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Forum: Marine Electronics 21-01-2021, 10:28
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By smallFry
Re: M802 Transmit Power

I reconnected the backstay antenna and started doing the tests recommended by buckleykr. It looks like in most frequency bands the transmit power indicated on the control head display is 4 bars. It...
Forum: Marine Electronics 20-01-2021, 17:32
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By smallFry
Re: M802 Transmit Power

Thanks for the suggestion... will try different frequencies tomorrow. The AT-140 end of the GTO-15 was detached to verify that there was no problem with the upper insulator. I had already verified...
Forum: Marine Electronics 20-01-2021, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By smallFry
M802 Transmit Power

I am trying to get my Icom IC-M802 and wiring back in shape, having splashed the boat after seven months on the hard. The symptoms Iíve been dealing with are no power/low power on transmit based on...
Forum: Americas 20-01-2021, 05:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,860
Posted By smallFry
Re: Moved to Orlando - East or West Coast Marina?

You could consider Lake Monroe Sailing Association in Sanford. Sanford is on the north end of the Orlando area, roughly 45 minutes from the airport. Lake Monroe empties into the St. John’s River, but...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-11-2020, 12:05
Replies: 72
Views: 7,330
Posted By smallFry
Re: Fall protection when climbing a stepped mast

It strikes me that the use of mast mounted steps plus the ascender is probably safe for all cases except assisted rescue. If you’re unable to descend, your grigri will keep you (or maybe just your...
Forum: Marine Electronics 28-10-2020, 23:31
Replies: 42
Views: 3,704
Posted By smallFry
Re: HF alternatives to backstay antennas.

Jammer, does your Hunter have a steel compression post stepped to the keel? If so, your mast and rig are probably electrically continuous with your keel through the tabernacle. I’m gonna give you...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-04-2020, 05:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By smallFry
Re: 110 outlets not working

My boat has an AC breaker between the plug and the distribution panel. It is in the aft sail locker where the contents occasionally jostle it off. If the other AC circuits are powered, this is NOT...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-04-2020, 14:26
Replies: 48
Views: 5,489
Posted By smallFry
Re: OH NO! Myakka RR Bridge

The way Billy did it for us was to hang a plumb bob on his 49 foot line from the main halyard, and pull it to the top. 55 and 35 gallon drums were strapped to the grab rails and filled until the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-11-2019, 06:11
Replies: 69
Views: 6,510
Posted By smallFry
Re: Why does my diesel engine keep dying?

Since you have a Racor, you can tell by looking if itís a blocked line or a vacuum leak. Watch the fuel in the bowl as itís failing. If you see small vapor bubbles forming in the fuel and rising in...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-08-2019, 14:26
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By smallFry
Is This Okay?

I found out that crew had stood watch with the boat underway at night with the dodger closed. The dew was heavy and forward vision was obscured.

When asked the crew member said that the boat was...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-03-2019, 04:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,464
Posted By smallFry
Re: Lewmar Hatch removal/Gasket Lewmar superhatch

Open the hatch. The pins can be driven in using a screwdriver and light taps with a hammer. Pull the retaining ring when it’s exposed. Drive the pin out using the hammer/screwdriver.

The pins...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-02-2019, 08:28
Replies: 25
Views: 3,036
Posted By smallFry
Re: Morgan OI 416 in reverse

Tom Tursi of the Maryland School of Sail posted a nice YouTube video on docking techniques. He covers warping, used in reverse opposite the
propwalk. Since you back to starboard, you would mostly...
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