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06-04-2019, 06:53 AM
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Posted By sandyda

If you can explain why I should receive an...

If you can explain why I should receive an unsolicited ad for "deep fat" removal, and how it relates to my interest in marine electronics, I will apologize for for assuming you are far more...
10-12-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By sandyda

Is the Matsutec HA-102 AIS-B transceiver legal in US?

I'm back after a long hiatus (and very glad to see some great friends) with a new boat project. The prices of AIS B transceivers are terrifying. And I see more adds for the Matsutec HA-102 at @$300....
04-17-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By sandyda

A small number of 2006 BF150s were equiped to...

A small number of 2006 BF150s were equiped to provide N2k data, starting with sn BANJ1304171 for right hand rotation, and sn BAPJ1300650 for left hand rotation. If you have one from before the...
03-30-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,505
Posted By sandyda

some questions: Will the engines tilt out of...

some questions:
Will the engines tilt out of the water?
Do you have an autopilot?
Will it maintain heading with one engine out of the water?
What are your fuel consumption rates at vsrious speeds?
03-28-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By sandyda

C-Dory Tomcat wanted

I'm looking for an East Coast Tomcat on a trailer. I have a lot of questions, so be patient!
09-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,769
Posted By sandyda

Let's imagine a team of lawyers looking over the...

Let's imagine a team of lawyers looking over the shoulders of the firmware team. "No, no, no! " they say. "Make it give up if there is ANY chance of running a boat load of nuns under a low...
09-27-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,769
Posted By sandyda

Let's imagine a team of lawyers looking over the...

Let's imagine a team of lawyers looking over the shoulders of the firmware team. "No, no, no! " they say. "Make it give up if there is ANY chance of running a boat load of nuns under a low...
06-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,113
Posted By sandyda

Get thee behind me, 5200!

Yes, you can remove a transducer sealed with 5200:
day one: dribble magic "Undo-er" around the 5200 blobs.
day two: dribble more.
day three: repeat.
day four: at last! with dental tools,...
05-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By sandyda

It's entirely likely that your 2010C still runs,...

It's entirely likely that your 2010C still runs, but it will be noticeably slower. The real problem is that the chart file is grievously out of date. In the 15 years since the file was current,...
05-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By sandyda

If it old enough, your previous Garmin will have...

If it old enough, your previous Garmin will have a proprietary data cartridge, "D" shaped in cross section, about 2" long and 3/4" wide. You will need to borrow a reader-puck from someone to get the...
05-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,859
Posted By sandyda

This thread has served to reinforce my admiration...

This thread has served to reinforce my admiration and enthusiasm for BOE, and a very low opinion of the OP.
03-10-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,140
Posted By sandyda

Almost all AIS producers use the same...

Almost all AIS producers use the same motherboard, with the same features, performance and even software. This manufacturer also provides cases, explaining the similar appearance of most of them. ...
02-26-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By sandyda

It's been a while since I looked, but one has a...

It's been a while since I looked, but one has a check mark in the "sail" box and the other is for "power" boats, that don't lean as far over but turn faster.
02-24-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,953
Posted By sandyda

A flush mount can be more secure than a bracket...

A flush mount can be more secure than a bracket mount if you can lock up access to the back of the dash. This is NOT true of new Garmin flush mounts with a snap on trim piece.
02-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,071
Posted By sandyda

3M makes a couple of two-part glues that are used...

3M makes a couple of two-part glues that are used in a gun with a mixer nozzle. This stuff is good enough for a limited structural bond, PFM for Starboard. Follow the instructions precisely.
02-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By sandyda

Newbee unmatched twin rigging question

Dreaming about a Rosborough 246 (25' trailerable cruiser) that I would make long slow trips with, like the Great Circle and the Snowbird Migrations. I have seen many with big twin engines or a...
02-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,277
Posted By sandyda

The list of variables is nearly endless, making...

The list of variables is nearly endless, making hard scientific observation very difficult. The more we learn, the more we need to learn.
Lightning can go up or down, or sideways from cloud to...
02-15-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,258
Posted By sandyda

I have been using an Interphase S200 for a couple...

I have been using an Interphase S200 for a couple of years, for a single purpose: gunk holing. There are a life-time supply of small creeks and hidden bays around the Chesapeake. They are guarded...
11-28-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By sandyda

You can send to and save from this generation of...

You can send to and save from this generation of Garmin GPSs with a 4-pin round data cable with a DB9 plug on the other end. You will need a DB9 to USB converter and a 12 VDC power source. An old...
11-16-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,589
Posted By sandyda

It may seem like that, Squalis, but in fact...

It may seem like that, Squalis, but in fact Garmin supports their products longer than most but not as long as a few others. That is their marketing model.

In the last ten years, more and more...
10-27-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By sandyda

Topless: You've had a good long ride with your...

Topless: You've had a good long ride with your Garmins, but its time to let them go. Get what you can for them on Ebay, and buy something in current production. You will have another good long...
10-04-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By sandyda

When I was using my masthead antenna, I received...

When I was using my masthead antenna, I received data from Ships more than 40 miles away. Now that I'm using a short antenna just 7 feet above the water (to the middle of the antenna) my AIS list is...
09-22-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,600
Posted By sandyda

Stoked: To be truly marinized you should coat the...

Stoked: To be truly marinized you should coat the string in tar and build a bronze watertight container for the Dixie cup.
09-22-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,512
Posted By sandyda

Come on guys! A backup device should be more...

Come on guys! A backup device should be more dependable than the primary device. It should still be useful when conditions are too tough for the real stuff.

A backup for a true Marine...
09-22-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,636
Posted By sandyda

Competently soldering a marine electronics...

Competently soldering a marine electronics connection is a special skill. ABYC is also worried about amateur soldering. These are not hypothetical armchair decisions; they are based on accident...
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