"During a trans-Atlantic delivery and three days out of Horta our fresh water tanks developed a leak during a F7-9 storm that contaminated our drinking water. We had plenty of bottled water so elected to continue on. Two days out of the Chesapeake we…"
Spending my days motorcycle touring, sailing, and family.
Sittin on my butt!
Delivery sailing and assisting owners sailing since retirement.
I've been lucky enough to have sailed both full coasts of the US and Mexico, the Great Lakes, entire ICW, Bahamas, PR, VI's, Vancouver Is, Horta, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, four trans-Ats, one transPac.
A Panama Canal transit and sailing the South Pacific is high on my "hit list" of places I'd like to sail.
Spend the rest of my time between sailing 'n riding the scoot.
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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!…"