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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 05-03-2018, 21:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By MechMan
Re: Yanmar 3qm exhaust manifold

Yes.. I can vouch for Ben Cotton. I'm in NZ and he provided a great service for me when I needed a new one in a hurry.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-04-2017, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 4,846
Posted By MechMan
Re: alternator regulators vs alternator to battery charger

I've have a Sterling 130amp Pro alt c on my Yanmar 3YM30 with 80amp alternator for over 5 years with no problems with the Sterling.

I've replaced the alternator once when it failed after the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-07-2014, 12:38
Replies: 113
Views: 13,451
Posted By MechMan
Re: High rated alternator with Alternator to Battery charger

@d4raffy..

Yes, the tacko uses a reflective tape on the front pulley. I used the one still there from commissioning.

The screw for adjusting the tacko is inside a white plastic hole on the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-07-2014, 14:53
Replies: 113
Views: 13,451
Posted By MechMan
Re: High rated alternator with Alternator to Battery charger

I have had a Sterling A2b coming up four years on a Yanmar with an 80amp alternator. I has a temp sensor on the alternator which switches to a low mode at 90 degrees, then on again at 80 degrees. It...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-01-2014, 02:15
Replies: 47
Views: 13,910
Posted By MechMan
I've had a Sterling dc to dc regulator for three...

I've had a Sterling dc to dc regulator for three years on my Yanmar with 80 amp alternator and 225 amp hours fla batteries. It runs to 14.8v in bulk for about 45mins and sometimes reduces when ...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-12-2013, 13:08
Replies: 17
Views: 5,001
Posted By MechMan
Re: Trojan T-105's versus Crowns

Kiwi,

I have 225ah batteries on a boat I bought new 4 years ago. I thought they were stuffed after a year or so after sitting uncharged in transit for so long, because I couldn't the the specific...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-03-2013, 19:28
Replies: 10
Views: 8,671
Posted By MechMan
Re: Yanmar Tachometer Problem

My Yanmar tachometer was running fast as well. I bought a $28 tachometer off the Internet and took the "do not remove" label off the back of the boat tachometer and recalibrated it. When I bought...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-02-2013, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 3,370
Posted By MechMan
Re: Beneteau Oceanis 37 2009, Which Seacocks?

For what it's worth, I have the same Oceanis 37 and I do plan to replace the seacocks and skin fittings in a couple of years with plastic ones. I believe Beneteau use the same ones that have been...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-04-2012, 01:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By MechMan
Re: Teak alternative?

My newish beneteau uses what appears to be iroko. I does leach a reddish stain tho.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-02-2012, 16:36
Replies: 37
Views: 24,066
Posted By MechMan
Re: Yanmar 3GM30 Starting Battery Size?

From the manual... 12V 64 AH or more (type 95D31L or equivalent)

Mine doesn't stress the start battery at all. Starts after one or two revs.
Forum: OpenCPN 25-10-2011, 15:29
Replies: 10
Views: 11,106
Posted By MechMan
Re: OpenCPN CM93+ Downloaded .tiff Charts

Hey Sailor.. keep up the good work.

Marko's New Zealand charts are well worth the small effort to in get them into Open CPN.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-06-2011, 02:30
Replies: 35
Views: 16,638
Posted By MechMan
Re: Does your Beneteau creak?

Yeh.. my 2009 37 squeaks. Biggest issue is the engine bay steps around 3.00am in the morning with a gentle rocking motion. I'm elbowed out of bed to rub soap on it, but that doesn't seem to work....
Forum: OpenCPN 20-06-2011, 22:48
Replies: 47
Views: 15,623
Posted By MechMan
Re: New Zealand Charts

I also appreciate your work with the New Zealand charts Marco.

It's great to have them now working in OpenCPN as well as Polar View.

Cam
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 20-06-2011, 03:17
Replies: 120
Views: 66,834
Posted By MechMan
Re: Rocna Anchor Fail

<Grins> h.. for honest?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-06-2011, 22:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,639
Posted By MechMan
Re: Anybody familiar with an Elliott designed Eagle 365 ?

You mean like this one..

Eagle 365 | Trade Me (https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts-sail-boats/moored-boats/auction-373394748.htm)

The Elliott 1050s that they are based on are...
Forum: OpenCPN 04-06-2011, 02:13
Replies: 47
Views: 15,623
Posted By MechMan
Smile Re: New Zealand Charts

I've been using the NZ Linz charts with Polar View converted to kap with Marco's software program around the Hauraki Gulf and haven't noticed any issues with these charts.

They all seem to quilt...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-05-2011, 01:29
Replies: 19
Views: 23,875
Posted By MechMan
Re: Beneteau Oceanis 37 - Opinions ?

Chris.. just looked at my photos of the boat in the yard just after the keel was put on. There is one prop between the keel and the propeller skeg.

It's a fairly long bulb which is flat on the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-03-2011, 00:57
Replies: 19
Views: 23,875
Posted By MechMan
Re: Beneteau Oceanis 37 - Opinions ?

Chris,

I'm happy with the Manson 35lb. It appears to dig in very quickly, but also brings up quite a bit of seabed when it comes up. My anchor always sits on the roller and I haven't tried it in...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-01-2011, 00:22
Replies: 19
Views: 23,875
Posted By MechMan
Chis The boats I've seen commissioned here...

Chis

The boats I've seen commissioned here don't have the dodgers fitted when they come in, and the agent's team fit them.

I think the agents would be more aware than the sailmakers who made...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2011, 19:03
Replies: 19
Views: 23,875
Posted By MechMan
Cristee I haven't raced my boat so I 'm not...

Cristee

I haven't raced my boat so I 'm not really sure how it would perform racing. I only have the standard basic gear. My call is it might be a little sticky in the light. We have been cruising...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-12-2010, 01:49
Replies: 19
Views: 23,875
Posted By MechMan
Lukar.. I've bought a new Oceanis 37 and have...

Lukar.. I've bought a new Oceanis 37 and have been sailing for a few weeks. I'm pleasantly surprised about how it sails so far.

What do you want to know?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-09-2010, 02:13
Replies: 23
Views: 9,785
Posted By MechMan
I bought a Variant hull and deck off Alan Wright...

I bought a Variant hull and deck off Alan Wright and fitted it out in 1972. The interior was made in the basement of the house I was living with my mates. Every time they had a party I had to clean...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-05-2010, 15:13
Replies: 41
Views: 16,327
Posted By MechMan
As someone who did consider a Beneteau 393...

As someone who did consider a Beneteau 393 recently, but went on to order a new Oceanis 37, this thread has been reassuring. The main reason we didn't pursue the deal was that it was a 3 cabin...
Forum: OpenCPN 24-01-2010, 23:46
Replies: 1,157
Views: 211,500
Posted By MechMan
Marco.. could you work your new magic on NZ5324....

Marco.. could you work your new magic on NZ5324. The longitude is out a little.

Otherwise a great job. I'm really enjoying using them.

Cam
Forum: OpenCPN 19-01-2010, 00:44
Replies: 1,157
Views: 211,500
Posted By MechMan
Thanks Marco.. that one worked fine. The...

Thanks Marco.. that one worked fine.

The only other issue I've come across is with NZ4111. It should be "Three Kings Islands"

Cam
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