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Forum: Electronics   05-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By thekeip
Re: How to operate this #*%!! Victron 602??

It does.
Thank you very much...obviously, patience is not my forte
I'll get over that.
Howard
Forum: Electronics   05-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By thekeip
How to operate this #*%!! Victron 602??

I installed the Victron monitor. I think it works...probably does, anyway. The backlight (blue) comes on and the instrument responds to various button pushings. All I want to do is check both my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By thekeip
Re: SF Bay Bottom Cleaner Recomendation?

Jack Saunders...
Good, dependable service.
510-207-8115
He's taken good care of Sea Quest in the marina for years
Howard Keiper
Berkeley
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-11-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,701
Posted By thekeip
Re: Electrical panel material suggestion

You might consider using any sort of backing material that's stiff enough to suit you, then covering with a vaneer of whatever wood you like. Vaneers are readily available at most any well stocked...
Forum: Electronics   02-16-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By thekeip
Oh, vector, where art thou??

I got my West Marine class B AIS transceiver connected to my Raymarine C-120-W and, guess what, it actually works...for the most part. The problem is that the targets, when moving, have no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By thekeip
Remember, the boat speed is given as speed over...

Remember, the boat speed is given as speed over the ground, not through the water.
546s is a very nice instrument.
Howard Keiper
Berkeley
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2012
Replies: 9
  CLR?
Views: 1,316
Posted By thekeip
I've experimented with "FSR", Fiberglass Stain...

I've experimented with "FSR", Fiberglass Stain Remover, a Davis product. The blue gel can be applied with a short trimmed acid brush to the stain. This assumes that we're talking about Dacron fabric....
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-03-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 5,164
Posted By thekeip
This thread is as detailed as I have ever read in...

This thread is as detailed as I have ever read in this forum. Try as I might I could find only one nit to pick...but I probably missed it..Where did you hide the AC voltmeter? I believe one is...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-28-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,554
Posted By thekeip
Well, here's a related question: My customer...

Well, here's a related question:
My customer wants a new AC panel installed, replacing an older panel which had a residential type box with a residential circuit breaker and older heavy guage non...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2011
Replies: 157
Views: 26,632
Posted By thekeip
Lightbulb OK, I understand the consternation over the...

OK,
I understand the consternation over the presence of mold...on any surface or in any space. You can't get rid of it by any method that disguises it's presence by making the boat, the closet, the...
Forum: Electronics   09-10-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By thekeip
what to do now??

I was about to finish up an install of a c120w system with two displays, radar,etc. Plugging the power leads into the HS switch, I broke the little plastic lever for the RF ground connection on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,432
Posted By thekeip
I always thought that the dodger should reflect...

I always thought that the dodger should reflect the overall "character" of the boat. My Ericson looks like it belongs on the bay and I like to think the dodger helps convey that somehow.
Howard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,138
Posted By thekeip
Leica, only Leika...if you have the $...Birders...

Leica, only Leika...if you have the $...Birders use them almost exclusively for definitive (hi def) work
Howard Keiper
Berkeley
Forum: Electronics   04-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,997
Posted By thekeip
Please tell me (us) what "properly connected"...

Please tell me (us) what "properly connected" looks like to you...masthead or cabin
H keiper
Berkeley
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By thekeip
Why do you suspect an electrical malfunction at...

Why do you suspect an electrical malfunction at all??
h keiper
Berkeley
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-22-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 25,854
Posted By thekeip
MS's great tutorial notwithstanding, I have a...

MS's great tutorial notwithstanding, I have a basic question re battery monitors in general, particularly the "state of charge" function, common to all brands I know of.
I understand (I think) that...
Forum: Electronics   03-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By thekeip
What kind of coax?? If RG-8 or -213 you can...

What kind of coax??

If RG-8 or -213 you can strip both the jacket and braid. Use what's left...the polyethylene insulator and core in place of GTO. Sunlight will eventually degrade the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-25-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 7,708
Posted By thekeip
That wire is NOT corrosion. What it is is...

That wire is NOT corrosion. What it is is oxidation. Untinned copper wire is subject to oxidation over time just because it's copper, and it's black. You can't just cut back the insulation on an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,413
Posted By thekeip
You will probably come to regret using the pipe...

You will probably come to regret using the pipe insulation inside your mast. Should have gone with a pvc conduit. Quick, easy, and your yard will love you.

Howard Keiper
Berkeley
Forum: Atomic 4   02-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By thekeip
One of the things that you need to check...most...

One of the things that you need to check...most easily done if you have a voltmeter installed on your engine control panel...is that there is electrical activity at the panel at all when the engine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 9,131
Posted By thekeip
many years ago, early 70's I think, my wife and i...

many years ago, early 70's I think, my wife and i took all the USPS courses, including JN & N...(Barnagat Bay PS) what a hoot. Hours and hours of just pure, unadulterated pleasure, especially the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By thekeip
I don't pass this info along as my own...caveats...

I don't pass this info along as my own...caveats apply, etc... this is foolproof:

Buy an expensive (the more expensive the better the result) #1 iron at a golf pro shop. Hoist it to the masthead...
Forum: Atomic 4   08-14-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By thekeip
I doubt if you could go wrong with either but...

I doubt if you could go wrong with either but I've used the Indigo for years and years with no problem whatsoever. If you have any problem with an electronic system it will more than likely be the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-11-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By thekeip
FYI I've been using and recommending the 30A...

FYI I've been using and recommending the 30A model for some time. When I first got it I thought there must have been something wrong with it....it was (is) so light..like maybe they left out a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,580
Posted By thekeip
A much more effective defense against lightning...

A much more effective defense against lightning strikes is to go to a really good golf pro shop and buy a #1 iron. This, you hoist to the masthead before a storm, sit back and relax.

Everybody...
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