Hi! I am planning to disassemble my rudder to replace the bearings. Do you have any advice? I have the tiller version and there are a number of bolts. In which order shall they be untighten? I only got a few minutes while the boat is hanging in the crane…
Yesterday, i received the seal of the Lewmar desk panel. The front one leaks with salt water to the bed.
First the size is 44.
Next i've passed a long long time to understand how to do, despite the copied paper delivered with the very expansive seal !
I give you these informations.
Dismount the arm with the brake throught the glass. After, it's not necessary to unscrew the hinges to the bottom frame I've done it stupidly in the picture.
Just pull the grey cap in the hinge. Under, there is a black cutted pipe that maintain le two parts of the axis in the up of the panel hinge.
Look at the picture. then try to pull to the center of this axis, the two plungers black and metal in the picture.
Have a look to this part. The axis is not round but like a bone. Use lot of lube, a pin to pulllaterally but it's hard to slide.
The picture in the paper is not good. It seems to twist this piece, but it's a mistake and impossible.
Ok. Now the top of the panel is in your hands and easy to dismount ( in a quiet and smooth place) the 4 screws and pull the half frames to pull away the seal. Put the new one respecting the old mount after a water cleaning. Pull it equally in each side and put the welding glued close to an hinge to the back. Use silicon lube to place the new one. Be careful with the seal lips when sliding at the end. Use a special grease anti corrosion for aluminium and inox to screw again the two halt top frames.
Hello to everybody.
I'm trying again to obtain pictures and ideas about Eberspacher and Webasto heather installations. I've my Eby D4 still in the box....
There is now the good season, here in Cote d'Azur Cannes, to work in the boat not so hot, not yet cold..
I'm sorry for you that are preparing winterization, but here we sail all along the year and winter is a very good season without mechanic swell... Please send here all the pictures about heather.
I was curious what everyone's experience has been shipping a 36.7? We are testing the waters as potential buyers from Portland Oregon. I am interested in preparation (outside normal removing the spar, Distance and cost, and other lessons learned. Do you have your own trailer and rig? PM me with cost if you do not feel comfortable posting publicly. Thanks everybody!
Last year we bought First 36.7 (2008) in Montenegro. The boat was left unattended for 3 years, so many equipment didn't work, were broken or absent. We had few trips from Ukraine to Montenegro to fix everything, which we almost did :) But some thing appear faster than others are fixed :) Especially when you are 2500 km away from the boat.
One of our goals was cruising in the Mediterranean. So we wanted to increase our energy independence. We didnt want to turn the engine on to charge the batteries and we didnt want to build a bimini with fixed batteries.
So we installed 2 * 50W solar panels on the pulpit. They can be easily detached within 5 minutes. Also we have added Victron 100/15 MPPT solar charge controller and Victron BMV 700 battery monitor. The monitor was fitted instead of voltmeter on the electric panel (both of them are 52 mm in diameter).
We bought BMV 700, but the better option is BMV 702, which allows monitoring of service and starter batteries.
Last week we had a first trial week of sailing. We spend every night on anchorages, used cockpit shower, couple of times shower in the heads, the fridge was turned on all the time (power 5-7 out of 7), LED cabin lights were on during evenings, mooring, deck lights and chartplotter were on during night. Engine was started when the windlass was used (1000 W windlass consumed about 800W). VHF, chartplotter, instruments, fridge were on during sailing. Devices (phones, tablets, cameras, etc) were charged every day when the batteries were 100% full.
Panels gave us from 450 to 750 Watts a day according to statistics of MPPT controller (which equals to 2-4 hours of motoring every day). Batteries were fully charged by the lunch time (from about 11.00 till 13.00). Power consumption during evening and night (from 8 pm to 8 am) was from 12 to 45 Ah (average 20 Ah). Panels can be rotated 360 degrees and tilted about 70 degrees. Rotation of the panels dramatically increases there efficiency (like 3-6 times). So we turned them to the sun when we were on anchorages and from time to time when sailing.
Hope it helps somebody. Attached are couple of photos of installed panels and the fitting of battery monitor.