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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,389
Posted By tibtib
Re: Sad Day and Tragic Loss

http://www.gofundme.com/sqr4a4

OFFICIAL Fund for Kitty Carroll - GoFundMe


Sorry, problems posting the url
Forum: Electronics   07-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4,530
Posted By tibtib
Re: Raymarine SeaTalk Troubleshooting

WOMPA,

Here's how it worked out:

I disconnected all SeaTalk units from the bus to check them individually. The ST60+ instruments worked fine, the GPS did nothing, the autopilot always...
Forum: Electronics   06-07-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By tibtib
Re: Ray Marine sea talk cable problems

The red seatalk wire is +12v dc. Do you get a flashing green light on the gps unit?
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By tibtib
Re: AC Electrical Boxes

Here's what I used Carlon 1-Gang 8 cu. in. Zip Box Blue Non-Metallic Switch and Outlet Box-B108B-UPC at The Home Depot...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By tibtib
Re: Inverter for hot water tank

That's true, but a 200-watt DC element would draw less than 15 amps and would make it possible (but slow) to have hot (at least lukewarm :) )water while motoring.
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By tibtib
Re: Inverter for hot water tank

Another option would be to convert the water heater to 12 volt operation by changing the element. Here's an example 6 Inch 12 Volt DC Submersible Water Heater Element 6 Inch 12 Volt DC Submersible...
Forum: Electronics   05-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By tibtib
Re: Fluxgate compass and the st4000 Wheel "HELP"

I would try and find out if there is something magnetic onboard that is causing your problems. Bring a handheld compass aboard and take readings in different locations (including near but not right...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-14-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,490
Posted By tibtib
Re: 12V Connectors

UPDATE:

After a little research, I found that the "automotive" connectors are known as "SAE Connectors". They are commonly sold with 10ga pigtails, and I will install a few of them to see how...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By tibtib
Re: Distilled Water for Battery?

Yep.

Basement Watchdog SPD-WDBATTERYACID - Backup Battery + Battery Acid (http://www.sumppumpsdirect.com/Basement-Watchdog-SPD-WDBATTERYACID/p1905.html)
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-11-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,490
Posted By tibtib
Re: 12V Connectors

I think I will try these. The one on the right side of the picture will be the "supply side" so there is no + voltage on the exposed connector pin. This type of connector looks to me to be a bit...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By tibtib
Re: Distilled Water for Battery?

If the old battery ever DID work, and was a lead-acid battery, then it had been filled originally. When new batteries are shipped "dry", they need to be filled with sulfuric acid before being...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,490
Posted By tibtib
12V Connectors

Is there a "standard" electrical connector for circuits (let's say less than 10 amps) that need to occasionally be disconnected? Not the cigarette-lighter type, but something rugged and reliable. ...
Forum: Electronics   05-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By tibtib
Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

Exactly! I had a combination of new and old instrument covers, and one of the new ones was stolen when I stayed overnight at a busy marina. Now they're all just plain gray, and actually good...
Forum: Electronics   04-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By tibtib
Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

There isn't any information on the can about what makes it (Krylon Fusion) bond so well to plastic. I found the msds which lists the ingredients at...
Forum: Electronics   04-01-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By tibtib
Re: Painting instrument covers (Simrad IS40/B&G Triton)

I had a combination of old and new Raytheon and Raymarine instrument covers and the old ones were looking pretty bad. Painted them all with this Krylon: Products: Fusion for PlasticŪ...
Forum: Diesel   04-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By tibtib
Re: 3HM35F Starter

I think the original starter on my engine is made by Hitachi, but I hate to pay "Yanmar dealer" prices for a replacement.
Forum: Diesel   03-31-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By tibtib
3HM35F Starter

I am planning to purchase a replacement starter then have the original rebuilt (again) to keep as a spare. Can anyone recommend a source for a decent aftermarket starter, instead of just purchasing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By tibtib
Re: Underwater camera for bottom maintenance

Frogwatch,

I have been using a USB camera for a couple of years. I put it in a clear plastic container (waterproof) and extended the USB cable with about 20' of CAT-5 cable. I have experimented...
Forum: Diesel   12-02-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,513
Posted By tibtib
Re: Charging batteries with engine while sailing

If you are running the engine to charge batteries while sailing, is there a limit to how much the boat can be heeling without affecting engine lubrication (oil pump, oil sump pickup, etc.)?
Forum: Electronics   10-25-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By tibtib
Re: VHF Output

There may be a problem with the cable that you are using between the radio and your antenna meter. I suggest that you try another jumper cable. If the reading is still low, you should consider the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By tibtib
Re: Anybody know of coaxial thru-deck connector?

What type of connector is on the antenna (N, SMA, etc.) and how thick is the deck where you want to mount it?
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By tibtib
Re: Eliminate Some Circuit Breakers?

I do like the idea of having a "Nav Station" circuit breaker to switch the fuse block. Thanks, Maine Sail!
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By tibtib
Eliminate Some Circuit Breakers?

The DC electrical panel on my boat is a pretty standard setup - there is a "master" circuit breaker (80A), which then feeds individual circuit breakers which double as on/off switches for various...
Forum: Electronics   07-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,530
Posted By tibtib
Re: Raymarine SeaTalk Troubleshooting

Thanks - I have continued troubleshooting and it looks like multiple problems after all.

Here are specific situations I have isolated:

One of the displays (RL70RC) "kills" all seatalk...
Forum: Electronics   07-15-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,530
Posted By tibtib
Raymarine SeaTalk Troubleshooting

I have been trying unsuccessfully to track down a problem and don't know where to go next.

Everything was working fine when the boat was hauled last fall, but when it came time to launch several...
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