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  1. Noodat Lady

    Seaward 25 noisy Yanmar: any point in trying to sound insulate it?

    My 2000 S25 has a Yanmar 2GM20F engine with a partial cowling between it and the cabin. I think this is a fairly common arrangement in sailboats this size with inboard engines. Is there any advantage to be gained from trying to upgrade the insulation and /or extend the cowling? I know we should...
  2. Noodat Lady

    Partial upgrade of antique navigation electronics

    I am generally happy with the 20 year old electronics on my 2000 Seaward 25. The Raymarine Autohelm ST4000+ (at least I think it is the + model, the body is grey, not black) works great, with clear display, and a rudder position indicator is fitted. Also there is a matching knotmeter and...
  3. Noodat Lady

    Seaward 25 emergency tiller

    I have read about the idea of using the length of tubing attached to the rudder, (and designed to hold the mast crutch in place) as an attachment point for an emergency tiller in case the wheel steering fails. Mystified by a hinged length of galvanized tubing I found in the cabin locker, the...
  4. Noodat Lady

    Hot halyard?

    The last owner of my Seaward 25 looked after her very well, but unfortunately seems to have had work performed on her by someone I might call, if I were a less diplomatic person, an F.N.Idiot. He bought a Dickinson Cozy Cabin propane heater for the cabin. Why, with a 20 gallon fuel tank, he did...
  5. Noodat Lady

    Jabsco head seepage back into bowl from holding tank

    Newly acquired 2000 vintage boat with original Jabsco head. Trailing her home, with the valve on "dry bowl" setting, I got seepage of unpleasant fluid back into the bowl. The holding tank only had a little in it. In the exploded diagram below, number 32 is described as a "joker valve"...
  6. Noodat Lady

    Seaward 25 construction

    I was reading this archived review of the Seaward 25 from 2003: https://www.practical-sailor.com/sailboat-reviews/used_sailboats/seaward-25 which is very complimentary about quality of materials, design and workmanship. But then again, when do you read a damning review of something by a...
  7. Noodat Lady

    Seaward 25 OEM trailer

    Any Seaward owner with an original trailer? Although the 2000 boat I am buying seems in good shape, the trailer looks as if it will need work. It also looks very minimalist for launching and especially for retrieving. Anyone with an opinion on this? I don't know why the pictures have come out...
  8. Noodat Lady

    Perkins Prima M50 - Volvo MD22

    Any experience with this engine? Most specifically in terms of maintenance and obtaining spare parts. I am aware that it is a modified Leyland O-Series gasoline engine, was put into a sedan and wagon called the Rover Montego from about 1984 to 1995, and was marinized by Perkins UK, with several...
  9. Noodat Lady

    Anyone live near Ontonagon on the Upper Peninsula?

    In northern Michigan, that is. I am interested in a boat there and would very much like to have someone take a quick look at it, sitting on its trailer, to see if it is an obvious POJ, or whether it looks to be a reasonably well cared-for boat. Not a survey, not going to expect an in-depth...
  10. Noodat Lady

    Towing wide

    I am attracted to some of the catboats and catboat derivatives available, with their generous accommodation for a given length. Needless to say it is increased beam and belly that gives them that enhancement. Before seriously considering this option, I want to find out how much hassle there...
  11. Noodat Lady

    Towing an Irwin 10/4 wide load

    Looking at a 10/4 to buy. Before seriously considering it I want to find out how much hassle there would be in towing. Mainly from a constabulary point of view. I would be moving the boat a couple of of times a year between Alberta and BC. Is all I need 1. Flags and corner lights; 2. Oversize...
  12. Noodat Lady

    To cheer you all up

    So you don't feel too bad about your weather, here is ours. A touch on the chilly side. Thankfully it gets warm by next Sunday.... Bob
  13. Noodat Lady

    Prow prang predicament: practical patching protocol, please.

    I admire all of you who can dock without a motor. Actually, I admire the rest of you who can dock with a motor! It seems that I can do neither. At the end of last season, on a glass calm day, as I carefully inched my way back up to the vicious, unprotected and rusty steel edges of what...
  14. Noodat Lady

    Small O'Day 20 mod

    When I bought her last summer, the 6'3" previous owner told me of his struggles getting the battery out for winter storage, from its location at the stern end of the port quarter berth. When I got in there myself, though a lot less than 6'3" I did not feel happy. Rather like Count Dracula...