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Forum: Beneteau   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: AIS-B Installation and range

[QUOTE=knuterikt;2978209]Since this is an installation with two transmitters (VHF and AIS) the splitter needs to be an active splitter to prevent one of the receivers being "fried".
QUOTE]

Makes...
Forum: Beneteau   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: AIS-B Installation and range

Are you saying that there is a particular brand of splitter that was manufactured poorly? Splitters have been around since the beginning of RF. Dual splitter w/o amp included is 3 dB loss. Been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,334
Posted By gbgreen59
Solar Panels in High Wind

Assume that solar panels are mounted on an arch. It seems that high winds could easily damage solar panels. So, a good installation with high winds in mind should be made. Are there any...
Forum: Electronics   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Does anyone really know what time it is?

Are you saying that date/time isn't needed, computed or output from a GPS receiver?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,341
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: tiller pilots: simrad or raymarine????

The Simrad tiller pilot was discussed quite a bit in a thread about a year ago. I sure don't remember the title. But a guy Christian.Hess had many experiences to discuss, and most was good. On the...
Forum: Electronics   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Does anyone really know what time it is?

Wow, how interesting is that? Pretty cool experiment, and gave insightful results.

If I'm right about the roll-over issue, then you will probably just have to toss the mushroom GPS. The issue...
Forum: Electronics   07-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Does anyone really know what time it is?

Here is an interesting fact. 2015 - 1983 = 32. So, it has been 32 years since time began for GPS. 32 is a 5 bit integer. If the GPS receiver used a 5 bit integer to provide the year to Raymarine,...
Forum: Electronics   07-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Does anyone really know what time it is?

Have you posted your issue on the Raymarine forum. I received an answer to a question there. It took about a week though. Probably a phone call would be better though.

Here is my guess on your...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Alternator for Charging Batteries

Thanks for stepping in on this topic. I'll get the information on the batteries and alternator. The batteries are 85Ah. We'll be motoring all day for many days without sailing. Will be anchored...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Alternator for Charging Batteries

Thanks, this is very useful. I have lead acid batteries. So, guess I'll be good then.
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By gbgreen59
Alternator for Charging Batteries

I will be motoring quite a bit in the not too distant future. Currently, there is an internal voltage regulator on the alternator. When primarily motoring, will this alternator/voltage regulator...
Forum: Electronics   07-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Does anyone really know what time it is?

How old is the unit that has the GPS in it? Did the correct date come up after a power cycle? I'm sure Raymarine just reads a data interface from the GPS unit that they procure from another source....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-22-2015
Replies: 207
Views: 11,555
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Also my attitude. Been sailing two seasons and been boarded twice. This year I scheduled a safety check with the CG. One of the first questions the young guy asked was, "why did you schedule...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Glue Gun Usage

Too funny. I'll take your advice. Still looking for flavored glue sticks though. Maybe a few Gummy Bear packed in tight would do it. Never know.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Glue Gun Usage

Good to know about usage on the interior trim. I've thought about that too. Sure don't want trim to start failing. Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By gbgreen59
Glue Gun Usage

What guidance is there about using a glue gun for "some" things. For instance, would using a glue gun to secure wiring runs be OK? Also, what about using a glue gun to form a surface to keep...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-18-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 4,919
Posted By gbgreen59
Thumbs up Re: Dueling Charging Systems; Solar, Engine, Battery Charger

Bryce: Thanks for spurring Maine Sail to share his amazing depth of knowledge with us. He never ceases to amaze me. I've stored several items of his brain dump from this thread....thanks Maine for...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: What's wrong with this right off the bat?

But don't you think using electrical wire for a dual purpose like holding up plumbing tubing is a good idea.... :eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Wiring gauges in series? OK??

Maybe by stating "in series" the original poster meant that the wiring for each device is connected remotely without having to come back to the power panel. If it is only power to each device that...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-05-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,319
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

When you pull the peel ply off the project, heart pounding goes through the roof....definitely "kid in a candy store". Looks like their quantity of epoxy used is about perfect based on the bleeding...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-05-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,319
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I used vacuum bagging to make about 10 kiteboards. Vacuum bagging is a whole lot of fun. It is exciting and tense, because you can't stop once the first batch of epoxy is mixed. The most exciting...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-03-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,319
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I was keeping up with the White Spot Pirates video sequence last year. One of the issues discovered was holes in the metal (not sure if steel or aluminum) hull. After investigation, she found that...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-01-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,319
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Nowhere else could you find such a spirited debate between two seasoned sailors. Great boats, great designers... I learn so much about sailboats from their bantering. My vote is to keep it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,181
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Why Going Aloft On A Shackle Is A Bad Idea

To attach yourself to a safety line, what about making a loop tied with a double fisherman's knot and then use a Prusic knot to attach the loop to the safety line. The two knots are shown in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,181
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: Why Going Aloft On A Shackle Is A Bad Idea

Thank for posting this. I had not considered a shackle failure. I am assembling climbing gear to do unassisted mast climbing. The article describing it is here:

Mast Climbing...
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