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Old 01-25-2016, 11:17 AM   #15
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Scary stuff ! and to think people go to see with boats in that condition
It still sounds better than working on a boat in the UK winter....
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:08 PM   #16
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Mate we all question our love at times. The week before Christmas there was that smell one never wants to have coming from one of the forward bilges in front of the sullage tanks.
The through hull fitting from the tank had after thirty years decided chrissy was going to stink.
There are two tanks built into hull side by side and the system was a house hold flush one.
In my infinite wisdom I thought it was time to upgrade the system.. New macerator luxury loo with the tanks cleaned and new piping. I even bought a macerator in line pump to pump them out with a new whale hand pump backup with two Y valves.
Start of project was to remove four floor hatches...And the fun started all of the frames had rusted away underneath and that size was no longer able to be bought. Had to hand make the new frames and then hot dip gal. The bulkhead walls of the tanks were 2 X 19 mm marine ply with fibreglass coatings. Both tanks and both walls rotted. New marine ply cut and fitted to size the bote cote joined and sealed in to place. Then reglassed both tanks inside and bitcoted them as well.
All new hoses. There are two types of stainless clamps one has a stainless band and the other is full stainless. Have found in most boats the screw part is corroded that is the clamp with only a stainless band. all new full stainless clamps and the spayed with Soft Seal.
Finally finished today. Yahoo....Still love the boat.....But no kissy kissy for a while.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:17 PM   #17
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Pooh!

Nothing worse than a funny dunny. Thankfully the heads on the boat here seem to be in good order. The whole holding tank thing gives me the s**ts (Ha!) but with the modern concerns for the in-harbour environment (a good thing) it's one of life's unpleasant necessities.

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Old 01-26-2016, 12:41 PM   #18
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I have to admit I could have passe on that one myself. Only had the days between chrissy and new year off work so have been doing a few hours every night. Glad it is done. Then today we were having a day to enjoy the old girl did the boat parade here in mandurah and put her back in the pen and thought would'nt it be so much easier to get in and out of tender and kayaks if one had a half marlin board that sat to one side of the rear ladder. So now it looks like a 600mm X 700mm fold up jarra marlin board is the night time project.
That soft seal in a spray can is a delight and a must have on a yacht....Same material as you find on tool bits when you buy them. Spray every thing that looks like it may have a thread or may be metal.
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:21 PM   #19
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Being sleepless the other night due to heat and mozzies, I looked out at the full moon reflecting off tiny ripples in the river like the eyes of a thousand winking cats, and as it became light a freighter and then a liner cruised past silently. The water around my yacht was boiling with prawns, occasionally gaining enough enthusiasm to leap out of the water. Lazy pelicans glided by in search of an easy feed.

By the time the day had begun I felt refreshed and reassured that life isn't all that bad. Yeah, it's worth the effort.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:17 PM   #20
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Off Sugar Loaf Cay, Sea of Abaco. Bahamas. 23 degrees, sheltered, anchored in 10' (low tide), the water is warm and as clear as an aquarium. Can't catch a fish but I don't care. The sun is shining, the snorkeling is fabberlus and there are sails dotted across the horizon. I was going to sail into Marsh Harbour anchorage today but that seems altogether too much trouble. Perhaps a trip to Hope Town as that would be an easy reach. Current Location : N26.33.1 09/ W77.01.021.
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Wow! Cruising sure seems very exciting from these pictures.
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