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by Hot Ayre
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Picking up remote wifi signal
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Re: Picking up remote wifi signal

Hmmm, 150 year old house in need of renovation plus elderly Konsort needing work ... are you sure you're not us? :P
by Hot Ayre
Fri May 09, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort Lavac toilet
Replies: 5
Views: 2242

Re: Konsort Lavac toilet

It doesn't happen with ours and a long day's passage with the sea cocks off is not an option!! We came up with an alternative solution to the pipe vent: himself drilled a tiny hole in the seat lid. You cover it with a finger to flush and lift finger to release vacuum and make the heads instantly ava...
by Hot Ayre
Fri May 09, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wiring question
Replies: 5
Views: 2561

Re: Wiring question

Update: he spoke to Beta and they recommended wiring via a relay to be on the safe side - also supplied one by return of post. He's also going to put in an inline fuse (belt and braces).
by Hot Ayre
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wiring question
Replies: 5
Views: 2561

Re: Wiring question

He's back - says that makes a lot of sense. Problem solved!
by Hot Ayre
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wiring question
Replies: 5
Views: 2561

Re: Wiring question

Many thanks - he's out at the boat now so I hope that's what he's done!
by Hot Ayre
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wiring question
Replies: 5
Views: 2561

Wiring question

Having fitted a new fuel tank, skipper is in the process of wiring in the new fuel gauge. He needs a switched + from the Beta ignition switch. Which terminal should he connect to? (12v system)
by Hot Ayre
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cleaning the heads.
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: Cleaning the heads.

Would cheaper malt vinegar work? Sounds like a very interesting salad dressing going out into the sea :)
by Hot Ayre
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Gas connections
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Gas connections

We've one on Mull who does the inspections for the charter boats so I guess he has all the necessary certification. Not cheap but I guess he has to pay quite a lot for all the necessary certificates!
by Hot Ayre
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Gas connections
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Gas connections

rhumlady wrote:Provided you can find an LPG accredited gas fitter that is.
Try somewhere that doesn't have mains gas ... like Mull :)
by Hot Ayre
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Gas connections
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Gas connections

May I use this thread to repeat my question about where Konsort owners store their spare gas bottle?
by Hot Ayre
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Gas connections
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Re: Gas connections

Best to get a gas fitter to do it, then there's no trouble with the insurers if it all goes 'bang'!
by Hot Ayre
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Spare gas bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

Spare gas bottle

We're putting gas back in our Konsort, having bought it with a spirit stove and the gas kit removed. While there is an excellent gas locker in the cockpit, it takes only one gas bottle so where do other Konsort owners stow the spare? All safe options considered!
by Hot Ayre
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Konsort Fuel tank replace/repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 3391

Re: Konsort Fuel tank replace/repair?

I got a quote from tek tanks and they were more expensive than having a stainless steel tank made from scratch! Our marine engineer, handily just down the road, quoted very reasonable prices for both s/s and mild steel tanks but an even better price for the Vetus plastic one with all the fittings. I...
by Hot Ayre
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Konsort Fuel tank replace/repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 3391

Re: Konsort Fuel tank replace/repair?

We're in the process of replacing our fuel tank, as suggested by the surveyor. Our local marine engineer cut a hole in the top with a view to that becoming an inspection hatch if the tank was OK. The steel was only 1.5mm so, allowing for what's been lost by rusting, we're scrapping it. Replacing wit...
by Hot Ayre
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Running Rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Running Rigging

We used non-bio, not too much of it, on the jibsheets and mainsheet. Short soak, good slunge in fresh water, then a quick spin in the washing machine. I've heard that biological powders can cause damage to some fabrics because one of the ingredients keeps working after an item's been washed, but I d...