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    Recommendations for cruising spots in SF bay area.

    Thanks for all the tips and recommendations. I have been full tilt with the boat and moving out of the house the past few weeks, so not much time on the computer.
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    Recommendations for cruising spots in SF bay area.

    Thanks Kirwan That is a lot of great info. How much time should I allow to go up the Delta any idea?
  3. My wife, two kids (6 and 9), and I are going to be in the SF bay area after Labour day on our boat for a few weeks before make our way down the coast. We mostly like to anchor out, but do want to see the sights in the area if that means going to a dock that is fine. We might have some reciprocal with clubs down there, but have not looked into it yet. I was planning to head to Sausalito when first arriving. Would like recommendations for spots to visit. Our draft is 6.5' and LOA is 63' Thanks
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Does the 795 need the UV protection as shown in the other thread byy painting the acrylic with black paint on the inside joint edge.
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Here is a source for either 795 or GE Silpruf at a good price. https://www.pksupplies.com/dow-corning-795-silicone-building-sealant-103-fluid-ounce-cartridge.html?id=259
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Lexan is OEM that is the only reason I would consider it. What about tempered or laminated glass for 30" hatches
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    I have a lot of surface area as well. The silpruf is a bit more than the 795 at Mcmaster. My windows now have a 2mm deep trough around the perimeter to keep the caulking thicker.
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Did you refinish the frame? If so what did you use? Looks great. Is that lexan still in there? I am thinking of using something else because of the scratching.
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Yes heading to the South Pacific next year. Thanks for the info.
  10. I am replacing 3/8" acrylic windows on my dodger/ pilot house. The frame is 2" square alum. tubing. The last windows were afixed with 795 and 1/4" bolts. I don't want to use the bolts this time. I am leaning towards the 3M Tape as the window is secure instantly not using bolts. I can then seal with 795. Any pros or cons?
  11. I am replacing the acrylic on my pilot house. I think I have dark smoke on there now, but the smoke is harder to find and more expensive. Any opinions on which colour is better in the tropics. Both block very similar amounts of light.
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    NMEA in NMEA out??

    The radar is displayed on the toughbook through an ethernet cable with the RL10 The WH autopilot has a gyro heading sensor and I have a Raytheon compass. I plan to take a heading signal from the WH gyro heading sensor, but need to dig into that one more. I am not using MARPA, but OpenCPN needs a heading sensor to display the radar image. I use a combination of toughbook and Ipad for navigation. AIS is on the Ipad with Navionics charts. The TB is not connected to AIS, but has S57 charts. Thanks for the recommendation I will look into the NGW-1. Thanks for the procedure sugestion I will dig into the system further. Thanks to both of you I will dig into the system further see where I get to.
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    NMEA in NMEA out??

    Thanks for taking the time to respond to my electronics issues. Full confession electronics are my least favorite area of boating. For coastal sailing if I have a depth sounder I am happy, but I am going offshore so I am adding more stuff or the boat came with equipment. List of electronics: 1995 Raytheon wind, speed, depth, gps (logger, screen thinghy) Toughbook with open cpn Vesper 8000 AIS Ipad with Vesper watchmate and I Navx Standard Horizion eclipse VHF Icom 802 SSB (might be receiving a GPS signal) WH autopilot B&G 3G radar I use the open cpn (has separate GPS). I used the Ipad with wifi from Vesper as 2nd chart plotter. I manually change course on the AP. 1st I want to connect the VHF and SSB to a GPS signal for the DSC function. 2nd I need to get a heading signal to the RI10 box for the 3G radar Thanks for the help
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    NMEA in NMEA out??

    1st priorty is to have dcs be sent out if needed. 2nd if dcs could show up on my ipad Inavx program great, but not number 1
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    NMEA in NMEA out??

    The manual states Out put DSC and DSE (DSC sentences to Standard Horizon plotter for position plotting)