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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 11-07-2020, 10:29
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By redpointist
Re: 12v Spectra Ventura 150T watermaker

watermaker has been sold
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 09-07-2020, 08:20
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By redpointist
Re: 12v Spectra Ventura 150T watermaker

Ive attached some pictures

Also at this link: https://imgur.com/a/cB5g0dJ
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 08-07-2020, 20:30
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By redpointist
12v Spectra Ventura 150T watermaker

We had been using this watermaker for the past 2.5 years in the Caribbean, but will be selling the boat soon. Very efficient, runs off our 12v solar panels. Makes 6-7 gph and supplied us water for 2...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-06-2018, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By redpointist
Re: How much will braided line length shrink with buried wire?

Did you actually experience the wire breaking inside a synthetic backstay? It seems bizzare that a backstay would move enough to cause this, and is surprising because I've heard this is a fairly...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-06-2018, 16:06
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By redpointist
Re: How much will braided line length shrink with buried wire?

Yes, its a backstay. The turnbuckles are contracted to maximum pull, and can extend a good 8" I'd think, so I was hoping the shrinkage would be somewhere in that range. I'm going to have to milk the...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-06-2018, 15:18
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By redpointist
How much will braided line length shrink with buried wire?

I have a 30 foot length of 9mm dynex dux Id like to embed a 14awg wire within. The 14awg wire is about 1/8" diameter.

Does anyone have any idea how much the length of this 30' section will shrink...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 16-05-2018, 12:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,869
Posted By redpointist
Re: 8 HP Evinrude Outboard Motor with extra long shaft.

They want you to include an asking price and location in these posts.
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-05-2018, 11:51
Replies: 59
Views: 9,845
Posted By redpointist
Re: Rudder reference for raymarine

We have the raymarine EV-100 wheel drive system, and we didnt get the rudder sensor. Its been working great for us.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 09-05-2018, 20:15
Replies: 89
Views: 13,211
Posted By redpointist
Re: Turks & Caicos stiffing it to yachters

You know whats a sure recipe for ever increasing government check in fees? Creating a culture in which you label it whiny or entitlement to advocate for lower fees.

The unfortunate reality is that...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-10-2017, 11:56
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By redpointist
Re: Batteries accept amps from solar even when 100% full?

Thank you all, it looks like I'm looking for 0.5-1.5% of capacity going in to the battery to do a manual 100% reset.

It does look like I'm battling this "gotcha factor" that falsely sets to 100%...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-10-2017, 10:47
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By redpointist
Re: Batteries accept amps from solar even when 100% full?

I have a bogart engineering trimetric 2030 battery monitor and matching bogart engineering sc-2030 charge controller.

The batteries are 6v Duracell GC2 wet cells from Sams club wired into a 12v...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-10-2017, 10:21
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By redpointist
Question Batteries accept amps from solar even when 100% full?

I'm pretty sure my batteries are currently 100% charged (but maybe not!), but they are still accepting 8 amps from the panels.

I have 6 golf cart batteries (about 600 ah) and 300w of solar. I can...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-08-2017, 22:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,938
Posted By redpointist
Gelcoat 'hardened' but is loading up sandpaper. What now?

I helped a friend apply gelcoat to his dinghy a week or two ago. We added MEKP at 1% at about 88 degrees air temp. The gelcoat hardened enough that you couldn't put a thumbprint in it within an hour...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 26-06-2017, 22:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By redpointist
Re: How to get 'liability only' insurance for the carribean? Does it exist?

Wow thats pretty cheap! Likely limited to US only though? I dont think BoatUS or Geico offer liability-only outside US waters. (Geico bought BoatUS I think?)
Forum: Dollars & Cents 26-06-2017, 15:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By redpointist
Re: How to get 'liability only' insurance for the carribean? Does it exist?

Well thats a nice relevant list! Theres one listing from Pantaenius for "Caribb, Gulf of Mexico,Venezuela, East Coast USA" at $150 and also one by Canopius Managing Agents Limited (Algarve) for...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 26-06-2017, 15:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By redpointist
Re: How to get 'liability only' insurance for the carribean? Does it exist?

Liability insurance absolutely does have value beyond just requirements for access, but for those who don't have guests on board, are not cruising in heavily congested areas, dont have tremendous...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 26-06-2017, 07:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By redpointist
Re: How to get 'liability only' insurance for the carribean? Does it exist?

Thanks! It's good to know that it's available. Interesting that its about 3x as much as US liability, likely due to being a niche product rather than being any increased risk of liability. Still not...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 25-06-2017, 19:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By redpointist
Re: How to get 'liability only' insurance for the carribean? Does it exist?

Hmm, not looking like its actually possible to get liability-only insurance in the carribean at a reasonable rate...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 15-06-2017, 22:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By redpointist
How to get 'liability only' insurance for the carribean? Does it exist?

I have liability insurance through progressive (very reasonable, about $20 a month I think), but their coverage only extends to a maximum of 125 miles from the continental US. I think it covers some...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-06-2017, 17:25
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By redpointist
Prepping exposed barrier coat spots for new bottom paint?

2.5 years ago I sanded the bottom down to gelcoat, applied 7 coats of 2000e barrier coat and 2 coats of a hard bottom paint. It's time to start thinking about adding some more paint.

Recently I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-06-2017, 07:24
Replies: 20
Views: 3,086
Posted By redpointist
Re: Rain vs RO vs distilled water

There is a difference between suspended dust/sediment and dissolved solids. Even rainwater contaminated with sediment could actually be very low tds, and could be made just fine for battery use by...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-05-2017, 09:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By redpointist
Re: Spectra Watermaker Clark Pump Troubleshooting

I decided to go ahead and take it apart yesterday evening. The center block check valves looked pretty gunky, so I cleaned all 4 of them (1 seemed worse than the others though). I sanded the annular...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-05-2017, 10:46
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By redpointist
Spectra Watermaker Clark Pump Troubleshooting

I have a used spectra ventura 150 that I'm installing, but so far the feed pump pressure is only going to 50psi (recommended range is 60-90) and the product flow rate is almost 5gph on one side and...
Forum: Our Community 03-05-2017, 20:13
Replies: 13
Views: 2,614
Posted By redpointist
Re: Storing Dink on deck

We have ropes tied onto both the transom and bow of the dinghy in such a way that you can lift the dinghy out of the water on its side (or level, depending on how you clip to it, which is useful...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 03-05-2017, 17:22
Replies: 121
Views: 17,408
Posted By redpointist
Re: Lithium for the love of God

Yep, in the US at least we can get quality 215hr 6v golf cart batteries for $85 so the math may be different here.

So the lithiums would have to last about 4x longer than my fla batteries for me...
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