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    Ventura/Santa Barbara CA
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    Sailing, cooking, sailing

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  1. Clogged can be cleaned, I've have 2 just burn through. The OME is just not up to snuff.
  2. Umm, stalled engine, smoke and water from an unknown source, narrow fair way and slip. Blunted, fuck off
  3. Last Saturday was to be our first outing since Thanksgiving, Covid and all that shit. Got down to the boat, went through the usual pre sail check of systems, this always includes firing up the engine and allowing it to run long enough to be sure there won't be any surprises. So, out of the slip, down the fairway, hoist the main and we're off. Well we get to the turning basin and the engine sort of falters, I leave the helm to my crew to go below to check and discover SMOKE!, and about 2 gallons of salt water in my normally dry bilge. Call to shut down the engine, now sailing I called for a tow
  4. Andy, So your suggestion would be to replace my WH brain and the fluxgate compass and replace it with the Pelagic controller. Retain existing hydric ram, pump and rudder angle sensor. Then use my existing Raymarine wind sensor, which is NEMA 0183 and voilĂ  a much better newer system for around a boat buck.
  5. JD, I would assume the boat would need to be sailed to apparent wind, that is how my wind vane sails the boat. Installing a "switch" to select the source seems easy and straight forward. The question is how to get the wind sensor to provide information that is "similar" to the information from the fluxgate. Again by example: Navigating with the fluxgate and for the sake of comparison the vessel is moving due N. the vessel veers to port 5 deg. the flux gate senses this and corrects to starboard. Ok now we switch to wind sensor and we are sailing 50 deg. off AWD. The vessel heads up to 45 deg A
  6. Seems simple enough, fluxgate senses vessel heading shift to port and system corrects to starboard. Wind sensor sees vessel has changed apparent wind change and make course correction. Ah but how to get the components to play together?
  7. JD, It was several years ago that I had contact with Wil, I believe I still have the manual on board. When asked about using a wind sensor Wil stated that he had done hem but just wasn't happy with it and kinda just side stepped the whole idea. I have also just reached out to Steve Dashew as I know he was involved with the early development and was a huge fan. I do like the autopilot very much and mine works well with the fluxgate. Wind sensor input would be a great add.
  8. Zonker, not truly sure. I had tried to get Mr. Hand to get involved but he chose not to. He is getting on in years. In my limited understanding it seems if a fluxgate can provide heading information to the 'Brain" to activate the hydraulic system to make course corrections why couldn't a wind sensor be set up to do the same?
  9. I have a old but fully functioning WH mk 3 autopilot (Whale). This unit is set up with a fluxgate compass and is driven by a hydraulic ram directly to the rudder shaft. It would be a great added feature if I could get the system to steer to a wind sensor as well. My understanding is the system uses NEMA 0183. WH Pilot is not able to help. Any thoughts?
  10. I have a old but fully functioning WH mk 3 autopilot (Whale). This unit is set up with a fluxgate compass and is driven by a hydraulic ram directly to the rudder shaft. It would be a great added feature if I could get the system to steer to a wind sensor as well. My understanding is the system uses NEMA 0183. WH Pilot is not able to help. Any thoughts?
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  12. I'm in the process of updating and upgrading these systems on my boat. I currently have 2 antennas mounted on board, one mast head apx. 60' above waterline one mounted on my radar arch apx. 14' above water line. I am not planning on using a splitter. My question is which to use for each application. I realize the masthead antenna will have better range. Please note I use the VHF very infrequently, but when needed I'd like to be able to reach my intended contact. Image of the stern with arch
  13. My old VHF died and has been replaced with a Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000. I will be adding a AIS transponder in the future. For the time being I would like to attach my existing Raynav 300 GPS Plotter to the radio (I know the GPS is very old but it works). Currently the 300 GPS is also feeding data to an equally old Raymarine SL72 radar/chartplotter via Raymarine Seatalk, also work fine. I have run cable from the Raynav 300 GPSNMEA connections to the new radio and upon testing the radio is not displaying any gps data, nor is the radio showing the gps icon, continuously or blinking. I am not
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