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by Khiran
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: propeller coating?
Replies: 12
Views: 3077

propeller coating?

HI,
I removed heavily anti fouled prop from Tempest, I've stripped offending anti-foul & dressed to fantastic bronze as it should be, question is, now what? Any suggestions on protecting for the season ahead?
thanks, Phil.
by Khiran
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Serviced winches
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Serviced winches

Thanks for all your comments and support, getting stuck into 'the-list' is great! Servicing the winches was one of the easier tasks, as usual I asked lots of people from our club, a few racer types in work who do-it-all themselves and of course on-line where step by step instructions are abundant. V...
by Khiran
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Serviced winches
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Serviced winches

Hi WOA, had a spare morning & plunged into servicing all 4 winches on our Tempest...glad i did. Found they were totally filthy with all sorts of airborne grime. Obviously our boat is new to us this year & we're keen to overhaul everything, budget is tight so quality grease & oil are affordable! I'm ...
by Khiran
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Griffon: noise from prop rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Re: Griffon: noise from prop rotation

Hi Bill,

nothing new to add than has already been posted but I too had this experience last month & being new to sailing immediately contacted volvo marine engineer who advised me to engage reverse when sailing to avoid prop action & unnecessary bearing wear...no repeat of noise since.
by Khiran
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: mysterious leak on Tempest
Replies: 1
Views: 774

mysterious leak on Tempest

I recently dried out for a tide to remove redundant transducer/paddle wheel and install replacements. All went well with hours to spare, the next morning I noticed water gathering in middle bilge, about 100mls in 12 hrs I've eliminated new instruments, all sound and traced the source so far to the s...
by Khiran
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 16316

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

decided to replace all thru hull connections @ mast...all to weary and ALL leaking into ceiling cavity. Previous owner had installed a f/finder & gps, which we'd been relying on. While installing new suite of instruments i located the f/finder transducer stuck to hull with blu-tack! I read lots of p...
by Khiran
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: bosuns chair a no no!
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

bosuns chair a no no!

I'm going to climb the mast to install new cruising/deck light then depending on how that goes, to the top i go to remove obsolete cups, repair mast light, rewire & install new wind cups...i'm fine on ladders and reasonably experienced at climbing for inspections but i don't relish the thought. I kn...
by Khiran
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: replacing furling line
Replies: 2
Views: 997

replacing furling line

hi, how difficult is it to replace the furling line, existing line is too short. Furling gear is Furlex, not the new shiney type...original probably.
by Khiran
Tue May 26, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 16316

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

sorted troublesome main sheet cams, temperamental reefing clutches sorted too! result! then the anchor was inspected...oh no! check the attached photos out. the really bad triple was mid span the rusty end link was attached to stainless bow shackle/anchor and the other is obviously an older chain li...
by Khiran
Mon May 25, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: main sheet cams slipping
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: main sheet cams slipping

Guys,thanks for the advice, I dismantled the main sheet cams and yes there was a serious build up of salt residue around springs and inside the cams jaws...10mins in solvent then dried and a quick squirt of silicon spray and they are working great...some pitting remains on the face of the cam block ...
by Khiran
Sat May 23, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: main sheet cams slipping
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

main sheet cams slipping

after sailing on Friday I noted the main sheet cams were slipping and not biting hard on the rope...had to feather it once or twice, no real issue but I was wondering are they repairable? Same issue with newly installed reefing line, one of the clutches appears to be shot! same question, repairable ...
by Khiran
Wed May 20, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 16316

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Khiran is on the mooring where I continued to strip back remaining varnish and prep for D1 application. Lots of activity from other members of our club stopping by and encouraging me to put away the tools and go sailing! Had engine serviced plus repaired Webasto heating system which was really expen...
by Khiran
Tue May 05, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 16316

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

phase 1 of Tempest wood revival! We choose Owatrol D1 based on positive comments here and from some wooden boat owners at our club...results are promising, really easy to apply plus very forgiving as it stays active for up to 20-30mins...idiot proof dare I suggest.
by Khiran
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: rubber window latch replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: rubber window latch replacement

thanks Roger for the advice...i'd just about gave up and was going to try our 'caravan-ing' cousins!
by Khiran
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: teak or mahogany on 1988 tempest?
Replies: 2
Views: 919

teak or mahogany on 1988 tempest?

WOA's i'm reasonably sure the rubbing strake and grab rails etc are teak but i'd like to hear it from experienced owners first! I've manually scraped back and sanded anything flat with great results because i'd like to keep the wood natural looking. I'm aware that teak retains oils etc and doesn't u...