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Main Message Board / Re: New Headsail recommendation
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:51:57 AM »
You may also want to consider the choice based on your rig, whether you have a standard or tall.  I have a tall rig with a 135 genoa.  That combination seems to work well on the Chesapeake.

Main Message Board / Re: Holding Tank Vent Question
« on: May 03, 2019, 01:46:11 PM »
Peggie Hall does not advise using vent filters because they actually stop the free flow of oxygen into the tank, which makes the anaerobic bacteria thrive (that's what causes tank smell, you want aerobic bacteria, which needs air flow).  I kept my original stanchion vent, but per her advice, added a larger vent.  I cut a hole into the tank access cover and routed the vent line forward, through the side storage area, into the locker in the v-berth port side and out the hull below the sheer stripe.  You have to remove the port side cabinetry by removing the screws on the outer frame.  The whole modular unit will come out, frame and all.  She advised to make the run more of a 45 angle rather than straight up, for better air flow.  She suggested keeping the original vent for better cross ventilation.  I put a dose of odorloss at the end of being on the boat for the weekend, or extended weekend.  No "boat" smell.

Main Message Board / Re: Filling the stanchion vent tube hole.
« on: May 01, 2019, 07:59:21 AM »
Why get rid of the stanchion vent?  I did the same as you, installed a thru hull fitting near stripe.  When getting advice from Peggie Hall on the matter, she said to keep the original vent since more air going into the holding tank is a plus.  I kept it, now I have two vents.

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:02:03 AM »
How were they sure the strut installation was aligned perfectly, and not skewed?  Boat's on the hard and the hull is flexed.  Just curious.

Main Message Board / Re: Mantus on bow roller
« on: April 09, 2019, 10:36:44 AM »
I have a 35# Mantus on my bow roller and the spade is no problem.

I think you can have Depco rebuild the pump for you for that amount or even less than $150. 

Main Message Board / Re: Servicing heat exchanger
« on: March 04, 2019, 01:56:59 PM »
The hose bends to port through a hole I drilled in the area on the picture where the red circle is shown (this is an old picture before this was done).  From there, you are in the area of the sink vanity.  The hose then runs up into the forward most section of the port lazarette.  I also had to drill a hole in that section.  Then the hose ends as high as possible at the top part of the lazarette, in the upper most/forward corner.  That is far above the water line.  The hose is well secured along the way, and at the open end, to make sure it won't move.

Main Message Board / Re: Battery system for distance cruising
« on: March 01, 2019, 01:13:50 PM »
No not talking about making a smaller box.  I took some drawers out to access the area around the fridge compartment.  I used insulated foam panels with low expansion foam to hold them in place.  Did the best I could with being able to access the inside areas.  People have drilled holes and shot foam inside the areas that aren't accessible, but I didn't do that.

Main Message Board / Re: Servicing heat exchanger
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:54:09 AM »
I routed the hose for the PSS seal so the end is above the water line.  I believe PYI suggests that now.  You can route it into the area under the head sink then to to the lazarette on the port side.  Secure the hose along the way and put the end as high as possible.

Main Message Board / Re: Battery system for distance cruising
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:48:27 AM »
Wow Paul, this trip sounds great!!  We cruise the Chesapeake and will be on battery power for 3 or 4 days at times.  Now that's probably not as long as you might find on your adventure, but what I found that helps is to first reduce the amount of power you need.  What I mean is change all your lights to LEDs, which use a fraction of the power.  Also, change out your anchor light to LED.  beefing up the insulation for your fridge is also a must do.

Main Message Board / Re: Ultrasonic Sensor
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:03:55 AM »
I haven't looked recently, but in the past when I checked out the prices, they were very expensive.

Main Message Board / Re: Raymarine Evolution EV-100 autopilot settings
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:12:00 AM »
When motoring is relatively flat seas, the compass heading works well.  In choppy seas, then motoring using wind angle works better.  For sailing with autopilot, the helm needs to be balanced.  If there is excess weather helm, it will be difficult for the autopilot to stay the course.  You may have too much weather helm.

Main Message Board / Re: 1990 c34 & Patches' weblog
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:06:36 AM »
Don't use the surveyor that the broker chooses.  Search out surveyors and interview them yourself to see what they plan to do.  Find out from others in the area on what surveyor has a good reputation.  Look on-line for reviews, etc...

Main Message Board / Re: 2002 Mk II Hatch
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:00:42 AM »
My plastic trim seems to be also held in place by the caulk that most likely squeezed out when CY installed the hatches.  Taking the screws out still leaves the trim securely in place.  I've wanted to remove them to give them a coat of white paint (they yellowed), but never did it because I'm afraid they would crack.  I suspect they probably are brittle due to age.  So, I've left them alone.  No leaks at the moment.

Main Message Board / Re: Raymarine Evolution EV-100 autopilot settings
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:24:30 AM »
When sailing are you setting it to track wind angle or compass heading?  I have the 4000+ and when sailing, I set it to track wind angle.

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