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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,119
Posted By Retriever
Bob, looks like you're not the only one!...

Bob, looks like you're not the only one! https://komonews.com/news/local/thief-takes-24-million-yacht-on-wild-ride-from-chandlers-cove-smashing-other-boats
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 07-15-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,270
Posted By Retriever
Here's the list:...

Here's the list: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/do-rb/services/nexusmarine-nexusmaritime-eng.html

Incidentally, it's pretty clear in Prince Rupert, where we screwed up. I just wish when I'd said...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 07-14-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,270
Posted By Retriever
We just had a somewhat unpleasant experience...

We just had a somewhat unpleasant experience clearing into Canada at Prince Rupert.

We (two boats, all aboard have (or maybe had) NEXUS) called in and cleared into Prince Rupert. Neither of us...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,563
Posted By Retriever
I've been aboard Tanglewood and it's an...

I've been aboard Tanglewood and it's an outstanding boat. I can't imagine finding a better or more thoughtfully outfitted, equipped, and maintained N60. I wish I had the money!
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,119
Posted By Retriever
Glad you and Mahalo are okay! Seattle has...

Glad you and Mahalo are okay!

Seattle has gone crazy. I've had my car broken into at the Silver Cloud garage near where your boat was. Recently a (well known to the police) lady broke into my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,680
Posted By Retriever
Just got to Ketchikan. Last fuel was in Oak...

Just got to Ketchikan. Last fuel was in Oak Harbor about three weeks ago.

I travelled 731.7nm in 97.94 engine hours and burned 194.3 gallons of diesel. That's an average speed of 7.47 knots at...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,259
Posted By Retriever
My NT37 is older than the one you're looking at...

My NT37 is older than the one you're looking at and powered by the mechanical Cummins 330hp 6BTA. Comfortable, efficient cruise is at about 1300 RPM making 7.8 knots and burning about 2.2 gph. Faster...
Forum: Power Systems 04-24-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Retriever
Mine has done the same thing (minus the clicking...

Mine has done the same thing (minus the clicking noise...I don't hear any) since I bought the boat 5 years ago. Sometimes it'll take a couple attempts for the thruster to turn on. Since it's always...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,124
Posted By Retriever
Bob, thanks for the blog...I'm enjoying following...

Bob, thanks for the blog...I'm enjoying following along! Can't wait to see Mahalo in the PNW!
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 04-14-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
Posted By Retriever
I'm heading north from Seattle about May 3rd with...

I'm heading north from Seattle about May 3rd with five boats! Should be to Juneau around June 9. Then starting south, but I have to leave the boat a few times and fly back to the lower 48 so I won't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 13,813
Posted By Retriever
I've been boarded by the USCG once. Other times...

I've been boarded by the USCG once. Other times they've approached, shouted a few questions, then gone on their way.

I'm always a little miffed why they insist on shouting from boat to boat before...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-14-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,351
Posted By Retriever
They’re attached directly to the panels. The LG...

They’re attached directly to the panels. The LG 365w panels I bought had holes already drilled for mounts like these. And the roof is flat so I didn’t have to tweak anything for the panels to sit...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,351
Posted By Retriever
These are the mounts I used. Low profile, simple,...

These are the mounts I used. Low profile, simple, and inexpensive!

Solar Panel Mount Mounting Z Bracket Set RV Boat Off Grid Roof...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-13-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By Retriever
I haven't had great luck with the Xintex...two...

I haven't had great luck with the Xintex...two S1A units have failed, one after about 10 years (ok, everything breaks...) and the other after just 18 months. Xintex offered to repair the 18 month old...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Retriever
Sure, I'll send you a PM! The link dhays...

Sure, I'll send you a PM!

The link dhays posted is correct...with taxes the two panels were about $1200.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-08-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Retriever
Here's the response I got from Victron about...

Here's the response I got from Victron about using a charge controller that's undersized:

"As far as output (charge current) the level is limited by the maximal of what the charge controller can...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-07-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Retriever
I think I'm fine. From Victron: " If more PV...

I think I'm fine. From Victron: " If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power."

So all I lose is charging output above 50 amps on the very rare occasion the panels might...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-07-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Retriever
I was told that it's not hazardous to the...

I was told that it's not hazardous to the controller, but that in the rare circumstances when the panels could make more than 50 amps they'll be limited. Is that not the case?

Update: I just asked...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-07-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Retriever
Yes, the panels were expensive compared to most,...

Yes, the panels were expensive compared to most, but they're the most efficient that I could find in that size range. And the overall difference in cost wasn't really that big...a few hundred dollars...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-06-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Retriever
I just put solar panels on the pilothouse roof...

I just put solar panels on the pilothouse roof after years of thinking it wouldn't do much good. My thinking was I already have a generator, big battery bank, and high output alternator, so why do I...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-03-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Retriever
Mine too. Also a few flares and an Ocean Signal...

Mine too. Also a few flares and an Ocean Signal MOB1 AIS MOB device.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 02-23-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Retriever
I wouldn't buy a watermaker for a single summer...

I wouldn't buy a watermaker for a single summer in Alaska, especially with 600 gallons of capacity. Once you're in SE, water is available pretty readily and it's been clear, clean, and safe in my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,092
Posted By Retriever
+1. I just bought two 365 watt LG panels from...

+1. I just bought two 365 watt LG panels from Platt. I ordered by phone and picked them up from the nearest Platt store a week later. No shipping charge. The price was competitive with anything I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,612
Posted By Retriever
I have an Apple TV onboard, works great over LTE....

I have an Apple TV onboard, works great over LTE. I use a Peplink MAX Mini router with a T-Mobile unlimited SIM card for internet. I rarely if ever connect to marina WiFi since LTE is almost always...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,712
Posted By Retriever
A few more thoughts... I rented a car in...

A few more thoughts...

I rented a car in Skidegate and explored Graham Island for a day. Tow Hill and the nearby beaches were a highlight. Several small museums were interesting.

The Golden...
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