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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 19-07-2020, 14:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Excessive condensation from Refrigerator

Our insulation was not sealed from the atmosphere and became saturated from condensation and ineffective. We replaced the fridge with totally sealed insulation. No more condensation and way more...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 26-05-2020, 17:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By MikeTC
Re: 400S2 DIY hard top bimini step by step

Love your work, and done on board. Thank you for the post.
:thumb:
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-02-2020, 13:00
Replies: 52
Views: 4,722
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Heating water in silence (via inverter)

After my 620ah agm bank is full (typically around mid day) I frequently use my 2000w cont inverter to heat shower water heater with 1200w element. Can't do this in NZ winter with 800w solar.:smile:
Forum: Our Community 26-11-2019, 17:08
Replies: 48
Views: 4,533
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Newbies need Lithium help please.

To add to that good advice, include plenty of solar as you have lots of realestate. We have been cruising livaboard for 5 years with 800W, its good, friends have 2000W fantastic. IMHO far more...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 08-06-2019, 13:50
Replies: 74
Views: 6,235
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Land Dinghies -- Electric Bike?

I was thinking of an e-scooter due to the convenience of storage and dinghy transport. But no pedal home redundancy.
Forum: Our Community 04-06-2019, 21:38
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By MikeTC
Yanmar SD20 top shaft seal replacement.

Hi All

I need to replace the input shaft seal on my SD20 sail drive. Approx 8000 hrs

I have been told it is possible to do this with the boat in the water.

I have enough room to move the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-06-2019, 21:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Yanmar SD25 sail drive oil change

I just do the partial changes every 50 hrs between beach/haul-out.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 13-04-2019, 11:19
Replies: 12
Views: 2,212
Posted By MikeTC
Re: When is Webbing Better Than Rope?

What different types and strengths are available?
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 06-11-2018, 19:57
Replies: 336
Views: 28,866
Posted By MikeTC
Re: MANTUS GIVEAWAY ends Nov 20th | Enter Now!

Thank You

https://www.mantusmarine.com/product/mantus-scuba-pack/
https://www.mantusmarine.com/product/mantus-dinghy-anchor-316-stainless-steel-collapsible/...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 14-10-2018, 01:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,682
Posted By MikeTC
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-09-2018, 14:11
Replies: 158
Views: 13,922
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Source of hot water while cruising

Our house bank is usually full by 11am on a normal day, we then use solar/battery for 13-20 min through the inverter to run the water heater. The house bank takes a small hit and recovers in an hour...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-04-2018, 02:37
Replies: 45
Views: 7,139
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Why does Yanmar recommend leaving SD20 in neutral while sailing

My original question was. "Why does Yanmar recommend leaving SD20 in neutral while sailing"? It may damage the gears / saildrive. How? The
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-04-2018, 12:46
Replies: 45
Views: 7,139
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Why does Yanmar recommend leaving SD20 in neutral while sailing

Thanks for the Replies

Yanmar requires that if sailing with the engine OFF (not running) the transmission shifter must be in the neutral position or internal damage to the gear or sail-drive will...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-04-2018, 12:52
Replies: 45
Views: 7,139
Posted By MikeTC
Why does Yanmar recommend leaving SD20 in neutral while sailing

I have been leaving SD20 drives in gear (fixed props) and wonder if this has caused two prop shaft seal failures in 18 months. Two Yamar dealers said it should be OK to leave in gear while sailing.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-03-2018, 12:57
Replies: 34
Views: 3,931
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Bimini top out of aluminum ?????

PO had one made for our L380 from 3/16 alloy. We have no heat problem even in the tropics. It does seem very heavy though. We get some condensation underneath. After 10+ years the paint is lifting...
Forum: Challenges 06-01-2017, 05:53
Replies: 4
Views: 2,841
Posted By MikeTC
Re: BVI Registration Closure

Thanks guys. The PO has supplied the de-flag docs.
Forum: Challenges 05-01-2017, 16:43
Replies: 4
Views: 2,841
Posted By MikeTC
BVI Registration Closure

I am in the process of registering our yacht as an Australian Ship, I need evidence of closure of BVI registration by previous owner. I have the I have the particulars papers from 3 years ago.
...
Forum: Destinations 17-12-2016, 14:14
Replies: 2
Views: 2,567
Posted By MikeTC
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 16-12-2016, 06:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Fuel transfer side to side L380

Thanks Tuskie. I'll go with the first one. Might catch you on the water one day.
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 15-12-2016, 13:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By MikeTC
Fuel transfer side to side L380

I would like to be able to transfer fuel from side to side in case of single engine failure. Looking for an effective & economical way to achieve this. Any ideas?
Forum: Destinations 15-12-2016, 13:28
Replies: 2
Views: 2,567
Posted By MikeTC
NSW > New Zealand. Advice for first timer.

Planning trip to NZ in October 2018 NSW to Opua. Does anyone have advice for this?

Working on the list of jobs now inc Aust Reg ship, life raft, sat phone, insurance, survey etc.

Thanks in...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-12-2016, 13:39
Replies: 19
Views: 3,552
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Insurance for trans Ocean passage

Try Neil

Neil Bailey
Director
Baileys Insurance Brokers Ltd cid:image002.gif@01D0162C.0319F7F0
PO Box 101101, North Shore, Auckland 0745
DDI: +64 9 974 1784 Fax: +64 9 443 4479
Office: +64...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-12-2016, 16:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,751
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Made the move, Untied the dock lines

Congratulations from down under!
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-11-2016, 18:53
Replies: 15
Views: 4,420
Posted By MikeTC
Re: Yanmar Water Pump Leak

I have been advised to use Yanmar coolant...correct PH etc. Hope it all goes well for you.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-10-2016, 20:29
Replies: 0
Views: 1,030
Posted By MikeTC
Lagoon 380 sail track worn.

The headboard car on my L380 S1 appears to have worn itself and the sail track at full sail height. The Toulon balls have worn the mast track & headboard where it sits while sailing. The balls are...
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