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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By fstuart
Re: whisker Pole Locks

Just used the propane torch and a big channel lock and removed the ends quite easily. It did leave some rubber in the tube but it wa easily removed. Now I am emory clothing the inside of the tube to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By fstuart
whisker Pole Locks

My whiskerpole has 3 sleeves for extending it. Two of them refused to slide But the good news is I managed to twist them apart with pipe wrenches and get them separated. I thought the asymmetric...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By fstuart
Re: X-5 Auto Pilot opinions

The bungee cord went over the pedestal mount on the binnacle then goes to the motor that turns the wheel. When the clutch slips I can hook the cord over the clutch end. It is very easy to slip back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By fstuart
Re: X-5 Auto Pilot opinions

After I messed with the installation for a bit I hired a pro and he did get it working but we didn't sea trail long enough to get the clutch slipping. That took a few hours of use.
It seem like I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By fstuart
Re: X-5 Auto Pilot opinions

I did all of those things and it may be the deviation I don't recall what the difference is was when it was working. Like I said at this point I just want it to work. The deviation here I believe is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By fstuart
Re: X-5 Auto Pilot opinions

I had trouble with the install to there where two install manuals one for and older model but no where is that mentioned. I finally had to hire some one who was familiar with the unit. The steer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By fstuart
Thumbs down X-5 Auto Pilot opinions

I have an Ray Marine X-5 Auto Pilot and I am looking for opinions on them. I have had mine for almost two years it has been back to the factory once for a bad clutch. The problem began again with 5...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By fstuart
Re: B&G T7 for Newport 30

I have talked with them and they have been very helpful. I'll look at the vid thanks
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By fstuart
Re: B&G T7 for Newport 30

Thanks I solved the problem with a reboot but it took a call to the tech reps who were very helpful. B&G reps are great they pick up the phone pretty quick and are really knowledgeable. I think it...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 156,970
Posted By fstuart
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

I have had so many. Sailing off the dock with the Electric cord still plugged in Never did that had friends that did. For me probably going along with an anchor in very large high tide water set to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By fstuart
Re: B&G T7 for Newport 30

VMC
"A measure of speed towards a specific Mark or target, gives actual progress towards a specific point on a course. Often referred to as "VMG to Waypoint". If you see "VMG" on a GPS unit, it is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By fstuart
Re: B&G T7 for Newport 30

I did find a definition for VMC = Velocity Made good for Course. I had never heard it before nor had any one else I talked to It sounds like they made it up. VMG=VMC WTF just something new to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By fstuart
B&G T7 for Newport 30

I just bought a new Nav system B&G T7 touch. It is very nice and per the manual it will do about everything. BUT how do I get familiar with it. The learning curve is very steep. I have been out a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By fstuart
Re: Buccaneer 18 vs. Coronado C-15 [Catalina]

I had a c-15 for wife and I was a great boat but not without draw backs I raced in a local fleet which was why I choose it. It is not a socializing boat. We enjoyed our summer snow but we raced it...
Forum: Electronics   10-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By fstuart
Re: X-5 Smart Pilot

finally got the Ray Marine X-5 Smart wheel Pilot with the slipping clutch back It took a little more than a month. I was not very happy for what they said was a quick 72 or 48 hr warranty turn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,967
Posted By fstuart
Re: Replacing Inboard with Outboard

put a 9.9 Tohatsu on a Cal 27 and a friend did it on a Catalina 27 both had electric start and his even had an hydraulic lift. the Cal originally had a diesel inboard the was a rust block.
Forum: Electronics   08-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By fstuart
Re: X-5 Smart Pilot

thats good to here I just sent it in today I'll miss it over this long weekend
Forum: Electronics   08-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By fstuart
X-5 Smart Pilot

I have a Ray Marine X-5 Smart wheel Pilot. The clutch is disengaging. I tried tightening per the manual but it made the wheel very difficult to move whihc the manual warned about.
Has anyone else...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 9,696
Posted By fstuart
Re: Morgan 30/2, C&C 30, Newport 30 Mark III

I upgraded from a CAl 2-27 to a Newport 30. I like the Newport better but the Cal was a drier boat and certainly as solid It never slammed a wave and the Newport has but I like the Newport better,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 26,323
Posted By fstuart
Re: Woud YOU take a Newport 30 offshore?

I have a 1976 Mk II and it is a great boat for So Cal Catilna etc. I have had it in some mid 20's wind and it did fine but reef early The T pac not me but i could see the boat doing it certainly Cabo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 23,886
Posted By fstuart
Re: Smart Pilot Raymarine X5 Wheel Pilot

i just bought the SPX-5 P70, yesterday, haven't installed it yet They say it is easy but I am a little timid with elec work especially since my boat is old and there's a ratnest of wires. I guess...
Forum: Newport   08-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By fstuart
Re: Need Newport 30 MKII fuel tank dimensions/pics

I have a MKII 76 vintage mine is located under the quarter birth starbrd side. I replaced it with a20 gal tank on the port side in the lazarette. the original still sits there, taking up space.
Forum: SailNet FAQ   12-01-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By fstuart
rub rail replacement

I need to glue my rub rails back on they remove real easy to easy. So I took them off and clean them and the deck hull seem and now have to glue them back on What glue will do the trick so the don't...
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