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…"
It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following:
a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes!
Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"