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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-10-2020, 11:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,876
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Rio Dulce Marinas

Nana Juana now have a policy that every worker you bring on site will cost you Q50 or US$6.50 a day, if it rains after you been charged and no work gets done you still pay. If the Worker's boss pops...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-09-2019, 07:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Shipping used boat parts - US>Belize

90 days



Yes because

• To leave Belize, the current owner will have to have sorted all the paperwork out and paid any fees owning – this is not your problem as the buyer (I know of a couple...
Forum: Marine Electronics 12-09-2019, 12:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By Triumphant
Re: US Coast Guard seeks comments on closing NAVTEX broadcasts (comments close 12 NOV

I thought Navtex was part of GMDSS which is an international requirement for shipping. It was certainly included in my LRC (Long Range Certificate) exam for SSB, Imarsat C and other bits
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-09-2019, 12:23
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Perkins 4-107 surges

It could also be a fuel pump starting to fail
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-09-2019, 13:08
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Shipping used boat parts - US>Belize

I am in the Rio and can put you in touch with delivery people if you need them, get the survey done first
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-09-2019, 12:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,582
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Whitlock Mechancal Steering u-Joint Hunter 456

Lewmar bought Whitlock, try contacting them
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 03-09-2019, 11:35
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Marina in Lisbon

Admittedly it was a few years ago but we found the centre of Lisbon very hot and airless so we dropped backdown river to Cascais which was must more pleasant and the train service from there to the...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 21-08-2019, 14:11
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Sea Tiger 555

If you need any parts John McMasters at SL spares is your man see Homepage | Simpson Lawrence Yacht Parts & Spares (https://slspares.co.uk/), he will ship bits abroad for you
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-08-2019, 13:50
Replies: 49
Views: 7,929
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Anchor Windlass requires a running engine

I have come across this on Moorings cats as well
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-08-2019, 12:31
Replies: 26
Views: 14,780
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Alternator and Starter Isolation

I have a steel boat with a Perkin 4236M which is isolated ground

In Guatemala City I recently bought a new AC Delco starter motor for US$90 that the dealer converted to Isolated ground for me at a...
Forum: Our Community 14-08-2019, 05:12
Replies: 20
Views: 4,114
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Wind vane with emergency rudder

No it operates it's own separate rudder and it does not need to be mounted in the centre of the stern (see the Rustler boats in the Golden Globe race)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-08-2019, 14:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Whitlock pedestal and splined rods. Autopilot?

I have the same or similar Whitlock steering system. It is called a Mamba Torque tube system.

The AP has an electric rotary drive with a cog and a chain attached to one side of a 3 way bevel head...
Forum: Our Community 13-08-2019, 13:36
Replies: 20
Views: 4,114
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Wind vane with emergency rudder

Contact Hydrovane https://hydrovane.com/and Wind pilot https://www.windpilot.com/ and see what they suggest

We have a Hydrovane and very pleased with it
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-08-2019, 10:40
Replies: 8
Views: 4,259
Posted By Triumphant
Re: St Francis 44 MkII Diagonal Sail Drive

Another advantage is that as the props are closer to the surface it is much easier to clean them or clear them.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 31-07-2019, 10:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Rio Dulce to San Pedro Sula van/bus/options

Ottotours are good, you may also want to check with Heather at Backpackers for options
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 10-07-2019, 13:38
Replies: 73
Views: 9,365
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Hoisting Main with Lazyjacks in Place

I hoist the main which the lazy jacks stowed vertically against the mast and then set them up once the main is up at my leisure
Forum: OpenCPN 09-07-2019, 10:51
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Android Waypoints and Routes

The Navionics App now allows you to import/export .GPX files which is the format used for Way-points, routes and tracks by most Garmin plotters
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-07-2019, 11:23
Replies: 8
Views: 3,796
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Costs, Anchoring and Regulations in the Caribbean

No generic answer, most islands are a separate countries and every country is different, you will have to do your home work after having worked out a route
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-06-2019, 12:04
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Controller for both Wind Generator and Solar Panels

I bought one of these for my Ampair 100 and solar panels, it will handle up 160 watts of Solar see https://www.marlec.co.uk/product/hrsi-regulator-1224v/?v=cd6a9bd2a175

I am not sure if the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-06-2019, 13:57
Replies: 63
Views: 11,561
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Are all 2 stroke outboards unreliable or is it just mine?

I have a 10 year old Yamaha 4HP 2 stroke. I use the motor every day. The quality of the fuel in my area is very bad, I used to have to work on the carb every 6 - 8 weeks then I started filtering the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-06-2019, 13:40
Replies: 47
Views: 5,293
Posted By Triumphant
Re: How Do You Get Rid Of Wasps At The Top Of The Mast?

I am sure an expert will be along in a minute but I have been told wait until after dark as they should be asleep and less active.

I have seen people haul up a bucket with something nasty in it...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-06-2019, 13:36
Replies: 2
Views: 2,089
Posted By Triumphant
Re: New thermostat housing for Perkins 4.236

From the photos I can see the parts diagram you attached is for a Perkins 4236M (which I have) which was a 4,236 marinised by Perkins, but the reservoir in your photos is different.

From the...
Forum: Powered Boats 20-05-2019, 10:19
Replies: 20
Views: 4,213
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Perkins 4.236 v-belt/alternator issues

I have a 4,236M lowline with a 70 amp alternator and the belts last much longer than you are experiencing.

Suggestions of things to check

a) Ensure all the pullys are rust free to save the...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 14-05-2019, 07:25
Replies: 49
Views: 17,893
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Florida to Belize - REALITY CHECK.....

Check the rules and regulations as well.

A foreign flagged vessel can only be in Belize for a MAXIMUM of 90 days (in practice it is more like 86 days) before the vessel has to leave the country...
Forum: Navigation 29-04-2019, 12:21
Replies: 122
Views: 21,610
Posted By Triumphant
Re: Another Navionics Victim in Georgetown

I am always been very worried about the option that Navionics offers for users to update chart information without any challenge as to their validity

A current example in another area

The...
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