System

Type

Description

Other

Source

Remarks

Reliability

Main Engines

Original Volvo TAMD 70B diesel.

6 cylinder built 1972

Direct injection

Nominal 250BHP each

Sea water heat exchangers for antifreeze, inter-cooler, lub-oil and gearbox oil

Starboard engine rebuilt 2007

Original installation

Foil faced sound insulation fitted in Mainz

Fuel intensive and a bit smoky by today’s standards. Too powerful for small inland waterways.



Exhaust system

Halyard water cooled

5” with machined flexible elbows and rubber pipe to Fibreglass waterlifts


Installed 2005 by Volvo agent

No problems. Temp sensors after water inlet in case of blockage.

Remember to drain overwinter

Generator

230 volt Westerbeke 7.5 KVA

Sea water cooled FW heat exchanger

Halyard Gas/water separator to stop splashing from exhaust

Installed in 2006

Feeds changeover switch with shore supply

Excellent in all respects except rubber latches to sound guard enclosure keep breaking at £7 each. Replaced by own bunjy fixings

Steering

Hydrive Admiral hydraulic radial pump

Connected to ram on rudder head

24v pump on autopilot

Installed 2006


No problems with this

Autopilot/

Gyro compass

Coursemaster CM650

24v operation


Installed 2006


Compass sensor in wardrobe sensitive to metal frame suitcases!

No problems with this until 2011 when minor glitches appeared-connections to windlass battery charger remade and all well. Also fitted ferrite filters as recommended


Windlass


Vetus Alexander 3

24v operation from 2x 12v batteries set in forepeak

Duo charger from Merlin Equipment

Installed 2006

No electrical problems. Counter tested but still requires permanent installation.


Defect caused by power housing of anchor resolved on stripping windlass by filing shaft to round and prevented in the future by hand housing.

Battery Charging

Sterling 2425CED

24 volt to two sets batteries

Safesure Galvanic isolator



No problem. Reset to 14.4 volt from 14.8

12 volt supply

Alfatronix 24-12 converter

18 amp supply

C/O switch to 12 volt generator battery



No problem

Radar


Furuno 24 volt


Existing when bought



No problem

GPS

Furuno


Existing when bought



Feeds DSC radio and autopilot

GPS 2

USB module

GlobalSat BU-353

Feeds laptop via USB




Fire extinguisher system


Two AFFF hand held 9 litre






Log/Echo sounder

Nasa Clipper

12 volt supply



Ceased to work half way down Danube. Sounder now mounted internally in oil bath

Otherwise fine. Log impellor favorite for slimy slugs if left down when static.

Navtex


NASA

12 volt




Works fine

AIS

Digital Yacht transponder fitted 2014

12 volt

Feeds into computer via USB interface



Works fine

Fresh water

2 x 300 litre tanks in s/s

Jabsco water filter in galley line

Whale pressure pump


Tanks now remade 2011


Black Water

180 litre Vetus tank

Pumped out by Whale to sea or shore connection

Or use suction


Vetus no-smell carbon filter


Grey water

130 litre Vetus tank

As Black


Added divert to sea



Heads

2 x Vacuflush 508

1 x Vacuum generator




No problems if you listen out.

Fridge

Cruise 130





No problem

Shower

Mira head

Rule Shower drain kit



Drain filter needs frequent cleaning!


Hot water

Domestic calorifier 150 litres

Heated by engine coolant or immersion as dummy load on generator





Washing machine

Bosch

Top loader 6kg




Very good and worth it!

Computer

Toshiba laptop

Runs PC Navigo software in inland waterways

Runs Fugawi software with Navionics charts. Records tracks. Does not drive autopilot

Takes timelapse photos using Handy-Avi software

Also email etc.etc.

Little software problems as with any computer

Can’t run camera, Fugawi and AIS together. Am I surprised. No.

Cooking

Microwave/Oven by Sharp

2 ring hob by Hotpoint

Waeco 24volt kettle at sea

Tiled worktop



Bimini

Made by Basar and Zafer in Kusadasi




Sunbrella

Excellent

Sunscreens

Made by Basar and Zafer in Kusadasi





Excellent

Bilge pumping

Two main engine driven pumps

Three 24 volt Jabsco pumps

Three 12 volt auto pumps

One portable 1.5” pump


No oil separation- no oil to separate normally

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