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…"
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!…"