Robbo

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  1. Good marinas will have there charges for you to view usually on their website.
  2. I believe boatmail users have had no problem with driving licence been registered there, etc. Mailboxes, etc. require a address to register one, so not really suitable.
  3. I've heard good reports about Owaltrol D1 and D2. I've used them on my mast, boom and now leeboards, but they haven't been out in the weather yet for a full review.
  4. I'm impressed that it lasted 5 seconds. 9volts is basically dead. To charge a battery that is even around 50% charged to fully charged takes around 8 hours, 15 minutes would do nothing.
  5. Those look like RCD's to me so 63amp is okay, the MCB's I agree with, they too high for normal boats.
  6. Living on and enjoying the boat is my poor excuse for it been a leisurely project!
  7. I'm still fittting out. (I'm taking is easy!). I'm still debating if something like the Empirbus is worth the expense. There is the cheaper version CLC? which someone here has on there boat and is happy with. To me going with a NMEA2k backbone that the NXT has seems to be more logical. However, I will be wiring the boat with all loads been singularly wired (each and every light even) to a central terminal block so future changes can easily be made.
  8. I doubt that CRT would trust mobile checking and will still have people on the ground. If you have something like I said then they won't need to check as often but can still see where you've been accurately as well as a check for boaters who abuse it. If it's a replacement for the license disc then it wouldn't need external power source as it could be solar powered, etc. I don't actually see CRT ever using trackers personally tho.
  9. I would use a normal 12v socket, USB-C will take over the USB sockets we have now got within the next 5 years or so.
  10. One of the advantages of using something like the Empirbus system is that all systems are now centralised and controlled via one system. So one switch can be programmed to turn off multiple items easily. However the system isn't cheap, but you can go old school and use the principal of having the loads separate from the switches. The loads are controlled by relays (SSR's) and the switches can then control these.
  11. Although that would be good, you don't need a mobile signal. If the tracker was in the window, one of these CRT bids that already go around collecting the position could just hold up a device to download the data from the tracker. The tracker could be powered by solar and as it only needs to get a position daily it's power usage would be very low. The device could even be size of the current licence "disc".
  12. If you have your phone on you when boating for say emergency reasons, one tip to waterproof it is put it in zip lock bag. If you find a bright orange one even better.
  13. He does say in the description that the previous owner modified it to be flat fronted.
  14. They may not be the best design, although I've seen them up to 15amp, but 10amp seems to be the norm. 15amps is a fair bit of watts tho and portable devices that would use these sockets these are a lot less. Bluesea seem to have a good addition as they twist in to make it water right if you use there plugs as well.
  15. And long hair tied firmly back.