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Main Message Board / rocker switch
« on: August 03, 2020, 05:11:47 PM »
The light on my propane switch on the electrical panel no longer lights up.  The switch still works.  Does anyone have a used switch from an electrical panel that they replaced.
The switch is 13/16 by 5/16.  My panel is black if that is helpful.  Did anyone replace their electrical and keep the old one?  Catalina Direct is out of stock and will not have one available until this fall.  The one one is a simple off and on switch with a indicator light to the side of the switch will be their replacement.  No switch with the red light build into it.
Thanks for any help.

Main Message Board / Michigan Boating
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:01:42 PM »
We can work, launch and going sailing.  Opened up about 2wks ago.  Mother Nature is not cooperating.  Had rain and snow here today.  No warm weather yet. 
Next week is looking a little better.

Main Message Board / rubber seal for autohelm
« on: December 25, 2019, 12:24:19 PM »
I am looking for the rubber seal between the power supply and the motor on my Autohelm St4000+ .  It is the seal that covers the plug on the small motor that protects the electrical connection from the elements.  I have a small crack and would like to replace it. 
Does anyone know the part # or where I might purchase it.  I have not contacted ray marine yet but will.
Thanks for any help.

Main Message Board / GPSmap 172c --- GPS Replacement Options
« on: August 31, 2019, 02:06:13 PM »
My gps is 15 years old and in the mornings the screen is hard to read and the chips can not be updated.  I would like to replace this gps with a new Garmin.  Ideas and suggestions would be welcomed.  This is the first time in 15 years that I have searched the internet for a gps.  There seems to be a lot of bells and whistles.
Any ideas and suggestions would be welcomed.

Main Message Board / Outhaul
« on: August 27, 2019, 01:30:33 PM »
Those of you that have purchased an outhaul from CD are your satisfied with the quality?  One of my lines broke and it has been working very hard for the past few year.
Time to replace.
Thanks for any info.

Main Message Board / Return from N. Channel
« on: August 26, 2019, 05:04:07 PM »
We have returned from the N. Channel after a fantastic summer.  Good sailing from Muskegon and also on the return trip this past week. Tried new anchorages and also picked a lot of blueberries.  No bears.
Three of our six grandchildren were able to joins us.
Good to be back.
PS:  Will post a new topic if needed.  Broke my out haul this summer.  Needs replacing.

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.

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