Ian – Nautilus replied to the topic Water trapped inside aft locker under the platform Ovni 445 drill hole? in the forum Hull & structure 3 weeks, 4 days ago
We have an Ovni 395 and had a similar issue. I would not recommend drilling a hole into the inside of the boat as this could have inherent problems. We drilled a 15mm hole through the side of the aft locker that also goes into not this void. We then fitted a dinghy watertight bung to this hole. We use the same vacuum extractor pump that…[Read more]
Ian – Nautilus replied to the topic New generation high hold anchors suitable for 395 bow profile? in the forum Anchors & windlass 4 weeks, 1 day ago
We used to have a 20kg Delta on our 395, and changed it for a 25kg Vulcan when we got to the Caribbean. The Vulcan is the same as the Rocka anchor but without the roll bar on top and is made by Rocna. We have our bow sprit permanently fixed in position and the Vulcan sits nicely underneath it. I have small block of wood that I put in the…[Read more]
We have an OVNI 395, and have installed a washing machine in the aft cabin. We have a Candy Aquamatic 3.5kg one which just fitted through the doorway (we had to take the outer casing off the machine first and then refit it again once through the doorway). We then installed the machine in the wardrobe to the cabin.
As overkill we also…[Read more]
On Nautilus we have the Hydrovane and had a bracket welded on at build stage specifically for mounting it. As the other posts have mentioned it probably is finally down to personal preference. We love ours and it has sailed us all the way from the UK to NZ so far with no issues. Hydrovane themselves are brilliant to deal with, very…[Read more]
Hi, I still have not heard back from NSM despite 4 emails, but I have just had a look at their Facebook page and the picture of the latest 395 launched (#126) seems to have the side windows fitted without screws. Might be worth checking with Alubat?
We are currently in the same boat, albeit the window hasn’t cracked but has a small leak in it.
We are currently in New Zealand and the local boat glazing company has suggested just using glue/sealant to hold the window in. We are not sure whether this is a sensible way forward and have asked North Sea Maritime their opinion. In the meantime we h…[Read more]
Ian – Nautilus replied to the topic Looking for advice on Life Raft location / fixing in stern locker – OVNI 395 in the forum Life Rafts 2 years, 10 months ago
I would agree with Tony. We have also mounted ours on the pushpit and use our locker for fuel storage.
You won’t want to be going down to that locker to release your Liferaft if you have to in an emergency.
I had a similar problem with the max prop anode falling off and ended up having my Max Prop eaten away and had to replace it…ouch.
I now add a 30mm shaft anode next to the prop as well as the cone anode and all seems to be well. The shaft anode always seems to corrode the quicker of the two.
I have an Ovni 395 (2012) and am currently sailing around the Caribbean. As with most owners I use Trilux 33 Antifouling – not brave enough to go for Copper Coat!
The growth in the warmer waters is considerable, and I am constantly diving under the boat to scrub it off as the antifoul won’t keep it at bay. In certain parts the antifoul is non…[Read more]