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10-22-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,643
Posted By Pallasi

Interesting. I switched to marine Sta-bil several...

Interesting. I switched to marine Sta-bil several years ago after I had a half full bottle of regular go through phase separation. I assumed from the look of the stuff it must be at least half...
10-10-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By Pallasi

It doesn't look like the Ray53 is an NMEA talker,...

It doesn't look like the Ray53 is an NMEA talker, it just listens (NMEA Input a.k.a. Data In). It will listen for your GPS position coming from the Garmin but it won't send data back for automatic...
10-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Pallasi

Try asking in this thread: ...

Try asking in this thread:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/378737-diesel-additives.html
09-27-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,967
Posted By Pallasi

After running 5% off and on for the last four...

After running 5% off and on for the last four years in a 35 year old work boat I haven't seen this. Only noticeable affect was after 400 hours of operation on 5% there was a bit more sediment than...
09-26-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,833
Posted By Pallasi

Stainless bolts into aluminum casting - another...

Stainless bolts into aluminum casting - another vote for Tef Gel. Yes, it is messy, expensive, and hard to find. Haven't used it on engines yet but it works well on expensive oceanographic equipment.
09-26-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By Pallasi

Even the manual might not help. Chev manuals in...

Even the manual might not help. Chev manuals in particular can be a bit vague. I've wasted way too much of my employer's time trying to figure this out for company trucks.

Write down the VIN, call...
08-26-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,433
Posted By Pallasi

I suspect the view is different for those of us...

I suspect the view is different for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest where we have mountains, rain, and occasionally snow and and ice. Electric over hydraulic is expensive and a hassle...
07-17-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Pallasi

If I understand what you want to do correctly,...

If I understand what you want to do correctly, these might work:

OziExplorer (Shareware - chart printing probably disabled) http://www.oziexplorer.com/
OpenCpn (open source freeware):...
07-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,324
Posted By Pallasi

I'm betting air. If you can, have someone pump...

I'm betting air. If you can, have someone pump the primer bulb while you watch the filter. If it is air you'll be able to see the fuel dripping through it.

Otherwise, as above, drain/dump into a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-09-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,528
Posted By Pallasi

Disclaimer - I'm not a professional. I just like...

Disclaimer - I'm not a professional. I just like slinging mud in my spare time.

I'd prefer cement board, but if you do decide on a sheetrock product like greenboard take a look at using one of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-05-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By Pallasi

Always interesting when the ferry hits the big...

Always interesting when the ferry hits the big frickin' island. Perhaps the OOW and helms"man" were involved in "an intense personal conversation" like we had with the Queen of the North.
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-21-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Pallasi

MS Works is still around?? An alternative to...

MS Works is still around??

An alternative to paying for (or stealing) a copy of MS Office is a free download of LibreOffice:

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

I have to use MS Office at...
06-15-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,527
Posted By Pallasi

Until someone develops mesh net technology for...

Until someone develops mesh net technology for cell phones so they communicate directly with all units in the immediate area (i.e., the ones who are going to bail your butt out) cell phones are no...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,617
Posted By Pallasi

Depending on your country and state the red and...

Depending on your country and state the red and white diver down flag might not have any legal standing. Some states have laws requiring 30 to 100 feet clearance. I haven't seen any laws yet...
06-12-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,908
Posted By Pallasi

SeaStar hydraulic systems have the reservoir in...

SeaStar hydraulic systems have the reservoir in the black plastic hub that the helm / steering wheel is mounted on. Screw out the black star-headed plug you can see on top of the hub....
05-24-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Pallasi

I just went through a similar thing hooking up a...

I just went through a similar thing hooking up a 504 and a 604.

302 manual is here: http://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?Document=81

Navnet manual might be here:...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-13-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,217
Posted By Pallasi

Speaking as a Canadian, I love you. I'd rather...

Speaking as a Canadian, I love you. I'd rather switch suppliers than ship UPS cross border. Just one horror story after another and my experience isn't unique.

Sad to hear though that not all of...
05-13-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,715
Posted By Pallasi

My understanding is that SPOT uses a separate set...

My understanding is that SPOT uses a separate set of circuits that do not have the rotting-under-radiation-exposure problem the satphone voice circuits have in those satellites.But, speaking as a...
05-13-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,725
Posted By Pallasi

120v. Actual voltage will vary (usually lower)...

120v. Actual voltage will vary (usually lower) depending on how crappy your distribution system is, how far you are from your transformer, how many marijuana grow ops are sharing the transformer with...
05-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By Pallasi

Must be nice to live in a world without rain and...

Must be nice to live in a world without rain and ice.
05-04-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By Pallasi

I've had exactly that situation, ignored it, and...

I've had exactly that situation, ignored it, and had the neutral fail. No arcs and sparks, just a fault light. If ever there was a reason to call something an idiot light...

If the marina...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-26-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Pallasi

I hung it up just before cellphones started to...

I hung it up just before cellphones started to become common. I can't imagine what it's like to ride now with texting idjits on the road.
04-16-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,808
Posted By Pallasi

What was the dealer testing with the "trailer...

What was the dealer testing with the "trailer test box" - the truck or the trailer?

The single wire you found broken - is one end attached directly to the trailer frame?
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,504
Posted By Pallasi

Well, sort of... That extra molecule makes...

Well, sort of...

That extra molecule makes it a very active oxidizer. Not much harm screwing around with the 3% drugstore solutions, beyond diarrhea if you start drinking it by the bottle....
04-10-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Pallasi

Yes! Make sure it is an antifouling paint...

Yes! Make sure it is an antifouling paint designed for aluminum hulls. The wrong antifouling will corrode your hull.

And zincs. And tilting your engine as far out of the water as possible.
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