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by Yoramy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Crack in hull bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Crack in hull bottom

Thank you Roger The existing delamination is only on the bottom of the bilge, not up the hull from inside so I wonder if any holes should be drilled and injected with epoxy.. The top glass layer at the bottom of this bilge seems to have been poured on top of the external hull layers. There is actual...
by Yoramy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Crack in hull bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Crack in hull bottom

Hello Roger and thank you for the reply Indeed the photo makes it look much worse than it is. However, I have today started widening the cracks and removing any loose material and there was much of it. I found two layers of glass at the bottom of that bilge working from the outside. And these layers...
by Yoramy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Crack in hull bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Crack in hull bottom

There's a crack in the hull below the stuffing box. This area which is approx 40 cm deep by 15 cm wide bilge, fw of the stuffing box is holding the stuffing box dripwater has probably been full of water for many years. It had multiple gelcoat-deep small blisters, without acid. Boat was scraped and d...
by Yoramy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hard steering
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Hard steering

Hello, The wheel on my 1979 Conway is hard. It is certainly not possible to steer with one finger as I read it should be. It's always been hard but it might be getting slightly harder. The chain on the wheel's cog at the top of the helm post is very tight. The second cog chain, the one pulling the c...
by Yoramy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Boom furling maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Boom furling maintenance

Hello everyone There's a loud sqweek sound coming from somewhere inside the mast when raising the main which is furled on the boom on my 1979 Conway. Not sure if this is the sound of the furling boom mechanism or a sheave inside the mast or what. How can I lubricate the boom fuller, which has no acc...
by Yoramy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: U shaped chain plates
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: U shaped chain plates

Thanks Mike. I'm not sure how can to replicate the existing cracking angle. If I get the existing U and plates to a metal shop will they be able to create identical parts I can install myself with the proper angle? Those two legs of the U ate they embedded in resin through the deck or just screwed f...
by Yoramy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: U shaped chain plates
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: U shaped chain plates

Hello mike and thank you for the reply. im still not sure - the U fitting above deck connects to a single bolt chainplate below deck, like the one I see in the cabinet, or are there two bolts for each U fitting? The two legs of the U fiiting are simply embedded in the hull with no nuts below, and sh...
by Yoramy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: U shaped chain plates
Replies: 5
Views: 681

U shaped chain plates

Hi, There's watter leaking through, I believe, at least two of the chainplates fitted on my Conway ketch. These are the Fw standing rigging lines running to midmast just below the spreaders. The fittings are U shaped with two legs penetrating the deck. However inside the cabin there's only a single ...
by Yoramy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: new mounts OM636 110mm
Replies: 1
Views: 542

new mounts OM636 110mm

The mounts on my Mercedes OM636 should be replaced. The current mounts are 100mm center holes, the new ones are 110mm center holes. I'm thinking of using one existing holes on the brackets and drilling only a single new hole for each new mount. That way I need to drill only 4 new holes instead of 8 ...
by Yoramy
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: glow plugs testing
Replies: 15
Views: 3729

Re: glow plugs testing

Yes indeed the two brown/white wires from the fuse holder go to a single terminal on the relay. The relay has 4 terminals: from the fuse holder (brown/white) to the resistor (brown) from the battery plus? (red) to ground on engine block (black) these fuses are hard to get. I'm still trying to find s...
by Yoramy
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: glow plugs testing
Replies: 15
Views: 3729

Re: glow plugs testing

Thank you Philip there is voltage at the fuse holder when the switch is on - at the wires on the upper section of the image, those covered with black sleeve. it means the fuses come before the relay I presume, and if so, a burnt relay would not affect the fuses. Is that correct? Also, why are there ...
by Yoramy
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: glow plugs testing
Replies: 15
Views: 3729

Re: glow plugs testing

Thank you for the information I tested the brown wire at the top of the Hella relay for current but did not see it is getting any, in any of the ignition switch positions (other than the last, the starter position). I guess the next stop up the line is the ignition switch itself, although starting i...
by Yoramy
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: glow plugs testing
Replies: 15
Views: 3729

glow plugs testing

Hi In my Westerly Conway ketch the OM636 has 4 glow plugs connected in serial. Since it has been difficult to start the engine from cold but never from warm, I started testing them. I pulled out the first in the series and tested it for Ohm (no reaction) and by running power directly to it from the ...
by Yoramy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Ripped Genoa roller
Replies: 17
Views: 3385

Re: Ripped Genoa roller

The hole is uncompromised . The newly welded screw actually threaded in the whole but does have slight play in it. I'm ok with both the sealant or epoxy method. I wonder which will make it easier to remove in the future. Probably the sealant? As for the underside of the deck , do you mean between th...
by Yoramy
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Ripped Genoa roller
Replies: 17
Views: 3385

Re: Ripped Genoa roller

Sorry , I'm still not clear on the process. If I place the fitting in the hole, there's no way I can insert epoxy in it. There's less than a millimeter of space between the fitting and the hole walls and no way to push the epoxy 8 cm along the length of the fittings screw . The epoxy will have to be...