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Marine anchor chains
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 06:57:37 AM »
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Re: Gurgling Blower
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 02:07:23 PM »
So is the ER blower meant to be an exhaust blower, a supply blower, or a bilge blower? I'n not on the boat now, so not where I can trace out the ducting.
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Re: Gurgling Blower
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 04:05:41 PM »
Merrill and Maryse, 

You have hit upon precisely the solution I came to 15 years ago on my 44/45.5.  It remains on my eternal list to find a better way, but it will never be reached.  It has served me well enough for all this time.

Tim Glynn
S/v Egraine

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Re: Gurgling Blower
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 01:20:36 AM »
Our vent hose does not go up to the deck level before dropping down and under the aft berth. If I get really energetic that will be an upgrade that I will do.
Merrill and Maryse
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Ripple

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Re: Gurgling Blower
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 10:45:42 PM »
On our 46, the hose from the SS vent is routed up to the underside of the deck before turning down to the blower located in the starboard lazarette. Is your layout similar? We replaced the blower with a heavy duty unit and did not see any evidence of water infiltration. JR

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Gurgling Blower
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 03:01:54 PM »
Today was my day to find out why the engine room blower was making gurgling sounds .... although I am not technical, this didn't seem right. After emptying the starboard stern locker - wrestling all the "stuff" out, I realized that the blower exhaust hose disappears through a bulkhead and under the aft berth.
After removing the blower hose from the actual blower it was clear that the large diameter hose was indeed quite full of water - not even a small air space was left. I emptied the water out with a wet vac and then punched a small hole (1/8") in the very bottom of hose to ensure that any accumulation will self empty.
We must have had some pretty substantial following seas to push that much water in through the SS vent on the stern swim platform. Fortunately the sea water never reached the blower which is a good thing.
Now to go sort through all the "stuff" to get back into the locker - rather like cleaning out the garage!  >:

Merrill and Maryse
S/V Ambition H46 #40

 

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