Recent content by Doug/Karen

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    Fresh water pump

    Where is the check valve?
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    Fresh water pump

    When we opened the boat to start the season last week, we noticed that the water pump was cycling every 15 seconds or so just as if we had left a faucet dripping or had a leak. After determining that all faucets were tight and no leaks appeared, we think our 14-year old Jabsco Parmax 31395 pump...
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    Greco SweetTank...

    Thank you, Peggy. On top of your game as always.
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    Greco SweetTank...

    What experience, if any , has anyone had using the Groco SweetTank product?
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    TWP...

    Thank you, guys and happy holidays. I liked your response, Don. I have used that approach on a number of other issues.
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    TWP...

    I am getting tired of re-varnishing the teak on my stern rail seats every year. What success has anyone had using TWP on exterior teak surfaces?
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    Raritan toilet install...

    Key question, Stu. The current base under the toilet does not appear to provide any access.
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    Raritan toilet install...

    Chuck: Did you mean you converted to an electric Raritan? Our Jabsco is manual and we want to stay manual. I could not find a conversion kit to take me from a manual Jabsco to a manual Raritan.
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    Raritan toilet install...

    Thank you all. I have replaced a Jabsco with a Raritan once before on our H31. Loved the Raritan but the mounting issue was entirely different compared to the H356. Chuck, I am very interested in your "conversion kit" idea. I will further pursue it.
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    Raritan toilet install...

    Thinking about replacing my Jabsco manual toilet with a Raritan. What sort of issues will I be facing? e.g. removal of old unit, mounting bolt differences, hose connections, etc.
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    Portlight screens...

    Thank you, both. I will go look for the new screens.
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    Portlight screens...

    For years we have made do with plastic-framed portlight screens.. that constantly fall out. We would prefer to make do with screens...that do not constantly fall out. Have you found a product that meets this need? I am referring to the smaller opening portlights along the hull.
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    Galley sole reinforcement...

    Actually. we have two "soft" areas, 1) directly forward between the thru-hull opening and the galley storage drawers and, 2) directly to port of the thru-hull opening. Both have been mentioned in these replies. Currently, I am using 2x2 wood posts cut to fit. I learned that you have to be...
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    Galley sole reinforcement...

    Over the years, the sole at the base of the companionway has shown signs of needing reinforcement. The flooring around the access to the thru-hulls seems too flexible and the section directly beneath the drawers has actually come loose. Before I starting to construct an ad hoc solution, I...
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    Hot interior lights...

    For years I have been aware that the recessed saloon headliner lighting fixtures become very hot after not much time. For whatever reason, this past weekend I got to thinking that, for several reasons, these hot lights may not be the best idea. Are there any replacement bulbs that fit these...