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Forum: Electronics   06-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: depth finder

Hi Al,
Datamarine digital depthsounders are fairly hearty instruments as long as the internals don't get wet (electronics simply do not like water - go figure!). As far as operation goes, your unit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 5,235
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Airmar P 79 in hull transducer not reading depth

Sorry to hear of your problems, but the best course of action is to undo what you did. Hang the transducer over the side and make sure it's working first. Then you can work out where to place it in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: cockpit table - pine ok?

Ad far as finishes are concerned: Spar Urethane or Exterior Varnish is best for outdoor protection of wood. Varnish has ambers which will cause the wood to yellow with age. Some like it, some don't....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Need high-current 12VDC deck plug

A watertight connector capable of accepting 4AWG wire is going to be large and expensive. Look for watertight connectors in 75~100Amp range and see what I'm talking about. Those would be able to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,122
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Raymarine SPX-5 Wheel Pilot rattles

Olson is probably correct. Less expensive wheel pilots are made with less expensive parts. Manufacturers often turn to cheaper parts to keep costs down. Quality suffers more than your checkbook. Sad...
Forum: Electronics   07-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Marking electrical terminals.

One word of caution:
Make sure your label maker isn't of the Thermal print variety (It will say something to that effect). Heating this type of label will, of course, darken the entire label...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: AutoPilots

I have no real experience sailing with an autopilot, but I do have lots of experience servicing them.
First and foremost, redundancy is the best option (as echoed previously). A Vane and an AP would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,558
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: VHF Antenna

Whether you use HT or a mounted VHF, my recommendation is to have a backup (at least one, in addition to your primary). Murphy's law works aptly well in the marine envirnment. There are pros and cons...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   10-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: I must be doing something wrong

Thanks ya'll.

I'll have a go at posting again. Maybe I had too much liquid refreshment yesterday.;)

Best regards,
Kg
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   10-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Kajungizmo
I must be doing something wrong

Yep, I'm a nubee.
So, twice today I was perusing SN. Found a thread I thought I might contribute something beneficial and started typing. When done I hit submit and was immediately thrown back to a...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Adding a 2nd dc breaker panel?

One word of caution when having breakers do double duty:
Make sure the individual circuits attached to each breaker are capable of handling the current the breaker is rated for. Or make sure each...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: what connector?

If your Metz is a VHF antenna of the standard marine variety, then the PL-259 should be the connector you need. If the center pin on a pL259 is too small to fit your antenna... I'm not sure what you...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: AC power switch

At the very least, contact the yard and have the person who did the actual work explain (in great detail) what they did if you were not present during the installation. If you paid someone to do this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,145
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Waste Marine loses my business

I know we're a bit off topic, but I'll chime in here anyway.

While I agree that the 18yr old kids we see manning the stores are certainly no where near as knowledgeable as the old salts, I am glad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,404
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Refridgeration

I have very little experience to go on here, but my logical side says:
The more you use something mechanical, the more prone it will be to failure. If I'm not using it, then I would turn it off....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: The debate goes on!

The gizmo you refer to is a silver/silver-chloride electrode, which is used to measure the stray currents affecting your boat. I've used them. They work well, but they are a bit pricey. If you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,145
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Waste Marine loses my business

That's a fair assumption, what usually fails in electronics is due to environmental stresses. Oxidation, UV, vibration and heat are the most common factors in failures I have seen. Hmm, oxidation,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,145
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: Waste Marine loses my business

Frog,
I'm sorry sir, but I think your expectations are too high. Given the fact that the unit was out of the warranty period, even the manufacturer cannot be held accountable for your misfortune....
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Kajungizmo
Re: The 10-12 year plan

Hi Eerohs,
I'm new here too. Oddly enough (or maybe not so odd) we're looking at doing the same thing. Once the kids are gone, I'm ready for the Carib!

Best of luck on the plan.
Kg
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-12-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By Kajungizmo
Dreaming the dream

I grew up in the lakes and marshes of SE Louisiana. The water always feels like home. I've worked in the marine industry a bit. Currently I live in Colorado, but the sea is beckoning. Our nest is...
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