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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-02-2020, 05:52
Replies: 25
Views: 4,523
Posted By sokkum
Re: Batteries died after 28 years of service.

I'm sure it will be the GEL-type batteries and may be the same brand. Although 4 of them is about 2/3 times more expensive that the simple lead types, but I don't want to replace every 5 years or so.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-02-2020, 03:51
Replies: 25
Views: 4,523
Posted By sokkum
Batteries died after 28 years of service.

Yes, these batteries were installed early 1992 and delivered electricity until now.
These batteries are the GEL type from Prevailer-Sonnenschen and we had installed 4 pcs of 110Amp. All the time...
Forum: Navigation 28-06-2011, 05:38
Replies: 10
Views: 6,919
Posted By sokkum
Re: iPad and GPS Options.

We just sailed from Holland to the Lofoten (North Norway) using the usual navigation stuff like Adm. charts, detailed coastal charts Norway, Furuno displays with Cmap and a this tiny little wonder,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-01-2010, 01:20
Replies: 95
Views: 62,691
Posted By sokkum
We love our Gulfstar 40CC built in 1982 and we...

We love our Gulfstar 40CC built in 1982 and we bought her in the early 90's. Sailed her across the Atlantic several times - did the Bahamas, Caribbean, ICW (no problem with 5'6"), Med, Baltic and...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 23-12-2009, 09:38
Replies: 56
Views: 8,117
Posted By sokkum
Update: Laura, sick of Dutch authorities...

Update: Laura, sick of Dutch authorities (Jeugdzorg - Dep. of youthcare), school and media took a plane from Paris to St.Maarten to escape from government interference and I have to say the Dep. of...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 16-11-2009, 07:28
Replies: 27
Views: 13,120
Posted By sokkum
Some jobs have to be left to the professionals...

Some jobs have to be left to the professionals (sign outside my grandfathers beehives) so what's wrong going to the local sailmaker ?
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 16-11-2009, 07:22
Replies: 101
Views: 23,042
Posted By sokkum
Forget to mention the 4x120Amp Gel Prevailer...

Forget to mention the 4x120Amp Gel Prevailer batteries (actually Sonnenschein): installed 1992 (!) - still in great shape and that's at least 17 years of money well spent.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 16-11-2009, 02:28
Replies: 101
Views: 23,042
Posted By sokkum
Best gear and most used: GPS (by far), Autopilot,...

Best gear and most used: GPS (by far), Autopilot, Windgen. and solarpanels, VHF StandardHorizon with DSC and a most amazing digital barometer from VION with alarmfunction - you can make a set up that...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-11-2009, 09:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By sokkum
Just sell privat to privat and don't get involved...

Just sell privat to privat and don't get involved in corp. etc.. I wander: did'nt he ask for the original invoice, because he needs that in the situation he sails back to Germany and want to register...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-10-2009, 03:04
Replies: 19
Views: 14,390
Posted By sokkum
We experienced stormy weather (up to 45 knots)...

We experienced stormy weather (up to 45 knots) crossing the Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic, Med and are very happy with a storm jib set on our cutter rig and triple reefed main - works very well for our...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 16-10-2009, 06:32
Replies: 3
Views: 6,274
Posted By sokkum
There's info on the net about lost rudders on the...

There's info on the net about lost rudders on the Moody 42, lost keels on Bavaria's - so check this out and let a qualified surveyor inspect the boat before you buy to be sure your money is well...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-10-2009, 06:12
Replies: 22
Views: 7,402
Posted By sokkum
Don't miss the proven designs from VAN DE STADT...

Don't miss the proven designs from VAN DE STADT DESIGN - Yacht Designers, Naval Architects (https://www.stadtdesign.com) (Van de Stadt design that is) for study and building plans of sailing yachts in...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 28-09-2009, 06:21
Replies: 186
Views: 38,400
Posted By sokkum
My wife looooooves jewelry but she leaves the...

My wife looooooves jewelry but she leaves the expensive ones at home, so no Rolex or what-so-ever on board. The jewelry and other objects are kept in toolboxes, so she can sort the stuff in type,...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 11-09-2009, 00:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By sokkum
Alternative to a solar oven : Check out the COBB...

Alternative to a solar oven : Check out the COBB BBQ - serves as a oven as well - developed in S-Africa and a very efficient multifunctional piece of equipment - stays cool on the outside - it's a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-09-2009, 08:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By sokkum
We have installed 4x110A 12V Sonnenschein...

We have installed 4x110A 12V Sonnenschein Prevailer batteries for household in 1991 and since then we used battery chargers of different brands(110V and 220V) and back in Europe we installed a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-09-2009, 07:50
Replies: 21
Views: 5,645
Posted By sokkum
I have a Autohelm 3000 installed (steering wheel...

I have a Autohelm 3000 installed (steering wheel driven by belt) and it worked quite well for the last 16 years (!) and we did a couple of Atlantic/Med/Baltic crossings. It's working ok except in: 1)...
Forum: Marinas 29-08-2009, 07:48
Replies: 22
Views: 7,279
Posted By sokkum
650 euo is my annual fee

650 euo is my annual fee
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-08-2009, 07:15
Replies: 47
Views: 4,940
Posted By sokkum
I'll go for a very short name of any kind or a...

I'll go for a very short name of any kind or a name most anyone understands - so it's a Hunter...call her Deer (unless you don't like the movie)
Some officials you'll try to talk by VHF for...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 29-08-2009, 07:02
Replies: 75
Views: 17,011
Posted By sokkum
After getting "red eyes" wearing expensive...

After getting "red eyes" wearing expensive sunglasses while sailing I finally bought Polaroid sunglasses and it helped me a lot. So now and then in fall/winter I use to buy a couple of the "out of...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 27-08-2009, 23:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By sokkum
That's not in the story - i wrote "on a sw...

That's not in the story - i wrote "on a sw wind"
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 26-08-2009, 08:11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By sokkum
Locked-Up

A solo sailor who sails the seas and estuaries of N-Europe told me the following story:
He left the dutch coast from IJmuiden port on a sw wind, hoisted the sails, passed the piers and at the moment...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 25-08-2009, 00:13
Replies: 100
Views: 10,536
Posted By sokkum
Update on Laura

The Dutch court prosponed her judgement until next Friday. Meanwhile Laura did a request to delete her from the Dutch administration and using an option her triple passport (Dutch, German,...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 24-08-2009, 05:38
Replies: 100
Views: 10,536
Posted By sokkum
Laura (13) Ready for Solo 'Round the World

Laura Dekker a 13y old girl from the Netherlands will start the 1st of September 2009 for a circumnavigation. She was raised aboard their parents sailboat while they were doing a circumnavigation and...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 23-08-2009, 23:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,527
Posted By sokkum
There's no requirement for a CE certification and...

There's no requirement for a CE certification and no need for inspection if you are visiting Europe and you are a private owner - for a stay in Europe longer than 6 month VAT could be applied in some...
Forum: Meets & Greets 23-08-2009, 01:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By sokkum
Our cruising highlites: ICW from West Palm Beach...

Our cruising highlites: ICW from West Palm Beach to Savannah and back - the Abacos (Marsh Harbour, Hope Town, Man-O-War) - making landfall in Bermuda and especially Faial(Acores) - cruising the...
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