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Search: Posts Made By: PhilipStevens
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Bolt connecting batteries

A galvanised or zinc plated bolt would do just as well. It may be only a lead terminal with a plated cable connector to be bolted.
Forum: Electronics 09-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Nexus Autopilot lurches left?

Since the fault developed, have you carried out a compass set-up for the autopilot?

I had a similar problem with a Raymarine autopilot, but that was one wire that broke off the fluxgate compass.
Forum: Electronics 09-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: B&G Network Wind

I would not use WD40 on anything that you wish to work again!! It is one of the most overrated water displacement products on the market.

Once the solvent evaporates, it leaves a sticky residue....
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Finding the right Instrument

The NASA Marine wind instruments are of quite good quality. The back-up from the makers is one of the best - albeit in the UK.

My wind head lost the vane and cups during last winter. NASA replaced...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: 2 bank charger output

As Maine Sail says, depends on the charger.

I have this one, Sterling Power Products: ProCharge ( and it does vary the output to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Have you looked at the British NASA Marine battery monitor?

Nasa Bm2-12 Battery Monitor (12Vdc): Sports &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Chain to chain connectors on anchor chain

You may be interested in the testing of various chain connectors from this site in the UK (
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Trickle charger for winter storage

I have three x 105Ah batteries in parallel and use a three stage charger that has a float charge as the last stage.

This keeps the batteries topped up without over-charging them and requires very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,925
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Install anchor chain markers

I have done just that on the pontoons of a dock.

I pulled the chain out to 12metre lengths (chart depths are usually in metres), bringing the next length alongside the previous length. It was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: US Supplier for Anchorman Power 700 parts?

Since S-L went out of business, there is only the one supplier of parts, and he used to work for them. He bought up what he was able to when the company went bust.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Need high-current 12VDC deck plug

Why 20Amp connector from a wind generator??

What size/output wind genny do you have?

I fitted one of these, ...
Forum: Electronics 08-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: C-Map Updates

Take your card to a local chandlery/marine electronics outlet/store, and they should be able to update your card. If the card is too small for the update, they should give you a new card f.o.c.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Another what is this thread

Apologies for the links not working, but they should have!

I will check before posting next time.

I have now put the links in full.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Another what is this thread

It is used to put the headsail into the furler.

More explanation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Yet another (possibly stupid) thought. Is the solenoid fitted the right way around? Inlet and outlet - if the wrong way around, gas would always flow.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

Just, (maybe) a stupid thought, but could the solenoid valve be on the heater line and not on the stove line, as you have replaced all the pipework from the gas bottle??
Forum: Diesel 06-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Reverse Does not work, sometimes

Do you have an MS2 gearbox fitted?

If so, it could be the cone clutch that is worn and slipping when warm, but OK when cold and backing out of your berth.

This usually happens when forwards...
Forum: Westerly 06-26-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,333
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Westerly section??

Yes, a Westerly section on here would be good. :)

I am not trying to lure anyone away from Sailnet, but we have a Westerly Owners Association web forum...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Autohelm 3000 Remote Pin Connections

There is a AH3000 head here (http://
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Autohelm 3000 Remote Pin Connections

There are quite a few AH3000 questions on this Google link - Google link...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Left handed or right handed max prop

Think of the prop taken off the shaft and lying on the ground.

Think of it sitting on its forward face. If you can envisage standing over it, whichever hand can pick it up with your palm facing...
Forum: Diesel 01-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: In reverse while sailing?

Volvo Penta MS2 gearbox must be left in neutral when on a shaft driven prop. It's in the owners manual.

If left in astern, it can jam the cones, and if put in ahead, it will wear the cones.
Forum: Diesel 01-17-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Thread data of the 2 anode screws of Volvo penta saildrive 12o

Have a look at this site ( to see if your engine and gearbox are here.

If it is VP, then the thread will be metric, but as for size....
Forum: Diesel 01-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By PhilipStevens
Re: Info on Bukh engines???

You can download a Workshop and Users Manual ( from here.

Bukh DV10/20 engines are Danish purpose-made marine engines - not industrial conversions. Built like...
Forum: Diesel 01-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By PhilipStevens
Thumbs down Re: Globe Blue Run Dry impellers

I had a blue Globe in our Bukh at one time. It was put in at the beginning of one season, removed for the winter lay-up, and replaced at the start of the next season. It then failed to draw in water,...
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