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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-07-2020, 21:31
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By po46camelot
Aluminium PV panel supports

Hello all

We are looking to install 600W of solar panels atop our Bimini. We were thinking of using 1 square aluminium tubes for the supporting attached to the s/s bimini tubes. My question is -...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-06-2019, 14:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By po46camelot
Re: Standing Rig wire sizes

thank you all- I have since found Ted Brewer's original design plans for hull #1, calling for (all 1x19 wire) 1/2" bobstay, 3/8" forestay and 5/16" for everything else.
cheers
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-06-2019, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By po46camelot
Standing Rig wire sizes

Hi All

We are in the midst of renewing our standing rig and discussions with a few riggers bring up a few questions, so I am hoping someone out there can share some of their experience.

Camelot...
Forum: Marine Electronics 20-06-2019, 04:05
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By po46camelot
Raymarine quantum radar heading sensor

Hi all.

I am (still) looking at radar and now re-considering the Raymarine Quantum (1st gen) as it is compatible with my existing e7 MFD.

Does anyone know if the older generation raymarine...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-12-2018, 03:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By po46camelot
Re: Radar Data Access

thanks Matt will take you up on that. Great sailing the other day huh? cheers
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-12-2018, 20:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By po46camelot
Re: Radar Data Access

Ah good- I too am looking for radar and interested in this- does this mean that i can run the DRS4DNXT directly to a laptop without shelling out for a separate Furuno MFD? I really like that option...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 07-11-2017, 02:01
Replies: 59
Views: 7,466
Posted By po46camelot
Re: The odoriferous marine toilet...

Thanks Peggie. Yes there were black flecks coming out while pumping the head. I had already cleaned a lot of black slime from the inline strainer but it still smelled when I wrote that today. I have...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 06-11-2017, 18:59
Replies: 59
Views: 7,466
Posted By po46camelot
Re: The odoriferous marine toilet...

i wondered about that- but they are all less than 2 years old and are the more expensive versions that are 'supposed' to be more odor resistant... and the smell only seems to be generated after about...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 06-11-2017, 18:20
Replies: 59
Views: 7,466
Posted By po46camelot
The odoriferous marine toilet...

peee-uuuuu

...we live aboard, so I don't think the stench emanating from our Raritan PHII marine head (on the inlet circuit) is from stagnant water, as there is a fairly reasonable daily flow rate...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 29-04-2017, 13:20
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By po46camelot
Hot Water Woes

Hi All,

We have a Seaward 6 gallon hot water cylinder which we heat through 240v whilst in our slip. We have not been able to heat the water via the engine for the last two years.
We have taken...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-01-2017, 16:32
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By po46camelot
Re: I've got the blackwater blues....

Fair enough and I agree that welding would have been best. Welding was not an option and with the tank squeezed into a tight space (no removal) there is little access from above short of cutting a...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-01-2017, 13:38
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By po46camelot
Re: I've got the blackwater blues....

Ian- I just re-read this; I agree fully with the idea of creating a gasket on the flange with about 3mm sika (for the non-imperial among us!) - but do I allow that to cure _before_ fitting to the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-01-2017, 13:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By po46camelot
Re: I've got the blackwater blues....

Thanks Ian- sound advice. A leaky tank, and right next to our quarters does not for a happy cruiser make!
cheers
Dan
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-01-2017, 12:51
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By po46camelot
Re: I've got the blackwater blues....

Thanks to everyone- I have returned the Trudesign glass reinforced nylon skin fitting and found an appropriate s/s version which I am installing this evening using sika291. And with regards to the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-01-2017, 16:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By po46camelot
Re: I've got the blackwater blues....

thanks! a leaky blackwater tank located right next to our cabin would not be, shall we say, ideal...
.. back to the Chandlery I go
Cheers
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-01-2017, 13:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By po46camelot
I've got the blackwater blues....

..don't we all have them from time to time?!

Currently installing a skin fitting to a stainless steel blackwater tank and wondering what type of sealant to use. The fitting is plastic (glass...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-03-2011, 02:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By po46camelot
Question Scale in Hoses or Tanks

Hi All
Having just spent the weekend bashing the heck out of the waste hose from the head on our yacht to get rid of the built-up calcium scale (picture a 2m length of 1.5 i.d. hose, fully blocked...
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