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Forum: General Maintenance Today, 08:40 AM
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Posted By ranger42c
We used 3M 4000 UV on the previous boat......

We used 3M 4000 UV on the previous boat... because it's said to better resist discoloring over time. Seemed to seal well, didn't discolor.

That boat manufacturer's original sealant between the...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By ranger42c
I'd probably prefer bow toward weather, assuming...

I'd probably prefer bow toward weather, assuming some other things fall into place.

Master stateroom forward? That'd probably be loud, with bow slap. Aft or amidships? Better.

Finger pier...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Today, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By ranger42c
You might be able to mitigate the greenhouse...

You might be able to mitigate the greenhouse thing a bit more, Janice.

I've been reading about ceramic tints, applied to the inside of your windows. Various tint (screen) percentages are...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By ranger42c
Sometimes a small steam cleaner can help... at...

Sometimes a small steam cleaner can help... at least in a few places. It's not magic, though...

-Chris
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ranger42c
Trac Ecological Flushing Cap. And Groco also...

Trac Ecological Flushing Cap.

And Groco also makes their own SSC/SSCV service (flushing) adapter.

-Chris
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ranger42c
You can probably do the fresh water system with a...

You can probably do the fresh water system with a pint of AF.

First, drain the water tank and the water heater. We were always able to get enough out so even if it froze, it wouldn't matter. ...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-16-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By ranger42c
Marina WiFi can be hit or miss... for various...

Marina WiFi can be hit or miss... for various technical and non-technical reasons. If you need boatloads of throughput, you'll want to research which marinas offer useable service (as opposed to a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-16-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,943
Posted By ranger42c
I'm gradually coming to recognize the potential...

I'm gradually coming to recognize the potential advantages of building out the rest of our nav system with Furuno equipment, when I get a round tuit. That would include another MFD, another GPS...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,783
Posted By ranger42c
Ummm... I've been noticing this... ick. ...

Ummm... I've been noticing this... ick.

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,973
Posted By ranger42c
I have some Cabela's Guide Wear Gore-Tex gear,...

I have some Cabela's Guide Wear Gore-Tex gear, mix and match set of jacket (with hood) and trousers.

Decent for rain, gets a bit warm, not great for our hot summer use...

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By ranger42c
Yeah, I guess I get that. Give me a shout when...

Yeah, I guess I get that. Give me a shout when you need a boat ride. :)

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By ranger42c
Huh? -Chris

Huh?

-Chris
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-12-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By ranger42c
See if this is the instruction sheet:...

See if this is the instruction sheet: https://sea-dog.com/sc/RawData/Sea-Dog/TechSheets/314

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By ranger42c
Strongly agree. A couple of our return...

Strongly agree.

A couple of our return trips on Delaware Bay have been in heavy fog, as in "can't see the bow of the boat" fog. The first time we encountered that, no radar. Second time, radar...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,783
Posted By ranger42c
Yeah, VF wouldn't be my first choice either. We...

Yeah, VF wouldn't be my first choice either. We recently took possession of this new-to-us boat, of course it came with a neglected VF system... and we needed an immediately working solution... so...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By ranger42c
You might try asking on clubsearay.com, too. ...

You might try asking on clubsearay.com, too.

Edit: Ah! I see you already did that.

-Chris
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-12-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,943
Posted By ranger42c
Note B&B says the newer TimeZero does...

Note B&B says the newer TimeZero does auto-routing, and I'd expect integration with Furuno hardware is probably pretty seamless with the newer versions of both.




I started with Furuno NN3D...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By ranger42c
Orif, your Cat 3208 spec sheet will tell you the...

Orif, your Cat 3208 spec sheet will tell you the minimum required cranking amps for your engines.

Probably a pair of G31s will do it, but if that's on the edge of minimum, Odyssey PC-2150s (G31...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-10-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,943
Posted By ranger42c
Can't speak from experience to newer dome...

Can't speak from experience to newer dome versions, but the 18 year old (now) Furuno 64 NM open array we had on the last boat could see our planer boards about 60 ft off the quarters when we were...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By ranger42c
And 2.4-2.5 gHz is a legit WiFi frequency range. ...

And 2.4-2.5 gHz is a legit WiFi frequency range.

-Chris
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By ranger42c
From reading... Azimut doesn't have a great rep...

From reading... Azimut doesn't have a great rep for build quality for U.S.-destined boats, and it's even less good for after-sale service here in the U.S. Maybe see yachtforums.com for broader...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By ranger42c
Can't speak to the northernmost parts of it, but...

Can't speak to the northernmost parts of it, but likely marina stops closer to here would be Cape May (or maybe Lewes), Delaware City/Summit North/Chesapeake City, then Rock Hall. I can comment on...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-10-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,943
Posted By ranger42c
Our new ride came with the previous generation...

Our new ride came with the previous generation Garmin 7612xsv, including radar and depth, an older Raymarine AP not connected to the plotter, an older ICOM VHF not connected to a GPS... and some...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-10-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,943
Posted By ranger42c
Our old TimeZero did NOT run directly on our...

Our old TimeZero did NOT run directly on our older Furuno NN3D MFD.

It's essentially the same software engine the NN3D uses, though, and that's why we had TZ too. Our TZ ran on a laptop, but if...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By ranger42c
Not that I know of, but the Powerboat Guide...

Not that I know of, but the Powerboat Guide (Broker's Edition) comes close to what you want. The softcopy version is keyword searchable. Doesn't cost all that much...

-Chris
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