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Old 22-08-2014, 19:06   #196
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

Cockpit clears

I don't think anyone has mentioned them but we have zipped panels from the bimini and dodger. The fully enclosed cockpit gives us another room uptop. It was fantastic in Alaska and yet we don't take them down in the tropcis as we stay dry in the downpours. We have so many zipped panels we get plenty of ventilation and cross flow breezes. We are protected from the weather and we no longer have to wear wet weather gear or safety harness in the cockpit as we are fully enclosed

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Old 22-08-2014, 20:36   #197
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Tim Hortons almost available everywhere!
Proof that coffee taste is subjective....just the smell of it makes me nauseous. And Starbucks always tastes burned to me. But that turkish coffee sounds just delicious...if I'm sitting on my boat in Turkey!! And years ago in Cuba I had the most amazing coffee...its was locally grown and exceptional. So I'd have to go with the view that locally grown rules.....
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camp propane tank for using the BBQ when the main propane tank goes empty during your trip
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I struggled with what to do about coffee.

I tried lots of things, and by far the best was this sort of press gizmo I got from WalMarine. 'Til I lost the inner piece (not inner peace ... DONT LOSE THAT!)

I tried tea. Several varieties. Ehhhhh.

A pal o' mine drinks instant coffee.

OK.

I was overthinking it.
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I struggled with what to do about coffee.

I tried lots of things, and by far the best was this sort of press gizmo I got from WalMarine. 'Til I lost the inner piece (not inner peace ... DONT LOSE THAT!)

I tried tea. Several varieties. Ehhhhh.

A pal o' mine drinks instant coffee.

OK.

I was overthinking it.
Are you nuts? Get a colander and put a filter in it. Heat water in the tea ( uuugh) pot and strain out super pure cosmic cowboy coffee. I guarantee you can go forward to your manual windless in the pouring rain and yank up that 200 feet of all chain rode and go back and enjoy the rest of the day! Crab you gotta get this right people all over the planet read CF.
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Old 08-09-2014, 18:54   #201
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a Mr. Coffee uses 10-AH/pot to make coffee, might as well use the power from the solar
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Are you nuts? Get a colander and put a filter in it. Heat water in the tea ( uuugh) pot and strain out super pure cosmic cowboy coffee. I guarantee you can go forward to your manual windless in the pouring rain and yank up that 200 feet of all chain rode and go back and enjoy the rest of the day! Crab you gotta get this right people all over the planet read CF.
The weight of the world is on me? Back in school it was just the eyes of Texas, and that seemed pretty important! (To the cheerleaders.) And if they needed some longhorn cattle action, they called on ol' blue crab ... then previously known as LONGHORN.
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Old 08-09-2014, 19:11   #204
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a Mr. Coffee uses 10-AH/pot to make coffee, might as well use the power from the solar
Now I know that we are in the rough.. Don is talking solar powered coffee! Oh the humanity! I'm sure its that its caused by permiated hose fumes!
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I struggled with what to do about coffee.

I tried lots of things, and by far the best was this sort of press gizmo I got from WalMarine. 'Til I lost the inner piece (not inner peace ... DONT LOSE THAT!)

I tried tea. Several varieties. Ehhhhh.

A pal o' mine drinks instant coffee.

OK.

I was overthinking it.
Instant coffee is basically the same as the crud that builds up in percolators (and tastes worse).

Get a few of these:
Zyliss Cafetiere Hot Mug, Grey: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

Google "smart cafe" for other suppliers.
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The weight of the world is on me? Back in school it was just the eyes of Texas, and that seemed pretty important! (To the cheerleaders.) And if they needed some longhorn cattle action, they called on ol' blue crab ... then previously known as LONGHORN.
You accepted the weight of the world back then, ( the perceptions and desires of cheerleaders). Who will protect the naive now? You know the sea can be a bitch.

Just sayin, and just kidding.
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Instant coffee is basically the same as the crud that builds up in percolators (and tastes worse).

Get a few of these:
Zyliss Cafetiere Hot Mug, Grey: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

Google "smart cafe" for other suppliers.
Thanks Stu. I had a tough time reading the site as it appeared to be written in a furrin language, especially the pricing!

£10.49 ... WTF?
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Ever tried these?

12-Volt Appliances
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For making coffee... I find this to be excellent, easy & quick.

AeroPress® | AEROBIE® High Performance Sport Toys
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Heating water with electricity on a boat is a daunting prospect...

A Joule is an energy measurement. Basically 1W per second

It takes 4 Joules to raise the temp of 1ml of water by 1DegC to do that in 1 second would require 4 watts.

Take the kettle boiler linked for example - 20Oz = 600ml
Room temperature water is about 20Degc so I need to raise it by 80 Degc

4J X 600ml X 80Degc = 192000J

The unit is 8 amps = 12 X 8 = 96W

192000 / 96W = 2000 Seconds or about 33 minutes to boil. Even a big cup of coffee (300 ml) would take 15 minutes

It would also take about 4.5 amps. To get the water boiled in say 3 minutes (like your kettle at home) you'd need a unit that does about 80 amps or 960W.
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