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  1. I would have to agree, and yes unlikely to be any comeback due to fire proof clauses. I guess that widebeams are not as common, and the number of collingwoods each surveyor would look at is also small. Add to that I haven't fed back to him my findings, its not really that unexpected to me. Hopefully anybody reading this will have something to check for now if they are either buying a Collingwood or responsible for the survey..
  2. So - just to close this topic off with my findings. I have spoken to another Collingwood owner an they have the same issue (supposed to be 1,000l tank, but actually around a third of that). The most probable conclusion is that with the Bow Thruster option fitted they reduce the water tank down to 1/3rd of the spec'd size to make room for it, but don't update the spec sheet. Would have loved this to have been picked up by the surveyor, but alas it was not...
  3. Thanks. I have my second CO monitor now at the back end of the boat, so that should catch any issues. It's one with a PPM display rather than just a 'run' alarm, so I can monitor it if anything wrong starts to develop. I am less concerned about the battery voltage as I use Lithium (LFP) batteries so the voltage stays pretty static, and never does the large drops. Yes - not great of collingwood. They have built a fantastic boat, but the finer details that are coming out are unnecessary shortcuts.
  4. Thanks, the unit was installed by the manufacturer I believe, in this case Collingwood. I'll get a webasto engineer to take a look at it ASAP. Fortunately, the engine bay where it is installed is well vented and then bulkhead is mostly well sealed from them living area, although I will move the co sensor closer to check it in the meantime. Is the main risk CO? Or are their other dangers? Thanks Alan, it came with the boat we bought. Slowly discovering all the shortcuts and issues that didn't get picked up by the full survey..
  5. Generally been running it fo 30-40 minutes to heat the water up. Is that too short? Here it is. The leak is from the middle of the bottom of the silencer. How can you tell if its the marine version or the automotive? Its a ThermoPro 90.
  6. Today for the first time I have noticed a constant drip of water from the bottom of the webasto exhaust silencer. It has created quite a puddle. Any ideas of what this could be? Is it an issue? Seems a bit odd to have water in their, pretty sure no water has got in via the outlet, and there is a large Swan neck installed so even if some had, it woukd not have reached the silencer. Thoughts?
  7. Hi, I do actually have a flowmeter, which is a separate piece of kit from the MCS water gauge. It goes in line with my hose when filling the tank and has a digital display showing the water flow in litres.
  8. I'll do a test next time I fill up, which will be on Monday.
  9. I will call them when they are back. I can't see how they can fit a 1,000 l tank when the bow thruster is installed. The spec sheet I have could be a clerical error, but if it is for me, then how many others too ?
  10. 14.2volts, yes. OK have increased it. I am juggling the solar between the BT and the main lesuire batteries, so the quicker the better for the BT batteries as I still need my main bank to be fully charged by the time the sun goes down. A few long days of lots of sun, so i will relax and let it do its job. Thanks. Great. I use a different profile for the main bank as they are wet deep cycle, and the BT batteries are sealed lead-acid. I'll set it to 14.6, and keep and eye on the voltage on the BT batteries, and reduce it down when it gets above 14V.
  11. Hi, Just switch it over. The solar controller has gone directly into absorbtion mode, with only 10/20 amps flowing to the BT batteries. The volatage at the solar charger is showing 14.2 amps (my absorbtion set voltage), the voltage on the BT batteries is showing as 13.2. Is this due to the long length of wire and the votage drop? Could I get more into it by setting a higher absorbtion voltage on the solar controller to compensate for the voltage drop?
  12. Good point. I have it placed in the bow deck, so that the whole butt is above the filler point. I will manually fill it with a hose and it will flow down into the filler of the main tank. haha. We get on well with the previous owners, and it is more likely that nobody noticed as the boat lived in a marina for its 6 years of its life so far. We are the first to use it for unconnected living, and all the related issues are coming out now... yes I will ask this specific question, although they only had the boat for 1 year. Hopefully they are still in touch with the original owners a
  13. is it possible that collingwood installed 2/3 tanks, and my main tank is the only one connected? Would this be normal? It seems that with the bow thruster and tubes in place there was never enough room for a 1,000 l tank. Where do other widebeams with bow thrusters put a 1,000 l tank ?
  14. I'm pretty sure it is full, yes. It was overflowin, and then I ran a load of water off through the taps and could see the water level going down via the filler point. If its not actually full, then the water level is at the top and going down at a steady rate whe used. You are right of course. I have seem other widebeams in London have them at the front which gave me the idea, but the more I think about it the less keen I am to be drinking it.....
  15. It is very difficult to get an accurate measure of the dimensions as it is sealed into the bow deck. However, the bow thruster tube does seem to take up half of the bow space. If it is 2 m x 35cm x 55cm then that woukd be about the 380litre size tank and be about right. There is certainly not enough space for the 2m x 1m x 50cm that is needed for the specified 1,000 litre tank. One remote possibility is that the original tank was removed to install the bow thruster? And a smaller tank fit into its place... but the logistics of removing that size of tank after production
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