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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Plumbing success

A trawl around the hardware stores in Savusavu told us that the 'push-fit' plumbing fittings on board Maunie are not used in this part of the world so we were pondering the options of how to fix our leaking water system. We looked at suppliers' websites in New Zealand and whether we could possibly ask a yacht still in Opua to bring parts up with them but were concerned as to whether we'd manage to order the right bits.

Anyway, a chance conversation with Colin on Ithaka yielded a wonderful result yesterday. "I've got a bag of various plumbing fittings" he said, "Probably nothing to fit your system but you are welcome to have a look.". Well, he had a 'Tee' and a 'Straight' connector of the right type, we had a length of the 15mm plastic pipe and, after a bit of a tussle, we now have a restored, leak-free water system again! Celebrated with cold showers yesterday afternoon. Lovely. 

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