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Forum: Marine Electronics 04-07-2020, 09:19
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By sainted
Re: Time for New Electronics- Which do You Recommend?

I’m a marine electronics installer. Garmin makes good stuff and it’s certainly popular, but they really orphan their products quickly. Three years seems to be their limit. It’s not an issue when...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-06-2020, 05:21
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By sainted
Re: Throttle reversal

Thanks, guys, for the ideas.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-06-2020, 04:52
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By sainted
Throttle reversal

I'm working on a Nordic 44 with a Volvo engine and Yacht Specialties pedestal. I believe the Volvo is not native to the vessel.

The issue I have is that the engine controls on the pedestal work...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-04-2020, 09:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By sainted
Re: Replacing the broken DST800

Airmar does indeed make the DST800. Since it is a "smart sensor" it has a brain and can be calibrated using Airmar's CAST app, which is available free for Android and iOS devices. I assume that...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-04-2020, 09:19
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By sainted
Re: Boat Pickup and Delivery

Make sure you have a means for receiving weather data, such as the IridiumGo coupled with Predictwind. You'll find it invaluable. Make sure you get it a week or so ahead of your departure so you can...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-04-2020, 09:08
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By sainted
Re: Replacing the broken DST800

Almost all speed and depth transducers are made by Airmar, and simply resold by the various instrument makers (Raymarine, Garmin, etc).

All transducers are by nature analog. Depth transducers...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-04-2020, 08:53
Replies: 35
Views: 2,613
Posted By sainted
Re: Hylas 49 vs. Tayana 48 DS

I have a Stevens 47. Queen Long added a couple of feet to the stern and a couple of inches to the sheer to make the Hylas 49, so they have the same underbody. What no one has mentioned so far is the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 06-04-2020, 09:33
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By sainted
Re: Hot water pressure differential? (How not to scald yourself)

I had a similar problem. My hot water heater came with a thermostatic mixing valve that mixes hot and cold water when the hot water is flowing. However, after you’d shut the water off in the shower...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 04-03-2020, 11:08
Replies: 38
Views: 5,897
Posted By sainted
Re: Gouged on the travel lift

I have to say that at my yard vessels are NEVER powered into the lift well. They are handed in using dock lines so that they are always under control. Powering a vessel in or out of the slings is an...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-02-2020, 14:29
Replies: 148
Views: 14,239
Posted By sainted
Re: New price point for AIS class B+

All of the ais units I have installed could be programmed with the utility provided by the manufacturer. Programmed once, that is. To re-program a unit would require software that isnít publicly...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-02-2020, 10:26
Replies: 36
Views: 1,977
Posted By sainted
Re: Do I need a muffler

One of the primary purposes of a water lift muffler is to pump the exhaust water up to a point significantly advice the water line, typically in a loop that goes straight up from the lift to a “u”...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-01-2020, 10:55
Replies: 39
Views: 2,984
Posted By sainted
Re: Getting some basic feel and experience

I started sailing in So Cal by joining a sailing club in Newport Beach called Windward Sailing. Last time I checked they were still there and Iím pretty sure there are similar clubs in Marina del...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-01-2020, 02:58
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By sainted
Re: What is missing?

On most Yanmar engines, the raw water pump is gear driven and on the port side of the engine facing aft. In the photos the op posted, the raw water pump wold be in the lower right corner but it is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-01-2020, 04:47
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By sainted
Re: Aqua Tec watermaker, unused and unpreserved for one year

The membranes will certainly need to be replaced along with the prefilters, and the unit thoroughly cleaned (inside). Water makers are pretty simple machines. If the pumps work, thatís pretty much it.
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-01-2020, 19:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By sainted
Re: NMEA2000 with SeaTalkng Convertor

While you can use a SeaTalk1 to SeaTalkNG adapter to connect the old instruments to the SeaTalkNG backbone, I seriously doubt the old instruments will display the data generated by the new sensors,...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 04-01-2020, 11:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By sainted
Re: Help with engine alignment

One other thing to keep in mind is the distribution of the engine weight over all four mounts. It needs to be the same and it is hard to measure. Experienced mechanics do it by feel, and it is...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-11-2019, 09:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By sainted
Re: Faint Alarm with No Lights - Yanmar 3ym30

Something similar happened to me whilst on a passage. Essentially, water got on/in the panel and provided a high resistance path to ground for the alarm buzzer. It made me so crazy I eventually had...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-11-2019, 14:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By sainted
Re: Lifeline 8D AGM Age

Lifeline makes the only decent AGM batteries on the market, especially in the 8D format. However, as others have said, it’s all about how they’ve been treated.

One good thing about the 8D format...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-11-2019, 14:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,656
Posted By sainted
Re: Buying used advise (ST60 wind)

These kind of deals come up pretty frequently on eBay. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a used ST60 instrument. They are quite well made and reliable.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-10-2019, 15:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By sainted
Re: Weird battery issue (12v to 6v)

Yes, I’ve seen 12 volt batteries that only put out 6 volts. It happens all the time when batteries are bad or deeply discharged.

So. Do you have a battery charger other than the alternators...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-10-2019, 09:59
Replies: 33
Views: 3,059
Posted By sainted
Re: To rewire, or to leave alone?

I don't know what it is about some people. They just can bear to cut wires to length. I even cut the telephone/RJ45 cables supplied with many electronics to length and crimp on a new connector.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-10-2019, 09:20
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By sainted
Re: Boat and Engine Surveyor in Charleston SC?

Neil Haines is as good a surveyor as you’ll find:

David Hill is also a good guy. I’ve worked with them both.

Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-09-2019, 13:39
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By sainted
Re: Help Tracking Down a Fuel Issue

I like and use Facet pumps all the time. However, the cube is not right for your application. It doesn't have the lift capability.

Facets 40222 does, though:...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 12-09-2019, 09:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By sainted
Re: Methods to reduce water sitting in exhaust and preventing hydrolocking

I believe that all of the systems illustrated are intended to be installed on the centerline of the vessel. The illustrations are a little misleading in that the transom thru which the exhaust exits...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 04-08-2019, 12:11
Replies: 326
Views: 17,188
Posted By sainted

I have to say, Mantus is putting out more and more products that I really want, starting with bow, stern and dingy anchors, but quickly followed up by their cool little scuba getup. I want, I want, I...
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