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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-09-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By fractalphreak
Following along with this. I am about to pull...

Following along with this. I am about to pull the trigger on a NUC type PC for NWD, along with a monitor, for the lower helm. I am also looking at building a suitable weatherproof cabinet for a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,863
Posted By fractalphreak
It is according to the state of Washington. The...

It is according to the state of Washington. The documentation of how that came about shows that while EPA can authorize the state to do it, the state has to take the action. Which they did.

Here...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 02-01-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,332
Posted By fractalphreak
...last night we had a huge windstorm in our...

...last night we had a huge windstorm in our area. We already had the boat tied up good, extra lines out, etc. But went to check on it. It was fine. But we found a piece of somebody's brand new...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,863
Posted By fractalphreak
Some clarification here is in order. It is...

Some clarification here is in order. It is untrue that local (state, county, city) police in Washington state are banned or ordered not to cooperate with Federal law enforcement. A few points about...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-31-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,274
Posted By fractalphreak
If you can manage to install some antenna...

If you can manage to install some antenna connectors and marine wiring, which it sounds like you do, I would absolutely do it yourself.

The transciever is a good idea. The cost is not that much...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-27-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,033
Posted By fractalphreak
I'm not balking; just hoping I get an android...

I'm not balking; just hoping I get an android upgrade. Upgrading to the newest CE and buying a Nemo was the very first thing I did for NWD. I'm seeing enough value in having a navigation suite on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,884
Posted By fractalphreak
Let us know how it all goes together and how it...

Let us know how it all goes together and how it works for you! Which model AB did you end up with?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-26-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,033
Posted By fractalphreak
It would be really interesting to know. I just...

It would be really interesting to know. I just purchased the latest version of CE in 2018 and it would be skookum to be able to DL an android version to my tablet. I just this week was working on...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-11-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By fractalphreak
Congrats! Hope your "2 week trips" go well! All...

Congrats! Hope your "2 week trips" go well! All my 2 week projects seem to end up twice as complicated and three times that long!

Nice looking boat, well done.:thumb: I'm envious of you having...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,287
Posted By fractalphreak
I'm not sure how to feel about the state of...

I'm not sure how to feel about the state of magazine journalism. I grew up on yearly subscriptions to National Geographic, and in younger years made sure to subscribe to one of the several local...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By fractalphreak
I agree. As you can see from the sometimes...

I agree. As you can see from the sometimes vehement discussions here on the forums there are as many opinions about this and that I doubt there is a single person who could take my spread sheet and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By fractalphreak
We did something similar, but for a lot of the...

We did something similar, but for a lot of the items that we would want but a boat was missing, the values we considered would be the DYI install values for us to do it on that boat, depending on the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-08-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By fractalphreak
(our poor OP has probably turned tail and ran the...

(our poor OP has probably turned tail and ran the other way!)

He wants to buy and Grand Banks or something and cruise these waters with us, whatever they're called!:blush:

Thank goodness rsn...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,018
Posted By fractalphreak
Sent you a PM with my email, I can't attach a...

Sent you a PM with my email, I can't attach a spreadsheet to a post or to the library.

We made one that isn't quite that fancy but has quite a lot of features we looked for with colored...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-07-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By fractalphreak
Welcome! Lots of fellow PNW trawler fans here!

Welcome! Lots of fellow PNW trawler fans here!
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 13,092
Posted By fractalphreak
Having never been in that area of the country,...

Having never been in that area of the country, I'm curious about the real impacts. The administrative order restricts anchoring in estuarine areas which it defines as being less than "5.6 ft above...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-29-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By fractalphreak
I can't tell you much about home ownership other...

I can't tell you much about home ownership other than to echo what RC says - it is a private community that leases land from a tribe, so go into it eyes wide open. I know they were in negotiations...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By fractalphreak
We found something similar on our installation,...

We found something similar on our installation, there was a fuse on the inverter side but not one on the battery side of the DC wiring. So the wire was protected when charging but not when providing...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-21-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By fractalphreak
I learned a great deal about the changing...

I learned a great deal about the changing declination about 11 years ago.

In my younger days (teens/early 20s) I learned a lot about land navigation and underwater navigation, both of which depend...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-21-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By fractalphreak
Greetings Mr. RT, I agree the moving pole...

Greetings Mr. RT,

I agree the moving pole will not affect navigation that much. Its moved much more during the years even before GPS. It moved in the years before LORAN and ships still (mostly)...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By fractalphreak
+1 I find that my twin 120 Lehman's ventilate...

+1 I find that my twin 120 Lehman's ventilate the engine room well when running; I have a fire discharge port that when I open it i note a slight negative pressure there- its in my aft engine room...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By fractalphreak
We had the same experience. Also same experience...

We had the same experience. Also same experience for our 2020 CBP Decal. All set for next season for at least those two details! Wish the Feds could figure out one place/way to buy both, with one...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,696
Posted By fractalphreak
This is a good reminder for me to come up with...

This is a good reminder for me to come up with some more solutions, thanks for the battery link, I hadn't researched enough to know about CPAP-specific batteries.

I have fairly bad apnea. When my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,696
Posted By fractalphreak
Going without the humidifier is a good point. I...

Going without the humidifier is a good point. I don't, so my power use is high; I've never tried computing what it would be without...I agree that would be a significant drop, assuming you can do...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,696
Posted By fractalphreak
If you figure our the wattage requirements for...

If you figure our the wattage requirements for your 1.5 amp draw, that 300 watt inverter will work, but....you'd have to wire that thing into the boat system somehow.

Check for a 12v power supply...
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