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by OceanTrvlr
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Just because I haven't seen the addressed. Are you calibrating the compass on the water underway? Yes, underway calibration. I tried the calibration procedure again yesterday with no better results. At this point it's just an exercise in futility since the autopilot is working reasonably well even ...
by OceanTrvlr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Here's the installation below the floor of the helm area, looking aft. I guess I have to admit that the course computer being only a few inches away from the bilge pump wires is probably not good.

Ethan

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by OceanTrvlr
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Is it consistent or all over the place? I’m not sure, I’ll have to experiment some more. It’s primarily the Garmin autopilot Calibration Value in the Dealer Setup menu which concerns me. It’s gives a number from 0 to 100, with 100 being a magnetically perfect environment. Mine is somewhere around t...
by OceanTrvlr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Heading sensor on alloy boat

I have a Garmin GHP Reactor autopilot on my North River RAIV with the course computer (heading sensor) mounted below the deck, under the helm area. It works but I’m not able to get very good compass calibration values. Am I fighting a losing battle with a metal boat or should I be looking for other ...
by OceanTrvlr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Happy 4th of July
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence Day. :thumbsup:

It was a great day on the water. Took my kids (and wife) for a ride on the Almar (North River).

Ethan


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by OceanTrvlr
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Winninghoff Boat Builders
Replies: 13
Views: 3049

Re: Winninghoff Boat Builders

Sweet looking davit!

Ethan

2018 28' North River (Almar) RAIV
by OceanTrvlr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 3933

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

Kevin,

Any chance you could draw a simple diagram of what you're referring? I'm trying to picture the joint you're describing.

Also, I sent you a private message on this site. Did you receive it?

Many thanks from a new metal boat owner.

Ethan
by OceanTrvlr
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: RockSalt 34 Re-born
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: RockSalt 34 Re-born

I spent some time drooling over the RockSalt that was for sale here in MA when it was at South Shore Dry Dock. Impressive boats!

I wish you the best in bringing plate boats to a wider audience here in the Northeast.

Will you be at the New England Boat Show?

Ethan
by OceanTrvlr
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 23’ Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 2785

Re: 23’ Pacific

Looks like a great project starting point.
by OceanTrvlr
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Finally have my own aluminum boat

Chaps wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:58 pm
Don't be this guy!
Haha! Yep, seen that photo before. And to be honest, I HAVE gotten my own towline in my props. It's like one of those "It's not a matter of IF, but WHEN." kind of things in this business. :thumbsup:

Ethan
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by OceanTrvlr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: Finally have my own aluminum boat

clambo wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 am
Ethan are u Sea Tow in Ma.?
Yes, I am. South Shore of Boston.

The build of this boat was super stressful trying to attend to every detail. But NRB was great to work with and I'm very pleased with the results. Next step for me is arranging bottom paint.
by OceanTrvlr
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Finally have my own aluminum boat

I've been thinking, and dreaming, about aluminum boats for a long time and, I've perused this forum for a long time, learning and gathering information from this vast knowledge base. I thank you all for helping me get to the point of having a plate aluminum boat. I recently took delivery of this 28'...
by OceanTrvlr
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Found this little boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Found this little boat

I'm still new to alloy boats but trying to learn as much as I can. I've been hoping to could find something small to start with, and stumbled across this little boat near me here in Massachusetts. Stopped and talked to the owner today and he is not interested in selling. But, he said the boat was bu...
by OceanTrvlr
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: RockSalt 275
Replies: 64
Views: 7874

Re: RockSalt 275

Longtime lurker, but first time poster here on AAB. I'll use my first post to ask, what happened with this thread? Any more details to share about this boat or any subsequent builds? Sadly, I only own NON ALLOY boats, though I've added a substantial aluminum pilothouse to one of my boats. I see alum...