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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-03-2021, 14:05
Replies: 30
Views: 2,805
Posted By vic008
Re: Worth changing the stern?

Well I wonder where the double ender, canoe stern came from? She has a transom, the same as all Cavalliers. A very good boat.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26-01-2021, 12:46
Replies: 44
Views: 3,931
Posted By vic008
Re: Considering upgrading to electric macerating toilet

Hi, have a Lavac(by Blakes UK) vacume head. Instructions are for 9 pump strokes, pause for 5sec then another 6 strokes. What is the pause for?
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 19-01-2021, 00:11
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By vic008
Macerator necessary?

Lavac vacume head, to holding tank, then to outlet. Replaced whale manual with a TMC 12v pump. Is a macerator essential please?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-01-2021, 19:14
Replies: 50
Views: 4,559
Posted By vic008
Re: Is my engine dead?

Fully endorse Ballsall.Head off then get mechanic to inspect all.
Keep us informed please
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-12-2020, 21:29
Replies: 50
Views: 4,559
Posted By vic008
Re: Is my engine dead?

Complete gasket/seal set about $us110 plus freight
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-12-2020, 22:28
Replies: 50
Views: 4,559
Posted By vic008
Re: Is my engine dead?

I endorse 'Parts4engines' good price, quick delivery. Avoid VP spares! Motor certainly worth repairing.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 04-12-2020, 13:11
Replies: 34
Views: 3,878
Posted By vic008
Re: holding tanks, pump outs, and full time in marinas?

Everytime, if there is a choice, you use their facilities.(once you have had a blockage of your own, you'll understand)Holding tank can never be too big.And needs a level gauge.
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 20-10-2020, 11:52
Replies: 248
Views: 34,638
Posted By vic008
Re: Yacht sinks off Bay of Islands in 40knots

Two part article in Boating NZ right now.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-09-2020, 15:00
Replies: 57
Views: 4,877
Posted By vic008
Re: Trying to fix Volvo Penta 2001 that refuses to start

Copper washer with the injector. Are you sure? Injector goes into a copper sleeve that must be replaced if disturbed.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 19-06-2020, 13:30
Replies: 70
Views: 6,783
Posted By vic008
Re: Buying a boat on the other side of the world

Cassidy- what are you saying???.Your typical kiwi built/design (of kauri) is unbeatable. End of story. I wouldn't come to NZ to buy a European production boat.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-04-2020, 14:15
Replies: 82
Views: 5,837
Posted By vic008
Re: Keelbolt Arrangement

I would go with Ken Fry.
Are assumptions being made about the deposit. Explaining your concerns to the vender may well result in an amicable outcome. Until you are certain of their atitude, this...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-04-2020, 13:43
Replies: 42
Views: 3,550
Posted By vic008
Re: Simple question about coolant recovery tank

To get rid af any trapped air, I found a clear plastic hose, about 1m long, jammed well enough into where the the pressure cap normally sat. Filled it with water, ran motor for 5 min, then there was...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-04-2020, 13:01
Replies: 77
Views: 5,836
Posted By vic008
Re: Cost for putting Name and Hailing port on hull

How do you get on when time to repaint?
Paint around them?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-01-2020, 14:40
Replies: 115
Views: 9,132
Posted By vic008
Re: Most sustainable electrical setup

For alternator regulation in NZ Graeme Polley (smart reg zm4) is the man. Good price.In Hamilton
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-11-2019, 14:31
Replies: 70
Views: 10,886
Posted By vic008
Re: thousands of bottom blisters

Osmosis in yachts yeah, but have never heardof in launches. Why is this?
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-05-2019, 12:34
Replies: 37
Views: 6,910
Posted By vic008
Re: Neat tricks to unstick a stuck Furler?

I had it bad. Replaced bearings with Torlon. Keep lubricants away, they attract muck
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-04-2019, 17:23
Replies: 55
Views: 6,885
Posted By vic008
Re: Building a solid dodger

Sure I saw here Havelock a yacht with basically 4 corner posts of ss and pespex panels in between that I thought looked simple. ( I'm e25)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-04-2019, 17:11
Replies: 55
Views: 6,885
Posted By vic008
Re: Building a solid dodger

My priorities were: shelter
Place to put solar panel
Appearance was third
Need to be high enough so don't clout your head, and low enough...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-08-2018, 15:10
Replies: 39
Views: 6,917
Posted By vic008
Re: Diesel Injection Timing - What Factors Determine Timing?

If management asked for a 540hp engine, can the engine engineers design thaat on paper, or do they end up with something 50hp either side , that they then need to tweak?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-07-2018, 19:49
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By vic008
N.Z. marina charges

In reply to the outrageous charges in NZ claimed by someone else. Dont know what drugs he was on but. Looking at the Lyttelton Marina fee in front of me .
16metre berth(walk on, power etc)$754nz per...
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