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Messages - MarcZ

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Main Message Board / “emergency combine” switch and ACR in one ?
« on: February 27, 2018, 07:21:48 PM »
I’m in the middle of electrical upgrade and found interesting product from BlueSea:  Automatic Charging Relay ML-ACR 7620 and 7622.
Is there any reason why either one should not be used as an “emergency combine” switch and ACR in one ?

Main Message Board / Re: st60+ wind and st4000 head problems
« on: February 27, 2018, 07:03:07 PM »

I had similar problem with my ST 4000 - replacing LCD fixed the issue.
You can get replacement LCDs from France,  available on ebay for around $130 (search for: Raymarine Autohelm LCD screen ST4000+)
It is fairly simple repair.

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator Upgrade
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:39:15 AM »
Thanks  for the warning ! 
I actually found this "unmentioned" company last week on the web and I was considering them as a source ...

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator Upgrade
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:10:02 AM »
I did the serpentine kit install this winter on my M35a and it went very smoothly.  We did not think the large pulley would fit as is but no machining was needed and everything fit perfectly.

Did you use Balmar kit or some cross reference from the automotive world ? (does it exist ?)

Main Message Board / Re: New owner, boat soon to be in Geelong
« on: December 19, 2017, 06:49:53 AM »
Hello and Congratulations  :party

Where are all these lines go ?  top of the mast  ?  is it one line or 2 lines
Mast looks deck stepped , can you post more pics of the upper part showing the other end of the setup ?

I must say your cradle makes me nervous .... I don't see much support preventing boat form pitching aft or forward

Main Message Board / Re: Main Sheet
« on: August 28, 2017, 01:10:24 PM »
I used 60 ft of 7/16 MLX ,  factory setup.
( eye splice took about a 1.5 ft off )

Main Message Board / Re: Lewmar hatch clutch
« on: August 06, 2017, 02:56:50 PM »

Thanks :)

Will report back with results

Main Message Board / Lewmar hatch clutch
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:58:04 AM »
One of the friction stays on my trapezoid hatch broke off yesterday. Carnage reviled 2 snapped rivets…

Quick internet searches makes me think it is not uncommon problem.

I have seen following recommendations:   (does anyone have experience with this problem or any comments ?)

Options :
 Blind rivets
 Solid rivets
 Other fastener ?

Material :

Anti-corrosion compound:

Rivet size
Looks like 5 mm diameter,  not sure about original length …

Pic from the web showing similar situation

Main Message Board / Re: water heater removal
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:17:24 AM »
I have replaced my water heater last winter I don't remember using anything special maybe your boat is different under the sink.
I had to remove port side frame and under sink drawer only .
The far or as you describing "outboard" flange screws were removed with impact driver (smaller then drill)  with long philips bit.
From what I remember my left hand was holding a drill (thru space where drawer was) and my right hand was locating screws and setting the bit on them (thru foot pump door)
as you mentioned visibility is 0 but it was absolutely doable by "touch"

Main Message Board / Re: NMEA 2000 network cables
« on: July 31, 2017, 08:27:08 PM »
I never found an alternative to Raymarine cables

eBay should help in cost reduction to about $100

5 way connector
1 terminator
in-line terminator
Seatalk to NMEA200 cable

assuming that you have 3 spur cables for wind depth and speed

Main Message Board / Re: NMEA 2000 network cables
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:33:59 PM »
Do you have Seatalk or Seatalk NG  instruments  ?

Main Message Board / Re: Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:22:19 PM »
Reasons for using a vented loop and loop location :
1) Can't be placed between supply and pump because during pumping  there is a suction (normal operation)
2) Bowl is below the water line and if pump fails in "open state" water will overflow (assuming open seacock and enough water in the system)
3) There is no "suction"  between the pump and bowl during normal operation and this makes it a good location

Main Message Board / Re: Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 25, 2017, 05:56:58 PM »
Looks good but I would suggest using better water hoses....

Catalina 34s for Sale / Re: Wanted: 89 Catalina 34 wing keel
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:41:17 PM »
I have seen one at Morgan marina NJ - exactly fitting your description and not too long ago - broker was very open to receive any offer.
I do not see it listed anymore but, call the marina, ask for Pete he will know if boat is still for sale.
It was MK1 standard rig WK, there was substantial damage from leaks (deck hardware),  no head sail, main in very bad shape, running engine, upgraded propeller and elliptical rudder ,no or basic instruments etc ...
On hard for several years.
She was waaay too much of the project for me this time around.
Good luck!

More information is needed for more detailed suggestion.
Please provide brand and model #of instruments and transducers in your current setup

If you have Raymarine EV100 autopilot then components are connected using Seatalk NG - this type of "network" needs "special translation" to communicate with old Seatalk (available from Raymarine) Part Number: E22158
Now about  connecting  almost any MFD by B&G  to  raymarine wind transducer "directly" -  easiest way is to install Raymarine iTC-5 for transducers and  satalk NG to NMEA2000 cable for B&G connection (some other combinations are possible - depending on what is already installed)

I'm currently using:  B&G MFD + Raymarine transducers and autopilot + Standard horizon AIS    without any problems.


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