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by russp
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Interior Forum
Topic: Lewmar Opening Portlight Seal
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Lewmar Opening Portlight Seal

My lens was just slightly crazed and not too damaged so I polished it up to "reasonable" and put this cover on, is is holding up well so I haven't considered replacing either the whole hatch or just the lens.

Russ
by russp
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Interior Forum
Topic: Lewmar Opening Portlight Seal
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Lewmar Opening Portlight Seal

The forward hatch is absolutely the trapezoidal one, thought I had the original code but can't find it. If you get a new one, worth buying one of attached, hatch will then outlast you by a long way.

Regards
Russ
by russp
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Heat Exchanger Bracket Broken
Replies: 7
Views: 3325

Re: Heat Exchanger Bracket Broken

Just a thought Ed, I had bolts working loose and a broken bracket until I finally invested in several hours of engineer time to align the engine as well as possible and get rid of much of the vibration which was the underlying cause. Since the engine is smoother (I can clearly read the small print o...
by russp
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Add-ons and Improvements
Topic: Solar vent in head Hatch?
Replies: 12
Views: 82

Re: Solar vent in head Hatch?

Hi, mine is pretty much central, just means I can’t fully latch the cover but it has enough bite to be safe. I left handle the full size.
by russp
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: lifeline replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: lifeline replacement

And, just a thought, if you can strip off the plastic cover and find that the wire beneath is sound, but rust stained, you can clean them up brilliantly with Spotless Stainless. Just wait for a high humidity, no sun day, or do in the evening with a bit of dew around, pour some into a cloth and run a...
by russp
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: Mainsheet Clamcleat
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: Mainsheet Clamcleat

Avalon has the same setup, I imagine is standard on all C350s. As long as I press the mainsheet into the clam cleat I have never had an issue, it is the case that you can't pass through the cleat and then to the winch, it is too low. But the winch is meant to be multipurpose so not meant purely for ...
by russp
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Head Forum
Topic: No water from thru bull
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: No water from thru bull

Hi Mike, If you have run the pump dry for any length of time you have probably destroyed the impeller by now, but worth trying to fill the suction line with water and see if it still pumps. The motor turns in different direction depending on whether you lift or depress the pedal. The "out"...
by russp
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Engine throttle and shift control cables
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Engine throttle and shift control cables

Haven't tried, but have you considered just trying to lube them? I had an old Renault "when I wore a younger man's clothes" as Billy Joel puts it, and it had throttle cables running to the rear engine that became stiff over time. Just lifted up one end, taped a funnel over the end, put som...
by russp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Tracing wiring from alternator to battery
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: Tracing wiring from alternator to battery

Just a thought, although I am sure others will have smarter ideas. Yes the heavy battery/alternator cables run under the flooring up then up to the battery switches under the electrical panel and then into battery compartment, the size of these should allow you to trace them and I wouldn't expect th...
by russp
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Wiring for Spill over fan 2006 Model
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Wiring for Spill over fan 2006 Model

Hi Geoff, I am guessing you located a computer cooling fan for the replacement, and these often have a speed control feed as well as +ve and -ve. I have replaced a couple of these and I think they came with some info about which lead was which. If you do a web search you will find stuff like this: A...
by russp
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: Rocna Anchror Question /Chain size
Replies: 14
Views: 3388

Re: Rocna Anchror Question /Chain size

And for anyone thinking about chains in bottom of lockers! I recently removed the whole 70 m of chain from my anchor locker and laid it out on the dock, hadn't done it in 10 years and hadn't used more than 30-40 when anchoring so last section had just sat. It was lying in an inch of wet mud even tho...
by russp
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Website access
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Website access

Hi, your username and password are for accessing the Member's Forum, the website is different and just requires a password to access the Member's only area. I will PM you the password, you would have received it with your original member pack I think.
by russp
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Thru hull Serviceable?
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Thru hull Serviceable?

Personally I wouldn't put a bronze one in. I am not aware of Marelon failures, but know plenty of sailors who were pulling their boats between scheduled lift outs because they found corroded bronze valves that wouldn't let them sleep at night.

Regards
by russp
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Thru hull Serviceable?
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Thru hull Serviceable?

Hi David, see https://www.forespar.com/valveMaintenance.shtml

Jpg of this information attached.

Regards
by russp
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: I need a new engine!! ugh
Replies: 36
Views: 2001

Re: I need a new engine!! ugh

Just for info, we removed and inspected and replaced mine at about 1100 hours, it hadn't gone through but had pinholes indicating it wouldn't be a lot longer before it started to leak. If you want to play safe change at least every 1500 hours as Leigh said, if you want to play very safe, replace eac...
by russp
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Interior Forum
Topic: Where to sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Where to sleep

Hi David, If you are on a passage then my view has been that midships berths are the most comfortable and you have quick access to the cockpit if needed. I have a lee cloth (https://www.sailrite.com/How-to-Make-Lee-Cloths-Video#:~:text=A%20lee%20cloth%20is%20a,main%20cabin%20(or%20saloon).&text=...
by russp
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Stress Cracks on Anchor Locker Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Stress Cracks on Anchor Locker Hatch

Not sure where your cracks are, I just repaired the front face which had been chipped by the anchor and allowing water ingress so the core was rotting near the front. I removed the rotten core, filled with "flowable" fibreglass putty mix and then faired and painted just the front edge with...
by russp
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Whale Gusher 10 Repacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Whale Gusher 10 Repacement

So what does not "quite" line up mean? Did you have to drill out the holes on the pump, or on the hull, or, or? Longer bolts easy enough to deal with.

Thanks for follow up.

Russ
by russp
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Whale Gusher 10 Repacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Whale Gusher 10 Repacement

Wow, what lousy timing. I found same deal with my Whale Gusher Mk 10 a couple of months ago and paid AUD300+ for a new one, now looks like I could have replaced with Whale Titan which costs about AUD120 and isn't subject to corrosion. Bu......er!

Will be interested to hear if it fits in easily.
by russp
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: C350 design changes over the years? Pick best yr for us?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: C350 design changes over the years? Pick best yr for us?

My 350 is hull 150, 2003. I didn't know about the transom seat access change, but I go in and out of those hatches more than anywhere else on the boat, have platforms built below to hold hoses, buckets, power cables, towels, polishes and cleaners, and the refrig set is under the stb hatch too. Can't...