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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By db27513
Re: Raymarine St4000 Autohelm parts

Hey GeorgeB - yea thats the component - the plastic ring that the motor mounts in to. Some of the plastic wheel "bearings" (and thats being generous) around the ring broke as well. It had the problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By db27513
Raymarine St4000 Autohelm parts

Hi - Im looking for the replacement parts for an ST4000. I have the head and motor - just need the plastic ring that attaches to the wheel. Can purchase on ebay I know, but always includes the motor...
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast   02-10-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By db27513
North Carolina to Key Biscayne, FL

Hello - Im traveling via the ICW from NC to Key Biscayne, departing the end of Feb.

How much time should I allocate to traverse the distance? Unheeded at 6knts, the math tells me about 10 days....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By db27513
Re: Flexible holding tank location

Ok, ya'll convinced me.

Think the comment about a flexi tank being a minus is true. I wouldnt want one. This boat was lightly used, virtually no equipment, but very very clean. So I dont need or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By db27513
Re: Flexible holding tank location

ok, I hear ya all.. Flexibles not good.

Tell me how the original design is good: Manual Jabsco (everyone has probably sat on one of these at one time or another). Output of bowl leaves the base...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By db27513
Re: Flexible holding tank location

Thanks for the feedback. Still thinking am going the flex route. Will do a little more research first. Anything below the head on this boat has to be relatively shallow, and hard tank just not an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By db27513
Flexible holding tank location

Im turning over a Hunter Legend 355. Its original aluminum holding tank (problematic in this boat Im told) was removed and the head was plumbed directly overboard.

If I install a holding tank in...
Forum: Electronics   09-10-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By db27513
Garmin 545s Chart updates

Im considering updating the charts in the named plotter. Has anyone done this? Am trying to determine what date of charts I currently have (unit says G21 V2.51) and what date I would be updating too....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By db27513
Catalina 30 Bahama bound

I have a '89 30ft Catalina (wing keel, standard rig) based in NC that Im considering taking to the Bahamas. I have a list of modifications to make, but since Im hauling out in a week or so, I want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,489
Posted By db27513
Boat ownership through charter

I just read a glowing article about the concept of eventual ownership of a sailboat through a charter company (like Sunsail). THere was not a single negative about this either financially or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By db27513
Thanks all for the feedback. Right now Im a...

Thanks all for the feedback. Right now Im a layed off 50 year old IT guy trying to reinvent myself into something I love doing. OUPV is first step. Been looking into the Maritime Academies, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By db27513
OUPV Masters License question

Im getting ready to take my OUPV test in a couple days. Ive got all the sea time I need for the standard inland license as I own my own boat (360 days since 15 years of age, 90 of those days in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-28-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,909
Posted By db27513
Garmin 545s & Autohelm ST4000 & NMEA

Im trying to connect my 545s to my ST4000. Has anyone done this? The Garmin says to use two wires to connect to a NMEA device: a Blue NMEA out wire (positive), and a ground. The ST4000 labels its...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By db27513
Sealent for thru-hulls

Hi - Im replacing my depth sounder and knot meter transducers this weekend. Ive seen 5200 and 4200 and Sikaflex recommended. Any opinions? This is on a Catalina 30, and the hull is solid in these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 6,700
Posted By db27513
Online OUPV classes

Has anyone taken one of these? Theres a couple Ive found available, one being The National Maritime School (http://www.marinersschool.com/?gclid=CJvq6YCXrJECFQwigQodaSVyYw)

Im curious if its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By db27513
This link (http://marinersecampus.com/index1.asp)...

This link (http://marinersecampus.com/index1.asp) gives a pretty good description of the types of OUPV licenses issued.

Its been my understanding that the USCG will consider time on your own...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 5,523
Posted By db27513
I too am becoming a fan of Active Captain. I was...

I too am becoming a fan of Active Captain. I was just recently traversing an inlet near Oriental NC, and ran aground in the channel. After getting unstuck, I talked with one of the local marina's,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,143
Posted By db27513
Was going with Raymarine, cause I had vintage...

Was going with Raymarine, cause I had vintage datamarine equipment, and thats what was offered as a like replacement. Raymarine uses Seatalk I believe.

So your saying that NMEA 2000 or Ticktack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,143
Posted By db27513
Thru hull sensors - retractable?

Im the victim of a lightening power surge that blew out most of my instruments, and now am selecting new ones, which includes the depth and speed/temp transducers. Raymarine sells 2 kinds of thru...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By db27513
Well so far so good. Im hauling out this...

Well so far so good. Im hauling out this weekend, and the surveyor is going over the the electronics shortly there after. I think he will call in a certified engineer to go over all the wiring....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By db27513
Lightnening: I got side flashed or power surged

Im in new Bern NC, own a Catalina 30, keep her in a slip, and just discovered that my charger, autohelm, inboard A/C, external navigation lights, engine tach and knotmeter all have stopped working. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,536
Posted By db27513
Am turning 50 and need to prove to the world Im not an old fart ...yet

So the plan is to take my new-to-me Catalina 30 from New Bern NC to the FL Keys. I want to actually sail some, so I will be attempting to go on the outside as much as possible, yet stopping in at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,141
Posted By db27513
Newmar RM15 battery charger

I have this charger on my '89 Catalina 30. When plugged in, it hums nicely, but always seems to be dumping at least an amp or more into the two batteries I have, and Im worried that I may be frying...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-29-2007
Replies: 145
Views: 17,420
Posted By db27513
much agreed about the content of TV - older I get...

much agreed about the content of TV - older I get the less interesting it is.. cant take the commercials. Besides a weekend football game, I probably take in less than an hour a week.. however a DVD...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-29-2007
Replies: 145
Views: 17,420
Posted By db27513
LCD TVs that take 12V

I too am shopping for an LCDTV to mount on my bulkhead. The question that remains unanswered is the 12v issue. I want to power direct from the bats. The only way Ive been able to determine if they...
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