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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-31-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,357
Posted By rjtrane
I have approximately 6,000 watts of Sun Power...

I have approximately 6,000 watts of Sun Power panels and 2 each Outback controllers - 60 Amps each at 48v nominal. System was installed fall 2008 and has been working since with no issues. Battery is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 135
Poll: Your Age?
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Posted By rjtrane
71 and counting. Been boating 60 + years.

71 and counting. Been boating 60 + years.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 25,043
Posted By rjtrane
Amused

I get a kick out of the speculative comments in this thread.

The boat sunk because the owner failed to maintain her and was out in weather for which he was ill prepared. As noted above, an 8d...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By rjtrane
Download Sun Seeker Lite - a free app. It gives...

Download Sun Seeker Lite - a free app. It gives you the angle of the sun above the horizon throughout the day for your location. Subtract this angle from 90 to give you the angle of the sun from the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-18-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,944
Posted By rjtrane
There are some hybrid MPPT controllers out there...

There are some hybrid MPPT controllers out there that handle inputs from wind and solar. The most efficient cells are made by Sun Power - they market panels as well as a company in Europe (mounted on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,049
Posted By rjtrane
There exist a variety of systems in the electric...

There exist a variety of systems in the electric hybrid world that essentially insert themselves between the output of the diesel and the shaft - of course, the shaft would need shortening and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,049
Posted By rjtrane
I have always felt that the best "take home"...

I have always felt that the best "take home" system is using the main prop and shaft with some form of power belted to the shaft. A small outboard propeller (or even a small, inboard take-home system...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By rjtrane
Good news is that you can put it on your home...

Good news is that you can put it on your home account as an add'l tv. Next to no monthly cost.

You can mount directly to you PH roof as long as radar scan is above it. If it has it's own black...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-08-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,109
Posted By rjtrane
Awl Grip (and others) sell a high-build epoxy...

Awl Grip (and others) sell a high-build epoxy primer. Most likely 2 coats of this, ideally sprayed on, would prepare the surface best. After polishing with 600 grit to 2a mirror finish, spray (or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 48,826
Posted By rjtrane
No. The GH47 has been produced with many fine...

No. The GH47 has been produced with many fine examples cruising. I believe Ken wants to focus on the lower profile N series in both 37' and 47'.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,932
Posted By rjtrane
If you spend more than a day making this one-time...

If you spend more than a day making this one-time mold, you're doing something wrong. It does take some woodworking skills, not beyond the average do it yourselfer. The lamination lulu be picky...
Forum: Power Systems 01-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,145
Posted By rjtrane
This has been an educational thread - and a bit...

This has been an educational thread - and a bit if time travel to some of Marin's old posts.

Good work!
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,932
Posted By rjtrane
Shoal. Here's how to make a fiberglass platform...

Shoal. Here's how to make a fiberglass platform with slots and flange.

1. As I mentioned before, make a flat table a bit bigger than plat form and cover with shiny mica.
2. Using your template,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,932
Posted By rjtrane
Quick questions: 1. How do plan on mounting...

Quick questions:

1. How do plan on mounting the skiff?

2. How do you plan on getting skiff on and off?

3. Is beam 62"? If snugged agInst transom, you can figure the total wright is out 32"...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,969
Posted By rjtrane
I see a few recommendations for the Krogen...

I see a few recommendations for the Krogen Manatee. The bigger Whaleback is also a contender. All living is done on one level that opens to back porch. One flight up is the pilot house. A stair leads...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,932
Posted By rjtrane
If you're willing to work in fiberglass you can...

If you're willing to work in fiberglass you can do it yourself. Quick answer to your question - do not use wood core! Closed dell PVC is best.

1. Make a full size template.
2. Make a flat table...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,930
Posted By rjtrane
Seems that since you have a four year old, you...

Seems that since you have a four year old, you most likely have a job? And will use the boat weekends and vacations? That world voyaging is not likely!?

Just curious why full displacement is #1 on...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-26-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By rjtrane
Vacuum switch? I've replaced mine before.

Vacuum switch? I've replaced mine before.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-24-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 26,566
Posted By rjtrane
I have installed Vacuflush systems on the...

I have installed Vacuflush systems on the majority of boats I've built since the late '80s. I've unclogged them numerous times. Here's how I do it:
1. Turn off water.
2. Get a long screw...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-21-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,544
Posted By rjtrane
In all the cruising yachts I've been involved in...

In all the cruising yachts I've been involved in since my first large boat venture, Florida Bay Coasters, to the present day, we have ONLY installed AC refrigerators, from 5 cubic feet through 21 CF,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,825
Posted By rjtrane
Regardless of the name/builder, I'm assuming it's...

Regardless of the name/builder, I'm assuming it's from the same set of molds?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-19-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,454
Posted By rjtrane
Buying a steel plate to heat up so you can then...

Buying a steel plate to heat up so you can then heat up an old pot or pan is missing the point - the value of having an induction cook top in the first place is to use less energy with the added...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,602
Posted By rjtrane
Box Keel Cruiser

This concept was not as lean - 7' beam at the WL - 39'6" LOA and LWL - ratio is 5.65:1 - not exceptionally narrow. But sized for shipping by standard 40' container.

The box keel is the width of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,825
Posted By rjtrane
I am assuming Boomerang is a Vega 30 motor...

I am assuming Boomerang is a Vega 30 motor sailor? I can't tell you how much I lusted for that boat decades ago. I may still have the paper brochures tucked away somewhere. How many were built?
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,602
Posted By rjtrane
I designed a box keel sailboat years ago - the...

I designed a box keel sailboat years ago - the Peep Hen - a micro cruiser 14' x 6' - and built well over 100 units. Most likely my favorite project.

More recently I designed an expandable box...
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