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by Hot Ayre
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Head lining (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Head lining (again)

I've glued (patch glued) laminate flooring insulation foam to the back of my boards and replaced the vinyl with old charts of the area glued on with diluted PVA then varnished. They've conkled a bit but it looks OK. One day I might do the job better. I found the old adhesive came off or at least smo...
by Hot Ayre
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Regatta 290 bad manners
Replies: 9
Views: 1408

Re: Regatta 290 bad manners

We don't have any trouble with our elderly Konsort under power. One of the things I love about her is her sensitivity and responsiveness to tiller movements - she handles almost like a dinghy. Frequently use autohelm with no problems.
by Hot Ayre
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort forehatch
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Konsort forehatch

No it's not Lewmar - something like passeport ... I think. Must go out and recheck.
by Hot Ayre
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort forehatch
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Konsort forehatch

Thanks - that looks a distinct possibility. Now all I need to do is to find the scrap of paper on which I wrote the measurements last year :roll:
by Hot Ayre
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort forehatch
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Konsort forehatch

We have an older Konsort and would like to replace the crazed forehatch altogether rather than just the perspex. Does anyone know the best modern replacement, taking into account the shape of the surrounding GRP?
by Hot Ayre
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort internal improvements
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Konsort internal improvements

This spring saw the gas system put back in and a Dometic Starlight cooker fitted, plus a heater. Both are an enormous success - freshly-baked rolls on a gruesome morning are a great boost to morale and the heater was well used during the past fortnight's wet and windy weather. We also bought one of ...
by Hot Ayre
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort
Replies: 18
Views: 4749

Re: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort

Update: the Propex heater is superb! Gets the saloon really toasty very fast. We've not operated it beyond the 'blue' thermostat setting as it's so efficient. A little noisy due to the type of outlet pipe but that's quite good as we can't leave it on by mistake! We certainly needed it during the las...
by Hot Ayre
Sat May 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort
Replies: 18
Views: 4749

Re: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort

Ah! Was it the skipper you spoke to? Only the First Mate posts here! Yes, got the bits, everything connected, then skipper went off on the Monday to fetch some gas, having been advised where to get it cheapest!
by Hot Ayre
Wed May 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cooker choice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3887

Re: Cooker choice?

It was straightforward. Skipper calculated best height/position to allow maximum swing and cut a small notch out of the trim in front of the lockers to accommodate the gas pipe. Seems like a good cooker, though so far we've only fired up the burners, grill and oven to check they work. Had to add fai...
by Hot Ayre
Wed May 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort
Replies: 18
Views: 4749

Re: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort

Well, we've fitted our Propex heater as high up in the cockpit locker as we could - all very straightforward - and now have a hot air outlet in the saloon next to the galley. Fired it up for the first time today and it's excellent. Warm and toasty on the lowest setting; would have to be seriously co...
by Hot Ayre
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Re: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.

Looks like fun - though we'll both be working flat out by then in all probability!
by Hot Ayre
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cooker choice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3887

Re: Cooker choice?

We're a Konsort and saw that someone else with one had fitted a starlight in place of a flavell so hope it's straightforward!
by Hot Ayre
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Re: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.

Yep - just edited my post as it came up fine the second time!
by Hot Ayre
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.
Replies: 7
Views: 3132

Re: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.

Looks like you had the usual mix of weather! What's your new boat? Our challenge last year was to cross the Minch/Sea of the Hebrides, having been north of Ardnamurchan a good few times, and we did it. Lots to explore over there but we enjoyed Eriskay very much! This year's cruise will depend on win...
by Hot Ayre
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cooker choice?
Replies: 11
Views: 3887

Re: Cooker choice?

We've just bought a Dometic Starlight from GaelForce at a good price. Not fitted it yet as we have to take out the paraphenalia added by a previous owner who switched to Origo meths burner.