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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By redline
Re: What happens when holding tank is full?

1. The pump gets stiff
2. You can blow out the frost plug in the base of the toilet (done that).
3. If the vent gets plugged, pressure can build up in the tank. A lot (saw this on a friend's boat -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By redline
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

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Our boat came with foot separate switches at the aft corners of the anchor well; effective but necessitating doing the splits to see the anchor break surface while stepping on the switch. We...
Forum: Diesel   04-05-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,598
Posted By redline
Yanmar super vibration

The 2GM20 on my previous boat developed a horrible shake / clunking - in forward only - due to a worn cone clutch. Don't know if you have the same transmission (mine used regular oil, not...
Forum: Electronics   02-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,865
Posted By redline
Re: HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

Your ham course study material should have a list of the ham bands; alternately you can find them all over the 'net, but (since stopping here wouldn't be much use to anyone), try one of the nets on...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By redline
Re: Engine start shuts off chartplotter

First, definitely clean up and fix that ground. I had a poor ground on the engine block which almost caused a fire as it heated up and melted the insulation on another wire passing beside it,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By redline
Re: PHOCOS solar charger experiences?


I took a look at the documentation; while their literature says "positive grounding possible" and the manual refers to a positive chassis ground, if you are only connecting it to your...
Forum: Electronics   10-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By redline
Re: MMSI into Icom IC-M504

An MMSI stays with the vessel when sold, so if you entered one from BoatUS, it should have been the first. If it already had one, that number should have been transferred, rather than getting a new...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By redline
Re: I need help Oil Pressure sender?

Try connecting the sender wire to ground at the engine end - that should turn on the buzzer and warning light. If it does, the wiring is OK and it's probably the sender. If not, the problem is in...
Forum: Diesel   08-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,076
Posted By redline
Re: Raw water strainer

My strainers (previous and current boat) have caught a lot of stuff (mostly seaweed) that would have choked the water pump, and quite possibly damaged it. In one case, even the hose between the...
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