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Old 09-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #21
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Hi Hopcar.
Sadly all the e mails and phone enquiries I made to various distributors and agents of Morse, Teleflex and even the head office of holding company Seastar technical department failed miserably, no single person gave a definitive answer, in fact they were quite surprised and to put it bluntly they hadn't a bloody clue about the rating, and they make the things !
Personally I think it's a damning inditement of those company's and they can thank their lucky stars that I'm not their MD or they'd be looking for other employment after a short interview without coffee.
There, that's my rant over.
Thankfully you were able to see the benefits and we were able to work together to get the desired results.
The switch rating ? I still don't know, but figure it's only activating a solenoid the same as if it were working in trim switch mode.
The success speaks for itself.
My definition now of 'Experts' ? Ex is a has been, and a spert is a drip under pressure.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:35 AM   #22
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Hello Mike,
I replied to your private message with all the details you requested but if it didn't come through send me another and I'll use direct email.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:12 PM   #23
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Hello Mike,
I replied to your private message with all the details you requested but if it didn't come through send me another and I'll use direct email.
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I got two PMs but nothing in them.

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Old 10-05-2014, 09:52 PM   #24
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Hopcar,
We're back In Ireland and we have run a full set of tests and the results are fantastic.
Maybe I'm biased because it was my idea but everyone in the marina wants to play with it and everyone's very impressed so it can't be bad.
There is one downside, it's possible to switch the thruster from Port to Starboard without a pause to let the motor stop, frankly it doesn't matter to me because I would never do it but other people may prefer to add a 2/3 seconds delay.
Nope, those okie's at Seastar still can't tell me what the switch is rated for !
I'm a real happy guy and thanks for your help and support.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:53 AM   #25
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No worry for me. My thruster stops as soon as I move direction from port to starboard, whatever.
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #26
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I've attached photo's of the master switch, upper/lower helm switch and the controls themselves to help to clarify the fitting.

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Apologies but you will have to rotate a couple as I'm handy with the spanners but not an IT whizz kid.
I hope you find these explanatory and helpful.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:09 PM   #27
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Irish, I'm so disappointed in you. That is one ugly steering wheel.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:31 AM   #28
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An old trick was to mount the thruster joystick at knee level so you did not have to take your hands off the controls to operate it. Just push it one way or the other with your knee.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:01 AM   #29
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Hopcar, I agree it's ugly and actually uncomfortable for any close quarters manoeuvring.
The second mate has priority though on the interior so an electrical ring main, freezer and washing machine come first, I'm a patient man, give me time and it will go.
I've been dropping hints about Santa Claus, we'll see if that works.

Good idea Capt Bill but I'm only a shortarse so I usually stand up when mooring to get a good all round view, I'd never live it down if I touched someone else's boat.
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Good idea Capt Bill but I'm only a shortarse so I usually stand up when mooring to get a good all round view, I'd never live it down if I touched someone else's boat.
I meant to say knee level while standing. :-)
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:06 PM   #31
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Thanks Capt.Bill11.
Oops, sorry, I guess there's no chance of me getting into politics...
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No problem. I should have been clearer in my first post.
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