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Old 26-08-2009, 13:03   #886
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Jef my GPS is working fine,gives me all the parameters that I need,that's why I don't understand why I get the no speed data alarm...I will try what you have suggested to me.
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Old 27-08-2009, 19:26   #887
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Post #871 "D" setting on your TECSUP HI-TEC charger

Jeff,

Just to give you some feedback on your post
#871 on TECSUP HI-TEC charger.
Made the "D" switch change on the charger and your right. The batteries do hold a better charge and for a longer time.

Was set to "C" switch with readings at boost=14.2 & float 13.4 volts

Now set to "D" switch with readings at boost=14.6 & float 13.8 volts

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Old 04-09-2009, 09:07   #888
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Normandie sighting in Annapolis??

My Mahe, hull #103, has just arrived in Annapolis! Any forum members spot her yet at the dock near the Chart House, red canvas and sailcover? Can't wait to get down there Monday to "kick the fenders" on the Normandie!
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Welcome Aboard, you will love her!!
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:59   #890
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Welcome to the club.We have Hull # 25
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Old 08-09-2009, 19:53   #891
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Chuck,
Congradulations on your new Normandie ride. Take some pictures. Have never seen a red and white Mahe.
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LED lights

Mahe's,

Have replaced the 3 saloon 5 watt halogen lights with 1 watt LEDís
Was 3X5=15 watts halogen
Now 3x1= 3 watts with LED's
These three lights come on with one switch by the sliding door.

Also replaced the 10 watt halogen in the cockpit with a 1 watt LED.

Each 1 watt LED is eqivelent to a 15 watt halogen, so they are plenty bright.

I have attached all the info you would need to do this upgrade yourself.

We use them all the time now when we are at anchor and they work great.

Does anyone know how to remove the covers on all the silver halogen task lights on board. Have tried to pry them open with no luck.

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Mark,
Your LED's are interesting. However 150 mA * 12 V = 1.8 W, but still much better than the present lamps.
Why do you only use them at anchor and not in the harbour when connected to shore power, or do I misunderstand? Quite a fuss to exchange them all the time.
How is the colour of the light? LED lighting almost always produces strange colour, even when "warm white". If the colour is OK, I'll surely purchase them! (if they supply outside the US)

I wondered about the power of the saloon lights, you said 5 Watt each. So I just checked power of our saloon lights: 2.1 amps @ 13 V = about 27 Watts. I think the two outer ones are 10 W and the middle one 5 W, that one was exchanged once.
So for some of you power saving may be larger.

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LED lights nr 2

Mark,
I have not yet found out how to open the lights in the cabins. But I have found a local camping shop in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, close to where I live, who have them on stock. Pretty standard model in Europe probably.
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Hey Mark,

The photo below was shot last week on the morning after she arrived. The bimini wasn't installed for the crossing. I'm heading down there Sat. for the commissioning meeting and will get more pics.
Thanks for the info on the LED conversion.

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Jef,

I use the LED's in the Saloon and Cockpit all the time not just at anchor, at the dock also. When I had the halogens I never used them at anchor because of the battery draw down.

I only buy "Warm White" and am happy with the color which matches the halogen very closely.

I seen 5 watt on one of the saloon bulbs, so just assumed all three bulbs were 5 watt. Just stowed them, so I will have to go and check that again.

May have to pry off the cover on those silver task lights to see how they work, ouch

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Chuck,

Nice picture of Normandie with the red Canvas. That must be a first. Never heard or seen the red canvas before. Did she come over on a ship or her own bottom?

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She was sailed by a delivery crew from Reliance. Trip took forever as they had to avoid the tropical storms & hurricanes on the crossing. Came via the Azores and Bermuda.
Red canvas meaning bimini, main sailbag & genny UV strip. Sails primarily white, of course!

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Congrats, hope to see you in Florida or the Bahamas.
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The task light lense removal: You turn the lense cover about 1/4 turn and they come off. you have to line up the tabs in the lense cover with a slot in the body. Some come off easier than others, I had to pry one off.

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Silver task light lens removal

Scott,

I will give the 1/4 turn a try to remove the task light lens.
Tried turning in little increments, but never seemed to find that lens tab & base slot location.

Would like to change the higher use task lights to LEDís also.
Can use the same LEDís but will have to bend the powere leads back and maybe solder on some extensions, so they go straight back into the socket instead of the side mount.

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