I don't know your type of generator. Foster has posted earlier some installation pictures. Please find enclosed some pictures of my installation of Whisper Power 3,5 gen set. It is the same as Mastervolt 3,5. I installed it in the sb aft…"
That's the box I was thinking of. It's not the windlass relay, but the relay or switch that controls the feed of 12V to the control side of the relay under the berth in the forepeak. This is probably the weakest point of the windlass…"
It seems like control relay failure. The control relay is mounted on the engine just behind the alternator (that's the case on B43). It is a small box (aprox 2,5x2,5x2,5 cm) which is grounded to the dynamo. Check the cables; the…"
Restarting the discussion in order to inform other B owners about hydraulic adjustable back stay system. I have'nt had time to test it properly, but will do next weekend. Here are a few pictures:
Correct. Tevfik has got it right. I am always running the system with only one valve open in order to keep track on consumption. It also helps me keep track on the state of freshness of the water. I prefer to empty one tank before it is filled…"
Have you checked that the valve that close/open the pipe to the fwd tank on the manifold is closed? The manifold wthe the valves is located in the space next to the water boiler (in the sofa)
"Also If you know Pigalopp by email. I was interested in their "running backstays to stabilize the mast when reefed and using a solent on the removable front stay.
Do you have any information on this and how they did it ?
The Mass combo is in the starboard lazarette where we also put the original charger dedicated to the starting battery and the bow thruster. It is controlled at the chart table as the generator by the Mastervolt network. The 230V is the one…"
Thanks for the information and the pictures. I am really impressed of your WM set up. Where have you placed the Mastervolt Mass Combi charger, and how have you arranged/ placed the socket(s) from the inverter? Is it possible to route the…"
The Desalator installer suggested a separate and dedicated intake. But if you don't use the footpump and the WM at the same time the WM seacok that has to be faced forward could do.
I know he did not want to use the thru hull that the…"
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor.
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle. Addition of height,…"
Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
"Peter, thank you for your input.
Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago. After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system. Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"