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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-04-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,688
Posted By Jim Spence
Your welcome FP. Just be sure that once you start...

Your welcome FP. Just be sure that once you start loading it your voltage does not drop below about 110 volts. I have a 7.7 and a 12.5 Westerbeke on Sea Eagle. The 12.5 no load runs at about 140V....
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,688
Posted By Jim Spence
I never heard of a screw driver adjustment. The...

I never heard of a screw driver adjustment. The RPM is adjusted with the linkage. The linkage is adjusted with 2 10mm wrenches or maybe 12mm. There is a stop screw that should not be adjusted. If you...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-11-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,688
Posted By Jim Spence
Note that rpm should be set at least with 50%...

Note that rpm should be set at least with 50% load. No load RPM will be high and cause high output voltage and cycles. If you set your RPM with no load you will find that once you start loading the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By Jim Spence
Looks good so far, I hope it's as quick and...

Looks good so far, I hope it's as quick and intuitive as the old software!
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 03-27-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Hydraulic steering

BobH, If it is Hynautic steering, look in the eingine room and see if you have a reservoir for the system. It will be a long cylinder looking thing with 2 lines coming out of the bottom and a...
Forum: Power Systems 11-07-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: 3208N exhaust leak

You will always have problems with the fiberglass tubing eventually crushing. Centec Inc makes marine fiberglass tubing for wet exhaust. They also make stainless steel crush sleeves that fit inside...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Synchronizing

I have a Glendenning and love it. It's one of the most reliable pieces of equipment on the boat.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-03-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,628
Posted By Jim Spence
Heading South in October

Hi Woody,
I have cruised the St Johns extensively. We are currently at Isle of Hope, Ga and plan on leaving here the end of October then going to St Marys for Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving we...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-14-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,514
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Noisy air conditioner when cycling off

I came up in automotive A/C so I'm sure you have seen more marine A/C units than I have. One of the reasons that I posted what I did is because almost any one can do the fix that I talked about. Few...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-14-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,514
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Noisy air conditioner when cycling off

I have only seen the "clunk on cycle off problem" twice. Both times it was an all in one unit (compressor, evaporator, condenser and blower in one package.) The first the compressor was mounted less...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Headsets

I will also endorse the Eartecs. It is a high quality piece of equipment.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-02-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,514
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Noisy air conditioner when cycling off

Most compressors are mounted on rubber feet. Most of the time what happens is when it shuts off it torques off to one side and bumps the evaporator or condenser tubing. some times you can gently pry...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 05-17-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Links in Trawler Forum no longer work

Links in the digest look like links again and are working! Thanks Baker!
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 05-16-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Links in Trawler Forum no longer work

The links don't even look valid. It does the same on 2 different computers and Google Chrome as well as Internet Explorer. The "oops" part of my first message is the actual error from Chrome....
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 05-13-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Jim Spence
Links in Trawler Forum no longer work

For the last 2 days the links in the digest that I get in my email do not work. I get the following error
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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-07-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,321
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Chart plotter anguish

I prefer multiple separate systems. I am not a fan of single point failure.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-06-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,321
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Chart plotter anguish

I just recently started using Coastal Explorer and love it! I had previously been using Standard Horizon with C-map charts. I had bought the PC Planner for it and found it to be the most kluge piece...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: It's Official! Google AdSense fired us!

I just did my donation. I was not really happy that it forced me to use PayPal. Even though I filled out all the info on the credit card side, I guess because PayPal has my email and picked it up, It...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: The Yacht Broker

Sorry, never heard of him.
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-18-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: The Yacht Broker

I am LMAO!!! Too funny, too true!!
Forum: Power Systems 10-25-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: De-tuning a turbo DD 6V92

Since we travel the AICW a lot and all the charts are marked in statute miles it makes more sense to do calculations in miles. Gallons per hour is another pretty meaningless measure on the ICW when...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: De-tuning a turbo DD 6V92

8 knots is 9.2 mph. So at 9.4 I am right in the ball park.
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: De-tuning a turbo DD 6V92

I get 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 mpg @ 1100 rpm on my 435hp 6-92 TAs. Speed is 9.4mph.
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-30-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,226
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Replacement Davit Winch

Jeff I installed a Warn 1500 A/C winch on our boat 8 years ago. We have a 9.5' Caribe dink with a 15 HP Yamaha. One of the things I like about the A/C winch is I don't have to run heavy battery cable...
Forum: Californian 05-02-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,000
Posted By Jim Spence
RE: Restoring a 34' Californian LRC

Good luck with your restoration. You will find that the Californian is an excellent investment and will return your care to you in many more years of good service.
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