Ron Manicom
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Neutral or reverse?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ocnvoyager Mar 26, 2010. 1 Reply

Sea Clear II

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Dodge the bullet (not yet we need all the help we can get)

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Shasteen Aug 1, 2008. 3 Replies

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Hampton VA US
About Me:
Weekend Sailor, liveaboard (all year), getting the boat ready to go cruising
Current location:
Hampton VA (Salt Ponds)
Destinations visited:
Mostly Eastern US Seaboard and Eastern Carribean
Looking to:
Retire and go cruising

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Posted on August 12, 2010 at 3:25pm 1 Comment

I have just finished changing all my lighting over to LED's, it was definitely a trial and error effort but here are the advantages:

1. my Amp hours has been reduced (with all lights, cabin heads, galley nav, anchor light etc on) from 44 amp hours to 6

2. my average amp hours has been reduced from 18 to 2,5, (this would be at anchor with the salon lights on)

3. my anchor light uses 1.2 amp hours versus 8

4. my solar panel (a 75 watt 3,5 amp) takes will trickle…


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At 12:36am on October 22, 2021, Henri said…

Ron, Henri from Vydec here. call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well with you.


At 12:33am on October 22, 2021, Henri said…

Ron, Henri from Vydec, remember ? call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well.


At 10:34am on March 20, 2012, Lola T said…

The Chesapeake Bay is a great place to sail spring, summer and fall.  It can get a bit cold and wet in winter so that is a great time to head south.  I am sure you know all this but having lived aboard in Norfolk, Portsmouth and Annapolis I was always amazed how many new quiet peaceful or fun places existed.  Enjoy each day.  Lola

At 1:32am on August 13, 2010, Steve Knight said…
Ahoy Cap,

I have several friends in Mexico along the Pacific coast and up into the Sea of Cortez. If I can finish my projects before the bad weather sets in along the western coast of the U.S., I would like to winter around Banderas bay and head up into the Sea for spring before the real heat establishes itself.
At 6:08pm on August 12, 2010, Sward Lockwood said…
Hi Ron, I'm sorry too that you weren't able to come by. Maybe next time
At 2:37pm on March 5, 2010, Cameron & Leighia said…
Thanks very much for the advice Ron, appreciate it.
We aren't going any where near POP and Yes we have up dated our shots.
I would love to talk to you and hopefully will get the chance on the way to Miami on Monday.
As you can imagine last minute is always crazy.
Take care
At 9:20pm on November 5, 2008, bobbi said…
Hi Ron, Are you in Norfolk now? You mentioned you had taken a job? bobbi
At 8:09am on October 22, 2008, bobbi said…
Wow Ron! I am so happy that you didnt have to hop on with the CG and were able to limp back to port......I call these incendents 'Fun with boats'!

My regular email address is Please contact me on that address.
At 9:32am on August 27, 2008, bobbi said…
Ron, Thanks for the invite, but I am all booked up for September already. Are you coming back to MD or heading to distant points from Burmuda? My regular email is

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