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by Camino
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AGM vs Lithium
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: AGM vs Lithium

I appreciated all the inputs- good stuff . Well I bought 2 300 ah li batteries online- again not reading the fine print - company told me not to use the batteries for start- so I returned them! Bought 2 AGM same as my originals and installed them and all perfect….also added the victron battery monit...
by Camino
Thu Mar 07, 2024 11:53 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AGM vs Lithium
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: AGM vs Lithium

Question- I bought 2 12v 100 AH lithium batteries - will connect in parallel for 12v 200AH. Didn’t read the fine print of course - LiTime.com says do not use the batteries for start! We’ll, I use the one bank for start and house - they say the BMS will not handle a start on my yanmar 3gm30f motor - ...
by Camino
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AGM vs Lithium
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: AGM vs Lithium

Perfect - I was t sure whether the flooded toggles settings would work with lithium. Sounds good to me and huge thanks! Plan is to use the Freedom HF toggled to Flooded. Put in 2 12v 200ah lithium batteries in parallel to achieve 12v 400ah….let you know how it goes. And a Victron smart monitor. ….an...
by Camino
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Rounding Pt Conception
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Rounding Pt Conception

“ I bet there were a few thoughts about diesel advantages in the last few hours.” :D

Even with no power with dead air all was good - Doug is a good seaman, we were calm and used that time to rest while trying to avoid those pesky oil platforms strewn about everywhere out there!
by Camino
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AGM vs Lithium
Replies: 7
Views: 353

AGM vs Lithium

Asking for advice here! I’m installing a Victron smart battery monitor and was checking out my battery situation - I have 2 AGM 6v batteries in series. I have a Freedom HF charger/inverter. Voltage reads always 13.4+. But turns out they were installed by PO 2012! Would you recommend keeping with the...
by Camino
Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Rounding Pt Conception
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Rounding Pt Conception

The Millennial Falcon, Freedom 33 CK, owned and skippered by Doug, is moving south. Doug departed Vallejo, CA, sailed to Pillar Point, then Monterey and waited for a weather window for sailing south to Morro Bay. I helped Doug plan the time and route for proceeding to Santa Barbara. Stephanie and I ...
by Camino
Wed Jan 31, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup

Blocks to cringle - 2” ss ring (WM), D- shackle (also WM), hold ring on one side of cringle, from the other side attach the d-ring with block attached :). If using the internal boom blocks for 2-line reffing (which I removed on Goodway) the dynema suggestion is good - allowing small diameter line fo...
by Camino
Fri Jan 26, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup

I went with single line reefing in 2016- and did rig reef lines as in the diagram. I also added a block at the reef cringle ( at both the luff and leech cringles) to reduce friction- seems to work nicely…. With the bowline below, the reef line is immovable around the boom and allows the line from th...
by Camino
Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Icebox upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Icebox upgrade

Man I must have had deep brain fog! WorJon thanks - our water tanks are in the same locations although our port cabinets appear to differ - normal. Bill - I love the idea of putting the condenser unit in the aft hanging locker on the bulkhead - with a straight run for wires and cables to the cooling...
by Camino
Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: faucet replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: faucet replacement

Correction on the specs - my faucet via Amazon ran $38

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BF4JTVGF?ps ... ct_details