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Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 355
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Posted By Jetstream
Just for your own interest have a look at...

Just for your own interest have a look at something like a Meridian 459 to do a bit of coastal cruising before you set out on your big adventure. We lived on ours full time for 2 years of coastal...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By Jetstream
The Flemming is my dream boat and if they fit the...

The Flemming is my dream boat and if they fit the MAN engines they must be good. Sorry my knowledge on them is not extensive so I can't contribute much but if you buy it I will say...
Forum: Power Systems 08-28-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Jetstream
It's a bit like how long is a piece of string....

It's a bit like how long is a piece of string. With the 3208 and most other marine diesels it all depends on how they have been treated as in run and maintained. I had a commercial boat with twin...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,526
Posted By Jetstream
He is alluding to making it look military to...

He is alluding to making it look military to deter baddies.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,526
Posted By Jetstream
For what your considering in remote locations my...

For what your considering in remote locations my preferences would be in order, steel, fibreglass, aluminium and timber.


A good steel hull is much more durable and able to survive things like...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,526
Posted By Jetstream
Hi Mike and welcome. I spent many years in Cairns...

Hi Mike and welcome. I spent many years in Cairns and have been to a lot of the places you are thinking of going.


My first though for a boat would be as you and others have indicated an ex...
Forum: Power Systems 06-12-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Jetstream
I undo the anode plug so it's just out of the...

I undo the anode plug so it's just out of the threaded section and hold it there. That way I can control the flow into the container. I have to squeeze between the cabin floor and engine and lean...
Forum: Power Systems 06-12-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Jetstream
If your engine setup is similar to the 6BTA5.9...

If your engine setup is similar to the 6BTA5.9 aftercoolers the water level drops in the aftercooler after shut down and the top anode is above the water level. This might be why you can't suck the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By Jetstream
Good thought but we did try that when we first...

Good thought but we did try that when we first got the boat. Did trials of fuel consumption from 800 RPM right up to 2800 RPM which was maximum cruise for our engines because we wanted to do some...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By Jetstream
We used to cruise on one engine when we need...

We used to cruise on one engine when we need extra range and it made a significant difference. We went from 7 knots on two engines at 1200 RPM to 6 knots on one engine at 1200 RPM. Fuel flow from 12...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,886
Posted By Jetstream
This is similar to what we do as well. Download...

This is similar to what we do as well. Download the movie/tv show to our iPad or iPhone and stream it to the Apple TV.
Forum: Power Systems 02-16-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,834
Posted By Jetstream
We were told about some issues with Onan's that...

We were told about some issues with Onan's that where mounted well above the waterline like ours so when we got the boat so I just closed the seacock to the generator immediately after shut down and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,080
Posted By Jetstream
Our two 6BTA 5.9 M3 370's burn 12 liters per hour...

Our two 6BTA 5.9 M3 370's burn 12 liters per hour combined at 1200 RPM. That gives us 7 knots on a 48 foot boat.
Forum: Power Systems 09-16-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,239
Posted By Jetstream
Although quite expensive these people have some...

Although quite expensive these people have some very nice kits you can install to flush your engines. https://aditmarine.com.au/

Some friends of our have one of their products installed and are...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-24-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,799
Posted By Jetstream
If you haven't ever done it descale the...

If you haven't ever done it descale the condensers with Rydlyme or Barnacle Buster. http://www.rydlymemarine.com/assets/1/7/AC_Cleaning_Instructions.pdf
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-21-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jetstream
We had the same problem with both our Vacuflush...

We had the same problem with both our Vacuflush toilets and found Peggie's advise is the most common way to fix it. Additionally Tilrider is absolutely right in suggesting check tightening the hose...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 08-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,243
Posted By Jetstream
I'd fair and paint Chris. Lovely looking boat and...

I'd fair and paint Chris. Lovely looking boat and you can see it was designed by Len Randell. Every Randell I've been on has been a great seaboat. Welcome aboard,


Brett
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-04-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,085
Posted By Jetstream
Hi Doug, I've been where you are with our...

Hi Doug, I've been where you are with our Vacuflush units. Changed everything you have plus the pressure switch. The problem with ours ended up being an air leak around the flange where the pressure...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-27-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By Jetstream
Hi Allan and welcome. We are only about 30...

Hi Allan and welcome. We are only about 30 minutes west of you, just to the south of penguin. Good luck with the boat search,


Brett
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 07-24-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,137
Posted By Jetstream
I have heard of this before and in fact we had...

I have heard of this before and in fact we had this problem with our last boat. The way we got around it was to apply plenty of silicon grease (Dow Corning Compound 4) to the impeller when fitting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,323
Posted By Jetstream
We used to do it a bit and for us it did save a...

We used to do it a bit and for us it did save a lot of fuel. With both engines cruising at 1200 RPM we got 7 knots and a fuel burn of 12 LPH. With one engine at 1200 RPM we got 6 knots and fuel burn...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-06-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Jetstream
I like the Simrad gear as well. I installed a GO9...

I like the Simrad gear as well. I installed a GO9 with an in hull P79 transducer. It was a great unit and gave me good readings of bottom down to 600 feet which was the deepest water we took her out...
Forum: Cruising and Events-Down Under 07-02-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By Jetstream
Hi La-Sallette, we don't have a boat of any size...

Hi La-Sallette, we don't have a boat of any size anymore but yes we are in Tassie just inland on the central north coast not to far from Penguin.
Love the look of your boat. Could you give us some...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,820
Posted By Jetstream
I was going to say Mixmaster was what we called...

I was going to say Mixmaster was what we called them to. There are a few aeroplanes I've seen people get into trouble with the fuel systems. The different models of the Baron's and particularly Queen...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 06-24-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Jetstream
I'd partially agree with the others that WOT RPM...

I'd partially agree with the others that WOT RPM and as Eric said plus 150 or so is the more important figure, your top speed is handy to know as well. In emergency situations it would be nice to...
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