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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-08-2021, 23:06
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: How do they charge huge LiFEPO4 batteries?

We have a 1080Ah @ 24V LiFePO4 battery bank that we charge using two 150A @ 24V alternators run off our engine. Cruising at 2000RPM we get about 315A out of the alternators and can go from empty...
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-04-2021, 22:53
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Cell phone booster - worth it?

Very pleased with ours, makes a noticeable difference. Several locations in the San Juan Islands where we cruise have no cell reception from deck level but works well with the booster antenna...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-11-2020, 13:18
Replies: 51
Views: 8,966
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Built Boat Computer from Intel NUC

Les,

I have a 22" 12V monitor from a company named Tru-Vu (https://https://tru-vumonitors.com/) installed permanently on our boat. It is an "industrial" monitor and has been trouble-free for about...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-08-2020, 22:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,871
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Yanmar 4JH57 to B&G Connection?

I used a NoLand Engineering RS11 to connect my 4JH4-HTE to our N2K Zeus2 network. Works great and only took a few hours to install. I now have all the gauges and idiot lights on my engine panel...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-11-2019, 12:21
Replies: 14
Views: 2,978
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: NAC3 Autopilot steering too good of a course

Glad it has helped. I find our speed sensor also reads about 30% slow and in the configuration screens for the chartplotter there is a way for you to apply a correction factor to the speed...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-11-2019, 16:59
Replies: 14
Views: 2,978
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: NAC3 Autopilot steering too good of a course

We experienced a similar NAC3 issue with the steering not behaving as well as we would have expected. While we have both a speed transducer and a heading sensor, during a recent extended cruise we...
Forum: Our Community 18-10-2019, 21:42
Replies: 9
Views: 2,077
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Barnacles*and weed on the hull. Did not find an answer in threads here yet*

We are wrapping up 7 months cruising in SE Alaska and at the beginning of the trip were plagued by barnacles growing on the transducer and paddle wheel. At one point, we were anchored three days in...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-10-2019, 18:31
Replies: 41
Views: 8,738
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Serpentine vs dual V belt?

Another datapoint to add to your confusion:

We have a Yanmar 4JH4-HTE (turbocharged 110HP) with two 150A@24V ElectroDyne alternators running off it using two V-belts each. This is the equivalent...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-03-2019, 20:42
Replies: 51
Views: 8,966
Posted By Pyxis156
Built Boat Computer from Intel NUC

Our NUC is also wired directly to a 12V circuit on our boat... no problems at all for the past three years.

I just looked at the specs for my unit and it says the input voltage is 12-19V.
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-02-2019, 23:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: How can I Get temp and oil pressure to interface to Ray marine Axiom

Hi Dean,

I just bought an RS11 CANbus Engine Data Converter from NoLand Engineering to put RPM, temp and oil pressure from our 4JH4-HTE engine on the N2K network. I havenít had a chance to...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 17-07-2018, 14:27
Replies: 38
Views: 12,784
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Stopper Knot for Dyneema

Thanks for this Evans, I am getting ready to make a new batch of soft shackles for my anchor snubbers and have used stainless toggles in the past, but am going to try your method above.

One...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-06-2018, 22:33
Replies: 11
Views: 6,623
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Yanmar digital sensors

Hi Bill,

Do you recall what size capacitor you used?

Thanks
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-06-2018, 10:05
Replies: 120
Views: 20,910
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Diesel Engine Oil Change Frequency?

Ken, a data point:

We have a 2008 Yanmar 4JH4-HTE turbocharged 110HP with almost 1700 hours on it. For the first four years the original owners used non-synthetic 15W-40. They kept meticulous...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-10-2017, 12:25
Replies: 120
Views: 20,910
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Diesel Engine Oil Change Frequency?

Poor choice of wording on my part... the Delo 400LE Synthetic is indeed CJ-4 and SN rated.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-10-2017, 11:33
Replies: 120
Views: 20,910
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Diesel Engine Oil Change Frequency?

Hi Ken,

I believe I have the same 100HP turbocharged engine as you (Yanmar 4JH4-HTE?) and had many of the same questions. For the past three years I have run a synthetic Delo "diesel only" engine...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 05-10-2017, 11:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By Pyxis156
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 04-10-2017, 14:16
Replies: 2
Views: 1,628
Posted By Pyxis156
Navtec Hydraulic Cylinder Troubleshooting Help

I have a split backstay with a Navtec hydraulic cylinder on each of the two legs of the split. I have noticed that lately the backstay has not been centered and upon measuring, sure enough the stbd...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-09-2017, 07:50
Replies: 2,068
Views: 482,520
Posted By Pyxis156
Bestevaer 49ST

We have two large charging alternators (300A@24V total output or about 8kW) on our main engine and 540W of solar panels (and are adding another 220W shortly) but no genset on our boat. Being in a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-09-2017, 12:11
Replies: 2,068
Views: 482,520
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Bestevaer 49ST

Noelex,

I recently did a complete refit of our boat instruments from Furuno with a mix of NMEA 0183 and 2000 to a large B&G / Maretron / Offshore Systems setup that is all NMEA 2000. Two thoughts...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 12-09-2017, 00:08
Replies: 12
Views: 11,529
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Highfield Aluminum Rib Classic 310

Thanks for that, really helpful. It looks like your model is 27 lbs more than the 310, plus more given the steering console, and has a max HP rating of 25 HP. Glad to hear it is holding up under real...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 11-09-2017, 23:32
Replies: 12
Views: 11,529
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Highfield Aluminum Rib Classic 310

Thanks Ken, appreciate the response! Is yours the 310 as well? Does it have the single floor or the flat double floor? How long have you had it? No maintenance or warranty issues?

We have a...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 11-09-2017, 23:21
Replies: 12
Views: 11,529
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Highfield Aluminum Rib Classic 310

Sandero,

Any further thoughts on your 310? We are considering getting one and would appreciate any insights now that you have had it for a while.

Thanks
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-09-2017, 00:27
Replies: 16
Views: 5,405
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Cleaning raw water cooling

The Practical Sailor article tested eight descaling chemicals. CLR was their "Best Choice" for cleaning engine cooling systems containing aluminum. Their overall winner was a product named Sew...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-09-2017, 17:11
Replies: 16
Views: 5,405
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Cleaning raw water cooling

Not an answer to your vinegar question, but that is a lot of fairly large debris in the heat exchanger! Do you have a raw water strainer upstream of your engine? I would imagine the impeller having...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-07-2017, 10:21
Replies: 50
Views: 10,690
Posted By Pyxis156
Re: Is my Rocna to big?

I wrote a post way back when I had the same questions, there is a graphic way of seeing how close you are to Rocna's sizing recommendations in Post #1 and a table comparing the weight / area...
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