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by Jolly Roger
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort cabin floor - what did Westerly use as finish
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Konsort cabin floor - what did Westerly use as finish

Andy Westerly used a lacquer for the internal woodwork from Morrells. Full details available from Fulmar Inadee web site: http://inadee.co.uk/supplier.htm#Internal%20Lacquer I believe they will only supply a minimum of 5 litres. An alternative would be a hard wearing flooring varnish from a DIY supp...
by Jolly Roger
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Junk rigged Griffon
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Junk rigged Griffon

If someone wants to buy a Griffin (or any other known type of boat) they expect it to be similar to the original design. If it was a good design and had been intended to be offered as a junk rig, then Westerly would have offered a junk rig option. The Fulmar was originally designed as a fin keel but...
by Jolly Roger
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Identify Griffon mast/mast pin
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Identify Griffon mast/mast pin

Most likely to be a Kemp mast. Kemp were taken over by Selden. You could look at their parts catalogue. However the easiest route would be to contact XW Rigging (http://www.xwrigging.com/) as they worked at Westerly to make all the rigging and still have all the old records. They are Selden agents, ...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Bosun's chair Griffon MK1
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Bosun's chair Griffon MK1

The lard should go up the mast provided you have a winch and wincher to move it. Use your genoa winches if possible, so alter the halyard run to accommodate.

No need for a plate, penny washers are usual.
by Jolly Roger
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Crack in hull bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Crack in hull bottom

The top glass layer at the bottom of this bilge seems to have been poured on top of the external hull layers. There is actually no space between that top delaminating layer and the bottom one. Yet if I push a sharp tool in between them, the top layer can be slightly lifted with some effort. So ther...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Crack in hull bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Crack in hull bottom

The bottom of the hull at this point is not that structural as the sides of this area are the structural part to help stop the hull from flexing along the center line. If the existing layers of layup are showing delamination, then inject some epoxy resin to secure them. Try to find how high it goes ...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: 1000 and still going!
Replies: 0
Views: 219

1000 and still going!

Puzzled by the title, well this is my 1,000th post on the forum. I doubt if anyone has read them all, but hope you have found those you have read to be helpful or inspirational. So far I have not found another WOA forum member to break 1,000 posts. The thread I started as general information about r...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Crack in hull bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Crack in hull bottom

This looks far worse than it actually is. I would suspect the glass mat was not fully whetted out and compacted when your hull was laid up. This repair can be done completely from the outside. You will get the best repair using epoxy rather than ordinary resin. Read this guide from West Epoxy for de...
by Jolly Roger
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: iPad
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: iPad

Cannot help with the Bluetooth connection. My advice is not to get too hung up with electronics. Learn to sail and control the boat otherwise you will be distracted when your attention should be else where. You will soon learn that the Mark I eyeball is probably the most reliable navigational aid on...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Cutlass bearing replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Cutlass bearing replacement

There a number of videos on YouTube on how to remove and fit cutlass bearings if you do a search.
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Westerly Conway mm 2 nose down
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Westerly Conway mm 2 nose down

Yes. Have you considered moving the liferaft aft. If it is in a cradle, then mount it in a cradle on the pushpit. Always ensure the water and fuel tanks are kept as full as possible. Remove any heavy items forward and place aft. Has the original engine been changed? If so, this will also be lighter ...
by Jolly Roger
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Westerley spirit
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Westerley spirit

Are you paying for this yourself or making an insurance claim? All your details on your rig will be available with XW Rigging (Ex Westerly) as they made all the rigging at Westerly and set up after their demise. http://www.xwrigging.com/ The mast was probably made by Kemp (there will be a plate on t...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Discus coachroof hand rails
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Discus coachroof hand rails

If the wood is messy, I would try giving the handrails a good sand. You would be surprised at how easy and good they will look. If they cannot be cleaned up then the best place for teak fittings are KJ Howells in Poole. They supply hand rails in a variety of sizes. http://www.kjhowells.com/3202A I u...
by Jolly Roger
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Mast compression loads and lower chainplates
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Centaur Mast compression loads and lower chainplates

Charles The most likely reason for the dip in the deck head under the mast is rot. There should be a plywood pad under the mast to stiffen the deck and spread the load of the mast over a larger area. This probably has some cables drilled through it, but not properly sealed against water (or the seal...
by Jolly Roger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29

The pumps are quite small and tend to click more than whir. Not a good idea to suspend the pump as if the bungee cord sags or breaks with age could cause a fracture of the pipework.