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Forum: Electronics   08-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By caliman
Ok... it is fixed. Downloaded P79 airmar...

Ok... it is fixed.

Downloaded P79 airmar manual off the Internet. Noted that previous owner did not put the transducer on correctly to account for the dead-rise angle. Also noted that a missing...
Forum: Electronics   07-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By caliman
solved.. I think!

I think I figured this out now that I had a free moment tonight to devote to this...

Original thru-hall is no longer used, so toss all my talk of that above.

I located the transducer - it is an...
Forum: Electronics   07-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By caliman
Thanks for the info! FYI - I went sailing...

Thanks for the info!

FYI - I went sailing this weekend and I noted that the depth finder works when keeled over to starboard.

This has to be a clue. Anybody have an idea what this means?
Forum: Electronics   07-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By caliman
Great post. Thanks for the info. I plan on...

Great post. Thanks for the info. I plan on following your advice.

Next time it is in the yard, should I remove the old transducer? How should I seal the hole?
Forum: Electronics   07-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By caliman
From what I can tell there is a metal plate over...

From what I can tell there is a metal plate over it on the outside of the hull. This plate has slits in it. The plate is painted with bottom paint. When I look between the slits I do see what appears...
Forum: Electronics   07-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By caliman
Thanks L - I am going to play around with it some...

Thanks L - I am going to play around with it some more today and see if it is a wiring issue. Otherwise I am not sweating it as much as I ran across the Hummingbird Depth Finder that has an in-hull...
Forum: Electronics   07-04-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By caliman
Question Depth Finder goes blank for long periods

I have an old Standard Horizon Depth finder with transducer. It is very similar to the $99 ones you see in West Marine with a round display.

It has always gone blank when the boat is keeled.. but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By caliman
A year later - I owe a huge belated thankyou to...

A year later - I owe a huge belated thankyou to Boasun - it was the regulator. Cost me only $50 for a new regulator installed - runs flawlessly now. Big thanks!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By caliman
I have not done this. I have never cleaned the...

I have not done this. I have never cleaned the carb. I suspect it needs it too. I am soaking up the courage to do so.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By caliman
No I am not Jim.

No I am not Jim.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By caliman
Thank you. I have had thought my alternator...

Thank you.

I have had thought my alternator has needed attention for some time. I was surprised it puts out a decent charge from what my meter says and that gives me pause but it still is suspect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By caliman
Good question - I have not checked the regulator...

Good question - I have not checked the regulator - I am not sure where that is actually.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By caliman
Atomic 4 - RPM Drops, Then Comes Back Up

Hello -
I have a curious issue with my Atomic 4 on my Ericson 27.

Periodically as I leave the channel to go sailing I will experience a drop of about 20% in RPM/power for a couple minutes or so,...
Forum: Racing   09-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By caliman
Thanks very much. So will my error get me in...

Thanks very much.
So will my error get me in any trouble?
I assume not as I do not plan on doing much racing.
Forum: Racing   09-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By caliman
How to determine a sail number when ordering a new sail?

I have an Ericson 27 sailboat.
I ordered a new sail recently and when asked if I wanted a sail number on it I said sure and ordered '4266.' This was going from memory as I thought it was the same...
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