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Search: Posts Made By: PhilipStevens
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

You may be interested in the testing of various chain connectors from this site in the UK (
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Trickle charger for winter storage

I have three x 105Ah batteries in parallel and use a three stage charger that has a float charge as the last stage.

This keeps the batteries topped up without over-charging them and requires very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Install anchor chain markers

I have done just that on the pontoons of a dock.

I pulled the chain out to 12metre lengths (chart depths are usually in metres), bringing the next length alongside the previous length. It was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: US Supplier for Anchorman Power 700 parts?

Since S-L went out of business, there is only the one supplier of parts, and he used to work for them. He bought up what he was able to when the company went bust.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Need high-current 12VDC deck plug

Why 20Amp connector from a wind generator??

What size/output wind genny do you have?

I fitted one of these, ...
Forum: Electronics 08-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: C-Map Updates

Take your card to a local chandlery/marine electronics outlet/store, and they should be able to update your card. If the card is too small for the update, they should give you a new card f.o.c.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Another what is this thread

Apologies for the links not working, but they should have!

I will check before posting next time.

I have now put the links in full.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Another what is this thread

It is used to put the headsail into the furler.

More explanation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Yet another (possibly stupid) thought. Is the solenoid fitted the right way around? Inlet and outlet - if the wrong way around, gas would always flow.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Just, (maybe) a stupid thought, but could the solenoid valve be on the heater line and not on the stove line, as you have replaced all the pipework from the gas bottle??
Forum: Diesel 06-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Reverse Does not work, sometimes

Do you have an MS2 gearbox fitted?

If so, it could be the cone clutch that is worn and slipping when warm, but OK when cold and backing out of your berth.

This usually happens when forwards...
Forum: Westerly 06-26-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,882
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Westerly section??

Yes, a Westerly section on here would be good. :)

I am not trying to lure anyone away from Sailnet, but we have a Westerly Owners Association web forum...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Autohelm 3000 Remote Pin Connections

There is a AH3000 head here (http://
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Autohelm 3000 Remote Pin Connections

There are quite a few AH3000 questions on this Google link - Google link...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Left handed or right handed max prop

Think of the prop taken off the shaft and lying on the ground.

Think of it sitting on its forward face. If you can envisage standing over it, whichever hand can pick it up with your palm facing...
Forum: Diesel 01-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: In reverse while sailing?

Volvo Penta MS2 gearbox must be left in neutral when on a shaft driven prop. It's in the owners manual.

If left in astern, it can jam the cones, and if put in ahead, it will wear the cones.
Forum: Diesel 01-17-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Thread data of the 2 anode screws of Volvo penta saildrive 12o

Have a look at this site ( to see if your engine and gearbox are here.

If it is VP, then the thread will be metric, but as for size....
Forum: Diesel 01-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Info on Bukh engines???

You can download a Workshop and Users Manual ( from here.

Bukh DV10/20 engines are Danish purpose-made marine engines - not industrial conversions. Built like...
Forum: Diesel 01-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,139
Posted By PhilipStevens
Thumbs down Re: Globe Blue Run Dry impellers

I had a blue Globe in our Bukh at one time. It was put in at the beginning of one season, removed for the winter lay-up, and replaced at the start of the next season. It then failed to draw in water,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Battery Cable Crimper

You can resize with Web Resizer - Crop & Resize Images Free Online - Optimize images for websites and email (, save the image to your computer, and then upload using the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Battery Cable Crimper

I would have thought that your electrical wholesaler should have been able to loan the heavy duty crimping tool. I know that most wholesalers in the UK can loan one - like the one below.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By PhilipStevens
Thumbs up Various old manuals downloads in pdf format

I found this link - Busse Yachtshop : Datenblätter und Anleitungen ( on the UK's website - thanks to Norman_E.

Most of the manuals are in German, but a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: 1980's European cabin lights

You could try posting on the Swan Owners Association ( website.

Someone there may know where to get the light fitting you are looking for.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: need help to identify elec windlass!

What is the name on the switches? Is it Markwell?

If so, it could be Australian (

If it is Maxwell, it could be part of Vetus and be Australian or New Zealand...
Forum: Electronics 10-13-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Raytheon R20X interface to Raymaorine C80

I believe this radar is the same as on my boat - CRT display??

If so, from what I can remember, you can only feed a Loran signal into it to show on the display. I say Loran, but I have mine fed...
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