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  1. Aluminum bottom RIBs

    50 lbs ? A 9.8 hp Tohatsu weighs 81 lbs.
  2. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Strap ons come in many sizes.
  3. If you are OK with setting up two panels and only using one at a time then that will work.
  4. Putting panels on the dodger doesn't work. You get too many shadows from the boom and a shadow anywhere takes out the whole panel.
  5. These guys are in Connecticut. http://selectplastics.com/?page_id=17
  6. House batteries

    Did someone say emu ?
  7. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    It looks like there will be no TV appearance. If there was going to be one it would have been on by now.
  8. House batteries

    If yellow is to be color of the the piss du jour then this is the one you want. https://shop.jamesonwhiskey.com/products/yellow-spot
  9. House batteries

    Gollygosh BJ that was a marathon post and then some ! You will need a cuppla days off after that effort. While you were sweating over it all I was in a pub watching PNG v Ireland and a pretty darned good game it was too. Your time may have been well spent but mine was more fun.
  10. House batteries

    The only winners for a lithium based bank are weight and charging time.
  11. House batteries

    Say the best size house bank for this boat is 200 ah. The typical price for lithium will be a little above $2,000 but you can pay over $3,000 for Victron or Mastervolt. https://www.amazon.com/12-Volt-200AH-Lithium-Battery/dp/B07195DWJP/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1509857842&sr=8-5&keywords=200ah+lithium+battery A pair of smaller batteries might be better and there is more choice in the 100ah size but prices are still pretty hefty. https://www.amazon.com/GreenLiFE-Battery-GL100-100AH-Lithium/dp/B01NAV9G9X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1509858419&sr=8-2&keywords=100ah+lithium+battery https://www.amazon.com/LiFePO4-volt-Deep-Cycle-Battery/dp/B06XX197GJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1509858512&sr=8-3&keywords=100ah+lithium+battery Compare with a Group 27 lead acid. https://www.amazon.com/Group-100Ah-Sealed-Rechargeable-Battery/dp/B00BSER1CW/ref=sr_1_11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1509858649&sr=1-11&keywords=100ah+deep+cycle+battery or a lead acid GC2 which means buying a pair https://www.amazon.com/U-S-US2200XC2-Cycle-Flooded-Battery/dp/B01GZX58PM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1509858882&sr=1-4&keywords=GC2+lead+acid+battery https://www.amazon.com/Trojan-T-125-240Ah-Flooded-Battery/dp/B00NY7M5JK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1509858927&sr=1-1&keywords=GC2+lead+acid+battery A GC2 is only $138 at NAPA.
  12. House batteries

    You guys really should own up on the price of all this fancy lithium stuff. A lead acid based system will be around 10% the price of a lithium equivalent and it would do the job on a 30 footer just fine. A 200 AH lithium battery would be powerful enough for the boat and one of those will cost a mere $2200 or so. The best battery set up for this boat would be a pair of lead acid GC2s for the house and a lead acid Group 24 for starting. If they can't fit then use a lead acid Group 31 for the house.
  13. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    That ad is a fake.
  14. So sad to see the navy brass blaming the flunkies.