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Topics - Paulus

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Main Message Board / Going Sailing
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:22:28 PM »
We launched Cool Change this morning and will leave for the summer on Saturday, June 8th.  Will spend some time on Lake Michigan and then headed to the North Channel.
Wish all of you a great summer of sailing.

Main Message Board / Horizon DS45
« on: April 15, 2019, 04:03:17 AM »
Several years ago, I bumped my head on the depth sounder and put a crack in the glass(plastic?).  It does not leak water but would like to replace it.
I contacted the company you see if they had any left.  They did not.  These were replaced a few years ago?  Does anyone know if you can replace the glass on the unit or does anyone know who might still have some of these around.  All my instruments work and see no need to replace them.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Main Message Board / Manus swivel
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:39:57 PM »
Thinking about putting a mantus swivel on my 5/16 chain and 32lb bruce anchor.  The rep at mantus recommended the S1.
Appreciate any thoughts about the product and size.

Main Message Board / Smartgauge
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:12:11 AM »
I am going to install a smartgauge. I have 4 golf cart batteries wired in series-parallel.  Does the positive wire have to run to each positive post on the 4 batteries and the negative wire run to each negative post.  Can I run the positive wire to one positive post and also do the negative the same way on the opposite corners.  The diagram on Balmar's website shows 3 separate batteries, no battery wiring.
Thanks for any help.

Main Message Board / resistor?
« on: August 31, 2018, 12:50:19 PM »
Our refrigeration unit stopped working on the way home from the North Channel.  Back to ice blocks for the trip home.  After trouble shooting the system, I discovered that the thermostat was not functioning. The manual was very helpful in and practical in trouble shooting the problem.  Simply bypassed the thermostat.   I ordered a new one from Nova Kool and also the resistor for pre setting speed for the compressor.  They are sending me 2 new resistors, the resistor was not bad.
My question is:  Why would there be different resistors for the compressor speed?  I am installing the same one as the unit came with(black one).  I have a very limited knowledge of electronics and would appreciate a little feedback.
PS:  They did not charge me for the resistors.

Main Message Board / Anchor locker lid
« on: August 26, 2018, 07:45:34 AM »
Looking for an anchor locker lid for a 1990 C34 for a sailing acquaintance in Canada.  Any ideas?  Tried to get him to join our organization.
PS:  Great summer in the North Channel

Main Message Board / Kidde Wake Up Call
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:06:14 PM »
If you have not checked on your free replacements, you might try and call the company.  I placed my order in November and they told me that I would have them by the end of December.
Called again in January and was told that it would still be a while because of the back log.  Called again in April and they told me that their computers had crashed and my order was deactivated!!  They activated my order and it was to arrive in 2 weeks.  No merchandise.  Called today and they had to activate my order again.  This time I spoke to the supervisor and she send my order directly to the warehouse.   "Will be shipped tomorrow and arrive in a week". Each time I spend a hour on the phone listening to music.
Need to be persistent and patient
PS:  The supervisor gave me a direct phone number to check on my order. :wait

Main Message Board / bio fuel
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:26:06 AM »
What are the long term effects of using bio fuel?  I believe bio fuel was pumped into my fuel tank 4yrs ago.(can't proof it) Would appreciate any comments on this topic.

Main Message Board / Gel Coat
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:43:40 AM »
I would like to repaint the 1" white boot strip near the water line.  Would like to hear from those that have done this.  I have the following questions:  1. I would like to use one of those small spray cans that can be pressurized by  Co2 sold at the local ACE hardware store. 2.  Can 2 part paint be used in these and do a nice job. 3. Anyone recommend a 2 part paint.

Main Message Board / Update on cam cleat
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:04:08 AM »
I installed a cam cleat on my mast to help raise the main and got the most "bang for my buck".  A small but very helpful improvement in raising the main.
Thanks to those who had suggested this improvement.

Main Message Board / Horizon DS 45 Digital Depth Sounder
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:04:13 PM »
Does anyone know if you can replace the glass face on these instruments.  Perhaps someone has one of these instruments that are no longer working.  I only need the glass face as the instruments are in good working order.  (Bumped my head a couple of years ago) I have a small crack in the glass but does not seem to let water in.  I have very few project this year and thought I might pursue this one.

Main Message Board / Return from North Channel
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:33:59 PM »
We had returned from our cruise to the North Channel.  Had the opportunity to meet with several of our Catalina member.
Had a great trip.
Cool Change

Main Message Board / Going Sailing
« on: May 30, 2017, 03:55:24 AM »
Thanks for all the advice, discussion and camaraderie on this site.  Hope to see some of you in the North Channel this summer.  Boat goes in the water on the 31st and hope to depart Muskegon on the 1st of June.  Hope to see some of you in the North Channel.
Thanks, Paul

Main Message Board / laminates/plastic
« on: April 22, 2017, 05:59:54 AM »
My flexible solar panel after 4yrs has a slight color change, from blue to a blue/gray.  This panel stays on the boat all year around.  This change is due to the UV rays to the plastic or laminate.  It does not affect the output of the panel.  Any ideas as to cleaning the laminate on the panel?
Appreciate any ideas.

Main Message Board / Pelican Hooks
« on: February 19, 2017, 04:33:28 AM »
I have replaced my pelican hooks with "new shinny ones".  I have 3 old ones in working order and would be happy to give these to a fellow sailor that might have a broken one.(springs broke in two of the five)

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