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by Mvallus
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections

Dan,
I was able to trace the black cable to an opening in the wiring harness (indicated in red on photo). I plan to take a longer look next week to figure out where it is ultimately coming from (in hopes to figure out where it attaches).
by Mvallus
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections

Great. Thanks for the details, Bill.
by Mvallus
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

ProNautic Charger Ground and Engine connections

While at the boat today I was surprised to find a few ground cables not connected. First, I noticed the green ground was not connected to the ProNautic charger. Secondly, I noticed within the engine compartment another ground (black) that was disconnected. I am assuming this connects to the alternat...
by Mvallus
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: SD20 Internal Anode (Fresh Water)
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Re: SD20 Internal Anode (Fresh Water)

Thank you for the advice...FYI, boatzincs now have the magnesium version back in stock:
https://www.boatzincs.com/yan27210200550M.html
by Mvallus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: SD20 Internal Anode (Fresh Water)
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

SD20 Internal Anode (Fresh Water)

Does anyone know who stocks replacement internal magnesium anodes for the sail drive? I sail in Freshwater. Perhaps I should just replace it with the basic zinc version, which seems to be more available.

https://www.boatzincs.com/yan27210200550M.html
by Mvallus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Edson Steering Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 2440

Re: Edson Steering Wheel

Same issue on 251. There is an Edson technical bulletin under the info tab that suggests replacing the star nut with a nylock nut. I gave them a call via the contact on the bulletin and they were very helpful. I have found the nylock nut much easier to tighten, and, paired with loctite and a washer,...
by Mvallus
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Replacement Boom Vang Tang
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Re: Replacement Boom Vang Tang

Replaced mine this spring. Similar issue with hairline crack on aft-facing edge, which freaked me out. I would recommend others take a close look at their tang welds. I ordered the replacement from Rig-Rite (make sure they send you the version that is the matching replacement; they originally sent m...
by Mvallus
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: Instrument updates

Bill, This Sailing Anarchy thread is extremely valuable. It is good to know that the Type 1 Linear is compatible with B&G Pilot. Also, it looks like the rudder angle sensor would be an easy swap if switching. As always, thanks for the documentation of all these changes. BTW, hearing really good thin...
by Mvallus
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 11
Views: 5166

Re: Boat Storage, water question

Dan, I had a similar problem the first year with mast up. Most, if not all of the water was coming from the mast. A few things helped greatly: ensuring a tight fit of the mast boot and adding silicone (or Lifeseal), especially within the main track just above the vang fitting (water tends to literal...
by Mvallus
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: Instrument updates

Dan,

Thank you for the info. The Practical Sailor articles help narrow things down a bit (as usual). I will try to connect with you to get some further pointers.

Matt
Phoenix 251
by Mvallus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Instrument updates

Curious if anyone has recently updated their instruments. I have an older complete system of Raymarine instruments (C120 chartplotter, several ST60+, S2G Autohelm, Type 1 linear drive, usual Raymarine/Airmar transducers, AIS 500). The newer Raymarine systems are appealing and seem to be a more logic...
by Mvallus
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Masthead VHF Antenna/Windex and wiring update.
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Masthead VHF Antenna/Windex and wiring update.

Now the mast is down I am looking to address a few issues I have noticed over the years...First, looking to replace my masthead VHF/AIS antenna. Currently have a Shakespeare antenna which the Windex slides over. Just curious if others have a different/better setup. Additionally, I am planning to rep...
by Mvallus
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Floorboard screw replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

Floorboard screw replacement

I have been wanting to replace many of my floorboard screws that are becoming corroded and/or are broken. Anyone happen to know where to find the darker screws? Or has anyone modified their floorboards with a more efficient system? These look like an appealling replacement...http://pyiinc.com/floor-...
by Mvallus
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Recommended Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3753

Re: Recommended Battery Replacement

Hi Dan, Replaced our batteries a year ago. We do a variety of overnight races and find having 3 group 31 batteries to last very long (2 house; 1 start). They are so good that we probably could get away with just two. I am uncertain as to whether downgrading to group 27 would be beneficial. What I ca...
by Mvallus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Masthead sheave upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2914

Masthead sheave upgrade

Has anyone upgraded their masthead sheaves from the original delrin (I think) sheave? I ordered the aluminum version from RigRite, but they are much heavier and I really do not want 10X more the weight aloft. This was the closest I could find via Harken: http://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?id=5...