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Thanks so much for the information, I do have the original aluminum tanks, I’ll be ordering two of those replacement valves. I’m confident I can convince my local LPG service provider to provide certification if I provide him the new valves and he performs the hydro test and performs the valve replacement. I was not looking forward to the work required to modify storage locker for different storage tanks.
Jim Sanger SV Idyll Ours
Please post if you find a place to do that, I tried in Ontario and over in Michigan but they said the replacement valves were not available.
Jim Sanger SV Idyll Ours
Hello David, I am in Ontario Ca, and routinely haul every year so seacock lubrication is done annually. (probably overkill) I don’t go to the extent of removing hoses however and rely mostly on exercising the valve and hope some lubrication gets transferred onto enough of the ball surfaces to be effective. The process I use is to climb aboard and close all seacocks (8 total if memory serves) then go under the boat with a tube of Dow Corning 111 valve sealant lubricant and a small metal parts cleaning brush, I squeeze the very thick grease onto the brush and poke up inside the thruhull and onto the surface of the ball swab it around hope to coat the entire surface. I have I presume original brass seacocks in all hull locations with the two on the keel having been changed out to the marelon version. I did not check lubricant compatibility before embarking on this process 8 years ago when we purchased #125, however all the seacocks have become very smooth and trouble free to operate.
Good luck, Jim Sanger SV Idyll Ours
Hey Neil, we have a sloop rig version (#125) up here in Ontario doing various projects as time and funding permit during our brief season. I was down under 6 years ago and met Dennis on board Miss Kathleen across the Tasman in Auckland, he has documented some of his projects here as well. I believe he summarized his hard dodger as well as some others, he has done some very nice work on his ketch.
Defender on U.S. east coast sells both the hollow as well as solid in identical profile. I replaced all of ours with solid and quite happy with end results.
Jim Sanger, SV Idyll Ours
I found a link using google and searching regina oceani and Pete Dubler brought me to an excellent article on plastics and the descriptions of how he installed replacements of most or all surface wood on his 424.
I believe regina oceans had a very good descriptive summary of their replacement project but I can’t seem to get on their project summary through the 424 site.
Hey Ken, you have certainly documented excellent value with all the upgrades and improvements you’ve accomplished on Painkiller, I am interested in what sources you discovered for in mast furling rebiuld please. I have not noticed any issues yet but I’d rather be proactive and inspect it before problems start.
We’ll be out in Nova Scotia in September, if your return route takes you back to your home province we would like to meet up.
SV Idyll Ours
I replaced traveler control blocks with Harken and powder coated the riser blocks last year, I think my mainsheet is 9/16 also and is unchanged from previous owner.
I have a similar battery configuration for windlass and thruster and have had one battery explosion due to trapped hydrogen gases under the bunk and arcing at a loose connection on the thruster. There was a significant cleanup required of battery case shrapnel as well as the flushing of the inside of the hull and then bilge to neutralize the acid. I still have a wet cell battery but pay a great deal of attention to both monitoring water levels as well as battery terminal and thruster connections.
So a question from someone with less electrical knowledge, are those green wires all from AC devices or are some from bonding cables to metal components in the bilge ?Thanks, JimIdyll Ours
Hello fellow 424 followers, I appreciate all the great info everyone shares as well as all the work required to manage the site to make it all possible, donation complete for 2017.Thanks,Idyll Ours
125 Idyll Ours Sloop Jim Mavis Sanger firstname.lastname@example.org Sarnia Ontario Canada June 2013 Westerbeke 60
This is current info for 125 which used to be TiltnHilton in Sandusky Ohio. I think it could also be interesting if the previous owner information is available and could be displayed.
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1 user thanked author for this post.Mine appears to be ok.Thanks,Idyll Ours
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