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Old 08-02-2017, 05:29 AM   #141
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Don't install a vent like that! In terms of air movement (cfm) those things equate to about 3/5 of 5/8 of an average fart.

If you want ventilation, and in hot climates you probably do, then install something like this:
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:55 AM   #142
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Don't install a vent like that! In terms of air movement (cfm) those things equate to about 3/5 of 5/8 of an average fart.

If you want ventilation, and in hot climates you probably do, then install something like this:
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I was about to install one. The one I saw is rated 25m3/h (900 cu ft), does not look that bad except if it is just bullshit.
Are these so weak that it does not do its intended job? Better to check before starting the install. Any input welcome (and sorry for the little thread hijack)

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Old 08-03-2017, 06:27 AM   #143
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[QUOTE=Insequent;579000]Don't install a vent like that! In terms of air movement (cfm) those things equate to about 3/5 of 5/8 of an average fart.

Yes - not much more!
Doesn't move as much as I had hoped - but I didn't buy it to cool the boat, just as a source of change out.
I doubt a huge amount of air flow would be good for the interior out here with so much salt in the air.
Anyway off on the 1st trip today. Looking forward to seeing how The Monkey will be for us and what changes/additions need to be made!

Some photos or movie to come later!!!
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You guys put a lot of work in your boat. I am on the lazy side. The only mod I did - install high water alarm, fuel gauge and escape hatch in my stern bedroom.
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We survived!
Great fun to be back on the water for "relaxinin".
Our 1st trip was a success. The Monkey did us proud with no breakdowns.
I, of course, have a list of things to replace, repair or upgrade.
Most importantly I now know by adding another 2 batteries we will be able to run the A/C and fridge for 10 hours without any charging. I will plan on adding 4 which will give me coffee, frother, and a few other add ons in the 110v system for the future.

Went as far as Black Point for day I of the regatta.
1st night moored at Cambridge Cay. Too windy and mid tide so did not snorkel the caves but had a nice drift around the north end of the Cay.
The wind was a steady 15 - 20 mainly from the SE for the entire trip so we stayed as close as we could to the Cays on the way south. We draw approx. 3.5' and that makes it easy to travel for most tides.
2nd night alongside one of the private cays to meet other Managers and catch up with one of our employees from the past.
3rd night Black Pt. area. Our boss is one of the sponsors for the regattas held throughout the area and we were long overdue to put in an appearance and catch up with local Government and friends from the past.
Our last night was spent at Pipe Creek. Probably one of the most beautiful places in this entire area.


I will try and set aside some time and put together the photos from the drone and my good camera.
The below photos are from the phone.


"Witty K" winner of long distance race and 1st round the buoys race.
Jen and I with Chief Councillor, for Exuma, Ezra Kemp.
Yuri Rolle making us some fresh Conch Salad.
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She's a proud looking vessel now, Stan! Time for a new avatar?
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Glad your trip went without a hitch. It looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. With boats as old as ours, there is always that nagging feeling of "what's going to go wrong". BTW, your list is waaaay shorter than mine! Congrats..
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Don't install a vent like that! In terms of air movement (cfm) those things equate to about 3/5 of 5/8 of an average fart.

Yes - not much more!
Doesn't move as much as I had hoped - but I didn't buy it to cool the boat, just as a source of change out.
I doubt a huge amount of air flow would be good for the interior out here with so much salt in the air.
Anyway off on the 1st trip today. Looking forward to seeing how The Monkey will be for us and what changes/additions need to be made!

Some photos or movie to come later!!!

Great job so far!

I also had one of those solar fans, which didn't push much air and eventually died. I left the housing in place and removed the fan & replaced it with a similar sized computer fan that I had laying around. It will now evacuate the air in the head reasonably well.
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A Bad Monkey Tail

I, of course, have a list of things to replace, repair or upgrade.
Most importantly I now know by adding another 2 batteries we will be able to run the A/C and fridge for 10 hours without any charging. I will plan on adding 4 which will give me coffee, frother, and a few other add ons in the 110v system for the future.





Happy everything went well. One question, how many 8d batteries do You have in your housebank to be able to run ac for 10 Hours?

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Happy everything went well. One question, how many 8d batteries do You have in your housebank to be able to run ac for 10 Hours?

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Thanks John,
Not 8 Ds. I did have a couple at the beginning but I could not stand the weight and the physical size for placement. The only place I could put them was in the bilge - and they were, and that's a sad ending story!
So I am currently using 4 x Odyssey AGM 31M PC-2150 for the 24v system
My 24v battery system is only for 120v and the 3,000 pure sine wave Charger/inverter. I have a very large alternator on the Stbd main just for this system. It seems to work great.
I have accidently drained them twice so far and they have charged right back up and still operating great.
I know they are expensive but my engineer swears by them.
I have to admit they have been great.
I also have one for each engine starting - hooked up to individual alternators on each engine. Also switching to bring both batteries together for starting if necessary.
Then 2 for the 12v house batteries. These seemed quite adequate for the boat.
Start batteries and 12v bank are also charged by a true charger from 120v.
Also purchased a small, quiet, Honda generator - just in case
Some Solar will be coming!
PS the A/c is only an 8,000 BTU for the aft cabin.
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Has anyone here installed a flettnor ventilator? They are all over in Europe but never see them in the U.S.
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Looking good, you have my favorite boat.
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Just got caught up on this thread, and spent the last, oh, 45 minutes going over it pic by pic, word by word. Absolutely awesome is all I can say!

Beautiful job and glad to see things going well.

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Just got caught up on this thread, and spent the last, oh, 45 minutes going over it pic by pic, word by word. Absolutely awesome is all I can say!

Beautiful job and glad to see things going well.

Enjoy.
Thanks for the nice words Off Work.
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The Gulf Star is my favorite boat, has been since I saw my first one forty years ago. Had a lot of boats since both sail and power, but never seemed to cross paths with one at the right time. Been on dry land (Southern UT ) for ten years and recently got the itch for water again after seeing a photo of a Gulf Star. Maybe this time.....
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The Gulf Star is my favorite boat, has been since I saw my first one forty years ago. Had a lot of boats since both sail and power, but never seemed to cross paths with one at the right time. Been on dry land (Southern UT ) for ten years and recently got the itch for water again after seeing a photo of a Gulf Star. Maybe this time.....
Yes I like the lines. There are not a lot of the Mark 1's that come up and the ones that do seem to need a lot of work. The Mark 2 seems to come around a lot more often. Probably a lot more of them.
This one below looks to be in great condition. Has a lot if timber below decks, but, from the photos, it looks to be in great condition. The owners have done a fantastic job.

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Yes I like the lines. There are not a lot of the Mark 1's that come up and the ones that do seem to need a lot of work. The Mark 2 seems to come around a lot more often. Probably a lot more of them.
This one below looks to be in great condition. Has a lot if timber below decks, but, from the photos, it looks to be in great condition. The owners have done a fantastic job.

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Talk about six degrees of separation, that boat belongs to the best friend of a guy I went to high school with. I posted a pic on FB saying "I want" and he saw it on a mutual friends page. Sent me a bunch of pics bringing it from Michigan to the NHYC on the Hudson River, a club I used to a director of. Small world, especially in boating.
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Was able to get down to the Exuma Park and check on the Monkey yesterday and am very happy to report she is safe and happy swinging on her old mooring.
Not so lucky for the owner of the sailboat down there though.
We only ended up with around 60+ knots for approx. over a 20 hour period.
It is strange to be hoping that the storms take a different path and then when they do and you realize that this just means hardships on so many others. Obviously our wishing has no affect on the path of the storms, but still it feels wrong.
There are of course another million+ heartaches out there. Wish it were a different scenario for all!
I don't want to post pics of the sailboat as I am still trying to find the owners.
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