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by steve parry
Wed May 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort Opening Port - Seals
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Konsort Opening Port - Seals

Hi Tony, The firm you are on about are called...SEALS DIRECT (Tel No 01425 617722) they are a New Milton company and are excellent to deal with. I have just done my portholes on my Pentland and I ordered ENC85 which is expanded Neoprene Cord 8mm dia (which should fit your portholes but check) and A1...
by steve parry
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rudder straightening
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Rudder straightening

Hi, I fully agree with the rest, I am afraid it's a new rudder. A local boat in the Isle of Wight had the same problem(Pentland) and the local yard in Bembridge tried to straightened it and failed!! They have a excellent engineer and workshop facilities as well. The owners ended up paying for a new ...
by steve parry
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort scraping hull reveals bright green surface??
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Konsort scraping hull reveals bright green surface??

Hi, Agree with Jolly Roger, it is International Gelshield and is a two pot epoxy coating prior to antifouling (helps to stop osmosis or applied after treatment for Osmosis). I would also say the numbers are moisture readings normally carried on a hull survey. Has this yacht had Osmosis treatment car...
by steve parry
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Navman S100 Speed Log transducer paddlewheel
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Navman S100 Speed Log transducer paddlewheel

Hi, The only place I know who stock Navman parts is JGTECHNO Ltd( JG Technologies of Weymouth), He bought up all Navman stock when they went bust a few years back, I found my paddle wheel there. He may have what you want but he does have limited stock. He does have new transducers in stock and does ...
by steve parry
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: JP - France - St Malo - Would be Konsort Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: JP - France - St Malo - Would be Konsort Owner

Hi JP, Welcome to the WOA website, you will find lots of help and advice on here from people who know Westerlies. Have you tried looking at Craft for sale on this website (I believe there are a couple on the site). Also look on the following website which has a few Konsort's on. The site is www.apol...
by steve parry
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Priming/bleeding
Replies: 19
Views: 1473

Re: Priming/bleeding

Hi, I have this each year with my Volvo 2030, once I have changed the filters, with the tank switched off and the fuel drained from the fuel pipe etc I find it takes time for the fuel to filter through to the CAV (with the bleed hole open) sometimes it takes 3 to 4 minutes to fill up. It does help t...
by steve parry
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Behind the mast mainsail furling
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Behind the mast mainsail furling

Hi Graham, Like the rest not a great fan of behind the mast reefing. Too much weight up the mast for my liking and like someone has already said what happens if it jams which results in major problems all round. I have on my Pentland in boom reefing (SAILTAINER) and it works well, if it jams (which ...
by steve parry
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cushion re-foam
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Cushion re-foam

Hi John, I also have a Pentland and when I had my cushions re-done some 10 years back by Toomer and Hayter they advised meto go for top of the range foam as this will last a lot longer in the long run and todate my cushions are still perfect and haven't lost any of the bounce! If it is the main cabi...
by steve parry
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Safe" drying berths for bilge keelers, West coast
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: "Safe" drying berths for bilge keelers, West coast

Hi, I would STRONGLY DISAGREE with your comment about "sensitive" Westerly Keels, I would say that 95% of all classes of boats made by Westerly Marine with bilge keels have no problems whatsoever. Yes some boats have problems and this may be due to groundings, rough handling etc. There are a few tha...
by steve parry
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: New Website: User Acceptance testing
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: New Website: User Acceptance testing

Hi,
Happy to help out when required.

Regards

Steve Parry - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Using engine for first time in ages.
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: Using engine for first time in ages.

Hi, Ditto what Jolly Roger posted, excellent list for anyone who is trying to start up an engine after two years!! One thing I would add is once you get the engine up an running an are happy with the engine, make sure the gear box is working correctly. Check it has oil in the gear box and perhaps ma...
by steve parry
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus vs Fulmar?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Discus vs Fulmar?

Hi, Did you manage to have a look at the Discus that has been put onto Apollo Duck recently, seems to have a lot of gear on but not many pictures of the boat in general, you many have to ask for more pictures. Weight is important when choosing a long distance boat but it is not the be end and end al...
by steve parry
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus vs Fulmar?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Discus vs Fulmar?

Hi, You are like me staying around the 10m mark makes sense, fees in France aren't too bad and tend not to shoot away after the 10m mark unlike the marina's in UK. I think a 10 to 11m yacht is an ideal size for a couple, we spend 3 to 4 months cruising the Biscay coastline and the number of times wh...
by steve parry
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33/Discus bilge keels.
Replies: 24
Views: 2978

Re: W33/Discus bilge keels.

Hi, Not so sure some of the points on the Forum for this subject are quite true, I agree with Jolly Roger ..A lot if bar-sroom talk!!! The only advice I can give you is ring Trafalgar Yachts and speak to two ex-westerly employees who know most things about Westerly Yachts and were around when they w...
by steve parry
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33/Discus bilge keels.
Replies: 24
Views: 2978

Re: W33/Discus bilge keels.

Hi, Ref Discus bilge keel problems, I have never heard of any problems but I will stand corrected if a Discus owner, knows of a problem (they seem to have kept quite on the Forum) I would recommend that you contact one of the Boatline Members for the Discus(names in the handbook) and ask them the sa...