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by wotan4
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: VERY STIFF PULL PULL WHEEL STEERING
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

VERY STIFF PULL PULL WHEEL STEERING

I have a westerly renown with centre cockpit steering which has been laid up for a while. When out of the water the rudder was free but in the water and operated by the steering wheel it is very stiff. Any members had the same problem? I have greased everything I can and slackened the cable in condu...
by wotan4
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B COLD START BUTTON
Replies: 1
Views: 821

MD2B COLD START BUTTON

The control cable mechanism does not work properly and on further inspection did not push in the cold start button. This button seems very stiff but the engine was not used for many months prior to me purchasing the boat so there could be a little corrosion making it reluctant to move. I am intendin...
by wotan4
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Bilge cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

Bilge cleaning

I have a Westerly Renown and have completed all the engine maintenance but I now need to clean the bilges through. There a little oil (from the previous owner) and grime so I need a cleaner. I have been recommended Bilgex but cannot find anywhere that sells 1 litre size. I really did not want to buy...
by wotan4
Wed May 27, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B ENGINE OIL OVERFILL
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: MD2B ENGINE OIL OVERFILL

Hi guys, I used my extractor pump to remove excess engine oil and ran the engine in gear for about 40 minutes on the mooring in the marina. There was a small amount of oil coming out of the exhaust for a few minutes and then water ran clear ok. No engine oil leaks so no gaskets blown. I think I have...
by wotan4
Sat May 23, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B ENGINE OIL OVERFILL
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: MD2B ENGINE OIL OVERFILL

Hi Dereck, The excess oil I pumped out was nice and clean with no milkiness or water in it. I have been told that excess oil goes down the breather and then into one of the air filters and hence this causes white smoke. I should just add that the white smoke was only apparent when the revs were incr...
by wotan4
Fri May 22, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B ENGINE OIL OVERFILL
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

MD2B ENGINE OIL OVERFILL

I have Westerly Renown with a Volvo MD2B engine. We went out yesterday, the first time since changing the engine oil. After 10 minutes or so after increasing the revs, we noticed white smoke coming out of the exhaust so we immediately returned to the marina slowly. Upon investigation we found that t...
by wotan4
Mon May 18, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Uncomfortable sleeping
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

Re: Uncomfortable sleeping

Thanks for your ideas guys. I like the idea of duvet under and over and I shall try this first. If it works ok for me I can get a couple of new ones for the boat from Tesco. The underneath one can have higher tog rating and thus be thicker. This, hopefully will do the job. The stern cabin is empty s...
by wotan4
Mon May 18, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Raw Water Strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: Raw Water Strainer

Hi Mike, I did the raw water strainer job yesterday with my son and it went a treat. We removed the old cracked strainer and the leaking pipework bodged up with silicon and all the old rusted jubilee clips. We cleaned all the spigot end of the valve, the sea cock is one of the new Marelon ones and f...
by wotan4
Thu May 14, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cockpit table
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Cockpit table

Hi Steve, I have looked at the Pentland on the yachtsnet website and it just exactly what I am looking for. I was going to get separate cup holders but the design on the pentland combines everything which is just the job. Thanks Steve, for suggesting I look at this pentland and thanks for your advic...
by wotan4
Mon May 11, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cockpit table
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Cockpit table

I am not really sure if this is the right section of the forum but here goes. I have a Westerly Renown with wheel steering on a pedestal and I want to install a fold down cockpit table fixed to the front of the pedestal unit. Have any members carried out this project and if so are there any sketches...
by wotan4
Sat May 09, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Raw Water Strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: Raw Water Strainer

I really must thank all you guys for your help and suggestions. The new strainer is in fact a Vetus plastic type with underside pipework connections so all your comments are very relevant. I think in summary, I will mount the strainer about 6 inches above the water line but not more than 12 inches. ...
by wotan4
Sat May 09, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Raw Water Strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: Raw Water Strainer

Thanks so much for your reply and your welcome. Wotan was in Scotland for a time but not sure when. She does have a dark blue hull and white topsides and I bought her from the previous owner at Kemps Marina in Southampton. He bought her from a marina at Whitehaven and I believe she cruised the Irish...
by wotan4
Fri May 08, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Raw Water Strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Raw Water Strainer

I am a very new member, just a week! I have a Westerly Renown with a Volvo Penta MD2B which has been fully serviced and runs well. The old water strainer is plastic and looks a bit knackered as does the pipework which is a mixture of all sorts. I have bought some proper water pipe from Keypart and n...
by wotan4
Fri May 08, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Uncomfortable sleeping
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

Uncomfortable sleeping

On my Westerly Renown which sleeps 6 ok, the cushions are vinyl clad and easy to clean etc. They are however, uncomfortable to sleep on and I ache in every bone I have after sleeping on board. I cannot really afford to replace all the cushions with new ones. Has any members encountered the same issu...
by wotan4
Fri May 08, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: saloon floor Seahawk
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: saloon floor Seahawk

I have just finished fitting B&Q carpet tiles to the cabin floors on my Westerly Renown and it looks great. I also have a Dufour 2800 and this carpet has been laid on her for several years. If you have a spillage or worn area, you can simply put in a replacement tile. With the new floor just laid, I...