Besides weather forecasts, what is your most unreliable....

BlueSkyNick

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On the last boat it was the inmast furling when the vertical battens were in the sail, which is why I ripped it all off and reverted to slab reefing.

Touch wood, nothing too serious on the new boat - biggest niggle right now is the pump on the forward heads. Replaced all the seals and cleaned it up, but it still doesnt work proper.
 
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Speak for yourself my collection of autopilotS have let me down more times than my forecasts.

Same on the super yachts, I replaced/mended more autopilots than any other single item. Although it was fun making them go around in circles in the harbour. "Just one more time please I missed the calibrate button". At least it was the boss who blew the autopilot transistors and left a super yacht with no steering on the sea trials! The autopilot would not disengage and they had to unpack the locker to get to the manual hydraulic bypass.

1. Autopilots
2. Stern seals
3. Computers
4. SSB
5. Engine water pumps

I only ever fixed one heads, but that is no reflection on how many break, it is simply my choice!
 

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The engine.

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Gets my vote as well. Yanmar 1GM, probably the most reliable engine in the world. Thank God I've got sails.
 

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Wheelhouse clock at the moment. Still it is absolutely correct twice a day.... /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
 

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Me...or should I say my willingness to get-up and go at 0600 on a wet and windy (i.e. summer) morning. The inshore forecast is my best friend in these circumstances "better go back to sleep dear...F6 on the nose forecast...I wonder what the weekly rates are in this marina...etc, etc"
 

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The engine.

Runs on a 50/50 mix of money and swearing.

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Exactly!

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Asymmetric Spinneker, came shooting out on first downwind leg of a race we weren't loosing for once. Dead mouse went downwind as hurled out of chute, but had scoffed most of the middle. Looked like the "Black Pearl". Very unreliable at that point!
 

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Fabulous, what an image it all conjures.
Mouse doing parabolic arc into the oggin, accompanied by sound of ripping ex kite opening up to air.... brilliant.
 

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Basically all the electronics.

Navman log replaced 3 times due to faulty software. Wind speed/direction; replaced the cable just, but before that the instrument needed replacing. The depth has alos had a new transducer. The log still is the original, starting its 4th year. Radar (Raymarine) has just started its second scanner having worked/not worked fitfully most of last year until it died after our summer cruise.
The windlass came with the wrong motor, would only pull up, not let down and that was from new.

I don't want to think of any more, it is too depressing especially as we are supposed to be going away again soon, weather permitting /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
 
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