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    Arch davits / obstructed view

    Hello all So I purchased an arch for my boat that will hold solar panels as well as my dinghy. Need advise on hanging / securing the dinghy so as to get best rear visibility. Do you pull the boat all the way up and secure or leave it a little bit down to be able to see better? Love to see any...
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    Thru hull external strainer

    So I am continuing my replacement of a few they hull fittings and seacocks. My engine has an external strainer....... what are the feelings of these. All previous boats did not have these and I see limited amounts in yard. Thanks Greg
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    What type hose....

    Hello all, so replacing a few hoses and wanted to get recommendations for my engine cooling seawater intake hose. Current 1” wire reinforced trident.... was going to just replace with same however did a google search and loads of different hoses come up some with different colors. Thanks Greg
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    Anchor chain question.....

    Hello all.... so upgrading my anchor chain. I currently have 3/8bbb which weighs 1.6lbs per foot, a working strength of 2,650 and a cost of $4.70 per foot. G4 is an option with a replacement gypsy and it weighs1.04lbs per foot, has a working strength of 3,900 and a cost of $3.40 per foot. I...
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    Equalizing 6 volts.....

    Hello all! Meant to call Trojan Friday but forgot....... I have 4 6volt t125 / series parallel. When I equalize, can I do as a single 12 volt bank, all 4, or should I do 2 at a time (still connected in series). Also again I meant to call so pardon my ignorance with flooded a I have only had agms...
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    Ice Makers....

    Hello all, Was wondering what small ice makers people have experience with on their boat. While we have never had a need for one due to convenience of being able to purchase ice, was wondering for the future when we away from dockage more and may have a need. I see many small units...
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    Alternator.... turning internal to externally regulated

    Hello all, So a couple of years ago I upgraded to a Balmar 150amp with mc 614 regulator. The alt I removed (80 amp) was reported to have been replaced 1 year before I bought my boat and appeared to be working fine. So what I would like to do is have this converted to externally regulated so I...
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    Relay.... auto pilot help

    Hello all. So I have this relay that always is warm. Has a wire that goes to a hot wire. When I unplug this wire, the auto pilot turns on and starts beeping. Plug back in the ap turns off. AP has its own breaker on panel that turns on/off no issues.
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    Inverter relay buzz

    Hello all, So I have a 3000w inverter that I just started to use as I am now working from the boat..... printer and charging lap top. I never used the inverter before however it always hums loud from behind the electrical panel. Inverter works fine. So today I opened up the panel and there is a...
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    Anchor fun......

    Hundreds of yards of empty space...... I wish I attracted women when I was in high school like we attract fellow anchorers. And the saga continues.
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    Coolant “filling neck” 4JH4E yanmar......

    Hello all! So yanmar 4JH4E has a pressed on filling neck for coolant. Have heard these are an issue and guess what I am starting to have a slight leak around where the “fill neck” is set. Rather than pull dismantle everything has anybody tried using a sealant around the seam?? Would obviously...
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    Anchorage magnet...

    Just so funny (or not).... happened twice so far on this trip. Wide open anchorage and what happens...... 75 feet away.
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    Solar.... getting volts but no amps????

    Hello all so playing with new boat stuff. I hooked up a 175 watt panel yesterday.Did a basic program of controller ( battery type / 12v). Immediately volts went from 12.5 to 13.0, however did not have change in amps and according to my monitor, my batteries were still being depleted. What would...
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    Dry Ice....

    So leaving on a 3 week cruise. Have everything together but now considering a cooler for the transom to put veggies and stuff in with dry ice. Hear for the frig effect (not freezing items) you put the dry ice on the bottom and stack your stuff on top. Does the stuff work good for long periods...
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    NMEA 2000 blowing fuse / ais not powering up

    So have spent the weekend so far hooking radar up..... works! Next was the AIS and NMEA 2000. Have everything wired and am having issues. Starting with NMEA...... and please pardon my elementary electrical knowledge. NMEA power is connected to same 10A breaker that chart plotter is....Chart...
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    Power to GPS..... cut and splice??

    So I am swapping my raymarine RC530 (2005) with a new Garmin 7607xsv. I want the same panel switch to power the unit. So I feel I just cut the power cable that is already in place and wired and tap into that. Am I missing anything?? thanks! Greg
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    MMSI agent.....

    So looking to get an MMSI number for international use in case we step to the Bahamas. Going to the FCC web site doesn’t give clear instructions, however in my google search this company came up.... BRM www.boat-radio-license-MMSI.com. Seems simple enough for a fee. Is anybody familiar with...
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    AIS / MMSI number

    Hello all, So a new owner of a Garmin 800 AIS and now have to get an ais number. Two options for registering.... boat us if I plan on staying in us waters or fcc If I ever plan to venture to the Bahamas. Will be researching further but the fcc appears that I also need a license? What if I go the...
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    Raymarine radar / Chart plotter removal

    Hello all.... So just purchased an ais (Garmin 800), a new radar (Garmin) and will be installing my 7607 chart plotter (Garmin). I am just gathering components, setting up NMEA 2000 network etc. my current setup is 2005 vintage raymarine. When I remove the chartplotters (one at helm and on at...
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    Line thimble....

    Hello all.... So I am new to splicing lines and have a question. I am making an anchor bridle. What if I use a single line and put a thimble in the middle and whip the line to hold in place (using line rather than standard whipping). Right now my bridle has two separate lines and thimbles but...