my wife and I own a 1978 custom built (brown design ) trimaran named wanderer II . She's a dream to sail and tough as nails , I've rode every hurricane out onboard since and including Ivan . we ended up 14 ft above sea level on that one . I was a maritime engineer for 20 years and just can't stay off the water . well I guess I've run my keys enough later . Ron
just local fishing and fun on the Wanderer , but lots of ports from alaska to brazil to africa and maine as an engineer . plus my time in Vietnam on the USS Chicago CG 11 westpac '66-'68
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!…"