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Search: Posts Made By: chuck711
Forum: Diesel 06-21-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By chuck711
Wanted to Buy Gearbox for Yanmar 3GM30F

Wanted to Buy Gearbox for Yanmar 3GM30F

Kanazaki Gearbox KM2P

Forum: Electronics 04-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 4,543
Posted By chuck711
Company sold to Garmin. Hard to get service or parts

Company sold to Garmin. Hard to get service or parts and info.

Working with Garmin Nexus Tech support it seems to going nowhere to

support this product.
Forum: Electronics 08-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By chuck711
Re: chart ploter advice

I'd rather go with a 740S it comes with all the coastal US maps loaded in

other than that the 700 series is a real winner.
Forum: Diesel 05-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By chuck711
Re: Dual Racors - recommended model(s)?

I always go with the Racor 500 Drop in Filters.
They cost 1/3 of the spin on Filter price
Changes quickly with no mess and
often requires no bleeding.

Cheaper, Faster, Easier
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By chuck711
Charles Chargers are repairable

Charles Chargers are repairable and depending on which model you buy have a 5 year warranty. Most other Chargers are throwaway.........

Power and Sail Boat Repair -- New Bern, North Carolina
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,359
Posted By chuck711
Lightweight Rib Dingy

I bought a new one in 2003 and did 2 1/2 years in Caribbean with it.
Great boat. Would buy another one.

The cover that comes with it didn't last.Suggest getting a canvas one made.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 7,939
Posted By chuck711
The 3 best times of a Boat Owners Life

My Company, Power and Sail Boat Repair does a lot of Fuel Tank Issues in
Eastern North Carolina.

I've found after cutting an access area, wiping out the tank and putting back a suitable cover...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,938
Posted By chuck711

Saildrives have a reputation for restricting cooling water flow due to growths
and need to be cleaned out from time to time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,938
Posted By chuck711
Rydlyme for Yanmar cooling systems

Rydlyme is the preferred choice for Yanmar cooling systems.
Too strong an acid will eat the exchanger and you'll find yourself with an expensive part to buy.

The heat exchangers found on...
Forum: Electronics 04-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By chuck711

Icom makes a black box. The old unit # is PCR 1000. There are newer units available. $200
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 21,554
Posted By chuck711
Self Regulating Air Breeze

In choosing a Wind Generator carefully look at the Air Breeze Self Regulating
feature. I own a Marine Service Business in Eastern North Carolina. Power and Sail Boat Repair. I find that many owners...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By chuck711

Hard Bimini are heavy and can effect sailing ( handling ).
Why not just erect a frame and put up 3 tightly fitted panels to act as bimini?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,824
Posted By chuck711
Whale Pump

I've installed the whale supersub. It's great for shallow bilges.
I had one go bad. The impeller broke. I still think it's the best solution
for shallow bilges. Also a good idea to put a whale in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-04-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,139
Posted By chuck711
Control Panel for Wind and Solar

E-Marine in Florida makes a great Wind/Solar Panel. It's the only one on the market I've seen. Contact Gill there.
FYI the Air Breeze Wind generator is self regulating however the panel
gives you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By chuck711
Capn' Software and Furuno Chartplotter Upload

Need help in uploading my routes generated by Cap'n Software to my
Furuno GD-1700C Chartplotter.

I have a Furuno Serial cable connected to my PC.

From Furuno Data Port #3 to PC.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By chuck711
I moved to North Carolina and most boaters love...

I moved to North Carolina and most boaters love the idea of a John Boat
with a sail on it. They get all giddy!!!

Sailcraft Boat Yard noted that you could cut a keel if you're in a thin water...
Forum: Electronics 03-04-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By chuck711
Any thru hull will work with as an "In Hull " as...

Any thru hull will work with as an "In Hull " as long as the thickness
of the hull isn't too thick. Use :

If you go with the Hummingbird...
Forum: Electronics 03-03-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By chuck711
Raymarine ST40 Depth with Transducer is around...

Raymarine ST40 Depth with Transducer is around $200 fairly good quality

A better Choice Garmin GPSMAP ( Charts pre-loaded )Chartplotter with Sounder transducer $550
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,340
Posted By chuck711
Just bought a 3/16 X 24 X 48 Sheet of Black (...

Just bought a 3/16 X 24 X 48 Sheet of Black ( crinkled on 1 side ) ABS Plastic sheet from about $60 for the same purpose
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By chuck711
If you install Wind or Solar can you get a tax credit?

Wondered if you install Wind or Solar can you get a tax credit?

Federal Tax Credits Extended through 2017
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which was signed into law on October...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By chuck711
Springer Spaniel

We lived in the Caribbean for 2 1/2 years with our Springer Spaniel.
Never cleared him in. No problem. Easiest if he's a short haired brown
dog as he will blend in with the locals. Ours wasn't. In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By chuck711

Cruised in Carribean to Trinidad for 2 1/2 years with only ice. Worked fine found it everywhere. Later figured it was a good move. No battery problems
didn't have to invest in Wind Solar or run...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By chuck711
High Water Alarm

Harbor Freight makes a water alarm that sells for $12

Cigerette package size with 3 foot lead on sensor that will go off with contact with water. Very Loud. Would install in 1-2 minutes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,034
Posted By chuck711
Easy Climbing

All these ideas seem like a lot of effort!
I use the Mast Mate. Nylon Web Ladder.

In an hour I can remove the Main Sail from the sailtrack. Host up the Mast Mate. Make 1 or 2 trips up to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-25-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,513
Posted By chuck711
Nuisance Taxes.

All states are different. I pay $177 for a 1988 Cal 33 here in New Bern.
All states/cities have different ways of raising the money to run things.

With all the Northers moving here to retire....
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