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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: April 07, 2021, 09:05:23 PM »
Nice set up! I wound up cutting into the pedestal guard bar and fed the wires through that and continued through the cockpit floor.  I meant to say ferrites! Ha

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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: April 02, 2021, 11:08:31 AM »
Ha, ya, I had to give up on my Autohelm 3000.  It was unreliable but somewhat useful. 

I had my installation planned out in my head(mistake) based on the illustration in the manual.  Missed minor details like length of cables!  I'm thinking about running the backbone cable up alongside the pedestal and using a short spur to connect the controller.  Perhaps I'll mount the ACU next to the compass and block already mounted starboard and aft of the monel fuel tank.  Then connect block and ACU to house batteries in port lazarette.

Three other questions:

1. How did you get cables through cockpit floor?

2. How did you mount the controller?  I'm thinking a ball and socket type thing to clamp to the pedestal bar.

3. Did you install the ferrules included with the kit?

Thanks,
Tim


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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:38:55 PM »
I'm installing the Evolution 100 and have just realized the 3 ft. spur cable to connect the controller at the top of the pedestal isn't long enough to reach the block I installed on the wood beam aft of the fuel tank.  Am I missing something simple or do I need to buy a longer spur?

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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: February 19, 2021, 06:54:59 AM »
I'll have to experiment with that!  I'm not hopeful as all my sailing is around the islands of western Lake Erie where winds shift constantly.  Also, my wind vane is caput so that'll mean further investment to replace that.  Uhg

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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: February 11, 2021, 09:39:13 AM »
I have Echomap Plus 63cv which has one NMEA 0183 output port which I currently connect to my VHF.

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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: February 10, 2021, 01:40:13 PM »
I don't suppose my Garmin Echomap would connect?  It has NMEA 0183 functionality.  It is currently connected to my VHF for distress messaging.  I'm still researching whether they would communicate.

If not, I would need a Raymarine MFD(such as A50D) to do these two functions relative to the EV-100:  1.update firmware and 2. Set waypoints.  Is that correct?

I see that used A50D's are still running about $300.  I paid $500 for my new Echomap!  I could borrow someone's Ipad(assuming it connects) to update firmware and live with magnetic heading steering.

I really don't want to use a Garmin retrofit autopilot due to much higher cost.

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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: February 10, 2021, 11:24:09 AM »
Will the EV-100 operate as a stand-alone unit?  That is, does it need to connect to a chartplotter?

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Electrical Systems & Electronics / Re: Raymarine EV-100 Autopilot
« on: February 07, 2021, 05:09:28 PM »
I'm considering buying the EV-100 wheel pilot with P70S control head.  My analog Autohelm 3000 is unreliable if not completely shot.  Installation sounds like a pain but overall the comments here are favorable.  I'm a bit concerned about connectivity with my Garmin Echomap chartplotter.  Anyone with experience hooking these together?

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Deck Mounted Hardware / Installing davits on 323
« on: January 27, 2021, 09:30:03 PM »
Anyone have davits plans you would be willing to share?

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Exhaust elbow: It was with the boat when I bought her.  I simply cleaned it up.  It is Onan P2833.

Timing: Yes, I'll recheck/adjust timing when I launch in the spring.  I really like using a timing light to take out some of the guesswork.  I've attached a pic of rather crude timing indicator installed next to the auxiliary pulley.  I punched and painted a notch in the pulley that references TDC of piston #1.

Adjustable main jet:  No, I don't have one.  I'll revisit that.

Indigo thermostat:  I'll let you know.  I bench tested without temperature gage and could definitely tell when it opened.  The bypass loop is quite sensitive to air pockets so I have to be careful to purge air otherwise exhaust gas doesn't get cooled when the engine is cold.  I melted my makeshift exhaust hose.  It was sump pump hose so it didn't take much heat.

Indigo PCV:  My engine has a history of "exhaust fumes" escaping out of the engine compartment.  Turns out the shifter cable was pinching off the rubber breather tube which allowed crankcase fumes to escape out both oil fill tubes.  I didn't catch this until I removed the breather tube in my garage.  It was actually torn.  I had ordered the PCV kit by then so I just went with it.  Added bonus of the PCV kit are fuel hose and fittings to replace the copper loop connecting the mechanical fuel pump and carburetor.

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Engine is remounted in engine compartment.  I should have taken the mounts out.  Instead I chose to lift the engine off the mounts and dropped it back in over the the mounting bolts.  That was silly and a real pain.  I left the mounts in as I was afraid of messing up alignment.  Compression ranges between 75-80 which is a great improvement but not what I was hoping for.  I had the valves and seats reground.  Head surface ground slightly.  Cylinders honed.  Kept pistons and replaced rings.  I installed Indigo PCV and raw water cooling systems.  Also placed a timing pointer on the auxiliary pulley to enable easier timing with a gun.  Pics are attached.  Bench tested.  Runs great! 

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Plumbing and Galley Systems / Re: Fuel tank replacement
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:56:24 PM »
I also noticed my lift box is also made by Cambridge. Not sure what metal it is made from. Looks similar to my tank.

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Plumbing and Galley Systems / Re: Fuel tank replacement
« on: December 23, 2020, 06:08:24 PM »
I do have monel.  Not sure how I've overlooked these labels prior to today.  They are on top of the tank plain as day.  I've attached a pic of the labels.  One label is the Seafarer Monel by Allcraft and the other is the Cambridge.  The tank is not magnetic, btw.

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Plumbing and Galley Systems / Re: Fuel tank replacement
« on: December 23, 2020, 07:55:36 AM »
I'll take a close look next time I'm out. Is your monel tank magnetic?

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Engine and Drive Train / Re: ALMA's trusty Atomic 4 out for first overhaul
« on: December 21, 2020, 04:49:16 PM »
Block is out for machining. What type of hose is suitable for cooling water? Will heater hose suffice?

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