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?ow do I get a money order to you Ed Gillis
I sent an email to your happysails email address with everything you need to order the database.
MessingAbout -- I would appreciate receiving that contact information, too, please.
Just received this, after returning from S. America.
How do we purchase the database?
Believe it was $800. Have not been able to contact John (changed his email) who had it done. Will get with the marina tomorrow and get his new contact info
Holding and water tanks are fibreglass, diesel is aluminium. I have seen a 485 advertised with stainless diesel but I suspect the listing is wrong.
Thanks, IPABill. I'll surely take a look at this.
Can anyone advise what material holding tanks and water tanks of IP 485 were made of? Was it aluminum, or a newer fiberglass design?
Well, I figured out already that the sensor on my IP420 is threaded in. The problem is - my boat was built in 1999-2000 and no one at the factory can shed some light regarding the thread used then...
Here is the description from the Owner's Manual on adjusting the rack tension against the pinion:
What was the overhaul cost? (So I get an idea.)
Mine is leaking and recently failed ... in following seas.
Unlike Haden’s gauge that has a flange with holes, our 1999 IP45 has a threaded Wema gauge. Those threads are a DIFFERENT size from what is currently available from Wema! I’ve had many conversations with Wema about this, and the results:
1. The current thread size was adopted about 2000.
2. No old thread-type gauges are in stock.
3. Perhaps a long-time distributor has one? They provided me names and numbers for distributors in USA and Canada. I called them all, and none had any.
4. My current unit is not repairable.
5. I would need to modify/create a new mounting for a new gauge.
Just wondering if anyone could share experience of using Code Zero on IP420? How easy is it to set up and deploy? Does it really improve light wind performance so much?
In an older post (#2080), VicC stated "There is a steering play adjustment mechanism. It is located over the quadrent and holds the quadrent down onto the pinion gear."
I would really like to have some written guidance concerning this adjustment. Vic, if you are still around, could you send me a copy of the material you have? Or if someone else has done this, give me a summary of the process, please?
During hurricane Irma, somehow Whimsy's quadrant slipped one tooth (of the pinion) out of alignment. (She was sitting on the bottom of her slip for several hours as Irma blew by.) I want to put this back, so that the rudder is truly amidship when the king spoke of the wheel is straight up. I'm hoping that I can open up this adjustment enough to be able to slip back one tooth.
Thanks in advance.
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