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02-12-2017, 05:47 PM
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Posted By ColdWetDog

Lowrance in the Winter

I am having an odd problem with my Lowrance set up - seems to not like the Alaskan winter.

Setup is a 9 inch Gen 2 touch, 10 inch Gen 2 non touch, Lowrance autopilot setup with the typical NEMA...
09-05-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,848
Posted By ColdWetDog

In my experience with this system and pretty much...

In my experience with this system and pretty much the same setup, you end up doing the 'commissioning dance'. You have to bring the motor hard starboard, then bump it a few degrees otherwise you...
08-12-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By ColdWetDog

Yes, it makes a difference, marine graded fuel...

Yes, it makes a difference, marine graded fuel line is more burn resistant, but it isn't the reason you are not getting priming. Either you have an air leak in the fitting (most likely, ask me why)...
08-06-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,555
Posted By ColdWetDog

VHB has been my new best friend for some time. ...

VHB has been my new best friend for some time.

If you actually need a bolt mount, WeldMount (http://www.weldmountsystem.com/)stuff is great. Expensive, but great.
07-29-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,853
Posted By ColdWetDog

Shit happens. Especially when you borrow...

Shit happens. Especially when you borrow somebody's new truck.....
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03-31-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,141
Posted By ColdWetDog

What I did with my recent rebuild was to put the...

What I did with my recent rebuild was to put the heat shrink label at the end of the wire, about 10 inches from the end AND at the other end. If you're printing one label, you can print three (or...
03-31-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By ColdWetDog

To paraphrase: He who uses the Internet for...

To paraphrase:

He who uses the Internet for a lawyer has a fool for a client.

Really, somebody has some skin in this game. Hire a lawyer, albeit briefly. I do this for lots of things -...
03-13-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,645
Posted By ColdWetDog

I would be very suspicious of the antenna cable. ...

I would be very suspicious of the antenna cable. How hard is it to pull the radio and move things around? Coax shields are easy to break - aggressive bending and corrosion are my favorites. What...
02-13-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By ColdWetDog

Thank you!

Thank you!
02-12-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By ColdWetDog

TM185HW to Lowrance pigtail wiring diagram

Anybody seen one specific to the 185? I've asked Airmar, then send me four copies of the attached file. The problem I'm having is that it's supposed to be CHIRP transducer but the wiring harness...
02-07-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By ColdWetDog

A printed diagram of your electrical system...

A printed diagram of your electrical system including all the fuses and for bonus points, voltages at key points. Yes, you should be able to think that through. Sometimes in the heat of the moment,...
01-19-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By ColdWetDog

As mahimah says, you can always try it. I did...

As mahimah says, you can always try it. I did and never bothered to put an external on my fiberglass topped boat. The new GPS antennas are pretty amazing - nothing like the first or second...
01-14-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By ColdWetDog

My boat is worth considerably less than yours and...

My boat is worth considerably less than yours and I'm spending several quality months and likely several thousand quality dollars redoing the entire electrical system. Pulling every bit of the...
01-02-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By ColdWetDog

Which is why I'm going to put a GI in my 'simple'...

Which is why I'm going to put a GI in my 'simple' system. In all likelihood, it will never fail in that manner but potentially killing someone to save $100 just doesn't work out ...

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12-31-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By ColdWetDog

Thanks for the reply - I've always wondered why...

Thanks for the reply - I've always wondered why the things are so expensive given that the circuit is anything but complicated and even high quality components aren't that expensive.
12-31-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By ColdWetDog

It is a very basic setup - 110V, single phase, no...

It is a very basic setup - 110V, single phase, no other options available at the part of the marina where the slip is located. All I'm doing is running a shore power line to a battery charger and a...
12-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,094
Posted By ColdWetDog

THIS. But first, take pictures of everything. ...

THIS. But first, take pictures of everything. You can annoy your family later (this is what I did over Christmas) and you can get yourself out of the inevitable pinch. It would actually be better...
12-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By ColdWetDog

I take it you are associated with the company. ...

I take it you are associated with the company. How do you manage to put together something at half the price of the other companies?

And who does your web site? They should be shot.:trout:....
12-27-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By ColdWetDog

Thanks. I'm thinking I'll hold off for a bit and...

Thanks. I'm thinking I'll hold off for a bit and see what voltages I end up with. Where do you see an isolater for $100?
12-27-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By ColdWetDog

Very much likely that it's positioning. Fiddle...

Very much likely that it's positioning. Fiddle with the angle first (although Moonlighter's method is a better way to actually install it). I'm currently in love with the Stern Saver product - a...
12-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By ColdWetDog

Galvanic Isolator for battery charger

Setting up a very simple shore power system. Basically all it will do is to run the battery charger and a low wattage heater. ABYC says I should have a galvanic isolator for the system - at between...
12-27-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,968
Posted By ColdWetDog

I've owned a 24' SeaSport - older version - 1990...

I've owned a 24' SeaSport - older version - 1990 and now own a 1992 22' C-Dory. They're both popular in the Pacific NW (they're made there...). Six footers might not find them the best size - I'm...
12-25-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,749
Posted By ColdWetDog

Not really. But I'll try. First off, my...

Not really. But I'll try. First off, my verbiage was a bit casual. What I really meant to say is that the supplied pump is pretty small which limits the size of the engine it was designed to be...
12-24-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,749
Posted By ColdWetDog

I'd agree, which is why I have a Gen 2 touch and...

I'd agree, which is why I have a Gen 2 touch and non touch. The Lowrance system had a rather rough gestation but it appears they have most of the bugs out. As mentioned, you have to have a Lowrance...
12-22-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,212
Posted By ColdWetDog

Your kidding, right? CG isn't happy to be under...

Your kidding, right? CG isn't happy to be under the auspices of 'Homeland Security' - they lost a long tradition of being part of the military and they had no vote in the matter. But they do...
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