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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-03-2021, 08:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Rejuvenating the taste in watermaker water

Plus one to that - I was just about to say the same thing :smile:
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-03-2021, 12:05
Replies: 83
Views: 6,582
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Why does cooling water exit above waterline?

So, for clarity, what you’re suggesting is if more water is added to the hose it will not drop to the waterline, but remain in the hose, above the waterline?
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-11-2020, 11:33
Replies: 41
Views: 4,269
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Raymarine Upgrade - please critique

Don't forget the backbone terminators. You've probably already thought of that, but I mention it, just in case, as they're not shown on your diagram :smile:
Forum: Our Community 26-10-2020, 12:23
Replies: 80
Views: 5,088
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Hurricane Predictions and 5G...Concerning

A simplistic breakdown of the UK allocated bandwidths for 5G below. I believe the 26GHZ is the contentious one - 24.25GHZ to 27.5GHZ...
Forum: Our Community 26-10-2020, 12:06
Replies: 80
Views: 5,088
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Hurricane Predictions and 5G...Concerning

No, not accessible from Europe. But I did read some others I found, which I commented on two posts later later - interesting.
Forum: Our Community 26-10-2020, 11:06
Replies: 80
Views: 5,088
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Hurricane Predictions and 5G...Concerning

OK, just done some reading, there 'might' be some truth in it. In a nutshell, the frequency band allocated for satellite water vapour monitoring is the 23.8GHZ band. The band allocated for G5 is the...
Forum: Our Community 26-10-2020, 10:26
Replies: 80
Views: 5,088
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Hurricane Predictions and 5G...Concerning

+1, I can't wait to see the theory behind that one :biggrin:
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 07-07-2020, 10:19
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Shurflo Water Pump

I had a similar experience with a replacement Sureflow pump. The original pump (about 12 years old) had an adjustment screw that allowed you to set the pressure at which the pump would turn off when...
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-06-2020, 06:44
Replies: 0
Views: 433
Posted By wiekeith
P319 depth transducer - iTC-5 issues

I recently upgraded my boats original 13 year old instrument systems from Raymarine SeaTalk to Seatalk ng (Axiom Pro 9 RVX, Evolution autopilot, Quantum 2 radar and i70s displays at the cockpit). Of...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-04-2020, 12:09
Replies: 19
Views: 1,717
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Pressurised water system combined with foot pump?

As I understand it this is a legacy of Noah Webster. He changed many ‘ise’ word endings in the English language to ‘ize’ for US English e.g. specialize, realize, utilize, colonize etc.. They’re still...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 05-04-2020, 12:44
Replies: 41
Views: 4,966
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Dock lines so loud

I pour a kettle of warm water over the eye and splice - simple and works every time for me :smile:
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 05-04-2020, 09:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Rollr Furling stiff sometimes

If the halyard wasn't so chafed I'd suggest winching it up really tight to dissuade it from wrapping around the forestay. Other than that, your best option may be to climb the mast and unwrap it by...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-01-2020, 10:59
Replies: 46
Views: 3,475
Posted By wiekeith
Re: What type of switch do I need?

If I understand this correctly, you want the servo and macerator to both work together when you operate a single switch/button? If this is the case, and will always be the case, then Basssears...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-01-2020, 09:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,483
Posted By wiekeith
Re: NMEA2000 with SeaTalkng Convertor

Are you sure the hull (and wind) transducers actually talk Seatalk?

I've recently upgraded my Raymarine system and found that the transducers connected directly to their respective cockpit...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 13-11-2019, 13:03
Replies: 107
Views: 14,309
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Sailing from the US to Europe right now. What do you think about the timing?

Looks like she's giving it a go https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-50403488

Edit: Just had a thought, you may not be able to access this link if you're outside of the UK?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-09-2019, 08:22
Replies: 37
Views: 2,457
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Semantics, Syntax, and Understanding

I believe they are defined as initialisms.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-09-2019, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By wiekeith
Re: how protect WINDPILOT rudder blade

Do you know which mounting option is used (MF0-MF5), or do you have a pic?

Without knowing that, I'd say/guess that you'd leave the mounting casting that attaches to your boat in place and remove...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 25-07-2019, 10:40
Replies: 72
Views: 9,091
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Do you leave your boat unlocked?

Yes, that's the only reason I lock mine when I leave the boat for a few hours or more. Not because it will stop anyone from breaking in, as many have pointed out, but to comply with my insurance.
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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 15-07-2019, 10:48
Replies: 34
Views: 4,706
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Like sleeping inside a congo drum

The slapping on my boat would sometimes generate a loud 'boom' that was really annoying. I put some self-adhesive butyl sound-deadening pads on the hull section (inboard) under the sugar-scoop...
Forum: Powered Boats 25-06-2019, 09:03
Replies: 47
Views: 5,119
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Shore power KW usage

I know this doesn't answer your post, but wow, it would cost me twice as much for the same usage at the marina I'm at.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 26-03-2019, 16:57
Replies: 36
Views: 3,872
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Advice needed on my reefing points.

I’m struggling to get my head around one aspect (but it is very late here…).

If you have single line in-boom reefing, such as a Selden system, with your suggested modification will the slider in...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 07-01-2019, 04:27
Replies: 49
Views: 9,499
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Diesel vs Propane Stove & Oven

Yes, I agree, this is correct for the Wallas stove (which your post refers to) - the combustion pots are the same as the ones used in their forced-air heaters. I suspect this is not the case for some...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 07-01-2019, 04:12
Replies: 49
Views: 9,499
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Diesel vs Propane Stove & Oven

No, not whilst underway, whilst tied to the dock.

It's only happened when the stove has reached temperature so the combustion fan it effectively in tick-over mode (and the reset sequence only...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 06-01-2019, 14:42
Replies: 49
Views: 9,499
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Diesel vs Propane Stove & Oven

I've been using the Wallas 87D almost daily for about four years now - I really like it, and I like the fact that there's no gas (propane) on the boat. Also, diesel is always readily available. The...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-11-2018, 12:49
Replies: 49
Views: 4,358
Posted By wiekeith
Re: Does it matter order of battery disconnection in a car?

+1 :thumb:

If there's enough current being drawn to cause a spark it matters not which lead you disconnect first - you'll get a spark.

However, I do agree that it's best to disconnect the -ve...
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