Let Me Be Frank, How to Repair a Water Line Air-Lock, Slide Rails and make Fiberglass Repairs

This week we continue working on the wooden hardware to be rebedded to the deck. After repairing the hardwood hatch frame last week, we continue that work with the teak companionway hatch slide rail. It gets an epoxy repair.

The fiberglass work continues around on the deck around the butterfly hatch to prepare and finish it for receiving the companionway sliding door.

We show how to identify and correct a water circulation problem on the air conditioner unit on board. We want to avoid the dreaded HPF error. When you get an HPF error in the summer (Running the A/C) then it is likely a water circulation problem when you get an HPF error in the winter (Running the reverse cycle heat) it is probably an air flow problem. We show how to correct what just turned out to be an airlock in our system from having had the boat hauled out and getting air caught in the line, and the pump losing it’s prime.

And Lastly, we go and see another great show the local community theatre called “Let’s be Frank” which was a Frank Sinatra performance from a great actor/singer that we have seen in a few other local performances. It is always a fun family night out.

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Please check out our other videos as well and click on the playlist below for a couple we think you may enjoy.
Our Refit Playlist –
Our Sailing to New Orleans Playlist –
Our Epoxy Vs. Polyester Fiberglass test results –
Our series on hatches –
and Our Series on new Freshwater Plumbing –

Some of the tools we mention in our videos are:
Oscillating Multi-tool –
Carbide Grinding blade for the oscillating tool –
Ryobi Skill Saw (I have the corded) –
The Cordless version is here –
Small Trim Router (Great for tight places) –
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Join us on our journey as we continue to rebuild, refit and prepare our Formosa 51 Sailboat for our continued cruising adventure. Now we cruise with our grandkids so family style living and cruising is our style. We have always loved the Formosa, bought one (on a bit of a whim) late in 2014, moved aboard this one right away and started to do our refit while living board. We are avid fans of Cruising Outpost and Good Ole Boat (Good Old Boat) magazines and love the ideas we get from them.

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