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Search: Posts Made By: szigi
Forum: Electronics 02-15-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By szigi
Re: My Raytheon radar screen does not work.

Is it monochrome or color screen? There is no bulb, the backlight is CCFL tubes. In the monochrome it is built into the LCD panel, in the color version it is separate. It is not impossible to replace...
Forum: Electronics 01-23-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 16,378
Posted By szigi
Re: Autohelm ST4000 Plus problems

Also, check out this: LCD Replacement for ST4000 ST5000 Head Raymarine Autohelm Screen Display | eBay...
Forum: Electronics 01-22-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 16,378
Posted By szigi
Re: Autohelm ST4000 Plus problems

You can find broken instruments (people usually blow the FETs in there by shortcircuit and inadequate fusing) on ebay fairly regularly, with good LCD. The st4000+ and the st5000+ has the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By szigi
Re: Raytheon rl70 display problem

Yeah. Check the HSB cable between the two units. Reseat the connectors and the terminators.
Also, are they both HSB1 (as opposed to the later HSB2) models? If they both say Raytheon when booting,...
Forum: Electronics 09-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By szigi
Re: Aftermarket Antenna for Raymarine Chartplotter??

It does not have a built in receiver, but takes NMEA GPS data. Thus, it is not an antenna, but a complete gps receiver that you need. So any receiver that provides NMEA out may be used, you may get...
Forum: Electronics 08-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,939
Posted By szigi
Re: best electronics package

If you have working ST50 instrument, I think you should consider sticking with Raymarine, since you could network your existing instruments/transducers into the new setup (look for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,633
Posted By szigi
Re: raymarine service sucks

I've found the Raymarine Technical Forum (http://raymarine.ning.com/) useful and very responsive. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, they sometimes even post service documentation and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By szigi
Re: Radar mast mount from fiberglass?

Balsa core. That is a good idea! Or it could even be cut from urethane foam panels.
Sure all holes for fasteners would be oversize, and filled with thickened epoxy, as it should be with other cored...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By szigi
Re: Radar mast mount from fiberglass?

Yah, that makes sense. It's easy to get a factory mount, I was just thinking about having some "unconventional" stuff on the boat. But right, that might happen to be unreliable on the long run and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By szigi
Radar mast mount from fiberglass?

Is it a weird idea? I'm planning to install an older Raymarine Pathfinder unit, which I got for peanuts as not working and repaired it. Any decent aluminum or stainless steel mast mount would...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By szigi
Re: any one update to LED's

If you want to have a long term solution, buy LED bulbs, that are not polarity sensitive nad have a broad voltage range. Without going into details, LEDs need to have a specific supply current. The...
Forum: Electronics 01-08-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 16,378
Posted By szigi
Re: Autohelm ST4000 Plus problems

It's definitely not backlight problem, as the LCD should be visible in natural light, without backligth.
The ST4000+ is fairly easily taken apart. The LCD is held in place by a plastic bracket,...
Forum: Electronics 12-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,813
Posted By szigi
Re: Garmin 740s and raymarine x5 wheel pilot connection

This should work. The Garmin has NMEA out in the power/data cable(besides NMEA 2000), just connect one of the NMEA outs to to the NMEA in on the course computer.
Forum: Electronics 12-04-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 16,378
Posted By szigi
Re: Autohelm ST4000 Plus problems

Hi, 90% of all electronics problems are cabling and connection. There is a wire from the control unit to the drive motor. First check all connections. It is quite easy to accidentally nudge the...
Forum: Electronics 10-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By szigi
Re: ST60 Windspeed Display

It's fairly easy to check whether the windspeed tansducer is working or not. Raymarine has a good description: Raymarine Marine Electronics - Welcome...
Forum: Electronics 09-28-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By szigi
Re: St4000 - rc435 - sea-talk help

First of all, all manuals are on the Raymarine site, look for retired product manual, they seem to rearrange the site once in a while.
Here is the chartplotter manual:...
Forum: Electronics 07-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,929
Posted By szigi
Re: Raymarine SeaTalk Troubleshooting

Hmmm. Having more than one faulty instrument is strange, there might have been a lighting strike nearby, you don't need a direct hit to cause problems. Actually, a direct hit would probably fry all...
Forum: Electronics 07-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,929
Posted By szigi
Re: Raymarine SeaTalk Troubleshooting

Seatalk uses a "one-wire" communication. All the seatalk instrument are connected to one wire, that is the yellow one (the others are +12V (red) and 0V (black or shield) for power).
All instruments...
Forum: Electronics 07-19-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 16,378
Posted By szigi
Re: Follow-Up. I think mine is Kaput

OK, i know this is an old post, but let me put something straight. The ST4000+ outputs pulses to the motor. A simple voltmeter will not give you correct reading on that, and you will probably see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By szigi
Re: Lazy Jacks

Lazy jacks are no substitute for topping lift. They shouldn't really be used to hold the wight of the sail and the boom. But it is not required for the lazy jacks to work, you could have a solid vang...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By szigi
Re: Voltage puzzle

Right. The unloaded voltage of a lead-acid battery tells absolutely nothing on the state of charge (well, nearly nothing, you can tell that the battery is fully discharged).

You'd need a battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By szigi
Re: Stove suggestion

C'mon! It's got stickers all over that say "Do not fill from top!". It would be extremely unwise (this is an understatement) not to follow this instruction.

Shut it off with the knob, open up, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By szigi
Re: Stove suggestion

The Origo/Countour non-pressurized alcohol stoves are pretty good and safe IMHO. Did you have a look at it? Not exactly cheap though...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By szigi
Re: Non obvious ways to mess up boat systems

Forgetting to open the fuel shut off valve, before undocking so that the engine will use up all remaining fuel in the pipes when you rev it up to stop before hitting the other side of the dock.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2011
Replies: 1,327
Views: 462,939
Posted By szigi
So far it does well, it's been now in place for...

So far it does well, it's been now in place for this year. To be frank, my boat is on an inland lake, so it's usually only used for the weekends only, but we do quite a lot of cooking then, so the...
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