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General Discussion / Re: Battery Power Tools
« Last post by Matthew Balch on September 22, 2018, 06:44:53 PM »
I forgot to ask a question too.  Has anyone found a transformer that can convert the 12V to 18V?  This would be great for me since I would not need to recharge these batteries on shore power or from the inverter on the boat.  Thanks, Matthew
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General Discussion / Battery Power Tools
« Last post by Matthew Balch on September 22, 2018, 06:24:43 PM »
Hi Members,
Back when I was cruising in the Caribbean many years ago, I used hand tools to do all the jobs.  Now you have the options of using shore power if you are at a dock or an inverter if you are anchored.  Nowadays, I am at a dock but we are on solar power only with no hookup to shore power.
I have purchased a number of Ryobi 18 volt one + appliances that work very well around the boat and home.  These pieces of equipment can be purchased cheap on Amazon, but the batteries are more expensive.  The same batteries are good for all the one + labels.
For example, I have a Cockpit fan to cool the wife off on these summer days.  I have a vacuum cleaner that picks up all the hair and dust in the cabins.  I have a LED flashlight that replaces all those old standard flashlights that go bad over time. I have a sander that's good for small jobs and a drill that's good for most of the day.
If interested, i would recommend l that you invest in some extra batteries, especially the 4 AH ones so you get extended time on these tools.
I also have other of these tools around the house that use the same batteries:  weed wacker, leaf blower, nail gun, etc.
I have no interest in the company, but I am a very satisfied customer and wanted to share this experience with you.
Matthew
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Forum Information and Problems / Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« Last post by svsurprise on September 21, 2018, 01:19:34 PM »
Whoops, sorry for posting that in the wrong location.... :-\
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Forum Information and Problems / Atlantic Towers Arch
« Last post by svsurprise on September 21, 2018, 01:18:24 PM »
I've read the previous posts about experiences with Atlantic Towers arches and have noted that quite a number of 44 WO's have installed one.  Since a few years have gone by since the last post I thought I might ask for any current advice on purchasing and installing one.  Three preliminary questions I have are: Schedule 40 or 80? Mount on deck or side?  Offset legs?

It seems to me these boats just scream for an arch and I'd really like to upgrade the davits I'm currently using.  With a swim platform it's difficult to get the dinghy out and away while hoisting.  I hope to stiffen up the solar panel mounting configuration too.

Any advice is welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Don
SV Surprise
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Swap Meet / Re: CSY 44 parts for free
« Last post by Nemabats on September 18, 2018, 04:13:00 AM »
I am very pleased to be a member here. In order for me to access the data fully.
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Hull and Rig / Re: CSY 44 MAST and RIgging
« Last post by Nemabats on September 18, 2018, 04:10:14 AM »
I just knew it was this. If anyone has a question I can answer it. Maybe I will know some things.
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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Florence ~
« Last post by Jules Shockley on September 16, 2018, 07:19:52 PM »
Good work Doug.
Jules
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General Discussion / Hurricane Florence ~
« Last post by Doug Vaughn on September 16, 2018, 10:08:26 AM »
I was watching the "Sunday Morning" show about the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. They showed a shot of a sailboat high and dry amid debris from what looks like a fallen house. I recognized the lines as a CSY Walkover. I'll try to load a pic. My heart goes out to the owner. Hopefully the boat can be salvaged. From the looks of it, very likely. If any boat can be brought back, it's the CSY!
https://www.sailblogs.com/member/sailndoug/
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Systems / Re: Shore power inlet
« Last post by Yingphikul on September 11, 2018, 03:57:01 AM »
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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Fuel pickup tubes free to a good home
« Last post by Yingphikul on September 11, 2018, 03:55:20 AM »
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