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""live aboard sailing: the Reality" is the first part to this vid on You Tube- it helps dispel the odd idea that we boaters lay around on beaches and drink cocktails all day (or that most of us are rich and spoiled) NOT!!! we work REALLY…"
Singlehanded cruiser/liveaboard s/v Angel. Work onboard the vessel to earn a living (I'm not retired or rich!) Am an ABYC cert. Marine Electrical Tech. & mechanic. Will also do commercial artwork & writing for magazines, mostly boating themed. A newbie author, my nonfiction sailing adventure book can be found on my website (links to Amazon)
Mexico, to Panama, Caribbean, Great Lakes, Bahamas, Gulf coast areas - sticks to warm & tropical with lots of sightseeing and nature.
Continue providing mobile marine repair service to the community...
and finish second nonfiction book (for fun- not to get rich!)
Below are a few photos from cruising over the years. My Bayfield, Angel, is shown below (the yellow boat).
Hi Rebecca, I came for another visit to your page,,,,,your art is wonderful, and want to invite you to post it on the GROUP ARTWORK OF BOATS AND RELATED...it may be another outlet for sales.
I also sell on ebay, do you.?
"FYI I installed a ProSol isolator that prioritizes the start battery at start up. Once the start battery is at 13.3V it switches charging to the house bank. It has colored LEDs that indicate where the charge is going and works well. BTW Beneteau put…"
"Thank you Scott and Mike for your experiences. Exchanging with John Stevens I had the same good feeling.
What digital battery isolator did you use Scott ? Is it also a separator so you can charge the starting battery and the Exxide batteries for the…"
I am glad that you found my post informative. At this time of the year, I have the panels and the bimini top at home. I have just took 2 photos. As you can see, I have 4 "corner triangles" made in acrylic. That was the way I…"
"Denis I too installed an ElectroMaax but I went with the 140A model. Also installed the serpentine belt kit and Balmar regulator. Like Scott stated John and his people did a great job and is very supportive. I too changed out the battery isolator as…"
"Hi Dennis. I just did that upgrade 2 seasons ago and couldn't be happier with the results. I put in a 160 amp Eelectromax alternator with Serpentine pull-up kit, Balmar Smart regulator, up sized battery cables and a digital battery isolator.…"
"Thank you for this most informative post. Two questions, how did you attach the panels to the new acrylic fabric, and how is this working in real world cruising? I continue to be frustrated by the large draw down from the fridge/freezer…"
Hello,Has anyone upgraded the Hitachi OEM alternator to a high output one with a serpentine pulley kit ?We currently have a Mastervolt 90 A with an alphapro regulator driven with a single v belt, I think it slips a little and was looking for an upgrade to automotive type serpentine pulley system.Thank you.DenisSee More