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by Wolfgang
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Are my batteries knackered now?
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Are my batteries knackered now?

I guess they have been abused somehow. How much, I can't say. But basically they don't like deep discharge. Battery chemistry is a bit of a mystery to me, but I would keep a close look at battery capacity and voltage on the next cruise. If you have the feeling that the voltage drop correlates with p...
by Wolfgang
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: New owner Ocean lord
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: New owner Ocean lord

To change the propeller shaft seal is pretty easy. You should be able to do it yourself anyhow. Attached is an assembly instruction from Volvo. Volvo_Einbauanleitung-Propellerwellendichtung.pdf Good luck ps to David - my Oceanranger is a center cockpit yacht and the filler is directly above the tank...
by Wolfgang
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass

I have mounted the EV-1 below the berth in the aft cabin. In the forward center compartment. Though it's neither near both center lines, it's working just fine.
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by Wolfgang
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Oceanranger / Chainplates to change or not to change
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Oceanranger / Chainplates to change or not to change

I know this has been discussed extensively for the Oceanranger and other Westerlies. But if someone is in doubt if to change or not to change, this is how one of my old chain plates looked like: chainplate2.jpg Mind you, I was changing the old ones and was removing one of them, when the nut did not ...
by Wolfgang
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Snoopy in Monfalcone / Italy
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Snoopy in Monfalcone / Italy

Hello all,
which Snoopy is currently berthed in Monfalcone? I got briefly called from a passing Westerly in Ist (Croatia). I didn't even recognize the type.
by Wolfgang
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: I guess the new platform has trouble with Firefox 52.0
Replies: 9
Views: 2416

Problem solved

I guess it was Firefox, which had a problem. I reinstalled 51.0.1. Didn't help. Then installed 52.0.1 again, didn't help. Then did a "Refresh" of Firefox (Help -> Troublshooting Information -> Refresh) and BINGO! That's it, everything back to normal. Whatever settings have caused the trouble. Best r...
by Wolfgang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: I guess the new platform has trouble with Firefox 52.0
Replies: 9
Views: 2416

I guess the new platform has trouble with Firefox 52.0

On both 32 and 64 bit versions.
I guess this is not what it should be.
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Any comments?

Best regards
by Wolfgang
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: What happened to the uploaded pictures?
Replies: 1
Views: 734

What happened to the uploaded pictures?

Hi Philip and Jay, on one of the boards I saw that most of my photos (certainly the ones uploaded before 2016) could not be viewed anymore. They have been lost in cyberspace, or someplace else. Some of the photos I have uploaded again, but it's quite some task to find them and to upload them again. ...
by Wolfgang
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger

Oh, the pictures are somewhere in cyberspace.
I dug around in the box where I keep my pictures and found them. :wink:
by Wolfgang
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: New Autopilot
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: New Autopilot

The EV200 is an excellent piece of equipment. I have fitted one to my Oceanranger. For me the most complicated thing was to get a tiller for the horizontal drive, which could be fitted on the rudder stock. See picture below, where you see the custom made tiller and the rudder angle sensor. tiller.jp...
by Wolfgang
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to everybody as well.

And thanks for the excellent work you are doing for us, Philip and Tim!!
by Wolfgang
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo 2003 gear box ratio
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Volvo 2003 gear box ratio

I have a Volvo MD 2003 with 28hp on my Oceanranger
The gearbox is a MS 2B 852715 2.37, part number 310 103 3631, ratio 2,37:1.
Just as the marked one in Philip's posting.
by Wolfgang
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Konsort Navico DL200 Log: replacing paddlewheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Konsort Navico DL200 Log: replacing paddlewheel

If I understood that right :?: you've done a most dangerous job. First you filed down the outside of the old through hull, what has weakened it considerably. Then you mounted the new through hull (I guess by sticking it in from the outside), but you couldn't tighten the new nut sufficiently. So hope...
by Wolfgang
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sealord Owners
Replies: 141
Views: 60864

Re: Sealord Owners

FrankH wrote: Just poking around Golfo de Corcovado and G de Ancud for a few weeks.
Hola Frank,
so how's the "new" Serenade doing? Everything's working as planned and done in NZ? Or any new projects arising?
I thought Golfo de Corcovado is for tropic wimps. Fair winds,
by Wolfgang
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sealord Owners
Replies: 141
Views: 60864

Re: Sealord Owners

FrankH wrote: still in Chile.
Anchored at Rilan just now awaiting a break in the weather.
Going south?