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Profurl and Water Maker
Derek
04/02/2012, Vineland

I had three must stops on my drive back to home (Canada) from Miami in February The Swap Shop Flea market, Sailor Man (both in Fort Laurdale), and The Sailors Exchange in St. Augustine. I was interested in finding R.O. water maker in need of TLC at good prices. The Flea Market was good for a walk around and a arm full of T-shirts for family and friends at home. Sailor Man's cheapest water maker was $1800.
I day later I was at Sailor Exchange eyes wide open at all the boat bits new and used.
They had a old HRO System 9 with an HP Cat pump and AC motor, electrical control box, 40" membrane housing. The unit was rated for 500 gals per day. Price $200. I thought it might be a bit more of a project than I wanted. As I was about to leave I spotted a complete Profurl roller furling unit, 44 ft. of foil, and manuals. Profurl units are completely re-buildable the bearings and seals are off the shelf items. I spoke with the owner and he wanted $500 for the Profurl and for additional $150 I could have the water maker too. SOLD!!!!!
I have rebuilt the Proful (cost $60 for 2 bearings and 4 lip seals) I will install it this spring on Ocean Dove's inner forestay for the jib stay sail.
The water maker is at the re-design and parts accruement stage.
Photos to follow:

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04/10/2012 | Gerry
a complete Profurl roller furling unit, 44 ft. of foil, for $500 - Damn you Batman
AC Transfer Switch
Derek
04/02/2012, Vineland

The Generator 240/120 volts and two shore power connections pass through a Blue Sea transfer switch 4-pole, 3-position, Generator, Off, Shore Power, before going to the AC panel. The AC panel is divided into two sections either for each 120 volts legs from the generator or each shore power connection depending on the position of the transfer switch. There is a paralleling interlocking switch if you have only one shore connection.
I will divide the AC load between the two 120 volts section, one air conditioning unit on each section (12000 btu in main salon, 7000 btu in aft cabin), port and stbd side wall plugs, and so on.
There is also a interlocking shore power or ship power switch, this was originally for the a ships 120 volts generator. I will use it to connect the Ship's 2 KW invertor.
I will post more info and photos later.
The photo is the Blue sea transfer switch wiring diagram.

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07/12/2012 | Bruce Bogdanoff
Have you comleted the installation. I am doing the excat same installation on a 5.5kw generator in a Beneteau 40. I am interested if you had to modify the the Blue Seas wiring to distribute the load to each AC panel.
Buffed Hull
Derek
04/02/2012, Vineland

Three weeks ago on a cloudy weekend I had the hull buffed.

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New AC/DC panels
Derek
04/02/2012, Vineland

Two years ago I replaced the DC side of the electrical panel. After rethinking my AC system I replaced the AC panel this winter. The new AC panel can accommodate two 30 amp shore power and generator. I will go into details later but Gerry asked for photos along time ago.

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04/10/2012 | Gerry
Its such a nice feeling to sort out bad wiring. For some strange reason the stuff never sorts itself out if you ignore it.
05/08/2012 | William
Gentlemen, I noticed you have a set of 12VDC panels from Paneltronics. They look sharp! I'm an account manager at Paneltronics should you have any questions or need technical assistance please give me a call - 18003672635 ext 219. Be sure to tell your buds about our product.
New Steerin Stand Guard
Derek
04/01/2012, Vineland

I installed a higher guard on the steering stand to accommodate a standard 12" navpod for my Raymarine ST60 instruments. The Edson Pod on the right is for the Auto Pilot. The new Guard was bent up by Klackco $50 a bend with my tubing cost $50 total cost $100. http://www.klackomarine.com/

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Engine Room Blowers X 2
Derek
04/01/2012, Vineland

Ocean Dove had no engine room blowers so I installed not one but two 4" blowers in the engine room, They are mounted on the back side of the Cockpit lock, out of view and harms way. They exhaust into the fwd and aft cockpit cubbyholes port side. The cowl vents are the screw on and off type and have a screw on cover if I need to make them water tight. Fwd blower (sucker) is piped to remove the hot air from the top of the engine room. The aft blower (blower) is piped supply fresh air to bottom of the engine room. I installed 2-pole double throw switch for each blower on the steering stand. They are wired so I can change the direction of each blower (blow or suck) as need. The Teak trim was removed to install the cowl vents and them refitted. The funny steering wheel on the wheel stand is a leather cover 40" folding Lewmar wheel.

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