"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue.
Recently, I was changing the aircon seawater pump and luckily found a valve on the distribution manifold (one pump serves two aircon units) that was fully…"
"we are still here, but........., we have ordered a Leopard 40 and anticipating delivery this summer. Thus our Bene 40 is going up for sale in the next couple of weeks. This is a great forum and I hope all continue to use it."
"Peter, agree totally. All AirCon thru-hulls need to be checked. I had a friend who suffered a near catastrophic event, exactly as you described. I changed mine out in advance of failure and also found the materials to be questionable.
Caution, in flushing and cleaning the A/C strainer this weekend, I was reattaching the hose to the nipple coming from the raw water thru hull. In simply re tightening the hose clamp the nipple sheared off. Then in trying to carefully unscrew the remnant threads that screw into the 90 elbow they completley crushed. It looks to me like the nipple is copper and quite thin (are not…See More
"I had a similar experience and after removing the faucet screen and removing a lot of calcium chips the low flow still remained. I found the blockage was in the smaller stainless braided lines that go from the semi rigid plumbing up into the…"
Although the teeth on the serrated shaft cutters look tough, it has been shown in tests that they can "snag" on the fibers of the rope and actually pull it into the prop vs cutting right through as the razor sharp edged cutter (Prop Protector) does.
"Well I'm late to the party. Retirement has been exhausting. Moving, setting up the new household but now were ready for our trip to AK. We will be leaving sometime towards the end of June from Everett. S/V Compadre are you still heading north?"
"Seems there are two issue:
1. Poorly insulated (for sure behind the refrigerator)
2. Periodic coil cleaning, is required.
I have am considering spray-in insulation - any recommendations are welcome?
How did you remove the wood panels…"