Recent content by michaelapk

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    Interfacing B&G MFD with Raymarine X5 autopilot?

    Update: I was able to get the network up and working. Ended up going with Raymarine Axiom 9+ mfd and B&G wireless wind, Airmar DST800 and connected the X5 to the N2K backbone through the STNG connection on the X5. It all looks like it is working. I see the fluxgate compass heading connected to...
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    Advice for grinding out and tabbing in a new bulkhead

    Looking for some guidance on preparing the inside of the hull for tabbing in a new forward bulkhead. Had a previous post and replies convinced me to replace rather than try to repair. '83 Ericson 30+ with wet-rotted forward bulkhead in an empty space between the v-berth and the anchor chain...
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    Replacing cabin portlights with exterior plexiglass panels?

    Thanks. Very helpful. Nice boat.
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    Replacing cabin portlights with exterior plexiglass panels?

    Thanks. Will be helpful if I go that route. The difference with what I would have to do compared to the videos is that the panels wouldn't sit within the depression in the outside cabin-wall. In my case, they would sit on top of the fiberglass which would create a different look.
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    Replacing cabin portlights with exterior plexiglass panels?

    I am in the process of refitting my '83 Ericson 30+ because of water damage to the cabin side-walls. I pulled the portlights to be able to repair/replace the wood. One of the portlights is damaged and might need to be replaced with a custom piece (it is a non-standard size). One repair...
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    Repairing plywood bulkhead

    There is just space from the bulkhead to the bow. There is a decorative piece of painted plywood that screws into the bulkhead from inside the v-berth that defines the forward end of the v-berth and the forward-most part of the boat accessible from the cabin. There is a (detached) second fill...
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    Repairing plywood bulkhead

    I'm in the process of doing some repairs on my '83 Ericson 30+. There is a small plywood bulkhead that is at the forward end of the V-berth, just under the anchor chain pan. It has extensive water damage with the part of the top cross piece and part of the starboard vertical section rotted...
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    Replacing datamarine transducers with Raymarine?

    I'm in the process of doing a refit on my '86 Ericson 30+ including updating electronics. I am likely to go with a Raymarine system built around an Axiom 9+ MFD with wireless wind, DST, and connection to my X5 autopilot. Wondering if anyone has experience replacing the Datamarine Depth or Speed...
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    Advice on cabin interior wall replacement project

    Do you just glue the firring strips up or do you end up epoying/glassing?
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    Interfacing B&G MFD with Raymarine X5 autopilot?

    It is definitely NMEA 1083. I currently having it working with a connection from the Raspberry Pi which uses a GPS dongle and a USB-RS422 converter that I connect into the GPS jack for the radio. Radio receives and displays lat/long perfectly. I think that the GPS accessory is a GPS receiver...
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    Interfacing B&G MFD with Raymarine X5 autopilot?

    Pretty sure it is a Cobra F45. Meant to check when I was at the boat earlier.
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    Interfacing B&G MFD with Raymarine X5 autopilot?

    That's my understanding as well. The signal I want to go to the VHF is the GPS lat/long so that the DSC emergency calling works.
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    Interfacing B&G MFD with Raymarine X5 autopilot?

    If I understand the manual correctly, there are 4 connections for the NMEA: 2 wires for in, 2 wires for out. Was thinking the out would go to the VHF and the in would come from the RaspberryPi/SDR for AIS. If I can't get that to work, would figure out a connection from the Pi to the N2K backbone.
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    Electronics Upgrade (B&G and Raymarine)

    I know this is fairly old post but wondering you you ever got this to work properly. I am in a similar position with the same AP and thinking about Vulcan MFD so that I have the sailing info they provide.
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    Interfacing B&G MFD with Raymarine X5 autopilot?

    All this is very helpful. Seems like it should all be doable. I've found out that the X5 can act as a bridge from ST to NMEA 1083 so that I should be able to feed the VHF from the X5 and feed the X5 from the Vulcan. Here is the schematic of what I am now thinking. Certainly open to further...