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Forum: Liveaboards Today, 10:51 AM
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My goto for at least part of the meals is a sous...

My goto for at least part of the meals is a sous vide, ours is Anova. Its small and has relative low power consumption so it's easy on the inverter... When planning a trip we vacuum pack and freeze...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 02-18-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Ka_sea_ta
:iagree::iagree:

:iagree::iagree:
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 01-31-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Ka_sea_ta
I totally concur with the recommendation that Pau...

I totally concur with the recommendation that Pau Hana gave about the peninsula moorage... Not only is moorage less expensive but you get to avoid the traffic mess on the I5 corridor from Olympia...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,495
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
Our condo marina with a metal roof was destroyed...

Our condo marina with a metal roof was destroyed by fire. The fire spread to the entire fifty slip marina in less then 15 minutes once the fire started. It spread so quickly because of the hot gases...
Forum: Power Systems 01-29-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,600
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
I think the preference between single and double...

I think the preference between single and double controls is what you are familiar with. I started boating with outboards, then I/Os, all single lever controls. The first large boat had mathers and...
Forum: Selene 01-23-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
I replaced an older Splendide W/D combo this last...

I replaced an older Splendide W/D combo this last summer. The old unit was basically a waste of space. The newest vented version works quite well.... The old unit I removed and muscled up the the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-18-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,203
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
I'm not a proponent of fish farms, I also realize...

I'm not a proponent of fish farms, I also realize that about salmon is the 3rd most consumed seafood behind shrimp and tuna, also about 75% of the salmon eaten is farmed, for that reason farms are a...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-18-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,203
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
[QUOTE=Xsbank;838502]“Died orange?” Ever...

[QUOTE=Xsbank;838502]“Died orange?”

Ever seen a white spring?

This is approaching chicken little territory. Why not concentrate on the impeachment for your outrage? Even the anti-vaxxer...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-18-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,203
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
Tom, I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner. Open net...

Tom, I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner. Open net Fish farms absolutely destroy the native fish stocks. I saw this happen around Echo Bay in the mid 80's when the farms came in That area went from...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,648
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
For those of you not familiar with Puget Sound...

For those of you not familiar with Puget Sound waters, the most predominately used boat is between 16 and say 24 feet... these are sheltered waters so this size boat works great for fishing, crabbing...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
Thanks everyone, we have always carried a sat...

Thanks everyone, we have always carried a sat phone with us... but I found the plans pretty expensive and the usage of the phone very minimal. In most cases we were just checking in with family or...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
Spot or in-reach

Looking at these satellite communicators... Which one? and why.... Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
Try the Channel lodge in LaConner it's 15 minutes...

Try the Channel lodge in LaConner it's 15 minutes away from Anacortes. LaConner has some great restaurants a good beer pub... and is easy walking to most everything in town...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 12-29-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,395
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
With our Defever, we hired a flooring contractor....

With our Defever, we hired a flooring contractor. He used a traditional floor sanders and then applied a swedish finish... The floor looked great and held up well and the cost was a few boat units...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-28-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,786
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
You may want to optimize your charging system for...

You may want to optimize your charging system for AGM's the minimum bulk charge current recommended by Lifeline is .2c and anything less will increase sulfation... Lifeline Batteries can handle up to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-27-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
Bulk Charge is constant current.... if the...

Bulk Charge is constant current.... if the batteries are discharged you wont see a higher voltage until they are about 70 to 80 percent charged.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-27-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,786
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
When I updated the DC system in our boat I did...

When I updated the DC system in our boat I did all the cost calculations of FLA, AGM, and Lifepo's. The cost per usable amp/hr calc at the time was about $2 for FLA, 4 for AGM and about $12 for LiFe....
Forum: Power Systems 11-29-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,737
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
Screwed and glued plywood with the inside of the...

Screwed and glued plywood with the inside of the box glassed.. You can then make it any size you need...By the way Steve I find your blog very informative, thanks for taking the time to publish it..
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
I leave mine turned on (no shut off for lower...

I leave mine turned on (no shut off for lower humidity) and put it on a timer to run about 8 hours a day.... A couple of fans to move air from remote areas of the cabin and no moisture issues in the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-05-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,804
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
One shunt is for the Balmar sg200 other is for...

One shunt is for the Balmar sg200 other is for the Magnum
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-05-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,804
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
This wasn't meant as a criticism of what anyone...

This wasn't meant as a criticism of what anyone is using. it is just an observation.... The magnum is my primary battery charger for a relative large bank of AGMs I just find it curious that the two...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-05-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,804
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
For those of you that rely on inverter charger...

For those of you that rely on inverter charger remotes for battery charge/discharge information. I believe that they don't show the inherent energy overhead losses that occur within the inverter...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-03-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,804
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
The Balmar sg uses a shunt (they call it a smart...

The Balmar sg uses a shunt (they call it a smart shunt) the trick thing with the SG is it calculates SOH of the bank... From personal experience it takes several deep discharge cycles for the SG to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-30-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
God's eye view cameras for boat

These synthesized views from front, rear and side cameras have been available in cars and trucks for the last couple years. Has anyone seen this technology for boats. It seems like it would be a...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-28-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Ka_sea_ta
There is a really good thread on sliding glass...

There is a really good thread on sliding glass door roller replacement over on the BOC site...
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