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by GeoffSchultz
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: AutoPilot for 40/40
Replies: 7
Views: 730

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: 730

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: 730

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: 898

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: 898

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: 549

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: 250

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
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Updated
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: Forum Updated

Click on the 3 horizontal bars or 'Quick Links" on the upper left hand corner. You'll find "Active Posts" under that.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Updated
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Forum Updated

I performed a major update to the underlying software (phpBB) that runs the FreedomYachts forum. As a result you will see some changes on how things look, but in general it should function as usual. Note that I still have to update the Digest software, which e-mails you new posts. I'll work on that ...
by GeoffSchultz
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: SSB whip?
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: SSB whip?

I've had a SSB on BlueJacket since 1999 and use it extensively. I have a 24' Shakespeare whip antenna mounted to the transom and have had zero problems. Many people comment on what a great signal we have. I do suggest that you paint or epoxy it, as it will get rough/splinterey after a few years. I u...