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  1. totalrefitdan
    hi I was wondering if you could shed some light on my problem you seem very knowledgeable. hi I have a Canada metals octopus hydraulic ram and I have been having issues with it.for a start when I looked down below the bolt eye where it attaches to the steering quadrant seems very loose and there is allot of play in it left to right is this wear or is there a bearing that has failed .when a big wave hits the rudder the ram arm moves back and forwards a few inches.when I'm sailing I turn the wheel and once I reach a certain point it seems to not react and then it comes back its very worrying. can I service it.
    Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.'
  2. fixmyboat
    Rick, I'm helping rebuild a 68ft 1985 fiberglass sail boat. It will be a world/ocean cruiser. I am doing all the electrical/instruments/communications. It is almost a bare hull now so I have lots of leeway to design properly. It will have an icom 810 SSB. I was going to just use a KISS counterpoise, but then started thinking about the dynaplate for both SSB and boat ground. It is on the hard so if I plan on the dynaplate, I should do it now. What are your thoughts for installing the dynaplate, and how big if you think I should install? Thanks in advance for your time. I have not been radio wise for many years, so any assistance is appreciated. Richard
  3. stanhoney
    Hi Rick, Do you have, or know where I could find, a schematic for the Quad Cycle Monitor/Regulator? Or can I ask you a technical question about it? Stan Honey
  4. nukahiva
    Rick, do still have the Link 2000r available. Was it used and how much do you want for it?
  5. Satterwhited
    Hello Rick, glad to come across someone whi has the same boat as myself. I don't often see to many other Landfall 39's out there. I'm just curious if you have had any experience with the Landfall 39's upper rudder bearing. Mine has recently started leaking after a lengthy haul out period. Any help would be appreciated thank you.
    Dave - Landfall 39: Camanoe
  6. svbellastar
    Hi Rick, I put up a post about my quad cycle regulator and Gord said you might be able to help.
    It's a Cruising Equipment Co. quad cycle regulator.
    I'm wondering what turning the selector dial to LEVEL is for.


  7. GeoPowers
    Hey Rick, I just wanted to drop a line and say "thanks" for all of your posts. I've really learned a lot from what you've shared here about Electrical and Electronic systems!

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    C&C Landfall 39 center cockpit "Anahita"
    Seattle area (Bremerton)
    Electrical Engineer
    Liveaboard systems (electrical/anchoring/etc)
    Cruised most of N, Central and part of S America..Electrical Engineer designs battery monitors/alternator regulators and more. HAM operator
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