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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By ncapener
Re: Navigation App for Tablet

Thanks for the replies and suggestions!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By ncapener
Navigation App for Tablet

I just bought an Android tablet and want to install a nav app. I have a collectiom of Cmaps and would like to be able to use them.
Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Neal
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,195
Posted By ncapener
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

Late update.
I did contact Canada's Garmin rep. She did offer me the possibillity of an exchange for another used/reconditioned unit. Thank you.

What did occur to me was that the charts I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By ncapener
Re: Dickinson heater booster

Why would I need another still? ........
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By ncapener
Dickinson heater booster

Love my Dickinson diesel heater. Wish there was less heat going up the chimny.
I made a booster from a piece of house ductwork, a stove pipe cap and a computer fan. Cup square hole in endcap and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,992
Posted By ncapener
Re: Trolling

I have a Cannon manual downrigger. 10 lb ball and a stiff rod with 40 lb test line. Usually I troll a 4 to 5 inch spoon. They are inexpensive, have good action at all speeds and they work well. No...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By ncapener
Re: How to plumb a washdown pump on a 40 ft sailboat?

Good idea using the head intake.... I like that a lot! There is also room for the pump under the sink.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By ncapener
How to plumb a washdown pump on a 40 ft sailboat?

Santa, generous as she is, gave ma a West Marine washdown pump kit. I guess, me bitching about using a bucket to rinse the anchor chain paid off....
Now, how do I plumb it?
Easiest would be to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,195
Posted By ncapener
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

Good point. That equipment failure was clearly my fault:rolleyes:
That will keep me busy for a while. Taking the radar apart, phone, yanmar engine, outboard, watch, camera,......
Might be offline...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,195
Posted By ncapener
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

Back to the topic.....

Thank you hellosailor for pointing at the hidden manufacturing defect.

I decided to take matter into my own hands and disassebled the unit today.
Now I have a much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,195
Posted By ncapener
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

Plotter is well protected. Dodger and bimini keep rain out.
I have an old 182 that still looks as good as new.
I did contact Garmin and they referred me to Raytec as their repair/warranty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,195
Posted By ncapener
What is the life span of a chart plotter???

In the fall of 2011 I purchased a Garmin 4212 chart plotter expecting to get a good number of years of service from it.
Last summer the network plug failed leaving me without radar or sounder until...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,659
Posted By ncapener
Re: Winter weather photos currently in your location?

Nanaimo, BC
18 inches since yesterday and still snowing
:puke
Forum: Diesel   07-13-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 7,866
Posted By ncapener
Re: Yanmar Transmission Clutch Problem

I bought a pdf manual from the dealer. Covers transmission and 1,2 and 3 cylinder engines.
Send me your email and I send you a copy.
gonesailing4good@yahoo.com
Cheers,
Neal
Forum: Diesel   03-20-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By ncapener
Yanmar 3HM35F dipstick question

The rubber plug on my dipstick became loose and slipped. Could somebody please give me the measurement from end of dipstick to the rubber plug?

Thanks,
Neal
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By ncapener
Re: Bimini Ideas

Have you considered moving your boat to the British Columbia coast? Summer temperatures rarely exceed 65 deg. A good set of rain gear is all you need.

Neal
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,000
Posted By ncapener
Re: lightning advice

Interesting points discussed here. I was thinking of a lot of the suggestions while in a lightning storm for 5 hrs last August 300 miles west of San Francisco.

I resorted to loud singing and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By ncapener
Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

I installed a ComNav 1420 three years ago. Last summer it quit. Took to the dealer I bought it from who sent it to Vancouver to fix. Diagnosed the control head to be water damaged beyond repair and...
Forum: Diesel   12-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 7,866
Posted By ncapener
Re: Yanmar Transmission Clutch Problem

Thanks a lot for that info!
Forum: Diesel   12-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 7,866
Posted By ncapener
Re: Yanmar Transmission Clutch Problem

Do you have a link to that service bulletin? I would like to see if that would apply to my boat/ engine.
Forum: Diesel   12-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 7,866
Posted By ncapener
Re: Yanmar Transmission Clutch Problem

How would the gears be turning? Engine is not turning, prop is not turning, gears are not turning.
On my boat, sailing in gear, the prop does not turn the engine against compression.
Forum: Diesel   12-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 7,866
Posted By ncapener
Re: Yanmar Transmission Clutch Problem

Now that I know how the clutch works I can see why clean fluid is so important.
From now on I might as well change the fluid every time I change the engine oil.

I don't think that leaving the...
Forum: Diesel   11-27-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 7,866
Posted By ncapener
Re: Yanmar Transmission Clutch Problem

I got the shop repair manual in PDF from the dealer for my engine. The transmission was included.

The old Viking mechanic repaired the tranny. Replaced the 16 clutch plates and one bearing for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By ncapener
Re: Zinc,...where does it go?

Discounting the pirate theory....the zinc ends up in the water.
My theory was, like in electrolytic plating, the zinc migrates to some other metal body and coats that with a thin film of zinc.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By ncapener
Zinc,...where does it go?

I have a steel boat with several zincs attached. I know why they are there, but as the zinc anodes get smaller, where does the metal go?
Same with steel dock pilings protected with zincs.
Is there...
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