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  1. I procured an HDI marine exhaust mixer for my 3YM yanmar a few years ago, arrived within a week , via Australia I recall, same price as yanmar part but better quality
  2. We came back a few days ago from Rotoroa, had an interesting night in north harbour when wind changed from SW to E at 4am, had a few big powerboats anchored really close, but no major dramas, we have no fixed timeline so back in the marina u till favorable weather arrives
  3. After a few years of procrastination, finally got into it and scraped many layers of antifoul off Whitepointer, what a slow laborious job, 6 days to scrape and another 4 to fill and sand smooth ready for bottom paint, im very happy with the result.
  4. I have a tracer, from AA solar, 8 yrs old and still works well, burnsco do Renogy which seem well priced
  5. OK, that's the same circuit diagram I viewed on cruiser forum last night, back on the boat tmoro to progress this project
  6. Another question, instructions with blue seas ACR combiner , they suggest running alternator b+ to house bank, then through ACR to start batteries, reason is to stop chattering of the ACR due to difference in bank capacities, creates more cost for another 4mtrs of 50mm wire plus crimps etc, this would enable deleting the alt b+ to starter cable, Bosch alt is neg from case so will be running a 50mm wire from case to eng block , then to negative bus at batteries, house bank is 2 6volt, 235 amps, so not large, do I need to go this way or stick with existing alt+ to starter/ start battery,
  7. Boat already had a separate wire, approx 25mm direct from alt to start battery via isolation switch, also an older battery isolater between start and hose bank, so with alt upgrade to 120 amp I thought I would upsize to 50mm, im also now using a blue seas VSR, so yes a think I will keep the alt b+ to starter wire aswell
  8. Steelliots Ltd at half-moon bay marina worth a call 0276054340
  9. I am upsizing the positive wire from alt to start battery to 50mm, for the 3.5 mtr run, also alt to engine block negative to 50mm, so do I still need the original small gauge positive wire from alt to starter, it would be nice to remove it to tidy things up , between battery banks im using a blue seas combiner/ vsr
  10. I am only charging 2 endurant 6 volt house, I think 200 amp hrs and 1 start, with 150 watt solar aswell, so the Bosch 120 amp alt (from Graeme) shouldn’t be to stressed
  11. Thanks, yep I have a 5amp fuse sorted for it, yes it is a B type panel
  12. I’m fitting a zm5 smart reg from Graeme Polly, installation instructions say to connect reg ignition terminal to the starter switch, motor is Yanmar 3ym 30, I’m unsure which terminal to connect to on the start switch, I’m assuming it needs current when key is in the run position, the wiring diagram in handbook is very small and hard to decipher
  13. Very happy with my Genoa and mainsail made by lidgards on the North Shore, good quality Dacron and sunbrella UV protection on the Genoa,
  14. Batteries were at 90%, and belt tension is good, couple of days before the tachometer threw a wobbly briefly, I turned motor off and restarted and it came right again, maybe a sign off a bad connection somewhere, thanks for all advice, I will do some checks when next on boat
  15. Yes, it doesn’t seem that bright, that could be the cause alright, I will get it checked by an Auto electrician
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