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DAVID JUALL replied to the topic 'Re: Want to meet Packet Cat owners on Chesapeake Bay' in the forum. 1 hour 8 minutes ago

Judy, After 13 years of owning our PC, nine living aboard, we sold The Brac Cat in 2009 and bought an RV. We since have been cruising on the ground. The Chesapeake is a wonderful cruising area, we have always been partial to Rock Hall for any long term stay, but anywhere you stop should be enjoyable. If this is your first time cruising south you may like to see our log, which was published some time ago but tracks our early adventures. fhayden.com/rockhallfleet/TheBracCat.htm. Fair Winds. Bonnie and David

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Judy DOlympia replied to the topic 'Re: Want to meet Packet Cat owners on Chesapeake Bay' in the forum. 1 hour 34 minutes ago

Hi, I just signed up for this group, and the first search I did was for "Packetcat", and found your post from a year ago. We have owned Grace, a 1995 model since 2008 and are FINALLY heading south this fall, from Buzzards Bay. Our boat has a full enclosure on a stainless steel frame. The material is stamoid with Strataglass windows. We usually sail with just the front 5 panels, like a dodger, but in Maine we did have all the panels zipped on, but sometimes unsnapped at the bottom for ease of sheet handling. We have 4 flexible solar panels mounted on top, and just installed davits 2 years ago. Our radar is mast mounted. If you're interested, Chuck or I can send some pictures. Hope to see some owners in the Chespeake area. Where are you located? Judy

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Bruce Gregory replied to the topic 'Loran Tigres Windlass at Discount' in the forum. 6 hours 9 minutes ago

This deal is over. Anyone that talked with me previous might get a reprieve from my contact in Spain but I cannot guarantee anything until I contact him.
Fair wind,
Captain Bruce Gregory

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hayden replied to the topic 'Hake Marine announces New IP40' in the forum. yesterday

This New IP 40 looks like they may be using the Blue Jacket 40 molds and this is a new interior with two heads. If that is the case then this new IP40 may have a fin keel and a spade rudder. More study is needed.
Hayden

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Greg Bryon uploaded 7 photos to the new album Untitled Album. 2 days ago
hayden created a new topic ' Hake Marine announces New IP40' in the forum. 3 days ago

Today, Hake Marine announced two new designs. See this Web link....

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Hayden

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Bruce Bachenheimer updated their profile picture. 3 days ago

Jane Sheeran has liked a Video 3 days ago

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Michael Graham replied to the topic 'Cycle Counter for Bilge Pump' in the forum. 4 days ago

Perfect sense when I look at the wiring diagram. Thank you so much for the insight.

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Douglas Bronson replied to the topic 'Cycle Counter for Bilge Pump' in the forum. 4 days ago

You got it.
Here is a simplified wiring diagram of a common bilge pump set up.
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The output of both switches (Auto/Off/Run switch and Float switch) are connected to the pump's positive wire/terminal.
So if either one is activated, the other will see power too. Hence the reason the "RUN" light works.

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Michael Graham replied to the topic 'Cycle Counter for Bilge Pump' in the forum. 4 days ago

Your intuition exceeded my ability to describe. Yes. Auto/Run/off. So the Run terminal gets power in two instances. When momentarily pressed to run, and when the float switch kicks it on?

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Douglas Bronson replied to the topic 'Cycle Counter for Bilge Pump' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hold on a sec.
Do you have two switches, a master On/Off and a manual switch?
If so, hook the positive lead to the load side of the Manual switch.
Ground, once again goes to any convenient ground buss.

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Douglas Bronson replied to the topic 'Cycle Counter for Bilge Pump' in the forum. 5 days ago

I mean the Auto/Off/Run toggle switch.
You want to put the Positive lead off the counter to the RUN terminal. The ground just goes to a convenient ground buss.
If all else fails, follow the Run LED leads, and attach the Counter leads to the same place. It should be apparent which one is the ground lead (black or yellow).

This is assuming that the new counter is in the same general location as the Auto/Off/Run switch.

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Michael Graham replied to the topic 'Cycle Counter for Bilge Pump' in the forum. 5 days ago

We were thinking the same. But I bought the counter only. When you saw running to the switch, do you mean the float switch, or an inline relay since there is an on/off, a manual switch, and then float switch activation. I can run to float switch, it is a threading hassle to do a neat job. But I get the reliability.

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