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Search: Posts Made By: clarity36
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By clarity36
solar hot water

Crew
Has anyone out there in sailing land seen, or built a sloar hot water system for their sailboat? I'm looking around for a design to roof mount on Clarity, but if it's been done successfully I'd...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,062
Posted By clarity36
Re: Lifeline Batteries

Many thanks, crew, for sharing your experience with me. Much food for thought. Cheers. Bill
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-30-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,062
Posted By clarity36
Lifeline Batteries

Crew
I propose to fit Lifeline AGMs to Clarity's emerging electrical system, because to the best of my knowledge they are the best batteries about. Is that the experience of members?
If so, I...
Forum: Electronics 03-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By clarity36
Thankyou, gentlemen. I appreciate your input....

Thankyou, gentlemen. I appreciate your input. Incisive answers to a greasy question. Cheers. Bill
Forum: Electronics 03-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By clarity36
Shoot thru hull transducer

Crew. I propose to install a depth sounder (probably Raymarine ST) and install the transducer as "shoot thru hull". The original sounder was set up in a piece of 4" pvc pipe cut to suit the hull,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,060
Posted By clarity36
Boat rewire

Crew
I will totally rewire my 36 foot sailboat, and would appreciate recommendations re a manual/primer on boat wiring. I have Calder's manual, but that assumes the boat is wired already, and an old...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By clarity36
Teleflex Gauges

Crew
I have fairly new (early 2000's) Teleflex gauges and have a query re 2 of them. The rev counter rests at 700 revs when the engine is at rest, and the engine cooling water gauge rests at 130...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 842
Posted By clarity36
Edson rack and pinion steering

Crew
I am replacing tiller steering with wheel on my Roberts 36 (I've heard the debate, and I'm steel going with wheel!). Have members had experience with rack (quadrant) and pinion steering (eg...
Forum: Diesel 01-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,446
Posted By clarity36
Freewheeling a Paragon Transmission

Crew
I've just entered a relationship with a Perkins 4.236 powering a Paragon 400 series hydraulic transmission. The original owner has passed on from this world; not answering any calls, and info...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,734
Posted By clarity36
Researching the same topic myself, Type2. I'm...

Researching the same topic myself, Type2. I'm converting tiller steering via a rudderpost, to helm steering, and looking at bevelheads (No, not a bloke who keeps his best thongs for going to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,704
Posted By clarity36
poly paint

Hey Dieselboy - I'm repainting Clarity, using Sterling linear aliphatic polyurethane aircraft grade 2 pack from your country. It seems we don't make top line paints here in oz, and Sterling paints...
Forum: Diesel 09-01-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By clarity36
ZF Hurth or Twin Disc transmission

Crew
I am repowering my Roberts 36, most likely with a marinised Kubota V2203, and have the option of either a ZF Hurth HBW150 or Twin Disc MG360 transmission. Do you have an opinion either way? I...
Forum: Diesel 08-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By clarity36
Clarity repower

Hi Night Owl. Zenith Engineering marinise Isuzu diesels here in Brisbane, Oz, and advise that the fine for a 35 hp is $15k ozdolls and the 53hp is $16k, both with a full VDO panel and wiring harness....
Forum: Diesel 08-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,462
Posted By clarity36
Isuzu diesels

I need to replace my auxiliary diesel and marinised Isuzu diesels seem to have a good name all over. Do members have an opinion on this? And if so, my choice would be either the 4LC1 4 cylinder 38 hp...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By clarity36
Thanks Valiente

Thanks Valiente. Your advice is crystal clear, and appropriate for my situation. My Roberts currently has a tiller with almost a metre between tillerhead and windvane; I propose to reverse the tiller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By clarity36
Hydraulic steering

Thanks, Ilenart, for the recommendation. Tiller steering on the 10 tonne Roberts is ok, but I find a few hours is about all I'm good for, whereas a well placed wheel I can steer with my feet. And, my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By clarity36
hydraulic wheel steering

I propose to convert my tiller steering to wheel steering on my 10 tonne, 37 foot Roberts 36. Cables will be tricky due to layout. Hydraulic would be much simpler. Hydrive here in Oz sell a helm pump...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-09-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By clarity36
Newbie Clarity36

Greetings Sailnet members
Like Ol55, I have a 36 footer - a Roberts 36, and like Barry, I moved up from a smaller boat - an RL24. I really appreciate a boat with headroom! Unlike Barry, tho, I still...
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