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by aussimed
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Re Practical Boat Owner Article on Westerly
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re Practical Boat Owner Article on Westerly

Dear Sirs, Reference to the Practical Boat Owner Article on Westerly with coverage for the Sealord, is it possible that someone uploads these pages of Westerly information in the members area, as I can't find to buy the magazine, it's sold out. Practical Boat Owner Feb 2018 An article covering boats...
by aussimed
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cast Iron Keel & Zinc Anodes
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Re: Cast Iron Keel & Zinc Anodes

Thank you for your advice. Indeed the article is very informative and helpful. I will follow its advice next year. I would need to tackle the keel rust issue again the next season, as I dived under the boat today, and I'm not very satisfied with the keel, after just two months (8 weeks and 4 days) s...
by aussimed
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Deck U - Bolt shroud fitting & water leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Deck U - Bolt shroud fitting & water leak

Thank you for the advice. Appreciated. Will do a temporary repair by sealing from the outside and then when weather permits, will have fitting removed and re - bedded and checked. I would just like to point out that the Sealord rig is a single spreader rig and not a double spreader, if this has any ...
by aussimed
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Deck U - Bolt shroud fitting & water leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Deck U - Bolt shroud fitting & water leak

I have a westerly Sealord and one of the deck U - bolt fitting that connects to the chain plate to hold the aft lower shroud is leaking water. What's the best solution? Is it adequate to seal the outside of the U - bolt plate where it meets with the deck surface , or should the fitting be removed, p...
by aussimed
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cast Iron Keel & Zinc Anodes
Replies: 3
Views: 3905

Cast Iron Keel & Zinc Anodes

I have a Westerly Sealord and the cast iron keel was rusty in some places when yacht was purchased over 8 years ago now. The yacht was on the hard and it had been dry standing for a year or two. So probably this rust occurred when the cast iron ferrous steel is exposed to air / oxygen. I had cleaned...
by aussimed
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh DV36 Engine exhaust elbow
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Bukh DV36 Engine exhaust elbow

Dear Sirs, I tried to obtain the Bukh exhaust elbow in stainless steel, but after asking the companies indicated, its not available. I also tried the companies mentioned in the westerly book's technical section page some years ago, but it seems the company either no longer exists or it does not manu...
by aussimed
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Reviving Westerly Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: Reviving Westerly Gelcoat

Many Thanks for advice.

I will give it a try. Hope to find the time and have the ideal weather to do the work.

May I ask you one question please, in order to clarify the matter.

Do you sand dry or wet? I assume wet & dry using waterproof sand paper and soapy water?

Thank you.
by aussimed
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Reviving Westerly Gelcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Reviving Westerly Gelcoat

I would like to kindly ask if there is a way how to revive "Old Gel Coat" on an 1984 westerly Sealord. I have experienced fading, matting, staining, yellowing of the gel coat on the cabin sole / coach roof side, cockpit coming, seats and console / sides. The boat has been in the Mediterranean for th...
by aussimed
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Single spreaders masthead rig & aft lowers
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Single spreaders masthead rig & aft lowers

Thank you for information. I have read various articles about rig tuning, and some actually point out that the aft lowers would be slacker than cap shrouds in the dock and even slacker while sailing. The aft lowers will limit any excessive bend, and will prevent fore and aft panting in the middle se...
by aussimed
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Single spreaders masthead rig & aft lowers
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Single spreaders masthead rig & aft lowers

I sail on a Sealord with a Single spreaders masthead rig. I notice that when sailing on close haul, the aft lowers shroud on the leeward side slackens. I know that this is normal to a certain extent, but how loose or tight should it be? Should the aft lower shroud be allowed to slack that it could s...
by aussimed
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh Temperature warning light
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Bukh Temperature warning light

Thank you very much for reply and information.
Makes good sense. I did not know, and didn't even find it in the owners hand book manual.
by aussimed
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Opening Portlights
Replies: 58
Views: 11500

Re: Opening Portlights

I like the humour, a good joke. Might indeed need a mortgage as the hinges are no longer manufactured and thus not available. Would have to renew the whole port light, unless I could have hinges made. Will try a local engineering workshop, to have them machined, or else will swap them around with an...
by aussimed
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh Temperature warning light
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Bukh Temperature warning light

I have a Bukh DV36. Since I bought boat I notice that from three warning lights, only two light up, They're the alternator light and oil pressure light, which come on when turning key prior to starting engine, and also when switching off. The Buzzer sounds as well. Should the temperature light come ...
by aussimed
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: Storm propeller

When I was doing some research on the ideal propeller for a Sealord, I was recommended an 18" x 13" or a 17" x 14" for the 36 hp engine.

I think 18" x 15" is oversized for the type of engine. Or is it a very low revving engine?
by aussimed
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Opening Portlights
Replies: 58
Views: 11500

Re: Opening Portlights

Thank you will give it a try.