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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-06-2020, 23:08
Replies: 29
Views: 3,459
Posted By Splashman237
Re: What to ask when looking for a blue water sailboat?

Check out YouTube channel “Sailing Britican”. They produced a booklet with checklist to take with you when looking at Bluewatet cruisers think it’s also on their website , We found it very useful.
Forum: Navigation 29-01-2020, 01:37
Replies: 28
Views: 4,382
Posted By Splashman237
Re: Free Downloadable Nautical Charts

I’m hoping that all the wind farm operators that now litter the coast of the UK are paying for NAV data updates to be made. Unlikely , and they certainly aren’t paying me to update/replace my charts...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-01-2020, 13:50
Replies: 24
Views: 2,497
Posted By Splashman237
Re: Prevalence of catastrophic saildrive seal failure

Worked on a friends boat where we replaced a slowly leaking SD seal . Relaunched twice because still leaking . Eventually found that a previous shipyard job to replace seal had been done with chisels...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-12-2019, 01:52
Replies: 25
Views: 2,007
Posted By Splashman237
Re: Loss of raw water pump prime

Likely a small air leak in the seal on the impeller shaft I had that on a Johnston raw water pump. They cost buttons to replace once u get the old one out, I would also replace the bearings at same...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 11-10-2019, 00:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By Splashman237
Re: Pre purchase inspection france

We recently (2months ago ) had a 47 mono surveyed in Scotland , local surveyor and cost was £900 including inspection after haul . Good value at that . So if u add travel and possibly an overnight if...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-08-2019, 09:58
Replies: 133
Views: 9,267
Posted By Splashman237
Re: Favourite way of tracking boat refurb project

What u need is a project planning tool that creates a thing called a Gantt chart, basically down left side are the names of the task , time is along the bottom , and each task has a horizontal bar...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2019, 12:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Splashman237
Re: When to reef and change sails for optimizing performance.

For a modern boat especially a racer type boat , you can get a set of “Polar diagrams” which give you the theoretical fastest water speed for different wind strengths and sailing angles, from them...
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