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Messages - mark_53

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Main Message Board / Re: Doyle Stack Pack v. Cradle Cover v. other
« on: May 25, 2020, 12:05:06 PM »
I installed a Mack pack from Mack Sails last year.  I've been very happy with the quality and price.  It was designed to be installed with the existing rope bolt foot on my mainsail.  The bottom is open so water drains.  Zipper top opens and closes easily. I provided 3 measurements to the factory in Florida and unit was a perfect fit.  Installed myself in a couple days but could be done much quicker by someone who knew what they were doing.

Main Message Board / Re: New head
« on: April 27, 2020, 11:32:30 AM »
I don't know much about how the head works but I know mine is below the waterline for some reason.  Your raw water pump may make that unnecessary. I just think it's a good idea to see if it actually functions well before doing the final fit up.

Main Message Board / Re: New head
« on: April 27, 2020, 11:19:38 AM »
Did you see if it is operational with the new configuration?  I'm wondering about water level.

Main Message Board / Re: Protest in Annapolis
« on: April 19, 2020, 11:39:10 AM »
 :thumb:  remember in November!

Main Message Board / Re: Recreational boating banned in San Diego, CA
« on: April 05, 2020, 11:30:37 AM »
Unbelievable.  It's hard to get closer to six feet on the water so what's the rational?  I can see it they will tell us we can't drive our gas powered cars/boats because of climate change.  The new progressive order.

Main Message Board / Re: kayak opinions
« on: March 17, 2020, 12:04:28 PM »
I have a 10' that I bungee to the side guard rail. Your sit on top model will probably be easier to get in/on.  It was tricky getting in and out but doable in calm waters.  Not a primary means of getting ashore.

Main Message Board / Re: Low voltage from my batteries.
« on: February 15, 2020, 11:26:46 AM »

My questions.

1. Am I correct that this is unexpected behaviour?
What voltage should I expect a properly working battery to deliver when under load?
It depends on the load.  My voltage drops to under 10v when I engage the glow plugs.
2. Do the batteries need to be replaced?
Doen't sound like it if your getting good use out of them.
3. What else could be causing this voltage drop?
It is normal for voltage to drop when you apply a load.
4. What could I be doing to my batteries to have caused this?
Nothing, sounds normal to me.

Main Message Board / Re: water in cockpit after rain
« on: February 05, 2020, 12:48:10 PM »
Water in the cockpit should drain through the scuppers.  Check to see if they are clogged.

Main Message Board / Re: Battery Orientation
« on: February 03, 2020, 07:20:15 PM »
Regarding the "2 Switch Option" for wiring the batteries. Does the cable from the #2 post on the ON/OFF/Both to the OFF post on the ON/OFF switch (or starter) get a fuse?

No, since that wire is not energized until the switch is closed, then it's protected by the fuse at the battery.

Ciao : The BEST present? - wouldn't touch that one with a 10ft pole!!
To bad Christmas comes only once a year.  :shock:

Davee, I don't know if the wires are a problem if the lights work.  If so, you might just replace the incandescent bulb with a LED bulb.  Save yourself a lot of head banging.

Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 08, 2019, 05:28:06 PM »
Probably comes down the mast when it rains.  I use a wet/dry shop vac to get it out. Smells horrible it I leave it too long.  Dry it out and check next time you get a good rain.

Main Message Board / Re: GPSmap 172c --- GPS Replacement Options
« on: September 19, 2019, 08:42:02 AM »

use an iPad as a chart plotter.

Just an FYI.  You have to be careful about iPads and GPS.  (Unless Apple has changed its ways) only the cell-enabled iPads have an internal GPS chip.  The WiFi (only) iPads don't -- they use wifi networks and cell towers (even w/o an active cell contract) to determine the "gps" location, so it can at times be very approximate.  Even the iPads w/ gps chips initially use WiFi and cell to get the first (approximate) location (recall that your gps takes a while to lock onto enough satellites to start displaying a good location. So when first turned on, an iPad couldn't possibly lock onto GPS as quickly as it appears to find the location -- it's fooling us.)

The iPad Air uses (both wireless and cellular) GLONASS for out of coverage location data.  Here's the specs from Apple...

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

    Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS

Main Message Board / Re: GPSmap 172c --- GPS Replacement Options
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:39:19 AM »
Hi Mark, It’s been a while since I set it up, but think there’s a view only setting and a remote control setting. My phone is view only, but the tablet has remote control so I can change screens, zoom in and out just like sitting at the MFD at the navigation station. For reference I have the es98 MFD with touchscreen.

Thanks for clarifying Jon.  I was using the RayView app.  There is a RayRemote app that transforms your iPhone into a "virtual remote keyboard". Should be compatible with my e7D MFD. 

Main Message Board / Re: GPSmap 172c --- GPS Replacement Options
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:16:32 PM »
The tablet connects to my Raymarine chart plotter via WiFi to act as a remote chart plotter anywhere I want to use it. You may not have a chart plotter, but addressing the tablet or phone battery life issue would still apply.

I have a Raymarine chartplotter at the helm and use my iPhone as a remote display when below.  I cannot control the chartplotter from the remote display.

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