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Forum: Cruising News & Events 18-05-2021, 06:55
Replies: 34
Views: 4,671
Posted By geekoman
US Customs and Boarder Phone Scam

I did not see this posted anywhere and wanted to inform people that some phone scammer has been calling regarding drug and contraband confiscation and to reply by pressing 1 on the phone pad. We've...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 31-03-2021, 11:14
Replies: 14
Views: 4,409
Posted By geekoman
Re: Vieques and Culebra

We hiked to Cublerita lighthouse two weeks ago in shorts and tennis shoes. No problem. Awesome ruins of one on the last built Spanish lighthouses. Beautiful views.

Other hikers were seniors...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 06-02-2021, 05:37
Replies: 508
Views: 23,423
Posted By geekoman
Re: Addressing Misinformation and Harmful Content Online

Maybe our political leaders can lead by example.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 04-02-2021, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By geekoman
Re: Victron BlueSolar 150/85 Tr MPPT Contoller

Price dropped to USD$350 + shipping
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 04-02-2021, 09:22
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By geekoman
JBL Barbed Paralyzer Tip Speargun Spearfishing

231885

I'm anchored off Charlotte Amalie, USVI.

Best offer by Saturday morning, 6 Feb, gets it, 9am local time. Pickup only, no shipping.

Features:
The JBL Barbed Paralyzer Tip is an...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-02-2021, 14:48
Replies: 52
Views: 5,010
Posted By geekoman
Re: run a 1200w water heater with 900w Generator

Yes - this works, if you have the inverter capable of outputting 1200W.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-02-2021, 14:44
Replies: 52
Views: 5,010
Posted By geekoman
Re: run a 1200w water heater with 900w Generator

I, and quite a few other cruisers I know, plug their suitcase generator, e.g. Honda 2200, into their shore power inlet and provide power to their vessel. There is no magic here, you only get what...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-02-2021, 09:01
Replies: 84
Views: 9,884
Posted By geekoman
Re: wires burned up with 4 100 watt panels

Yes. Probably didn't blow because the current peaked above 20 Amps, and fuse is slow blow and rode through the peaks.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-02-2021, 08:35
Replies: 84
Views: 9,884
Posted By geekoman
Re: wires burned up with 4 100 watt panels

The amperage capacity of 10 awg is 30 amps - doing a quick Google and seeing several concurring sources. If you can find your wire's manufacture and wire type, you can find the actual value. All my...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 28-01-2021, 17:07
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By geekoman
Re: Victron BlueSolar 150/85 Tr MPPT Contoller

Which message was yours. I received several PMs. Sorry, but I'm not very versed on this forums messaging system.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 25-01-2021, 09:01
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By geekoman
Victron BlueSolar 150/85 Tr MPPT Contoller

I upgraded my solar panels, and upsized my solar controller, so this one is available. It is operational and used for about 2 years. Replaced since I need 100A output to take advantage of my...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-06-2020, 14:27
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By geekoman
Re: Sail repair recommendations in St. George Grenada

I did look at Noonsite, Grenada. Not much there that I could find. Can you be more specific to your recommendation?

Anybody have sail repairs done in Grenada with great results.

Thanks!
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-06-2020, 07:51
Replies: 54
Views: 8,768
Posted By geekoman
Re: Bottom paint for Caribbean waters

Safe travels to Grenada! See you here.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-06-2020, 05:05
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By geekoman
Gasket and seal for exhaust elbows

On my Yanmar 4JH57 I am checking the exhaust elbows and noticed some leakage between the gasket and the engine block. I'll replace the gasket once I get them shipped. In the meantime I scraped the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-06-2020, 07:07
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By geekoman
Elbow exhaust carbon build up

My Yanmar 4JH57 engines are at 500 hours, I purchased the boat used. I wanted to check the exhaust elbows for the first time which is a simple matter on the engine side, a bit more challenging on...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-06-2020, 04:58
Replies: 54
Views: 8,768
Posted By geekoman
Re: Bottom paint for Caribbean waters

Thank you. I'll reach out to them.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-06-2020, 05:34
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By geekoman
Sail repair recommendations in St. George Grenada

We had minor damage to our jib on our transit to Grenada and need to get it repaired - preferably while in quarantine.

Any recommendations on quality vendors?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-06-2020, 11:19
Replies: 54
Views: 8,768
Posted By geekoman
Re: Bottom paint for Caribbean waters

I thought it was legal to use for commercial, military and large yachts.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-06-2020, 09:58
Replies: 54
Views: 8,768
Posted By geekoman
Bottom paint for Caribbean waters

It is time for new bottom paint and as we are planning to stay in the Caribbean for the next couple of years, I'd like recommendations on the best anti-fouling to use in this region. 45 foot sailing...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-04-2020, 04:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,663
Posted By geekoman
Re: Separate LiFePO4 batteries from Alternator Charging

I concur with the voltage numbers you all are quoting. I read my 12.5 off the batteryís data sheet (ReLion RB300) and at a discharge rate of 2C voltage drops down to 12.5. A more typical voltage is...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-04-2020, 14:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,663
Posted By geekoman
Separate LiFePO4 batteries from Alternator Charging

My vessel uses a bank of LiFePO4 batteries for the house, and separate AGM batteries for each engine battery ( 2 SGM for our two engine catamaran). The alternators for each engine are each connected...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-04-2020, 20:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By geekoman
Re: Lagoon 450 - Mast car damage at gooseneck

Your welcome. The instructions that come with the boat are not very clear.

The advice I got from a rigger that inspected our boat is that the clew needs to be down so itís pulled back tight by...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-04-2020, 19:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By geekoman
Re: Lagoon 450 - Mast car damage at gooseneck

Your welcome. The instructions that come with the boat are not very clear.

The advice I got from a rigger that inspected our boat is that the clew needs to be down so itís pulled back tight by...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-04-2020, 17:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By geekoman
Re: Lagoon 450 - Mast car damage at gooseneck

We get chafe where the reef line enters and exits the boom. I placed some dyneema covers at those points.

I received advice that keeping the foot of the sail tight is important to reduce the...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-04-2020, 06:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By geekoman
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