Search found 94 matches

by BrightStar
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Recommendations for GPSApps
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Recommendations for GPSApps

There isalso a standalone GPS that will link to an IPad wirelessly, I used it before I bought a second hand IPad2 with WiFi and Cellular which gives you the built in GPS module.
by BrightStar
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: iPad
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: iPad

I have an Ipad, which I bought on ebay for £30, in a weathproof, bouncable case, runnng the Navionics app, Imray tides and Windfinder pro. Ipad must be cellular and wifi, to get the GPS and update charts n away ports. On Brightstar I also have a rgular chart plotter. I take the Ipad everywhere that ...
by BrightStar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: NASA target 2 depth sounder
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: NASA target 2 depth sounder

It will only work with the boat in the water
by BrightStar
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Boom Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Boom Cap

My caps, both ends were worn so I got new from Selden and machned them to allow single line reefing, quite a reasonable price and servce.
by BrightStar
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Griffon MK1 depth transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Griffon MK1 depth transducer

Mine is internal
by BrightStar
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh DV20 idling rough
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Bukh DV20 idling rough

Regarding oil I use the cheap Halfords diesel engine straight mineral oil in my MD7 of similiar era to your Buk, they dont need fancy high dispercency oils that modern engines need. 10/30 or 15/30 is fine. If the vibration is the same in and out of gear alignment probably not an issue. Does the engi...
by BrightStar
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh DV20 idling rough
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Bukh DV20 idling rough

Hi, Make sure the flywheel is fully on and tight! If you changed the mountts is the alignment correct How much do you need to rev up to have the engine running smooth, if it only a bit, then you might be too slow, try adjusting the slow run stop Could be a dicky injector. If after you have revved up...
by BrightStar
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Griffon MK1 depth transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Griffon MK1 depth transducer

Brightstar’s depth sounder is under the forward bunk port side, in the same space as the heads sink overboard cock. The wiring runs down through the saloon Starboard lockers, into the heads space, across the space before passing through the bulkhead into the forward locker. I hope this helps, on the...
by BrightStar
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: NASA Clipper Wind direction 180 deg out
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: NASA Clipper Wind direction 180 deg out

After checking the wiring and calibration I took it out and frightened it into submission, sailing in tight circles in 22-28 knots of wind, first to port then stbd and then put her head to wind and re-calibrated and hey presto it calibrated correctly.

Odd
by BrightStar
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD7A decoke
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: MD7A decoke

Having serviced the fuel pump and adjusted the govenor to allow the MD7A to run at 3,000 rpm, I tested today, at 2,700 rpm I was getting about 5.3knot, at 3,000 the speed went up to 6.5 knot, after an hour and half running at 3,000 there was no rise in temperatures or vibration - looks good. Not tha...
by BrightStar
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Gear Selector
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Gear Selector

Is that chipboard attached to it?
by BrightStar
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Gear Selector
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Gear Selector

Where was this piece removed from, I cant place it
by BrightStar
Wed May 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

If you would like to take a look I am at he Royal Harwich
by BrightStar
Wed May 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

I have jus fitted an electric windlass to my Griffon, similar fordeck arrangement, I modified the chain locker and put in overside drains rather than draining to the bilge.

I have used it a few times now, it makes anchoring very much easier and less strain

I will post some pics later