Augusr 28, 2016

Introduction

Before operating the oceangoing catamaran PH8 we recommend that you read this manual and any other manuals that have been included which cover the machinery and equipment of the catamaran.

Even the most experienced boater will find information that is essential to the dependable and safe operation of this vessel.

This manual is intended to be a general guide to the maintenance and operation of the oceangoing catamaran PH8 and the equipment installed.

Where available, the equipment supplied from other manufacturers includes an owner's manual or operator's manual.

The operation of this or any motorized vessel can be dangerous if operated in an unsafe manner.  This manual is not intended to be a substitute for training or experience in the safe operation of this or any motorized vessel.


PH8 Manual Index

When looking for a specific piece of equipment, look for it in its parent system section.  For instance the MicroCommander Engine Controls are listed in the Engine, Engine Controls and Exhaust section.

Procedures are colored red.
Maintenance is colored green.
Literature and comments are colored magenta.

 

This whole section is constantly being updated.

   

Cummins Engine   Engine, Engine Controls and Exhaust
Exhaust High Temperature Alarm
Other Engine Alarms
Winterizing

Maintenance
Log
Engines and Gear Boxe
Exhaust
Silencer and Exhaust Hoses
Engine Cooling Water
ZF MicroCommander Engine Controls
Gear and Throttle Cables
Engine Room Blowers
Literature

Fuel Filter   Fuel System
In Harbor and Navigation
Boat Inactive and Hauled Out
Measuring Fuel Quantity
Refueling
Priming the Fuel System
Sump Check
Cross Feed
Fuel Polish
Engine Room Fire

Maintenance
Log
Fuel Tanks
Electric Fuel Valves
Fuel Valves and Piping
Fuel Hoses
Fuel Filters
Fuel Pumps
Fuel Flow Meter (FloScan)
Literature

Propeller    Drive Shaft,  Propeller and Zincs
Taking Out a Propeller Shaft
Removing a Propeller
Maintenance
Log
Aquadrive Thrust Bearing
Propeller Shaft
PSS Shaft Seal
Cutless Bearing
Propeller
Sacrificial Zincs
Literature





Rudder Angle Indicator   Steering Mechanism
Before Starting
Synchronization of the Rudders
Disabling the Steering
Loss of Steering
Filling and Bleeding Empty Hydraulic Lines
Bleeding Hydraulic Lines

Maintenance
Steering
Rudder Angle Indicator and Sensors
Relays
Electro Hydraulic Pump
Steering Wheel Pump
Rudder Actuators
Hydraulic Piping and Fittings
Rudder

 

AC Electric System
Connecting the Shore Power Cable
Disconnecting the Shore Power Cable
Switching AC Power Source
Troubleshooting.  No Shore Power.
Shore Power Panel
Isolation Transformer
AC Rack Panels
AC Branch Junction Box
AC Hull Lights
AC Wires
AC Wire Harnesses

DC Electric System
Normal Operation
Troubleshooting
Maintenance
Bridge Panel
Port Hull Panel
Starboard Hull Panel
Bilge Pumps Panel
Relay and Bilge Pumps Junction Boxes
Battery Panels'
Service Batteries
Battery Charger
Hardware

DC Electric System Layout


 

  Engine DC Electric System


 

Generator Generator
Maintenance
Log
Generator and Alternator
Silencer, Exhaust and Exhaust Hoses
Generator Cooling Water
Fuel Hoses
Battery
Wiring

 

Furuno navnet Furuno Navnet 3D
To Add or Change the Furuno Display
Furuno Radar Sensor Problem
Log
Furuno Multi Function Display MFD12
Furuno Radar Sensor
Furuno GPS Sensor
Literature


Raymarine ST70  Raymarine Seatalk Network
Raymarine ST70 Instruments Programming

Log
Raymarine eS127 MFD Multi Function Display
Navionics Electronics Charts
Raymarine ST70 Instrument Display
Raymarine ST70 Autopilot Controller
Raymarine SmartPilot SPX Solenoid System

Raymarine Rudder Position Sensor
Raymarine Smartpilot M81190 Fluxgate Compass
Raymarine iTC-5 Converter
Raymarine Depth Transducer
Raymarine Speed and Temperature Transducer
Raymarine Wind Vane
Raymarine SeaTalk to SeaTalk NG Converter
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS Receiver
Raymarine SeaTalk 5 Way Connector
Raymarine T Piece
Raytech RNS  Raytech Planner
Navionics Electronic Chart
Raymarine PC/Seatalk/NMEA Interface Box
Literature

 

Maretron small Maretron NMEA 2000 Network
Maretron DSM Color Display Programming
Log

Maretron DSM 150-2 Display
Matretron MDN Power Supply
Maretron TLM 100 Level Meters
Maretron TMP 100 Temperature Module
Maretron RIM 100 Run Indicator Module
Aqualarm Float Switches
Maretron ALM 100 Alarm Module
Maretron RAA 100 Rudder Angle Adapter
Maretron USB 100 USB Gateway
Maretron N2K Server
Maretron N2K Analyzer
Maretron N2K View
Maretron N2K Builder
Literature

 

EPIRB small Navigation and Communication Equipment
Log
EPRB
Magnetic Compass
Garmin GPS 76 Handheld Receiver
President MC-8000 DSC VHF
Literature

 

  Computer System and Software
Log
Computer
Video Monitor
Network
Video Cameras



  Video and Sound Equipment
Log
Radio CD Player
Television
DVD Player
TV Antenna and Amplifier
Speakers
Sound and Video Distribution Panel
Loudhailer
Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter

 

Spectra Watermaker   Fresh Water System
Switcing Tanks
During Long Passages
Living on Board in a Marina
Boat Inactive or Hauled out
Measuring Water Quantity

Log
Water Tanks
Fresh Water Pumps
Pressure Switch
Water Pipes and Hoses
Deck Fill
Water Maker

Salt Water System
 

 

  Heads - Gray and Black Waters
Emptying Holding Tank
Adjusting the water level in the Heads
Log
WC
Sink
Bidet
Gray Water Pipes and Hoses
Black Water Holding Tank
Black Water Hose
Deck Fill


Rule Pump   Bilge Pumps
In Harbor and Navigation
Maintenance
Log
Rule 1500 Bilge Pump
Rule 500 Bilge Pump
Rule Float Switch
Aqualarm Float Switch
Jabsco Electric Bilge Pump

 

Heating and Cooling
Heating the Catamaran
Programming the Cabin Controls
Changing from Heat to Cold
Webasto Error Codes

Maintenance
Log
Webasto Heater
Webasto Blue Cool Chiller Unit
Air Handlers and Cabin Controls
Hoses and Valves
Water Expansion Tank
Magnetic Water Circulation Pumps
Fresh Water Heater
Air Supply Grilles
Remote Control Wires

Literature

 

Windows, Doors and Inside
Windows
Hatches
Boat Deck Hatch
Ring Pull
Floors
Inside Doors
Inside Divisions
Bathroom Paneling
Kitchen Paneling
Alcantara
Sky Fabric
Bridge Dashboard Paneling
Ceiling Panels
Velcro Fasteners
Literature

 

  Living Accommodations Equipment
Floor
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Microwave Oven
Cooktop
Hood
Washer Dryer
 

 

Forespar Equipment and Tools
Log
Salt Water Inlets
Sea Water Strainers
Engine Room Doors
Engine Room Blowers
Horn
Flags
Tags
Pressure Cleaner

 

Lights
Log
Navigation Lights
Anchor Lights
Hull Lights
Spot Lights
LED Spot Lamps
Cabin Emergency Lights
Stern Lights
Search Light
Aft Step Lights

 

Windlass Anchors and Ropes
Anchor Chain Length
Log
Lofrans "Falkon" Windlass
Anchors
Anchor Swivel
Chain
Ropes
Comments

 

Tender Tender
Log
Tender to PH8
Tender Crane

 

Life Raft Safety Equipment
Log
Deep Sea Life Raft
Safety Equipment
Literature

 

The Hulls
Aluminum
Safety Rails
Tanks



Paints, Glues and Insulation
Painting
Paint Colors
Paint Preparation
Insulation
Paint Status as of October 18, 2010
Inventory (Not Current)

 

Supplies and Spare Parts
Engine, Engine Controls and Exhaust
Fuel System
Drive Shaft and Propeller
Steering
Generator
AC Electric System
DC Electric System
Lights
Heating and Cooling
Fuses
Electrical Material


Weight and Balance (PDF file)

 

Lifting and Transporting the PH8
Lifting the Catamaran
Transporting the Catamaran


Welding and Cutting Aluminum
Miller Synchrowave TIG Welding Equipment
Miller Dynasty 200 DX TIG Welding Equipment 
Miller XMT MIG Welding Equipment 
TIG Welding Wire
MIG Welding Wire
Tungsten Electrodes
Operator Welding Certificate

 

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