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Old 31-10-2006, 20:07   #1
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Hi from Japan

Hello everyone. I'm not really a sailor but I have ridden on my friend's small catamaran when I still lived in New Jersey. I found this forum searching for info on batteries and inverters. I hope to learn a few things while I'm here.
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Old 31-10-2006, 21:34   #2
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Welcome aboard. There's plenty to learn here.

BTW since your in Japan, have you ever seen any winches with the brand name of ROM??? I have 10 of the things of different sizes, made in Japan, and can't seem to find any dealers here in the US or anywhere else for that matter. Just wondering if they are still in business?

Cats are a blast, na! ......................................._-/)
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Old 01-11-2006, 00:14   #3
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Welcome aboard. There's plenty to learn here.

BTW since your in Japan, have you ever seen any winches with the brand name of ROM??? I have 10 of the things of different sizes, made in Japan, and can't seem to find any dealers here in the US or anywhere else for that matter. Just wondering if they are still in business?

Cats are a blast, na! ......................................._-/)

Can't say that I have but I haven't been looking either. I'll see if there's anything around if I find myself at the local marina or boat shop. Take it easy.
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:32   #4
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Aloha Sky,
Welcome aboard!! If you've got questions about boats, sailing, inverters, solar, wind generation, 12 volt power this is the place to ask.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:28   #5
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Thanks John. I will keep that in mind when I build my land yacht (a Japanese van converted for camping). From what I've read so far sailors are in the "same boat" with the rv'ers.
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From what I've read so far sailors are in the "same boat" with the rv'ers.
And some are both!

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Aloha Sky,
If sailors just move around from one dock to another in Marinas what you say is almost true about "being in the same boat."
However, if your RV were built substantial enough to endure a rollover and keep on going or stand up to gale force winds while still moving or keep on going for a month without stopping or seeing another RV then it would be nearly the same as an oceangoing sailboat.
True, the 12 volt electrical system can be nearly the same except sailboats need more battery power because they are off the grid more.
Anyway, I think there are similarities in systems but each is built for a different purpose and can't really be compared fairly.
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