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Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 355
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So it sounds like you donít have a sat compass....

So it sounds like you donít have a sat compass. The failure might be the fluxgate compass which isnít that unusual if itís installed near something that can change itís surrounding magnetic field.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,185
Posted By cafesport
Nordhavn vs Fleming vs Kady Krogen

We had had two proximity strikes last year which took out a gps antennae the day before we jumped offshore and another one last month which took out our air mar weather transducer. Never a direct hit...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
Posted By cafesport
Traveler, We are currently running a navnet 3....

Traveler, We are currently running a navnet 3. The hub, both radars, weather and bottom transducers are all wired to their own individual breakers as is our nav system router. There is no problem...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,185
Posted By cafesport
Good point. For me electronic navigation aids are...

Good point. For me electronic navigation aids are a luxury not a necessity. Same with an auto pilot. On most nordhavns though they can become necessary. Mine steers better than most and I think we...
Forum: Power Systems 01-12-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By cafesport
Prop Blade profile information

Three blades will be the most efficient and the probably require the largest diameter. Four and five blades, incrementally smaller diameter and smoother as well as less prone to cavitation at speed...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
Posted By cafesport
According to our logs at least one of our radars...

According to our logs at least one of our radars has been in transmit mode 88% of our engine running hours.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,185
Posted By cafesport
Iím not sure what over systemed means. All boats...

Iím not sure what over systemed means. All boats these days have way more in the way of systems than the boat I sailed across oceans in the 70ís. I think itís just evolution. Todayís racing dinghies...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,185
Posted By cafesport
Iím pretty familiar with the running costs as my...

Iím pretty familiar with the running costs as my wife and two dogs have been cruising a sistership for the last seven years. Not so familiar with slip rentals as we almost exclusively anchor out, but...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-27-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By cafesport
So a voltage below 12v Iím guessing is around the...

So a voltage below 12v Iím guessing is around the 50% zone. Itís gonna take an hour or so for bulk charging to bring the batt voltage up to the cut off threshold to start into the absorption phase....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-27-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By cafesport
What was the voltage before you started charging?...

What was the voltage before you started charging? Also did you install the temp sensor? Did you mess with any of the settings... change battery type perhaps?
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,185
Posted By cafesport
One thing in this thread just mentioned by the op...

One thing in this thread just mentioned by the op that I think could impact his purchase decision and perhaps his cruise plans, has to do with the European Union and the schengen treaty. Think CE...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-19-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 36,146
Posted By cafesport
We got hung up last Sunday at the great bridge...

We got hung up last Sunday at the great bridge lock for three hours waiting for the tide to drop enough so they could open the lock. We hit it at high and with all the extra water it was 2 foot above...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-08-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,496
Posted By cafesport
I have a one of these units setup to run off 240...

I have a one of these units setup to run off 240 from the generators or shore power and I have a similar unit set up to run off of one of our inverters. On startup the unit can demand over 6kw and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,802
Posted By cafesport
You probably wonít save anything on fuel but you...

You probably wonít save anything on fuel but you can save on maintenance cost per mile and your engine will probably be happier and thank you for it down the road. The consumables such as fuel, oil...
Forum: Power Systems 05-21-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,735
Posted By cafesport
Northern lights also has white paper called ď...

Northern lights also has white paper called ď Donít drown me ď that is a list of doís and doníts for marine exhaust specs.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-17-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By cafesport
I had a galleymaid on the previous boat which ran...

I had a galleymaid on the previous boat which ran dc. Current boat uses ac and Iíve become a fan of the headhunter pump which was original equipment in 2007. I bought a spare a few years ago at the...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-17-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,515
Posted By cafesport
The 10% of purchase price is a realistic metric...

The 10% of purchase price is a realistic metric if you want to keep the boat up so you donít get killed when it comes time to sell. As always there are exceptions. If you run many hours per year fuel...
Forum: Liveaboards 05-17-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,772
Posted By cafesport
We are the one with the upside down flag,...

We are the one with the upside down flag, flashing a strobe, blasting fog signals and orange smoke coming out of the barbecue!
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-22-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 11,601
Posted By cafesport
We use a three level approach. For us security...

We use a three level approach. For us security begins with situational awareness and our primary focus is on prevention since Itís easier to keep them out than to throw them out. Defense is a whole...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,817
Posted By cafesport
If you plan to travel much at night the helmsman...

If you plan to travel much at night the helmsman is going to want to be away from the activity and the light. If you frequently travel in heavy weather the off watch group is going to want to be low...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-01-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By cafesport
40 feet of 5/16ths chain weighs less than 40...

40 feet of 5/16ths chain weighs less than 40 pounds in the water if itís all hanging straight down. In ten feet of water itís way less so I think you should easily be able to man handle it. Iíve...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,049
Posted By cafesport
I find that just using two screw pin anchor...

I find that just using two screw pin anchor shackles allows enough play and rotation to orient our anchor. At most the anchor is out of alignment by 180 degrees. We have a grooved roller and I...
Forum: Power Systems 02-24-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,821
Posted By cafesport
The new NL machines come with a stainless pan and...

The new NL machines come with a stainless pan and additional plates of stainless welded onto the bottom of pan at the ideal mounting location. I used pulltruded 4Ē fiberglass tubes to lift the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,042
Posted By cafesport
Just grab a hairdryer and discharge the batteries...

Just grab a hairdryer and discharge the batteries at the dock with the charger turned off. When the batteries are down 10% fire up the charger and the air conditioner. If the fan starts you have a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,042
Posted By cafesport
Why won't fan start ? Perplexing

Well once you eliminate the ac unit itself, wiring or the inverterís charger load, all youíve got left is the genny. Iíve seen a few with fuel and air leaks that cause power loss. I would also check...
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