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Old 19-09-2012, 16:34   #1
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Heads

Helia 44 heads from a four state room four head version
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:48   #2
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Washing Machine Closet handles

Helia 44 Owners,

Need some help finding these Washing Machine Closet handles.

They have a number on the back 5100-3-01 , but a Google search gets me no hits.

Want to make Plexi glass doors for all the showers and would like to use these handles.
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:19   #3
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Re: Heads

Helia 44 owners,

For those of you that want the water to stay in the shower stall.
You can just add an adjustable shower bar and nice shower curtain.

They add a bit of style also.

We did all 3 showers like this in just a few minutes.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:01   #4
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Re: Washing Machine Closet handles

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Helia 44 Owners,

Need some help finding these Washing Machine Closet handles.

They have a number on the back 5100-3-01 , but a Google search gets me no hits.

Want to make Plexi glass doors for all the showers and would like to use these handles.


I believe these are the same latches we have on our owner's version shower. Captain Jay may have the part manufacturer info you are seeking.
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Old 09-06-2017, 14:37   #5
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Re: Heads

Here is another low cost solution to the problem of water leaking under the door of the owners cabin shower. The shower door is 8mm thick and 23 inches long. The 5/16 or 8mm guard works perfectly and we just used a razor blade to cut the length.

http://www.amazon.com/Co-Extruded-Cl.../dp/B001G18M5W
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Re: Heads

Has anyone opened up the sealed area under the starboard front locker in front of the shower area, is there useable storage under there?
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Has anyone opened up the sealed area under the starboard front locker in front of the shower area, is there useable storage under there?

My understanding is that compartment is intentionally sealed to provide a watertight flotation compartment. I believe that the watertight compartment is one of several requirements for certification by the CE (European Union's standards body) for 'all ocean' cruising and which is relied upon by insurance companies in setting coverages and rates. I think there are other threads on this topic.
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Has anyone opened up the sealed area under the starboard front locker in front of the shower area, is there useable storage under there?

My understanding is that compartment is intentionally sealed to provide a watertight flotation compartment. I believe that the watertight compartment is one of several requirements for certification by the CE (European Union's standards body) for 'all ocean' cruising and which is relied upon by insurance companies in setting coverages and rates.
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My understanding is that compartment is intentionally sealed to provide a watertight flotation compartment. I believe that the watertight compartment is one of several requirements for certification by the CE (European Union's standards body) for 'all ocean' cruising and which is relied upon by insurance companies in setting coverages and rates.


The specific ISO language requires purchasing but the description follows:
ISO 12217-2:2015 specifies methods for evaluating the stability and buoyancy of intact (i.e. undamaged) boats. The flotation characteristics of boats susceptible to swamping are also encompassed.

The evaluation of stability and buoyancy properties using ISO 12217-2:2015 will enable the boat to be assigned to a design category (A, B, C or D) appropriate to its design and maximum load.

ISO 12217-2:2015 is principally applicable to boats propelled primarily by sail (even if fitted with an auxiliary engine) of 6 m up to and including 24 m hull length. However, it can also be applied to boats less than 6 m if they are habitable multihulls or may be applied if they do not attain the desired design category specified in ISO 12217‑3 and they are decked and have quick-draining recesses which comply with ISO 11812.

In relation to habitable multihulls, ISO 12217-2:2015 includes assessment of susceptibility to inversion, definition of viable means of escape and requirements for inverted flotation.
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Shower Spray Heads

Helia 44 Owners,

Even though we carry 200 gallons of fresh water on board.
Our 2 daughters seem to think we own Niagara Falls.

We removed all 3 waterfall shower heads and installed 3 on/off sprayers just like the ones on the stern sugar scoop shower.

The Sprayers work much better and have more pressure.
These Sprayer also work better for getting the soap out of their long hair.
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Our 11 gallons of Hot Water also last much longer.
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Old 22-08-2017, 07:51   #11
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Holding tank getting clogged

Helia 44 Owners,

Houston, We Have a PROBLEM...........

Sewage tank “green hose cut out slugs” are being left in the tanks to get stuck in the sewage exit hose.

This is truly just laziness on the sewage system installers part for not removing these “green hole slugs” after they drill the holes. They just drop inside the tank and are left there.

These “green hole slugs” fall in to the outlet port in the bottom of the tank and block it.

The blockage can be erratic as the “green slug” may get dislodged, but will eventually block the exit hose consistently as the waste layer builds up and the green slug gets stuck in the exit hole.

It’s a BIG SMELLY JOB if you have to remove the sewage tank to fix this issue.

This is happening to quite a few FP owners and with 3 or 4 sewage tanks on our Cats, the odds are stacked against us.

THINGS TO TRY before having to remove the sewage tank.
1) Get a pump out boat to empty the sewage tank as much as possible.
2) Fill the tank with fresh water and pump out again if possible.
3) Remove the large black tank inspection cover at the top of the sewage tank.
4) Point a flash light into the side of the tank to see what the water level of the tank is.
5) The “green cut out slugs” float, so have someone fill the tank with water using the top pump out port and with the flashlight, keep viewing the water level and see if the “green cut out slug” is floating to the top. If you’re able to remove the “green cut out slug” IT’S YOUR LUCKY DAY….

If the “green cut out slug” is lodged in the exit hose at the bottom of the tank, then things get messy.

THINGS TO TRY:

6) Always start with steps 1& 2 above so you have fresh clean water in the sewage tank.
7) This step will take a bit of perseverance. Used a length of firm plastic hose and round the tip as best you can with tape. From outside the boat you can push the hose up inside the sewage exit port. Getting it round the right angle at the seacock is not too hard but it does stick when it hits the port itself. Then use some vigorous shoving the last couple of inches and that should do it.
8) At this point the “green cut out slug” should be loose in the bottom of the tank.
9) Fill sewage tank with water until the slug can float up to the top inspection port. Reach into the tank and remove it.
If nothing has worked to remove clog at this point then the sewage tank and hoses will most likely have to be removed.
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Re: Holding tank getting clogged

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Helia 44 Owners,

Houston, We Have a PROBLEM...........

Sewage tank “green hose cut out slugs” are being left in the tanks to get stuck in the sewage exit hose.

This is truly just laziness on the sewage system installers part for not removing these “green hole slugs” after they drill the holes. They just drop inside the tank and are left there.

These “green hole slugs” fall in to the outlet port in the bottom of the tank and block it.

The blockage can be erratic as the “green slug” may get dislodged, but will eventually block the exit hose consistently as the waste layer builds up and the green slug gets stuck in the exit hole.

It’s a BIG SMELLY JOB if you have to remove the sewage tank to fix this issue.

This is happening to quite a few FP owners and with 3 or 4 sewage tanks on our Cats, the odds are stacked against us.

THINGS TO TRY before having to remove the sewage tank.
1) Get a pump out boat to empty the sewage tank as much as possible.
2) Fill the tank with fresh water and pump out again if possible.
3) Remove the large black tank inspection cover at the top of the sewage tank.
4) Point a flash light into the side of the tank to see what the water level of the tank is.
5) The “green cut out slugs” float, so have someone fill the tank with water using the top pump out port and with the flashlight, keep viewing the water level and see if the “green cut out slug” is floating to the top. If you’re able to remove the “green cut out slug” IT’S YOUR LUCKY DAY….

If the “green cut out slug” is lodged in the exit hose at the bottom of the tank, then things get messy.

THINGS TO TRY:

6) Always start with steps 1& 2 above so you have fresh clean water in the sewage tank.
7) This step will take a bit of perseverance. Used a length of firm plastic hose and round the tip as best you can with tape. From outside the boat you can push the hose up inside the sewage exit port. Getting it round the right angle at the seacock is not too hard but it does stick when it hits the port itself. Then use some vigorous shoving the last couple of inches and that should do it.
8) At this point the “green cut out slug” should be loose in the bottom of the tank.
9) Fill sewage tank with water until the slug can float up to the top inspection port. Reach into the tank and remove it.
If nothing has worked to remove clog at this point then the sewage tank and hoses will most likely have to be removed.
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Why is David Alton holding your green cutout slug?
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