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by Miranda
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: LIGHT WEIGHT RUBBER DINGHY
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: LIGHT WEIGHT RUBBER DINGHY

I have a 2.3 inflatable which I find a bit on the small side, going to up size to a 2.7 as I borrowed one to try and was loads better. The 2.3 is ok with 2 people in totally flat water but having come ashore from anchor a couple of time I feel the 2.7 with slightly larger tubes and a bit more room i...
by Miranda
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: teak or mahogany on 1988 tempest?
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: teak or mahogany on 1988 tempest?

Mine are teak left natural finish, look fine. :D
by Miranda
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffin: Ripped genoa luff
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Griffin: Ripped genoa luff

Thats great news good luck with it, hope all goes well. :D :D
by Miranda
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffin: Ripped genoa luff
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Griffin: Ripped genoa luff

If its slightly smaller I can't see a problem, unlikely you would notice any change in performance and it would get you going ( if the price was right of coarse ) I would give it a try then get yours repaired later, at least you would have a spare then. :D
by Miranda
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffin: Ripped genoa luff
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Griffin: Ripped genoa luff

Have a look on the for sale list on this site there is a Griffin Genoa up for offers ! in Devon.
by Miranda
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15626

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Well we are finally back afloat for the season and what a great start, had a whole family of dolphins follow us for about 40 mins whilst sailing back to Barmouth. :D :D :D :D
by Miranda
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: centaur holding tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

Re: centaur holding tank

Not a centaur but I have a holding tank on my Tempest, its about 35lts stainless steel fitted just forward of the heads with a diverter valve that gives the option to use the tank or send out in the normal way. There is a hand operated pump to empty the tank which just pumps it into the outlet hose ...
by Miranda
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15626

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Great news Kim glad your pleased with the Tempest, they do sail well not done to much with mine as I only bought her in October sailed her home then out for the winter, but well pleased with performance, looking forward to getting afloat again, your well ahead of me !! :? :cry: :cry:
by Miranda
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: 1986 Corsair Keel Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: 1986 Corsair Keel Bolts

I resealed a couple of mine this winter, they were 30mm stainless double nuts, you do need a deep socket to get the second nut off then a flat stainless plate below which took a bit of shifting due to sealant beneath.
Hope this helps.
Tim.
by Miranda
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15626

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Had a good day yesterday finished painting in the bilges, then refitted my freshly varnished floor boards. Even got round to fitting the new mixer tap/shower head in the heads, not tested it yet as its all drained down for winter. Need a nice calm day now as I need to go up the mast to replace the w...
by Miranda
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15626

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Thanks Roger, I have already sanded the gelshield with a DA sander and it has a really good key, I will be a while before we get a suitable temp to apply the epoxy. Interestingly I have contacted the paint manufacturer ( in this case Jotuns) they have advised against overcoating with antifouling unt...
by Miranda
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15626

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

In my case the hull has been epoxied previously (gel shield 200) a good few years worth of antifouling has now been scraped off down to the gelshield, my plan was to apply a further epoxy coat over the gelshield as its been scratched in a good few places by over enthusiastic scraping ! Moisture read...
by Miranda
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15626

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Spent today scraping the last of dozens of coats of antifouling, thats it now till after christmas, then its the sander all over the bottom ! Will need to watch the weather then for a good day to wack on a coat of epoxy. Then a coat of tiger extra nearer to launch day.
by Miranda
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Keels
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Keels

Sikaflex 291 is the stuff you need its about £10 a tube, the type that fits into a calking gun as has been said 1 tube will do both keels.
by Miranda
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15626

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

No not done anything about the windlass not really made up my mind which way to go on that, been getting all the old anti fouling off. The hull has been epoxy coated at some stage so have taken it back to there as it had loads of coats of a/f on and was not pretty. Thinking of applying one more coat...