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Last update: 19 Jan 2022
Sail The Way – Rudy
2022-01-18 16:05:50 UTC
Electrical: Rudy S’hout installed a new Raymarine EV400 Sail Pilot system in our boat Rosa dos Ventos. Putting this state of the art system into our 28 year old boat was a challenge given the age of our boat and the complexity of the new system and fitting it together in an antiquated wiring system etc. Rudy S’hout did a superb job. He is incredibly knowledgeable about on board electrical systems. The system has performed flawlessly up to the present time. I give him my highest rating (5 out of 5) for the work he did for us and will point out that my rating was echoed by many other cruisers in Shelter Bay.
Mechanical: We also had some problems with our Onan 6KW generator with which he helped us. Again he did a superb job trouble shooting and fixing both mechanical and electrical systems (5 out of 5).
2017 SV Tavae ,Venezia 42 (1998) various seasons en Panama with some problems to solve or new installations. I never had enough confidence in the professionals I was presented till a day end 2017 when an english sailor presented me Rudy who just arrived Shelterbay as a very skillfull Dutch for electricity, electronic, mecanic.
Rudy changed all the système of refrigeration/freezer, took abt 1000 m.of useless cables put during all these years. Install solar panels which gave us full electricity independence (no more generator abt 6 hours a day just for the fridge and water maker).
Total service of the 2 Yanmar engines, changed the propellers, verify and change seals of saildrive. Checked the rigging, etc . He tried hard to teach me how to repair in case…
Rudy KNOWS and find out to solve and on top, a very nice fellow. Just meet him and use his tremendous skill.