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    I am a computer tech by trade. I like working with my hands ether building or fixing things. Into R.C. planes, woodworking but not my strong point.

    I love boating and going to new places by boat. In some cases it been a fun and a learning curve. At times living on the boat up to a week on vac.

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  1. Iggy

    1/2 inch braided line weakest point

    Stronger or not, is not the real point here. The 3 stranded line has more give or act as a shock absorber. This will explain it better than I can put into words! https://www.mastermarinelines.net/rope-basics.html But 1/2 stranded line is rated about 7,500 lbs Tensile Strength. The braided lines, and there are a few type are general stronger. But for this use your looking for more stretch, than a stronger line. Look at this https://www.boatus.com/magazine/2015/june/tying-up-at-the-dock.asp Figure C in crossing the lines. FYI - From the pic, your in a slip, not on a mooring.
  2. Iggy

    1/2 inch braided line weakest point

    You want to use the 3 stranded line. It takes the shock and acts like a spring. A lot better than the 8 stranded that you are using. I noticed that you are only using 4 lines, but I get it. your using the 4 pilings. Rather that go straight from piling to boat. Why not cross them, on each side. This will give you more spring action in the line, less were on the lines and on your cleats. Also, I would put out fenders, but thats me...........
  3. Iggy

    Nasty Sewer Smell - Jabsco Manual Pump Head

    On " there is one sea cock which i assume is the inlet for the fresh water" That is not fresh water, but lake or sea water. That too can smell from seating in the lines. Its not uncommon to change over to the on-board water tank to stop it. You may want to talk to your dealer on your setup.
  4. Iggy

    How to Anchor and Sleep Safely

    Good point! Yes, at anchor your anchor light must be on. But if its LED, they use so little. On a mooring, there is no need for the anchor light to be on.
  5. Iggy

    How to Anchor and Sleep Safely

    Yep! Anchor alarm. You may want to set a two anchors at a 45 to each other. You could say, making a V with your boat at the bottom of the V. Myself, I would pay for a mooring if that service is around. On the batteries, you may want to rethink how there set up and what will be on. It sounds like you need to bring someone on board and have them look at it and make recommendations. On the same idea as Texas71, my 3 house batteries have nothing to do with my 2 starting batteries except in recharging them.
  6. Iggy

    280 signature - Kohler generator- fault blinking

    Not to say something stupid...... But did you check the ground wire from the genset to the panel. I don't have a genset on my boat, but that would be the first thing I would look at.
  7. Yep!! I pump the boat, than I flush down about 6 or 7 gals of clean water. Rock the boat, and pump out again for the winter. After that, i flush down about 1/2 gal of AF. Fot me, it works.
  8. Normal bleach has chlorine in it. Chlorine should NOT be used in a Vac-u-flush system.
  9. Iggy

    NEMA 2000 gateway CAN data cable assistance

    Mine was a much easier install. The gateway went in line with the tech. Four wires that handled the info from the two engines.
  10. Iggy

    NEMA 2000 gateway CAN data cable assistance

    Yep! I have the square Tech display. I was able to plug the gateway in line with the tech. My problem was that I needed to move the wiring pins on the connector to match up with the tech. Meaning "pos can" to "pos can" Than "neg can" to neg can". From the factory, the pins were wrong.
  11. Iggy

    NEMA 2000 gateway CAN data cable assistance

    Do you have the square tech gauge? Also look at the link.
  12. Iggy

    NEMA 2000 gateway CAN data cable assistance

    2011 4.3L engines. The engines should be J1939 protocol. I installed this http://www.yachtd.com/products/engine_gateway.html
  13. Iggy

    Best GPS/Chartplotter

    Have you ever been caught in the fog? I know I have. Left the slip and it was a clear day came back that day in the fog. Or a week later from being on vacation. Not just once, but it happens at least twice a year.
  14. Iggy

    Electrical Issue

    I would check the connections at the switch. I bet there is a problem there, but take your meter starting from the batteries and work your way to the switch.