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by petrel
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hot Water on a Storm
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Hot Water on a Storm

Yep, I've got a Storm with the calorifier under the bunk of the aft cabin. Can't think of any pitfalls. You need to lead a outflow pipe from the pressure relief valve back to the engine bilge for drainage. I assume you have a water pump already fitted. I'm with your wife on this one. Washing, or was...
by petrel
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Storm propeller

Sounds a bit big. Are you sure it's not 18x13? I replaced mine with a 17x14" 3 bladed folding prop from Bruntons, which I was told was slightly overpitched "to help fuel economy". Works well though max rpm is around 2750. That's with a 3:1 gearbox ratio. Any decent propeller manufacturer should have...
by petrel
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Anchor chain for Storm
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Anchor chain for Storm

Have never measured it...but it's big enough for lots more....

If I were you I'd extend with anchor warp to save on weight. I have 30m warp spliced to 30m chain.
by petrel
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Headlining
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Headlining

I used Roger Nantais a couple of winters ago. Cheaper than other quote, excellent fit and workmanship. Contact details in the WOA Yearbook
by petrel
Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Inner Forestay Storm 33
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Inner Forestay Storm 33

I was advised, by a rigging firm, to NOT connect a storm jib forestay to that U-bolt. Instead, a new, more robust fitting should be created with a lower part that bolts through the anchor locker bulkhead. An experienced rigger should be able to offer some helpful comment. I changed tack, so to speak...
by petrel
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cooker choice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

Re: Cooker choice?

Fitted a Nelson Spinflo 5 years ago. I'd strongly recommend: it gets up to temperature quickly and cooks a great Sunday roast!
by petrel
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm (worry)
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

Re: Storm (worry)

OK thanks, will take a look
by petrel
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Installing a shower
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Installing a shower

A nice place for a calorifier is under the aft cabin berth, attached to the piece of plywood that runs fore and aft, against the water tank. But not sure that fitting a shower is worth the hassle. The wood trim in the heads is unlikely to take kindly to being wetted on a regular basis and the run-of...
by petrel
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm (worry)
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

Re: Storm (worry)

Would be grateful for any other views on the spline problem. I belong to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school. My 2002 still seems fine after 4200 hours. Q. are there any warning signs (without dismantling the gearbox)? Q. what proportion of us are still happily chugging around on unmodified...
by petrel
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rigging a spinnaker - GK29
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: Rigging a spinnaker - GK29

Sorry have Storm but I'm thinking that if Westerly fitted your boat with a pole, they would have provided an attachment point for the downhaul somewhere. On my boat there is a metal "D" bracket on the foredeck for clipping on a block together with its rope. Have you got anything similar?
by petrel
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Loose footed vs Boltrope Mainsail for Centaur
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Re: Loose footed vs Boltrope Mainsail for Centaur

Hi, I had this discussion with Hyde sails when they made me a new mainsail about 10 years ago for my previous boat. They suggested loose-footed, I insisted on a bolt rope to fit into my stackpack. When they made the sail, they inserted a piece into the foot that allowed the draft to be maintained ve...
by petrel
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: storm sail
Replies: 8
Views: 3022

Re: storm sail

I asked a sail maker to make up a sleeve that wraps around the furled up genoa; it has "D" fittings to match the piston hanks on the luff of the mainsail. It worked well when I practised using it in harbour, but have never used it for real. The copper-bottomed solution is to fit a removable inner fo...
by petrel
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: rocna anchor for a Centaur
Replies: 6
Views: 2466

Re: rocna anchor for a Centaur

Hi, Poacher's Lady. You're right in that the power you have to exert is the same, whether you're pulling up the first 10m of chain or the last 10m of chain. But the total energy you need is clearly much greater with the longer chain. You may be fitter than me, but when I had to pull up a 35lb CQR + ...
by petrel
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: rocna anchor for a Centaur
Replies: 6
Views: 2466

Re: rocna anchor for a Centaur

6kg sounds tiny.....
Of course the weight also includes the chain. So if you do buy bigger, you can cut down on the overall effort needed by restricting yourself to 10m chain + lots of anchor warp.
by petrel
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Holding tank for Storm
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Holding tank for Storm

I've concluded it's not a good idea. It would have to be on the starboard side making the slight list worse....