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Old 15-10-2012, 13:30   #61
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

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Oh for Pete's sake...

I frickin' hate grammar nazis and usually defend people's right to free writing but I can't let this pass...



1/ On what planet does writing like this gain a 4.0 GPA and admission to "honors" (with an "o") classes?
2/ Improper use of the conjunction "and"
3/ Sentences end in periods not commas




I wouldn't even begin to be able to unravel the writing in this post.

PS - You don't have a power problem (independent clause) because you don't have a boat. (dependent clause)

I would have let this pass completely had you not claimed in the same (run on) sentence that you played hours of video games a day "and" were an honor student with a 4.0 GPA.

Look up irony in the dictionary...

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Old 15-10-2012, 13:37   #62
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

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Oh for Pete's sake...

I frickin' hate grammar nazis and usually defend people's right to free writing but I can't let this pass...



1/ On what planet does writing like this gain a 4.0 GPA and admission to "honors" (with an "o") classes?
2/ Improper use of the conjunction "and"
3/ Sentences end in periods not commas




I wouldn't even begin to be able to unravel the writing in this post.

PS - You don't have a power problem (independent clause) because you don't have a boat. (dependent clause)

I would have let this pass completely had you not claimed in the same (run on) sentence that you played hours of video games a day "and" were an honor student with a 4.0 GPA.

Look up irony in the dictionary...

(I frickin' HATE myself now...)
I AM a grammar Nazi, so all I can say is . . .
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Old 15-10-2012, 14:39   #63
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

I just had to check in to see how this could have gotten to be so long a thread.

I only read a couple of pages of posts so may have missed it, but for constant power how about a ........

nuclear reactor

get one off a sub decommissioning, should still have enough power to run a sailboat for 50-100 years!
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Old 16-10-2012, 09:15   #64
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

I agree with nuclear reactor, but will it fit on a 45 ft hunter? Maybe Chuckles could have a hunter custom built?
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Old 16-10-2012, 09:49   #65
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

Hey Chicklet, I'm here for you sonny boy:

I'm thinking a wing main sail made with those flexible solar panels with a very large batt bank would provide enough power for all systems including electric aux propulsion. Probably run a commercial clothes dryer.

I'd also wire it to a conductive copper sheet clad bottom. Couple of milliamps ought to keep the creatures and critters off, plus the sheathing itself would stop those damn shipworms, toredos, and whatnot in their tracks. Razor or lazer blades could be attached in a way to cut away crab trap lines, and the neighbor's anchor rode if moored where you'd prefer to be.

This is all upside. Constant power and no more haulouts.

Perfect for that record-setting run of yours!
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Old 16-10-2012, 09:54   #66
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

Actually i did see an article in a yachting mag about a guy who had coated his sails with felx solar panels. They did peovide enormous amounts of electricity. As I recall there was no mention of denegration of sailing ability.

Course that would'nt matter much on Chuckles hunter........
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Old 16-10-2012, 10:23   #67
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

I think Chuckles should outfit his Hunter with an E-Cat:

Energy Catalyzer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The elephant in the room (that people only infer about) is that any teenager with good cyber skills can jump on to CF , register and announce he is Capt. Ahab. Chuckles gave himself away by his complete lack of any nautical knowledge, but he is learning and I nodiced he has started giving advice. How many posers are just a little smarter than chuckles and are out there giving advice that they have only read about?
Maybe I should start a thread on how internet advice can kill...
Chucklet is as likely to be a 13yo boy as I am to be a 21 yo bimbo . Wayyyy too much knowledge involved to come up with the dumb questions.

Strange that the term troll seems to have become accepted as a creature living under a bridge, whereas originally it referred to simply trolling a line (with a juicy lump of bait on it!) to see who would bite......IMO the best ones also have a degree of wit about them - which Chucklet sadly lacks .
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Re: How can i have constant electricity on a boat

All I can say is, Im sure glad I raised our kids on a boat at a time when the big electronic" Have to have" stuff was just transistor raidios!! They never saw any puter stuff, nitendos, or anything other then their personal transistor radios! But they did learn about SSB and Ham Radio use, and they learned to steer a course in bad weather!And they learned to navigate with the use of DR and a handheld GPS, and to take a noon site(not always perfect LOL) But they were smart enought to to get home ! They know how to anchor a boat well, and all 3 can cook well enough to feed them selfs and there familys !! And now they are computer competant, So I guess they were some better off maybe ?? Just my 2 cents
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...But they did learn about SSB and Ham Radio use, and they learned to steer a course in bad weather!And they learned to navigate with the use of DR and a handheld GPS, and to take a noon site(not always perfect LOL) But they were smart enought to to get home ! They know how to anchor a boat well, and all 3 can cook well enough to feed them selfs and there familys !! ...
When did they have time to do all that stuff between stoking the boiler, galley slaving and their 8 hour stints on the rowing deck...

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All I can say is, Im sure glad I raised our kids on a boat at a time when the big electronic" Have to have" stuff was just transistor raidios!! They never saw any puter stuff, nitendos, or anything other then their personal transistor radios! But they did learn about SSB and Ham Radio use, and they learned to steer a course in bad weather!And they learned to navigate with the use of DR and a handheld GPS, and to take a noon site(not always perfect LOL) But they were smart enought to to get home ! They know how to anchor a boat well, and all 3 can cook well enough to feed them selfs and there familys !! And now they are computer competant, So I guess they were some better off maybe ?? Just my 2 cents
You kids and your electronic do-dads! When did real sailing go out of fashion??! I remember when all you needed was a log, a paddle, and a lodestone. What are you teaching your kids? SSB and GPS make you weak and stupid. No real sailor would be caught dead with such foolishness on his boat.
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You musta missed the earlier fun..........

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Hmm maybe a tesla coil?
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I am a future live aboard and would like to know how to get constant power using batterys turbine hydro power etc

What are the best batterys?

BTW: 12 volt
We run a shore power lead over 50nm long. That covers most of the area we sail in. Next year we are gong to the Cumberland reef area so we are going to join 3 leads together. Voltage drop is a downside to this.
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We run a shore power lead over 50nm long. That covers most of the area we sail in. Next year we are gong to the Cumberland reef area so we are going to join 3 leads together. Voltage drop is a downside to this.
50 nautical miles?
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50 nautical miles?
Yes. If you go to a marine store they sell them in nautical mile lengths. When i buy a domestic power cord for the house you by it by the meter. (here in Aus}
and i use to buy it by the yard in England where i am from.
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