Recent content by SEMPERAVANTI41


    Broken Keel Bolts - Hunter

    Hinckley Yacht Services sure sounds like a professional yard. Funny that they did not have the correct size deep socket needed to "check" the torque on the nuts. How does a full service yard fail to have a common tool? They did have a torque wrench, but nobody seems to know what the correct...

    Hunter 41DS vs 41AC

    Having owned a 41DS and never owned or sailed a 41 AC, one difference might be the winded surface on the boats. As there is less on the 41 AC, crosswinds may be less of an issue when docking. The added headroom on the DS was certainly wecome as I am 6' tall and when visiting a friends 41 AC, I...

    FP hose clamp failure

    My Fischer Panda Mini 12 generator shut down automatically when the exhaust manifold sensor reached 170 degrees. The FP panel also showed seawater temperature of 177 degrees incoming and 255 degrees outgoing. This was all caused by a hose clamp that corroded completely in half, letting seawater...

    Fuel Filter Replacement

    I'll bet that unless your fuel supply gets contaminated with algae, it will be good for 10+ years. I have owned my boat almost 6 years, and even after 2 trips by engine from NY to FL I have not changed the filter. The engine runs perfectly. I do however keep 2 spare filters on board.

    Replacement AC Unit / Reverse Cycle

    I bought a "replacement" Dometic unit for the main cabin a/c on my now sold Hunter 41DS. It was far from a drop in replacement. I had to install the unit 180 degrees backwards, as the fan outlet would not rotate to the correct position to meet the ductwork. Also the connection "box" for the...

    Replacement AC Unit / Reverse Cycle

    Denise030 what is your point?

    Replacement AC Unit / Reverse Cycle

    Webasto has a proprietary compressor. Dometic replacement from 2 years ago had a Panasonic compressor.

    Replacement AC Unit / Reverse Cycle

    Last month I replaced original Marvair 16K with Webasto Platinum 16K. Looked at other replacements included Dometic, but none are a direct replacement, nor do any match the 2 year warranty. I am always amazed how a product can rave about the high quality of their product, but fail to back it up...

    5200 or West Epoxy

    I have used 5200 for a similar repair. Was still holding fine after 8 years when I sold the boat.

    Sail Kote Saves the Day (again)

    DuPont Teflon Silicone Lubricant is dry. I use it on my sail slugs & track, works well. Have not noticed a white residue.

    Sail Kote Saves the Day (again)

    I use DuPont Teflon Silicone Lubricant. Does the same job, less expensive.

    Water in Cylinders

    Ran my engine at idle yesterday. Amount and force of water coming out of hull exhaust at 800 rpm would not support slow idle raw water issues.

    Fuel delivery issue

    Why not completely eliminate the existing fuel supply? Rig up a diesel fuel supply from a small 1 gallon can, a hose barb fitting and a length of hose. Hang the can above the engine, eliminate air in the hose and attach directly to the fuel injection pump. If the engine now starts, the problem...

    Sailboat wanted?

    Contact Joe at Preferred Yachts in St. Petersburg, FL. I pass really clean H45 that is for sale when going to my boat.

    Raymarine autopilot upgrade question

    Replaced older Raymarine autopilot with new "Evolution" system. Works well and was easy to install. Was able to continue to use old drive unit, control head and interfaces with old chartplotter.