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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-06-2022, 23:41
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By workmaster2n
Start battery lifetime

I've got a car with 2x Vetus M4.45 engines. The port one starts up, first go, no problems.

The starboard....not so much. The other day, the engine started on the second try when we were leaving...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 20-06-2022, 03:12
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By workmaster2n
Things to look for in used anchor chain

A local yachtie is switching from 10mm chain to 8mm chain. Hes got 80 meters of 10mm that looks to be in fairly good nick. Im in search of 80m of 10mm chain. Before I blindly offer him a couple...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-06-2022, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By workmaster2n
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-06-2022, 04:58
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By workmaster2n
Turn off simrad display, but keep transducer on

I've got a Simrad NSS evo2 as the main display on my NMEA 2K (N2K) network. I've just built up a signal k server on a raspberry pi, hooked up to an N2K hat. Pretty much, the pi acts as a data...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 05-05-2022, 00:08
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By workmaster2n
A faulty pump and a broken alarm made a bad situation....good?

To set the scene - my friend has an Outer Reef 630. (https://www.outerreefyachts.com/yachts/630-Motoryacht/15)

A couple weeks back, a friend of his was participating in a long distance ocean swim....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-05-2022, 18:38
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Voltage Drop When Load Turned On

100% correct. I was misreading the multimeter. The fact that the resistance is 6-7 mega ohms makes a lot more sense as to why the cable from the battery to the bus is the issue. Great catch!

I'm...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-05-2022, 08:15
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By workmaster2n
Voltage Drop When Load Turned On

Today, while cutting out a section of corroded wires, I've run into a situation my sleep deprived brain can't reconcile. :peace:

My internal lights are on one breaker, but splits off into 2...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-04-2022, 05:50
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By workmaster2n
Run new electrical wire under carpeted wall

My boat was built in 1996 and has some fabulous, depending on the observer, grey carpet on all the walls and ceiling. It's actually installed really well and I can't easily find seams and there is...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-03-2022, 01:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By workmaster2n
When to upgrade ground tackle

I purchased a 40 foot (12 meter) catamaran last year. It's my first sailboat.

The plan is to take the boat around Australia, starting next April (to play nicely with cyclone season).

The boat...
Forum: OpenCPN 21-03-2022, 04:35
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By workmaster2n
Connect SignalK to OpenCPN

Sorry if I've missed this in a previous answer, but I can view my GPS data in Signal K, and would like to use that same GPS and AIS information in OpenCPN. I've tried the combinations I can think of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-03-2022, 00:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: How to plug a screw hole in a foam cored boat?

Thanks for all the tips!

I'm in Sydney, so there is about an equal amount of water above the boat as under the boat right now.

Once this storm clears out in a couple weeks, I'll overdrill the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-03-2022, 00:38
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Shunt/Battery Monitor with NMEA 2000 Output

Thanks for the info. I'll do some googling on victron -> pi connections. That yachtd product is pretty cool, but looks to be about the same cost as a new shunt and the shunt gets me into the Victron...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-03-2022, 14:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: How to plug a screw hole in a foam cored boat?

Is the 3400 to prevent water from wicking it's way down the screw and into the new epoxy plug/potentially into the core?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-03-2022, 14:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: How to plug a screw hole in a foam cored boat?

Just to make sure I'm on the same page, just some generic filler available from the chandlery will make the epoxy more welcoming of being screwed into, whereas if I use straight epoxy I might crack...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-03-2022, 14:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: How to plug a screw hole in a foam cored boat?

If I use the current screw hole as the center mark of my over drilled hole, I should be able to put the screw in the middle of the new epoxy plug, right? Or is using the existing hole as the center...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-03-2022, 04:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By workmaster2n
How to plug a screw hole in a foam cored boat?

A PO decided to use screws that are longer than the glass and foam is thick to attach the button snaps to the coach roof, for the exterior window shades. All was fine and dandy until the sealant...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 07-03-2022, 04:13
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By workmaster2n
Shunt/Battery Monitor with NMEA 2000 Output

I'm installing a raspberryPi with an NMEA 2000 backplate adapter (https://seabits.com/nmea-2000-powered-raspberry-pi/) on it and would like to monitor the batteries if possible.

I've got an...
Forum: Oceania - Australiana 07-03-2022, 04:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Possible to anchor upper Sydney Harbour?

I'm yet to see someone moved off a public mooring after 24 hours. You are absolutely right, somebody could throw a stink, but that is the exception, rather than the rule.

Especially with this...
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-02-2022, 23:25
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: 3g/4g signal boost

I've read a couple places, but haven't done the research myself, that says that the only cell phone booster that is legal in Australia is Cel-Fi (https://www.cel-fi.com/). People who have it say is...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-01-2022, 02:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Breaker Amperage for Autopilot

[QUOTE=Barkingmad;3556983] ACTUAL current draw of all your devices on thaat circuit, fuses mean NOTHING!

Is there a way to accurately calculate the draw on a circuit? Should I look for...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-01-2022, 01:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Breaker Amperage for Autopilot

Thanks for all the input!

I didn't phrase my question very well, but you folks were able to get me the info I was after. Amazing. :smitten:

For clarification, I'm totally on board with having...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-01-2022, 03:18
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By workmaster2n
Breaker Amperage for Autopilot

I feel like I'm missing something obvious here :peace:. Sorry, I'm not currently on the boat, so I'm running off of memory.

I've got one breaker on my DC panel (push button style) that is labeled...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-01-2022, 03:28
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Watermaker in a catamaran forepeak

Thanks for all the feedback.

While poking around the boat today, I found a cable conduit that runs to an underfloor compartment in the cockpit (similar to where some liferafts are kept), but my...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-01-2022, 03:26
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Watermaker in a catamaran forepeak

Thanks for the reminder. The intake is actually right next to the intake for the engine, so mid ship and well below the waterline. I've purchased 2 boost pumps to ensure enough water makes it up to...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 04-01-2022, 23:30
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By workmaster2n
Re: Watermaker in a catamaran forepeak

Unfortunately, I can't access the belly tanks. They are glassed in and there is no access panel. I've been quoted $30,000-$50,000 to get the tanks out, remade, and replaced. Previous owner said the...
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