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  1. #1
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    Default Bought a new boat 👍

    Hi all,
    I have been a member of this forum for a few years, and have really enjoyed the banter and advice given. I have moved up from a single Chaparal to my first ‘big boat’ (big to me).

    After looking at 4 other SC35’s around the country and a couple of Prestigue 38s - I ended up buying one in my local marina ! it’s a 2013 with 250hrs, generator, bow and stern thrusters - a great spec, Sea trail and engine survey done by the local Volvo dealer with no issues, lift out and survey done yesterday - a few minor items (gas hose out of date, plastic lid on water sump broken and macerator had 1 bolt missing) all small items easily fixed so should be completing next Week 😁

    Boat is in up north (Pwhelli) so no transport costs and we are looking forward to many hours of fun 😀, hopefully first trip out next week

    Thanks for all the info

    Flyingspanner

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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Congratulations on the new boat.

    By the way the date printed on an orange gas hose is its date of manufacture.
    There is no expiry date as such.

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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    Congratulations on the new boat.

    By the way the date printed on an orange gas hose is its date of manufacture.
    There is no expiry date as such.
    The calor gas distributor I use near Reading told me 5 years from the date marked !
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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Did you get a SC35 or P38s?

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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Congrats on the new boat. You know you're on the wrong side of the Lynn though. All the action is on the other side where the plunder is kept

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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Quote Originally Posted by superheat6k View Post
    The calor gas distributor I use near Reading told me 5 years from the date marked !
    However it is possible to test the hose by bending it . Any visible sign of cracking with the hose stretched by bending it indicates perishing and the hose should be replaced.

    In the boat gas locker there is usually no exposure to UV light which would be the main cause of deterioration of the hose.

    This was explained to me by a marine surveyor who also does Boat Safety Scheme inspections.

    I appreciate a new hose is cheap but replacement 5 years after the date of manufacture is not essential or mandatory.

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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    But is it worth the risk?

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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Once the surveyor has flagged it then you’re obligated to do it, especially on something as risky as a gas hose.
    Congratulations Flyingspanner
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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
    But is it worth the risk?
    If the hose leaks there is the risk if a whole cylinder of gas being lost overboard.
    Considering the price of a gas refill perhaps it's not worth the risk.

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    Default Re: Bought a new boat 👍

    Ya, OK, now that I know what I am arguing with let me concede

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