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Search: Posts Made By: MastUndSchotbruch
Forum: Electronics 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Oh well. You convinced me. Another order is on its way, actually three:

--Defender for RG8x coax (Ancor)

-- Allied for silver-plated Amphenol connectors and reducers (thanks for pointing out...
Forum: Electronics 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

No, I got the thing with the marinetraffic station link. The problem is that the website of one station here is down (404 error). Other stations work fine and give the equivalent information that you...
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Oh boy! Looks like I did everything wrong -- except for NOT cutting off the coax! At least I now have the material to start afresh on both ends!

I will look at the wattage of the bigger soldering...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,536
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Good enough for me. Perhaps there is a slight odor, and some people are more sensitive to it than others (as for most things in life). I will place myself happily in the odor-challenged category.
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Thanks, Dave, for weighing in.

You may be up to something about the connections. I did use solder connectors (Amphenol), not crimp-ons, but I probably did a shoddy job at installation. In fact, I...
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Oh, I waited for way more than that, an hour or so. So delay is unlikely to be the problem.

Makes sense what you say about them only seeing what my transponder transmits (or not :().

So,...
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

The closest AIS target I could see on marinetraffic.com was a few (<3) miles away. Thanks for the info about how to find the receiving station. I looked at a target right now but it looks like the...
Forum: Electronics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Smile Re: Which AIS should I buy?

It's done!! Against my expectations, I have a properly working AIS installation as of this afternoon! (at least I think I do; read on!)

I hadn't really planned to do this but it was a gorgeous...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,536
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

My point is that you may not have experienced a well maintained and properly preheated stove or oven.

But don't take my word for it, here is what Good Old Boat has to say about it: "A...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,536
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Actually, I have to say that I like the little ritual of getting my kero stove going, waiting the 3 minutes while the alcohol preheats the burners. Reminds me that I am fortunate enough to be on my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,536
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I do not doubt that there are individuals who are unusually sensitive to certain substances. Unfortunately, it sounds like your wife is one of them with regards to hydrocarbon fumes. Clearly, a kero...
Forum: Electronics 3 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

OP here. The big box with everything (XB8000, GX2000, hailer, RAM, cables) arrived. Now I have to put everything together. Will let you folks know how that goes.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,536
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

We have been through that, too.

Kerosene has no odor if it is burned in the vaporized state, as is done in a properly heated burner.

I agree with you that it stinks when it is burned in a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,536
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

confirmed by my practical experience :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,536
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

True.

But you can change the burners in a pressurized alcohol stove which makes it a perfectly good kerosene stove.

We have been through this before many times. I will still say it again: IMHO...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

The Simrad RS35 is a different kettle of fish than the SH GX2000, it has an AIS receiver built-in. So it is more like the SH GX2150, with a similar price point (nearly twice as much as the GX2000). I...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Duly noted :laugher
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Yes, indeed, your suggestion of the GX2000 made a huge difference.

I think I am all set and ready to pull the plug (actually, already pulled a small part of it already today). Here is what I am...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

All I can say is DUH!!! I guess what threw me off were the double asterisks on the SH home page for the radio that require it be connected to an external GPS for some functions, like navigating to a...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Yes, if in addition to buying an AIS transponder, I replace the VHF and the GPS, this is pretty much all the electronics I have...

But if I choose the second solution, keep the old chartplotter...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Thanks, Dave, for confirming!

So it looks now I have two alternatives, the one with Chartplotter and without.

This is good!
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Ha! This opens a whole new line of thought! Placing DSC calls is not terribly high on my list of priorities but the interface of this VHF with AIS might make the chartplotter upgrade unnecessary! I...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 2,408
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

OK, I went, I played (only on my computer's keyboard), I took notes. I think I now got a somewhat better idea. Of course this is getting a lot more expensive than I thought but oh well.

Two...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chain size

If you have a well perhaps you can pile it up and hope for no knots or tangles. In my case I have a hawsepipe on the foredeck through which the rode falls into the chain hold. It is difficult to feed...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Chain size

One advantage that has not been mentioned is that chain is self-stowing. It just drops from the windlass (or, as in my case, your hands) into a self-generated heap and is ready to be pulled up again....
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