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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-02-2021, 09:53
Replies: 76
Views: 5,645
Posted By longhorn
Re: Extending a Lagoon 40

There's a Lagoon 420 named "The Norm" that was extended 5 feet. Shows up for sale on some sites so it might give you some ideas / inspiration.
Forum: Challenges 12-10-2020, 15:06
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By longhorn
Re: Diesel spill in boat

PureAyre works great for me. I had about a liter of diesel that leaked from a sending unit that got down into the bilge. PureAyre liberally sprayed in the bilge got rid of the smell overnight.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-03-2020, 14:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By longhorn
Re: Solar Panel Install (higher voltage)

Midnite Solar makes DIN mount breakers that can handle higher voltages.
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 07-02-2020, 10:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,019
Posted By longhorn
Re: 7 Day's Sailing - Northern Exumas - Itinerary

For us Shroud Cay was the jewel of the exumas. Take your dinghy up the north mangrove creek and to the ocean side. There's a beach right before it exists where you can land it. Everything about that...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-11-2019, 11:04
Replies: 33
Views: 4,204
Posted By longhorn
Re: Panasonic HIT solar on sale

MidNite Solar has DIN mounted DC breakers. They have two models, one for 0-150v and the other for 150-300v.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-10-2019, 18:51
Replies: 21
Views: 2,752
Posted By longhorn
Re: Diesel in my bilge after filling tank?

The fuel gauge sender could also have a leak. Check all of the fittings at the top of the fuel tank.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-08-2019, 08:32
Replies: 133
Views: 9,566
Posted By longhorn
Re: Favourite way of tracking boat refurb project

I use Trello as well. For big projects I use the description field to keep track of subtasks, thoughts, progress, etc. I try to keep the lists simple: "Important", "Nice to have", "Doing", and "Done".
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-08-2019, 11:41
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By longhorn
Re: Replace engine panel what type of tach

Several Manta owners (myself included) have purchased replacement panels from AC DC for our Volvo MD2030s and we've all been happy.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-06-2019, 19:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By longhorn
Re: camber spar

Those might be lazy jacks. Are there grommets in the foot of the sail for those lines to pass through?
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 05-10-2018, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By longhorn
Re: Looking for boating families near Tampa

Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda is kid friendly. There's one or two full time kid boats and usually a few more transients. Only down side is you need a car if you'll be there for long as it is 20...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-09-2018, 11:33
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By longhorn
Re: Diesel Mechanic Tampa Bay Area

JP has done great work for me. Call Jennifer to schedule at 727 612 2449.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-09-2018, 12:15
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By longhorn
Re: betamarine panel parts

A couple of us Manta owners have purchased panels from acdcmarineinc.com to replace our volvo md2030 panels. I don't see anything for Beta on their site but you can call them up and have them create...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-05-2018, 05:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By longhorn
Re: Marina

There's not a lock to get into Burnt Store. It has about 10 cats there of various sizes (Helia and Leopard 46 among the biggest I believe).

Regatta Pointe in Cape Coral is another option.
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