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Search: Posts Made By: wopalx
Forum: Electronics 07-08-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

It was installed according to the instructions by a Raymarine agent so I can only assume they did it correctly.

There is heaps of lubricant on the transducer and the blanking plug so I doubt it's...
Forum: Electronics 07-07-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Yes normally it takes me significantly less time. I was however wanting to show the water flow.
Forum: Electronics 07-06-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

I was out for a sail yesterday so took a quick video of the water flow when changing the balancing plug for the transducer.

You can see clearly (through the water flow) that there is no flap or...
Forum: Electronics 07-03-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

No the weather was ****. Will do it this weekend, as I really need to put the screws on Raymarine for a fix.
Forum: Electronics 06-26-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Im going sailing on Sunday weather permitting so will video the removal of the blanking plug to compare.

My issue isn't so much the quantum of water, more so it's the fact we have installed 3 of...
Forum: Electronics 06-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Yes it converts the transducer output into what the ray marine displays need.

I've sent you a pm with my email address as I'd be interested in seeing your video.
Forum: Electronics 06-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Whispering Wind I responded to your post on SA.

In both cases the flapper has dissapeared. When the flapper was still in place we would get barely a drop of water coming in but we have always been...
Forum: Electronics 05-14-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

The thru hull is not in the bilge, it's forward in the forepeak area.

I don't hold the manufacturer responsible for damage to other items, simply I want the item to work as advertised / designed :)
Forum: Electronics 05-14-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Well if you pay for a product, several times, that is faulty it's a problem IMHO.

Issue with the water ingress is the transducer is located forward of an electrical distribution panel and all the...
Forum: Electronics 05-13-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

We normally remove the transducer after sailing if we are not using the boat for more than a few days.

Stops it from getting gummed up with growth on the speed sensor / paddle wheel.
Forum: Electronics 05-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Nature of the failure is the flap falls out of the transducer tube and disappears. Hence we get a massive gush of water each time we change over the transducer for the blanking plug which is...
Forum: Electronics 05-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,462
Posted By wopalx
Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

We have an Airmar DST800 triducer fitted to our XP38 supplied by Raymarine and installed by a professional marine electronics company of good standing.

The original installation was done when the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By wopalx
Re: What year does Beneteau start using a bridge?

A friend has an 18mth old B 50.5. He has had the bridge part replaced / significantly repaired 3 times by the dealer due to it breaking / cracking otherwise falling apart.

Nice concept, but heaps...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-19-2013
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,695,619
Posted By wopalx
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Our old X37 had inward opening portholes and never leaked. Also having them open inwards meant you were not impeded moving around on deck when they were open.

Our XP38 has outward opening...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-10-2013
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,695,619
Posted By wopalx
Re: New Grand Soleil 43

What a daft spot to the the anchor?

Like Volvo's 20 years ago where they seemed to fire the designer just as they got to the rear doors so they stuck a box on the back for the trunk like the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,973
Posted By wopalx
Re: Inflatable tender for 30' sailboat

My wife's arse got majorly wet this Christmas when we were cruising, "we need a dinghy with a hard floor that i can step on & that has an outboard that actually works" was her wording. She isn't much...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-02-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Compared to Christmas / New Year there was almost no boats in the Refuge Bay area last week.

Has been some rockfalls at the waterfall beach since I was last there.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

The picture of the anchorage was not where we were cruising. It is a general area of moorings out the from of a yacht club and cafe. I was just tied up on their short term mooring while I went ashore...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

And a couple of pics of the Dolphins.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Some pictures as promised, sorry I only took the iPhone so not the worlds best pics.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

The family & I had a lovely week cruising Broken Bay and Pittwater, returned to Sydney yesterday.

Very few boats out so always had our choice of moorings, great weather, nice breezes to sail most...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Yes unless your best friend is a sail maker the current weather is a tad dicey:(

Had hoped it would be okay for a sail with the kids tomorrow... Oh well.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-31-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

I'd love to do the HCW race, unfortunately we optioned the deep keel on our boat so given we bounced over the bar in our X-37 several years ago I don't think Lake MacQ is on our agenda.

We have...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

The XP-38 at the Sydney show was ours.

The XC-42 is a nice boat, not as sorted for racing but for cruising a great yacht.
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