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by Sailordoc
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Will Rocna fit a Berwick roller?
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Will Rocna fit a Berwick roller?

So, in case anyone searches for this in the future, I make up a cardboard template and found the Rocna will not fit a sloop rigged Berwick. It would dig into gelcoat if pulled fully home, and would likely hit the reefing drum on deployment.
by Sailordoc
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Will Rocna fit a Berwick roller?
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Will Rocna fit a Berwick roller?

Hi all,

I'm considering upgrading my rather undersized Bruce anchor, and considering a 15kg Rocna. Obviously, however, I don't want to splash the cash only to find it won't fit the bow roller or bow shape of the Berwick. Has anyone fitted one successfully?
by Sailordoc
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Berwick - where to store dinghy
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: Berwick - where to store dinghy

Nigel.Birch wrote:On my Konsort when I'm under way I lash mine down in front of the mast....
Alas, that is where the life raft is mounted.....
by Sailordoc
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Berwick - where to store dinghy
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Berwick - where to store dinghy

A quick query. I have replaced the Avon 7 dinghy that came with my Westerly Berwick with a 2.7m new inflatable. However, this doesn't pack up anywhere near as small, and doesn't fit under the v berth where the Avon lived. Where on earth do people store them? The dinghy appear to be of such a size th...
by Sailordoc
Sat May 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Berwick - OK in mud berths?
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Berwick - OK in mud berths?

Thank you Caroline that is very reassuring! :D
by Sailordoc
Thu May 12, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Headlining recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1393

Headlining recommendations

Hi all, One of the jobs for next Winter is replacing the headlining and side panels in my Westerly Berwick, which by then will be berthed in Ipswich. My mate and I don't mind having a go at the main cabin, but the forecabin looks tricky with all the angles. Does anyone have a recommendation for a pr...
by Sailordoc
Tue May 03, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Berwick - OK in mud berths?
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Berwick - OK in mud berths?

Thanks for that. I'll have to have a look at the berthing and see whether it is the berths themselves that have 0.5m or just the approaches.
by Sailordoc
Mon May 02, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Berwick - OK in mud berths?
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Berwick - OK in mud berths?

Hi all, We will be moving our Westerly Berwick to Ipswich in July this year. The pontoon berth will only have a water depth of 0.5m at MLWS, so the keels will be partially in mud at times. I know that Centaurs suffered from keel splay in mud berths, but haven't heard so many stories about this with ...
by Sailordoc
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Loose footed v bolt rope main on Berwick
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Loose footed v bolt rope main on Berwick

To help anybody searching for this in the future, the loose footed main rolled around the boom with no problems.

Dennis
by Sailordoc
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Which non slip deck paint?
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Which non slip deck paint?

hi all, The non slip deck paint on my Berwick is looking very tired, and I will need to strip and replace at some point. I'm not too bothered about which shade of blue I use, but which non slip paint would people recommend? I don't fancy Kiwigrip as it looks rather a hassle to apply, but am open to ...
by Sailordoc
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Loose footed v bolt rope main on Berwick
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Loose footed v bolt rope main on Berwick

Hi all, I have a 1979 Berwick with the original roller reefing. I recently got a new mainsail, with reefing points added in case I decide to upgrade to slab reefing in the future. However, on fitting it this week I found it is loose footed other than a slide at the clew rather than the bolt rope I a...
by Sailordoc
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Berwick rig and sail dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Berwick rig and sail dimensions

hi all, I'm looking to replace the mainsail and roller Genoa on my Berwick, which has original mast and boom. The 'Westerly Story' Gives square footage but no rig or sail dimensions, and there is nothing on The WOA either in the members area or public pages. The Internet gives quite wildly differing...
by Sailordoc
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Carpet tiles for quarterberths?
Replies: 6
Views: 2512

Re: Carpet tiles for quarterberths?

Just a quick update in case it help people searching in the future. I eventually went for adhesive backed carpet from Hawke House: http://www.hawkehouse.co.uk/linings/self-adhesive-linings/p80-light-grey-self-adhesive-carpet-lining.html Fairly easy to apply and so far so good. Time will tell I guess...
by Sailordoc
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Carpet tiles for quarterberths?
Replies: 6
Views: 2512

Re: Carpet tiles for quarterberths?

Thanks for this. I'll look into carpet for relining
by Sailordoc
Sat May 31, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Carpet tiles for quarterberths?
Replies: 6
Views: 2512

Carpet tiles for quarterberths?

Hi all, I've recently bought a Westerly Berwick, which has a fair amount of mould in the starboard quarterberth, and collapsing lining in the port one. I've fixed the source of the mould (unfilled holes from an autohelm fitting by previous owner) but had to strip out the lining to treat fibreglass a...