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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By bowball
My power budget is reasonable. But I also...

My power budget is reasonable. But I also converted the Starlink to 12v (or 24v) to the 48v it needs so got rid of their router using instructions developed by a fellow boater. Should lower...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,075
Posted By bowball
The discussion of raster versus vector has...

The discussion of raster versus vector has prompted me to run both as I have multiple displays. See if that makes a difference.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By bowball
Definitely get expert advice. From memory,...

Definitely get expert advice.

From memory, the US will charge import duties each time. Canada doesnít (just once). Again, donít rely on any of us so use your expert. I donít think a boat broker...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By bowball
What if you got a starlink instead? Would it...

What if you got a starlink instead? Would it receive that far north too? Then you could stream music as well and of course download weather.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-12-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By bowball
I haven’t measured consumption. Here’s the...

I haven’t measured consumption.

Here’s the instructions which we followed (it was actually done by the person that installed all my nav gear).

The advantage is getting rid of their box.
...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-12-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 26,674
Posted By bowball
I had one custom made for a rail mount. Was...

I had one custom made for a rail mount.

Was converted to 12 volt and got rid of their router. Used PoE (power over Ethernet). Plugged it in as a WAN source to my peplink router, which uses my...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-12-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By bowball
Also, Iím getting 140mbs down and 4mbs up near...

Also, Iím getting 140mbs down and 4mbs up near Sidney BC.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-12-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By bowball
While not on a helmsman, I had my starlink...

While not on a helmsman, I had my starlink rectangular model easily converted to 12v, discarding their router using poE injector to power it and running the Ethernet into my existing router as a WAN...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By bowball
Yes, it was your video! Very well done article.

Yes, it was your video! Very well done article.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By bowball
Stabilizer upgrades ?

I was reading a thread on unstabilized versus stabilized board.
Also watched a video of someone that switched from older 2 axis to 3 axis newer stabilizers. Still others about zero speed.

At...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,682
Posted By bowball
My question is different. For an older boat that...

My question is different. For an older boat that has two axis stabilizers does it make sense to upgrade to three axis or zero speed. Are the improvements that good?
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,682
Posted By bowball
Stabilizers have improved over time too. Now of...

Stabilizers have improved over time too. Now of course zero speed. But before that 2 axis to 3 axis etc.

At what age stabilizers would it make a difference to upgrade too?
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-07-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,807
Posted By bowball
There’s a lot of finger pointing going on against...

There’s a lot of finger pointing going on against sellers. If the shoe was on the other foot, would you take less for your boat than others would pay?

And implicitly by this argument, every recent...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-07-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,247
Posted By bowball
My steelhead came with amsteel cable.

My steelhead came with amsteel cable.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,557
Posted By bowball
I will miss Canadian Nautical Chartbook 3313...

I will miss Canadian Nautical Chartbook 3313 though. Anyone have an extra?
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,557
Posted By bowball
So what will I use my shallow chart drawers for...

So what will I use my shallow chart drawers for now? ;)
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-07-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,753
Posted By bowball
Very funny; post of the year for me. That’s the...

Very funny; post of the year for me. That’s the PNW for you! �� (teasing Soin2la on the PNW reference!)
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By bowball
Alan- Quite the summary, so thank you! I’ll...

Alan-
Quite the summary, so thank you!
I’ll look for a lighter one. Definitely a quality paddle.

I was amazed how fast c1 and k1 racers are. I stumbled upon nationals years ago at Green Lake. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By bowball
Recommendation for kayak and paddle board

Adding both kayak and paddle board.
Would like to keep the length to maybe 12í?
Probably will get two of one and one of the other type. Donít know which will be preferred yet.

Use is for...
Forum: Nordhavn 08-03-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By bowball
Thank you. Will do. I should be back there in a...

Thank you. Will do. I should be back there in a few weeks
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,113
Posted By bowball
I heard of a 100 meter yacht that lost its...

I heard of a 100 meter yacht that lost its Hinckley under tow at night while repositioning. Apparently didn’t feel like bringing it up to the boat deck on a short journey.
Forum: Nordhavn 08-01-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By bowball
That is my impression from video watching too....

That is my impression from video watching too. Feeling like a boat though actually has some appeal to it, which is why I’m torn. I’m in the Twistedtree camp of preferring a small primary house too. ...
Forum: Nordhavn 08-01-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By bowball
It only matters since I have a floating shed...

It only matters since I have a floating shed which has a door opening with door 25í tall. Iíd have to give that up reluctantly.
Forum: Nordhavn 07-31-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By bowball
My 55 has a loa of just about 61’ and the 65 is...

My 55 has a loa of just about 61’ and the 65 is just about 71’, everything included. (Swim deck, etc). Big difference to the Nordhavn is my air draft is only 16’ to the top of the radar mast (plus...
Forum: Nordhavn 07-31-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By bowball
Enbarassing to say I havenít seen either in...

Enbarassing to say I havenít seen either in person up close actually. Just watched lots of videos. Within two years Iíll be upsizing from my current 55í coastal cruiser, and initially I thought I...
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