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May 13 2006 at 2:26 AM

Curt in PDX  (Login Commander1)

Response to Terry could use your help with his 10" flame thrower

Hi Paul, the electrical drawing we have is large, and my scanner small. I'll talk to co-owner Jim to see if he has a machine at work that can scan it, but I don't beleive he does (they do have a large format copier however). Email me a mailing address and I will see what I can get for you.

I also have a digital copy of the electrical diagram for a Kohler 6.5 KW gen-set. One was glued to the inside of the sheet metal cover for the generator, and I photographed it -- not great, but not bad either. I have posted 2 copies at the address below (one as photographed, and one after some digital cleanup):


[I didn't display them in this post because they are big enough to mess the text display up.]

Thanks for the kind words about our restoration efforts. At times the work has been frustrating, and at other times quite satisfying.

You mentioned a new depth finder. Our new Garmin 198C GPS color plotter/depth sounder is sure nice -- we installed a high quality bronze transducer last summer when we did the hull inspection and bottom paint work, but we just installed the head unit at the lower helm station this past week. We are VERY pleased with how good the Garmin charts are for the Willamette and Columbia Rivers -- every bridge and bouy are shown, and even the dock we moor at. Soundings are shown on the display. There is a lot of flexibility for what information you can display on the split screen -- we have depth, time of day, speed, and a compass shown. Anyway, the chart is so good you could almost drive the boat blind with this thing (as long as other boats stayed out of the way):

For the flybridge, we have a little Hummingbird 2" digital depth finder. I plan to stick the transducer to the inside of the hull with some epoxy (it should transmit through the fiberglass OK). Before sticking it in epoxy, I will stick it in a blob of grease for testing. I would have mounted it thru-hull if I had it when we pulled the boat, but I didn't.

Best of luck with your coming upgrades -- we will all be looking forward to hearing how the new props perform.

Best wishes, Curt...

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