Borax Johnson

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  1. Borax Johnson

    Raymarine instrument replacement?

    Thanks! This place never disappoints.
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    Raymarine instrument replacement?

    I'd really like to get an installation manual for the cockpit display so I will have more data before I go back and that may drive other choices. I couldn't find it on the Raymarine documentation website - only for the one down below. Specifically what cables attach to the rear. Since the cockpit display got wet, and that is where most of the navigating happens, I'd like to regain that functionality. Totally spaced on the SD card stock below. I'll give that a try. But..... I think I'll get a spare because after April, the next trip to the boat will be in June to get back to California, and I'd like to have fewer things on the pre-trip punch list.
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    Raymarine instrument replacement?

    Plan B - I think the device pictured in the cockpit is the culprit for not being able to read charts on a chip or get accurate fix on the A65 display below. The cockpit display had water in the chip slot. So, Can anyone ID this display? Short term, I'll just get a replacement, and once the boat is home. Decide next steps. EDIT: looks to be a Raymarine chartplotter.
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    Phil  Spector  DTS

    Phil Spector DTS
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    Sigfried DTS

    Sigfried Fishbacker DTS.
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    Possible new job - $ question

    Do y0u know who the largest marketer of rice in the US is? Anheuser Busch. They ferment the splits and sell the rest. Something like 70 different labels to attract different ethnicities.
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    Cushion closures: zipper, velcro, whut?

    A "zipper cartel"? Who knew. Is there a zipper kingpin? Do they have zipper mules and zipper submarines? Am I complicit in smuggling zippers if I wear pants to another country? I am searching for serious answers to serious questions.
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    Fuel tank switching anarchy

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    Shorten Lifelines

    I have used a stay-lock on a backstay and run it or to ~5,000 lbs no problem. Just make sure you get the wires around the cone the way the directions say to do.
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    LONQR 2

    A tad difficult to see, but please, gentle reader, take note of the engine controls to the lower right of the helmsman's station. The wheel also appears to be ready for a windvane or autopilot. nice forward thinking - no planned obsolescence!
  11. Borax Johnson

    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    Back in the day when USYRU and "amateur" sailors were the rule, nobody thought that the driver on an IOR Maxi who won the Saint Fancy Big Boat Series and who showed up on Monday Morning in a brand spanking new BMW 635i with personalized plates was an amateur was immediately sent to Alcatraz. Now that the "salary caps" are off it is back to the days of the J-Boats. Not to say that the TP-52s aren't the equivalent of 2000's J-Boats, just saying the boats and hardware were unlimited, but the 'horsepower' and intellectual property onboard were 'amateurs'.
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    Tethers - Quick Release or Not?

    I use a quick release with one of my daughter's pony tail bands over the release lanyard to make it harder to accidentally release, but easy to release if needed. Just for fun some warm summer day, put on your boots and foulies and flotation device of your choosing (mine is inflatable with harness), and hop in your neighbor's swimming pool. You will quickly learn how little mobility you have.
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    Raymarine instrument anarchy

    That's my plan. Take a new setup down to the boat and take it from there. Here is more: Got in touch with Raymarine tech support who are surprisingly helpful. It seems that the GPS rollover in 2019 might be part of the issue. I wish I had thought of that 1,700 miles ago. So my current thinking is to follow Raymarine's advice and upgrade to an Axiom setup. As long as I can get it to drive the additional i60/i50 displays with wind, depth and nav data I am fine. Since GPS III is coming in 2022 it will need to be changed out anyway. Anyone have experience is setting up an Axiom system?
  14. Borax Johnson

    Raymarine instrument replacement?

    Got in touch with Raymarine tech support who are surprisingly helpful. It seems that the GPS rollover in 2019 might be part of the issue. I wish I had thought of that 1,700 miles ago. So my current thinking is to follow Raymarine's advice and upgrade to an Axiom setup. As long as I can get it to drive the additional i60/i50 displays with wind, depth and nav data I am fine. Since GPS III is coming in 2022 it will need to be changed out anyway. Anyone have experience is setting up an Axiom system?
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    Fuel tank switching anarchy

    As it was explained to me, the left valve controls which tank is being drawn from and the right valve is which filter is being used.