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Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Last post by S/V AMITY on February 15, 2019, 08:23:43 AM »
  The Pearson owners manual, section VI, is vague regarding setting up the stays.  Basically it says that the forestay, backstay & uppers should be "taught".  Lowers to be set up enough to eliminate mid-mast deflection under sail.  If you are looking for specific tension numbers for the stays a good rigger can give you that.  He'll have a gauge to do the setting up.  Cheers!
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Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / Re: Fixing Standing Rig
« Last post by Nereid on February 13, 2019, 04:05:34 PM »
Dale, All,

Any one know the tension the rig should be? I have a Loose Gauge that fits the 5/16 rig..

Thanks all!
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We added a 1/4 cup of bleach to every 50 gals whenever we were out of the country.  Again, we had a drinking water tank, but 1/4 cup per 50 gals is enough to disinfect but not enough to really taste.  LOL, not over the taste of fiberglass tank water anyways. 

I should also mention that we had activated charcoal filtration inline at the galley sink that removed most of the chlorine and made it taste better.  Got that at Home Depot for about $50.  Well worth it.  Changed the filter about every 6 months while living aboard.  Seeing what was in the filter element when I changed it convinced me that it was a very good thing to have one.

Yes to both the bleach and charcoal filter! We always add a little bleach. I have a Seagull IV water filter at the galley, it was on the boat when I bought it. A bit pricey but I can't tell the difference from bottled water. I also added an American Plumber W385-PR Slim Line Water Filter in the head to the cold water faucet. It makes brushing your teeth or that occasional drink of water much more pleasant.

Bob
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Ive been looking for a in-line water filter.   It seems I dont have much room under the sink.  A picture of yours would be great.  But you sold your 365, right?  I really enjoy getting involved on this forum.  Thanks for all the input.  We will start cruising the NC outer banks, Pamlico and Ablemarle sounds in April.  Bahamas next fall.
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We added a 1/4 cup of bleach to every 50 gals whenever we were out of the country.  Again, we had a drinking water tank, but 1/4 cup per 50 gals is enough to disinfect but not enough to really taste.  LOL, not over the taste of fiberglass tank water anyways. 

I should also mention that we had activated charcoal filtration inline at the galley sink that removed most of the chlorine and made it taste better.  Got that at Home Depot for about $50.  Well worth it.  Changed the filter about every 6 months while living aboard.  Seeing what was in the filter element when I changed it convinced me that it was a very good thing to have one.
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Thanks a lot everyone!!
I will think about what to do, sending unit or not.. electrical resistivity/led display.. etc. and I will let you know.
I think if anything I am leaning towards some sort of sender to a gauge, and take a pass on the water-maker until I can really justify a need for it.

I will for sure plumb in a salt water foot pump and faucet though, i think that would be very helpful for all the dishes and other things while out of the harbor and other nasty (flesh eating bacteria) waters.

How clean is the water you guys get in the other countries... would you feel comfortable drinking it or do you all filter it?

Thanks all!
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Pearson General Non-Mechanical System Maintenance and Repair / Re: Portlights
« Last post by Sailorlou on February 10, 2019, 10:44:59 PM »
Check out New Found Metals in Port Townsend, WA for replacement Portlights. 
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The best, most sure-fire way to tell how much water you have is to look into the tank.  All the meters and indicators in the world may fail, but one look...it never fails.  A dip stick, clean and dedicated to sounding the tank, can be made that is fool-proof.  Looking is not the easiest or most convenient, but it never fails.

An indicator would be nice, though.

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Another possibility is to simply track gallons used.  There are digital meters on eBay for $20 - $30.  Measure gallons to fill each empty tank and Install meter at water valve manifold.
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To monitor the tanks I built something similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CrR8OGsoBk
 I have one set of indicators and seperate switch for each tank. I also ran one in the bilge.

Bob
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