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Forum: Power Systems 01-25-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,285
Posted By MikeD
Siesta has a Cummins 6BT 115Hp naturally...

Siesta has a Cummins 6BT 115Hp naturally aspirated engine with around 4000 hours on it. I run it at 1800 rpm to get around 8 knots average (depending on the tide). Any rpm higher is just a waste of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-23-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By MikeD
I have been away from the forum for a while but...

I have been away from the forum for a while but can say that you are definitely not crazy!

I am also working on a similar monitoring system for Siesta, but I have not finished the prototype yet.
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Forum: Power Systems 01-19-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,923
Posted By MikeD
p.s. I should add that I have a SignalK...

p.s. I should add that I have a SignalK iKommunicate (from Digital Yacht) device coming in April/May this year. I was planning that anything I develop would use SignalK to communicate with various...
Forum: Power Systems 01-19-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,923
Posted By MikeD
Very interesting thread. I started working...

Very interesting thread.

I started working on something similar with Arduino about a year ago, but have presently got my attention focused on building a home automation system for our new home...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-17-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,961
Posted By MikeD
I have the Steiner 7x50 navigator and they are...

I have the Steiner 7x50 navigator and they are extremely good, particularly in lower light situations. The compass is also very good, but I have not really had to use this feature. That said, it is...
Forum: Power Systems 05-05-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By MikeD
Further to my message above, I have now...

Further to my message above, I have now ascertained that it is nothing to do with the loose black wire.

I managed to find a wiring diagram specific to my boat/engine and is says to leave this...
Forum: Power Systems 05-04-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By MikeD
Hi Dave, thanks for the reply. My engine is...

Hi Dave, thanks for the reply.

My engine is circa 1993, I don't have the exact details here but will be up at the boat again next weekend.

Regarding the wires, there are four that leave the...
Forum: Power Systems 05-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By MikeD
CAV Injector pump solenoid wire connections

Hi Guys,

I have also posted this on Boat Diesel, but maybe someone here has had a similar experience or knows the answer.

Anyway here goes....

I recently had to get the CAV injector pump and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,333
Posted By MikeD
And another, looking back at the stern, 39593

And another, looking back at the stern,
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Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,333
Posted By MikeD
Here's a photo from Pelorus Sound, NZ. 39592

Here's a photo from Pelorus Sound, NZ.

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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-25-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,952
Posted By MikeD
Do you know if there is a marine traffic receiver...

Do you know if there is a marine traffic receiver nearby?

Where I boat there not many people using AIS yet, so I relied on that for confirmation following my installation. That said I had to be...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-25-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,952
Posted By MikeD
Have you loaded your MMSI number, as my...

Have you loaded your MMSI number, as my understanding (based on the Vesper unit that I have) is that it will not transmit until it has that info loaded.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,656
Posted By MikeD
Frankie (our chocolate lab) and Alva (from the...

Frankie (our chocolate lab) and Alva (from the boat we are rafted up to) waiting to go ashore. The second photo is them both enjoying the view.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-16-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,468
Posted By MikeD
Yes, I use them. I have them at every 10m of...

Yes, I use them. I have them at every 10m of chain. 1= 10m, 2 = 20m, 3 = 30m etc...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 26,698
Posted By MikeD
What's your cruising speed.

7 - 8 knots depending on tide at 1800rpm, sometimes we get 9 knots when going with the tide and 6 knots when going against it.

Single cummins 6B 115hp
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,211
Posted By MikeD
56 next month, pretty sure.

56 next month, pretty sure.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By MikeD
Thanks Brian, have decided to stick with the...

Thanks Brian, have decided to stick with the ShipModul product as it was ex-stock.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-22-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By MikeD
I ended up ordering the MiniPlex-2Wi, this has...

I ended up ordering the MiniPlex-2Wi, this has both USB and WiFi. I don't really need the WiFi feature as the Vesper XB-8000 already has this, but that is what they had in stock in NZ.

All the...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-22-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By MikeD
Walk away!

Walk away!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-22-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By MikeD
Thanks for the reply. I will check out the...

Thanks for the reply.

I will check out the 2USB....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By MikeD
ShipModul Mini-Plex 42USB

Hi Guys,

I am in the middle of an electronics upgrade on Siesta, where I am now adding AIS. I have gone with the Vesper XB-8000 transponder and will be installing a tablet computer running...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,937
Posted By MikeD
Maintenance is always required. Not the major...

Maintenance is always required. Not the major things like zincs and anti-foul, but smaller issues that if left become bigger issues. I find that i have always got a few jobs to do each time I am on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,937
Posted By MikeD
I agree with what has been said above. We live 4...

I agree with what has been said above. We live 4 hours drive away from our boat but we make a real effort to get up to it every 2nd week year round. This does not alway work out but at least we can...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-20-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By MikeD
Actually, with an anchor like that I am sure that...

Actually, with an anchor like that I am sure that you would not need any chain :socool:
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,954
Posted By MikeD
We have 600 litres on board Siesta and no problem...

We have 600 litres on board Siesta and no problem with 5 guys on board for 5 days, with a shower every second day.
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