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Everything posted by funlovincriminal

  1. Hi Matt Yes the compressor works as should, and the sight glass behaves as described (fills up.and bubbles clear). It has R154 in it, the Engine is only 700hrs old and it would appear Compressor is same vintage. Once I realized we had an issue I could tell within a minute of firing the thing up if Mr Cool was in the house by touching the outlet pipe from Fridge back to compressor. It would very quickly get icy (but not at compressor end so not concerned about slugging). It would appear that something is randomly deciding whether or not it's going to let things happen, a stuck TXV sou
  2. The Engine driven compressor/plate/brine freezer on our 1020 is hell bent on sending me to the looney bin, and possibly divorce court. Its a standard factory fitted interior with a top loading stainless lined freezer in chart table surrounded on all 4 sides by the brine tank and front opening fridge utilizing the back of 1 freezer wall. Load boat up for Bay of Islands trip, go down and fire it up, Load freezer, flick compressor on and within 5 mins there's a healthy frozen line moving it's way up the walls of the freezer. Running it for 1 hour has the whole thing chilled down super w
  3. Tony's was the first 930 I ever crewed on, and I ended up buying one due to it. Judging from the Swiss cheese bulkhead and missing shelves visible in the background of his interview I'd wager there's less of her there than when I raced on her though!
  4. The clarity of that water at such a depth is amazing.
  5. I've got a Prince I took out of the 1020. Complete barring one piezo I robbed for my Princess
  6. All the same place, Deep Water Cove in B.O.I. We were tucked up in North East Corner in about 4m but looked like 1.5
  7. 8 months on from purchase and we made it back up to the BOI. Even knocked most of the things off the wife's list including pressure hot water and shower! What a game changer the extra meter on waterline is. I spent 14 days in total on her, wife and kids 10, even had a friend and her kids stay for 2 days and nights (7POB), came home with still frozen food in bottom of freezer and water in tanks. I'll call that a win!
  8. BOI wasn't super packed. Headed up boxing day. Only a couple of windy(ish) nights. Snorkeling at Deep Water Cove was a highlight. Currently motoring solo off Whangaruru straight into Southerly... waiting for the Easterly which I can see approaching. Might get a bit breezy!
  9. I remember coming into Tairua once on our family's Moonraker 23 trailer sailer, we had holidayed there for years in a caravan and had a 16ft Pelin Aquarius fizz boat, heaps of bar crossings with no issues (if not a bit sketchy for an overthinking kid). But the old man had decided Waterborne holidays were the next thing. I'll never forget it... outgoing tide, heaping up breakers hovering over the transom while the long shaft 8hp motor struggled to move us over ground, survived half a dozen dumpers in the cockpit (fortunately shutters in) before dad decided maybe we should extricate o
  10. Polyethylene irrigation pipe Jon You of all people should be familiar with it?
  11. Anyone smarter than me or with a subscription to a decent weather predictor care to make a call on the boxing day weather? Hoping to singlehanded mission the 1020 up to B.O.I. From as far out as I can look it appears a large high may be approaching meaning some south in the breeze but we are talking 11 days out!
  12. Looking at a mates motor yesterday, leaking a fair bit of diesel from what appears to be the threads on top of injectors. They seem Uber tight, so I'm assuming they have some kind of olive/crush washer in the stack that you can replace? Any leads on where to get such items? (alternatives to Ovlov welcomed!) Cheers
  13. Last year I was anchored in Oke Bay swimming on the boat and a pod of dolphins came in and frolicked for a good 30 mins close to shore. Apparently since boats have been banned from chasing them they have come looking for interaction . 2 days later, same spot I was in the water again and 3 Orca came in and checked us all out. One swam under me twice while I held the anchor rode. First he looked at me with his right eye, then spun around and looked with his left. I'm a pretty confident sort of guy but I still made a hash of 'nonchalantly' meandering around to the ladder and getting the hell
  14. Rob from Gulf Harbour rigging replaced all standing rigging for us, new chainplates, windows, mast wiring done. Now back in the water it's a push to get all the plumbing/cooking/nav systems installed and operational before Xmas... no popping the champagne cork just yet! Fortunately the mechanicals are pretty low hour and the fridge freezer works like a mad thing, so I can concentrate on niceties now.
  15. Took a lot of elbow grease! To get rid of the original stripes and signage took ages, 120g and 240g dry sand on orbital, then 400 and 800 wet with a D.A just to get the level down to the eroded surface of the topsides. Followed by 1500g wet before machine cut and polish
  16. Dragged her out of the 80's alright
  17. In the water now. Not quite there yet but a different beast to the one we bought 6 months ago
  18. I waxed rig and collar before it went in. Should probably clean the mast wax off?
  19. Now the wobbly bit is back in the hole I guess I'd better seal/chock it. What's your preferred method/product? Spartite? Silicone and wedges? Some other wonder product? Should I do it before or after tensioning/bending the rig? While I'm at it, what's the best stuff to use to seal on top of the mast dam? Cheers
  20. I always liked the Easter race as you were guaranteed good visibility with the full moon and you had time to get back afterwards.
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