I also had this problem. I opened the cockpit sole, started the engine and noticed that the fuel in running to the filter was white and full of foam. The engine stopped after 1-2 minutes and after waiting for a few minutes I could start again.
The problem was that the socket that connects the...
I looked at both the Simrad (299 EUR) and ST1000+ (329 EUR) and
decided to pay the extra 30 EUR for the ST1000+ because of the
NMEA/Seatalk interface and AutoSeastate (built-in software to filter
out wave movements). It also has a LCD display with a compass but
since this is...
agree for most cases. notebooks are cheaper, optimized for low power consumption and easier to service/swap because they are often backed up by an international service organization or dealer network. downside is that they are more prone to seawater and more fragile in general. if you do a lot...
Here is my best guess and resolution:
There is an inner drive shaft which powers the propeller and an outer shaft
linked to the control tube, which controls the pitch of the propeller. The
run with the same speed but the outer shaft can slide a few cm over the
inner shaft if you...
I use a black foam strip 30mm wide and 4mm thick purchased at a marine store (approx. 3 meter if I remember well). One side has an adhesive. You can put it on the cockpit floor panel edge and cut openings for the bolts.
I also noticed that a firmly sealed and fastened panel...
Thanks Steve and all others that have replied... I was about to
follow your suggestion but then it turned out that the solution to
the problem was even simpler:
When I was about to empty the fuel tank I noticed that I could move
the fitting of the stopcock to the tank by hand. When I run...
owls are smart and therefore attract a lot of other animals that need advice. it is better use a parrot instead. the seagulls will leave before they can dispose their droppings because they get bored by all the talking.
Maybe it is an idea to enhance the existing system by replacing the traveller rail end bolts with eye bolts, fix a 6mm line and connect the other end to the slider using a small block with V-clamb on both sides. this way you can pull the traveller towards you after tacking.
There is a description on how to overhaul the combi on:
I have just gone through the process myself because I needed to take out the prop shaft to replace the stern bearing and decided to overhaul the combi at the same time...
If the temperature gets too high it will close and creates a connection to engine body (negative/mass). if you take the wire leading to the sender and put it against a metal part of the engine the temperature warning light should go on.
I did not have a problem with reading the display so far. The LCD display is 10 cm diagonal in size and the depth is shown in digits of approx. 1 cm high. The LCD also has backlighting and an acousting depth alarm. A drawback compared to traditional depth sounders is the bulkiness. Not...
Today I implemented a very simple and cost-effective way to solve the
cockpit sole fastening issue, using 8 brass expansion plugs. They have
an internal M6 thread and 8mm outside diameter and can be purchased at
almost any hardware store.
1. Drill out the existing holes to 7mm.
2. Take a 8mm...
My current rigging for the main sail and genua consists of a steel
cable with approximately 7 meter polyester rope at the end. The latter
part needs replacement. Any ideas on whether it is better to just
replace the polyester rope at the end or replace the entire