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    2 lithiums instead of 1? SOK batteries?

    Joe, Lots more current discussion on this subject on Cruisers Forum, https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f166/on-my-fourth-alternator-267245-2.html
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    2 lithiums instead of 1? SOK batteries?

    The Balmars have an amp manager feature to limit the output - There is this from the Balmar Regulator manual, hope it is not already covered - ®LFP LiFeP04 Recommendations Our LFP program is a generalized version of the recommendations provided by the top LFP battery manufacturers. For best...
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    Drywall Sander Redux

    In May 2020 I brought up the subject of using a drywall sander for bottom sanding, thinking of a Porter-Cable model,  and, long story short, finally took the plunge and bought a Festool 575994 and was pleasantly surprised. I am glad I waited until they upgraded from a rotary disk to a random...
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    Airmar leeway measuring log/depth sensor

    I thought this was interesting. The DX900+ was developed for Fishing Nets, sailboats were an afterthought! This from  Marine Technology News.
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    Drywall Sander for Bottoms

    Thanks for the responses.  I too,  have been doing this for a long time, so I have been through all the DA sanders, RO sanders, etc, I have a collection of new and old and rebuilt.  I am just getting to the point where I want to work smarter than harder.  I can't believe that I can't find even...
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    Drywall Sander for Bottoms

    I am contemplating buying a Porter Cable 7800 Drywall sander for sanding bottom paint. Mostly Ablative.  I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of someone using one of these, (or similar, like a Wen, Festool, etc) and had good luck.  It looks like it would be a back saver, as well as easier on...
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    Airmar leeway measuring log/depth sensor

    I installed a DX900+ this June. At first I was having a lot of trouble, as I am integrating (new boat to me) new electronics, including a new Zeus3 with some annoying 0183 stuff like wind.  Initially the speed and depth worked great, they a connector on the DX900+ came loose and I lost data...
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    You know you have too much money when...

    The tidbit about leaving the 'Keys on the railings for all to see' leads me to believe he wanted someone to steal it. Be interesting to see if the insurance was paid up on the boat he 'Forgot about'.
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    Mexico cruiser?

    Apologies to B6, I neglected to define my meaning, the Beneteaus the Charter boat people use are cows because that is what works. I have chartered and had a great time on them . . . but they are not nimble boats. 36.7's beat us regularly, but we also beat them, just not as much because of the...
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    Mexico cruiser?

    Good afternoon Mr Ishmael, I hope I am not to late to chime in on this, looks like a well intentioned thread has morphed into a discussion of old farts pining over their old muscle cars. :) Now my 63 Impala Convertible with keg in trunk and tap in the back deck . . . Never mind. I don't...
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    A few pics from Baltimore today.

    I see it is still lost. Guess that is why there is sometimes a preview feature.
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    A few pics from Baltimore today.

    This one got lost.
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    A few pics from Baltimore today.

    To each his own. My daughter and husband happen to live in the shadow of that factory, (Conversly, live on their boat and commute 15 minutes to work!) and would be devestated if Domino wasn't there. Maybe this will put it in a little better perspective. Or This, from the Tike Bar. Whoops...
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    Tartan 4700

    Couple questions if you don't mind, did they put any curve into those tempered windows, and do you know about what the PHRF rating would be? Congratulations on a beautiful boat.
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    C&C 39 Whimsy

    A friend on the photoalbum just told me of this discussion. I have a 39 and a lot of info on them. In my notes I have that boat as being owned by Kevin Churchill, listed for sale in 8/2008 for $59,500. Odd, I cannot find it on YachtWorld now even tho another post describes seeing it. BTW, I...
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