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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 102
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Groucho. If he had a routine about saying...

Groucho. If he had a routine about saying goodbye, and it is in meme format, it will be here shortly. :)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By firstbase
Does anyone know the exacts on the 1.12 to 1.14...

Does anyone know the exacts on the 1.12 to 1.14 upgrade? What does it fix/upgrade?
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-20-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By firstbase
That Highfield dinghy in the picture appears to...

That Highfield dinghy in the picture appears to already have a very nice set of headlights. Just sayin'.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-02-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By firstbase
I called Garmin. For the record, call was...

I called Garmin. For the record, call was answered right away and the guy was as nice and helpful as could be. The answer is that the network is smart enough to look at each of my plotters to find...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-02-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By firstbase
Again, thanks! OK, so let's say that the main...

Again, thanks! OK, so let's say that the main plotter goes down. Would simply moving the the card to another unit put things back in order on the remaining CP's?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-02-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By firstbase
Thanks, that what I want to do after I understand...

Thanks, that what I want to do after I understand everything. Are the maps stored on each unit separately or do they all access one particular unit for charts? One acts as a server of sorts?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-02-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By firstbase
Garmin network/NMEA2000 maps?

Just did a refit on my electronics and don't understand a couple of the basics. Originally I had a Garmin 741xs on the flybridge. Along with some other things, I added a new 742+ next to it and a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,204
Posted By firstbase
My head hurts. I m going to go lay down.

My head hurts. I m going to go lay down.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-29-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By firstbase
Thanks. What make AC's do you have and how often...

Thanks. What make AC's do you have and how often do you flush? I have older MarinAir's and flushed with Barnacle Buster. They weren't in bad shape but it did gets some gunk out, cleaned them up.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,313
Posted By firstbase
For a couple of pages I thought I was on The Hull...

For a couple of pages I thought I was on The Hull Truth...then I saw RFT's monkey meme. Oh...good...whew....I'm on the correct site...

Anyone up for a Christmas "Extra Stern Light" poll?? Nah,...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-17-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By firstbase
They also require 4" letters but I find that many...

They also require 4" letters but I find that many I see, me included, are short of that a bit. I have not heard of CG/LE pulling out a tape measure to check. I am entertaining a dinghy davit and if...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-17-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By firstbase
X3. He did a great job on our name boards and...

X3. He did a great job on our name boards and hail. We got teak boards with carved letters and did the gold leaf ourselves. He uses a CNC or similar to carve them but fusses with letter spacing on...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-15-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By firstbase
Hard to believe and I wish you would prove me...

Hard to believe and I wish you would prove me wrong but the units I have been investigating do not show water flow in their documents. Dometic, MarinAire, Flagship. Nothing online, I have downloaded...
Forum: Power Systems 12-14-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,821
Posted By firstbase
Haven't a clue but I believe it was mentioned in...

Haven't a clue but I believe it was mentioned in the beginning of the thread. I have been using Mobile 1 fliters and have them installed "upside down". Flipping them isn't high on my list of things...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-14-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By firstbase
Again, I'm replacing the current AC units, all...

Again, I'm replacing the current AC units, all suffering different maladies, and thinking that I should at least look at replacing the pump as well. However, it seems to be working just fine. Not new...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-14-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By firstbase
Nope. My most pressing issue is making sure I...

Nope. My most pressing issue is making sure I have good AC next summer!
South Florida. Looking at replacing all three old (1987) AC units and just trying to 1) make sure I have an adequate...
Forum: Power Systems 12-14-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,821
Posted By firstbase
Yes, as long as you get one with a check valve!...

Yes, as long as you get one with a check valve! As mentioned above some have dubious valves...or none...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By firstbase
Thanks, David. Generally speaking, does a...

Thanks, David. Generally speaking, does a 6,000BTU unit use the same amount of water, need the same water flow as a 16,000BTU A/C or does water flow requirement increase with size?
Forum: Power Systems 12-14-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,821
Posted By firstbase
I think the upside down issue was more about...

I think the upside down issue was more about running the engine with no or limited oil flow for a short period rather than the mess while changing the filter.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-14-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By firstbase
Education needed on AC RW pump...

So, next AC related question.. a raw water pump for three AC units. A 9K, a 12K and a 16K BTU. That is what I have and will replace with. The RW pump supplies all three at the same time whether...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-14-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By firstbase
Thanks guys. It sounded like sales BS to me but...

Thanks guys. It sounded like sales BS to me but just checking. Beyond him saying it I have never heard of it being an issue. It's the internet. I am sure I would have read something if true.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-11-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By firstbase
Question on Dometic AC

Still searching for replacement AC units. Looking hard at Dometic Turbo. Had one person tell me that if I went that route I had to be careful of using Barnicle Buster/other acid washes on them as...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-09-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By firstbase
Garmin VHF's?

Any experiences or comments on Garmin's VHF radios? Specifically the VHF-215 model. DSC but Non-AIS. I am upgrading electronics and need two new VHF's to replace my aging iComs. Just not familiar...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By firstbase
For some reason, I was already pretty sure that...

For some reason, I was already pretty sure that was the case!
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,221
Posted By firstbase
So you mentioned Plan B several times.....what is...

So you mentioned Plan B several times.....what is Plan B???
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