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Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,216
Posted By Constellation1
Use it and enjoy it, while observing all safety...

Use it and enjoy it, while observing all safety measures. We used one in the Pacific Northwest for years and loved it. The light, heat and the fact that it kept the moisture down were all compelling...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-16-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,184
Posted By Constellation1
I have this gear onboard and it works VERY well....

I have this gear onboard and it works VERY well. In my opinion you do need to be fairly technical or have good access to technical support to get it well configured, but once it is ... my experience...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Constellation1
I would say it does as Bob does a great job of...

I would say it does as Bob does a great job of making it 'generic', while still answering very specific questions about Northern Lights products. No question is off limits - I learned things about my...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Constellation1
Someone told me about it on my dock so I emailed...

Someone told me about it on my dock so I emailed their support email. I got a response saying the next course was full and they would put me on a wait list. A month later I was in a class.
Forum: Power Systems 03-09-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By Constellation1
Very cool - following along

Very cool - following along
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Constellation1
Northern Lights Generators

This is just positive praise to Northern-Lights. Not only am I a super-fan of my NL 9kw generator that continuously does what it is asked to do - 3400 hours so far, but last week Northern Lights...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-07-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,438
Posted By Constellation1
$4.56 / gal at Faro Blanco Marina in Marathon FL...

$4.56 / gal at Faro Blanco Marina in Marathon FL today
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 02-17-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Constellation1
As other have said, open slips are almost...

As other have said, open slips are almost non-existent, when we were looking last year we called every marina from Bradenton to Fort Myers with no luck. We were put on wait lists, followed up and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Constellation1
Crowd sourcing weather interpretation

Greetings - here is a first for me, crowd sourcing weather info. My plan is to leave Key West tomorrow and head up Hawks Channel - through Moser channel to Marathon. I have a couple of newbies on...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 02-08-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,611
Posted By Constellation1
Hey Ted - sounds like a great trip. Are you...

Hey Ted - sounds like a great trip. Are you departing from your home port in Fort Myers?

We have been in Key West since Jan 7, depart later this week for Marathon and then slowly cruise north back...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-04-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Constellation1
Thanks everyone - I'm confident now that the bank...

Thanks everyone - I'm confident now that the bank in question is simply at end of life. I'm searching for 2 8D AGMs in Key West / Marathon now. FLA are easy to find - AGMs are proving much harder.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-03-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Constellation1
Great feedback so far - thank you. More details -...

Great feedback so far - thank you. More details - which I should have provided earlier.

All batteries are AGM
They are kept charged with a singles Xantrex Charger / Inverter
Batteries go through...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-03-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Constellation1
Battery Voltage

I have three battery banks - thrusters 2x8D, house 2x 8D, starter 1x 8D.

Fully charged voltage for the house and starter banks is ~13.4v
Fully charged for the thrusters is ~12.7v and drops to...
Forum: Grand Banks 02-01-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Constellation1
Without a transfer pump it is very difficult to...

Without a transfer pump it is very difficult to balance water tanks. Gravity works against you. No ideas other than shifting loads on the boat to get it to sit without a list - tanks will then...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Constellation1
I have two split Cruiseair units and one all in...

I have two split Cruiseair units and one all in one unit. One of the split units failed at 11 years old and I replaced it. They are no longer making the split units so I'm not sure what I will do in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,811
Posted By Constellation1
We have two Pedego Latch bikes. they are folding,...

We have two Pedego Latch bikes. they are folding, have a belt drive and no derailleur. They have a rack that lets us carry everything we need - groceries etc. They aren't cheap but the low...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
This is very helpful. The pump is mounted to the...

This is very helpful. The pump is mounted to the side of the sump - there is a specific mounting bracket for it, however, I can mount it to the same bracket I have the sump on which would be a bit...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
Whale's opinion is indecisive. First they say...

Whale's opinion is indecisive. First they say that after viewing the video that the pump appears to be working correctly. You can see air in the hose between the sump and the pump - that can't be...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
Whale just asked me to send them a video. I will...

Whale just asked me to send them a video. I will do that and report back. My belief now is that I was expecting too much 😃. Stand by.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
One of my AC unit’s is very low - at the water...

One of my AC unit’s is very low - at the water line.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
I know that the joker valve is in place and I can...

I know that the joker valve is in place and I can blow through one way and not the other. Should I take it out and fully inspect it to ensure there isnít another issue with it?
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
Perhaps my expectations were too high? It is...

Perhaps my expectations were too high? It is moving water in bursts and it is noisy 😃. Does yours run for a couple of minutes at a time while youíre showering? I was expecting it to run for short...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
Hi Scott, It pumps water out poorly. Gulping...

Hi Scott,

It pumps water out poorly. Gulping is an appropriate term for this pump as thatís what I hear. There is no stream of water coming out the discharge it it spitting out a bit of water with...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
I appreciate the reply. Iím close to putting the...

I appreciate the reply. Iím close to putting the old system back in as it worked and was quiet. I was expecting this to be a significant upgrade. I have AC condensation lines that run into the box or...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-18-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By Constellation1
I will pull out that valve and check it. I’m...

I will pull out that valve and check it. I’m confident that my in and out orientation is correct, but thanks. The pump is definitely ‘gulping’ loud but I can see air in the short line between the...
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