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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    You are correct, in fact there is a photo of it (second one down). My belief is that they are working on a sailcloth that is the “panel” as opposed to sewing in panels.
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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    I would be interested in any solution that would give me range more consistent with that of a diesel and that includes solar sails if I could generate considerable power with them. To be clear, I believe that for my use the plug in and use scenario will be a perfect fit. For the purposes of...
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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    There is another 12v system for the house loads tied to a small solar panel to keep it up while sailing. It appears that the two systems are completely independent.
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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    4 of U24-12XP for batteries
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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    John, in my model I am going to be tied to a dock with power every night so re-charging will not be an issue except on longer trips. Re the concern about re-charging under way, the Oceanvolt set-up can re-generate through the prop when making over about 4 knots sailing. How much power you can...
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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    Tom, the representative from Oceanvolt said that in light breezes upwind where you might not normally bother sailing that a little electric power added can create enough apparent wind to make sailing feasible while using very little battery power. I will have to see this in person but I do...
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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    Tom, she is factory equipped with an Oceanvolt system giving 20 nm range at just under 5 knots of speed. She is light and slippery so the range may be better than some larger cruisers have experienced but we will see. Certainly winterization is much easier since you don't even need to remove the...
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    Electric Ferries Coming to Maine?

    I am about to learn some of these elements for myself as I have just bought, but not yet cruised, an electric J/88. My thinking around the use of an auxiliary engine, which I will probably need, is a little different than what I keep reading on the topic. My last4 boats all had inboard diesels...
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    high water?

    So reading and re-reading the information presented here, I think I have affirmed the suspicion I had developed. If the IJC has a mandate to control the levels of the St. Lawrence and we get more water coming into Lake Ontario than the IJC is letting out, the lake level will rise. I believe this...
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    high water?

    Now that I have been looking for it I have seen several people and groups blaming the 2014 plan for at least some of the issues. One complaint centered around the make-up of the Commission which they claimed needed a better balance between stakeholders above and below the dam at the eastern end...
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    H31 H34 sliding cabinets

    Generally the track for the sliding doors has a deeper groove at the top so you can lift the door and then tilt it toward you out of the track. Though I have owned two Hunters I cannot tell you if they do this but it is worth a shot before you start tearing things apart. Dan
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    New tactical device

    This looks awesome Clay, I hope you end up with one to review and that you share the finding with us! Dan
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    Beneteau 323 oceanis clipper 2006. Presentation , Sacrificial anode and manual.

    I have a pdf copy of the manual and would happily share it with you if you contact me with your email address. Dan
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    Anyone seen this tool before? I think it is a compass rose for tracking shifts

    Great catch Clay, isn't it funny that things like this hide in the old cranium and isn't it great when you clear up the mystery successfully.
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    Anyone seen this tool before? I think it is a compass rose for tracking shifts

    Actually, all you need is a grease pencil like Jackdaw used to write the two headings beside the companionway, or a good memory! I am just looking for ways to give me more brain power to dedicate to other jobs on the boat AND ways to engage some of the rest of the crew. I have noticed a couple...