Finally figured out how to navigate Sea Knots. Months ago I set up a profile and you commented. I have had a few articles published, was one of several who served as editor and reviewer for an education book, as well as edit articles and letters for colleagues. Currently, I have an idea for a Dr. Seuss style book and need an illustrator. I also need guidance on how to protect my work. If you have experience with getting copyrights and such let me know.
Thanks, Jerry. Sea Fox is a Saga 43. She's a Robert Perry design built for speed with only a 12' beam so she sails very well. Our 7' draft is a problem in some places but we don't mind. We're her third owners - bought her in 2004 and moved aboard 2 years ago.
A few years ago we chartered an IP out of Burnt Store Marina and managed to go agound a couple of times so we won't be visiting your part of Florida in Sea Fox. We've been crusing the east coast - got to Maine this year - and got as far south in the Bahamas as Warderick Wells. Will be doing more Bahamas exploring in the coming winter.
"James, we're talking Apples and Oranges with the Deka 4Ds. While you had AGMs I had the Wet Cells which were rated much lower in AMP Hours. I had seen two different ratings for the wet cells with one estimate in the low 130Ahr range and the…"
"Oh yeah, forgot to mention battery monitor. The stock panel voltage panel is basically worthless in determining battery condition unless you've let the batteries sit idle for hours. Purchase a good battery monitor. It is vital for being up to…"
Congrats on the long life of your batteries.
May 2008 our B43 came equipped with 2 Dekka 4d Agms that are rated for 198ah's of service for a total house bank of pretty close to 400ah (396ah). Engine battery was Dekka Group…"