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09-01-2020, 07:31 AM
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Posted By pglein

Raymarine ST70 Fault and spinning heading

Posting for a friend who I'm helping to diagnose this problem:

I have a Raymarine ST70 autopilot. It was working perfectly until we forgot to turn the charging system on which caused the batteries...
07-12-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By pglein

Oh duh. I totally forgot about electric reels....

Oh duh. I totally forgot about electric reels. That makes perfect sense.
07-12-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By pglein

What are these plugs for?

Friend of mine bought a Whaler out of Florida (we're in Washington State), and it has these plugs near the transom. They look like they're for downriggers or something, but I'm not familiar with the...
04-30-2020, 11:50 AM
04-30-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By pglein

Eh, it's not completely worthless. The hull is in...

Eh, it's not completely worthless. The hull is in good shape and I've spent a fair amount fo time and money updating all the equipment including new electrical, fuel lines, etc... It's worth a few...
04-30-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By pglein

What to do with an engine (and the boat it's sitting on) that runs, but but not well?

I've got this fishing boat that I don't use much anymore. It's got a 2007-ish 70hp Suzuki on it that runs, but hesitates at certain RPM's and seems to be passing fuel unburned in to the exhaust. It's...
04-30-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By pglein

Most any autopilot intended for hydraulic...

Most any autopilot intended for hydraulic steering should work with Baystar. You may need to upgrade to Seastar hoses.
04-30-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,766
Posted By pglein

Gosh, it's almost as if we're in the middle of a...

Gosh, it's almost as if we're in the middle of a global pandemic or something.
04-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By pglein

Another point: if you're really concerned about...

Another point: if you're really concerned about fuel contamination, get a dual filter setup that you can switch on the fly with the turn of a valve. This allows you to drain and replace the dirty/wet...
04-30-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By pglein

That valve is brass. It has no business being...

That valve is brass. It has no business being anywhere near a boat.

To the thread starter: Have you ever had an issue with contaminated fuel before? Unless this is a common problem, I wouldn't...
04-30-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By pglein

What color are the wires that go to the bus bar? ...

What color are the wires that go to the bus bar?

What kind of "electric outlet" are you wanting to install? What will it be powering?

What batteries are in the console? What do they currently...
04-30-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By pglein

The same reason they put bottom paint on the...

The same reason they put bottom paint on the hull: to prevent growth.

The only thing to be careful for is that it should NOT be copper-based paint. Copper paint will corrode an aluminum outdrive...
04-28-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By pglein

​​​​​​I'm assuming they are knock-offs. Never...

​​​​​​I'm assuming they are knock-offs. Never heard of them.
04-28-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,596
Posted By pglein

I'm probably in the minority here, but I've had...

I'm probably in the minority here, but I've had nothing but problems with my 5kw Northern Lights. Bought the boat barely used in 2005 with 90 hours on the main, and about 50 on the generator. I ran...
04-28-2020, 08:08 AM
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Views: 560
Posted By pglein

They're right up there with Sorny, and Kentwood.

They're right up there with Sorny, and Kentwood.
04-26-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By pglein

Here's a novel idea: Read your policy.

Here's a novel idea: Read your policy.
04-26-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By pglein

I've been thinking about just replacing my key...

I've been thinking about just replacing my key with a switch and push-button ignition. It would take a thief all of 15 seconds to unscrew the assembly and hotwire it (I've done it myself when I...
04-26-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,818
Posted By pglein

I think the reasoning here has been pretty well...

I think the reasoning here has been pretty well laid out. My advice? Put in some additional batteries and an inverter. But don't go too heavy, because you're probably already going to have a weight...
04-26-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By pglein

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/a-gol...

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/a-golden-ray-of-hope-for-shipwreck-s-removal-in/article_4acf9533-7a3d-5286-bb47-bd252ea204c9.html
04-26-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By pglein

Put a bucket under the discharge and let 'er rip!

Put a bucket under the discharge and let 'er rip!
04-24-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By pglein

I was a rep for Pettit when Black Widow was a...

I was a rep for Pettit when Black Widow was a secret project in the test lab. I was one of the first people to see it in person. Here's what you need to know about Black Widow....it is NOT an...
04-24-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,356
Posted By pglein

That f#*king otter better not mess with my boat...

That f#*king otter better not mess with my boat again.
04-24-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,495
Posted By pglein

I feel like you're envisioning the nightmare...

I feel like you're envisioning the nightmare scenario....30 miles offshore, building seas, and a small center console attempting to tow a a 70' yacht or commercial fishing vessel. What we're talking...
04-23-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,266
Posted By pglein

I was referring to an endoscope. And, I was...

I was referring to an endoscope. And, I was assuming one would be smart enough to do so with the tank empty and well ventilated.
04-23-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By pglein

I use a utility knife blade.

I use a utility knife blade.
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