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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-05-2020, 06:07
Replies: 30
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Posted By davethedog
Re: Have a small fresh water leak to the bilge, should I be bothered too much?

Yes, what we call the hot water storage device that is heated by either the shore power or by the engine coolant going through it.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-05-2020, 05:21
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By davethedog
Re: Have a small fresh water leak to the bilge, should I be bothered too much?

Update ref this, took out the calorifier and could not see a lot except for a possible water track from the calorifier connections (that I had not noticed before removing it even though I checked) so...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-05-2020, 05:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By davethedog
Re: Have a small fresh water leak to the bilge, should I be bothered too much?

Yes, that is the intention , to get the calorifier out when I am able (shops open) and then investigate further as do not really want this to cause any further issues.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-05-2020, 03:04
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By davethedog
Re: Have a small fresh water leak to the bilge, should I be bothered too much?

Thanks all and will take the calorofier out when the chandler's etc are open here in case I break anything doing it as need to remove that to get access to where I think the leak is from.

IT is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 07-05-2020, 05:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By davethedog
Re: Have a small fresh water leak to the bilge, should I be bothered too much?

Yes I agree that I need to determine the exact cause but as said it is looking likely to be in a location that will be difficult to get to as the port water tank is well and truly embedded within the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 07-05-2020, 02:32
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By davethedog
Have a small fresh water leak to the bilge, should I be bothered too much?

Hello all,

We have a small amount of fresh water getting into the bilge (approx 1litre per day) and after a lot of investigation I THINK it it coming from the built in port water tank (200L...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-04-2020, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By davethedog
Re: Raymarine evolution vs s3 autopilots

Thanks and if we do buy the new kit then will keep the old one as we are thinking of crossing the Atlantic this year and so will need a back up autopilot anyway.

Agree that this season is pretty...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-04-2020, 10:31
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By davethedog
Raymarine evolution vs s3 autopilots

Hello all,

Looking to possibly upgrade our raymarine autopilot system (st6001 head, type 1 linear drive, s3 course computer and fluxgate compass) to one of the new raymarine evolition systems. ...
Forum: Europe 19-01-2020, 03:21
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By davethedog
Best route and time to sail from canaries to UK

Hello all,

When is the perceived best time to take a sailboat from the Canary Islands to the UK?
Also, what is the "normal" route people do for this trip?

A friend is looking to take his boat...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 07-03-2018, 12:55
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By davethedog
Re: Leaving Uk for the Med in Aug/Sep?

Cheers you pair and been following your youtube channel!
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 29-12-2017, 15:30
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By davethedog
Re: Leaving Uk for the Med in Aug/Sep?

Thanks you and will have a good read of that!
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 29-12-2017, 10:09
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By davethedog
Re: Leaving Uk for the Med in Aug/Sep?

Thanks for the reply and you blog does not appear to be there, could you please resend the link?
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 28-12-2017, 11:35
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By davethedog
Re: Leaving Uk for the Med in Aug/Sep?

Thanks for the reply and we dont want to rush so could take our time and visit Brittany etc
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 28-12-2017, 11:16
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By davethedog
Leaving Uk for the Med in Aug/Sep?

Hello all,

We are looking to become liveaboards in 2019 and already starting to plan. I am currently planning to leave work July 19 and we want to set sail as soon as possible from the Solent to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-03-2016, 13:34
Replies: 4
Views: 3,726
Posted By davethedog
Moody 419 keel bolt replacement cost?

Hello all and have seen a nice boat that we are interested in possibly making an offer on , however the owner has said that the keel bolts may need testing or worst case replacing.

If worst case...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-03-2016, 14:42
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By davethedog
Re: Westerly Sealord of Bavaria 38 Ocean?

Thanks all once more and the wife is now seriously considering the older boat.:biggrin:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-03-2016, 10:43
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By davethedog
Re: Westerly Sealord of Bavaria 38 Ocean?

Thanks again for the replies and agree that the BAV looks very nice but will it be durable enough..that is the question!

My head is saying the Sealord.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-03-2016, 03:47
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By davethedog
Re: Westerly Sealord of Bavaria 38 Ocean?

Thanks for the replies and am unable to locate the surveying 101 thread.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2016, 17:28
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By davethedog
Re: Westerly Sealord of Bavaria 38 Ocean?

thanks for the replies and just got to try to get the missus to see past the newer and shinier (and more expensive) Bavaria!
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2016, 16:11
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By davethedog
Re: Westerly Sealord of Bavaria 38 Ocean?

Fair point!:peace:

So, I get the feeling that a Westerly Sealord would be much better suited to our needs in the long run, and also a fair bit cheaper (approx 15K GBP).

Only mentioned the Moody...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2016, 16:02
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By davethedog
Re: Westerly Sealord of Bavaria 38 Ocean?

But why Westerly Sealord hands down?

What about a moody 37 even, as I get the impression the older boats are a bit more ´robust´?

PS , we currently have a westerly griffon.

Lee
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2016, 11:38
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By davethedog
Westerly Sealord of Bavaria 38 Ocean?

Hello all and we are looking to upsize our current boat (Westerly Griffon) to something larger that we can use for a few years local in the UK and then use to sail round the world etc.

Now we are...
Forum: Our Community 13-02-2016, 16:57
Replies: 1
Views: 722
Posted By davethedog
Advice for a trans globe boat ...

Hello all, we currently have a 26ft saying boat and we are starting to look at upgrading to something between 36 to 44 ft, as we want to be able to use it on the south coast of the uk for the next...
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