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Old 29-05-2011, 13:13
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Hilarious moment today...I fitted a Bluetooth receiver and wired into the Aux of the new stereo.Music from the IPhone was now playing fine everywhere on the boat. I was impressed. Ten minutes later, someones trying to talk to me up the ladder but, I can't find where I put the phone down, to stop the music. I guess the are advantages to having wired things. Played a film on the I pad and the lip sync was OK and the sound effects better than at home. So now that's a chart plotter and the on board cinema too.
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Old 29-05-2011, 15:28
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A passion waggon???
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Old 29-05-2011, 17:32
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No Rob it was putting Bluetooth on a boat built in the last millennium. I just couldn't resist doing that. The IPad connectivity was an added bonus.
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Old 30-05-2011, 17:12
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going for a bit of Bling then and updating good on you
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Old 31-05-2011, 10:30
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YES, guilty on both counts!

Whist the Stereo does have a USB socket for "memory stick tunes", this gadget gave me a better chance of connectivity to other things in the future. Like the IPad audio working with it.

Heres a picture of the little bluetooth gadget, you can see from the size of the crimps how small it is, which means locating it where you want is easy and it worked everywhere on the boat anyway.

Cost me 32 New second hand on fleabay.

http://www.connects2.co.uk/
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Good to know it works ok on iphone and ipads as Apple are so tight on what they allow their units to Bluetooth to. If you carry on like this then you and ann might want to leave the kids in the house and you two move into the boat.
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Old 31-05-2011, 13:27
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Being as its a public forum...no comment!
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I found that Maplin do a 600W true sinewave inverter for 150-ish which I thought was pretty cheap. It weighs in at 1.7KG. Maplin 600w nominal / 1Kw peak

My Honda Generator with the same output weighs in at 23KG. refurbed 650's



Although its not a limitless supply of juice, as its true sine wave Ive found it will run small power tools, run a lap top or a mains charger for the camera, which doesn't have a car charger lead.



Cabling is still being held in place by reusable ties until its all in. Which may well be today...
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That is a great bit of kit Steve as you will never need all the 600w's but what you do need will be top banana.
Your Honda geni is also great where as I have a 2.2Kw Clark geni which puts out bundles of juice but weighs in at a bleeding lot and as it hasn't got wheels is limited on its portability.
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Since being at Saxon it is such an easy thing to work on the boat with mains power.
They just site you near supply and away you go. Each lead has its own built in meter so only pay for what you use. a far fairer way than some marinas i can think of
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The Ipad wont charge up from Iphone 12v charger. I don't want to pay for a days connection someplace other than my home marina (one day!) to get some the mains to do that for an hour

Robbie the clarke one is excellent value for money though and it will run the freezer and central heating pump in a power cut.
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Some more stuff going on.

First fit for the new air intakes. Hardly a dorade but better that it was.

The holes in the coaming's being locked off has reduced the air supply from plentiful to questionable.

But the air intakes used to bring in air and sea. So whilst adding air volume I've made an attempt at sorting that out too.

The Cowels have been removed the holes in the plate opened up from 3" to as big as can be under the Cowels. A flipping great whole has been cut in the side of the boat and stainless box has been welded on the back of the cowl mounting plate to fit through the boat. There's a deflector plate to be fitted inside the box to deflect the water down tot eh bottom of the box. I'm thinking about lining the box with something like Scotch-brite to take the energy out of the water/ spray in an attempt to stop it raising up and to drain out through a 1" outlet at the back of the box via one of those skin fittings below which is shared with the gully round the engine hatch.
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The hole of the rubbing trim was removed as it was scratched as you can see in the next post & pic it was put back on with Sikaflex rather than sealant and the Gels come away with it in places. What will be will be. As far as I.m concerned that can be done here or at the coast. I called a guy from LM and left a VM but he never called back so some other chap can do it back at the coast.

This pic more bling stuff !
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Are you fitting scoops onto the air vents? Or is it staying flat as picture?
the Hunton air intakes have a long channel to the back of the engine bay and a take off point for any water that has come in the vents.
Think the shear distance slows the water down enough to fall to the bottom and thus not into the engine bay.

Boat starting to come along nicely
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Are you fitting scoops onto the air vents? Or is it staying flat as picture?
The Cranchi we owned had the same long intake Idea, as your Hunton but those Scoops are going back on.

It needs to look just as was built, just not scoop in spray and lay it down in the bilges. The scoops will get tacked on rather than nuts and bolts. Had though about some mesh over the 'oles but it reduces their surface area and you end up back where you started.
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