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Sunset2

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  1. My recent AH Sh*t moment was experienced by my son on a short cruise. The head completely stopped up and he assumed something inappropriate had been flushed. The bottom line was that the hose were so calcified that the opening in the 1 1/2 inch hose was down to about 3/4 inch. So replace all of the head hoses every ten years.
  2. Use West System G-flex 655 epoxy. It will not ooze out, it does not ooze it stays in place. Spray the screws with PAM baking spray and a piece of tape on the back of the panel so it does not get stuck. The screws can be removed with little heat.
  3. Yes I did have an issue with the bridging from seatalk NG to seatalk 1 from the computer to the control head. This means that I cannot steer to a waypoint, but I can steer to wind. I am not sure why the difference, but I am happy to be able to steer to wind.
  4. I have connected my B&G NEMA2000 instruments to my RayMarine autopilot, although I think it might be an SPX5 wheel pilot. The difference between NEMA2000 and seatalk NG is the connectors and the fact that Seatalk NG has an extra wire which carries the serial Seatalk 1 signal. I bought a standard NEMA2000 cable and cutoff one end and connected the individual wires to terminals on the Autopilot. There are 4 wires Data+, Data-, Power, and ground. I was able to look up the color coding for NEMA2000 and think that the terminals were labeled on the autopilot. I am far away from the b
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