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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Very nice, your boat deserves the best! I ordered one of the custom panels and I feel BlueSeas really does a good job with communication and making sure you get what you need. (I never flew the Guppy, but since you took 727, I'll take 73... :))
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Have you looked at the 360 panels with rocker switches? They can be AC or DC. https://panelwizard.bluesea.com/
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    automatic steering hunter 23.5

    I think if you can determine the thickness and width of the aluminum bracket you could get some bar stock from cut2sizemetals.com and the bend it to your needs.
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    Replacing a vinyl name

    https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Stripe-Off-Wheel/?N=5002385+3293162209&rt=rud This is what I just used. Very quick. I’ll never use any other technique again. Just keep the speed on the drill pretty slow. If you have someone else hold a shopvac on the vinyl as it...
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    owners manual for H336 1996

    I have a paper copy for a 1997 336... anything specific you were looking for?
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    Flying the American flag

    What about this one then... https://media.defense.gov/2019/Jul/11/2002156284/-1/-1/0/190711-N-WI365-2119.JPG Looks legit to me
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    Are all gas sources Ethanol free in Summer

    BoatUS had an article on this recently. Big bucks if you mistakenly put E15 in a marine engine as it will likely damage it. Also if you have an older car (pre 2007, or possibly at late as 2012) do some research on your particular engine and be careful.
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    Battery Switch Wiring

    Maybe. If the only battery connection to the DC negative bus is on battery #1 and you disconnect that it will depower the entire DC system. How many cables are (were) on the negative post of battery #1?
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    Firefly batteries and the rest of the charging system

    After thinking about it, how about going for a 150 amp Balmar with a serpentine belt, and leaving the shore charger alone? You will typically be deep cycling on the hook, so why upgrade both the shore charger and alternator when I think it would be about the same cost to just go big on the...
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    Firefly batteries and the rest of the charging system

    Since you will have to run the engine about every other day to charge the batteries when you’re out on the hook, I’d look into upgrading the alternator to reduce engine run time and make more efficient use of the diesel. Maybe a CMI-80 with external regulation. As far as the shore charger...
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    GPS Week Rollover Issue

    I believe the frequencies selected for gps minimize the interference weather may cause. But the satellite signals (and sometimes terrestrial stations) are all you get. How your particular navigation unit handles the gps signal is another story...
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    GPS Week Rollover Issue

    Yes. Actually that is how the unit calculates position. Imagine a signal traveling out from the satellite. It travels in a sphere. If you know how long it took to get to your gps, you know you are somewhere on that sphere of a certain radius. Then you add a second satellite and you know...
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    Torqeedo questions

    Well, un-regard my previous misinformed comments...
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    Torqeedo questions

    The batteries are LiFePo, not lead acid. I would say 10 years is pessimistic. I would guess you’d be on your 3rd or 4th dinghy before you replaced the battery.
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    Are you ready to trust your battery to take you up in the Air?

    How about Mazda? They are bringing diesels to the US, but I’m more excited about their spark controlled compression ignition gasoline engine. Should be here with the 2019 Mazda 3. No MPG figures yet...
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    Are you ready to trust your battery to take you up in the Air?

    But energy density is electrics biggest downside IMHO. So if gov funded “moonshot” projects can advance that aspect, I’m all for it. Especially if the brits are the ones paying this time:biggrin:
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    Are you ready to trust your battery to take you up in the Air?

    Your right! Its the ACCEL. Definitely looks like a fun plane... 200 sm range 300+ mph. The literature says the batteries have the highest energy density ever used on an aircraft. Funded by the UK gov, so I’m not sure it’ll ever be affordable for real people:wahwah:...
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    Are you ready to trust your battery to take you up in the Air?

    It’s 188nm from Heathrow to CDG. But the point is it’s not an electric plane. It’s a jet with an electric motor hanging on one wing. Most likely powered by electricity from the jet engines. The little electric plane in the video couldn’t make that short hop. That being said I agree with...
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    Are you ready to trust your battery to take you up in the Air?

    That’s a pretty short hop, and with the channel in between I would assume it’s non-stop:biggrin:. Anyway, the plan is just to replace one of four jet engines with an electric fan... undoubtedly they will use the other 3 engines generators to power the electric motor.
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    Are you ready to trust your battery to take you up in the Air?

    Yeah, I think the electric kit for the glider is much more practical... you get to self launch, and you can ride thermals for range. The plane in the video might be useful for initial pattern training, or demo flights, but not much else...