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by zebek
Thu May 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.

Yes, still an issue on the boat I've just inherited from my dad. It has a handy hatch in front of the windlass, to open and stick your hand in to move the cone, while operating the windlass pedals with your knees, but still a pain. His ideas, that never came to fruition, that I think he found here, ...
by zebek
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Permateek
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Permateek

Hi, has anybody had and know a cost to get the treadmaster removed professionally?
by zebek
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Refinishing external woodwork
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Refinishing external woodwork

Hi guys, I'm considering same task, can you advise any re costs and time (i'm on a larger vessel!)?
Any other solutions by anybody?
by zebek
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1

Bob, Many thanks for your help. I did find reference to a post in 2009 with regard to removal of tank via aft cabin. Unfortunately I was unable to find a post that far back and hence no details of how to remove the panels. If I cannot find anything I will attempt to remove the panels SLOWLY!!! Wood ...
by zebek
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1

Bob, Many thanks for your help. I did find reference to a post in 2009 with regard to removal of tank via aft cabin. Unfortunately I was unable to find a post that far back and hence no details of how to remove the panels. If I cannot find anything I will attempt to remove the panels SLOWLY!!! Wood ...
by zebek
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1

Bob, Thank you for that. Yes changing the engine will make the job much easier, I did ask TEK TANKS for a quote to make a new tank the same size as the original, it was £800+!!!!! When I purchased my boat it had just been refitted with a 40HP BETA. I have always had BETA engines, excellent value an...
by zebek
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Removal of Fuel Tank-Corsair 1

I have had a Corsair Mk1 for 9 tears. The fuel tank is looking a bit "tired". The tank is a vertical one situated aft of the engine.
Has anyone any experience or advice with regard to the removal of the tank for repainting?
Many thanks,
yarrum7@gmail.com
David Murray (M6649)
by zebek
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Inner Forestay on Corsair
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Inner Forestay on Corsair

Mike, many thanks for your reply, most helpful. I think I will do something similar but try to incorporate a furler as I have two prosthetic hips and a touch of arthritis. Keep me off the foredeck !!! David Murray (ZEBEK).
by zebek
Sat May 28, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Corsair - Keel bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: Corsair - Keel bolts

The keel bolts in my Corsair are stainless & are NOT glassed over. I wonder if glassing over was done @ manufacture or at a later date to stop leaking?
David Murray ZEBEK
by zebek
Sat May 28, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Inner Forestay on Corsair
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Inner Forestay on Corsair

I sail a Corsair (ZEBEK) : I have added an inner forestay which is stored at the chain plates when not in use. When in action it is attached to the stem head fitting, The sail I use is a high cut No1 Jib (or if needs be a storm jib). During May this year this arrangement worked a real treat. I do no...
by zebek
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Inner forestay for Corsair MK 1
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Inner forestay for Corsair MK 1

Thanks to those who responded. I fitted a Seldon bracket 400mm below masthead, obviating the need for separate back stays. I have manufactured & fitted a stainless grounding attached to anchor locker bulkhead to accept a u-bolt. Thus both "ends" of the removable fore stay are accounted for. The stay...
by zebek
Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: INNER FORESTAY FOR PENTLAND
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Re: INNER FORESTAY FOR PENTLAND

I propose something similar for a Corsair. Your efforts may be of great help to me.
David Murray (ZEBEK). yarrum@rya-online.net. Thanks.
by zebek
Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Inner forestay for Corsair MK 1
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Inner forestay for Corsair MK 1

In my experience close reaching/beating with a furled genoa is not very successful. I recently sailed on a similar boat and we used an inner forestay to fly a working jib the improvement was dramatic. I am intending to fit an inner stay, hopefully permanent, with a furling working jib. This will mea...
by zebek
Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Retrofit Mainsail reefing
Replies: 3
Views: 2077

Retrofit Mainsail reefing

I have a WESTERLY CORSAIR MK1. It was fitted in the past with a retrofit mainsail furling by TAB (now no longer). It is not very efficient: it requires much more force to pull out & furl the sail than should be necessary. Hand power is useless it requires the winch, two speed in low gear. Also when ...