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by Waka Tiki
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B overheated & stopped
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: MD2B overheated & stopped

Agree fully with Hardover its easily done.

I hang my ignition key on the handle of the water intake so I cant physically start the engine without looking at the water first... how sad am I.

Hope you have got away with it.
by Waka Tiki
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: purpose of "hole" in the hull Westerly Berwick
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: purpose of "hole" in the hull Westerly Berwick

Hi Albert.. I'm afraid that up loading a photo has defeated me... :( ... but... :idea: I have a 1979 Westerly Berwick and I am wondering where your galley is. My galley is on the starboard side towards the stern in the position that those with a midships galley have a quarter berth. Your hole looks ...
by Waka Tiki
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wind generator on a Berwick
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Wind generator on a Berwick

Just wanted to say thanks to TyroSailor and Irene R. Waka Tiki now has a Rutland 913 Wind Generator merrily spinning at her stern. As suggested I used 4mm cable. It is a bit noisy but the HRDX controller has a shutdown switch, which although it shouldn't be used in very windy conditions (according t...
by Waka Tiki
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wind generator on a Berwick
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Wind generator on a Berwick

Irene R ,
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.

Westerlies really are owned by the nicest people! :lol:
by Waka Tiki
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wind generator on a Berwick
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Wind generator on a Berwick

Hi Irene R
Sounds like what I need... have you a link?
Many thanks
by Waka Tiki
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wind generator on a Berwick
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Wind generator on a Berwick

Thanks TyroSailor starboard it is.

On a steep learning curb with this What did you mean by "Make the cables good and thick"? :?:
Many thanks
by Waka Tiki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wind generator on a Berwick
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Wind generator on a Berwick

Yes I fear that will be the case... I thought tying them off was supposed to damage them.. yours obviously came to no harm??
Thanks
by Waka Tiki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wind generator on a Berwick
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Wind generator on a Berwick

Hi there bit of advice...or thoughts please. :idea: My boat is a 1979 Berwick and I have got hold of a Rutland 913 generator with a Marlec HRDX controller. The first thing I need to sort out is where to mount the generator. I have the mounting kit including two stainless steel support poles and clea...
by Waka Tiki
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Double bunk for a Westerly 31 Saloon
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Double bunk for a Westerly 31 Saloon

Hi Ian Don't know if I am missing something obvious here but my 1979 Berwick already has the facility for converting the port berth into a double as standard. I have done it a few times. The saloon table has a second shorter set of legs. With these fitted the table forms the extension to the port sa...
by Waka Tiki
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: How can I modernise an old fashioned cabin?
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Re: How can I modernise an old fashioned cabin?

Hi Polibon, I have replaced the foam backed vinyl in my '79 Berwick with B and Q cladding . I did the sides without removing the windows. I cut off the old sagging vinyl glued on batons (with Gorilla Glue) and then added the cladding with insulation behind it. I used plastic L shaped trim around the...
by Waka Tiki
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Cleaning an L-shaped diesel tank
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Cleaning an L-shaped diesel tank

Hi there Dan, This is a late reply but it might be of use. :idea: A mate in my sailing club had the old bug a few years ago. His boat is a Colvic with a pretty simple shaped tank but still hard to get into. He cleaned it out, he says, using babies nappies. put one in, pushed it around inside and abs...
by Waka Tiki
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Headlining Replacement.
Replies: 0
Views: 962

Headlining Replacement.

Hi WOA... not a new topic I know. This is probably one of the most posted issues for Westerly Owners. Just before this years launch I completed the latest phase of the relining of my 1979 Westerly Berwick. I have now...sort of... figured out how to post pictures of it on YouTube.... its only my seco...
by Waka Tiki
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Calibrate speed log on land
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Calibrate speed log on land

Hi PT, At the risk of being a bit too obvious... And apologies if I am... :oops: Your GPS will be showing your speed over the ground, ie how fast you are travelling over the sea bed as measured by American satellites. Your log will be measuring your speed through the water. So, for example, if you a...
by Waka Tiki
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: My first lift-in - what should I do?
Replies: 23
Views: 3983

Re: My first lift-in - what should I do?

Ha.. Ha... Broke is right. My first boat, a Kingfisher 26 (great boat) I bought jointly with a mate I first met at Day Skipper night school. As joint owners we started off keeping a detailed record of what we were spending. Eventually we stopped a. We trusted each other, b. It was a bit too depressi...
by Waka Tiki
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: My first lift-in - what should I do?
Replies: 23
Views: 3983

Re: My first lift-in - what should I do?

Hi Steve... So how did the launch go? :?:
Regards John