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by Konsortium
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Barlow Australia 23 Winch spares.
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Barlow Australia 23 Winch spares.

Hi, Forgive the lack of knowledge on technical names but the black plastic ring that sat on the top of my winch has been cracked for years and yesterday it popped off and fell in the water. Can I buy replacements readily? I've also seen rings that claim to make the winches self tailing; are these an...
by Konsortium
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Mainsheet traveller wheels replacement.
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Mainsheet traveller wheels replacement.

Hi, I bought some from Trafalgar yachts based in Fareham, Hampshire. You'll find them online and they'll know what size you want.
by Konsortium
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Volvo heater
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Volvo heater

Hi, My Konsort has everything in place for warm air heating except the unit itself. When I had the boat surveyed, the surveyor thought the warm air heating was probably fitted by westerly as a client extra There is a box with electrics in it, a pump and all the exhaust and fuel pipes. The metal box ...
by Konsortium
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Westerly Konsort upholstery
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Westerly Konsort upholstery

Hi, I have a Konsort based in Kent and wondered if I could have Jolly Roger's upholsterer's details (£800) and wanted to know if HW was completely happy with the result or would he have done anything different?

Many thanks.

Konsortium
by Konsortium
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: VHF/FM splitter or separate aerial?
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

VHF/FM splitter or separate aerial?

Hi, my fm radio has a poor signal and started to look into splitters so I could use the vhf aerial. You can buy a marine styled splitter for about £30 but equally you can buy 4 way splitters that claim to do uhf/vhf/fm/tv for about £4 but you have to put connectors on the wires yourself. Is there a ...
by Konsortium
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: CTEK battery charger
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

CTEK battery charger

Hi,

i've got a Konsort but up until now the boat has had a standard old fashioned car battery charger to top up the charge when necessary but the charger has just died on me. Should the replacement be a 7amp CTEK charger? I'd be grateful for others suggestions.

Many thanks.
by Konsortium
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Cabin lights down the starboard side suddenly stopped working?
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: Cabin lights down the starboard side suddenly stopped working?

Thanks for your replies. I'd been tinkering with the engine so based on the last mail, i checked the switch panel in the engine bay and indeed a wire had been pulled and once reinstated the lights were back on. quick and easy when you know where to look. thank you.
by Konsortium
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Cabin lights down the starboard side suddenly stopped working?
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Cabin lights down the starboard side suddenly stopped working?

Hi,

Cabin lights down the starboard side suddenly stopped working? This includes the heads and starboard side of the fore cabin.

Any ideas where to start eliminating?
by Konsortium
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Stain or varnish tiller?
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

Re: Stain or varnish tiller?

I've stained the tiller. It looks fantastic!
by Konsortium
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Stain or varnish tiller?
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

Stain or varnish tiller?

I've stained my teak handrail etc with a honey tone wood stain/sealer. It really looks good and the wood looks like brand new teak. My question is: is it ok to stain the tiller or is there some type of convention that dictates that the tiller gets varnished. I had always intended to varnish but the ...
by Konsortium
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Deck crazed because of heat of being under solar panel.
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Deck crazed because of heat of being under solar panel.

Hi, The deck has crazed because of heat of being under a solar panel. The paint is crazed but so is the fibreglass. I want to paint the deck but I equally don't fancy taking a grinder to the deck. Someone suggested car body filler is not an unacceptable solution. What are people's thoughts on that? ...
by Konsortium
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Oil like cream!
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Oil like cream!

The engine had a major overhaul about 3 years ago (including a new head gasket) I had a season with an excellent engine, then had the boat lifted and an engineer did the winter prep on the engine with anti freeze, new oil, filter etc. Before the boat went back into the water i started the engine and...
by Konsortium
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Oil like cream!
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Oil like cream!

Hi, yes it was.

I've flushed the engine oil a few times but it doesn't seem to get any better.

The head gasket was only replaced a few years ago,so really shouldn't be that.

I'll speak to Bukh and see if they have any suggestions.

Thank you.
by Konsortium
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Oil like cream!
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Oil like cream!

My boat has been laid up for nearly two years. When it was put on the hard all the oil and filters were changed. I've was checking the oil level and it was a bit high so I pumped some out of the sump to get it back between the two marks on the dip stick but the oil that came out was like cream. Also...
by Konsortium
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Propellor maintenance / cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Propellor maintenance / cleaning

Hi,

A friend of mine, polished my brass three bladed prop with a standard wire brush attachment and an angle grinder. I presume it wasn't done aggressively but it looks amazing and has lasted well.