jokaboat wrote:I would close the windows unless they lead out into the covered cockpit.
markanddawn wrote:I have now installed my new dehumidifier which turned up on a next working day basis.
I am operating it in Auto mode, which maintains the humidity at an acceptable level to prevent mold, damp and condensation.
My boat isn't too damp but even after a few hours you could visibly see and feel the difference. It has an auto drain function, so you can leave safe in the knowledge it will keep working. Unfortunately, I do not have a sink (only a loo) to drain off to, so I am using a 25L drum, which should fill every 3 days.
I paid £169 for it and although my chandlery are selling one for £119, it is of the compressor type which only works from 5 degrees, mine operates between 1 degree and 40 degree range. The biggest benefit and one I didn't account for, was the warm air it generates leaving the cabin warm AND dry avoiding the cost of any supplementary heating device and this I am sure will keep it working within the temperature range. Totally recommend. Thanks T15.
Video of same model on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Mt7Jk1 ... re=related
ian h wrote:Just found this site selling for £129
http://www.dehumidifiers-online.co.uk/d ... ifier.html is this your model??
jokaboat wrote:Their winterising was
Winterise engine while servicing: Add two stroke oil and stabiliser to fuel filter. Fuel stabiliser added to tank.
Run engine and flush with antifreeze. Seal air intake. Seal exhaust. Remove propeller. Grease and tape up
shaft. Spray engine with corrosion inhibitor. Slacken the belts to prevent stretching over the winter.
Disconnect battery. Domestic water system drained down. Removed shower head and left in cup holder in cockpit.
Antifreeze run down cuddy sink drain. Some water still in pipes so pipe removed and left in bilge.
I can do all that and will be next year as the warranty is now done.
Service on Volvo Penta 4.3GL/SX
Run the engine up to temperature
Check operation of thermostat. Check for water/oil/fuel/exhaust leakage around the engine and
transmission. Check ignition timing and idle RPM. Check air filter. Check for abnormal engine/transmission
sounds. Check operation of emergency lanyard. Check all instrument panel functions.
Check air filter
Check spark plugs - all OK - clean, re-gap and refit.
Change water pump impeller
Check distributor cap and rotor
Visual check for any manifold leakage
Check tension and condition of belts
Check condition of all hoses and clamps
Check tightness of clamps on all water, fuel, exhaust, drive bellows and drain fittings.
Check power steering and power trim function for levels and leakage. Check all cables and controls
Change engine oil, oil filter and fuel filter. Lubricate all grease fittings & linkages
Check/torque all engine mounts
Grease up gimbal bearing and pivot points where applicable
Check and grease battery connections
Restart engine on completion. Check oil pressure. Check for oil, fuel, water or exhaust leaks.
I could probably do all that but at the moment the Volvo warranty is still in force but would not be it I missed a service by an approved agent.
salamis wrote:Yes Colin I just had my annual service bill come through it was about what I was expecting, But it still smarts when you see it writen down.
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