question to be whether damage is done...

I took the question to be whether damage is done with the unit in standby.
I asked Furuno that question when I realized that the TimeZero Professional software that runs my radar puts the radar in...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-10-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By MYTraveler
Thanks everyone for the advice. From what I have...

Thanks everyone for the advice. From what I have been able to find, the Napa / auto type are not stainless steel, and for a couple of my hatches (over fish holds, where salt water exposure is...
Forum: Power Systems 01-09-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By MYTraveler
Rather than scanning your existing prop, you...

Rather than scanning your existing prop, you could probably have one designed (based on measurements of your existing prop that you take) far less expensively, and once designed (using 3D CAD...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-09-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By MYTraveler
Thank you Mr. Blue -- Looks like McMaster-Carr...

Thank you Mr. Blue -- Looks like McMaster-Carr has just what I need. -Rick
Forum: General Maintenance 01-09-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By MYTraveler
Gas Shocks / Struts

My boat has a bunch of these and they all need replacement. Anyone have a good supplier to suggest? Thanks, Rick
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By MYTraveler
I installed the RayMarine system (life lock?). ...

I installed the RayMarine system (life lock?). It doesn't have the range to cover my entire boat, so lots of false positives. Coverage in the cockpit, which is probably the most important area, is...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-31-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,987
Posted By MYTraveler
This is what I am using and it is still available...

This is what I am using and it is still available on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ubiquity+bullet&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

It is disappointing to hear that Ubuiti doesn't make this (or apparently...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,403
Posted By MYTraveler
Before I commissioned the construction of my...

Before I commissioned the construction of my current boat with a different builder, I strongly considered Nordhavn, but wanted twins. They had no problem building a boat with twins (at least not in...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-29-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By MYTraveler
I can recommend the SH 850 and 870. Their...

I can recommend the SH 850 and 870. Their current top of the line is 890, I believe.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-29-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,987
Posted By MYTraveler
Check out the Bullets (or more user friendly...

Check out the Bullets (or more user friendly versions using the exact same technology but at 2x - 3x the price).
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By MYTraveler
I bought a trident, but don't use it much. Does...

I bought a trident, but don't use it much. Does what it is supposed to do and seems to satisfy the needs of the researchers who are its target market. The price was about $2K (with options) as I...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 12-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
For Sale: Battery charger
Views: 1,882
Posted By MYTraveler
In case you are not aware, some chargers (not...

In case you are not aware, some chargers (not sure about a Charles) can be set to limit the input or output amperage. Either should make it compatible with your generator.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,501
Posted By MYTraveler
Does your friend have any theory about how that...

Does your friend have any theory about how that happened? I suppose the heat could have ruptured the tank, but then what ignited the escaping propane? Was the theory that the propane somehow...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,501
Posted By MYTraveler
One gallon of propane produces 92,000 BTUs. My...

One gallon of propane produces 92,000 BTUs. My two burner built-in grill produces a max of 50,000 BTUs per hour. So, my 8-gallon tanks should be good for about 14 hours each, on high. I figure...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-25-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,424
Posted By MYTraveler
I try to get several uses out of a piece of...

I try to get several uses out of a piece of dental floss, but resisted the temptation to try to re-use any of today's wrapping paper.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By MYTraveler
IME, you won't miss anything by ignoring...

IME, you won't miss anything by ignoring everything besides 15. If USCG has an announcement, they will advise on 16 and ask you switch to 22A for "important marine information". That said, I have...
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