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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Antares
Here is a little more information. When not used...

Here is a little more information. When not used for a period of time and it is cold outside, the "pilot button" is pushed to engage the autopilot the indicator lights come on, however when the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-28-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Antares
Thanks for the many good suggestions. I will pass...

Thanks for the many good suggestions. I will pass these on and see if more symptoms can be provided.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-28-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Antares
Autopilot requires warm up period.

A good friend has a Nordic Tug with a ComNav 1420 autopilot. When the weather is warm or if it has been used in the last day or two the autopilot functions when turned on. If it is cold out, it...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-21-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By Antares
I have a pair im my Canoe Cove 42. After 3 years...

I have a pair im my Canoe Cove 42. After 3 years of ownership they have been trouble free. Both are at the 4000 hour mark. I'm pleased at the economy. We are experiencing 3.4 gallons per hour all up...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 09-20-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Antares
I have a 10ft hypolon. I wish I had purchased a...

I have a 10ft hypolon. I wish I had purchased a brand with more beam. The west marine is a bit skinny. Also with a 10hp it is hard to get on plane with one person. It is very nose up with engine at...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-25-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Antares
I had the same situation when I installed a...

I had the same situation when I installed a Raritan Marine Elegance. I found that SharkBite makes a press on coupling with one end sized for polybutylene and the other for 1/2 pex. Two years later...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-10-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By Antares
I just helped a friend whonhad just installed a...

I just helped a friend whonhad just installed a Balmar alternatorcon alternator on a Volvo diesel in his sailboat. A relay like that is required to get the charging light on the instrument panel to...
Forum: Other Makes 05-02-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,418
Posted By Antares
I have a Canoe Cove with 8.2s. Those were not my...

I have a Canoe Cove with 8.2s. Those were not my first choice but after a couple of years I have no complaints. Running at 1600 rpm I'm using about 3.5 gallons per hour for both. We are approaching...
Forum: Harbor Chat 04-28-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,683
Posted By Antares
If the anchorage is crowded I just deal with it...

If the anchorage is crowded I just deal with it as long as there is no danger of having someone swing into us. Otherwise bagpipes can be effective even if you do know how go play them!
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,927
Posted By Antares
Is this a situation where you could negotiate...

Is this a situation where you could negotiate with the yard on the repairs? If they are able to do the work perhaps a 50% discount to you? Or 50/50 on a contractor? This would most likely be the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,431
Posted By Antares
Mister Paddler, As your story winds out it...

Mister Paddler,
As your story winds out it seems that the order of events goes like this.


1. You made an offer on a boat and it was accepted.
2. You then submitted additional requirements the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,431
Posted By Antares
I have known the brokers a Port Gardner for...

I have known the brokers a Port Gardner for several years and have sold a boat through them. I was very happy with the way things were represented as I wanted to make sure any prospective buyers had...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,054
Posted By Antares
Racing sailboats to Hawaii in the Victoria to...

Racing sailboats to Hawaii in the Victoria to Maui race we found a couple of things on lighting at night. First was our binnacle compass was had a tactical card with red and green sectors with white...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By Antares
I also heard the Pan broadcast. I agree that a...

I also heard the Pan broadcast. I agree that a genrral location would be helpful. It might just be my ears but USCG sector Puget Sound thinks that talking super fast is important. I find it hard to...
Forum: Power Systems 06-12-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Antares
I don't know about solutions that involve raps...

I don't know about solutions that involve raps but I have replaced a couple of difficult hose runs from deck fills. I have found that pulling the deck fill out of the hose can make a significant...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Antares
I mask around everything 1/8 to 3/16 away from...

I mask around everything 1/8 to 3/16 away from the base of the fitting. I have a waste container at hand, a putty knife to scoop up the squeezed out caulk and lots of rags and paper towels.. When all...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,460
Posted By Antares
Thanks to all for sharing your experiences. I've...

Thanks to all for sharing your experiences. I've ordered a shark fin classic jr. and will try it first. If more remedy is needed a tiller extension will be added. Due to mounts for dinghy wheels...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,460
Posted By Antares
Whale tails and such for small outboards

I'm hoping to get the benefit of the collective experience of the group on the benefit of using a whale tail on the cavitation plate of my tenders outboard. The problem I'm trying to cure is an...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Antares
Congratulations! I can't wait to see it.

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it.
Forum: Power Systems 10-29-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,630
Posted By Antares
We have Velvet drives and experienced a similar...

We have Velvet drives and experienced a similar symptoms on one side. We discovered it was the drive plate. In separating the transmission from the engine the drive plate was in pieces in the bottom...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-25-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,094
Posted By Antares
I would be tempted to talk with some of the...

I would be tempted to talk with some of the suppliers of pickup bed coating materials as well as industrial nonskid people. Also with such a large doing it in discontinuos sections would keep the...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-08-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,211
Posted By Antares
I did some wiring cleanup during the install but...

I did some wiring cleanup during the install but the power needs are reasonable. The wiring from the flush panel at the head to the control box is ethernet so that is easy. The control box can be...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-08-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,211
Posted By Antares
I made the switch from a Jabsco compact electric...

I made the switch from a Jabsco compact electric head to the Raritan Elegance. At the same time we upgraded to holding tank and replaced all the hoses. Because of the compact size of the Jabsco, I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,092
Posted By Antares
I've had good results with green or dirty lines...

I've had good results with green or dirty lines by soaking them in bucket using laundry detergent and Oxyclean. Soak for several hours and stir a few times. Rinse by hosing off with a strong spray. I...
Forum: General Maintenance 04-18-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,338
Posted By Antares
I found BoatDiesel very useful when we were...

I found BoatDiesel very useful when we were looking for our current boat. Being new to power boats, it was more than helpful to be able to do research on the various engine packages in different...
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