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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 12:54 PM
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Yes, that is interesting, Thanks for posting it!

Yes, that is interesting, Thanks for posting it!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 12:15 PM
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Views: 295
Posted By ksanders
I have three diesel trucks, both ford and dodge. ...

I have three diesel trucks, both ford and dodge.

All three of them have two large starting batteries in parallel.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By ksanders
The problem with G31 batteries is really not the...

The problem with G31 batteries is really not the battery, its that people try to replace their 8D starting battery with a single group 31.

I checked recently and a Group 31 Does Not meet the CCA...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By ksanders
Bayliner 4788 53í LOA 47í LOD Length On Deck.

Bayliner 4788 53í LOA

47í LOD Length On Deck.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,011
Posted By ksanders
As You know, but for folks that do not know... ...

As You know, but for folks that do not know...

Every moderator here on TF is a volunteer boater/member. Moderators are invited to help out with running the forum based on their history of...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-22-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By ksanders
OK then the one of the Whooping Crane please :)

OK then the one of the Whooping Crane please :)
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-22-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By ksanders
I have hundreds! This was my first trip to...

I have hundreds!

This was my first trip to really tour the Texas Gulf Coast, and i have to say that I am very fond of the area!

The people were fantastic!, The scenery was spectacular! the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
This morning it’s cold in Seward Alaska. I am...

This morning it’s cold in Seward Alaska. I am nowhere near the boat, but I am happy in the knowledge that all is well. :)

There are lots of different vendors out there that supply equipment, and...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-18-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By ksanders
These were taken this month during our visit to...

These were taken this month during our visit to the Aransas National wildlife Refuge

Were were in Awe. At one point we could visibly see 1% of the worlds population of Whooping Cranes :)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
I use a Cradlepoint AER1600 router. This router...

I use a Cradlepoint AER1600 router. This router has redundant cellular modems, plus the ability to use WIFI, or a wired ethernet connection as the internet connection.

You can configure all these...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
Well, I guess we differ. I looked at the...

Well, I guess we differ. I looked at the available “marine” systems and decided that I could use a home automation/security system and get better results.

I started with Sensaphone, then Iris, and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
Internet coverage is something we are depending...

Internet coverage is something we are depending on more and more every year.

What I use is cellular backed up by a satellite link. I have two separate hi gigabit plans with two carriers. For...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By ksanders
Yep, I peered into the future and installed...

Yep, I peered into the future and installed isolation transformers last year.

Yes my boat’s electrical system is in great shape but it feels good that my boat is effectively isolated from the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
Nice post, but we have two very much different...

Nice post, but we have two very much different goals.

I want, no I need a highly reliable alarm and monitoring system for my boat so that when Iím away I know that all is well.

What I also...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
Thanks! I use Actiontiles.com as the GUI. I...

Thanks!

I use Actiontiles.com as the GUI. I could integrate video into the display as well, I just do not have cameras that can do that remotely, although they are available. My cameras pre-date...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-14-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By ksanders
In my opinion SSB has been largly functionally...

In my opinion SSB has been largly functionally replaced by satellite based communications systems

With the KVH SATCOM system I can from with few exceptions anywhere in the world...

Make and...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-14-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By ksanders
I have two little GE units from Home Depot

I have two little GE units from Home Depot
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
Or you can like I did and replace built in...

Or you can like I did and replace built in electric heater thermostats with communication enabled switches.

You could use the temperature sensors built into your motion sensors to create a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-11-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,372
Posted By ksanders
Yes, I have a smart boat I suppose. I have a...

Yes, I have a smart boat I suppose.

I have a samsung smartthings hub and a variety of devices.

Here is a live screen shot.

As you can see, I am monitoring electrical power, bilge water,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,098
Posted By ksanders
Thats really it. Diesel heat is king in Alaska....

Thats really it. Diesel heat is king in Alaska. Almost every boat has some form of it. some prefer hydronic, some forced air, but all prefer diesel fueled heat.

As far as features pilothouse style...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-07-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,954
Posted By ksanders
The cradlepont stuff runs very well, and they...

The cradlepont stuff runs very well, and they have a remote access feature even for non routable ip addresses. The remote service runs through their servers and costs in the $80 per year range.
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,718
Posted By ksanders
My understanding and Iíve done this twice is it...

My understanding and Iíve done this twice is it is 90 days, extendable by written application to 180 days
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,718
Posted By ksanders
With a licensed captain on board you will be...

With a licensed captain on board you will be pressed for time, as you will be paying him by the day. That means you will tend to push weather windows to the very uncomfortable range, vs days you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By ksanders
We stayed at the Majestic and thought it was a...

We stayed at the Majestic and thought it was a great ,central place to stay in Anacortes.
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 01-02-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By ksanders
I think you are correct. Steve must have already...

I think you are correct. Steve must have already sold his.
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