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by streetcar
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Technical and Electronics
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5561

Re: What is this?

As you've worked out its for the spinnaker guy. If you use double sheets and guys you lead the guy through this block - one end to the tack of the spin and the other to the secondary winch. Unless you have zero stretch guys it wont work on a reach as the angle with the pole is too narrow - we used t...
by streetcar
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Grand Soleil 52 (1987)
Topic: GS 52 Stanchion Bases
Replies: 0
Views: 2967

GS 52 Stanchion Bases

Does anyone know where I can source replacement aluminium stanchion bases for the GS52?
by streetcar
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Grand Soleil 52 (1987)
Topic: engin TMD 31A - maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Re: engin TMD 31A - maintenance

My engine is a TMD 31B. So pretty similar. It was rebuilt in 2006. Very good engine. I have been taking care of it for 3 years now. These are the problems I have had: - cooling (sea)water leak into gearbox. There is a copper heat exchanger in the gearbox for the cooling water. This cracked and leake...
by streetcar
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Grand Soleil 52 (1987)
Topic: amperometer... where is the shunt?
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: amperometer... where is the shunt?

Thanks for the update. Did you manage to get your one repaired? If so what was the fault?
by streetcar
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Grand Soleil 52 (1987)
Topic: Solar panels on GS52
Replies: 12
Views: 5104

Re: Solar panels on GS52

Thanks for that, Joel. Very helpful.
by streetcar
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Grand Soleil Blue Water Blogs
Topic: Grand Soleil 52 Herminia - blog
Replies: 5
Views: 3854

Re: Grand Soleil 52 Herminia

Congratulations on completing the refit and have a great trip
by streetcar
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Grand Soleil 52 (1987)
Topic: Solar panels on GS52
Replies: 12
Views: 5104

Re: Solar panels on GS52

I am interested why you advise to use a regulator with small solar panels. I have used these panels for over a year in tropical sun and the battery voltage has never been over float charge levels, even with very low loads.
by streetcar
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Grand Soleil 52 (1987)
Topic: amperometer... where is the shunt?
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: amperometer... where is the shunt?

I've attached their catalogue.

The web address is http://www.binding.it
by streetcar
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Grand Soleil 52 (1987)
Topic: amperometer... where is the shunt?
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: amperometer... where is the shunt?

I think Binding Union still supply the displays, or an updated version which could be the same size
by streetcar
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Grand Soleil 46 (1984)
Topic: Calling all Grand Soleil 46 owners - Mast step rebuild?
Replies: 12
Views: 8236

Re: Calling all Grand Soleil 46 owners - Mast step rebuild?

Hello White Hawk. Not sure whether you ever got the answer you needed on this, but I have just met a GS46 owner in Fiji who has done alot of work on his boat. He may have done this mast step rebuild. I can put you in contact. He is Italian and speaks very little English. We managed to get by in Fren...

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