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by philipstevens
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Database of Mast Heights?
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: Database of Mast Heights?

The people who would probably know are at Westerly Spares/Trafalgar Yacht Services. They both worked for Westerly.
by philipstevens
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Wind generator on a Berwick
Replies: 12
Views: 1073

Re: Wind generator on a Berwick

As for droning and vibration, whether port or starboard, they will be heard and felt all around the boat - especially when you are trying to get to sleep. Easiest remedy for us was to tie off our Rutland 503 during the night! I also fitted 100watts (2x20 and 1x60) of solar panels, as they were more ...
by philipstevens
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Stern gland
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Stern gland

Fully agree with 433. (Poetic even) In the 12 years we had Duo Oyster, we never had a minutes problem with the Volvo shaft seal. On re-launching every year, I would burp the seal until water came in. Even when drying out in the Scillies, I would burp before running the engine/prop. But.....when I so...
by philipstevens
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Stern gland
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Stern gland

I would not try it - especially if you have a rope cutter. You have to remove the shaft from the coupling, slide the shaft aft, undo the securing band, remove the rubber seal, refit the new seal - then pull the shaft back in. If you have a rope cutter, this would have to be aligned while pulling the...
by philipstevens
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rusting keels and encapsulating.
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Rusting keels and encapsulating.

17aw54 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Thank you, Phil, for that helpful post. Do you think an epoxy primer such as JOTUN epoxy primer would be okay, what did you use?
I just used anti foul primer. Two coats to smooth the surface and then anti foul. Lasted for years with just a few touch ups.
by philipstevens
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rusting keels and encapsulating.
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Rusting keels and encapsulating.

I have treated the keels of two boats - a Konsort and a Konsort Duo - with both Vactan and Neutrarust. Neutrarust is a better treatment, as it leaves a thicker treated layer to apply primer and anti-foul. I used Neutrarust on the Konsort with better results than the Vactan on the Duo. For both boats...
by philipstevens
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Falcon - Foot Blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Falcon - Foot Blocks

Foot-block replacement sheaves are available from Westerly Spares/Trafalgar Yacht Services. http://www.westerly-yachts.co.uk/index.php?cPath=3&sort=5a&page=5 Jolly Roger will probably be able to explain how to replace the sheave. It will possibly be necessary to remove the fibre-glass covering the n...
by philipstevens
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Roller reefing
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Roller reefing

I had roller reefing on an old Colvic 26 that we had as our first boat. I had to let all tension off the main sheet, and put tension on the topping lift, to be able to reef on the roller - I had to let the sail "fly".The sail "flogged" while reefing, but the main sheet bracket did not rotate, as the...
by philipstevens
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Blakes Seacock Leaking
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Centaur Blakes Seacock Leaking

If you look at https://www.asap-supplies.com/brands/bl ... ock-402207 (righthand view) you will see the closed stop puts the handle at about 120degrees. Open is when the handle is opposite the outlet.
by philipstevens
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Blakes Seacock Leaking
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Centaur Blakes Seacock Leaking

I stand to be corrected, but believe that closed is 120 degrees. The open and closed position was embossed on the Blakes seacock on my Duo.

A good waterproof grease is made for outboard motors.
by philipstevens
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Diesel Heater
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Diesel Heater

If you have located the heater, what make is it. There are different models on the market.
by philipstevens
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Konsort LOA
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Konsort LOA

The length of the boat is usually referred to as "length BP (between perpendiculars)". This is the length between the bow "stemhead" and the sternpost. It will not include the anchor or transom hung rudder. The length "overall" should include the rudder and possibly the bow roller - which may be the...
by philipstevens
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Griiffon propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Griiffon propeller

I would not go as far as Jolly Roger in saying The best rope cutter comes from Ambassador Marine as PBO did a test on rope cutters a few years ago, and they came up with a dead heat between Ambassador and Spurs http://www.haroldhayles.co.uk See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImiuemabIY for some gu...
by philipstevens
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Konsort Duo advice
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Konsort Duo advice

We owned KD22 for 12 years with no problems, other than rebuilding the VP2003. Being a motor-sailer, the engine can be used more often than that of a Konsort sailer. There is nothing wrong with the VP2003 so long as it has not been excessively used just ticking over while motor sailing. We used to r...