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    Nigel Calder: Replace Your Generator by using your main engine

    It would be very interesting to see Maine Sail’s (RC) opinion on the somewhat new electrical technology that’s evolving here.
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    Nigel Calder: Replace Your Generator by using your main engine

    Recently I attended a information session with Nigel Calder detailing replacing your generators with new marine technology that uses your main engine instead. It totally makes sense but I think the cost at this time makes it feasible for only larger boats with high energy needs. Below is a link...
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    Emergency welding using Batteries

    I’ve heard about this but never seen it done.
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    Trojan T105 expected Lifespan.

    I agree that was a great report of Lifecycle battery care. Although my charging specs. were somewhat similar I suspect my limited yearly equalizing may have contributed to the lack of extended life. The capacity after 6 years was down to 65% which I was prepared to keep in service one more...
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    Trojan T105 expected Lifespan.

    Thanks. Very interesting, I’ll make sure to exercise them frequently.
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    Trojan T105 expected Lifespan.

    Thanks guys. It’s good news to know I’m not far off the normal lifespan going forward with new batteries. Still a bit unsure if I’ve been wise in rotating them one-spot each year, also the effects of floating all week the entire summer. (other than 4 weeks vacations we do get away most...
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    Trojan T105 expected Lifespan.

    How long should a house bank of 4 Trojan T105 wired in series/parallel last. I got 6 summer seasons and this spring they are not able to come up to spec in voltage and ample hydrometer readings, also my battery charger won’t go into equalizing mode till it detects they are fully charged. When...
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    To Bore a New Hole in the Hull or Not

    Thanks for the feedback guys. LeslieTroyer I think your original comment is the way to go. Remove my ST40 Speedo, replacing it with the new DST800 3 in 1 transducer and put that on the ST network, this would leave the remaining ST40 Depth sounder as a secondary on it’s original analog display...
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    To Bore a New Hole in the Hull or Not

    The feeling is that if the SeaTalk network fails in unfamilar waters for whatever reason, having depth info independently off the network will get you home safely. I think this viewpoint has merit but at the same time I want to have depth & speed info on the network.
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    To Bore a New Hole in the Hull or Not

    This spring I will be adding a masthead Raymarine i60 wind transducer with a i70s display to my seatalk system. At the Toronto boat show I purchased the all in one pack which comes with a Airmar depth,speed & temp transducer, presently I have ST40’s installed with their separate displays. My...
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    Bilge Pump Discharge Location, Vented loop & Cored Hull

    The exit discharge is going to be a straight SS 1-1/8” mushroom fitting. The float switch is enclosed in a housing and both the bilge pump and the float switch have strainer bases. So a vented loop is still recommended I see. The check valve info is interesting.
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    Bilge Pump Discharge Location, Vented loop & Cored Hull

    I am installing a rule 2000 as a high water Backup emergence bilge pump on my H356, I am looking to locate the discharge fitting at midship close to and at the same height as the existing bilge pump fitting, which is about 3ft above the water line and heel angle. Should I still install a vented...
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    MFD to X-5 wheel pilot missing data on seatalkng

    I"ve solved the Data Issue on the AP display. Here is the Raymarine thread on the Fix: RE: X-5 AP to e75 MFD Data issue - Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator - 06-20-1703:12 PM What version of software is installed within the X5 autopilot course computer? Please click here to view a FAQ addressing...
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    MFD to X-5 wheel pilot missing data on seatalkng

    Interesting. Thanks Joker460 I'll follow the info and see where it leads.
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    MFD to X-5 wheel pilot missing data on seatalkng

    Thanks guys I will update the firmware and check on Raymarine forum for further info, will post the results.