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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-08-2014, 07:02
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By konakoma
Re: Single solarpanel setup

Hey Yeti Am installing Kyocera 250W panel on davits, 14 AWG to BlueSky 2512IX MPPT Controller. Have same setup (4-6V deep cycle flooded batteries), divided into 2 house banks, and 2-12V cranking...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-08-2014, 14:44
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

Frigoboat system installed and operational now 7 months, and performing per specs. Not a word from Frigoboat or the NA distributor Coastal Climate about cause of failure after studying failed,...
Forum: Navigation 05-08-2014, 15:14
Replies: 287
Views: 12,659
Posted By konakoma
Re: What will Happen to you when GPS goes Down

We actually were able to fly our aircraft from a departure point to destination without GPS, way back in the day-mostly we listened to the baseball broadcast from the destination city on the AM dial...
Forum: Navigation 05-08-2014, 14:58
Replies: 287
Views: 12,659
Posted By konakoma
Re: What will Happen to you when GPS goes Down

Not sure I get the connection to a Multi hull and a Rocna-maybe 'cause I have a mono
Forum: Navigation 01-08-2014, 08:52
Replies: 287
Views: 12,659
Posted By konakoma
Re: What will Happen to you when GPS goes Down

Every cruiser should have paper charts and use them in conjunction with GPS. We have a Garmin 4210 with Caribbean charts and have sailed right through islands, according to the track line, so they...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-04-2014, 14:14
Replies: 87
Views: 4,426
Posted By konakoma
Re: Boat diver qestion?

$66 per month for 44 Morgan in Madeira Beach, FL. Had a 64 year old guy clean the hull in Nassua last winter for $50 and without diving gear-he held his breath(!) and when he was done he lit up a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-03-2014, 13:52
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By konakoma
New Kyocera 250W SP Installation

Plan to install 1-250W Fixed Frame solar panel on top of our yacht's davits with the prefabricated kit, and wondering what would be the best controller. Their worksheet tells me it should keep the...
Forum: Navigation 29-01-2014, 05:26
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By konakoma
Re: Precision of Navionics charts

Agree that the Explorer Charts are the ONLY thing to rely on in the Bahamas, other than your eyes. We have the latest Navionics too, but if we had used them exclusively, we would have sailed right...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-01-2014, 15:16
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

If we had received some initial positive response from the distributors of the equipment rather that a verbal advice that there was nothing they could or would do to help, we would not have gone down...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-01-2014, 14:48
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

Oceanride 007
The ground wire from the keel cooler was attached directly to the main auxiliary, along with several other wires. There was (and still is) no chance of touching a positive battery...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-01-2014, 14:43
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

After 3 1/2 weeks of operation, replacement Frigoboat system still operating to specs. and ice cream rock hard. Still no definitive cause of this catastrophic failure, but Veco Spa in Italy has old...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-01-2014, 05:04
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

Nearly three weeks since new equipment supplied by Veco NA re-installed on yacht, and working perfectly. Here are latest emails from distributor's rep. and my response (cut and pasted).
"Mr...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-01-2014, 13:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By konakoma
Re: Interstate 6V Golf cart batteries ????

Agree with Anchorageguy. Have 4 of the same Interstates for house bank and 2 Interstate cranking batteries, that outlast anything else we've tried, and they keep on going, and going…… Get some help...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-01-2014, 13:19
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

Eight days after re-install of replacement equipment, system operating per specs. Diver today checked keel cooler plate and advises it looks like new from box. Wednesday, the electronics meter guy...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-01-2014, 10:14
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-01-2014, 09:48
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

Replacement Compressor and Evaporator Plate supplied by Veco NA re-installed 1/3/2014 and system working per specs, so far. Submitted additional costs to Veco and we'll see how their claim to "work...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-12-2013, 16:30
Replies: 124
Views: 7,144
Posted By konakoma
Re: Legitimate Bluewater Question

It's simple stuff. A prudent sailor uses superior maintenance procedures, weather planning and crew training to avoid having to use superior seamanship skills to prevent ending up as a 'Video B'....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-12-2013, 15:30
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

Veco has agreed to replace the ruined equipment (keel-cooler, compressor & evaporator) and "work with me" on the other extra costs. Should be back up and running within a week. Then we can head for...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-12-2013, 18:28
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: FRIGOBOAT HORROR (TRUE) STORY

Hud3, never did get to speak to him, couldn't get past the receptionist Gretchen who advised email only so there was a "record". I know when I'm being set up. Based on your experience, it does sound...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-12-2013, 18:24
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: FRIGOBOAT HORROR (TRUE) STORY

Bamboosailor, the boat is a Morgan, non bonded, since Charley didn't believe in bonding his boats. We grounded it to the Yanmar block, with all the other stuff. Several sailors have told me that was...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-12-2013, 18:21
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: FRIGOBOAT HORROR (TRUE) STORY

boatpoker, the 'expert' handle was mine. This guy knew his stuff, and showed me how he measured for current & differentials in the water, dock, shore power, SSB etc. He advised the boat and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-12-2013, 18:12
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Re: FRIGOBOAT HORROR (TRUE) STORY

The hole in the boat was already there- a useless salt water foot pump that we haven't used in 6 years of sailing and cruising the islands. Switched it out for the keel-cooler since you cannot 'undo'...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-12-2013, 16:58
Replies: 103
Views: 8,839
Posted By konakoma
Frigoboat Horror (True) Story

We have nearly completed the galley reno on our yacht Distant Drummer, including new Corian counter tops, stainless steel, pull out main faucet and stainless drinking water faucet. Despite...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-12-2013, 04:28
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By konakoma
Re: Best Marinas near Port St Lucie FL

Thanks for the recommendations. We toured the area on the weekend and have chosen Harbortown Ft Pierce due to amenities, proximity shopping and overall access to ocean & Bahamas. Nice folks too,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-12-2013, 09:49
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By konakoma
Best Marinas near Port St Lucie FL

Planning to move the yacht to east coast near Port St Lucie, and looking for some recommendations. Generally, do not like places with restriction lists as long as your arm ie Municipals. Spend some...
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