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by Castaway
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

Re: Fuel fill idea

Mike The figures I quoted are maxima; though I never get as low as 1.5 l/hr. Keeping speed above 5.5 kt in a seaway, without sail assistance, used over 2 l/hr with a two bladed prop, but I haven't done any precise measurements with the 3 bladed one. Most of my motoring is done in flat seas but again...
by Castaway
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Holding tank vent , etc
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Holding tank vent , etc

Tom, Yes, 38mm is standard EU (& UK) fitting, for vent openings and filters. Pump out is easily available in Scandinavia, France, Germany and parts of the Mediterranean coasts, and at a few places in UK. New boats must have the toilet discharging to a holding tank, with no "Y" valve, though the tank...
by Castaway
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Holding tank vent , etc
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Holding tank vent , etc

I hope you have an accurate gauge on the tank, because an accidental overfill will mean a new filter has to be fitted at once. The hideous sludge when the tank content meets the nasty stuff is worse than just a plain overflow, and doesn't easily flush out. Don't ask how I know this! Local standards ...
by Castaway
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

Re: Fuel fill idea

Josh, My Volvo type2003 and Kiwi 3 blade prop run the boat at around 5 kts using less than 2.5 litres per hour, and I have a 100 litre fuel tank. In calm water, it uses less than 2 litres per hour. We can motor all the way to Norway on less than a tank full, though it is rarely necessary as we usual...
by Castaway
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Current Boat Location Photo.
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Current Boat Location Photo.

Boat currently here; but ashore, near the red crane amongst the trees in the top Left hand corner! We're separated due to the virus, so no sailing this summer. Photos from our Swedish friends show what we are missing! We're only at 60º N, so at least we don't have snow on the hills! location (1).jpg
by Castaway
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Mast vibration.
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Mast vibration.

Hi, Rafael. I've had some frightening mast shaking when dropping a sail in strong wind with the sheet completely slack; putting some tension on that , or getting the sail right down fixed it promptly.I've just once noticed vibration with sail dropped and strong wind. Moving the boom, and hence toppi...
by Castaway
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

Re: Fuel fill idea

Nice pictures of a nice setup! I'm sure the pump was the best idea; what type is it – diaphragm, piston or centrifugal? And do you still lift the fuel cans to fill them? On the UK built Freedom 33 cat-ketches, the fuel-filler pipe runs behind the switch panel and the saloon settee. Ours split whilst...
by Castaway
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: How do I get the wishbooms off?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: How do I get the wishbooms off?

Bit late to reply, but I've missed the board for a few weeks. On my wishbones, the aft end fitting, which carries the blocks as well as joining the ends, is held in place by a few blind rivets.Having forgotten to put the booms in place before re-stepping the masts, I drilled out the rivets, pulled t...
by Castaway
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?

Rafael, That looks very neat, and keeps clear of the solar panels, too. Much easier than fitting a track across the deck. How are you doing for rope storage in the cockpit? I have a single line to the tackles for traveller control, hanging in a loop below the sprayhood, held by a pair of clutches. T...
by Castaway
Sun May 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?

On our F 35 (UK), we have a track across the coach roof, and I wouldn't care to do without. Another owner, after sailing with us, put one on his F35 as a result, and is very pleased with it. It helps with sail shape when close hauled. Before he did it, our almost identical boats were not evenly matc...