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Old 29-07-2009, 08:10   #841
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Is there anyway to check the state of the charger? I am in the market for a new set of batteries and want to make sure the charger is in good shape. Thanks.
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Old 29-07-2009, 11:12   #842
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Larry. I think it is either my battery charger or the batteries though I disconnected the fridge Sunday and went back on the boat today and found my batteries holding pretty good so I need to check the charger.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:29   #843
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More problems. Has anyone had problems with their transmission overflowing. Just drained the fluid while the boat was out of the water,put some Dexron II to the mark om dipstick,it is leaking out at the base of the dipstick and from the side tubing coming from the base of the tranny. Like it is building too much pressure and it has to go somewhere. There is no vent on the top of the transmission. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:47   #844
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You should check the fluid level when it is hot, I made the same mistake and had it overflow once the transmission warmed up. I seem to be fine now.
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Scott. When I got the boat the transmission was filled up all the way to the top and I never had this problem. I think it is something else,I will post on the forum and see if someone has an idea.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:01   #846
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I feel good ever time I read about all the problems with Volvo, I opted for Yanmar. The worst Rpm I have ever gotten was 3100, out of a max of 3600. How are you doing with the blisters? For everybodies information Florida Yacht Brokers Group is now a Fountaine Pajot dealer. They have dist throughout the state, and can do warranty service.

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Old 03-08-2009, 08:13   #847
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I don't believe we are having alot of trouble with the Volvo engines, mine have been very reliable, the only time I couldn't get to 3000 rpm's was when my filters needed replacement. I have a great volvo mechanic right around the corner from my boat and no problems with spares. I do love the Yanmars but not for $5000 more than the Volvos.

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Old 03-08-2009, 08:28   #848
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Larry I have 700 h on our Volvos,not one problem except with this problem.They have been very reliable I shoul say.
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Old 04-08-2009, 15:16   #849
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Primer

I just pulled hull number 56 out of the water for a bottom paint and discovered lots of small holes or voids in the original primer coat.

I'm not really sure what could have caused this. I did have a diver clean the bottom recently, I hadn't been able to get out to the boat for several months and to my shame there was a lot of barnacle growth (those critters seem to grow mighty fast here) so I wonder if the primer coat popped off when he was cleaning them off the hull, seems unlikely but it's the only thing I could think of.

Now I'm wondering whether to apply another primer coat or just fill the holes and put a couple of coats of anti-fouling paint on. I've read of some osmosis issues on boats without the primer coat so I'm concerned just covering the holes could lead to trouble down the road.

It looks like the original primer is not available in the US, Boero Delta 2000, so do I pull off the original primer coat (sounds expensive) or will a new primer coat bond to the old one ok, should I be worried about this, has anyone else put new primer on top of an older coat?
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best plan is to identify the manufacturer of the system you want to apply, and then ask the manufacturer whether it can be applied diectly over the previous stuff, or whether there needs to be a barrier coat - if so what to use.
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Kipper if I was you I would check with FP first before you do anything because of the warranty issue.
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I emailed the dealer last week but haven't heard back I think it may be holiday time in France so there may not be anyone at the factory who can provide a sensible answer.
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Old 11-08-2009, 19:14   #853
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Mast Step upgrade

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Recently Added two mast steps from www.maststep.com to make it easier to get on the saloon top and do the main sail. Was an easy upgrade and makes it real easy for the first mate to go up and down without stepping on the edge of the brow. I purchase these grey composite ones because on my previous boat had the aluminum ones which really pitted up. These work nice and can handle up to 300 lbs.

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2nd Anchor is Fortress FX 23

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Finally added a Fortress FX 23 as a 2nd Anchor to launch from the dink or from the bow cross beam roller.
Fortress FX 23
40 feet of G4 chain
150 feet of 8 stranded plaited rode.
The anchor weighs 15 lbs and the rode bucket weighs 59 lbs
I should be able to set it up in just a few minutes.

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Added an Anchor Locker step and some No Skid

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After my first slip in the anchor locker and a bout of high pitched vocals from the pain. I felt that an Anchor Locker step was in order.

Purchased some www.tufboard.net from Home Depot an screwed it together and added some 3M No Skid tape to the top of it and also on the down slop of the locker it self where my foot would normally fall.

Now I have no problem moving around the anchor locker even when itís wet.

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