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  • About isitstuffed
    Retired Marine Electronics Engineer, High Seas Bridge Nav Technician. Lloyds Register and DNV
    South Australia
    Being shot at by amateurs
    Retired Australian Service Manager for Simrad, Koden,Wesmar 1994-2007 Quin Marine Pty, Port Adelaide
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  • Last Activity: 03-06-2021 10:48 PM
  • Join Date: 09-13-2015
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  1. 01-17-2016 02:16 AM
    Hi Darren
    Received all your PMs and responded via normal email..
  2. 01-15-2016 08:08 PM
    Thanks for any comments you can make or advice on offer. Also thanks for the numerous posts you have replied to on THT. I am finding much of my most useful info is coming from you replies to others!.

    and sorry for so many messages... limited to the number of words in a message!.
    Drop me a normal email if easier

  3. 01-15-2016 08:07 PM
    Just wondering if you see any issues with the first option, given the lines from the helm are so short? Its my preference and probably what I will do unless there are concerns with short lines or noise issues.

    I am planning on keeping the existing Seastar (factory crimped nylon type 5/16ID) hoses as installed, Teeing direct to the back of the helm on 1 line. The other helm connection will need a very short hose to the shadow drive, then another short hose to a Tee. That tee will go to the existing Seatar hose and a new line to the pump directly adjacent. Lastly short balance line in Seastar 3/16 rigid hose with brass gland connectors (as I have these).
    Any concerns in this? Do you have any comments re a Tee direct in the back of the shadow drive? Again, Garmin say no, but common sense to me says why not?
  4. 01-15-2016 08:04 PM
    2. Mounted lower down in the bowels of the hull. Still well and truly dry. It is a cat so I was actually considering adhering a 300x200mm panel of 19mm starboard with 3m5200 to a flat on top of the hull tunnel and then screwing the motor down to that. It would all be inside a hatch just under the cabin floor. Easy access to the hydraulic connections, but fidly for cable connection to the ECU etc which would be mounted adjacent.
    Downside - access is fiddlier, longer hyd hose runs (probably about 2m from the helm), hoses may have low spots in them rather than "rising" to the helm.

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  5. 01-15-2016 08:04 PM
    1. Directly on the back of the helm area - it is only about 250mm below the helm itself. I can fit the pump horizontally still mounted across the beam of the boat.
    Benefit is the hose connections will be short/simple to route, I will put the ECU close by also where the majority of my electrical/fuses, NMEA network etc is. I have easy access should I have to get to it at sea.
    Downside, it gets a little cramped (but is achievable still). I also have concerns the motor may be noisy when in use, being so close to your position at the helm. Unsure on the risk of this.

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  6. 01-15-2016 08:00 PM
    I thought I would ask a local (I am in Brisbane) after you replied with some good info re autopilot install and options for hydraulic lines. I figured a pm would be easier than getting some of the responses on the open THT forum, which seems a big mix between knowledge and best guess.

    I was getting ready to fit a new Garmin Reactor to a Glacier Bay 22' cat. I have 2 options for the 1.2L Garmin pump mounting location. I mead mixed reviews on where to "not" locate these. My preferred options are:

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