Wired in two Blue Sea Systems Mini OLED Ammeters into the control panel and the supplied shunts wired into negative circuit of each of the House 1 and House 2 batteries. Updated Electrical Diagram in Specs.
Crew: Geoff Forecast: Southerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Took Halo out to sea trial the readjusted stuffing box. Previously dripping once per second when stationary. Tried various adjustments to find the optimum point of between too tight (where it overheats) and too loose when it floods with... Continue Reading →
Added 100A circuit breaker to House 1 battery to provide additional protection. Previously the Capstan Winch was connected direct to the battery with no short circuit protection.Also updated Halo Electrical Diagram (attached to Specifications page).
Finally got to the the bottom of the Isotherm fridge not regulating properly! Discovered, with the help of the Sean from Fridgetech that the thermostat was the wrong type, The previous owner must have replaced it at some stage with a model with sensor which needs to be touching the refrigeration plates. It should have a model which just measures air... Continue Reading →
Purchased and installed replacement VHF radio purchased from Burnsco. Connected 12V Power, Data from GPS, and External speaker and Programmed in the MMSI number.Called Maritime Radio for signal test and they reported excellent signal! UNIDEN UM380 Solara White - 8 Dec 2016
Second Nanni scheduled engine service. Done by Travis of TS Marine Ltd. Replaced: Oil filter, Fuel filter, Racor filter, Engine oil.
Using the new Mast Mate ladder system, was able to easily climb up the mast and:1. Replaced spreader light bulb (10w halogen - couldn't find LED version)2. Installed new flag rope for flying club pennants.Only issue was that when hoisting the ladder, the steps tended to get caught in the stays which meet the spreader. Resolved by... Continue Reading →
13 Oct 2016 - Contracted Underwater Services to check/replace shaft anode. Their report was: "We have changed the anode on Halo. There was still life in the old anode but it was loose on the shaft and it couldn't be tightened."I then measured the Hull Potential from the prop shaft (inside the engine room) using the new silver reference electrode. http://www.boatzincs.com/corrosion-reference-electrode-specs.htmlMeasured-970... Continue Reading →
Grew - Geoff Forecast: Southeast 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy. Forecast was good so decided to take Halo out to test the new ST2000+ AutoPilot. Left marina 1130 hrs. First did the calibration for the internal compass by motoring round slowly in circles then off we went. Started out... Continue Reading →