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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-10-2010, 08:46
Replies: 13
Views: 2,782
Posted By clearsea
Both Wing's and Calder's books have served me...

Both Wing's and Calder's books have served me very well for many years, plus taking time to survey the forums to get a feel for controversies, plus good commercial websites like Blue Sea.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 22-09-2010, 02:14
Replies: 3
Views: 3,263
Posted By clearsea
End of season followup

As our season winds down, I can report that we continue to be very happy with this Fusion system.

This photo shows how we were using the ipod prior to getting Fusion's wired remote. We plugged...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 22-09-2010, 01:53
Replies: 19
Views: 10,150
Posted By clearsea
Actually I was sold by the price. The kit (head,...

Actually I was sold by the price. The kit (head, docking bay, and pair of external speakers) we got was only $75 more than a cheap auto head unit and pair of cheap marine speakers, and the...
Forum: Navigation 05-09-2010, 14:02
Replies: 106
Views: 15,555
Posted By clearsea
Yup, I do -- keep a log that is.

Yup, I do -- keep a log that is.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 22-08-2010, 14:48
Replies: 19
Views: 10,150
Posted By clearsea
We installed the Fusion MA-RA200 on our 27 foot...

We installed the Fusion MA-RA200 on our 27 foot sailboat this summer and love it. Great two-zone control (speakers in cockpit and cabin). Got the kit with the docking bay, head unit and 2 very nice...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-08-2010, 03:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By clearsea
Some suggestions: Look up the ABYC specifications...

Some suggestions: Look up the ABYC specifications www.abycinc.org/. Pick up Nigel Calder's latest edition of Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. Make an amps budget for all the electrical...
Forum: Navigation 04-08-2010, 14:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By clearsea
Correct. The sun is north of an observer on the...

Correct. The sun is north of an observer on the equator when the sun's declination is north of the equator in the northern hemisphere from spring equinox to autumn equinox because of the inclination...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-07-2010, 17:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,707
Posted By clearsea
I installed an RA-200 in our 27 foot sailboat....

I installed an RA-200 in our 27 foot sailboat. Great system, nicely built, nice price point. Got the kit that came with the dock and two speakers. Two zone control, easy install in one evening,...
Forum: Navigation 22-07-2010, 02:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,237
Posted By clearsea
I am surprised to hear this. CMap is one of the...

I am surprised to hear this. CMap is one of the cheapest electronic chart solutions in our part of the world for a proprietary chartplotter.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 13-07-2010, 03:50
Replies: 3
Views: 3,263
Posted By clearsea
Thumbs up Two-Zone Audio: Fusion MA-RA200

Just installed a Fusion MA-RA200 kit (watertight head unit, watertight docking bay, and pair of 6.5" marine speakers for the cockpit) and an extra pair of speakers in the cabin in our sailboat. Had...
Forum: Navigation 12-04-2010, 02:54
Replies: 11
Views: 6,523
Posted By clearsea
That's the way it is. Welcome to the club.

That's the way it is. Welcome to the club.
Forum: Navigation 06-04-2010, 14:35
Replies: 222
Views: 23,044
Posted By clearsea
There is a lot more to GPS and chartplotter...

There is a lot more to GPS and chartplotter precision and accuracy than the datum of the electronic chart.
Forum: Navigation 06-04-2010, 02:32
Replies: 222
Views: 23,044
Posted By clearsea
Well said, and why I think the best navigators...

Well said, and why I think the best navigators learn first principles first, and then never stop learning.
Forum: Navigation 05-04-2010, 05:35
Replies: 222
Views: 23,044
Posted By clearsea
When the radar unit is properly set up, aligned,...

When the radar unit is properly set up, aligned, and functioning correctly, then yes. But manual positioning procedures are much easier for a navigator to check in the heat of the moment than a radar...
Forum: Navigation 04-04-2010, 04:50
Replies: 222
Views: 23,044
Posted By clearsea
I am no lawyer, but I don't think the law...

I am no lawyer, but I don't think the law specifically says we have to carry paper charts. My understanding of the Regulation is that the navigator must be able to switch to a completely alternate...
Forum: Navigation 07-03-2010, 16:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By clearsea
OMG! Really? :(

OMG! Really? :(
Forum: Navigation 04-02-2010, 15:17
Replies: 24
Views: 8,275
Posted By clearsea
Were I to get a big iPhone, I think I would want...

Were I to get a big iPhone, I think I would want to be able to use it as a phone too. :banghead:
Forum: Navigation 12-01-2010, 14:36
Replies: 10
Views: 18,790
Posted By clearsea
ECDIS -- Electronic charting system fully...

ECDIS -- Electronic charting system fully compliant with IMO, SOLAS. Thinks ships.

ECS -- Electronic charting systems that are not full compliant as is ECDIS. This is what most of us have on our...
Forum: OpenCPN 08-01-2010, 03:42
Replies: 31
Views: 8,828
Posted By clearsea
Great way to harness the power of wiki -- nice...

Great way to harness the power of wiki -- nice implementation.
Forum: Navigation 07-01-2010, 14:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,253
Posted By clearsea
Celestial Tools...

Celestial Tools (https://www.blueheroncps.pe.ca/Courses/CelestialTools.htm)
Forum: Navigation 18-12-2009, 13:59
Replies: 236
Views: 30,090
Posted By clearsea
Hand-held GPS (wink).

Hand-held GPS (wink).
Forum: Navigation 17-12-2009, 03:04
Replies: 14
Views: 4,839
Posted By clearsea
The answer indeed varies with the person. Over a...

The answer indeed varies with the person. Over a long career, navigators can shift back and forth and overspend on new tools to try them out. Here is the basic gear I've settled on after 40 years of...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 29-11-2009, 15:11
Replies: 22
Views: 15,709
Posted By clearsea
Still have to seal to keep the water out. I like...

Still have to seal to keep the water out. I like butyl tape. Several good sites describe the procedure. Not hard to do, but worth researching the task properly.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-11-2009, 04:04
Replies: 21
Views: 9,926
Posted By clearsea
A little off topic (not about gluing vents) but...

A little off topic (not about gluing vents) but might be of interest to someone. After doing a beautiful job of epoxying, screwing down and installing a Nicor (great product) to replace on old...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-11-2009, 05:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By clearsea
Is it true that amp-hours double when batteries...

Is it true that amp-hours double when batteries are in parallel?
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