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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-08-2018, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By gstent
Replacing one battery in a bank of house batteries

My electrician advised that one battery in my bank of six 120AH batteries was dead and needed to be replaced. In the meantime he isolated it from the rest. I have ordered a replacement and it has...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 23-05-2018, 16:35
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By gstent
SSB installation

Any 450 owners who have done an SSB installation I'm keen to hear your experiences, tips and recommendations!
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-04-2018, 16:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By gstent
Re: Complete IC-M802 HF Marine SSB and Pactor Modem with ICOM Automatic Antenna Tuner

Put me on the list of interested buyers. I have to get one for World ARC so am serious.
I'm in Grenada.
PM on gstent@stent.com.au
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 21-04-2018, 16:14
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By gstent
Lagoon 380 Davit Cracked & Replacement Needed

1000NM into the Pacific crossing and the Starboard davit has cracked half way around the circumference just above verticle brace near where the Davit attaches to the boat.

Does anyone have...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 14-10-2017, 11:21
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 F Fresh Water tankage

guess so - I bought the boat 2nd hand and don't have any water maker paperwork. Amazes me this as there is absolutely no reason to lose a tank - at least on owners config
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 14-10-2017, 11:14
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 F Fresh Water tankage

I have heard that you have to sacrifice one water tank if you get the lagoon install - but i have 4 tanks and the dessalator duo 100l per hour - if there is a x - vale to fill the port tanks Id love...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 14-10-2017, 10:58
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 F Fresh Water tankage

I have the dessalator 100 as well and 4 tanks. Watermaker only fills to stb which is OK by me as I keep port tanks for reserve. Do not have a diverter between the two sides so if i want to fill port...
Forum: Navigation 07-07-2017, 10:31
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By gstent
Re: LED for red/green/white masthead light.

The marine beam LED globe is fantastic - photo sensitive anchor light turns itself on and off, switch on and off to activate tricolour , switch off and on again to activate sos stobe. Saved me a lot...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 01-07-2017, 08:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By gstent
Re: Water heater over pressure valve

Thanks Marcus - I will have to explore a bit more deeply when these short discharges occur - my water pump does switch off. I was thinking the valve was the problem. Cheers.
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 01-07-2017, 07:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By gstent
Re: Water heater over pressure valve

Hi Marcus - I have just developed the same problem - intermittent release of water from the pressure relief valve - did you resolve?
Cheers George
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 02-06-2017, 03:19
Replies: 24
Views: 3,290
Posted By gstent
Re: SD 60 need some quick advice.

This is very interesting for SD60 owners http://Manualzz.com/doc/7390358/yatb2015-010-m-sd60-saildrive-shift-delay
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 02-06-2017, 01:55
Replies: 24
Views: 3,290
Posted By gstent
Re: SD 60 need some quick advice.

I have heard that correct linkage adjustment is essential. Anybody have suggestions on how to ensure correct linkage adjustment?
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 01-06-2017, 23:49
Replies: 24
Views: 3,290
Posted By gstent
Re: SD 60 need some quick advice.

Slight change of focus but I'll post here to an engaged group. One of my SD 60 drives seems to be 'slipping' or at least not engaging. It appears to be an intermittent problem and I am still in the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-05-2017, 08:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By gstent
Re: AIS CPA and TCPA not showing

I have Furuno NANnet TZ touch 14" (TZT14) installed 2013
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-05-2017, 01:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By gstent
Re: AIS CPA and TCPA not showing

Thanks everyone for the advice. Interesting that others have had the same problem...misery loves company. I have the latest software and have posted on the USA Furuno advice site - if there are any...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-05-2017, 11:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By gstent
Re: AIS CPA and TCPA not showing

Wow - Hadn't noticed that when I select information on a target 'Heading' is not displayed (dashed line) yet my heading is displayed on my plotter and auto pilot. Under target information I have a...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-05-2017, 09:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By gstent
AIS CPA and TCPA not showing

I have a Furuno FA50 linked to Furuno MFD which is showing all AIS boats as usual but when I select target 'Information' only dashed lines are displayed for the target vessels CPA and TCPA - all...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 17-05-2017, 12:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 Tricolour

Thanks for that very useful info. I wish Lagoon offered such a good info rescource! However I have now installed the new light using the marinebeam LED in an all round white filament globe housing -...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 24-04-2017, 03:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By gstent
L450 Tricolour

Hi

I have to install a tricolour as an ARC requirement.

Currently have Hella 'NaviLED 360 All Round White Navigation Lamp' - sealed unit.

My plan is to replace this with a new fitting...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 20-04-2017, 23:04
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 securing your life raft

Thanks Tuskie
From all the contributions I think the solution is either webbing u cut or snap shackles - plus the use of a lanyard to assist deployment
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 19-04-2017, 03:56
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 securing your life raft

Thanks for referring me to that link Paul - should have done a search - all very helpful discussion. What might be a solution is a re-designed cradle which simply drops down to allow the raft to...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 18-04-2017, 11:09
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 securing your life raft

Yes that option occurred to me as well. The straps can be quite tight and thus not too hard to cut with a strategically placed knife And having another knife to hand at the stern is a good safety...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 18-04-2017, 07:04
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By gstent
L450 securing your life raft

Just had my life raft serviced but not happy with how it has previously been secured using two ratchet straps - would not meet a 15 second quick release requirement. Anyone using a system to secure...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 10-04-2017, 15:15
Replies: 31
Views: 5,473
Posted By gstent
Re: L450 - anyone using a 40kg Rocna?

Thanks everyone - its a no brainer - the Rocna 40 it is!
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 10-04-2017, 07:02
Replies: 31
Views: 5,473
Posted By gstent
L450 - anyone using a 40kg Rocna?

Does it fit the bow roller OK to should I go down to the 33? Hope the Quick windlass is up to the job!
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