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Forum: Electrical Systems   02-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

If you really want to spend the money on a good alt then the Balmar AT165 can't be beat. These are mean a$$ alts that can output tremendous current at low RPM and still run cool!!

Balmar bought...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By Alex W
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

You can get DC power supplies for almost every laptop on the market. These will be more efficient than using an inverter to convert DC to AC, just to have the laptop power supply convert it back to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

If you stay GEL for start you will need to use a product like the Balmar Duo Charge to feed the GEL proper charging voltage.

The Group 31's are Deka GEL batteries and the same as the West Marine...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By Colin A
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

I find that most inverters are used for convenience outlets (plugging in a laptop or toaster or blender). The heaviest load I usually see is a microwave. (which does draw alot) I'm now of the school...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By Alex W
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

Will you have a fridge? Without one it sounds like your current electrical system is somewhere between overkill and gross overkill.

Most electronics have a fairly small drain. So does my Webasto...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

Lived aboard and cruised for 16 years on two boats, both of which had large (2500 & 3500watts) inverters. I never used either of them.
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

Yes, that switch combination will work fine. That is what I was describing in a very neat installation. Wiring diagram is below.
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Forum: Electrical Systems   02-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

I agree with the serpentine belt for an alt of the size you want.

I recommend you do not use the Dual Circuit Plus Battery Switch. First, it's intended use is for boats with equal size banks such...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Considerations for Upgrading Electrical System

Is adding a serpentine belt kit, (and alternator), a better choice than simply adding a higher output marine alternator, (or keeping the existing one)?
>>A "serpentine" belt really means a...
Forum: Electronics   01-29-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By gbennett
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

Jason,

If you singlehand much I would suggest you consider adding the S100 remote control to your list. I struggled with the issue of S100 vs. S1000, settling on the S100 for two reasons a) size...
Forum: Electronics   01-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Configuring New System - Which Components?

I can recommend this blog if you like to read more on what is going in in the market Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub (http://www.panbo.com/)


I think you will find that all the major brands are...
Forum: Electronics   01-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By Alex W
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

You might consider the A65 over the companionway instead of the i70. It isn't much more money and gets you a bigger display that can show more things.

I have a e7d at my helm and an older ST70...
Forum: Electronics   01-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

Whether you use 1 display or 3 is a matter of personal preference. I don't like my cockpit to look like a 747, so I use as few displays as possible unless I'm racing. The the IPad becomes an extra...
Forum: Electronics   01-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

Lots of money to replace all in one go, do you need to replace everything now?

Do you need an all integrated system?
In my experience interfacing the MFD with the autopilot does not improve...
Forum: Electronics   01-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

If the ST 60 works, I'd keep it and connect it to the E7 through the NMEA 183 port. Standard Horizon 2150 VHF seems to be the best w/AIS receiver, but is NMEA 183. I'd look for a NMEA 2000 version...
Forum: Electronics   01-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By Alex W
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

X5 wheelpilot was replaced by the Evo wheelpilot.

I agree on skipping radar for now, try AIS for a year and see how it does for you. I live in a foggy part of the world and have only been stuck...
Forum: Electronics   01-22-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

Jason, Seatalk NG is NMEA 2000 with proprietary connectors. You can get NG to 2000 cables or NMEA 2000 connectors and use NMEA 2000 stuff and save a few hundred bucks. Also, there is no need to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By samson1
Re: Replacing Pedestal Guard on older Whitlock Pedestal

The invoice for the replacement parts indicates the "pedestal only taper shaft"-EDS960G464T, the pedestal down tube 5"-EDS464SPECDW, hex bolts, engine control and new wheel. There were a few other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By samson1
Re: Replacing Pedestal Guard on older Whitlock Pedestal

I had s similar issue with my Contest 36s (1985). Gears were worn on the Whitlock system. We contacted the manufacturer-no replacement parts available. So I replaced the pedestal portion of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Faster
Re: Replacing Pedestal Guard on older Whitlock Pedestal

On the outside chance that you find something that pushes you towards outright replacement, I've been very pleased with the new Edson pedestal system that the PO of our boat upgraded to.. 'goodbye'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Tim R.
Re: Replacing Pedestal Guard on older Whitlock Pedestal

I did this job a few years back. Stripped the binnacle, powder coated, replaced the guard, and made a new top plate with 1/2" Starboard.

Binacle Refinish - TKRonaBoat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By jrd22
Re: Replacing Pedestal Guard on older Whitlock Pedestal

I did what you are talking about, changed the guard from 12.5" to a new one that is 12". I couldn't find any parts (1988 boat) so I built my own new top plate out of aluminum. I used bronze...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 13,499
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Where's the Best Liveaboard Marina?

Jason-
"that Connecticut by state law, doesn't allow any liveaboards, "
When you see a claim like that, whether it is on the internet or in a pub, the big red flag is that no one is citing a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   11-12-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By MorgaNado
Re: Outboard Repair Service Recommendations (Western Shore)?

Jason -- I have used TriState, in Deale, for years. They have never let me down.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,061
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Hiring Contractors - Are component/part prices typically higher than online?

Perhaps I have just been fortunate, but in my experience, the contractors we have used for work on the yacht have saved me money. Two small examples:

My (much) better half insisted we install a...
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