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Search: Posts Made By: trodzen
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-22-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 796
Posted By trodzen
Crew Member wanted, Abaco Bahamas to Beaufort NC and northbound

I am seeking crew for a sail from the Northern Bahamas to Beaufort,
NC. I plan to continue north with a final destination of Boston MA.
Crew would be welcome for all or part of the journey. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 8,759
Posted By trodzen
I agree, that is a bit annoying. I dont think...

I agree, that is a bit annoying. I dont think there is a fix. If you find one, post it!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 8,759
Posted By trodzen
I use the raymarine s100 wireless remote. love...

I use the raymarine s100 wireless remote. love it. there's nothing special to make it work. just add batteries and your off and driving by remote. I find it likes to be a little closer to acquire the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By trodzen
BTW, kissenergy.com still has the installation...

BTW, kissenergy.com still has the installation manual online. (i installed it on '05) they say, don't regulate.

http://kissenergy.com/InstManual13.gif


I'm also wondering how this is going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By trodzen
thanks guys, ok I'm leaning towards getting the...

thanks guys, ok I'm leaning towards getting the flexcharge nc25a-12 although i wonder if another controller would do the job better.

I have an inverter inline with my AC wiring and a AC type...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By trodzen
KISS wind gen - how to auto regulate

Hi, I have a Kiss Energy wind generator.

I noticed another brand of wind gen that has an auto shut down and restart feature, as it is needed. Essentually shutting down when there is too much...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-17-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 8,946
Posted By trodzen
Here is our blog on our latest Fog experience.. ...

Here is our blog on our latest Fog experience..
http://svhestia.com/wp/?p=192

The funniest part was hearing s/v Anna Marie on the radio.. “I’m doing fine, I go in one direction till I hit...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-15-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,874
Posted By trodzen
The Dog Blog

yeah, but does your dog have his own blog. mine does

http://svhestia.com/wp/?p=202

:)

Great blog cheapboxofwine, keep it up.

Todd
s/v Hestia
Forum: Catalina 12-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,495
Posted By trodzen
Dave, The four little screws only hold the...

Dave,

The four little screws only hold the box in place. it is a self contained, enclosed box, well at least it should be, except for the leaks you will find along the edge or at one of the...
Forum: Catalina 12-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 4,393
Posted By trodzen
hmm, not so fast.. I don't know about the C30 but...

hmm, not so fast.. I don't know about the C30 but with a 2001 vintage C320 you can't get the shaft out past the rudder. You may have to do it with the shaft in place which makes things much more...
Forum: Catalina 12-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,495
Posted By trodzen
Hi, Ya, I had that problem too. It is the...

Hi,

Ya, I had that problem too. It is the fiberglass box (aqua lift muffler, I think it's called.) it comes out pretty easy, just 4 screws (one on each corner) The biggest thing about getting it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-01-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,954
Posted By trodzen
Space Shuttle Launch Anchorage

Looking for recommendation on closest/best anchorage area to view the upcoming space shuttle launch? (an acceptable overnight anchorage, 5ft draft)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By trodzen
Update: I have the sender in my hand. I...

Update:

I have the sender in my hand. I have the gauge housing apart.

The sender with no attachments reads 25ohms at hi thru 260ohms at lo. I assume these readings are good? The sender is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By trodzen
thanks for the replies. Thanks Tim. I will pull...

thanks for the replies. Thanks Tim. I will pull the sending unit tomorrow. It wouldn't be difficult if it was out on deck but stuffed under a board and around the corner under the settee I'll be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By trodzen
how to plug an unused thruhull

Seeking recommendations on how to best plug an unused 1/2 inch thru hull. It does already have a 1/2 inch male hose fitting. I'm thinking my best option is a short peice of hose and plug the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By trodzen
Fuel Gauge Problems

I need help with a fuel gauge problem..

When the Key is OFF the gauge shows empty
When the key is ON the gauge shows full

When checking the wires at the tank I find..
RED on top of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By trodzen
Starter Battery

Hey All, It's that time for me. I need to replace my house batteries (2 - 8D wet batteries) I am going to replace with AGM.

I don't care about all the calculations of recharge costs, etc. I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,420
Posted By trodzen
Erratic autopilot compass headings

I have a raymarine ST linear drive autopilot system with a fluxgate compass with gyro. It worked flawlessly for 2500+nm Then it was put up on the hard for 1 1/2yrs. (2 winters in the NorthEast)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 132,909
Posted By trodzen
KISS wind gen

I have the KISS wind gen. I did all the research about 3yrs ago and decided the KISS was the best for my situation. IMO, it is top of the line for the Caribbean type winds. After all, it's built in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,869
Posted By trodzen
Thanks for the note, I think I will allow the...

Thanks for the note, I think I will allow the prop zinc to stay on for a few years and only replace the shaft zincs regular. But since its out of the water now and wont be out for at least two years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,869
Posted By trodzen
zinc for flex-o-fold prop

Anyone know if the zincs for the flex-o-fold props are available at a reasonable price anywhere online? I plan on making a trip to the Marblehead MA flex-o-fold dealer but I hate making the special...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By trodzen
that is peak while its trying to crank over in a...

that is peak while its trying to crank over in a hard sea.. :) reality is much lower. it comes down to usage. When you are in open seas you can switch down the sensitivity to also save on amps.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-29-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 14,043
Posted By trodzen
"That is it!!! Simple said" .. yeah right that's...

"That is it!!! Simple said" .. yeah right that's it.. :) When we lost stearing off the the coast of Puerto Rico I had done more uncontrolled jibes in the space of a few minutes than I care to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By trodzen
so we have covered a lot of topics on electronics...

so we have covered a lot of topics on electronics etc but nobody has mentioned a laptop that takes a 12v input. Are they ALL 18v?

I did purchase the proper brick to do DC to DC conversion. my HP...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 3,867
Posted By trodzen
Sailing the north coast of the Dominican Republic...

Sailing the north coast of the Dominican Republic and the Mona Passage we hooked a set of lines connected to mooring balls. This was a couple miles off shore.

I quickly hung out over the stern...
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