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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Live London

    Default So what has gone wrong this year ?

    So how is everyone doing so far?

    Compared to Williams Rib hell last year and Generator misery the year before ( which only lasted 3 days to be fair) my tally so far has been reassuringly mild.

    Boat is a Squadron 58 2004.

    1. Flat rib battery. Assumed needed replacement but surprisingly not

    2. Generator stopped. No Coolant flow. Turned out to be a tiny chafe hole in the supply pipe ( that had anti chafe binding on it ex factory so it laster 14 years) which was suddenly not so tiny. Bunged it up with leak stop for lunch and E30 an an hour later all fixed. Had not been self priming for a while so I suspect that is why.

    3. Ice Maker. Flow hose had perished. Due to spectacular design all water is over the electrics ( anyone thought of doing it the other way round) so any leak pops the power. There was spare hose so cut and re connected. Same the following day. Hose dead so replaced. Ice making restored. Few days later same again. This time ice maker off, as it defrosts bit of water flows out the front and over the switch ( which is again below the water ...). Fixed with a dab of silicone

    4. No water from the taps. Have 2 water pumps. Turns out one does not work ( new one ordered- say the bottom one always fails). The second one had a combination of the wires falling off the pressure sensor ( which whilst a simple job are almost impossible to get back on as they face away from you at arms length) and then a faulty pressure switch which was solved with a clout from a pair of pliers. Will remove the lot, replace pump and set up property by adjusting pressures on next visit.

    5. An unfeasible number of the cr%& LED bulbs I bought have failed. Halogen would have been more reliable. New batch bought.

    6. The radar ( which I never use but turn on from time to time to pass the day away!) has stopped revolving. I will investigate next time I am there. Drive belt / fuse / connectors I suspect. We will see. It does not really bother me.

    As usual nothing stopped it moving, no dismantling of toilets and the AC worked fine - so all in I would call it a success!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    Nothing, thankfully. Put about 100 hours on 2 x kad300's annually.

    However we have been busy with my friends Sealine 305 'project so it has still been a learning curve of a season

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    J. you do understand that you're pushing your luck with a post like that mid season, right?


  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2001
    ation, Loc: ation, Loc: ation.

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    1. Fridge (new one required)
    2. Clutch cables (lubricated and adjusted)
    3. Weird revving issue (unresolved)
    4. Pre filters changed (related to 3. above)
    5. Radar / GPS / Nav lights unit became detached (bolts and screws replaced) (€2)
    6. Unplanned A/F of drives required
    7. New clear sections for hoods and stitching repaired
    8. Minor flooding due to loose plumbing connection (no cost)
    9. New Spanish courtesy flag required (€3)
    10. New boat hook required (old one lost overboard)
    11. New fender socks

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    1. Drive trim failed - turned out to be a faulty circuit breaker
    2. Bennett trim tab switch broken - bought and fitted new switch.
    3. Water pump bolt vibrated loose
    4. Toilet mounting bolts vibrated loose
    5. Rope round prop - my fault
    6. Evc throwing fault every few hours, thought throttle pot was faulty, replaced but fault still present

    For a 2006 windy 25.

    That's it so far, not too bad this year (touch wood) .

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    Oh yeah, new ensign required and a new boat hook required.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    I do need to get round to reupholstering the cockpit as some cushions are tearing at the seams, but that's going to be expensive, so keep putting it off.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2016

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    Vas is right. I’m not tempting fate by answering
    Neither a Leaver or Remainer be

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Looking out of the window

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    Hardly anything....

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Boat- Western Med

    Default Re: So what has gone wrong this year ?

    Adjusted the valve clearance with a mate .
    Was quite taperty before now a lot quieter.Ive put over 400 hrs on in 4 seasons so thought it needed doing .
    Not difficult, but more of a phaff sliding the feeler gauge under the exhaust valve buckets and a bit cerebral working out which were at TDC .

    Water pump pulsing syndrome gradually the Fq increasing from every now and again to every 10 mins .Always at night !
    Turned out to be leaky calorifer .The hot water boiler .Its just a 220 v immersion.
    Seeping from pin hole 1/2 way up .” Marine “ version of a 220 V as expected BOAT ie a €1000 , local french DIY house hold under sink unit ( looks like a “ marine “ ) €170 .
    Then spent rest of the day with a pig of a job removing old unit from the ER , just enough space at the rear over the gearbox to man handle the dam thing out - just .Me trousers soaked in the hot contents of 40 L draining it .
    Then unbelievable........ my boat plumbing is std 12 mm pipage .
    So I waltz back to DIY shop to get the bits to connect the new unit to the boat .
    Chuffing Fr use 13 mm Thirteen millimetres pipe !! Argh !
    I found out trying to connect the new unit to the boats pipage stretched at arms length with outside air temps of 35 ( French mimi heat wave ) never mind recently run ER —- argh !
    Lost count of how many trips to so many places to source right adaptors .
    Then sods laws plays another card ...... the mounting bracket don’t line up .
    So yet another trip to DIY to buy a 60 x60 mm x12 mm marine ply board to fabricate a better back plate to mount .After queuing at the returns to get refunds on the various duff parts bought s earlier that don’t fit the boats plumbing .

    I,am now hating ever starting this job and the €1000 to €170 “ saving “ is 8issimg me off big time .

    Bolt the new mounting plate to the old , mount the new water heater unit .
    Connect up .Its 9 pm now and I started at 8 am .

    Aircon drain shower sump switch failed on night .
    Awoke to hear a main fwd bilge pump on - different deeper tone as it’s a 2000 something / hr .
    Lifted the floor panel to see the shower box flooded .
    Cleaned up and swopped out the cheese triangle carp switch with a €60 fully electronic, no moving parts resistance type .

    Noticed a bit of diesel fuel dripping from the starboard racor FG 900 primary filters .
    First thought perhaps a leaky T handle or lid .Changed the o rings .Few days later same .
    Eventually worked out it was the see through bowl .
    Couldn’t really access it so had to disconnect the whole unit , drain it.Put bungs in the pipes attached .Put the thing in a bucket bring up top on the cockpit table reeking of fuel - find the crack , a hairline crack where the WIF sensors been over tightened.Not by me , by the yard that replaced them 5 y ago .
    Bodge up a fix with cyanoacrylate + epoxy. Refit test = no leak .

    This one unusually with a boat has a happy ending .Mathew from ASAP via DHL gets the correct replacement part in the Italian marina office by 2 pm the next day .
    ASAP exactly what it says on the tin .
    Doing it all again dismantlement and refitting with new part is obviously easy second time . Bleed the system and engine = all is good .

    That’s my little lot of extras this year in 45 hrs so far , about 2 months left .

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