Understanding the CAPAC

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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby Busia » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:15 pm

I agree with Barklydave. One other thing to check is the meter. Put your Fluke on mV and go from the sensor to the hull. It will be much more accurate than the meter in the boat. If you find it to be off, I would find the true reading with the Fluke and then set the meter in the boat to read the same when you press the button. Then it is accurate there for that reading. I would not set the needle to zero when you are not pressing the button. That would only make it correct when you are not using it. (PM me if you need 350 Crusader info, I have the manuals that came with the my engines )--Ed
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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby Fastjeff » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:11 am

Seeing you are in fresh water, magnesium is the only way to go! I had a block of it bolted to the top of my trim tabs. Got great readings for many years as it was slowly used up.

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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby carl » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:14 am

Okay Thank You Jeff, I don't know how I screwed that up. Luckily I haven't opened the new Aluminum hanging electrode yet, I'm sending it back in exchange for a magnesium one.
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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby carl » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:46 pm

My replacement Magnesium Hang-Tuff Anode arrived UPS today. http://www.BoatZincs.com was very helpful and understanding exchanging the Aluminum Hang-Tuff Anode for the Magnesium one, they only charged me the difference in price (Magnesium anode costs more than the Aluminum one) and did not charge me shipping. I placed the anode off the Starboard side tied and clipped to the starboard aft cleat. After a couple hours soak time my Capac meter reading is up. Tempted to buy a second one for the Port side, cheap insurance until haul out.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby jralbert » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:41 pm

keep it in range,, don't overzinc
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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby barkleydave » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:49 am

Your readings are fine. This time of year water is cold and less sediment algae etc. Numbers will move up. I would not recommend a second Mag. One is plenty. You may also find better continuity by clamping to a stantion. Check with OHM meter to verify continuity.


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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby honestcharlie56 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:03 pm

I'm glad to see y'all saying his CAPAC reading is fine. Mine fluctuates from 0.6 to 0.9 all the time. Everytime I see 0.6 I get nightmares of my props falling off and the bottom of my boat rotting out.
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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby bcs1 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:34 pm

carl wrote:Just got off the phone with a woman over at Evoqua, she told me the company division that sells the original replacement Capac components for our Marinette boats was Siemans but is now evoqua, she knows our system. The price for the through hull reference electrode kit is $593.00, That's more than I had hoped to hear. Contact information below.
Evoqua
Email: Rosanna.Valle@evoqua.com
Phone: (908) 851-6915


Did they also mention 6 weeks lead time?
When I contacted them a few months back the lady I spoke with said there was a six week lead time on them.
I had originally tried to contact Ward's Marine with no reply for months from them, even posted on their FB page without getting a reply, finally I started a dial-fest between the two locations and at last got to a person, they said they had a few (or a couple?, I don't recall now) in stock and quoted the $700.00+ price.
I understand now why someone stole mine, I've searched for a few marine junkyards and most of them say they don't have any new or used.
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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby carl » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:30 am

Ordered mine several weeks ago and I learned today it just shipped this morning...more to come on this transducer.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Postby carl » Tue May 09, 2017 5:59 pm

Replacement CAPAC transducer, still available.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...