40 sedan bridge forum

Yes I have the garmin camera as a cockpit/rear view camera and an additional camera in the ER. Both are hooked up to the master tv, and the bridge electronics

How difficult and expensive was this camera...cockpit and rearview??
 
Camera was about $400 if I recall (yes more money than others, but I had already replaced 2 of the cheaper units). This camera is now 4 years old and looks and works like new. The install was not too bad, on my boat I ran the wires down the starboard side from helm aft to the cockpit overhang. I ended up mounting my camera to the right of the glass door on the over hang. I needed two functions, to see the stairs and cockpit (when just the two of us underway/offshore) and to see aft. It took about 5 hours to run the wires and install the unit on the bridge monitor. Running the cables to the master tv was more challenging
 
Yes I have the Garmin....Works Great .....But I can say is that you really don't have time to look at in when your backing in!!
At least for me....

It is nice when your running you can check on the dinghy!!!

All in all knowing what I know now I would not have put it in.......
 
I have the raymarine cam 100 hooked to my e120 facing aft, anfd i agree i never use it for backing in . I face aft and that would mean turning around to look at the display. Im thinking of moving it to either the ER or salon .
 
I was hoping it would assist me during docking.it seems like you guys are saying it doesn't help?
 
Hot water heater question .last night Water started pumping out of my starboard rear thru hull outlet .I discovered that the pressure valve on my hot water heater has a hose attached to the thru hull outlet.This never happened before,I figure that the pressure valve is bad.Locate a new one replaced the valve connect to city water supply and water starts to pump out again.Only pumping out when connected to city water.Does not happen when on water tank with fresh water pumps on.I have had the boat for a month now and have been connected to city water with no problems what could be causing this to happen. Thanks
 
Hot water heater question .last night Water started pumping out of my starboard rear thru hull outlet .I discovered that the pressure valve on my hot water heater has a hose attached to the thru hull outlet.This never happened before,I figure that the pressure valve is bad.Locate a new one replaced the valve connect to city water supply and water starts to pump out again.Only pumping out when connected to city water.Does not happen when on water tank with fresh water pumps on.I have had the boat for a month now and have been connected to city water with no problems what could be causing this to happen. Thanks

I'm no expert, but I am wondering if the city water pressure is pushing through the pumps and causing too much pressure in the system and it is releasing at the valve. So could the city pressure be too high, or the pumps be wearing out? Anyone have any thoughts on this theory?


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Clarion Radio Removal Help

Ok, has anyone removed the radio? I have quickly tried, but it didn't come out easily. Am I missing something?


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Bow thruster.Thinking of adding a bow thruster.Is it really worth the expense.Welcome all comments Thanks
 
I have looked into it twice, once in 2004 and again in 2009. I could never justify the cost for the few times I feel one would help. I would also be concerned with one more hole in the bottom to cause issues.
 
I have looked into it twice, once in 2004 and again in 2009. I could never justify the cost for the few times I feel one would help. I would also be concerned with one more hole in the bottom to cause issues. Just my thoughts.
 
I had a bow thruster installed 2 years ago and am very happy with the results.

Our boats are very light in the bow and tend to move around in the wind.

I almost always back onto a slip as our hook-ups are in the stern - much easier to control the bow when it's following you in.
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My wife can step off the stern onto the dock and take a wrap on a dock cleat near the stern and I have complete control of the bow which she can leisurely tie down......... I can bring it in to her if necessary.

Of course a thruster isn't necessary.......unless it adds to your comfort and enjoyment.
 
Ray what size thruster do you have and who did the install.I have received two price quotes so far with a $1500 dollar difference between the two for the same thruster.Thanks
 
Caseclosed,

I think it was 7 1/2" - the brand was Sidepower - the cost was a little over $12m. I have a lower helm so have control at both stations. I also opted for a wireless remote (fun...but not necessary).
It amazed me that the thruster was installed aft of the master stateroom bed -in the hatch covered compartment - easy access for future problems, etc,).

My thruster was bought from and installed by Tony at Performance Yachts on Lake Union in Seattle.

Happy to answer anymore questions.

Bud Goad
 
Mine came with the boat. Vetus 80 kgf

I use it all the time. It has it's own batteries and charger. 24v, two twelves in series. They are sort of in the way between the two engines
 
A lot of radio silence from our group recently. Since this is the first year owning our boat, curious what you are planning for winterizing.

My plans are leaving the boat in the water, and placing a single radiator heater in the lower section of the cabin, as well as plugging the ER vents and running a single xtreme 600 watt heater in the ER. May need to expand that to two. I also will be closing all the seacocks.

On the maintenance front, I plan to do an oil change before end of year. And, will be pulling the boat to replace the two main engine intake seacocks with ball valves. The original seacocks are very hard to turn, so much that I need to put channel locks on the the to get them to turn. I will also have a new transducer installed for my garmin 531s for the fisheye viewing.




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Hi all I have a question regarding the holding tank capacity when I purchased the boat I was told it was 40 Gal.However the Sea Ray brochure lists the capacity at 28.Thanks
 
I know on my 96' it is 28 gallons.....As a Winter project I plan on installing a 50 Gallon with all new hose.....

The 28 seams like it is always full!!
 

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