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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-08-2021, 08:43
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: Using Diesel Fuel Stabilizer

I sent a note off to Star Brite tech support. Iíve been using their product: Star Brite: EZ Store EZ Start Diesel Storage Additive. Hereís what they came back with:

ďFuel Stabilizers generally...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-08-2021, 19:26
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Sailormannn
Using Diesel Fuel Stabilizer

Is it ok to use Diesel Fuel Stabilizer on diesel fuel more than once.

We use the engine on our sailboat just to get on and off the dock so donít go through very much fuel in a sailing season....
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 31-03-2021, 14:25
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: Prestone Antifreeze

Itís most likely an airlock somewhere likely in the hot water heater. Iím going to flush out the Prestone and go back to Volvo Green.

Any suggestions on flushing. Just regular tap water...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-03-2021, 04:35
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: Prestone Antifreeze

Any suggestions on how to get rid of the air block. Impeller and intake look fine.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-03-2021, 17:04
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By Sailormannn
Prestone Antifreeze

I have a 2004 Volvo MD2020 diesel. The mechanic who changed the antifreeze last year used Prestone Corguard (Yellow) antifreeze instead of the Volvo Green that’s been used in the past. The Prestone...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-06-2019, 12:05
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By Sailormannn
Reusing Cut- out for VHF

Hi there. Anyone have experience reusing the cut-out for their VHF. It seems they are all different sizes and have gotten smaller over the years.

I currently have a Standard Horizon Matrix...
Forum: Marine Electronics 05-06-2019, 09:20
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: USGlobalsat BR-355S4 GPS Receiver

Bumping this up. Anyone have any suggestions :smile:
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-06-2019, 11:21
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Sailormannn
USGlobalsat BR-355S4 GPS Receiver

Upgrading my Raymarine E7 to an Axiom 7 and looking for a good (and hopefully cheap) way to get NMEA-0183 gps data to a legacy Standard Horizon Matrix VHF.

Does anyone have experience using a...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 22-10-2014, 18:01
Replies: 1
Views: 2,646
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: Volvo MS25s or 120s Saildrive

Found the original install instructions for the folding Volvo prop :smile:

They say 70 Nm or 53 Ft/lbs for the nut ... and 20 Nm or 15 lb/ft for the set screw.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 22-10-2014, 14:38
Replies: 1
Views: 2,646
Posted By Sailormannn
Volvo MS25s or 120s Saildrive

I need to remove the prop hub to replace the hub anode on my Volvo Saildrive.

It is a model MS25s but understand the leg is the same as the 120s

Does anyone know how much torque should be on...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-02-2013, 13:03
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By Sailormannn
MacENC

Anyone using MacENC and have any views? Looking to use with a Raymarine E7 and Gold Navionics charts.
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-02-2013, 13:06
Replies: 1
Views: 2,113
Posted By Sailormannn
Ramarine Voyage Planner, Raynav or ?

Hi .. Do you guys have any suggestions on what the best option would be for a PC/MAC Planning software for a Raymarine E7 MFD.

Raymarine sells Voyage Planner and RayTech. I understand Fugawi has...
Forum: Marine Electronics 12-11-2012, 16:14
Replies: 2
Views: 2,042
Posted By Sailormannn
Raymarine ST-4000 MK2 Autopilot Question

My ST-4000 MK2 Wheel pilot is working fine but has started to make some scratchy noise and has a bit more resistance than usual when you turn the wheel.

Sort of like it needs lubrication. The...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-05-2012, 11:41
Replies: 4
Views: 5,347
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: Fridge Thermostat Stuck

Its a mechanical thermostat that sits in the fridge
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 09-05-2012, 17:58
Replies: 4
Views: 5,347
Posted By Sailormannn
Fridge Thermostat Stuck

The thermostat on my Frigoboat refrigerator is stuck and will not turn in any direction. The fridge seems to be otherwise working ok; I just can't adjust the temperature.

Any ideas on how to get...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 19-04-2012, 10:22
Replies: 0
Views: 3,876
Posted By Sailormannn
Volvo Sail Drive fish line cutter spacer

Understand Volvo sells a spacer (P/N 851984) they call a fish line cutter. Thinking of adding to my Volvo MS25s saildrive as it doesn't involve any other changes. It is supposed to replace the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-07-2011, 15:55
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
Haven't got too much further with this. As it...

Haven't got too much further with this. As it turns out the charger (my third) has been determined to be faulty. I've been advised that it is a firmware issue. Xantrex is now on to it. I'll keep the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-07-2011, 16:06
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
I'm still not at end of job here. The marine...

I'm still not at end of job here. The marine electrician I've engaged has recommended wiring upgrades to address while acknowledging this charger has sensitive electronics. The tests he has run...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-07-2011, 09:30
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Update

Here's an update based on the electrician's advice. This is pretty consistent with the advice I've been getting here from several very knowledgeble sources, so will be going ahead with these...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-07-2011, 18:47
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating

If there's anyone left following this thread, here is the latest on this saga.

Left the boat plugged into shore power; the indicators on the remote panel were that the batteries were on "float"...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-07-2011, 13:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By Sailormannn
Xantrex Chargers

SInce I've had lots of feedback on issues with Xantrex chargers, might be worth putting a poll up and see how many folks are actually having problems.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-07-2011, 13:05
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
Yep. Same here. Go figure. Has to be something...

Yep. Same here. Go figure. Has to be something on our boats. Xantrex can't have everyone of these overheating on float.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-07-2011, 11:28
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
Have you experimented with turning the output...

Have you experimented with turning the output amperage down to see if that makes any difference.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-07-2011, 06:16
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
Anyone here have experience with MasterVolt or...

Anyone here have experience with MasterVolt or ProMariner chargers?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-07-2011, 18:28
Replies: 188
Views: 33,408
Posted By Sailormannn
Interesting. But how do we explain that on some...

Interesting. But how do we explain that on some boats ... maybe most ... that the Xantrex chargers work. I'm still thinking this must have to do with the wiring in my boat. With my previous charger...
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