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    S2 blisters have visually disappeared.

    This boat sat at a slip for eight years with hardly a finger being raised, the owner being close to 80 and moved. When I pulled the boat out last month there were, maybe, 40 blisters ranging from dime to half dollar size. Quarter size was typical. The boat is a 1978 26' S2. I live in a...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    With Vag raking in $8500/week, I can't blame them for trying. My question would be....why watch someone with neglible sailing experience? On the other hand....seems like a good gig for a bloke who can get a decent boat and establish a good youtube presence. Getting a continually new crew of...
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    Bye Bye to AGM

    That chart is absolute fiction by every single account. I have about four tons of new and old batteries lying about and have used gels and agm's. Gel's are not even a viable option for solar applications. Unless, of course, someone seeks to sell their inventory...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    OK....he did toss the modern amenities including a/c's, tv, microwave, and stove. Mentioned in Episode 8. His drinking water also has birdshit since the deck is never washed. Fourth crew in 1.5 years? The Danish girl and him are hitting it off. Seems a bit extreme. Some things are safer when...
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    Bye Bye to AGM

    Watched an episode of Voyages of Emerald Steel on youtube last night. They discussed their solar. They just got their third set of T-105 batteries and are getting 8-9 years out of them every time. They use a 2000 watt inverter and have a 7 Kw diesel genset. They keep their panels on the deck...
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    Bye Bye to AGM

    Problem with 24 volt forklift batteries is the lack of width since you have only have 2 cells in width...I think. I was lucky to survive moving my 1650 pound 24 volt forklift battery through ice and snow. It fell over twice and I jumped in the right direction. 4D and 8D batteries are pretty...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Just watched the first episode last night. He has a fun series and I am a bit intrigued by his ability to continually staff his boat with groups of girls. They are European and not repulsed by a man in a Speedo. He did not toss a TV or fridge in the first or second episode. I would not be...
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    Bye Bye to AGM

    I was addressing the board as much as you. Yes...I am sure you have spent months banging your head against the wall on solar issues. 260W isn't enough to charge anything, never was. My problem is deck real estate. I have a lot of deck, but very little of it is suitable for mounting large...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Sure it wasn't Adrienne? https://abarbeau.com/ I am a little mystified by the donations. Sailing into Freedom has 100 uploads and doesn't even have a TV or a fridge. LaVag makes $8500/week?
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    Bye Bye to AGM

    Just adding a few random thoughts here. I installed five separate solar charging systems here but have never cruised by the way. You folks likely know this information but re-iteration helps at times. 1) Digital hard drives consume less power than the previous type. 2) The screen is the...
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    They may not cruise but they certainly linger...
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Title should be "Professional grifter floats around like flotsam" No?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Calling a deck a dick can do that.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Don't be ridiculous. Figured out some story with the Sailing into Freedom dude. He doesn't have a fridge, a camping type existence may explain the seemingly high turnover. Plus he is running a Passion Booth. Before the Italian girls showed up he said there would be lots of passion (in the...
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I think New Zealand and Australia have pretty rigid requirements for hanging around. He better hope he doesn't wind up in either place I would think. I have started believing the charges about gross incompetence. He is probably as happy as a clam with no critical thought capacity whatsoever.
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