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    Richard Noddin replied to the thread Tachometer.
    Thanks for the input from all. Turns out that all the grounds were connected and tight, but I had run the gage cluster ground to the...
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    terry_thatcher replied to the thread Tachometer.
    If all the gauges are acting up, that sounds like a common ground problem.
  • Mitchell S Allen
    Mitchell S Allen replied to the thread Tachometer.
    Warren, I had wondered if this (filter) crossed over to diesel. Something I am fairly unfamiliar with at this point. Indeed, the filters...
  • Cardo
    Cardo reacted to jimcleary's post in the thread Prop Ticking with Like Like.
    The newest tail of the ticking prop! The diver who cleaned the bottom saw nothing on the shaft or prop that could have been the cause of...
  • john english
    john english replied to the thread Tachometer.
    Another thought on how we use our boats. I have devolved to day sailing. SF bay is great but it's just not the BVI's. In and out of the...
  • Warren Holybee
    Warren Holybee replied to the thread Tachometer.
    I doubt it is EMI. Gauges should be immune to it. It sounds to me like a bad connection somewhere. Or, if the regulator or alternator...
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    Thanks for all the info! I just ordered my chainplate hardware from McMaster-Carr. great website! I was about to compare pricing at...
  • Mitchell S Allen
    Mitchell S Allen replied to the thread Tachometer.
    This is just a thought that came into my pea brain. We have used "Tach Filters" on some race cars to allow a accurate signal. It is...
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    Richard Noddin replied to the thread Tachometer.
    Good suggestion, John. Thanks! I think I'm experiencing EMI interference from the alternator. The needles on my oil pressure, water...
  • jimcleary
    jimcleary replied to the thread Prop Ticking.
    The newest tail of the ticking prop! The diver who cleaned the bottom saw nothing on the shaft or prop that could have been the cause of...
  • john english
    john english replied to the thread Tachometer.
    Get a TinyTach. It picks up pulses on the Injection tubes. Gave up on tach drives and alternators years ago.
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    Richard Noddin replied to the thread Tachometer.
    Terry, I'm no expert on large case Balmar alternators, but I think you can feed your tach with your external Balmar regulator (if you...
  • Warren Holybee
    Warren Holybee replied to the thread keel repair.
    Worth noting the value in reading Peggie Hall's book on boat odors. She state that the best location for a holding tank is in the bow...
  • Warren Holybee
    Warren Holybee replied to the thread Tachometer.
    Are you connecting directly to the alternator, or to the tach output on the regulator? You could measure the voltage output of the...
  • T
    I run a Balmar large case alternator and regulator. For the last couple of years my tachs stop working after a couple of months; the...
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