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Main Message Board / kayak opinions
« on: March 17, 2020, 11:48:41 AM »
Hey Gang,

I'm looking to add a sit on top kayak to the toy box this year and want to bring on the boat occasionally.  Anybody have any suggestions on practicality of sailing with a 12' kayak on the bow or on the side with a rack?

Also we have the walk through 91 model.  I'm assuming it will still be a pain to get in from the boat.  Anybody care to share what works best?

Main Message Board / Re: new Danfoss Controller not working?
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:33:40 AM »
Thanks for the responses Ken and Stu.  I ended up chucking the PC board and wiring directly to the module with a 15 amp inline fuse to the danfoss as recommended.  I then added my own led bulb for diagnostics.  There are some surprisingly good videos on Youtube on how to do this here:

I used my existing danfoss module and everything fired up and has been running and cooling for the last 2 weeks no problemo.  I couldn't really tell what was happening in the board but it wasn't sending enough power to the danfoss when hooked up.  Changed fuses as well as small thermo fuse on back of board.   

Easy way to check the board is to hook up positive and negative leads straight to the danfoss and jump the Thermostat slots.  compressor started right away. 

Main Message Board / new Danfoss Controller not working?
« on: November 21, 2019, 05:50:12 PM »
Hey gang,

I've been trouble shooting my adler barbour cold machine and coming up empty.  About 2 years ago I bought a new module but never put it on because I found I had a bad thermostat after I used a jumper between the T and C.  The new thermostat solved the issue and I've been running it fine since then. 

I'm getting 12.6v to the pc board and then to the Danfoss(secop) module reads same.  The compressor doesn't come on, or fan, and I get no blinking lights.  I found the module that I bought before and put that on.  Same thing, power, no fan, no compressor, and no lights.  I also ran the thermostat jumper again and that did not help. 

Also when I click on the power I'm not even getting a voltage drop as if the compressor is trying to turn on.

Is there a way to test that the module is sending power to the compressor?   Fuses on the pc board are fine.  Are there any fuses in the control module?

Main Message Board / Re: M35 Starter Removal
« on: May 11, 2019, 12:37:48 PM »
Got it.  Needed a slightly longer extension.  Pain in the...

Main Message Board / M35 Starter Removal
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:10:03 AM »

I'm trying to remove my starter from the M35 and I'm having issues contorting into the position to get a wrench on the top bolt.  Has anyone taken their starter off on the Universal M35?  Any tips getting to that top bolt?

Main Message Board / Re: Air conditioning !990 c34, some pictures
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:46:35 AM »
I put in a 16k under the v berth two years ago after the old 12k BTU unit died.  I'm down in St Petersburg/Tampa Bay and sometimes I work all day from my laptop in the salon and its very comfortable.  I usuallly put a towel over the front hatch in the summer though and have dark curtains inside covering the long deck windows.  The 12k I replaced seemed to do just fine too until it died though just saying.   

Main Message Board / Re: Air conditioning !990 c34, some pictures
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:59:49 AM »
 I really like that refrigerator install.  Mine is way back behind the aft water tank and I can just barley reach it from the opening hatch on deck.  I have the walkthru transom and that hatch is tiny.  When my compressor goes I think I'll relocate it to that spot in front of the starboard water tank.

Main Message Board / Re: New Headsail recommendation
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:51:13 AM »
Thanks for the link Stu. That made for an interesting read and there is lots to ponder there for sure.  I'm thinking now the 135 or smaller might be just fine. 

Main Message Board / New Headsail recommendation
« on: May 05, 2019, 08:32:06 AM »
Hey Gang I know there are a lot of threads on this already but I'm seeking more advice anyway. 

I need a new headsail and I'm not sure what size to go with.  I sail mostly in light winds in SW FL but also do some offshore stuff (Cuba, Key West) maybe head for Isla Mujeres next year so I'd like something I can carry roller reefed when the wind picks up to 30. 

We don't do much racing so I was thinking a 135 would be the way to go.  My 150 I think was kind of blown out when I got the boat and I could never get a good shape if reefed and didn't like to point all that well in light wind. 

Any thoughts?  I use the boat almost weekly on day sails so looking for something durable and it'll stay on the furler all the time. 

1991 C34 Wing Keel Std Rig

Main Message Board / Water heater inlet hose popping off
« on: October 23, 2018, 12:38:17 PM »
Water heater hose popped off today and send all my freshwater into the bilge while we were underway today.  We motored about 3 hrs so Iím sure the water in the tank was good and hot.  Itís happened before and I figured it was a loose clamp so I made sure it was good and tight.  Iím thinking maybe too Michael pressure in the tank or something?  Anybody ever have this happen?

Main Message Board / Furling line blocks and fairleads suggestions?
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:52:22 AM »
Hey gang I upgraded the furler this year to a Hood 808 SL and it's awesome compared to the continuous line furler that was on the boat before.  I've been using the double sheave from the continuous setup and it works, just not well. 

I'm planning to get new blocks but can't decide whether to go outside or inside with sheaves or fairleads or a ratchet block at the end.  Does anybody have a good setup that they can share?  I want to route on the starboard side and furl from the helm.


Main Message Board / Re: Cabin Table
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:52:33 AM »
I always thought the table was just too big and we never used as a bed so I went the simple and cheap route.  I bought a big cutting board on amazon and a spray can of clearcoat and this has really opened up the cabin and made it much more comfortable when you have more than two people in the cabin. 

Thanks for the link. I read up on that a while back but I'm still scratching my head on this one.  Has anyone ever had the LED Indicator just stay on? 
Heading back to the boat this evening to see if I can figure anything out. 


Main Message Board / Adler Barbour Cold Machine solid red led indicator
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:31:55 AM »

My Fan cooled cold machine has been working. Fine for several months since I replaced the thermostat but now wonít turn on.  The led indicator is on but not blinking.  Itís just solid red.  Fuses are ok.  And I have plenty of power to the unit.  I canít find ďsolid redĒ or ďon but not blinkingĒ in any of the troubleshooting posts. 

Any ideas where to start?

Well I think I got it.  I tested continuity of the thermostat with dial in both coldest and 0 settings and got nothing.   Then I just connected the 2 thermostat wires together at the tstat and it kicked on.  So I'm thermostat shopping.

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