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Forum: Marine Electronics 21-07-2021, 08:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,445
Posted By henryv
Re: Upgrade Raymarine ST60 to I60

I just did the upgrade. The transducer connections are the same but if you have seatalk you will need an adapter to connect to other instruments as it has changed.
Forum: Challenges 09-07-2021, 08:50
Replies: 86
Views: 8,099
Posted By henryv
Re: How much thrust does your engine produce?

Yamaha 9.9 high thrust models are indicated to produce a thrust of 250 lbs.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-06-2021, 10:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By henryv
Re: Question about outboard powered cats

Yes they originally did require that you opened the lid and reached down to release the lock. I doubt that many owners would have left it that way as it was less than ideal.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 14-06-2021, 10:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By henryv
Re: Question about outboard powered cats

On my PDQ32 i drilled a hole in the latch for a small line that I ran down to a small pulley and then up and out the side of the housing where I attached a 1 inch diameter ball. To release the...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 27-12-2020, 09:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By henryv
Re: 2017 & 2016 Yamaha T-9.9-XWTC outboard engines. For sale

I am tempted. I have a PDQ32 with original 1999 engines that still run well but probably won't last forever. Unfortunately I am in Ontario so our dollar exhange works against me and you are not...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 13-11-2020, 09:41
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By henryv
Re: How to integrate a portable generator?

You need to be able to dial down the input current on your battery charger when using a small generator. My Xantrex charger/invertor has a remote panel that lets me set the maximum input current. If...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-08-2020, 10:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By henryv
Re: Inverter efficiency

On further checking it seems that the manufacturers are only indicating the draw for the microwave only. When you add the turntable, fan, and controls it probably will be 1200 watts or more.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-08-2020, 11:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By henryv
Re: Inverter efficiency

I checked the microwave operating current today. It was drawing 13 amps at 110 volts so that is 1430 watts. The inverter was drawing 150 amps at 11.5 volts which is 1725 watts. This works out to an...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-08-2020, 16:16
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By henryv
Re: Inverter efficiency

I would be happy with your numbers. I will put a meter on the AC line to the microwave to see if that is where the problem lies. If the amp draw on the micro is OK then I need to look at the inverter.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-08-2020, 08:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By henryv
Re: Inverter efficiency

I think I have figured out part of the answer. It seems the 800 watts is the microwave rating only. The power used to create the 800 watts is 1300 watts so the power discrepancy is much less.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-08-2020, 10:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By henryv
Inverter efficiency

We have an 800 watt 110 volt microwave on board. We also have a 2000 watt Xantrex inverter. When we use the microwave the inverter panel indicates a power draw of 150 amps which at twelve volts would...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-03-2020, 09:01
Replies: 425
Views: 37,929
Posted By henryv
Re: Prices not going down??

Things may start getting back to normal a little sooner as there are a couple serious treatment trials underway that have the potential to seriously limit the effects of the disease. A French doctor...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-01-2020, 12:25
Replies: 17
Views: 2,028
Posted By henryv
Re: Solar, generator, or nothing?

If you are spending four weeks on the boat you probably need some sort of refrigeration. A built in fridge or portable electric cooler will be your biggest power draw.
If your outboard is a 9.9 hp...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 05-01-2020, 10:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,214
Posted By henryv
Re: Should the rig be de-tuned for the winter

To some degree the rig eases tension on it's own since the coefficient of thermal expansion for aluminum is greater than that for steel. Accordingly the mast will shrink a little more than the...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-07-2019, 09:13
Replies: 101
Views: 16,736
Posted By henryv
Re: Are folding props worth it?

Going back to the original question. I have a PDQ32 with the tilt up outboard engines. In the 12 to 15 knot winds mentioned in the original post I will sail in the 8 to 10 knot range or better...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-02-2019, 16:02
Replies: 21
Views: 5,208
Posted By henryv
Re: Catamarans sailing the Great Lakes.

I sail a PDQ32 on Lake Simcoe. The marina travel lift can accomodate my 16 foot beam and the width has never been a problem in terms of slip accomodation.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 04-12-2018, 09:48
Replies: 72
Views: 12,104
Posted By henryv
Re: 3 options small Cat

I sailed on the Gemini , the Tomcat , and the PDQ32 before choosing to go with the PDQ. The quality of the PDQ32 is excellent and since they are no longer made it is harder to find a lower priced...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 22-10-2018, 13:00
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By henryv
App and email not recognised

I am using a Samsung android tablet and I have the forum app. My gmail is receiving the messages with new posts and the newsletter but whenever I click on a topic it goes to the full site and wants...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 16-03-2018, 08:13
Replies: 24
Views: 5,470
Posted By henryv
Re: Would you register a boat you bought abroad as a Canadian vessel

If you have bought a catamaran you probably need to get the boat hauled and hire a Canadian recognized tonnage surveyor. More cost and trouble than it is worth to provide a completely useless...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-02-2018, 10:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By henryv
Re: Where to find hinges

You may find what you need at spaenaur.com they are in Canada and they have a great selection of products.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-10-2017, 08:31
Replies: 14
Views: 4,146
Posted By henryv
Re: Honda EU20i and Battery Charger

I have a Xantrex 2000 watt inverter / charger with a remote that allows the input to be set to suit the source. With my 2000 watt generator I set the input limit to 15 amps.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-09-2017, 08:06
Replies: 8
Views: 2,446
Posted By henryv
Re: I'm too lazy to use my lazy-bag? Anyone with experience of having a hard-shell?

The Antares uses a rigid arrangement but they still have a couple lines to guide the sail as it drops. They guide lines are closer to the mast so they are not going to foul the longer battens.

You...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-09-2017, 08:02
Replies: 8
Views: 2,446
Posted By henryv
Re: I'm too lazy to use my lazy-bag? Anyone with experience of having a hard-shell?

The Antares uses a rigid arrangement but they still have a couple lines to guide the sail as it drops. They guide lines are closer to the boom so they are less likely to foul the longer ba
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-07-2017, 10:10
Replies: 31
Views: 9,157
Posted By henryv
Re: Owners Version vs 4-Cabin Questions.

Another ditto for cotemar's comments.
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 25-06-2017, 16:29
Replies: 32
Views: 15,684
Posted By henryv
Re: Free Pearson commander 26

If you go for the boat I recommend you sign up for a subscription to Good Old Boat magazine where you will find a lot of good info for sailors who prefer to invest their time rather than spending big...
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