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by Syhlif32
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Galley
Topic: refrigeration
Replies: 64
Views: 53970

refrigeration

I have made a few boxes over the years. Always with expanding foam ether the 2-component which are the best or the spray one which is the easier to use. Make the box in plywood or even better make a mold and make a smooth inside for easy cleaning. Stainless is easy to clean but is also a good heat c...
by Syhlif32
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: Outboard Size on Easy 37
Replies: 14
Views: 14713

Outboard Size on Easy 37

Without knowing ether the Easy 37 or the NW of Australian, I would say you could also look at the tide/ current as a help. The English has a saying 'work the tide'. If the areas has current charts for every hours of the tide it is quit easy to make use of the tides. You will also enjoy a long cruise...
by Syhlif32
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Steering and Autopilots
Topic: Tie rods
Replies: 13
Views: 13910

Tie rods

The Flica 27 had a ~60- 70 mm aluminum tube with maybe 2 -2.5 mm walls. I had it off and even with the stainless end fittings is was quit light. I assume is was a tube for a spinaker boom. Later I had Teflon sleeves made for the joints and that did make a difference compared to just having metal to ...
by Syhlif32
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: Diesel engins
Replies: 21
Views: 20540

Diesel engins

The Nani is like the Beta based on the Kobota engine. An excellent engine used in many tractors and other farm equipment worldwide. The spare parts are 24-40% of the prices for Yanmars and Volvos. Not sure if that is the same in Oz? Make sure you have good space around the engine so it can be easy m...
by Syhlif32
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: Diesel engins
Replies: 21
Views: 20540

Diesel engins

There are no clear answers or even best options, except maybe use less electrical energy! If you go without refrigeration, almost any electrical options would do. Also the way you want to use the boat. If it is for weekends and holidays I would not spend a lot of money on solar panels but if you pla...
by Syhlif32
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: Diesel engins
Replies: 21
Views: 20540

Diesel engins

On my last boat I replaced Volvo 2002 with Volvo D1-20 The boat was a Flica 37 catamaran. Volvo D1 is a great engine compact but still easy access to pump,belts and oil stick. Comes standard with a 115 A alternator. Also the sail drive has been beefed up. The Volvo 2002 was a pretty bad engine or ra...
by Syhlif32
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: What's wrong with this idea?
Replies: 46
Views: 32897

What's wrong with this idea?

You might suck air into the toilet from the sink unless you pump very slowly!



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