- Oct 3, 2011
I don't remember if we got the LED or not but next time it goes out we will use the link Rob provided.
Wonder why green instead of red?
Wonder why green instead of red?
Download it here. The app is searchable in the Google Play Store under Sailboat Owners.
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Yes. In my mechanical/electrical engineering experience, green means energized, red means alarm or de-energized (many alarm triggers are programmed or hard-wired to de-energize the device and/or system).Mine is green as installed. I could use some of my background in Human Factors design to say that green is a positive indicator of something functioning correctly and red is usually for faults or issues that need attention.
Things like iPads and iPhones can go into a night mode where the blue light is lessened. Not sure about built-in touch screens. My Navionics app doesn't seem to have a separate night-mode, which is odd because Waze and other car navigation apps certainly do.Do the touch screens color-shift at night?
I may be at the point where I need to replace the packing. Last season I had a drip every 30 seconds or so at rest but I just launched and I am having a drip every 10-15 seconds at rest. Last year I did purchase two wrenches specifically for adjusting the gland nut.You could try adjusting the gland nut a little at a time...If tightening the gland didn't slow down the leak initially, the packing is probably old and dried out. If so, you should remove the old packing and put in new stuff.
Pulling the speedo in the water isn’t a big deal. I do ours routinely for cleaning. Usually it’s little live critters-dunking the paddle wheel in fresh water makes them exit pronto. Many of the thru hulls have a flapper valve that minimizes the amount of water that gets in. Just remember to have the part that’s going in in your dominant hand during the switch!Nice @SawyerCurt , I assume you have enough room with those too. Those look like 2", I thought the nuts were 1 7/8"?
Only one issue, the knot meter wasn't working this time. I would have dived but the area was pretty rough so I guess I tty the heart stopping remove in water. There are plugs so I'll clean them and check o-rings before I try. Too bad it was working great the last several time out.
I have room for about a quarter turn before I have to reposition them. They are 2", which is what fits mine well (hull #48). Not sure if there were different sizes at different times.
For sure true in a multi-state indicator. But for a simple binary (on/off) indicator, the choice of color is often a cosmetic one, and left to marketing.Mine is green as installed. I could use some of my background in Human Factors design to say that green is a positive indicator of something functioning correctly and red is usually for faults or issues that need attention.
I have the same issue. A little bit of AF shows up after the engine has been off for a while. I had changed out the over flow tank but that wasn't the problem. I just went over the whole engine and couldn't find a leak anywhere. This has been going on for perhaps 10 years or so. Maybe you will have better luck.I do need to do some investigation, every now and then I get coolant / AF under the motor. Not a lot and easily cleaned up with a couple of paper towels. It is funny because I've been out a couple of times and nothing collected then this time after the boat sat for almost 2 weeks there was a small pool. The overflow tank is fine, maybe a bit low because of the amount of sitting in the engine bilge and the hoses seems pretty good. HX might be the issue so I'll need to get in and take a closer look with some mirrors and camera to check when I replace the 2 original hoses.
Very nice color choice!Installed my new traveler lines today. I had $50 in WM credits so they were free, and that is the story I told my wife. Since this is an area of issue with the old short lines I went long enough for them to reach the helm. Will see how it works out in practice.
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