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Forum: Electronics   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: GPS Static on VHF

Nothing has really changed, no new equipment. Called Icom. They suggested testing with a handheld which I did but it was near the chartplotter. Maybe I'll try getting the handheld near the wiring.
Forum: Electronics   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By LinekinBayCD
GPS Static on VHF

Any ideas why a Garmin 3006 chartplotter would suddenly start causing static on an Icom M422 VHF? They both have been on the boat for roughly 7-8 years. Issue just appeared this season after launch....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: How far back do you tow dinghy?

All the comments should be qualified by the type of dinghy: hard or soft bottom inflatable, RIB, with or without motor. What will work with a RIB may not work with a hard dinghy or a soft bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: SIRIUSXM satellite hardware question

I believe Sirus ready indicates that the radio will control a Sirus tuner. There may be a harness between the radio and the tuner. Shakespeare makes a couple of nice low profile marine satellite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Premature impeller failure cause

Don't think it is bad impeller batches. The impellers that failed were from multiple sources both Westerbeke and Johnson branded and bought over multiple years or provided by Westerbeke / Hansen...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Premature impeller failure cause

PM me with your email address and I'll email you some pix. Might be quicker than me getting around to posting the pix here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Premature impeller failure cause

Fast forward to 2015. After another impeller failure in the summer of 2014 on my Westerbeke 55 I had enough of trying to investigate the cause of the annual failures. I bought a new pump, upgrading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,232
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Engine Compartment Fire Extinguisher

The auto system is probably Halatron, the replacement for the old Halon extinguishers. If you have a automatic system you should have an auto kill system as the running engine will suck Halatron into...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: How to charge a SEALED lead acid battery?

Check out the Battery Tender products the documentation indicates that the pannel can not be submerged but nothing about keeping it out of the elements.

021-1163...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Preventing chafe of rode on bow cleat...

Rather than thread the loop through the center of the cleat just drop it over the two horns of the cleat then close the loop by lashing a small line to prevent the loop from popping of when slack....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

This a a link to New Found Metals instructions on installing their replacement ports using butyl tape. I did mine 6-7 years back with butyl. One thing I'd recommentd is using grey tape rather than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

Read Mainesail's sticky in this forum.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/63554-bedding-deck-hardware-butyl-tape.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Preventing chafe of rode on bow cleat...

A picture from a little more distance would provide a better idea of the direction of the loads on the cleat. Is that a mooring pennant attached to the cleat using an eye at the end of the pennant?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,139
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

When did Garmin come out with the GPS 12? 20 years back? That was my first GPS and bought five others, GPSmap 12, GPSmap 76, GPSmap 478, GPSmap 3006 and an Oregon 200c. Sold the GPSmap 76 a 2-3 years...
Forum: Electronics   11-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Favorite iPad Navigation App..?

I keep the Garmin and Navionics apps on my phone and iPad but don't really use either for navigation while on board other than to check position while someone else is at the helm or to check the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,512
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

Agree 100%. Your can't really inspect it properly without pulling it out of the pump. Makes no sense t o me to risk the damage of overheating the engine for the cost of an impeler once a year.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,770
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Wife says icebox is disgusting

What has been tried to clean it? I'd try a variety of different cleaners before painting or anything drastic. Good old cleanser, Clorox cleaner, Soft Scrub, trisodium phosphate, the mild acid that's...
Forum: Diesel   11-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 922
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Westerbeke 40, ideal consumption efficienty

On a windless day with glass for water and no current chart you boat speed (I'd use both the knot meter and GPS) at 50 or 100 RPM increments. At the point where your speed starts to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,512
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: How frequently Do You Change Your Raw Water Impeller?

I change mine once when commissioned in the spring and again when it fails in the middle of the summer. This is my tale of woe:
...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   10-27-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 13,425
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: How far are you from your sailboat?

Try 7-8 hours away. Live north of Philly in Bucks County PA with cabin and boat in Boothbay Harbor ME.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: ICE box Drain plumbing

Do you have a shower and where does it drain? There is often a separate sump for showers on boats to keep the grey water out of the bilge. the ice box on my Cape Dory MS300 drains to the shower sump...
Forum: Outboard   08-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Tohatsu 25 Air intake issue.

Well I was not able to figure it out myself. Took it the boat / engine to the local outboard shop. Turned out to be an electrical wire issue that only acted up when the engine cover was on....
Forum: Outboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,643
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Agree with getting the gas in small quantities. Since I started using the internal tank and ValvTech gas I have had no problems with my 4hp Mercury.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By LinekinBayCD
Re: Rigging knife

My favorite boat knife and for around the house is the blue Victorinox Swiss Army knife. Serrated blade, flat blunt marlin spike with a shackle key, Philips and two flat head screw drivers, can...
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