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by GeoffSchultz
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

Mike, My existing wiring was sufficient to power the secondary relay. I'm not sure how I picked the relay that I did. I think that I just looked for an automotive relay in the 10+A range that had a tab on it that I could mount to a bulkhead wall with a screw. I used female spade connectors to make t...
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

I located my secondary relay near the engine where I had ready access to +12 & ground. The start wire from the button goes to this relay, which draws much less current than the starter relay. The secondary relay connects to the starter relay and then reliably engages the starter.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Battery Switch

Take your pick. Just label it.
by GeoffSchultz
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AutoPilot for 40/40
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: AutoPilot for 40/40

I used a program called N2K Builder from Maertron, which allows you to design and verify your network design.
by GeoffSchultz
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AutoPilot for 40/40
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: AutoPilot for 40/40

I'm not exactly sure what you want to see, but here's a network schematic of my installation:
N2K_2.jpg
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by GeoffSchultz
Sun May 31, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AutoPilot for 40/40
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: AutoPilot for 40/40

I had a lighting strike in 2017 and replaced my RayMarine autopilot chartplotter and course-computer with a B&G system. My RayMarine system worked fine, once I installed a gyro into the course computer, but I have to say that the B&G system does a much better job of anticipating and correcting for t...
by GeoffSchultz
Thu May 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Cutlass Bearing
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Cutlass Bearing

The black stuff that you see working out is the ribbed plastic material which is on the inside of the bearing. It holds the prop shaft in place. It has channels that allows water to run alongside it and cool it. Do not run the engine with the prop shaft spinning outside of the water. Don't ask me ho...
by GeoffSchultz
Wed May 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Cutlass Bearing
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Cutlass Bearing

You don't need to replace the cutlass bearing as long as you're willing to have it fail (at probably the most inconvenient time possible). Based upon your description, it's clearly in the process of failing and it's just a matter of time before it does. When it does fail, your prop shaft won't be su...
by GeoffSchultz
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 40/40 Companionway Slider
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: 40/40 Companionway Slider

I've placed high density plastic on the rails, but Dwight's solution sounds easier. That wasn't a product option in Central America. However, I would place the Teflon on the wooden rails (assuming that we have similar builds) and not on the slider.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F40/40 driveshaft coupling
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: F40/40 driveshaft coupling

Laisve,

I used nylocks on mine. Make sure that the bolts are just long enough, as you don't want to spend any extra time tightening down a nylck.

Access to the coupling is bad and it takes a LONG time to tighten up the bolts. I've never found a good solution.

-- Geoff