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Forum: Power Systems 12-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Capn Chuck
Don, I haven't posted here for some time now but...

Don, I haven't posted here for some time now but someone brought your post to my attention so I thought I would respond to try and save you a lot of time, grief, and money. I would suggest you get...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-20-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Capn Chuck
So Long From Beach House

I just wanted to say so long to our friends here at Trawler Forum. We have decided that we will no longer be participating at TF. Good luck to all of the friends we have met and made here. We are...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-06-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By Capn Chuck
Welcome. We were sailors and long distance...

Welcome. We were sailors and long distance cruisers for 17 years before we sold our sailboat and bought the trawler. We're currently in the Bahamas having as much fun as we did on the sailboat. Well,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-06-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,907
Posted By Capn Chuck
They all come with adapters. Most every laptop we...

They all come with adapters. Most every laptop we have used is 19 volts. Chuck
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-05-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By Capn Chuck
Call Bob or Brian Smith at American Diesel. Our...

Call Bob or Brian Smith at American Diesel. Our new ones match the old ones. Chuck
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-05-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,907
Posted By Capn Chuck
Forget the inverter, even the small ones are very...

Forget the inverter, even the small ones are very inefficient for the use you want. Get a DC to DC converter and it will work fine. They can be had for around $30.00 and be used for other items since...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-03-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Capn Chuck
Not a problem. We used the CQR successfully for...

Not a problem. We used the CQR successfully for 17 years and tens of thousands of miles. Our sailboat was 15 ton, a bit heavier than the trawler. I can't even guess at how many times we anchored....
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-03-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Capn Chuck
Bess, we pretty much don't use 2 anchors in the...

Bess, we pretty much don't use 2 anchors in the Bahamas, like all of the guide books tell you to do. There are exceptions, such as in cuts and anchoring in strong reversing currents. But even then,...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Capn Chuck
Tom, I like your internet set up. Here is some...

Tom, I like your internet set up. Here is some additional info for phone and internet in the Bahamas, The Trawler Beach House: What Cruisers Want To Know About The Bahamas...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-01-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,237
Posted By Capn Chuck
It won't rip, tear, fade. mildew, blow out...

It won't rip, tear, fade. mildew, blow out stitches, have to be replaced every 5 years or less, cleans effortlessly in place. allows light through while providing shade, is 100% waterproof for its...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-01-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,237
Posted By Capn Chuck
Sunburn under a bimini, cloth or our type, comes...

Sunburn under a bimini, cloth or our type, comes from the sun shining under the bimini or reflecting off the water. There is plenty of shade under the hard top. Chuck
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-01-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,237
Posted By Capn Chuck
We have left it up so far but did put lines...

We have left it up so far but did put lines across and tied it down for a tropical storm. If a hurricane was coming in our direction we would take it down. It's just a matter of taking the bimini...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 04-01-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Capn Chuck
Beach House Is In The Exumas

We're currently in Wardrick Wells and heading for Staniel Cay tomorrow. Chuck
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,237
Posted By Capn Chuck
We absolutely love it and will never go back to a...

We absolutely love it and will never go back to a cloth bimini again. The Trawler Beach House: From A Fabric Bimini To A Hardtop In One Day...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-27-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By Capn Chuck
We have been using a 42 quart Edgestar portable...

We have been using a 42 quart Edgestar portable freezer during our current Bahamas cruise, we're in Nassau right now, and it's one of the best additions we have made for this trip. Chuck
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-24-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
Ben, 90 days for the crew, with easy renewal at...

Ben, 90 days for the crew, with easy renewal at no charge, and a year for the boat. Chuck
Forum: Power Systems 03-24-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,902
Posted By Capn Chuck
Sorry the thread degenerated away from your...

Sorry the thread degenerated away from your question. You have two possible issues. One is that the cylinder is positioned wrong. In that case, remounting it making sure that the cylinder is in the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-24-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
Practical Sailor will also be doing a review so...

Practical Sailor will also be doing a review so it will be interesting to see what they have to say. Chuck
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-24-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By Capn Chuck
You can go back in and change older posts to read...

You can go back in and change older posts to read in the correct order. You will have to go in and change the dates posted so the order is correct. Don't duplicate any dates and use whatever you...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-23-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
Don't ask me, ask the IRS.

Don't ask me, ask the IRS.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
Sail Magazine just did a review of our Anchorage...

Sail Magazine just did a review of our Anchorage Book...
Review: The Great Book of Anchorages | Sail Magazine (http://www.sailmagazine.com/booksmedia/review-great-book-anchorages)
I know, it's not...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-23-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
But of course!!!

But of course!!!
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-23-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
The current location of Beach House Publications...

The current location of Beach House Publications office.

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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-23-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
Don't know.

Don't know.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-22-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By Capn Chuck
We will be in the Bahamas until the end of May...

We will be in the Bahamas until the end of May and then head for the Chesapeake. We plan to start the Loop but we always say our plans are written in the sand at low tide. We'll be working on...
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