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  1. Yes has thermocouple flame outs on all elements. The main oven element flutters for approx 30 secs or so once knob and pilot light switched off, then there's a distinct 'click and she's out. I was wondering if normal sign writing vinyl would handle the heat. The panel is thin stainless that was originally spot welded on the edge of the holes for control knobs but half the welds had let go and it was bent. I removed and cleaned it all up and will just rivet it back on when I've sussed the decoration of it.
  2. The 1020 came with a functioning Mariner Prince 2 burner with grill but the boss requires an oven. So managed to get my hands on a mostly functioning Princess oven from trademe a few months back. Took some time over the weekend to fully strip the oven down and refurb/clean/reassemble with parts from the old unit. The thing cranks now and all elements fire up first click Such a well built unit, compared to the crap available these days. The only thing that I need to do is somehow get the front panel sticker recreated so we have the gradients etc.
  3. This looks suspiciously like my parents old ferro cement yacht 'Gryphon'. Would you say she was about 48 ft? Whereabouts did you snap her?
  4. I'll have a look at the blanking plug when I go down to empty the dehumidifier/bucket out the forepeak from some idiot cutting anchor locker out just before lockdown
  5. Yes, have had a hunt around on the web. I've seen those guys and a few other offshore places that can supply, was just hoping to be able to support local...
  6. Can anyone tell me who in NZ can supply spare/extra/replacement housings for thru hulls? Transplanting Electronics from one boat to another and sadly the Speed transducer housing doesn't look like it will survive the operation. From what I can see online its the tapered P314 Housing I need, Airmar part number is 33-092-01 Can't see anything on Lustys website.
  7. I remember Ogling it at Tauranga marina years ago when it was a metallic copper colour. Thought it was a bit of me, think that was before I got my SR so must have been about 2003/4?
  8. It looked pretty intact but I ran a moat down around the stock with a die grinder and just poured thickened resin in. The rudder is heavy but when I took it out a few months ago I drilled a few holes in it and left it standing on its edge and nothing seeped out so who knows.
  9. Press ganged some bored locked down kids into linbiding the antifoul off my 1020 rudder on Friday only to find it has at some stage been faired with polyester/lightweight fairing compound and had blisters for Africa. Nothing that a planer and a weekend couldn't sort! Damn thing had more lumps and hollows than room full of camels anyway so I'll call it a win.
  10. Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of a purveyor of such things? Current one was a bit dissolved and half of it tried to come out with the rig. Cast alloy, with a tapered locating square in the centre to match the socket in bottom of rig. I also want to drop all my stays off to someone and have a new set made, preferably for less than the value of the boat - any recommendations?
  11. At 48 I'm flattered to be referred to as 'younger! The boat has an association sticker on transom and I have a spare in the care package but yes I will join up. I'd be keen to learn any history on boat. Past owner had it 19 years apparently and before then it was owned by Warren Vaudrey (think Vaudrey and Miller) We've just taken it back to Gel coat and it's been done at least once before, I'd say before most recent owners custody. Can't seem to find any race history
  12. It's the original glass Fibre tube. It has a Grey (possibly high pressure drain pvc) inner tube that has recesses machined in it for the bronze bushes. The whole grey inner tube was spinning inside the glass Fibre one as when last installed neither of the locking bolts/pins appear to have been wound in. So it was like a c@ck in a sock! We redressed the rudder shaft, honed the bushes then epoxied them into the inner tube, repositioning them on the rudder shaft while it all set to keep alignment true. Will reinstall the whole lot back in the boat aligned with shims and locked in position.
  13. "I've put up with holidaying on skinny Ross race boats for 6 years, I'm 42 now.... I deserve some luxuries" Wife's ultimatum forces purchase of run down Farr 1020
  14. Since last installment... 19yrs worth of antifoul finally scraped off during the week, factory non-taped keel join sorted and 10 hrs of hands above head orbital sanding with 120g disc's completed today Now to find some 1000g disc's for the D.A and have a crack at the stripes
  15. +1 on the Waeco CFX40 Used one as a freezer for last 3 Xmas cruises. All good.
  16. Nice end to this story. Seller has made a claim on his insurance and apparently a new prop is winging its way from Sweden. He had a diver look for it in/around the berth with no luck.
  17. On the 830 we would go to the barrier for 10 days with 3 x 20L plastic cans of fresh water, had a hand pump ib the galley and that was it. Half way through the trip was shower day, 2 adults and 2 small kids could get a quick shower each sat in outboard well with a 10L paint bucket, topped up over a jug full of boiled water using a 12v submersible pump with a solar shower hose and head on it. Blaardy luxury!
  18. Wind a copper pipe around your heat exchanger and plumb tank water to one end and a cockpit shower into the other?
  19. Good info thanks Jon Yes I can see water capacity being the next hurdle! One reason I don't want an instant water heater. At least with a cylinder it kind of 'Polices' shower durations. Have a 12 yo boy who finds comfort in Long meditation sessions in the shower at home, we are on tank water so wears a bit thin! We survived 5 xmas cruises with no pressure water and a 20L water tank, splashed out and put 100L bladder in the 930 last year and I swear it lasted about the same time. The new boat appears to have about 270L and I wager once the tribe get used to pressure water and hot show
  20. A lot going on in that space! Very clean engine bay, something we are a ways from at present. So if you are running your motor and using hot water (say a shower) at the same time, does the cylinder keep up with demand or do you end up with water that gradually loses its temp?
  21. One of the items on Mrs FLC wishlist for the new boat is a hot shower. I'm not keen on gas califonts inside hulls, we don't have the battery capacity for an instant electric water heater so I'm left looking at engine heated storage/supply options. I understand cylinders ideally need to be lower than but close the motor, so I'm thinking of putting something in the pantry aft of galley (Farr 1020) Engine is Yanmar 3ym 20 Anyone had good/bad experiences with particular brands/models? Thinking 25/30 litre. (We aren't in a Marina so not fussed on 240v backup types) Che
  22. Yeah good point re: wind gear. Coming off 2 racers into a family boat I'm probably overestimating my requirements. Although being able to have the pilot steer to wind is knocking on a requirement these days, and having an integrated plotter on the last boat was a life changer. I'm getting old
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