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by bobr
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Stepping the Mast
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Stepping the Mast

Not sure this is the recommended location for the sling but they’ve been doing it for six years and haven’t dropped it yet!
by bobr
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Big pictures!
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Big pictures!

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The wind died about 30 minutes later!
by bobr
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Battery Woes

Thank you Geoff and Tony for your continued suggestions. I have found a flooded battery only slightly larger than group 31 (Rolls) which is rated at 155 amp hours and 2 should fit in my compartment (I’ll be sure to measure first!). I’m thinking combining this with a modest solar set up would be suff...
by bobr
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Battery Woes

P.S. Tony, I now see that other manufacturers make group 31 AGM‘s at 100 amp hours or more. So that does seem like something to consider.
by bobr
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Battery Woes

Hi Tony, Thanks for your suggestion. I actually have an optima blue top as my starting battery, and I agree that they are nearly indestructible. Of course I don’t draw it down as far as the House bank, but that thing comes right back up and stays there as opposed to what I’m seeing with my flooded b...
by bobr
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Battery Woes

Thanks again, guys! You give me a lot to think about!
by bobr
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Re: Battery Woes

Thanks for your suggestions, guys. I hadn’t considered that I wasn’t bringing the batteries back up to full charge. But that makes some sense because they come down quickly even without a load. I do have an aftermarket oversized alternator but as Geoff says that hour or so I run it at anchor is like...
by bobr
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Thank you all

Ed, I have always appreciated your input on the forum. Fairwinds and following seas to you!
by bobr
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Battery Woes

I have room for 2 group 31 batteries in my house bank (without ripping out an accumulator tank for my fresh water and losing some important storage space). I'm currently using Sportsman deep cycle 31's, if memory serves they are rated at 120 ah. Three years old. Before that it was Intestate. These b...
by bobr
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: Just Joining
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Just Joining

Andy, that’s a nice looking boat with a lot of nice upgrades installed. My boat has an electric halyard winch. I use it almost all the time to raise the main from the cockpit. If it ever failed I can get the main almost all the way to the top by “jumping“ it at the mast with someone tailing in the c...