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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Greguk
Jeanneau 50DS electrical wiring

I'm considering the purchase of a used Jeanneau 50DS in the USA and am confused about how the boat deals with 220v / 110v.
I believe all the 50DS's are built in France as 220v boats. Those exported...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Greguk
Re: Nextgen 5.5 genset

get the feeling that it's not a great product but I have nothing to compare it against. Only other genset I've owned was a Kohler and it had issues as well. Might just be par for the course. Seems...
Forum: Diesel   08-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Greguk
Re: NextGen Generator fuel screw adjustment

Thanks but thought that was the the throttle screw - engine RPM - that equated to frequency. Original setting still good for this, freq running at 61htz so am happy with this. issue I have is fuel...
Forum: Diesel   08-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Greguk
NextGen Generator fuel screw adjustment

I have a 5.5kw NextGen Diesel Generator, Kubota engine. While swapping out the raw water pump I inadvertently adjusted the fuel regulator screw. (in an effort to get at the water pump mounting nuts)....
Forum: Diesel   12-10-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Greguk
Re: Yanmar hoses

thanks all.
looks like a cool engine sucked in. The expansion tank explanation sounds like the issue. (or non issue).
Hoses are original Yanmar so am confident they are correct.
I am okay on...
Forum: Diesel   12-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Greguk
Yanmar hoses

Noticed recently that that at least two of my cooling water hoses on Yanmar 54hp engine are "sucked" flat.
The top hose from thermostat to manifold is a short 90 degree job, it is the original...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Greguk
VHF noise / squelch

Raymarine 55 VHF. Around the same time as I installed an antenna splitter to add an AIS transponder the VHF performance has dropped to nearly useless. Squelch needs to be virtually off to hear...
Forum: Electronics   01-27-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,193
Posted By Greguk
AIS install

I'm also considering an AIS install on my B40. Can't decide is a VHF splitter or a separate VHF antenna is the best way to go. Obviously the splitter is the easy route but the fact that the VHF...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By Greguk
thanks All. No bellows. (I've had that type on...

thanks All.
No bellows. (I've had that type on other boats) This just looks like a tapered hard black plastic cone around the shaft, about 4" long. It does have a water compensation hose going to it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By Greguk
leaking non drip shaft gland

have a 2002 beneteau 36. It has a non drip style stern gland and it's leaking significantly. not familiure with this type. anything i can do, look at to adjust / repair. No obvious means to do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Greguk
Gents Many thanks Wrecked boat was a Belliure...

Gents
Many thanks
Wrecked boat was a Belliure 40', 1985. (old Spanish fast cruiser. Mast was around 57' high, mast head rig.
New boat potentially a Beneteau 361 or 381. Mast height less but only a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Greguk
Asymmetrical sail measurement

I have an Asymmetrical spinnaker saved from my wrecked 40 sloop. The sail is virtually brand new c/w dousing sock. I do not know who made it nor do I have any size details. I am purchasing a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-08-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By Greguk
Engine throttle control

Installed a steering pedestal on my Pacific Seacraft Orion, nice new throttle and gear controls hooked up to the engine, a little Yanmar 2QM15. (replaced original tiller set-up) Ripped out the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,634
Posted By Greguk
Port curtains or blinds

I am trying to find covers / blinds / curtains or other form of privacy "dressing" for the bronze oval ports on my Pacific Seacraft Orion. Anyone found a sutiable product?
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,542
Posted By Greguk
Am just about to purchase a 1979 PC Orion 27' and...

Am just about to purchase a 1979 PC Orion 27' and wondered if anyone knew what the differance was between a Mk1 and a Mk2 was? (as i assume a 1979 model is a Mk1)
Didn't notice a list at all by the...
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