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Main Message Board / Re: Active Captain - Locations App
« on: June 12, 2015, 11:21:25 AM »
I think their new Locations App will add to the social life of boating. As Stu pointed out, most of the activity seems to on the East Coast, but I expect it will grow simply because of the new App.

Not sure knowing where your buddies are is that useful, unless you are looking for them. It probably has a vicarious value when we don't have anything better to do.... perhaps it's aimed at power boaters, cus we never seem to have that issue, there's always something better to do unless we are already sailing!

 8)

Paul

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Main Message Board / Active Captain - Locations App
« on: June 11, 2015, 10:52:42 AM »
Is anyone using the new Active Captain 'Locations' App?

I read the article about it on Active Captain last month and just downloaded the App.

First challenge is to find other AC members with an eboatcard, so do you have one yet?

Paul

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Main Message Board / Re: Chartplotter opinions?
« on: June 11, 2015, 08:48:00 AM »
Steve, on our new C34 (1987) the PO purchased the Garmin 742XP package for less than $2,000 The Radar unit integrates really well with the Chart Plotter.

As others have said, it's nice having instruments of similar brands. So we too are looking to get a new Wind Instrument & Transducer. The wireless options are out of our budget right now (need to sell our C250 Water Ballast) so we're looking a the Garmin Wind options.

The Garmin Radar interface is really nice.

Paul

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Fleet 14 / Re: Anyone still active? I'm here in West Palm Beach
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:46:40 AM »
You're not alone  :shock:

We just purchased our 1987 Fin Keel C34 Tall Rig and we're busy getting her ready to initially cruise around the area.

We're in Fort Lauderdale and in the very active Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club

We have several C34 owners in the area.

Looking forwards to meeting you on the water sometime ... soon!

Paul

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine Temp sensor
« on: June 02, 2015, 04:14:53 PM »
Thanks guys,

The Gauge seems to be reading a max of 2 indents from the lower limit (not sure what temp that is without going down to the boat to look closely)

Other than not being able to find where the wires run, I should not have a problem testing the wiring.

I'm going to follow the links suggested to see where they go.

Paul

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Main Message Board / Engine Temp sensor
« on: June 02, 2015, 01:30:36 PM »
Our boat is 30 minutes travel from home, so I like to be prepared before heading to the boat to work on a project.

The engine temp gauge is not working, can someone point out where on the engine the temp sensor is located.

Is it a block temp sensor or coolant temp sensor and where is it located.

I was thinking of installing something like this

Thanks.

Paul

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Main Message Board / Fuel Gauge System
« on: June 02, 2015, 11:50:28 AM »
My first question (yes, I have spent time reviewing the tech wiki and forum posts  :? )

The PO replaced the fuel tank level sender unit with a visual indicator. So I have to scrunch into the aft berth and use a flashlight and mirror to view the fuel gauge. The gauge on the engine control panel obviously does not work.

I believe that to test the gauge involves shorting out the Sender connection on the back of the gauge with the -ve (ground) contact which should result in a Full reading.

But I cannot find out what type of sender unit should be in the tank so that I can replace it.

Anyone have info about a replacement fuel level sender unit for the 1987 aluminium fuel tank??

Thanks.
Paul

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Main Message Board / Re: Moved up to C34
« on: May 21, 2015, 08:00:05 PM »
We're familiar with the local fleet, we have sailed with Bob and pat

Good to see you active here too Stu.

Paul

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Main Message Board / Moved up to C34
« on: May 21, 2015, 12:31:45 PM »
Just a quick Intro/Hi from Paul & Peggy. We've owned a C250 WB since 2005 and have just purchased a 1987 C34 Tall Rig Fin Keel in Stuart Florida.

We're driving up there to bring 'Eximius' to Fort Lauderdale over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Anyone on the ICW over the weekend between Stuart & Fort Lauderdale? (Especially Old Port Cove or Lake Boca) Let us know, would be glad to wave as we go by or dink over if you're at anchor nearby.


The boat was previously named 'Chris Deke'. We met them in Stuart a few weeks ago, really great people. Deke spent two days introducing me to the boat systems while the survey was done. I could not ask for a better PO.

We're planning on taking Eximius to various club events (Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club) and preparing ourselves and the boat for trips down the keys and to the Bahamas as well as trips up the coast to the Chesapeake.

Retiring in November this year, so we have 6 months to get used to the boat and the boat used to us. :D



Paul


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