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Search: Posts Made By: MarkSF
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Connect a Garmin 740s to an Airmar DST800

The Airmar is available in NMEA 0183 and 2000 versions. Do you know which you bought? The Garmin 740 has both interfaces.

The fact it has bare wires suggests to me that it is 0183, as my DST800 in...
Forum: Outboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 7,545
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

With all the 4 strokes, it is essential to observe certain practices :

Run the carb dry when you are finished for the day.

Put Stabil or similar in the gas.

Use only fresh gas. When the gas...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Transmission goes CLUNK!

The manual for my Hurth transmission states that you can go from forward to reverse at full rpm but in the case of emergency only.

I think the answer is that you should try to avoid it, but so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,041
Posted By MarkSF
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Like he said.... you don't replace it, just clean it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Permanent vs. portable fuel tank

Even my 8HP 2 stroke only uses 1.5 gal/hr. You should get 2 hours, or drop down to half throttle and get double or more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Instrument panel redo: SS OK?

Another suggestion : there are companies like this that make custom panels :

Front Panel Express:*Custom Front Panel Designs & Enclosures - Instrument Panels...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By MarkSF
Re: US Sailing Vs. ASA Sailing classes

You can always "challenge" the ASA standards, meaning to take the test only part. There will still be a fee (including instructor time for the on-the-water part) but you don't have to do the whole...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By MarkSF
Re: US Sailing Vs. ASA Sailing classes

Ahhh I see...

So does the US Sailing syllabus include items like :

Ramming another sailboat while yelling "starboard"
Crashing into buoys
Overpowering the boat with massive foresails in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Fiddle Block Load Question!

I broke a wire attachment from vang to mast. The vang clipped onto the boom, so I got to watch my entire brand new vang assembly fly about 100ft in a graceful arc, into the bay, and sink without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Universal Oil filter

PS, let me know if you need belt and raw water pump info.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV

I used the FBV 3 years ago, and so far so good. I also have a 6-year old BV series. The BV does feel much smoother - the FBV always feels a little gratey when moved, which I hope isn't corrosion on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Lower rudder bushing

The bronze on bronze approach used on my Bristol lasted 30 years and at least 10,000 hours of use, so I'm inclined to think it has something going for it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Delrin is a machinable plastic so you need an ordinary machine shop, not a plastic fabricator. It would be made on an ordinary lathe.

You need to make a drawing or sketch of what you want, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By MarkSF
Re: What to do with 450' of 1" line that -- ready for this? -- floats!

Cut in into two 200ft lengths, and keep it in case you ever need to more at the mooring balls here at Ayala Cove (or anywhere else with mooring balls 200ft apart!)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By MarkSF
Re: House batteries won't start engine - ideas?

I went through this recently on my boat.

Fundamentally the problem is likely to be a high resistance connection somewhere, because it's loose or corroded. At starting currents, even a fraction of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Caulking bottom of new rope clutches

Actually I found similar plate at Metals Depot and it's quite a bit cheaper. I just bought 14 gauge 304 s/s plate, 0.075" thick. $16 for a 1' square sheet. Same cost again for shipping.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,764
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Is this pro wiring?

I just bought some custom battery cables from them, the quality is great and so was the price.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 5,505
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Updating DC System

It's spelt "busbar" btw. From the latin, Omnibus, or "for all"

Boomer, I've just been upgraded the cabling on my Universal 5424, because it was turning over a little slowly.

I added the Blue...
Forum: Diesel 01-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Looking for Universal M30/5424 Exhaust Manifold

Heat exchangers are no worry, easily obtainable. Also 2440 hours is not high. A well maintained diesel will do 5,000 to 10,000. Sherwood raw water pumps are getting dearer as they get rarer, but the...
Forum: Diesel 01-16-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 7,587
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Engine Oil for Marine Diesel

I've always used Shell Rotella T 15w/40. It contains 1200ppm of ZDDP, more than enough. If you are worried about wear, I suggest using this.

I don't know about Delo. Edit : it seems that Delo 400...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,070
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

The best colour is, of course, Royal Blue Tweed.

Sunbrella 4617-0000 Royal Blue Tweed 46" Marine Grade Fabric Sold by the Yard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By MarkSF
Re: ST-60 speed calibration

The speed calibration procedure is on pages 26 and 27 of the ST60 manual.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Raw water intake

The hoses from seacock to strainer, and from strainer to raw water pump, have suction on them and hence can collapse if the intake gets a bit blocked. You need proper Trident reinforced hose, like...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-16-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,075
Posted By MarkSF
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Diagram for upgrades - will they work?

If you can reduce the angle formed by the deck organisers on the halyards, that would reduce the load on the organisers. It looks like 90 degrees might be necessary to avoid the hatch slides, though....
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