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Forum: Marine Electronics 22-01-2014, 08:32
Replies: 62
Views: 5,644
Posted By kmaz
Re: Herb Hilenberg : any follow-up ?

Lots of good opinions on this thread.

I would like to share my personal experience with Chris Parker. I signed up for his $25 per call personalized briefing service. You can call via satphone or...
Forum: Marine Electronics 20-01-2014, 19:46
Replies: 62
Views: 5,644
Posted By kmaz
I used Chris Parker on a recent trip from Florida...

I used Chris Parker on a recent trip from Florida to BVI. Not free but a great value. His insights were worth their weight in gold.
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 17-01-2014, 10:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By kmaz
Spend a couple nights in Nanny Cay. There are...

Spend a couple nights in Nanny Cay. There are quite a few teenagers roaming the docks.
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-01-2014, 05:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By kmaz
Re: ACR AIS malfunction

Download ProAIS2 and connect the AIS unit to your laptop via the USB port. This will allow you to see if the GPS is seeing satellites. If it is, you will be able to see the NMEA sentences generated.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-01-2014, 14:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By kmaz
Re: Simrad IS11

Wanted to bring this thread to a proper close.

The Simrad depth gauge never materialized so I took a different approach. A handyman from the local Moorings facility sold me a used st50 combo...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-01-2014, 06:27
Replies: 33
Views: 3,580
Posted By kmaz
Re: Raymarine wheel drive SD6000 issue

Just had the same issue with an identical unit. Mine started misbehaving at the end of a brutal 14 day passage. The symptoms were erratic behavior and a change in both the feel and position of the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 31-12-2013, 13:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,170
Posted By kmaz
Re: Pantaenius and Named Storm Plan

I need to fill one out this year for Nanny Cay. Could someone please send me theirs or post as an attachment to this thread for all to use as a reference?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-12-2013, 18:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By kmaz
I own a 34 because I couldn't find a decent 37...

I own a 34 because I couldn't find a decent 37 when shopping. They're built like tanks. No major quirks in craftsmanship. It is an offshore boat and not designed with living aboard in mind therefore...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-12-2013, 16:41
Replies: 24
Views: 4,015
Posted By kmaz
Re: De-sludging holding tanks ? Advice ?

Just went through the same. I have an integral fiberglass tank on a 1989 that has never been cleaned. I filled it with a few gallons of vinegar and beat 1800 miles from Florida to the Caribbean. ...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-12-2013, 08:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By kmaz
Re: Simrad IS11

BTW, happy to pay for technical support. Just can't find anyone locally and don't know where to go on weekends.

Another thought is to use the existing 205mhz transducer with a standalone...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-12-2013, 08:37
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By kmaz
Simrad IS11

Just completed passage from Florida to BVI and unfortunately lost visibility on my depth display along the way. Unit seems to be fine other than 3/4 of the LCD not lighting up. My question is, how...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 20-08-2013, 07:51
Replies: 39
Views: 5,139
Posted By kmaz
Re: Two women, one boat, in the Med?

Cruising itself is an alternative lifestyle and in my experience cruisers are very warm, educated, non-judgemental types. You'll both be very welcome out here.

Welcome aboard!
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-05-2013, 11:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By kmaz
Re: Drydocking in Florida - Recommendations?

Just came through the Okeechobee and met a number of folks who were pulling out for the summer. There seemed to be several on either side of the lake that were popular due to price and great...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 30-05-2013, 08:45
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By kmaz
Re: Save your receipts!

Just spoke to another wonk and he fully admitted they pulled 'residency' from my CG documentation.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 30-05-2013, 07:39
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By kmaz
Re: Save your receipts!

Glad to know I'm not alone, Kettlewell. Yep, she has has New York, NY as the hailing port. Very disturbing that the burden is on me to prove it since FL tax and registration have been paid. She...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-05-2013, 07:14
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By kmaz
Re: Honda 2000 not charging my batteries

When the Honda is presented with a large load it will bog down and voltage can drop below 100 volts which might be sending the charger into a fault mode. Try getting the Honda up to speed by turning...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 30-05-2013, 07:07
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By kmaz
Save your receipts!

NY State just sent me a rather nasty letter DEMANDING past due taxes plus penalties for my Florida registered vessel. Gave them a brief jingle and they're horrifyingly unaware of state...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 19-05-2013, 06:28
Replies: 13
Views: 2,241
Posted By kmaz
Route 2 is the rim route around the lake. You...

Route 2 is the rim route around the lake. You want to take route 1 directly across. Much faster and significantly more depth.
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 19-05-2013, 06:13
Replies: 13
Views: 2,241
Posted By kmaz
Just went through two weeks ago as well. No depth...

Just went through two weeks ago as well. No depth issues anywhere except markers 37/38 on the St. Lucie. A lovely trip and I was able to sail the majority of the lake. Port Myacca RR bridge is your...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-05-2013, 03:51
Replies: 32
Views: 4,116
Posted By kmaz
Re: Bad temp guage or sending unit?

CSY Man, I've found using my infra red gauge on the temp sender is giving me what I need. Additionally, the coolant reservoir for the water heater is in the port lazarette and reads within a few...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 12-05-2013, 04:48
Replies: 32
Views: 4,116
Posted By kmaz
Re: Bad temp guage or sending unit?

CSY Man, the infrared thermometers are very accurate. One item to note about them though is the spread of their beam. I lent mine to a dockmate diagnosing an overheating issue and he brought it...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-05-2013, 05:53
Replies: 116
Views: 11,795
Posted By kmaz
Re: Your boat's name

Mine is Andromeda. Explanation below:

s/v Andromeda: The Name (https://blog.svandromeda.com/p/the-name.html)

No issues hailing marinas on VHF but every bridge tender asks for a spelling.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-04-2013, 16:45
Replies: 32
Views: 4,116
Posted By kmaz
Re: Bad temp guage or sending unit?

Thanks for all the reassurance and help! Wanted to follow-up for the curious and in case someone stumbles across this in a future search.

Definitely the sender. Tested it per Don's...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-04-2013, 19:11
Replies: 32
Views: 4,116
Posted By kmaz
Didn't think of that. Decent way to be certain....

Didn't think of that. Decent way to be certain. It needs a ground, yes?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-04-2013, 18:54
Replies: 32
Views: 4,116
Posted By kmaz
Thanks, Don. This is my first diesel and it was...

Thanks, Don. This is my first diesel and it was driving me crazy not knowing exactly where to measure. The infra showed 170 at the sender.

Very strange behavior. I've been motoring down the ICW...
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