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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 28-10-2020, 14:22
Replies: 51
Views: 5,312
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Re: Anchor bridle aka snubber - advise please

On our Outremer 45, we use 25 foot long 3 strand with loops at both ends. I use a single 12 mil dynnema soft shackle at the chain end of the bridles,this allows deployment and retrieval from the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-10-2020, 15:20
Replies: 100
Views: 11,748
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Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-09-2020, 07:41
Replies: 46
Views: 8,564
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Salon or Saloon??

Saloon , a salon is a gathering of disparate people for discussion ,concept rather than a room . Or a place to get your nails done .
I think that Americans with their history of prohibition don’t ...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19-09-2020, 13:42
Replies: 27
Views: 2,435
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Low friction rings on the main as reef points

I believe that this is not a good application for friction rings as the the rope is doing a 180 . Blocks would be better IMO
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 13-09-2020, 12:10
Replies: 67
Views: 4,213
Posted By admiralslater
Re: What size motor ?

I like your choice of hull . Ex sailboats of this size can be more sea worthy than a similar powerboat. As for never being out in weather it is like this. There are two types of motorcycle riders...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 12-09-2020, 13:33
Replies: 67
Views: 4,213
Posted By admiralslater
Re: What size motor ?

2 hp on aboat with that much windage will not give you much of a safety margin if the weather changes .
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 09-09-2020, 20:08
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Tender Type

If I was doing it again the oc would be for me . Light and does not need a big engine. As for the six passengers you would need a very big dingy to keep everyone dry 12 feet perhaps .
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 02-09-2020, 09:42
Replies: 203
Views: 15,741
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Using a generator while on the hook?

I dont have a genset and most of the time people who do are respectful of others . If you dont run it when after dark most people will be ok.
My pet peeve is starting a generator and then leaving...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28-08-2020, 07:39
Replies: 200
Views: 14,276
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Sailboaters just don't understand powerboaters

I have a friend who is a captain he has a 52 foot sailboat and he also runs a 57 sport fisherman. He once said that the when you get on your sailboat” you are already at your destination “
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 27-08-2020, 21:07
Replies: 424
Views: 25,537
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Kiwi ora ignores local wishes and attempts transit of NWP

Seeing as the arrival of white men in North America was the responsible for the deaths of many indigenous people due to disease, you would think that this dumb ass might consider might think of...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-08-2020, 10:56
Replies: 208
Views: 14,624
Posted By admiralslater
Re: FireFly Battery Operational User Notes

I installed 120 alternators with a constant rating of 80 amphr (I think) one of them got very hot . It was a new install and one of the belts needed tightening. I am not sure what level the batteries...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-08-2020, 12:40
Replies: 52
Views: 4,073
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Considering purchasing a Nautitech 475 catamaran

I am not sure of the hull layup ie coring. If it comes back good on survey and every thing else looks ok I would go for it on the understanding that the windows ,may have to be redone etc . Good...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 17-08-2020, 12:46
Replies: 105
Views: 7,341
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Binoculars - with or without built-in compass

Go for the compass . I have 30 year old Bushnells with compass and love them . The compas is one degree and beautifully damped . I sure would like stablization though.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-08-2020, 11:00
Replies: 208
Views: 14,624
Posted By admiralslater
Re: FireFly Battery Operational User Notes

Our Outremer 45 has 5 FF batteries with an energy budget of about 200 amps per day.
We have 960 watts of solar through 3 Victron 100/30 controllers. The engines where just fitted with 120 amp...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-08-2020, 10:37
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Anchor Windlass Recommendations

Our 03 Outremer has a lofrans tigeress whichas been very reliable . I over filled it this year and it has started spitting oil out through the seals but that is my error. I bought a rebuild kit and...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 15-08-2020, 09:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By admiralslater
Re: What’s a solid low energy mini fridge option?

Engle all the way , one guy in our clubhas two , one for a fridge and the other is a freezer
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 15-08-2020, 09:42
Replies: 54
Views: 2,678
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Self Defense

My wife and I have cruised in the Caribbean for 5 winters . Up till now we have had no issues but I understand other people have .
Several self defence responses have resulted in Jail time for the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-07-2020, 08:08
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Catamaran hydraulic steering problem

Forgot to mention that the layout of the Outremer does not alow for pull pull
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-07-2020, 08:06
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Catamaran hydraulic steering problem

I have an 03 Outremer with an all hydralic system the previous owner placed a reservoir well above the steering pump . If / when I need to bleed the system I open the bypass valves by each rudder and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-07-2020, 07:49
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Balmar M.C. 614

I replaced 614s with their ars -5 which are cheaper. If you dont need the features of the 614 it may work . I was not using the full capabilities of the 614s
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-05-2020, 15:51
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Marine Stainless Metal work arond Toronto?

Doug at klaco out in Grimsby did mine. Not the mast pople.
905 945 2579 . He is good and therefore busy
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-05-2020, 14:30
Replies: 108
Views: 10,959
Posted By admiralslater
Re: New Victron MPPT Firmware

Just to clarify for those technically challenged ( me). Does this stop 1 charger being float and the others in bulk etc .
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-05-2020, 11:45
Replies: 41
Views: 3,337
Posted By admiralslater
Re: How big of a battery bank do I need?

I have a similar load to the op’s . I currently have 550 amp firefly battery bank . When I first installed them I had 600 wats of solar which on a good day could get the bank back up , but if there...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 18-05-2020, 11:35
Replies: 134
Views: 12,079
Posted By admiralslater
Re: Skipper cited for violation of rule 9.

I installed an Ais severalyears ago on our boat in the Caribbean. One of the unexpected consequences of having the Ais is that it makes it simple to cantact large seagoing vessels by name If I see a...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-05-2020, 08:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By admiralslater
Re: all-rope lifelines and gates

Absolutely true Jim. I do like the way they look though .
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