Recent content by LakeOntario270

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    Hunter DS/ Junneau Sun Odyssey DS

    You should watch the You Tube channel Expedition Evans on what happens when a cast iron keel, on a 50ft Beneteau, hits a underwater object.
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    Winter Humidity in a Lake Erie boat

    I always bring the cushions home. This year my wife tried out her new steam cleaner on them. They looked and smelled much better . Batteries will be fine on the boat if you disconnect them, don't want any leak currents.
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    What am I doing wrong

    Just tried sailboatowners.com and received didn't send any data ERR_Empty_Response.
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    What am I doing wrong

    I can't get to any part, home page or forums. I'm running Windows 10.
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    What am I doing wrong

    I can't get to SBO on my laptop. Every time I try I get an End Of File error message. I've tried 3 different browsers. My Android phone works great. The laptop always worked until a week ago.
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    Ignorant solar panel and battery questions

    My 30 watt panel is 24.5 x 14.1 x 1.7 inches and stores in my cockpit locker while sailing and sits on a cockpit seat while away from the boat. How much simpler than that?
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    Ignorant solar panel and battery questions

    In 2019 I lost shore power due to flooding on Lake Ontario. I purchased a 30 watt panel (Suner Power) from Amazon that came with a controller. I mounted the controller to the battery, run the cable over the hatch boards, and leave the panel on the cockpit seats. Works great.
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    The Proper Prop

    Every manufacture says the same thing. There should be a data base on this forum to tally what owners think of their prop after a year of use.
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    Gelcoat

    I had good luck for this premixed gel-coat from iboat https://www.iboats.com/shop/spectrum-color-catalina-1995-2004-white-color-boat-gel-coat-patch-paste-repair-kit.html
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    Proper Wrench for Stuffing Box Maintenance

    I purchased an open end wrench 1 7/8" from Amazon that fits my box perfectly and use a small pipe wrench also to hold the main nut while using the box wrench to tighten the lock nut.
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    Simple Green is not simple. It is EVIL!

    I only use Simple Green to clean up after a oil filter change. I hate horizontal filters.
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    Over proping

    It's a 35 year old engine. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Solar Trickle Charger

    I purchased a Suner Power 30 Watt system to keep my battery charged. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L8G42ZP/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 You really need a controller to keep your battery from being over charged when it is full. When I leave the boat I just set it on...
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    Chartplotters and GPS how do you decide.

    I went to the Annapolis Boat show and talked to all the chart plotter vendors and tried them all out. The sales people will answer and question you might have PLUS give you a discount if you buy a unit within a month of the show. (purchased a Raymarine Axiom 9).
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    DC Wiring

    Add this Blue Sea battery fuse to your batteries and you will sleep better. I used a 150 amp fuse which is big enough to start my diesel...