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by Gangesboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Junk rigged Griffon
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Junk rigged Griffon

Thanks Roger,
As usual sage advice, after my first flush of excitement I started to think about exactly what you mentioned in your post.
My big worry obviously was resale value.
I’ll shelve that idea!
Best Regards
Paul.
by Gangesboy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Junk rigged Griffon
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Junk rigged Griffon

How about this for a bonkers idea, a junk rigged Griffon. by all accounts they are cheaper, you can make your own sails and battens and they are very easy for single handed sailors to sail and reef. But..... how much to convert, and could you re- sell easily? I've read the Westerly Tiger conversatio...
by Gangesboy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur spray hood
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Centaur spray hood

CJ Marine, brilliant covers and frames, easy to fit.
Might be a tad over your budget but quality kit, with the bonus of being able to add a cockpit tent later if you want.
My Griffon hood was £800 all In including delivery.
by Gangesboy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD7A decoke
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: MD7A decoke

Fantastic Alan, I’ll give that a go, I didn’t think it would be too difficult and I’ll remember the bleed off nipple!
Thanks for the info on the pistons too, busy weekend coming up me’thinks!!
Paul.
by Gangesboy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD7A decoke
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: MD7A decoke

Hi again, she’s a Griffon fin keel. By the way I was tinkering with the head yesterday trying to figure out how to remove the injectors, how do you get the three metal tabs off? Do you remove the appropriate stud? Thanks for that info regarding the rpm’s on the two engines, I wonder :roll:
Paul.
by Gangesboy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD7A decoke
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: MD7A decoke

Thanks Alan, you’ve been a busy boy, it sounds like a new engine! Unfortunately I’m in the West of Scotland so not very handy to take a look at yours. I know of a place in Ayr that does heads so I might nip in there and get them to take a look. Of the top of your head do you know if both pistons mov...
by Gangesboy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD7A decoke
Replies: 8
Views: 934

MD7A decoke

Due to my engine chuffing exhaust out of the air cleaner, I decided it was time to take the head off to see what was going on. I suspect a sticky valve, but don’t know till I disassemble it. The head has a lot of carbon on it, and the tips of the injectors look blocked and corroded, almost none exis...
by Gangesboy
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffon windlass
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: Griffon windlass

Mine has a Lofrans windlass on the foredeck, a manual one that is. Can't see a problem fitting an electric one if you are handy.
Good luck, let us know how you get on.
by Gangesboy
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?

Hi Bob, two sail panels were torn during a F7,the safest way to repair the sail was to let in two new sail panels, and replace some loose stitching, plus the UV panel. I budgeted for £500,there was a lot of work to be done, and was highly delighted with what I paid. I'm defiantly going to them when ...
by Gangesboy
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Cost of Konsort genoa UV strip?

Just to chuck in my tuppence worth, I put my genoa ( Griffon ) into Saturn sails in Largs to get the UV strip and two panels, plus some stitching done and they laundered it,all for £355inc Vat, this included picking it up from Troon and dropping it back, first class service as usual.
by Gangesboy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Griffon Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Griffon Charging

Hi Brightstar, Many thanks for the offer, that would have been handy but I'm on the West coast of Scotland, so a wee bit far away! I had another look at the system, the batteries are connected properly neg to neg and the pos to the switch, so as you say when switched then the are connected in parall...
by Gangesboy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Griffon Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Griffon Charging

Hi Brightstar,
Many thanks for the offer, that would have been handy but I'm on the West coast of Scotland, so a wee bit far away!
by Gangesboy
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Griffon Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Griffon Charging

Many thanks gentlemen, I have to agree with Brightstar that they need to be separated, that will be next on the list.
I will investigate further regarding your suggestions and report back.
Best Regards.
by Gangesboy
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Griffon Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Griffon Charging

I have a slightly annoying problem with my charging system, specifically the charging light stays on, even though the batteries are charging, or at best goes on and off. (At best it goes off for two seconds then comes on for one second!) I was at the boat today with a pal and we put a meter on each ...
by Gangesboy
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Best polish to use
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Best polish to use

I used 3M on my Griffon, one coat, after using Oxclic acid to clean the hull.
Put it on by hand and used a Silverline buffer to polish, with a sheepskin buff to finish.
I got a lot of positive comments too!