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Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 07-06-2022, 18:01
Replies: 70
Views: 4,095
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Help with a fiction novel

The Van Isle 360 and Race to Alaska called

They said it's totally possible to sail inside Vancouver Island
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-06-2022, 10:10
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By RocketScott
Re: DMK 11a-GPS WiFi box

Bump

I'll be in Seattle (Shilshole) middle of next week and can hand this off

Things I will consider in trade:
Burger and a beer at Sloop Tavern, Bad Albert's, or The Old Country Bar
A ride...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-06-2022, 09:30
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By RocketScott
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-05-2022, 09:16
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Anyone have a source for this switch?

I would guess Cole Hersee but I don't see the same rounded rocker
...
Forum: Navigation 29-05-2022, 08:44
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Planning when going through Tacoma Narrows

I use Tide Alert:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tide-alert-noaa-usa/id1352211125
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-05-2022, 05:20
Replies: 102
Views: 5,690
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Did I make a $1,400 mistake?

Depending on the electronic package on your friend's boat it might be cheaper and easier to add WiFi to it and use it's data
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-05-2022, 05:20
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By RocketScott
Re: PNW Yanmar engine service

Check with Tacoma Diesel. I'm not sure what kind of head work they do in house. They started farming out a lot of the machine work several years ago. When I rebuilt my Cummins 855 they sent me to Cam...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-05-2022, 05:01
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Alternate 12V Connector Manufacturer Recommendations?

+another for waytek

Electrical Depot is another place I've used:

https://theelectricaldepot.com/

I buy un-insulated terminals and shrink tube separately so I can solder the terminals
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-04-2022, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By RocketScott
Re: DMK 11a-GPS WiFi box

Bumping this back up

Still sitting on my desk taking up space

Surely someone can put this to use
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-04-2022, 06:24
Replies: 27
Views: 14,739
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Flushing Yanmar 4JH2E Coolant

For flushing the system I'd recommend Star brite:

Descaling Motor Flush (https://www.starbrite.com/item/descaling-motor-flush)

Pick up a small water fountain pump from harbor freight and us that...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-04-2022, 04:38
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Yanmar coolant pump connections

You could put a tee on the output

ETA: ...deleted the link to a NPT tee. I'm pretty sure that's a PT3/8 thread, interchangeable with BSP
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-03-2022, 14:49
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By RocketScott
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-03-2022, 07:03
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Yanmar oil filters

I've been using the Wix 51334 on our 4JH3E for a few years. Sticking with the same oil and changing it regularly are more important than fretting about the filter
...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 26-03-2022, 07:04
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Yakker 2 port NMEA-WiFi Bridge

Open to offers

I'll be in Seattle (Shilshole) working on a boat April 12-19 if anyone in the area is interested in trying it out first
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 26-03-2022, 07:03
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By RocketScott
Re: DMK 11a-GPS WiFi box

Open to offers

Figured half of retail was a good starting point, but feel free to correct me

I'll be in Seattle (Shilshole) working on a boat April 12-19 if anyone in the area is interested in...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-03-2022, 05:13
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By RocketScott
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 14-03-2022, 06:15
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By RocketScott
DMK 11a-GPS WiFi box

DMK box

This is the version with a GPS receiver

Couldn't get this to work with Ockam instruments. Ockam doesn't put a checksum in the NMEA sentences so this won't pass the data. Worked well to...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 14-03-2022, 06:07
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By RocketScott
Yakker 2 port NMEA-WiFi Bridge

2 port Yakker

Works well, if you don't have Ockam instruments. Never could get it to work with them as Ockam doesn't put a checksum on the end of the NMEA sentences. It did work great putting out...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-11-2021, 17:53
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By RocketScott
Re: question re part for an autohelm 3000

It helps that the rings have 'PG7' and 'PG9' cast into them. They're all mixed in a drawer of the parts organizer with the rest of the cable seals and glands

That power connector I don't know for...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-11-2021, 06:03
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By RocketScott
Re: question re part for an autohelm 3000

They're cheap enough you could just order a few in different sizes

Or you could measure the cord diameter and replace the whole connector. Those are $3-4. I think they sell the lock rings...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-11-2021, 07:47
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By RocketScott
Re: question re part for an autohelm 3000

Measure the threads

https://www.ring-plug-thread-gages.com/PDChart/Pg-thread-data.html

Grainger probably has what you need:
...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-04-2021, 15:11
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Battery Question

+2 on the house/start configuration explanations posted above

The problem with batteries in a berth are fumes. If something goes wrong with the charging system they can produce hydrogen sulfide,...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 23-08-2020, 16:15
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By RocketScott
Non-working B&G 20/20

Cleaning out and found an old 20/20 display

At one point I mailed it back to be evaluated by B&G. Paid something like $60 just for them to tell me it's toast, no further insight into which part is...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-08-2020, 16:17
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By RocketScott
Re: Ockam to N2K

I just want to update this for anyone else who runs across this in the future

The Quark-elec A032 will not work with Ockam. I doubt anything else they make will connect either. Even though they...
Forum: Marine Electronics 22-03-2020, 09:51
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By RocketScott
Ockam to N2K

I'm trying to add a NMEA 2000 backbone to our existing Ockam system without much luck

We recently got three new Garmin GNX 120 displays to put at the mast. Those and the AIS transponder (Em-trak...
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