Hi all,Anyone removed the shower tap on their boat? It seems like I did not do a good job winterizing the thing... Now I gotta change it.When I activate the water pump, it leaks big time...Any tips appreciated!Thanks in advance,Don.See More
"I would like to improve the light air performance of my B40 with furling main. I am giving thought to upgrading the jib to better quality and maybe increase to 150%. Don't believe there's much to be gained from upgrading the…"
I am now in the process of changing for adjustable backstays.
I am reluctant to go for inverses Y setup since it will interfere with the bimini that we use a lot in the med.
Would you have pictures of your adjustable backstay.
"We fitted an AIS have a look here
Different AIS unit but not a bad job to do really. Hardest thing is getting the wiring back to the chart plotter and the AIS GPS areal was a bit tight at 10M
Great bit of…"
"Mine is mounted at half mast. No issue so far, except that the genoa (140%) sometimes get stuck between the radome and the mast when tacking.
I will add a guard around it this year. I hope this will take care of the issue.
"Hi to all. I'm just getting time to go through some of the discussions. I'm still getting to know my b40. We were out one day with 21-22kts, gusting to about25,we had jib cars all the way back, furled jib and main to just past second reef…"
I added an asymnetrical spinnaker last year and I'm pretty happy about it.
ATN sock, 913.97 sq feet tri-radial 1.5 oz Ripstop nylon from NeilPryde sails for something around 2300$ total.
Easy sailing with my wife and me…"
"I used to hear them in my other boat just as you stated above but I just finished tearing up the aft bunk area to install an inverter and run the electricals and no fans in my boat.. Just duct. I doubt they'll do anything about it at…"
"Hi Gary, on the engine hour meter issue, I had the same behavior. Then, I noticed that the key was at the "off" position even if the engine was running. (Probably switched by accident...) When turning it back to the "on"…"
"Thanks Mike, after checking the diesel smell from the filler, it's definitely not diesel, so probably exhaust fumes. I do hear a fan, but not sure if I hear both fans. Will check and post back.
"Fred yes we do have fans. You can hear them when you turn on the key prior to actually starting the engine. You can also see them but you have to crawl back into the compartment aft of the Port locker.
Not much you can do about the exhaust fumes…"
You have fans on your ducting? Did you add them as I have no fans at all on our 43. I thought it was strange since my prior boat was a 331 and had an exhaust fan.
Regarding the smell when motoring down wind, we get situations where…"
"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…"