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Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-12-2013, 14:01
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Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

good to know. i have learned quite a bit on this trip, that i had no idea about. the first 1/2 of our trip was spent within 8 mile of shore. i had never read anywhere that closer to shore, unless the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-12-2013, 13:50
Replies: 1,140
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Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

thats what i thought, but i googled it, and it said,
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-12-2013, 13:40
Replies: 34
Views: 12,798
Posted By scoobert
Re: Balmer 6 Series Alternator - Who Makes It?

BALMAR 165 Amp/12 Volt 95 Series Large Frame Alternator at West Marine...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-12-2013, 13:32
Replies: 1,140
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Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

everyone has a definition of rough. would anyone call that smooth? not saying its storm conditions, just rough. we have been in worse, off sandy hook, NJ. but nothing very serious yet.
i was...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-12-2013, 13:03
Replies: 34
Views: 12,798
Posted By scoobert
Re: Balmer 6 series alternator - who makes it?

kind of.
you can get all these parts together yourself.
basically you would need.
brushes, bearings, new rectifiers, and thats it. i would use a balmar external regulator thou. i would also keep...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-12-2013, 12:58
Replies: 37
Views: 6,380
Posted By scoobert
Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

i have a feeling if they move this they will load it onto a barge, and have it transported to canada. i notice the free energy device is gone.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-12-2013, 10:56
Replies: 37
Views: 3,514
Posted By scoobert
Re: Have I shortened my batteries life?

it was dead so i had a jump box on it, so i could use the hydros. i walked to the other side of the trailer, about 2min later i heard an explosion, sounded like a gunshot. i was in a bad neighborhood...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-12-2013, 10:21
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

most likely. at 35 knots, you don't notice them, now i have to plan for them.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-12-2013, 10:18
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

Sailing upstream - YouTube (https://tinyurl.com/nhs7ssh)
shooting the rapids in Charleston!

can't remember the name of the cut.

rough ocean
https://tinyurl.com/nfaxlzt
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-12-2013, 10:10
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

S/V Union Pacific : Back in the ocean again! (https://svunionp.blogspot.com/2013/12/back-in-ocean-again.html)
update!
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-12-2013, 06:07
Replies: 37
Views: 3,514
Posted By scoobert
Re: Have I shortened my batteries life?

State of Charge


State of Charge
Sealed or Flooded Lead Acid
Gel battery
AGM battery
100%
12.70+
...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-12-2013, 19:34
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

well thank you. i was feeling better today, and i tried to lift the spinnaker. i moved it, and hurt for an hour after. this is going to make my day job a nightmare...

dune buggy loading - YouTube...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-12-2013, 17:49
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

i do not mind helping others, i have always had an issue asking for help.
i have been independent too long i guess.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-12-2013, 17:02
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

i don't ask for help unless i intend to pay for it. thats just me.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-12-2013, 16:30
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

yes i know how, not enough time, i would have done it today, but cannot lift it. the wife cannot lift it either.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-12-2013, 16:24
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

i thought about fixing it myself. i even have the thread, sewing machine, and sun cover, but i want to use it from here to the keys. its been very light wind since the ICW exit, and i have no time to...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-12-2013, 16:21
Replies: 37
Views: 3,514
Posted By scoobert
Re: Have I shortened my batteries life?

its true! ask me how i know :D
https://scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/74077_4998527529023_302927594_n.jpg
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-12-2013, 13:16
Replies: 1,140
Views: 125,146
Posted By scoobert
Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

before i give my 155% genoa to this person, has anyone had Charleston sail loft work on a sail for them? i just want to make sure i am giving my sail to someone who knows what they are doing. thanks
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 05-12-2013, 12:49
Replies: 109
Views: 11,268
Posted By scoobert
Re: Is 5/16" BBB large enough?

the 5/16" chain we have now skips under load. it will wind 5' then skip two links, and again and again.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-12-2013, 12:32
Replies: 37
Views: 6,380
Posted By scoobert
Re: Another Homebuilt Multihull Barge Whatchamacallit

this is already built.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7kQa4K2E9M
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 05-12-2013, 11:24
Replies: 109
Views: 11,268
Posted By scoobert
Re: Is 5/16" BBB large enough?

i inspected the gypsy today.
no numbers.

i also counted the teeth. 7.


i stuck some 3/8" chain i had laying about in the gypsy.
no idea what type of 3/8 this is. its not stamped.
...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-12-2013, 11:16
Replies: 11
Views: 3,985
Posted By scoobert
Re: The Flying Hawaiian

i think i should go on ebay and buy it for 80K. if i made the trip i could write a book. i will have a good boat in tow of course, lol
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-12-2013, 11:11
Replies: 35
Views: 4,038
Posted By scoobert
Re: Talking out loud, generator build

the only issue with going with a big engine is fuel consumption.
so if i go with this 8-11HP unit, then it should be about 0.3GPH at 1/2 load, less at lower load. unless i am running the AC it...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-12-2013, 10:10
Replies: 11
Views: 3,985
Posted By scoobert
Re: The Flying Hawaiian

does this guy have a blog?
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 05-12-2013, 09:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,378
Posted By scoobert
Home made electric furling head sail.

so. why not?
my furller uses a small diameter cable, tied into a rope.
why not cut the cable at the rope, and attach a small winch?
when i say winch, i mean as in
ATV Winch - 12 Volt ATV Winch...
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