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by Peter Q
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine replacement for a Westerly Discus advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Engine replacement for a Westerly Discus advice

Thanks again Rodger, it is appreciated. I am definitely going to take a look at Beta Marine. Subjectively I never much liked the Yanmar on my Father's Elan 40, it has never given any trouble but it sounds like it is shaking itself to pieces and was underspeced so not powerful enough. I would be inte...
by Peter Q
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Materials for antifouling advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Re: Materials for antifouling advice

Thanks for your reply Rodger, it is appreciated. I will have a look through your thread.

PQ
by Peter Q
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Location of a life raft
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Location of a life raft

Thanks Barry and Rodger, you replies are appreciated. My mind is made up! I'm going to fit on the pushpit. There is no aft deck on my Discus, other than cockpit space, as I have the aft cockpit version. I think there may well be room on the centre cockpit version which would look very similar to the...
by Peter Q
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Location of a life raft
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Location of a life raft

Hi all, I intend to fit a life raft to my Westerly Discus. Currently there are mountings for one on the roof just forward of the mast. However, I would also like to fit a small hatch in the heads which would unfortunately be underneath this position. The obvious thing to do would be to mount the uni...
by Peter Q
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Materials for antifouling advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Materials for antifouling advice

Hi all, I am about to start antifouling the underwater areas of my Westerly Discus and would be grateful for some advice on specific products. If I understand the process right I need the following: anti rust epoxy filler (I’m guessing if a actually need this I can use what I have from my West Sys...
by Peter Q
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine replacement for a Westerly Discus advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Engine replacement for a Westerly Discus advice

Hi all, The engine on my Westerly Discus has been condemned and needs replacing. As it happens I was planning an engine replacement in the near future but it has unfortunately been bumped up the priority list! At this early stage I have two questions: (1) Manufactures What has been removed is the or...
by Peter Q
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Surveyor- Kent/Essex/London area
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Re: Surveyor- Kent/Essex/London area

Hi Jason, When I had my Westerly Discus surveyed I used Dominic Buckley, his contact details are below: EAST ANGLIA YACHT SURVEYS LTD 21 Heath Way, Blofield Heath, Norfolk, NR13 4RS Tel: (01603) 717823 eastangliayachtsurveys@btinternet.com www.eastangliayachtsurveys.co.uk It was the first survey I h...
by Peter Q
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems

Jolly Roger wrote:You will certainly find it will cost far less and be quicker to paint your decks than have synthetic teak applied
For sure!

Thanks again for the info Rodger, it is much appreciated.

PQ
by Peter Q
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems

Hi Keith,

Many thanks for your replies too.

I’ll do some more research but its good to know that none of the ones mentioned are going to be duff choice!

PQ
by Peter Q
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems

Hi Derek, Many thanks for the comment about using polyester gelcoat, I was aware and the epoxy will be used to fill and strengthen the various holes and gaps, then polyester gelcoat used for the finish. I am also aware of the issues getting polyester to stick to epoxy (it works fine the other way ar...
by Peter Q
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems

Hi Roger, Many thanks for both replies. The colour matching video was very interesting and helpful. I have also ordered some Y10 and will be giving it a go. I understand the process for the repairs as a long time ago I did many of them but thanks for the helpful tip about the Dremel, I was consideri...
by Peter Q
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: How to mix the right colour for gel coat repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

How to mix the right colour for gel coat repairs

Hi, Does anyone have experience and recommendations for matching colour for gel coat repairs? My 1982 Westerly Discus is a sort of cream colour and I say sort of as it is stained and faded differently in deferent places. Obviously I’m not going to get a perfect match but it would be nice to have a...
by Peter Q
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Recommendations for epoxy repair systems
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Recommendations for epoxy repair systems

Hi, Does anyone have a recommendation for a particular brand of epoxy resin and associated filler products or are they all much of a muchness? The ones I have come across are: Blue Gee West SP The sort of repairs I am looking to do include deep gelcoat repairs requiring filler, glassing over unwante...