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Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-02-2020, 03:09
Replies: 58
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Posted By the dude abides
Re: Snakes on a boat

In a marina in a Tropical area, its hot now, actually there is a problem with Cobras going into homes, looking for water, but I digress. Nice sea breeze through the boat at night. Most boats that are...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-02-2020, 03:04
Replies: 58
Views: 9,356
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Snakes on a boat

Yes, it is the biggest snake anyone has seen on the island. Rebak is small and a snake that big would have trouble keeping itself feed. Plenty of Cobras here though, but they keep away. No one has...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-02-2020, 00:11
Replies: 58
Views: 9,356
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Snakes on a boat

yes although it was in my cabin, right next to the cupboard where i keep my machetes. I am now sleeping with one tucked in the side of bed
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-02-2020, 00:10
Replies: 58
Views: 9,356
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Snakes on a boat

In a marina
Forum: Cruising News & Events 24-02-2020, 00:02
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Sailing Nandji

Where they were are a lot of charter boats. They hire them for a few days. I don't think they were cruisers, because cruisers and proper sailors would not be sitting on their arses, having a drink...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-02-2020, 23:43
Replies: 58
Views: 9,356
Posted By the dude abides
Snakes on a boat

Woke up at 2:30. My cat made a strange noise. It was sleeping next to me on the floor of my cabin. Turned on the light and there was a 3 metre python around my cat, the whole snake.
I am in...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 21:06
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

This is the front. Maybe I am losing it since I had a 3 metre python come into my cabin at 3 in the morning, but I can't get those 16 amp fuses off209333
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 17:40
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

thats kind of what I was fearing. Cheers
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 23-02-2020, 07:34
Replies: 87
Views: 6,639
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Corona virus

I am only 2 weeks sail from India which I am contemplating. Any boats from Thailand is subject to a 2 week quarantine, so controls are being set in place from what are considered risk areas
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 07:30
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

shall do. Thank you for your time and answering, much appreciated Jedi
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 07:14
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

something which has just clicked in my head, connection and busbar. Could that have an impact?
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 07:08
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

yes it is wired for US standards. transformer steps down, actually goes into a junction box then into the transformer, so it splits there so I can actually use 110 and 230.

From the RCD is goes...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 06:48
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

this is what my manual says:

A Residual Current Device (RCD) or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
must be installed in the output cable of the isolation transformer. For this RCD
to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 06:29
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

I did write to Victron message board about this as well. Thought I would give it a go here as well. Waiting for a reply. Much appreciated - cheers
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 06:27
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

The shore power goes directly to the transformer at the input at 235, the output side of the transformer is at 35, then from the output is goes into an RCD, when it tripped the RCD did not, but the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 05:22
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

thanks for your reply. So I have 2 switchboards. the switch board that is kaput is the one that only gets used on shore power. There is a power on switch there for this board, and under that is AC,...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-02-2020, 02:54
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By the dude abides
Victron 3600 isolation transformer output drop

My isolation transformer (step down from 230 - 110) is showing 230 voltage input from the shore power and only 35 voltage output. It has been successfully working for years. I was running the AC, 2...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-12-2019, 14:05
Replies: 155
Views: 11,044
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Wooden hull for long term cruising

Good point. I do know someone who has spent millions on a Gulet that is in Langkawi. He cannot get it in. I don't know the criteria. I only know first hand from someone who cannot get it in, and that...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-12-2019, 13:43
Replies: 155
Views: 11,044
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Wooden hull for long term cruising

Destination wise is also something to consider. You will be quarantined if allowed at all in Australia with a wooden hull. So international cruising may be restricted.
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-10-2019, 04:11
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Xantrek Inverter and Remote and Lightning

They don't work. Lightning does funny things. Still working with remote cable in though. I figure may just keep going like that till it does completely. probably not far off of it. Cheers
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-10-2019, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By the dude abides
Re: Xantrek Inverter and Remote and Lightning

Thanks for reply. This is an old one. Freedom 2kv. It doesn't switch off unless I unplug remote. Remote doesn't work. It's a new remote as well. So even though remote doesn't work, if I uplug it from...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-10-2019, 05:08
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By the dude abides
Xantrek Inverter and Remote and Lightning

I had a direct lightning hit. VHF. wind instruments, SSB, AIS, auto pilot, etc. I have some into a marina for repairs. I am in South East Asia at the moment, should have been in Africa by now so it...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 21-08-2019, 20:50
Replies: 123
Views: 9,455
Posted By the dude abides
Re: OCEANPLANET ENERGY GIVEAWAY - Ends 8/26

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After being hit by lightning in...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 05-08-2019, 20:15
Replies: 326
Views: 17,188
Posted By the dude abides
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends 8/12/19

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Forum: Our Community 05-08-2019, 20:13
Replies: 251
Views: 19,215
Posted By the dude abides
Re: monohull vs multihull observation

You really need to get yourself a 50 foot carbon fibre racing trimarane.

Donít even think about a monohull or catamaran.
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