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Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,322
Posted By Retriever
As a millennial, here are my thoughts... ...

As a millennial, here are my thoughts...

Boating is a really broad category. Most of us on the forum are interested in cruising powerboats, which is a tiny portion of the overall market, but the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 11-21-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,372
Posted By Retriever
I've left the boat several times in Juneau. Many...

I've left the boat several times in Juneau. Many more flight options than Petersburg or Wrangell.

I normally arrive a day or two before I need to fly out. There's open linear moorage (first come,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-21-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By Retriever
I have the Vesper XB8000. It transmits and...

I have the Vesper XB8000. It transmits and receives AIS, but more importantly it also puts all the NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 data on the boat's WiFi network. That way Coastal Explorer (and in my case iOS...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,176
Posted By Retriever
Philbrooks and Delta in Sidney are good...

Philbrooks and Delta in Sidney are good suggestions.

I'd also check with Pacific Yacht Management in Seattle, Delta in Seattle, and Platypus in Port Angeles.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 11-03-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,915
Posted By Retriever
I have one of these:...

I have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/GOTRAX-GXL-Commuting-Electric-Scooter/dp/B07F1GNDRL

Easy to store, easy to transport by dinghy, fun, quick (unless going up a steep hill, where you...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,448
Posted By Retriever
I spent a few hours with a PYI rep last week...

I spent a few hours with a PYI rep last week talking about Sonihull and going through the installation on a friends boat. The rep had some compelling photos and testimonials from the USCG and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,945
Posted By Retriever
Spectra is now owned by Katadyn. Consider...

Spectra is now owned by Katadyn. Consider contacting their support (support is excellent, in my experience) and asking if parts will be available for both models for the foreseeable future.

I have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,534
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, 01:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,633
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, 11:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,633
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,032
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, 09:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,534
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,767
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,490
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,743
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,409
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 14,761
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, 01:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,885
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,885
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
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...
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