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  1. Island Time

    Nanni Diesels

    Nannis are either Kubota or Toyota base, depending on model. No issues rebuilding either.
  2. No problem. Put the vulcan upstairs in the wet, and only use the tablet below, where its dry? What tablets does not make much difference, whatever you have is best. If your're buying one specifically for the boat, then a ruggedised unit might be best, or even a lifeproof case. Trouble with the case is it isn't waterproof when charging...
  3. Sorry the Vulcan does not support that, its non networkable. You'll need 2 nav cards, or a Zeus unit (Current is Zeus3).
  4. Show me a pic of the transducer connector. I might have one in my junk pile..... And the transducer test machine is MUCH more expensive than a new transducer! Most Marine electronics places dont have a tester, meerly a few spare transducers....
  5. There is no easy/cheap way to test the transducer that I know of, other than one of these (http://www.airmar.com/productdescription.html?id=193) or swapping it out ...
  6. Bed it tape is not just butyl: “ Please be aware however that Bed-It Tape is not a "butyl tape" it is a hybrid product with butyl in the mix. We only use the term "butyl" because many folks are aware of that consistency wise.. Bed-It Tape was formulated by Compass Marine Inc. in partnership our manufacturers lab. “
  7. Agreed, but the issue when you dont know what you're doing is that you also dont know what's out there. You dont know what you dont know. I did some pretty dumb things in that area many years ago when I was learning!
  8. Absolutely not. GPS position should be regularly checked against the real world. A transit, a depth contour, a charted mark/marker all these things can easily be used to verify your position. Checking your compass every time you are on a known bearing, be it a transit, or leading markers, whatever. Errors of over 5 degrees mean the compass should be adjusted. Modern electronics are just an AID to navigation, and as I said above, three points of agreeing data make you safe. The fewer, the more risk of an "accident". However, some are happy to use only a GPS plotter. Boats of all sizes are lost because of this every year.
  9. There are lots of versions. They can be very different. You may be able to source something similar, and it may or may not work as well.
  10. I again reiterate. Three sources of data makes for safe navigation. Eg gps position on a plotter, depth and visual. If it's dark, radar or a fix from light/lights etc. This is basic navigation.
  11. Not available in NZ as far as I know. I imported a couple of rolls from here https://marinehowto.com/bed-it-tape/ did not take long to get it, but might be slower at the moment!
  12. You can download a PDF of US chart 1 from here; https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/docs/us-chart-1/ChartNo1.pdf
  13. Bed it tape for deck hardware. Works great, never sets, and is removable and waterproof.
  14. Anyone want one? https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2634106500&ed=true
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