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Forum: OpenCPN 26-05-2022, 11:56
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Cannot Enable AIS Alarm Sound. Checkbox greyed out

Ah. I see. The old prefs move around game :)
Forum: OpenCPN 24-05-2022, 08:55
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Cannot Enable AIS Alarm Sound. Checkbox greyed out

Hello,

I am using OpenCPN 5.6.2 on an openplotter installation and even though I am able to select the AIS Sound and test it successfully, the checkbox to set "Play Sound on AIS Alert" is greyed...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 21-09-2020, 12:11
Replies: 27
Views: 6,192
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Troubleshooting Danfoss BD35 / 101N0210 unit where compressor fails to start

Hello people.
Sorry I could not answer earlier. Was is a very remote spot, enjoying life without a fridge :)
So:
I did another test with proven to work thick cables running directly from the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-09-2020, 11:37
Replies: 27
Views: 6,192
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Troubleshooting Danfoss BD35 / 101N0210 unit where compressor fails to start

Thanks. How do I remove the refrigerant? With that bicycle type valve?

Thanks
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-09-2020, 07:36
Replies: 27
Views: 6,192
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Troubleshooting Danfoss BD35 / 101N0210 unit where compressor fails to start

refridgerant was added in February with the re-pressurization of the system.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-09-2020, 06:53
Replies: 27
Views: 6,192
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Troubleshooting Danfoss BD35 / 101N0210 unit where compressor fails to start

Cant seem to edit my post right now, so I just put the edits here for now:

EDITS:

- thermostat is bridged to exclude issues from that side
- the cables to the unit are 4mm tinned copper, newly...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-09-2020, 06:39
Replies: 27
Views: 6,192
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Troubleshooting Danfoss BD35 / 101N0210 unit where compressor fails to start

Ah, sorry, should have mentioned that I also tried that already with no success.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-09-2020, 06:16
Replies: 27
Views: 6,192
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Troubleshooting Danfoss BD35 / 101N0210 unit where compressor fails to start

Hello all,

I have been using an ice-box-converted-into-fridge system which I inherited when I bought ye olde boat i have been splashing around with.

It is based around a Danfoss BD35...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-05-2020, 07:11
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Connecting analog transducer and NMEA 0183 device to Garmin EchoMap

I figured it out.
In my case, since i do only have one sending and one receiving device it was quite straightforward.
The brown cable -input -connected to the AIS, blue cable - output - to the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-05-2020, 04:03
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Connecting analog transducer and NMEA 0183 device to Garmin EchoMap

Hello,
I have a Garmin Echomap 62cv on my boat and so far I only connected an analog Airmar transducer via one special Garmin cable and send nmea info out from the two extra wires in the Garmin...
Forum: Navigation 28-08-2019, 06:18
Replies: 67
Views: 30,423
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Any good alternatives to Navionics

Ok, so I have moved to OpenCPN and OpenPlotter.
For the slightly tech minded:
I installed OpenCPN on a Laptop with a GPS receiver sitting safely inside the boat and access it via a simple...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-08-2019, 06:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: create lazy jacks / sail cover to work as a sun cover as well?

Thanks a lot, Ann.
Gave me some good ideas.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-08-2019, 11:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By SailorMcCruise
create lazy jacks / sail cover to work as a sun cover as well?

Hello,
i wanted to build some lazy jacks for my boat and I wondered if someone already constructed some of these in a way, that they can also be used as a kind of sun-cover when unfolded?
Thanks!
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-08-2019, 09:01
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By SailorMcCruise
advanSea S400 pinout

Hello,
on the boat I am taking care of the anemometer does not work anymore.
The owner told me the display was already disconnected when he got the boat.
Now I wanted to see if it can be fixed,...
Forum: Navigation 22-07-2019, 13:45
Replies: 67
Views: 30,423
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Any good alternatives to Navionics

Ah, maybe I was not making clear what I meant:
I am not thinking about route planning, just realtime display of heading in relation to gps data and currents so one can see where to head in order to...
Forum: Navigation 22-07-2019, 13:34
Replies: 67
Views: 30,423
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Any good alternatives to Navionics

Thanks. Does it calculate offset regarding currents? That is the only feature that actually makes me use Navionics.
Forum: Navigation 22-07-2019, 12:42
Replies: 67
Views: 30,423
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Any good alternatives to Navionics

Hello,
I am reviving this old thread because I am gettig tired of the way Garmin f***d up the once beautiful Navionics software. Not only is the application getting more and more bloated with...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-05-2019, 11:11
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-05-2019, 09:25
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Trying to find a fridge issue with inconsistent function

Soooo. I guess the assumption of some posters is right and I might have a contaminated coolant. when i turn the system off and wait a bit, then turn it on again I can hear some gargling which soon...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 27-05-2019, 05:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Trying to find a fridge issue with inconsistent function

No, there is cooling, but very very little and lot of condensation moisture due to the high temperatures and humidity here.
I did install a separate ground cable and let the system run over night,...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-05-2019, 16:31
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Trying to find a fridge issue with inconsistent function

ok, will install a bypass ground and report back. Thanks!
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-05-2019, 12:16
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Trying to find a fridge issue with inconsistent function

Thanks again. So i had the unit running with a bypassed thermostat for more than 24 hours and except a quite hot compressor, there is no difference. The voltage is fine around 13 V.
I guess I am at...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-05-2019, 18:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Trying to find a fridge issue with inconsistent function

Thanks for all the helpful answers. @s/v Jedi: that is the most elaborate description I ever got in a forum, thanks ) Since I lack most of the tools here on board, I‘ll have to wait til I arrive in...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-05-2019, 14:21
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Trying to find a fridge issue with inconsistent function

hm, so i do not have access to an led, but i connected a simple multimeter and switched it to resistance. i guess i should get flashing numbers then as well, which I did not. it showed a constant...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-05-2019, 13:41
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By SailorMcCruise
Re: Trying to find a fridge issue with inconsistent function

The boat is on solar / generator power. battery is doing fine with a quite constant 13.5 V
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