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Member Since 08 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 11:41 PM

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In Topic: Bye Bye to AGM

15 July 2014 - 03:07 PM

I have 2 Odessey AGM batteries...I have had nothing but good things to say about them. 


For us the fact that they hold their charge much better over the winter means I can leave them aboard and with a small 5 watt solar panel I can keep them fully able.


The big bonus is they are safer and won't gas off. I sleep better knowing that.

In Topic: Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

14 July 2014 - 01:10 PM



Can you share the thinking behind the raised edge that follows the base of the bunks?  Originally, I assumed that that plank followed the longitudinal that makes up the settee base, but looking at the panels in picture 1, it is intentional and a raised edge in a flat sole panel.  





I think you'll find that's just an illusion created by the sunshine on the edge of the panel. It appears to be flat when you look at earlier pics.


I see the raised edge under the shelves on either side. I suspect that stops stuff from sliding out from under...good idea!

In Topic: Safety and PFDs

02 July 2014 - 06:10 PM



If it made a noise like mine did I'm surprised you didn't have to pry him off the overhead with a spatula.

In Topic: Safety and PFDs

02 July 2014 - 05:00 PM



I doubt this is a dangerous thing, and ultimately it's my fault, they were past renewal date (bad owner!!)...it would be a bit surprising to have one go off while wearing.


I guess better that than not to go off at all.



In Topic: Safety and PFDs

02 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

I don't know what side this supports but here it is...we were involved in a race yesterday when we heard a loud "snap" from below. I went in the cabin and could not find anything amiss so we kept racing.


It turns out that an inflatable vest deep in the quarter berth, with an expired cartridge, had deployed. I thought at first something shifted and pulled the manual release, but on further examination it appears that the dissolving trigger tablet finally gave up and triggered the cartridge. The vest was clean and dry so I assume it was just normal exposure to humidity over 8 years.


Time to take a closer look at all my spare vests...seeing a green indicator doesn't prove everything.