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by oddbod
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Correct polarity with generator
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Correct polarity with generator

Thanks for the reply. I was at the marina at the weekend. A friend had an earth meter that confirmed a good earth on the boat when plugged into the marina 240v, but no earth when running the generator (A Honda EU 10i). I tried to rig an earth from the genny earth but no success. However, running the...
by oddbod
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Correct polarity with generator
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Correct polarity with generator

Hi Forum, hoping someone can help with a technical issue. Just returned from a lovely long weekend away on the boat. I took my Honda 1kw generator and plugged it into the shore power socket yesterday to run the Outwell coolbox and top up the batteries. All ran well. Disconnected it overnight. This m...
by oddbod
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: First tidal waters
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: First tidal waters

Carey. I have done the tidal Trent from Cromwell to Torksey and into Brayford Quay at Lincoln quite a few times. Apologies to anyone not interested in cruising this section of the Trent, my reply will be quite long!! Firstly engine size. I guess it depends on what size boat you have. A 9.9 on say a ...
by oddbod
Wed May 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Water in Shetland 27 platform void.
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Water in Shetland 27 platform void.

Since owning our eight year old Shetland 27 that we bought last year, there have been niggling little features that I have on a lsit of modifications. Little jobs such as swopping all halogen bulbs to LED, replacing the cheap plastic deck plugs on the roof to metal plugs etc etc. The latest on the l...
by oddbod
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hull / serial numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Hull / serial numbers

Thank you both for your speedy replies and information, they are much appreciated. As luck would have it, Shetland called me back some time after I had posted the thread! James informed me the serial number on the Builders Plate is not the same as the HIN. The serial number for our boat is 202, but ...
by oddbod
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hull / serial numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Hull / serial numbers

Hello Forum, some adive if anyone can help please? Should the Hull Identification Number and the serial number on the Builders Plate be the same? The reason for asking is, it struck me earlier this year I hadn't seen either the HIN or Builders Plate on our Shetland 27. Enquiries with Shetland Boats ...
by oddbod
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: Advice

Hi Bruce. For your decals/transfers/stickers, try www.naughtygull.co.uk, they list a number of Shetland decals that they produce. To help reduce condensation, we use the refillable crystal bath/moisture trap devices that absorb moisture over a period of time. We do not have a constant power supply o...
by oddbod
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: After market fix for leaking Shetland 27's
Replies: 2
Views: 531

After market fix for leaking Shetland 27's

Apologies in advance as this is quite a long thread, but hopefully may be of some use to current or prospective Shetland 27 owners. We have a 2009 Shetland 27 OB. We bought it last April and to date are delighted with it. Although there are some niggly little issues, they are down to perceived quali...
by oddbod
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Happy New Year

I second that, sterling work to benefit the members.

Happy New Year and best wishes for a windless, rainless 2018!!
by oddbod
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Removing a sea toilet
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Removing a sea toilet

I was filling in a bit of time and started going through old posts on the Forum and I noticed I hadn't replied or updated what happened following the advice from Dax and Foxcub. The soil tank was eventually removed after having it pumped out and flushed out a few times. The seacocks were shut and th...