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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Throttle on Edson/Yanmar keeps dropping

My older model Edson pedestal didn't have the setscrew, so I added on. Yes, it's underneath the compass. But I don't remove that too often. The bulldog clamp on the cable worked for years, but when I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-12-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,247
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Having multiple meters that you ARE SURE are reading correctly is a real help. A lot of hand-held DVMs have not-so-good accuracy. Maybe you don't need my Fluke's 0.09% but you need better than the...
Forum: Electronics   08-09-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Checkout my new blog on "SmartBoats"

You might take a look at the bilge pump monitor from Celectron in the UK. At GBP179 it's about the same price and seems a whole lot more capable.
Forum: Electronics   08-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By svinshallah
Re: 12v voltage regulator

If you are slightly handy assembling electronics, you can by a Micrel 28000(many different versions with slightly different numbers) low-dropout regulator for 12 volts output. It requires only a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Raytheon rl70 display problem

I had a similar system until my last lightning strike. I'm not sure what you mean by master and slave. From your description, I assume that you have the radar dome connected to one unit and the chart...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,670
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Stainless -vs- Aluminum Cookware

The most used set of cookware on the boat is a set of 40 years old cast aluminum pans bought in Costa Rica in 1980. The look exactly like my Mom's old cast iron cookware, but a some kind of aluminum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,383
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Dinghy with inflatable floor

i think you can add Achilles to your list.
Forum: Electronics   10-26-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Troubleshooting Hella Turbo 12V Fan

The part that has failed in my several Hella fans is the small, slide-on connectors where the power wire attaches to the printed-circuit board. Soldering the wires directly to the board is a simple...
Forum: Electronics   10-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Raymarine ST 60 Questions

Check out the ITC-5 from Raymarine. It allows you to connect the existing wind, depth, speed, compass? transducers directly to the ITC-5 and outputs SeatalkNG. I've seen it used a couple of times but...
Forum: Electronics   10-18-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,170
Posted By svinshallah
Re: VHF antenna issues?

I was guessing, without any evidence, that a shield that had corroded open would show up via TDR. As for corrosion that hadn't completely removed the shield I would expect a less accurate diagnosis...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,746
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Replacing Engine Driven Water pump with electric

I've seen it done especially on gensets or where there were originally multiple pumps. There's no reason it won't work in theory. Most electric pumps are not designed to be run continuously. Those...
Forum: Electronics   10-11-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,170
Posted By svinshallah
Re: VHF antenna issues?

You're right on about the corroded shield. I've only seen it once, but I wasted more than enough time actually finding the problem to have bought a Fluke TDR meter about 3 times. :)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By svinshallah
Re: battery twist switch accident

You don't have to be a two-year-old. My battery switches were located conveniently to the nav station so that when you walked past you could rub against them. If you hit them wrong, they would turn...
Forum: Electronics   10-06-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,170
Posted By svinshallah
Re: VHF antenna issues?

In over 50 years of working on radios, the biggest problem by far is that the connectors on the coaxial cable are badly installed. The gold-plated twist-on connectors are worthless in a salt-water...
Forum: Electronics   10-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Seatalk Cross Interference

First thing is to check ALL of the grounds associated with the system. Every one. Seatalk uses a common ground for -12V and the data ground. Bad grounds create noise on the Seatalk bus.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By svinshallah
Re: Identify this sealant!

A note on Dow Corning 795 caulk. It is great stuff, the only caulk that has held up on my aluminum frame/acrylic hatches. Make sure you pay attention to the expiration date. I had a tube that was 8...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By svinshallah
Re: freedom 2500 watt inverter

I had a Heart 2500 on my boat when I bought it in 1998 which I thankfully got rid of years ago. It would NEVER charge 500AH of batteries at more than 68 amps using a 4.4kw Westerbeke genset. And to...
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