Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Cleaning the frames

35 year old aluminum cleans up with "Goo B Gone" and lots of rags.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

No one likes a leaky portlight

Removing the leaker was simple.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What do you do with a broken tachometer?

The Yanmar B panel tachometer cutout is just right for the Sony X-
Plode remote display/control!
What is more important, RPM's or Db's? Right!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I knew dog shows were competitive, but..

Google News aggregates news stories and images. Sometimes things look like they have gone wrong. Apparently, some pure bred dog just won the Stanley Cup.

A similarly non sequitur pairing happened when Russia invaded Georgia last year and the accompanying image was of the state of Georgia, with an arrow on Savannah.

Friday, February 6, 2009

GPSMAP 76S comes back from the dead!

Last summer, I powered up my afore mentioned GPS unit to have it lock up on me. It acquired some satellites and then, abruptly, the screen went blank with only a thin, solid vertical line displayed.
Of course, I did the requisite T/S: power, terminal contacts, etc. to no avail. So, I gave up on my more than 4 yr old unit.

As I was getting ready to throw it out, I chanced to call Garmin customer service just in case there was a solution other than the $99 remanufacturing fee. Et Voila', the service tech informed me that due to a new WAAS satellite, this, and some other Garmin units were malfunctioning. Solution: Power up unit in a place where there is no chance of receiving satellite signals and turn off "WAAS enabled" in the setup.

This is a work-around until Garmin updates the firmware for this unit at some undisclosed date in the future.