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Stu Jackson

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Support MAINE SAIL
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:08:36 AM »

Maine Sail contributes frequently to this Forum and many others.  He has developed many of the improved electrical systems we now take for granted on our boats.  He has tested electrical and anchoring equipment and reported on them.  He has written one of the best "How To Wax and Buff Your Boat" articles ever produced.  He sells the best butyl tape on the planet.

At our recent Officers Meeting, we discussed a proposal from one of our Members to contribute to Maine Sail's website.  After considering a number of options, we concluded that the most appropriate way would be to encourage all of YOU to contribute, since a one time contribution from the Association would most likely be less than a higher quantity of small donations from a larger group of skippers.

His approach reflects ours:  we strive to provide as much technical information to our skippers, via this Forum, Mainsheet magazine articles and the C34 Tech wiki.  We think it's appropriate that we encourage your support of Maine Sail's contributions to the boating community as well as those he has made here.

In addition to donations, his website has a load of information that is helpful to all skippers.

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/boat_projects

and his new one

https://marinehowto.com/
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Re: Support MAINE SAIL - Smart Gauge Links
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 04:21:31 PM »

We're very fortunate to have Mainesail's advice.  We know it, now thousands who monitor Sailfeed or Panbo know it too.  Here's today's Sailfeed post:
http://www.sailfeed.com/2014/04/smartgauge-battery-monitor-rc-proclaims-paradigm-shift/
and Panbo:
http://www.panbo.com/archives/2014/04/smartgauge_battery_monitor_rc_proclaims_paradigm_shift.html

He was good enough to share his findings with us a month before in reply #13 of this post:
http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,7968.0.html
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Re: Support MAINE SAIL
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 10:22:40 AM »

September 2021

Maine Sail suffers stroke, beginning his recovery:

https://forums.sailboatowners.com/threads/maine-sail-update.1249931174/
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Re: Support MAINE SAIL
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2021, 04:22:12 PM »

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Re: Support MAINE SAIL
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2021, 08:01:33 AM »

From his website:

https://marinehowto.com/
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Re: Support MAINE SAIL
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2021, 05:24:21 PM »

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Thanks Scott. The good news is that I beat the odds and survived astroke this kills most people who suffer one within two days. The bummer is Iíve lost my entire business and donít have the ability to run it any way.. even reading and writing are impacted..
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I am finally out of the hospital after 53 days!the rehab will be very long Ömy at home PT STARTS THURSDAY AND I canít wait.my left side Iíis still paralyzed but my kik muscle in my left oreleg is starting to fire so I can take a few steps with a quad cane. Mostly I am in a wheel cair for now..
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Re: Support MAINE SAIL
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2021, 07:51:08 PM »

For anyone that's knowledge has been enriched by Rodd and maybe even saved a buck or two by learning from him, please consider making a modest donation to help someone thatís helped us
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Re: Support MAINE SAIL
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2021, 11:21:17 AM »

Good news:

https://forums.sailboatowners.com/threads/12v-system-rewire-including-balmar-sg200-acr-solar-1-2-b-switch-and-on-off-switch.1249931999/page-3#post-1726402

For those of you who don't like to click on links, it reads:

You wont see too much in the way of new /detailed posts as my left arm/ hand are still 100% paralyzed and I am having a lot of trouble learning speech to text software. 1 finger typing is not my thing.. I am checking in when in-between PT, OT & ST. Considering I was about as close to death as it gets, and I survived, things could be worse
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Re: Support MAINE SAIL
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2022, 01:17:31 PM »

Maine Sail has posted three new articles, and describes his ongoing recovery:

https://forums.sailboatowners.com/threads/new-articles.1249933511/

I've already included the LiFePO4 link in Electrical Systems 101 a few weeks ago.

All best for a continuing recovery, Rod, and as always a great deal of thanks from those of us in the boating community for all you've done and continue to do for us all.
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