"Very interesting to read your comments. They make so much sense to me.
As a mom, if I'd encourage my young teenager to undertake such a dangerous voyage and he would not come home, would /could I EVER forgive myself ? I could not. I could not…"
"I would not allow a 16 year old to take on such a journey.
At 16 the human brain is not fully developed, can not rationalize fully. So, I would fear that he would not make the right decisions when he needs to make them.
He has a lot of sailing…"
"Hi friend...what have you been up to? You have great pictures that would make great paintings.
Please post your beach rlated and boat ones here in our ART GROUP on Seaknots.
Are you painting anything presently?
I have added several boat…"
Hi, Mike. My boat is a 1970 Westerly Cirrus. It's a British-built pocket cruiser made for the rough Irish Sea and waters around the UK. Sturdy as a brick, but slow as a slug. It's 22' long and draws 3.5'. It's the largest 22' boat I've ever been on; 5'10" headroom, large v-berth, enclosed head with holding tank, galley, setee, etc. Sleeps four - drinks ten. Perfect for puttering around the bay and the occasional weekend trip. I looked at larger boats, but since I'm normally singlehanding I figured I'd be better off with something I could handle alone under any circumstances. I made the right choice. (But those classy 30' and larger boats at Toledo Beach still make me drool!)
Ahoy, Mike - and happy Independence Day. I was just cruising around on the site and noticed you're a bit north of me. I sail out of a small marina just south of Monroe. We were out enjoying Lake Erie earlier today, and we'll go out again tomorrow evening to watch fireworks in Luna Pier from the bay. Fair winds!
"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…"