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by sailmon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: solar panel system setup - request for advise
Replies: 24
Views: 14445

Re: solar panel system setup - request for advise

We put a 320W solar panel on Her Diamond’s davits with Victron 100/30 MPPT controller. Keeps our 300ah AGM bank fully charged almost every day. Now only use gen set for water making. One of the best improvements we’ve made since moving aboard. True peace of mind!
by sailmon
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Made it through Michael okay
Replies: 5
Views: 4325

Re: Made it through Michael okay

Her Diamond is on the hard in Port Charlotte for the summer. Storage yard manager said wind in their area never got above 25 knots - whew. Rick - glad your boat came through well.
Bob
by sailmon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: sheaves for freedom
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

Re: sheaves for freedom

You can contact Paul Dennis at Warren River Boat Works. He is former production manager at Freedom and stocks numerous Freedom parts. 401-245-6949
by sailmon
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Fixing mast hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 2279

Re: Fixing mast hardware

If you are referring to the sail track on the aft aspect of the mast, it was originally mounted with rivets. Over time the rivets corrode and wear - often becoming loose or breaking. Best fix is to tap the mast through the old rivet holes and install 1" long 1/4" pan head machine screws. Paul Dennis...
by sailmon
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: using a drill for raising the main
Replies: 14
Views: 9021

Re: using a drill for raising the main

I bought the 28V half inch Milwaukee right angle a couple of years ago - does a great job raising main on our F38. Will also pull me up the mast for inspections/repairs. While I looked at the Winchrite and really liked it, I opted for the Milwaukee becasue I can also use it as a drill when doing ins...
by sailmon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: A couple F30 questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

Re: A couple F30 questions.

Hi Mike, yes - basically a fiberglass board with a pebbled surface on front and smooth on back. Home improvement stores typically sell them for renovating home bathrooms. Easy to cut with a saber saw and very durable.
by sailmon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: A couple F30 questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

Re: A couple F30 questions.

We sold our F30 10 years ago - traded up to F38. Our F30 shower drained into a plastic sump box in the bilge (keel sump) with a small bilge pump and float switch - plumbed to overboard discharge. Preferable to not drain grey water into the bilge. Two most likely culprits in slow shower drainage are ...
by sailmon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Communications
Replies: 9
Views: 5963

Re: Communications

Thanks All,
Still sorting out options - leaning toward cell booster and possibly in-reach. Will probably test out and try to keep our antique M601 going at a minimum to receive Chris' weather reports.
Geoff - sorry to hear about your dad. Hope you guys are doing OK.
Bob
by sailmon
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Communications
Replies: 9
Views: 5963

Communications

Hard to believe - but we have arrived at the 7 month mark before departing on retirement cruising. Just glass-blasted off VC17 bottom paint and preparing for new barrier coat and salt water paint. Also a ton of upgrades under way (air conditioning, power generating sources, lighting, instruments, Sa...
by sailmon
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Table leaf support
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

Re: Table leaf support

I have purchased a similar looking piece of hardware in smaller size from West Marine as hold-open for Nav desk on our F38. I'm sure they could order in heavier size or supply you with the name of the manufacturer.