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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-05-2020, 17:53
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By zippy
Re: Hurricane Season battery Storage

Two responses for disconnecting everything and one for leaving the panels hooked up to the batteries. I would still like to know if a 4 battery bank should be remain connected together if panels and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-05-2020, 10:17
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By zippy
Re: Hurricane Season battery Storage

Should a 4 battery bank be left connect together or should the batteries be separated. Lifeline suggest a boost charge after 3 months of not being used.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-05-2020, 18:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By zippy
Re: Trip report - Antigua to Halifax Canada

Thanks for taking the time to write this up. We are hopefully flying home to Halifax next week after 5 months sailing in Martinique, but our boat will remain in Martinique for the hurricane season.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-05-2020, 10:40
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By zippy
Re: Hurricane Season battery Storage

If every system is shut off, does anything else have to be done with the solar panels?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-05-2020, 10:40
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By zippy
Hurricane Season battery Storage

I am storing my boat on the hard for hurricane season in Martinique. I have four 140w solar panels connected to four Victron MPPT 75/15 controllers, and 4 Lifeline GPL 8DA AGM 255 AH batteries routed...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-03-2020, 05:29
Replies: 94
Views: 8,288
Posted By zippy
Re: Anchor Strobe Lights & Underwater Lights

We have recently shared crowded Martinique anchorages with a boat displaying a high intensity mast top strobe as an anchor light, luckily from a distance. Would be very annoying to be nearby. Imagine...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-02-2020, 09:16
Replies: 62
Views: 6,961
Posted By zippy
Re: Sailing 2020 From Chesapeake to Nova Scotia

Far fewer lobster pots than Maine and lobster season along the South Shore is closed from June to December so there are none. South of Halifax the bays are usually fog free by noon even though it...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-02-2020, 08:39
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By zippy
Re: Selden boom outhaul car track

Not the donut, I have that.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-02-2020, 07:49
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By zippy
Re: Selden boom outhaul car track

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I removed the deformed plastic piece shown in the original photos , included as these 2 additional photos. Looks like a stopper in the track to cushion the outhaul car, but I canít find...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 26-02-2020, 05:50
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By zippy
Re: Selden boom outhaul car track

It doesnít look like it belongs there.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-02-2020, 12:29
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By zippy
Selden boom outhaul car track

My outhaul car block broke and I donít know if the plastic at the end of the track is supposed to look like the picture, or if it was damaged when the block broke. The pulley at end of the boom moves...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 09-02-2020, 07:39
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By zippy
Re: ipad app - tabs not loading

I have the same issue. Canít use app on iPad. iPhone does work now.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-02-2020, 16:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By zippy
Re: In-mast furled main bangs inside of mast

I will tension the furler a bit a see if that helps. The furling process has also been a bit touchy so maybe it will help with that also.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-02-2020, 09:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By zippy
In-mast furled main bangs inside of mast

When a swell rocks our anchored boat at a certain harmonic, the mainsail that is furled on the Seldon mast will sometimes thump back an forth inside the mast. Is this normal or does something in the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-01-2020, 08:23
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By zippy
Is short term battery conditioning helpful?

I have 4 GPL 8DA Lifeline AGM batteries that are brought to float daily by my 560AH solar and 400 Watts wind generator. Lifeline suggests conditioning every 3 weeks for 4 hours if in regular usage. I...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 12-01-2020, 10:01
Replies: 197
Views: 31,127
Posted By zippy
Re: Anchor Swivel Really Needed?

Correction itís a Rocna 33. Which is 33kg.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 12-01-2020, 07:55
Replies: 197
Views: 31,127
Posted By zippy
Re: Anchor Swivel Really Needed?

Can anyone identify this swivel? It is attached to 44 pound Rocna. 206769206770 the boats is new to me and it would be nice to know if it is a good brand.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-01-2020, 17:57
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By zippy
Re: Engine coolant

The Bardahl is -35 universal type, for any type of engine. I would like to think that it would go well with the Racing Car pink universal tropicalisee.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-01-2020, 16:58
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By zippy
Engine coolant

I had no idea how complicated engine coolant could be. I had a total loss of coolant in my Fisher Panda 12 mini from a hose leak at the base of the generator. I fixed the leak and refilled with...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 14-12-2019, 13:44
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By zippy
Re: Conch Charters BVI

We have used Conch 4 times and they were great. Iím sure they will want to know your experience level, in the past they have usually questioned some basic boating knowledge during the boat briefing.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-11-2019, 20:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By zippy
Re: Fisher Panda overheating

There is no coolant filler cap on the generator. Is the coolant supposed to be filled through the expansion tank?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-11-2019, 13:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By zippy
Re: Fisher Panda overheating

I found my my generator problem. There is a hole in the ďstainless ď fresh water pipe leading from the heat exchanger output. I am checking on getting a new pipe, but I think the original could...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-11-2019, 07:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By zippy
Re: Fisher Panda overheating

Access to the generator is quite restricted. Do you access the raw water input immediately below the impeller pump; and the raw water output on the side of the box where it goes to the vented loop?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-11-2019, 10:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By zippy
Re: Fisher Panda overheating

Thanks for the detailed procedure, i will do this next.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-11-2019, 14:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By zippy
Fisher Panda overheating

I have a 2014 Fisher Panda 12 mini with 900 hours on it. I am getting a cylinder head overheating temperature warning. The boat is new to me but the generator ran fine for a few weeks. I have...
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