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Old 09-07-2019, 09:40 PM   #1
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She Is Nearly Ready To Come Home Again!

Had Sonas on the hill at Lamb's Yacht Center for some work - and coincidentally during Dorian.
New bottom paint, Barnacle Buster on the running gear (first time using this, was Prop Speed before), New sonar transducer, alternator refurbishment and fixing some charging issues I was having with the alternators (wiring set up) and a few other jobs.
Looking forward to getting her back in the next week after they splash her and put a new washing machine in her.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:59 PM   #2
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Had Sonas on the hill at Lamb's Yacht Center for some work - and coincidentally during Dorian.

New bottom paint, Barnacle Buster on the running gear (first time using this, was Prop Speed before), New sonar transducer, alternator refurbishment and fixing some charging issues I was having with the alternators (wiring set up) and a few other jobs.

Looking forward to getting her back in the next week after they splash her and put a new washing machine in her.
Just curious what is Barnacle Buster paint?
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Looks great!
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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Just curious what is Barnacle Buster paint?
Snipe, sorry that should have read Barnacle Barrier from Pettit (Barnacle Buster is a liquid you can run through things like your heat exchanger to get the creatures out of there)!
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:21 PM   #7
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Now you can run SOUTH from the next cat five headed your way!
Any Cat 5 coming through here I will be running - in my car - and north west!
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Sonas is looking sharp! She's going to spoil your wife's view of the cove, though.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:35 PM   #9
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What kind of sonar do you have. It looks like a true forward looking sonar xducer.
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Any Cat 5 coming through here I will be running - in my car - and north west!
Chicken! The only time I have run from a storm was in a vessel at sea, LOTS of times and every time!
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:08 PM   #11
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I put in two of the new Garmin 8610 units this past spring, the one in the PH is the xsv. I had to wait until this maintenance haul to get the transducer in.
I can't give you the exact model as I don't have the boat and documentation back home yet - but it wasn't cheap!

It is a forward and side looking transducer.

I was trying to see if I could get it right on the bow somehow so as to make sure that there was no interference from the keel in real skinny ICW and Bahamian waters, but they told me that area was just not a great idea from both potential damage and accessibility standpoints.
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I would be interested in how you like it once you start using it.
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Garmin forward looking sonar:

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Old 09-09-2019, 07:24 PM   #14
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Garmin forward looking sonar:
Thanks, that's it, though I thought it gave more of a side view than 20 degrees.

Will check in once I start using it.

My hope is, at our speeds, it will help when we "lose" that wonderful 12' channel the OCOE maintain for us in the ICW (plus rock pile and the New River ICW junction), and sneaking into some of those Bahamian anchorages. That I can just slow the boat and turn it from side to side to see where the heck I am supposed to go.

I noticed those glasses at 1:25 in the video - looks like a Cyborg set up! Must check into that!
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