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by MikeCoughlin
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rocna anchor on a Storm
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Rocna anchor on a Storm

Yes, it does damage the bow! It also fouls the furling drum on our boat, so isn't self stowing or launching. I intend to have a bow roller extension made up which fits inside the channel of the present one. I've seen that on other boats. I think it's worth persevering as the Rocna is an excellent an...
by MikeCoughlin
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Internal smell
Replies: 15
Views: 2674

Re: Internal smell

Mildew is also a problem on our Storm. I haven't tried cleaning with vinegar, but I'll give it a go. Vinegar's very good for cleaning props.
by MikeCoughlin
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Hot Water on a Storm
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Hot Water on a Storm

Hi, Our Storm has the calorifier fitted in the cockpit locker along with the water pump. However, the batteries were moved and fitted under the aft cabin bunk, so we trim quite nicely, though stern heavy. (I'll have to do something about that.) I'm just working up to fitting mains electricity, inclu...
by MikeCoughlin
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Storm propeller

Thanks all for your help. My apologies for the delay in replying. I've checked with Bruntons and T. Norris both of whom were very helpful. 18x15 LH is indeed the correct prop for a Storm with the Volvo Penta 2002 18hp. Ours is fitted with a 3:1 ratio gearbox, which makes all the difference, apparent...
by MikeCoughlin
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Storm propeller

Thanks all for your replies. I'm a little strapped for cash, so I may well buy another fixed prop, the advantages of a folding one notwithstanding. I'm happy with the performance of the current one.
by MikeCoughlin
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Storm propeller

Mike Welcome to the Westerly Owners Forum. If you are fitting a new propeller, why not consider fitting a folding propeller as your boat speed will increase by ½ to ¾ knots. On my Fulmar I fitted a Gori from Sillete. http://www.sillette.co.uk/gori_standard_2_blade_folding_propellers.html Also con...
by MikeCoughlin
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: Storm propeller

Hi everybody, I need a new prop for my Storm. The current one, which now has a piece missing, is a two-bladed fixed one. It's not entirely clear but it seems to have 18 x 15 LH stamped on it. I'm assuming that's 18" diameter (Obviously I can measure that) and 15" pitch, and Left Handed. Does this s...
by MikeCoughlin
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Storm propeller

Hi everybody, I need a new prop for my Storm. The current one, which now has a piece missing, is a two-bladed fixed one. It's not entirely clear but it seems to have 18 x 15 LH stamped on it. I'm assuming that's 18" diameter (Obviously I can measure that) and 15" pitch, and Left Handed. Does this so...