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  1. At the moment I am sitting under one....and it has cooled the house down by 6 degrees since we got home 2 hrs ago. However..... we are in Alice Springs ( home BOI Nz). It works so well here due to the dry climate having little moisture but when the humidity rises the ability to cool dramatically decreases. They call them swampies here. The dry air is cooled by the water. With the humidity being high by the coast, it will be a lot less effective...so Darwin has very few. Hope this helps. Michael
  2. Hi everyone, I am not a regular poster but would like to add to this. I am currently in Fiji and coming home in 4 wks. Just replaced my batteries but thought I might have had a charging problem related to my batteries demise. I read this article as thought that the solution may be a new regulator and liked what this article said. Had a crew member returning briefly to NZ so contacted Graeme about possible replacement. He worked with me sugesting various things even including buying a replacement alternator in the USA rather than get him to supply it. As it turned out Don at Musket Cove was kin
  3. I have a spare transducer you can borrow for trouble shooting from a 3100 if this helps. In my experience if it shows 0 then it is prob not the common connector screen problem as described above as you will not see the numbers or only partial numbers . Mine was and I did fix it with the zebra connector. Happy to point you in the right direction if this is the problem. Another thing to check is the magnets in the paddle wheel. The original ones rust and fall out. They are hard to replace but can use the transom hung transducer which has more fins so rotate differently. Just adjust this with the
  4. Hi Roger,Thanks for the tips ESP the pin in the mast step. The engine controls are in the companion way so out of the weather luckily.Morning Cloud has been up to Japan with the builder I understand so has some of the offshore gear such as the tri sail track you mentioned. Looking at the long list it appears that I may have to add 2 more cockpit drains for current regs. I wouldn't mind tapping your brains a little closer to re fit time for the Tonga trip for any South Pacific 42 specific info if that is ok with you. I am off to Fiji next weekend to crew for the previous owner of Morning Cloud
  5. Hi Roger, Thanks for posting this. Really enjoyed your video and gave me some armchair sailing in lieu of the real thing which will have to wait til later this year. I have Morning Cloud - also a South Pacific 42 in Auckland which I will be taking to Tonga hopefully next year. She is one of the Byrant (Tauranga boats) built in 1999. Was interested to see how the South Pacific did in the blow you had. I am currently landlocked in Alice Springs of all places but do get to sail Morning Cloud in the NZ summer. Any advice/tips about the South Pacific 42 off shore and getting through Cat One would
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