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by simonk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Winter lift out for a Pageant
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Winter lift out for a Pageant

The yard will normally put the props in when setting her down from the hoist, for mine they put 1 under the bow & 1 under each rear quarter. As Willhc said, it's worth asking them to rest her on larger blocks under the keels for ease of antifouling etc.
by simonk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Westerley Berwick ketch cockpit teak slat seating
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Westerley Berwick ketch cockpit teak slat seating

Butyl tape would me my 1st choice or Arbomast BR if you want it in a tube. It never really sets so is easy to remove.
by simonk
Tue May 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Washing Up Bowl for Konsort Sink
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Washing Up Bowl for Konsort Sink

Depending on what size you need, I normally search for camping/caravanning for stuff like that. https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=1276&bih=928&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=6X3xWvTZHY71gQaKv7TwCw&q=small+camping+washing+up+bowl&oq=small+camping+washing+up+bowl&gs_l=img.3..0i24k1.60619.61628.0.62266.6.6.0.0.0.0...
by simonk
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Cradle for GK29 - family cruiser version
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Cradle for GK29 - family cruiser version

You might have got one sorted now but I saw this earlier:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173258517307 ... rmvSB=true
by simonk
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort scraping hull reveals bright green surface??
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Konsort scraping hull reveals bright green surface??

Could be an epoxy barrier coat, or could it be coppercoat has been applied in the past and some has antifouled over the top?
by simonk
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Refinishing external woodwork
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Refinishing external woodwork

Ronseal Hardwood Furniture Stain is my choice, Clear Natural, so that it doesn't colour the teak but brings out the colour of the teak. It doesn't peel like varnish & just touch up any dinks throughout the season.
by simonk
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New boat,new member
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: New boat,new member

Fabulous boats, I had one for a few years based in Walton. Loved everything about it apart from the lack of headroom & still a good looking boat after 40 years. At that time there used to be a lot of information from the GK24 owners group, not sure if it's still active but might be worth a look. One...
by simonk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Locker catches
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Locker catches

If those push button catches are what you're after, I got mine from a caravan shop. Decent quality without the "marine" mark up. :wink:
by simonk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Sail Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Sail Cover

Steve, mine was for a GK24.
by simonk
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Sail Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Sail Cover

I got one from these guys, obviously it's not a tailored fit but I'm happy with it & you would need to know your boom length to get the right one.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sail-Cover-M ... xyHntSXkU8
by simonk
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rubbing strake filler/sealant
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Rubbing strake filler/sealant

Smashing, thank you. But do you mean CT1? As "googling" CT10 didn't return any results of any use.
by simonk
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rubbing strake filler/sealant
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Rubbing strake filler/sealant

I think this is fairly common on Westerlies where the underside of my teak rubbing strake is filler/sealant where it meets the topsides. This is now falling out in places. What can & would be best to use to re-fill the gaps

Many thanks

Simon
by simonk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Nonslip deck paint
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Nonslip deck paint

I tried & now use Dulux Weathershield, the exterior masonry paint (with grit not the smooth) & have been happy with the results for the last few years.
Take a sample into B&Q & they'll colour match for you.
by simonk
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Wood burner/solid fuel heater
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: Wood burner/solid fuel heater

Thank you, but I can't take any credit for this one, I just found an image on the interweb as an example :oops: . I think this is a B layout, the C layout has an aft galley which would work better for a nice cosy stove.
by simonk
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Wood burner/solid fuel heater
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: Wood burner/solid fuel heater

I seem to remember somewhere on the tinternet that they have been fitted in the hanging locker, but they do a good job of heating the locker & forecabin. Personally I would try & find a location on the main cabin bulkhead. As Tyro said work out where the flue will go AND keep good ventilation and a ...