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Forum: OpenCPN 07-01-2020, 01:05
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Updating Open CPN to 5.0

Updated was successful, thanks
Forum: OpenCPN 06-01-2020, 03:56
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Updating Open CPN to 5.0

Hi, how do I go about updating Open CPN to version 5.0.

I don't want to lose my chars or mess anything up.

Thanks.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-01-2020, 01:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Yanmar diesel bad sound then stalls

If the starter does not disengage, then after a few minutes it will start to burn and eventually go on in fir, believe me I know this from experience
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 07-09-2019, 04:17
Replies: 83
Views: 4,278
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Solar Performance in the Med

Am I right in saying you actually don't get 12-volt solar panels, as they invariably produce more than 12 volts and its the regulator that regulates the voltage?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-08-2019, 04:03
Replies: 83
Views: 4,278
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Solar Performance in the Med

I would swing your boom to port or starboard, to allow for direct sunlight on your solar, to
see how much you harvest on a sunny day, you should be able to determine if its the shadow that's the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-08-2019, 08:35
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Voltage Converter For Refridge

[QUOTE=scarlet;2958454]We just bought a 2011 Lagoon 450, and the refrigerators will probably need replacing as they barely keep things cold, and it takes close to 8 hours to freeze an ice cube in the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-08-2019, 07:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Living aboard prohibited in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

No, haven't seen anything in writing, just passing on what we were told

Our marina manager told us when we were applying for Spanish residency last winter, he did end up putting our berth on the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-08-2019, 03:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Living aboard prohibited in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

As far as I'm aware, technically, you aren't allowed to live on your boat 24x7 in a Spanish marina, as we had a problem applying for Spanish residency and giving a permanent address as the marina.
...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-07-2019, 01:08
Replies: 25
Views: 20,750
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: HELP: Yamaha 4hp outboard engine

Hi, I believe I have a sticking float, can you go into more detail on how you fixed the problem,

Thanks
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 23-12-2016, 05:14
Replies: 23
Views: 5,521
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: When will a new model replace the 450?

I still believe they will replace the 400, before 450
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-12-2016, 02:48
Replies: 24
Views: 5,874
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Med marinas that are Cat friendly

Thank you everyone for your suggestions, they have been very informative.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 11-12-2016, 04:01
Replies: 24
Views: 5,874
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Med marinas that are Cat friendly

I have a friend who wants to do a Med circuit, over several years, with a 40 foot Cat, and is looking for winter options that will not charge for 2 berths.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 11-12-2016, 01:50
Replies: 24
Views: 5,874
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Med marinas that are Cat friendly

Hi,

I'm looking for any Med marinas that are Cat friendly, and wont charge double for wintering

Any suggestions would be great, thanks.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-08-2016, 03:05
Replies: 20
Views: 4,311
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Anchoring in the Balearics

The Balearics are fantastic for cruising, as all the 4 Major islands are so different.
A good swell predictor is handy, I use Passage Weather or Weather Track, as the northerly swell can be huge at...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 08-05-2016, 03:43
Replies: 23
Views: 5,521
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: When will a new model replace the 450?

Will it be a completely new boat, of just an upgrade.
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 06-05-2016, 05:09
Replies: 23
Views: 5,521
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: When will a new model replace the 450?

If I was a betting man, I would say the Lagoon 400s2 will be replaced before the 450.

Just my thoughts.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 28-03-2016, 00:40
Replies: 151
Views: 21,533
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Do you pee over the side?

I only pee over the side.................... if its not 2 deep :thumb:
Forum: OpenCPN 27-01-2016, 09:57
Replies: 73
Views: 11,872
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

Great link for Windows 10, was unsure at first but I love it

Regarding the GPS, just downloaded the drivers from the website, and followed the maual for instalation
Forum: OpenCPN 27-01-2016, 07:04
Replies: 73
Views: 11,872
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

I didn’t know that Windows 10 worked in the background.

Just checked my setting and its off, but thanks for pointing that out.
Forum: OpenCPN 26-01-2016, 05:38
Replies: 73
Views: 11,872
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

It works.........................

Yes I have a BU-353 S4, GPS antenna, works great, with the world chars on Open CPN.
Forum: OpenCPN 24-01-2016, 07:00
Replies: 73
Views: 11,872
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Open CPN with Windows 10

Thanks for the info Doug, I will try it on both, never used Open CPN before, and I am getting it of a friend.

Joe.
Forum: OpenCPN 24-01-2016, 05:34
Replies: 73
Views: 11,872
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Open CPN with Windows 10

Hi,

Well chuffed with my new laptop, however, will Open CPN work with windows 10, or should I use my old hayburner, that still works........... just.

Thanks,

Joe.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-07-2015, 15:51
Replies: 131
Views: 19,582
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

Fishing season has opened I see…………………………….
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 23-06-2015, 12:48
Replies: 31
Views: 8,521
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Washing machine on a Lagoon 400S2 4 cabin version?

[QUOTE=Davedownunder;1853549]I have a Lagoon 421 cruising version ie 4 cabins so no space for the washing machine in the port forward area. I had built a cabinet that sits behind the helm. Since the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-06-2015, 06:54
Replies: 23
Views: 4,272
Posted By Big Joe Bob
Re: Help! Need fishing advice...

Landed this bad boy off Mallorca last August, on a pink squid.
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