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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-11-2020, 05:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Trisail track (or not)

Best, if you like to have a trysail track is to use countersunk blind rivet nuts from aluminium or stainless. Next best is pop-rivet. I have myself pop-riveted a trysail track on a Swan 42 which we...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 23-11-2020, 13:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Trisail track (or not)

The answer may be easy. Try lubricating your mast slot with silicone spray. It makes wonders!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-11-2020, 12:18
Replies: 39
Views: 3,094
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Transducer sealed to inside of hull

Have this set-up on my RIB with a Garmin MFD, it works flawlessly.
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-11-2020, 00:10
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Hermia II
Re: ICOM IC-M803 SSB-Radio

Thank you so much for all your kind and knowledgeable input, what would we cruisers do without this forum providing so much help. The solution I think will be best for me is to insulate a lower...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-11-2020, 08:46
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Hermia II
ICOM IC-M803 SSB-Radio

I'm installing this using the backstay as the Transmitting and receiving antenna as usual. However in the Installation Manual it says I need to install yet another HF-antenna (with a normal connector...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-11-2020, 11:44
Replies: 41
Views: 4,781
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Teredo worms and epoxy boats

In my opinion maybe the epoxy or even polyester fairing compound was a mix, not of micro balloons but of saw dust. That may have been attractive to, whatever it was.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-09-2020, 23:32
Replies: 95
Views: 8,142
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Help identifying electrical gizmo from 1990 yacht

Hi there! I think the Isolating Transformer Path is a dead ent. An Isolating transformer is just separating the electricity galvanically so same gauge wires coming in and going out. Sometimes the can...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 20-09-2020, 23:19
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Best drone for sailboats? (solo sailing and under $2k budget)

From what I've read, people on board VO60's and Imocas like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro very much partly due to the legs which are good for catching it when landing. There are also some cool features which...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 20-09-2020, 23:11
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Best drone for sailboats? (solo sailing and under $2k budget)

https://www.yachtingworld.com/yachts-and-gear/tested-5-best-drones-filming-yacht-120985
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-09-2020, 00:28
Replies: 95
Views: 8,142
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Help identifying electrical gizmo from 1990 yacht

Apart from the possible Star Trek related gizmos I would imagine it is an old disconnected battery charger with a manual regulator setting the charge voltage. There's a heavy wire on the left with...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-09-2020, 12:24
Replies: 65
Views: 2,072
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Heaters on a gas powered boat?

https://www.eberspaecher.com/en/products/fuel-operated-heaters/retrofitting/marine.html
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-09-2020, 12:21
Replies: 65
Views: 2,072
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Heaters on a gas powered boat?

The Hydronic M8, M10 & M12 diesel heaters for example are very much used on yachts. The Coast Guard in the nordic countries use them a lot.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-09-2020, 12:08
Replies: 65
Views: 2,072
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Heaters on a gas powered boat?

Any type of heating is a risk. I used to have a 27 foot boat with a gazoline-powered Volvo Penta 6hp (i think) S-rive engine where you had to look at the exhaust to see if it was working. Incredibly...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-09-2020, 11:24
Replies: 80
Views: 6,160
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Standing rigging and weather helm on port tack.

Please check so that the tiller is in line with the rudder
Forum: Marine Electronics 12-09-2020, 13:38
Replies: 33
Views: 2,105
Posted By Hermia II
Re: B&G masthead VHF cable

Hi! I have a B&G installation with the VHF V90, AIS module NAIS-400 and the antenna splitter SPL-500. The trick to make it work well is (in my opinion) a good antenna installation. Good antenna at...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-09-2020, 10:17
Replies: 65
Views: 5,616
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Alternatives to Rocna / Mantus M1

If you have a Bruce anchor you need nothing else. I have sailed professionally for many years, Bruce is my favorite.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 01-09-2020, 11:33
Replies: 35
Views: 3,611
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Zodiac Hypalon - Any good?

I have a Plastimo https://www.plastimo.com/en/mooring-tenders/tenders/annexes-fun-ii-8872.html
. Very happy with it. Light (65 lbs), folds easily, very good for rowing, very good sandwich floor. The...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-08-2020, 10:43
Replies: 1
Views: 2,073
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Whale 650 automatic bilge pump electrical issues?

I have had many bad experiences with Whale equipment. A whale Gusher pump with non S/S parts in the pump house, Solid state Whale switches (3 of them) of very bad quality (not switching off, not...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-08-2020, 10:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Automatic bilge pump question

I've used Water Witch and Whale solid state switches. Water Witch suffered a strike of lightning and stopped functioning. Three whale has been just bad quality, not switching off, not letting enough...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 24-08-2020, 10:22
Replies: 89
Views: 5,533
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Tools: High Quality or Cheap and Replaceable

The difference is that when you're sailing and the tool breaks, you can't go and get a new one. Go for good quality and you will save a lot of time, money and agony
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-08-2020, 10:02
Replies: 40
Views: 3,421
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Repowering from Volvo to yanmar

Maybe you could find a good used one and do the normal checks (compression, smoke, etc.)?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-08-2020, 09:45
Replies: 40
Views: 3,421
Posted By Hermia II
Re: Repowering from Volvo to yanmar

The Volvo Penta is not a bad machine actually. There are lots of them where I am (even though i have a Yanmar myself) and if you look after it like one should do, it will last a lifetime. They are...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-08-2020, 05:10
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By Hermia II
Re: New 60 hp engines... Which brand?

I must recommend Suzuki. On my 9 meter RIB i use two 250hp Suzukis since 13 years. They are extremely reliable, totally quiet and uses larger props and lower output rev than the Yamahas I have...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 03-08-2020, 01:44
Replies: 37
Views: 2,880
Posted By Hermia II
Re: I needeed a good digital fridge thermostat.

There are AC units as well https://www.egismobile.com/shop?search=fridge
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 02-08-2020, 22:53
Replies: 37
Views: 2,880
Posted By Hermia II
Re: I needeed a good digital fridge thermostat.

Have a look at www.egismobile.com Fridge Optimizer (only DC, 12 and 24v) for a very advanced and efficient unit. Probably the best there is.
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