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  1. Awlgripped Mast Touchups

    Does anyone know of a company out there that sells the necessary converters/coats/primers/paints for touching up painted aluminum in small quantities? I have a few spots on my mast where fasteners where that need touching up, but don't want to have to buy full quarts of everything. Original paint is "Awlgrip Off White G8010" Thanks, Steve
  2. Volvo Penta 2003 temperature sensor

    Yes, I nearly choked when I saw the price of an OEM sensor. If I need to replace it, I think I can cut the old gauge out and figure out how to install an industry standard one in its spot... Seems that new VDO sensor + gauge would be a fraction the cost of a new Volvo sensor...
  3. Volvo Penta 2003 temperature sensor

    Thanks jamhass! Looks like I have a date with a multimeter and a 6 pack this weekend to try to get the alarm wiring worked out... Steve
  4. Volvo Penta 2003 temperature sensor

    Yes, panel has both gauges and alarms. Only 1 wire to the sensor, and the gauge seems to work, so my concern would be that the alarm wire is disconnected somewhere if there's not a separate alarm sensor. Wiring diagram I mentioned is on page 12 of this PDF: http://www.bluemoment.com/manuals/volvo_penta_2002_owner.pdf Most of the other documentation seems to focus on the standard (just alarms, no gauges) version of the panel, and so doesn't call out a separate sensor anywhere. Hence my confusion...
  5. I have a Volvo Penta 2003 diesel with the "deluxe" instrument panel (gauges for temperature/oil pressure, not just alarms). According to the wiring diagram in my owners manual, it has two separate sensors for the temperature- one for the gauge, one for the alarm. On the engine itself, I can only find one (right next to the thermostat). Am I missing something here, or is Volvo's diagram wrong and it should only be the one sensor? Same question for the oil pressure sensors...
  6. J boat advice

    Add a vote for a J/37 (or J/37c, both very cruiser friendly setups for the 37) with the addition of a selden sprit/Asym, and a 110% Jib. I've been living aboard and sailing one with that setup for the past year, and it's a great setup, all things considered. Seems to tick all your boxes, and you should have a decent chunk of change left from that $100K, to get the boat set up exactly how you want. Shoal draft J/37 still rates faster than a deep draft 105, so it's not a slow boat. The 37s, along with all the other boats of a similar era, do have the usual issues to watch out for (wet core, etc). Steve
  7. Is there an easy way to tell the original Bruce anchors apart from the replicas? I have a Bruce style that came with the boat, with no brand name or anything cast into it, and I'd like to know if it's a real one or not...
  8. Thanks all! I didn't realize fluxgates created their own field, as opposed to just measuring the existing one, but I guess that makes sense. RLMike, I would bet the two brands will behave exactly as yours did in the experiment - at the end of the day, a magnetic field is a magnetic field; we're not dealing with different frequencies or "languages" here. Looks like I need to add getting the two systems to talk to each other to my list of projects, unfortunately. At least it looks like the KVH can spit out NMEA heading info, so maybe the project won't be as bad as I think. Steve
  9. Autopilot sensor is Raymarine, other one is a KVH 103 sail computer
  10. Just what the title says - I have two fluxgate sensors onboard (autopilot & tactical compass)- if they're mounted near each other, will they interfere with each other, like two traditional compasses would? Or am I good to shove them both in the same locker? As you can imagine, finding *two* metal free locations on a 37' boat is difficult. And before you suggest it, I'm not interested in ripping one system out and trying to get everything to talk to everything else. Maybe another year... Thanks, Steve
  11. More 109 Questions

    I just installed a Webasto forced hot air unit in my J/37 - I can't comment on the reliability yet, but installation was easy as long as you plan the ducting runs in advance and are somewhat mechanically inclined. the 17K BTU version has been plenty powerful in New England so far, even with nights down into the 20's. 2 nice benefits to the hot air over the hydronic systems: 1) you get heat sooner after startup (don't have to warm the water up first), and 2) when ducted for fresh air mode, it also does a nice job of knocking down the humidity level in the cabin. I think Sure Marine in Seattle is one of the big Webasto dealers; they would be worth talking to. Steve