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by ARPE
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Securing carpets or vinyl floors
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Securing carpets or vinyl floors

Many of our boats have carpet floors disguising access doors. For example, mine has an air conditioner unit below the floor, the black water tank and several pumps under another door, cabin bilge pump on another and a couple of sump pumps on two others. Regular maintenance requires the lifting of th...
by ARPE
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Motor Boats
Topic: R40 Below waterline thru-hull locations
Replies: 0
Views: 18

R40 Below waterline thru-hull locations

When I got my boat I took photos of the below waterline thru-hulls. Since then I even swapped the raw water a/c one by a bronze type with a scoop. I am sharing the photos here in case it is useful to another R40 owner. This picture shows the depth-temperature sensor thru-hull (black) and the origina...
by ARPE
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: R40 electric wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: R40 electric wiring

I do not recall a wiring duct that connects the panel under the stairs with the helm station. The cabinet in the starboard side of the master bedroom has an a/c duct and wires related to a/c unit, I do not recall seeing the many wires needed for the helm station. Once I wanted to install a XM antenn...
by ARPE
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: R40 electric wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: R40 electric wiring

The carpet is secured by a double sided tape. You can remove it and reused few times. There are removable wooden doors below certain areas. In the aft cabin it hides the a/c, you will need to open it to clean the filter. The hall in front of the stairs have a large wooden cover. It hides the black w...
by ARPE
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: R40 electric wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: R40 electric wiring

I already opened several of those panels, I am not sure where you are planning to pull wires. 1) Engine room - to Galley I installed speakers by the swim platform, I pulled the speaker wires through the engine room port side. After removing the refrigerator it was easy to find a hole to pull the wir...
by ARPE
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: How I improved my a/c cooling water installation
Replies: 1
Views: 81

How I improved my a/c cooling water installation

After struggling to like the original installation of my a/c seawater pump and reviewing literature, such as the one from Dometic installation manual ( https://www.dometic.com/en-us/us/products/climate/air-conditioners/air-conditioners-for-marine/dometic-turbo-dtu-_-115228#documentation ) - picture ...
by ARPE
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Salt water intrusion risks, safety checks
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Salt water intrusion risks, safety checks

Regarding (5) Are the hoses wrinkle-free?

Needless to say, wrinkles put stress on hoses and need to be avoided; at least when the hose is utilized below waterline.
by ARPE
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Salt water intrusion risks, safety checks
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Salt water intrusion risks, safety checks

Regarding (6) Are the fittings safe for saltwater? I have seen on mine and on friends' boats PVC. This is what I got from https://www.proboat.com/2010/04/the-standards-for-seacocks/ "Hardware throughout the raw-water system should be fully compatible with exposure to seawater. Usually this means bro...
by ARPE
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Salt water intrusion risks, safety checks
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Salt water intrusion risks, safety checks

I decided to create this thread to bring to our attention items that we should inspect to increase our boating safety. The focus of the thread is on items that could lead to salt water intrusion and how to reduce the chances of severe damages or even sinking. The kick-off items I have in mind are: 1...
by ARPE
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: R40 - Water on the anchor locker
Replies: 0
Views: 114

R40 - Water on the anchor locker

The R40 anchor locker is spacious, it fits the windlass remote, up to four fenders and the anchor chain. The locker has two drain holes to the outside, which is great to prevent water accumulation and allow hose washing. However, it has two deficiencies that I do not know how to address as follows: ...