I've joined the dark side, sold the boat and bought a Catana 43.. yes a catamaran !! I have really appreciated the information sharing here on Seaknots and thank you all. The new owner Graham is enjoying the boat and may well sign in soon. Good luck and fair winds GavinSee More
"Hi Mike Thanks for that. Strengthening in behind the gas locker must have been a challenge. Is there also a leg that goes all the way down to the bottom step or is that part of a crane or something for your outboard? Solar is something I…"
I see you haven't had much uptake on this and I haven't got any words of wisdom either. I am interested however in how you got on. Kato is not a brand we have here and I would be keen to know how the fit went and which…"
"Hi There are a few discussions on the site that might assist you, see "Quality Control" issues and "Aft Tank Leak. You may also want to check the seal on the third tank (spare) plug in adjacent to the pump and both live…"
I ended up using closed cell foam on the front and sides of the box that I could get to and then drilled 2 holes, one under the chart table and one behind the oven in order to pump foam into the void. This seems to have made things…"
I am starting to think it may be related to Electrolytic activity. My boat came with only one anode on the shaft to protect the prop. An inspection of that reveals that it is working. I would be interested to know what others…"
I checked my raw water intake this weekend and got quite a shock. See below The boat is in the water 12 months of the year, launched December 2008. I am seeking comment from the local dealer.
I had the bedding compound around the overhead windows on my 2009 boat (French) replaced under warranty, it was showing a few holes and bubbles. A friend with a 54 had cracks in the window like you have, and again the windows were…"
I had a rigger look over my rig at the end of last season (year 3) and one thing he picked up was that, in his opinion the spreaders weren't sufficiently prevented from moving up and down as rig tension changed. He also wasn't…"
We put an Auto Stream on our 43 and I am happy with it. Looking quickly at the review, which is great by the way, it comes out pretty well. Anyone who I have talked to with a Gori, raves about the overdrive function. The lower…"
We have just had the annual Beneteau Regatta here in NZ. So I thought I would give a heads up.The race format was Mark Foy and about 15 boats lined up. We gave 10 minute to 3, 40's and had 5 minutes on three 473's. Some older cruiser 443's were off with us The Firsts were basically handicapped out of it 30 minutes behind us. Unfortunately there were no 46's or other 43's to square off against.The course was approximately 15nm comprising a run, a long reach, a short beat then a tight lead and…See More
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!…"