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  1. savoir

    Nautor/Swan 47 Sheave replacement

    This one is pretty close in size. It's 1/4" smaller which is better than too big.
  2. savoir

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Aaaah, the joys of British weather.
  3. savoir

    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    They aren't too bad at 59 lbs. Even so a regular shaft Tohatsu would be better, especially around mud banks.
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    How do you know there was no water ? There is no way to check unless you put all of the fuel through a separator. Water getting in is quite a natural thing. It enters through the breather pipe and sometimes through the filler cap. Sometimes the dirt can be hard to see. The jar on the left of this photo contains the dirty fuel making it a little dull in colour and you can see around 10 ml of water at the bottom. That was pretty good for a 75 gallon tank.
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    There is no way that a diesel tank can sit for years and not attract moisture. The muck in the tank is dead bugs and those bugs live in the water not in the diesel. The muck sits on the bottom of the tank and stays there until the boat starts bouncing around on the ocean. Running the motor while the boat is on land doesn't prove anything.
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Here is some of the goop that came out of one of my tanks. You don't want this much clogging thee fuel lines.
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    It would be a good idea to hire a fuel polisher to clean your tanks. There is bound to be plenty of goop in there and probably a little water too. The machines those guys use clean both the tank itself and the fuel in it. Even if the fuel is 7 years old you can still use it after polishing. The process will also remove whatever water is in the tanks. Drain and refill the separator bowl, change the impeller, replace the filter and you should be good to go. Saying that the engine runs well on land doesn't cut it. As soon as the boat starts bouncing around on the ocean the goop will lift up into suspension and clog the filter. I agree that you should replace everything made of rubber and you should also pull out the heat exchanger and clean it. There is bound to be a pile of salt scale in there. I have been through this routine. My boat had been sitting in a yard for 3 years when I bought it.
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    Congratulations Dylan. That looks like the class of boat that you said you wanted a few years ago and it has a heater. Woohoo !
  9. Hinckleys of that vintage are really skinny in the ends and have a huge overhang at each end. The result is a massive total overhang of 14ft. You are then left with a teensy tiny usable cabin space that only offers a single pilot berth aft of the companionway. You need to be OK with all of that and accept that you are paying dock fees on a 48 footer but only getting the cabin space of something much smaller.
  10. savoir

    What is this boat?

    Looks like a C Scow
  11. savoir

    Swiftsure 86 - Sorcery and others

    I'm flat assed gonna tell ya
  12. If they stick with being underpowered then the boat will continue to roll and roll and roll.
  13. He looks more like a Labor voter
  14. They don't have enough sail up. Beats me why they are reefed in such ideal conditions.
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    American Dumbass

    I don't know where he was when the storm hit.