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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 05-07-2020, 09:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Rust in Coolant Reservoir - Mercruiser

Thank you for the replies much appreciated. I'll look into a survey on the rest of the mechanicals. Appreciate it!
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-07-2020, 01:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By millhouse_44
Rust in Coolant Reservoir - Mercruiser

I'm looking at buying a boat. It has an 8.1 L Mercruiser (two of them) on it showing 2100 hours. I have not gone to survey yet. One of the pictures of the boat shows the coolant reservoir on both...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-11-2019, 13:56
Replies: 51
Views: 8,581
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: 50 ft mono vs 40 ft cat

My experience is cats much better and faster on reaching and running for equivalent waterline length. Monos better close hauled and close reach. Cats have a tendency to hobby horse going into the...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 10-01-2019, 11:42
Replies: 23
Views: 4,343
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Cost of Skippered Delivery Australia to West Coast USA

I'm with Tricolor. Even with the difference in exchange you won't be better off when all is said and done to sail it back especially if you go through the canal. Why not fly to Oz and cruise around...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-12-2017, 12:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By millhouse_44
Catamaran Charter Hawaii? May-June 2018

My wife and I are travelling to Hawaii in June. We are former full-time liveaboard cruisers. We would like to charter a Cat for at least some of the time there. Does anyone know of a place to do...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 11-04-2017, 18:05
Replies: 47
Views: 12,327
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: New Gori propeller corroded (pictures)

Stray current electrolysis for sure. If you had lost an anode absolutely this could happen in such a short time, particularly in a marina. I had this on my Gori when I got the boat because the anodes...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-10-2016, 10:34
Replies: 31
Views: 4,859
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Sell it or sail it and import?

Sorry to hear about your father. We just went through this. We were in the Solomons and our family members on both sides became very ill. We ended up turning south and going straight to Brisbane....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 23-08-2016, 08:42
Replies: 49
Views: 15,005
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Moorings 3900: is this as good as it gets?

I would suspect like others the autopilot sensitivity problem. Real easy fix there read the manual. I sail a Leopard 40 and it does way better than that even fully loaded. That said you are often...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 05-08-2016, 08:52
Replies: 62
Views: 11,576
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Trolling for Tuna, One Line or Two?

Have to disagree with the beginners luck comment. 10% of fishermen catch 98% of the fish. Luck has little to do with it. It has to do with knowledge, skill and persistence a lot more than luck. To...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 03-05-2016, 16:09
Replies: 0
Views: 2,563
Posted By millhouse_44
Leopard 40 2007 Owner's Version

Coming to the end of our odyssey it is time to part with our beloved 2007 Leopard 40 Owner's Version cruising cat. Fully equipped for offshore cruising and 'move in' ready. Canadian registration,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-05-2016, 03:01
Replies: 15
Views: 4,814
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Yanmar SD20 Saildrive Puzzler...I'm stumped

Once the air is out it will work fine on the water. Cheers.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-05-2016, 19:57
Replies: 15
Views: 4,814
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Yanmar SD20 Saildrive Puzzler...I'm stumped

You're getting an air lock in the system. Hook it up again, start the engine and if no water is coming out loosen the demand side hose on your water pump and crack it off until water flows out then...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-04-2016, 15:07
Replies: 41
Views: 5,438
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Advice for a dreamer needed.

Personally I would not buy the boat as you suggest. Why? Too much worry leaving it for long periods unattended and too expensive. If you can afford it, which it sounds like you can, charter a boat...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-04-2016, 14:35
Replies: 52
Views: 9,212
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Too Much Boat Too Soon?

You'll be totally fine. My wife and I had zero experience with sail only 22' power boats inshore. We bought a Leopard 40 and off we went. Biggest challenges had very little to do with sailing or...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 15-04-2016, 17:25
Replies: 112
Views: 14,539
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Ran aground during sea trial..

Door #2. Sellers problem don't make it your future problem.
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 02-04-2016, 14:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,995
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Surveyor Required in Langkawi

I have a Leopard 40 2007 that I'm contemplating selling. I could possibly deliver. Currently in Raja Ampat. Let me know if interested.
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 03-03-2016, 16:25
Replies: 12
Views: 3,995
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Surveyor Required in Langkawi

We bought our Cat in Langkawi and we used John Champion of Champion Marine Surveys. He has written a book on buying and maintaining a cruising yacht which you'll get a copy of if you use him. He was...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-12-2015, 16:58
Replies: 16
Views: 16,847
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Best Place To Buy a Cruising Catamaran

It also depends on what you're going to do after you buy. Are you planning full-time live-aboard cruising? The advice about buying in the US is good also because of parts availability. We are...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-11-2015, 19:50
Replies: 63
Views: 10,169
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Young(er) cruisers who sold everything

We went through this a year ago and have no regrets. Been cruising around SE Asia the whole time. We sold two properties, all our furniture, 2 cars and our wine collection. Simplifying our lives was...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-10-2015, 17:04
Replies: 19
Views: 3,880
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Possible budget for cruising Asia in a 5 year old lagoon 400

Hi

We have been cruising for a year in SE Asia aboard a 40 foot Cat. You estimate according to our experience is almost bang on. 2000-3000 per month. If you're in marina it is at the high end if...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-09-2015, 18:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,928
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Importing boat parts to Philippines

Hi see Pelagic's post, this is what I've read as well. There is another way which is to declare the import is for repair and overhaul and pay 150% of duty in bond up front, then get it back when you...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-09-2015, 17:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,928
Posted By millhouse_44
Importing boat parts to Philippines

Hi we are in transit to Davao in the Philippines for a moderate refit and need to order a fair few specialty parts from the U.S. And elsewhere. Have been looking into duty etc. and I see that for...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 17-08-2015, 16:31
Replies: 24
Views: 4,985
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Big Cat vs Little Cat

Living on a 40 foot Leopard owners version with my wife. We have hosted several couples and single guests. With 5 people I would not want to be on anything less than 45 feet. Our boat is perfect for...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 28-03-2015, 17:46
Replies: 92
Views: 32,258
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Smallest compressor for diving

I run a pretty old Bauer Purus dive compressor that I bought used and had rebuilt. It weighs 45 KG. 220/50 power rated at 2.2 KVa. I have a 5 KW genset. I installed it under the aft bunk on the stbd...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-03-2015, 01:38
Replies: 63
Views: 10,801
Posted By millhouse_44
Re: Solar and alternator charging on passage observations and questions

Thanks for all the assistance! Sorry to 'hijack' the thread but I thought this was an appropriate thread to discuss 'power' output given the theme. Next time I will start my own but what I typically...
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