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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By hillenme
I hooked up yellow (NMEA OUT +) from the chart...

I hooked up yellow (NMEA OUT +) from the chart plotter to green from the VHF ( this was labeled GPS IN by the radio manual). I did not hook up any other wires, which conflicts with every single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By hillenme
Re: NMEA Frustration

Thanks all for the help. I got this working. Appreciate it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By hillenme
When refer to my GPS, it's literally just the...

When refer to my GPS, it's literally just the transponder with a blinking light and one cable running off of it. I'm not sure there is a way to switch it between the two, unless you simply mean to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By hillenme
Re: NMEA Frustration

That's interesting... There is only one cable, right? The GPS is currently hooked up using Sea Talk to the C-Series Chart plotter. Should I reconfigure it to be connected using NMEA instead?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By hillenme
Re: NMEA Frustration

https://www.sv-zanshin.com/manuals/raymarineraystar125gpsownershandbook.pdf <---GPS diagram


Marine Radio Wiring with No White Wire (http://unidensupport.com/Find-Your-Product/Marine/Green-Wire)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By hillenme
Thumbs up Re: NMEA Frustration

Thanks for the response. I did verify that the Chartplotter is set up for 4800 baud to match the VHF. The C90 has separate cables for SeaTalk which all currently connected to the ST60 instruments,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By hillenme
NMEA Frustration

I've been dreading this day for a year and have been procrastinating the job for as long. This year's Chicago Mac Saftey Regs are requiring a DSC radio with GPS input in addition to the already...
Forum: Weather   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By hillenme
Differences among Sailflow forecast Models

For over a year I've used sailflow forecasts for racing here on the great lakes and found it pretty useful, but I have a feeling I don't fully understand its capabilities. What boggles my mind the...
Forum: Chartering   04-28-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By hillenme
I've been down to Grenada a few times...

I've been down to Grenada a few times bareboating. The windwards are great. In that amount of time you could see quite a bit. Just 7 days is plenty of time to leisurely make your way to St. Lucia....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By hillenme
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

Thanks guys. My inexperience will probably add an extra day to the_abuses detailed repair process, but it still sounds much easier than I was expecting! As posters have pointed out it obviously a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By hillenme
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

Stringers are inactive. They have a foam core that looks like that stuff florists stick flowers in. That's part of my confusion on how to proceed. I believe the stringer is actually hollow behind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By hillenme
Stringer/Floor repair

I'm curious for advice on the exact procedure for repairing this cracking where floors are tabbed to the sump.

I'm splashing in a week so my only plan for this summer was to shoot some Six10...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By hillenme
sealing cabin sole

I've removed the teak and holly sole from my boat, stripped with a heat gun and sanded all sides and edges. I'm going to use a wood sealer and varnish on the teak veneer, but my question is what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 19,087
Posted By hillenme
Re: Advice refinishing teak and holly sole

I'm also in the process of refinishing a teak and holy sole. I've had a surprisingly easy time with the heat gun and carbide scraper. About 950 degrees, working and area for a minute or less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,439
Posted By hillenme
Thanks for the input guys. In regards to my...

Thanks for the input guys. In regards to my insurance I know my policy says racing is covered on sailboats, just not power. I agree we both took the risk by rafting. Unfortunately, when you PHRF...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,439
Posted By hillenme
Who should pay?

Last long distance race of the summer was this weekend. Chicago to St. Joe. Always turns out to be one of the best. The racing was great, but unfortunately not everything went as smoothly.
...
Forum: Engines   07-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help! 3GMD won't start.

Haha. No, I certainly did not do that. I'm not to mechanically inclined, but I did not mean to imply I put oil in my fuel system. I simply drained it and inspected it for water/sediment. Is...
Forum: Engines   07-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By hillenme
Help! 3GMD won't start.

So, I'm guessing this is something I did...

I decided the engine could use a little a maintenance. I did the Chicago-Mac race last week (it was a great race, could have gotten better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By hillenme
Re: How get reefing line back thru boom?

Same thing happened to me. We have outhaul, topping lift and 2 reefs all coming through the boom.

When the second reef line came out accidently I just tied 2 messenger lines to the first reef,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By hillenme
No, it's wired same as all other components.

No, it's wired same as all other components.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By hillenme
Battery Help

Made a huge amateur mistake last weekend... When reconnecting batteries last weekend I accidently reversed polarity on one of them and then turned the switch on. Needless to say wasn't pretty. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,243
Posted By hillenme
Here in Chicago all my groundings on my boat or...

Here in Chicago all my groundings on my boat or others have been in the harbors. The lake was so low last year we hit in the middle of a mooring field. We obviously have no tides to worry about but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By hillenme
sealing deck

I'm considering addung another rope clutch on the dog house. The deck is cored and I'd like to prepare it a la Don Casey's advice and over drill the holes, remove core surrounding and fill with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By hillenme
Re: Sailing SVI

Thanks for the great advice guys! Had a great time out there. After reading your comments and going through the chart briefing at SailCaribe, we decided to stick to the SVI the whole time. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By hillenme
Re: Sailing SVI

Thanks guys! Are the Culebra and Vieques harbors just an anchorage or are there mooring balls available.
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