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by Hardover
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Instruments refusing to talk to each other
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Instruments refusing to talk to each other

well the new paddle wheel did the trick. The old one looked OK and seemed to spin freely but obviously not enough. The brass pin was pink and snapped in two with very little pressure.
So, as of today all the electronics work as they should. Time to buy another yacht!
by Hardover
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: a breakdown in communications
Replies: 1
Views: 317

a breakdown in communications

I've been teaching my partner to helm. The loads on the genoa are too great for her to handle so it's the only option really unless she just sits there as ballast. We were leaving the estuary passing along the sea wall directly into the wind which was blowing about 18 knots. I'd already hoisted the ...
by Hardover
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Instruments refusing to talk to each other
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Instruments refusing to talk to each other

Finally summoned up the courage to remove the paddle wheel transducer. Actually I've attempted it several times but it always refused to come free. This time it began to move! I started to pull it up and was expecting water to come gushing out immediately but it wasnt until it was fully removed thag...
by Hardover
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29

Fired the heater up this morning and I have to say I'm impressed. I was expecting a lot of noise but it just purrs away. Possibly due to the thermal and accoustic duct insulation I used? We didnt even realise it was working until my wife started shouting out that there was hot air coming out. I ende...
by Hardover
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29

Cheers Roger, am also playing around with the idea of suspending it using 3 lengths of bungee cord. Am going to give the system a test firing today to check everything out.
by Hardover
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29

Well the ducting was much easier than I had anticipated. It's all in place including the insulation and I'm just waiting for the arrival of the vents to finish the job. I did originally plan to run the ducting beneath the cooker plinth but instead opted to run it in front due to gas pipes and cables...
by Hardover
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29

I've finally begun the installation of a Planar heater. The Planar receives good reviews online and is substantially cheaper than more well known brands. I was advised that the 2kw model is more than adequate to heat a 29' yacht and that these heaters are always better working hard than used on low ...
by Hardover
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Lazy Jack Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Lazy Jack Lines

On my previous yacht I installed a DIY retractable "lazy Jack" system which worked very well although it did entail going forward to the mast to deploy them. A couple of blocks hanging from the spreaders with 6mm braid spliced to stainless steel rings. Cost under £20. Wife was willing to be winched ...
by Hardover
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Seized seacock solution
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Seized seacock solution

The heads discharge seacock has progressively become more difficult to open and close and finally seized. It obviously needs a strip down which will happen at the end of the season. In the meantime I poured a egg cup full of olive oil into the heads and with the intake valve shutdown operated the pu...
by Hardover
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Mad or what....
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: Mad or what....

It is indeed a buyers market. There are many good solid yachts out there usually where the owners have firmly fell out of love and just want to write off the entire experience. When you come across the right one ignore the asking price and make an offer as low as you just about feel comfortable with...
by Hardover
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Out with the old in with the new
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Out with the old in with the new

I am one of those service engineers, its one of several companies my partner and I operate - its how I can afford to sail! OK. How to service your own fire extinguisher: 1. visual inspection. The extinguisher should be in good shape. No rust, no dents and all the instructions on the extinguisher sho...
by Hardover
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Out with the old in with the new
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Out with the old in with the new

Class E's have been around for over 5 years now. They were prohibitively expensive but the price is dropping as they become more widely recognised. The UK distributor is a company called Jewel Saffire. They have several videos on their website showing them in action tackling various classes of fire....
by Hardover
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Out with the old in with the new
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Out with the old in with the new

Paka'a, our GK29, came complete with no less than three fire extinguishers. The ubiquitous ABC powder variety. Installed in just about every boat and caravan in the UK. They are very effective in controlling most classes of fire joe public is likely to come across. BUT they do have a downside. The e...
by Hardover
Thu May 31, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto
Replies: 78
Views: 22011

Re: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto

Hi Roger, just read through all of this thread and I must say I'm in awe of the amount of work you've put into Concerto. I'm particularly impressed by the teak you've installed in the cockpit. It looks wonderful. As far as I'm concerned a yacht can never have enough wood and it has got me thinking. ...
by Hardover
Wed May 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: fitting a Lofrans Royal windlass to my centaur

Hi Albert, does this mean you have the original windlass you purchased up for sale? If so I might be interested in taking it off your hands. I'm based just up the road from you in Berwick upon Tweed.