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Forum: Power Systems 02-11-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: genset help........

The solenoid is not recieving power from the control box, we bypassed the control box and it works fine. It could potentially be one of the saftey devices, but the engine runs fine.
Forum: Power Systems 02-10-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By ratzo ritzo
genset help........

My genset shut itself down and would not start back up. It turns over but would not fire. We checked fuel system and found out that the*fuel shut off solenoid was not enganging, so we removed it and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: SSB license and call sign

Ok guys,
Sorry if I seem like a lawbreaking rebel. Now that I do have your input I will go ahead and register online. Can anyone give me the correct site or sites to do so and current pricing?...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: SSB license and call sign

Keith, I guess I look more on the bright side of things and its too bad your such a pessimist. Again, do you know anyone personally that has been fined, had their boat seized, and thrown in jail?
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: SSB license and call sign

I guess what I meant when I started this thread is what I really need and what I can get away with by non compliance to all the licensing and hoops to jump through in order to communicate with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By ratzo ritzo
SSB license and call sign

I just installed a ssb on my vessel and am leaving for Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and on to the Virgin Islands.
My question is, Can I get away without going through the process of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-29-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

Chuck,
Regarding the reverse polarity lights on the panel when I switch off the fridge breaker and the cabin outlet breaker the red light goes out. All other 110 breaker switches can remain on with...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-27-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

Chuck,
The red lights are bright on the blue seas panel. I'll go to their site and see if I can get any more info
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-27-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

Gentlemen,
Thank you for all your replies.
I will answer some of your questions and give some new info that may help track the problem down.
I'm still hoping the inverter is ok because it...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-25-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

Chuck,
Thanks for the info. A new avenue to explore.
So are you saying if thats the case the switch needs to be replaced or can it be reset?
A lot of this is new to me. I do have the Heart...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-24-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

Phil,
Forgot to answer 2nd part of your question.
When genset is running I can run the AC water heater and the airconditioning. I cannot get power to my outlets nor run my 110 refrigeration,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-24-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By ratzo ritzo
Ssb grounding voters poll......

Just purchased an ICOM 700 pro and AT-130 tuner with a 23 ft antenna.
Next is installation and grounding. After asking and googling around concerning the various grounding techniques I've received...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-24-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

Sorry Phil,
Bad punctuation I guess.
My switch choices are as follows:


Generator

Shore 1

Shore2
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-22-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

Vessel is moored so shore switch is never on until seldomly docked. My main switch is Gen/Shore 1/ Shore 2/and Transfer. I have another panel switch that turns inverter on and off. Have tried all...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-19-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Chasing the Gremlins.......

No sir. Switch is on generator. I still feel wire is loose or disconnected somewhere. Will check breakers for power and trace wires back from there even though breakers all work with gen off and...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-18-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By ratzo ritzo
Chasing the Gremlins.......

When running the genset and charger/inverter all systems function normally. But when I attempt to get AC power to the fridge/outlets,etc. nothing happens. When genset is shut down and inverter left...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-12-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Heads up.....

Bingo, It was the discharge line that caused the problem. I installed a new Y-valve a couple weeks ago and in the process must have dislodged some of the calcification in the hose. Omitted it as a...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-10-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By ratzo ritzo
RE: Heads up.....

The bowl had water in it and still would not function. It's a centrifugal pump as opposed to a rubber impellor and had to order retrofit with impellor. I've run out of anything else to look for.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-09-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By ratzo ritzo
Heads up.....

I am having problems with my Jabsco electric marine toilet flushing. When I push the flush button the water only swirls a bit and the level does not decrease. The pump sounds fine, and the power to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By ratzo ritzo
Looking for marine insurance for Caribbean

I am currently insured through Boat US and* coverage takes me through the Turks and Caicos. Can anyone recommended an insurer that will cover my vessel through the Caribbean without having to sell...
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