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Old 24-02-2012, 13:41   #91
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Re: As Far as Boats are Concerned What are Your 3 Biggest Headaches ?

The thing is, tinned wire costs more and the people who buy the boat new , rarely keep them long enough for the corrosion to be a problem to them, like new cars - the people who buy them, rarely keep them more than 5 years!

As long as they last and perform well enough to outlast the 5 years expected ownership without major problems, the people who bought them new in the first place may well buy from the same manufacturer again, big companies arent stupid.

Still the depreciation on new boats/cars is much higher than the maintenance costs of a few year old boat/car , once they have reached their expected life times, the maintenance becomes more than the value of the car/boat.

It is mad, i have seen cars in the UK scrapped because of a bulb, no joking, some of those xenon lamps can cause 2-300 pounds to replace the electronics, same value as an old car, worth more as scrap.. such a wasteful society!
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pressurized oil lines now have taken place of the fuel system and potential for the water/cooling system to blow, no pun intended--and severely high marina prices in mexican riviera..LOl-- competitive with san diego's worst ....
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pressurized oil lines now have taken place of the fuel system and potential for the water/cooling system to blow, no pun intended--and severely high marina prices in mexican riviera..LOl-- competitive with san diego's worst ....
I hope you win the lottery or find buried treasure, Zee. Seems you are always battling uphill. You deserve better.

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Old 24-02-2012, 16:29   #94
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I hope you win the lottery or find buried treasure, Zee. Seems you are always battling uphill. You deserve better.

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is all good--i am finding parts for less.. should open a parts house for perkins engines...i dont use chandleries much unless i reallly HAVE to, and is all good--- maintenance needs to be done at some point and is allll goood-- is just a short epic saga to move to anchorage from dock-- will happen tomorrow, methinks, then we smile cheaply ...
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Dockhead, if you bought your boat from those people who build boats up near the road bridge in Poole then you surely will have all the bells and whistles. Good on ya !
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Dockhead, if you bought your boat from those people who build boats up near the road bridge in Poole then you surely will have all the bells and whistles. Good on ya !
Ah, you mean Scumseeker? No, they don't build yachts as far as I know. Mine was laid down in Plymouth at Marine Projects, who also build Scumseeker's archrival Princess Motor Yachts, then fitted out and launched at the ancient (and alas no more) Moody yard up the Hamble at Swanwick. They did a superb job, as I am convinced over and over again whenever I take something apart - built with love and intelligence.
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Is the pub at Swanwick still open? Something Dog or Dog something. I enjoyed a few afternoons there.
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Is the pub at Swanwick still open? Something Dog or Dog something. I enjoyed a few afternoons there.
There are lots of pubs. There's the famous Jolly Sailor on the Bursledon side - my new Hamble mooring is almost under its windows . There's the Ship Inn on the Swanwick side. Probably others.
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There are lots of pubs. There's the famous Jolly Sailor on the Bursledon side - my new Hamble mooring is almost under its windows . There's the Ship Inn on the Swanwick side. Probably others.
I looked it up - The Doghouse. I spent a number of afternoons there watching the boats come in and out. More than anywhere else the view made it clear what the difference is between the average UK sailor and the average Yank sailor. *grin* Raised my personal standards considerably.
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Old 25-02-2012, 23:45   #100
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You are a very lucky fella Dockhead, I wish all boat builders were as conciencious.
Zeehag, if you have trouble getting Perkins parts look around for an agricultural or JCB dealer take your old part and engine number along for cross referencing, they will also make you new hydraulic hoses while you wait.
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Going ashore at the end of a sail
Driving to the house
Working until I see her again
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One use to be Odors from the Head, Holding Tank/Hoses & Bilge area and diesel Odors.
Two lack of Ventilation but i fix them all with a clear air system.
Three geting the packing drip set right
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As the fourth owner of this wonderful Freedom 32 I would have to say without doubt or hesitation that my three worst headaches are;
The 3rd owners wiring & plumbing
The 2nd owners wiring & plumbing
The 1st owners wiring & plumbing
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page winslow. just a suggestion, I fitted a PSS shaft seal. made in the States, excellent bit of kit, apart from a visual check it needs no maintenance.Very highly recommended.

Wireless 1, it's a pity we all didn't have a boat like Dockheads, built by professionals who use tinned wire throughout during the construction.I would respectfully suggest you also use it and make a schematic diagram when replacing, it's only slightly dearer but well worth it. Of course the guy who buys the boat after you will be waxing lyrical about your skills in maintainence on posts on here.
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