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Search: Posts Made By: transmitterdan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

The sensor can be programmed for either direction. It's part of the commissioning process. Also, swapping two of the wires on the sensor will flip it's direction. You just have to swap the right two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Tiller Arm Orientation

I would go ask Raymarine on their tech support forum. The forces on the rudder post are different depending on the length and angle of the ram's tiller arm relative to the rudder. Ideally you want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,812
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: What would cause this?

I suppose it's always been this way but that looks like a really long section of unsupported shaft. I wonder why they pushed the prop so far aft?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Calling Maday on SSB

I have not seen the PS info but much info in this thread is wrong. I invite you to look at the Cruisers Forum section on Engineering Systems->Electronics. There at the top in a stickie you will find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,017
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

Calibration of DVMs in industry is mainly to deal with finding damage. Almost never do they find the volt meter accuracy has drifted. If it happens it's usually a severely abused meter.

I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,017
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

30A twist lock connectors are not the best thing if you need more than 20A continuously. And way too many boat owners run them at 30A or even more. A lot of people think that a 30A circuit breaker is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Bent shank on my Danforth Anchor

The Fortress did very well in Chesapeake Bay testing as recently reported in another thread. The bottom was pretty much as the OP described. For that type bottom it's a pretty hard to beat that style...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Electronic Ignition

This is good advice. I bought a twin engine gas/petrol fueled boat once with electronic ignition. Previous owner was frustrated because engines ran rough and died a lot at idle. So I closed myself in...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 09-03-2014
Replies: 956
Views: 63,327
Posted By transmitterdan
Rallies Gone Wrong

The Bumfuzzles are a sample size of 1. Drawing statistical conclusions from such a small sample size is not possible. Sometimes crap doesn't happen. Sometimes it does.
Forum: US Northeast 08-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Yanmar parts in Massachusetts

You can buy diesel motor oil at just about any auto parts store or truck stop. Check the engine owner's manual for the exact recommended oil viscosity and SAE letter code. Use the manufacturer...
Forum: Electronics 07-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,929
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Raymarine SeaTalk Troubleshooting

WOMPA,

Sea Talk is a very simple bus. There is only 1 wire (yellow) that contains data. The red wire is constant 12V battery voltage. Black wire is battery minus. The usual cause is some Sea Talk...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: sealant for stanchions

I don't know but it is different. His stuff works and the HD/WM junk doesn't.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: How to prevent corrosion: SS bolt in Al mast

Tef-Gel and Lanocote are the two most popular. Both are insulators and they are not going to set up or dry out so it is less likely that the screw will get stuck in the threads. Tef-Gel is expensive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 8,386
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

Cockpit drains can be plugged by debris (leaves, bugs, etc.). If that happens then you have to ask does the bilge pump system still work?

Most boats won't sink if the cockpit drain is plugged. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 8,386
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Bilge pump non return valve.

It needs to be a vented loop with the vent as high above the water line when heeled as you can get.

Some people use a big centrifugal pump with inlet a few inches from bottom of bilge. Then a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Attaching Motor Hoist baseplate

Nova Lift is also easy to remove and stow. But probably you won't need to do that very often. The Nova is pretty hard to beat.
Forum: Electronics 06-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: AIS Receiver installation

These blanket statements are not helpful to novices. There isn't anything "bad" about splitters. Some are better than others.

The points against splitters are twofold. First there can be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By transmitterdan
Replacement circuit breaker

32VDC is the maximum rating. So it is ok for up to 32V. 12 is less than 32 so it's ok. If it is corroded then replacement is a good idea.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

It depends on the length of the wires. Fuses are not required at least in the USA in starter circuits.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Replacement circuit breaker

There are breakers rated for DC & AC service. The typical DC voltage is 32 so what you have is a AC/DC rated breaker. If it is working then it should be ok as is. If you want to change it that is ok...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Electrical problem, possibly reverse polarity issue

Wire nuts are unacceptable on boats because the environment is corrosive humidity and spray. Copper corrodes in this environment. All connections must be gas tight and wire nuts don't do that. Proper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Electrical problem, possibly reverse polarity issue

Reverse polarity doesn't burn wires. What is a "cap I had connecting them"? If you mean a wire nut then that's a problem. Wire nuts on boats are a fire waiting to happen. No disrespect but it sounds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Low coolant level

Check the heat exchanger. If it is full to the cap then probably the plastic tubing is not making a good seal at the filler neck. A small leak there will empty the overflow bottle in time. A pressure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Plastic transducer leaking

The threaded ring should not have water under it. There should be two o-rings around the transducer body that seal against the tube and keep the water out. Probably these o-rings need to be replaced....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By transmitterdan
Re: Autopilot install with a switch

What kind of pilot is this? Some pilots have an on/off feature that doesn't involve the battery wires. The on/off switch is wired to 2 terminals on the pilot.
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