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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-01-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Olebird
What outcome do you want?? For the most part...

What outcome do you want?? For the most part consumer marine electronics is cheaper to replace tha to repair uhless you are a tech.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,052
Posted By Olebird
Hi Patclem -yes she's a cool boat - she's a one...

Hi Patclem -yes she's a cool boat - she's a one off homebuilt-- interesting story. Built by Doc out of Texas (now Florence, Al) Last time I saw her on the river was fall of 2020. Tied up overnight...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,383
Posted By Olebird
Dogs for the boat

Second for the standard poodle! We have five on a 30 ft mainship pilot. Claen and smart - no shedding -teach 'em to go on the swim platform. Sure footed on the non skid Good swimmers. 45 lbs so...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,245
Posted By Olebird
Excellent discussion - hopefully we will hear...

Excellent discussion - hopefully we will hear about other marine ops.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,245
Posted By Olebird
Marine VHF is one step above a tin can and a...

Marine VHF is one step above a tin can and a string!



Ham (Amateur) radio offers a wide variety of options for mariners, some latest technology which require big words!


See spot run -...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,245
Posted By Olebird
Yep... FT897D all band, no amp auto tune on HF. ...

Yep... FT897D all band, no amp auto tune on HF. Lenovo Micro for Wefax - FLDIGI for digital - FT8 Jpole on 144 & 440, MFJ whips as vertrical on 40 & 20 - back to back as diople on 20.


...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Olebird
The general consensus is the EV series from RM is...

The general consensus is the EV series from RM is a workable system. The low end package is not fancy but works as a minimal system ($1200). Still reading manuals and conflicting reviews. Haven't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Olebird
Raymarine Auto Pilot - any experience with

Anyone with experience operating and/or installing EV100 or 200 autopilot in smaller boat 30 - 40'.


Will it track stright - calm/weather?
Follow a coarse?
Pros & Cons
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,732
Posted By Olebird
I've run all 3 and watched them evolve over the...

I've run all 3 and watched them evolve over the last 50 years - been a lot of changes. I'm currently in the middle of converting and 88 Searay I/O to outboards. The I/O's were noisey, lotsa...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-30-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Olebird
RV AC options

My first choice is a mini split - experience with 2 self installes - was shocked how efficient and queit they are.
Another option is a rollaround portable :
Midea MAP08R1CWT 3-in-1 Portable Air...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-28-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,458
Posted By Olebird
the certified check scheme/scam is common via...

the certified check scheme/scam is common via Ebay. +10 for wire transfer!


Shields up!
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Olebird
Talking New battery pak for old handheld

Just replaced the battery pack for my old Standard Horizion hand held. 3500 mah vs original 2500. Good service and fair price - new cells installed in old case. Nothing fancy. FYI - MTO...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-08-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Olebird
SSB has been around but nothing wrong with that...

SSB has been around but nothing wrong with that mode - some of the newer digial based modes are much more efficient.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-08-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Olebird
Insulated is fine - I use the coated...

Insulated is fine - I use the coated wire(thhn)from Lowes - the coating adds a little strength. For a radio you can use $100 SDR Play and your computer to listen to nearly any freq and any mode -...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-05-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Olebird
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-2320t

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-2320t
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-23-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Olebird
So the pissed thief opens a seacock and watches...

So the pissed thief opens a seacock and watches as it goes down!!
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,368
Posted By Olebird
And now the TX Gov has asked (and received) a...

And now the TX Gov has asked (and received) a Major Disaster declarations which allows FEMA to issue grants and loans to repair damages, unpgrade infrastructure and pay utility bills - so much for...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,368
Posted By Olebird
Not true! Texas' standalone grid "complies" with...

Not true! Texas' standalone grid "complies" with some

federal standard pracitices, but is not required to by regulation. By state design no power flows across state lines too or from the texas...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Olebird
the fines for not following the rules are stiff! ...

the fines for not following the rules are stiff! $20,000 per day. By the way you are broadcasting your sins to the enforcers every time you turn it on!!

...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,974
Posted By Olebird
Call Pelican Trucking in Biloxi (228) 396-8668...

Call Pelican Trucking in Biloxi (228) 396-8668...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-06-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,835
Posted By Olebird
More likely you find yourself in a combat zone...

More likely you find yourself in a combat zone and somebody is jamming GPS systems to complicate nav for precision guided munitions.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,415
Posted By Olebird
Photo Shop!

Photo Shop!
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,415
Posted By Olebird
Like this? ...

Like this?
https://www.larrywatford.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/star-029.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,415
Posted By Olebird
test

test
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-20-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Olebird
John, My 2003 pilot 30 is finished using lacquer...

John, My 2003 pilot 30 is finished using lacquer over a maple stain. I don't know how far back Mainship used lacquer. Looks like the best approach with this is to take as much of the old finish...
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