Do you have air conditioning on your boat ....was 32 degrees celcius in June when I was in Alicante ....too hot ...my friends just back from Alicante last week and said it was 37degrees! Most uncomfortable in a marina ..is it any better anchored off? Want to bring my boat over to the Costa Brava in 2 years time but have to figure out how to keep cool and how to keep the mosquitoes at bay! All advice welcome!
Thanks for welcome. Will have some photos soon. Trying to get steering wheel locks. Beneteau stopped fitting 6 months ago. Goiot make steering---which there is excessive play in port wheel--on the list--and refuse to reply to email. Assume they are holiday like rest of France.
It is Friday night, June 11th, & we are thinking about you! We are wondering where you are? We are sailing as a fleet into the New York Harbor to your home port tomorrow morning & we are wishing that you were going to be there! ; ) xox
When I become more knowageable about computer I will post some pictures. The team at Winters are great and very caring service as well as caring for their customers.I usually see them at the boat shows as well as their many open houses.I will definitely say Hello from you two.Take care,Pat
Hope that things are going well for you. Yes you could help with Haiti. Right now I am working on a project for Solar Powered Watermakers to be installed in Haiti as water is a major issue.
There is a foundation Oceans Watch www.oceanswatch.org Minimuim joining is $25 or $50 for boat and crew. Right now we are looking for 3 things
1. Boats in the area that are willing to take supplies to secured coastal villages in Haiti
2. Boats willing to Joing Oceans Watch
3. Boats willing to make doinations from Oceans Watch Website Put in Solar Watermakers for Haiti or similaliar in the subject line.
Yeah.. Fatal Storm was keeping me on the edge... btw.. it was more of a joke.... I had just gone on watch... and had been reading... just couldn't put it down... I need some advice communicating cheaply once leave US... have the locked iphone. What did you do ? Hope all is well.
"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