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by FulmarOnia
Thu May 31, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: NASA Clipper Wind direction 180 deg out
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: NASA Clipper Wind direction 180 deg out

You will probably find that there is a "linearisation" or "calibration" process to follow. Look in the manual. At least that's what my Raymarine equivalent requires from time to time. It will involve something like pressing a special sequence of buttons then motoring around in ever decreasing circle...
by FulmarOnia
Sat May 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Mad or what....
Replies: 15
Views: 1526

Re: Mad or what....

Will be interested to hear the outcome. The Engine is probably the most expensive thing in a small sailing boat, so replacing the engine might well negate the cost of the boat. Plenty of Centaurs out there which have had original engine replaced and the owner is asking £5-6k, but the cost of putting...
by FulmarOnia
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: RE Engine Fulmar
Replies: 12
Views: 2040

Re: RE Engine Fulmar

If the choice was a 30 year old Bukh, that you could see working or £5,000 more for a much newer ( say 2-5 years old ) engine, then I would go for the Bukh with a £5,000 lower price and then budget say £500 pa towards a new engine. Reasons: Bukh's are easy to repair, spares still made and will last ...
by FulmarOnia
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Chain Locker Limber Hole
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Chain Locker Limber Hole

Yes this is a major design fault with the Corsair and many other boats of a similar vintage. At least you only got "some" water in the anchor locker, because the next stage is that the anchor locker fills to the level of the locker door in the forecabin, after which it drains out silently onto the f...
by FulmarOnia
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Self Tailing Winches for Tempest
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Self Tailing Winches for Tempest

I fitted a pair of Lewmar 32ST on my Fulmar. I felt they were a little small, so on that basis may be ideal for your Tempest. You can occassionally buy them 2nd hand - usually from someone who has decided his are too small!
by FulmarOnia
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.

Big Andy, Regarding drains for the anchor locker. If you wander along your marina, any marina, you will find that all the modern boats have drains, well just a hole covered by a small stainless clam shell fitting. Yes some boats show slight signs of rust staining from below this drain point, but it'...
by FulmarOnia
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Genoa size and rodkicker Konsort
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Genoa size and rodkicker Konsort

Never had a rodkicker on the Konsort I had a share in until a couple of years ago.
by FulmarOnia
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Cutlass bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Cutlass bearing

I do most maintence myself, but replacing the cutlass bearing is one job I have left to the boat yard both for the current boat and the previous one. This was very much on the basis that in order to do it the prop shaft had to come out, and in order to do that the rudder had to be dropped, hence you...
by FulmarOnia
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Re-calking a leaking Centaur keel bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Re-calking a leaking Centaur keel bolt

I did this on one keel bolt of my bilge keeled Fulmar. Required a hell of a lot of effort to unscrew the nuts- you need a long bar such as a torque wrench. Seemed to work OK. I did it when ashore and resting on the keels - somehow this felt safer. I had to buy a big roll of that cotton caulking mate...
by FulmarOnia
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.

Unless you have drainage holes in your anchor locker any and all water that enters it is still there ( subject to evaporation of course!), so might be worth emptying the anchor locker and checking . In answer to your question I have 70 metres of chain plus some rope maybe 20metrs cant remember and d...
by FulmarOnia
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Westerly Internal Varnish
Replies: 36
Views: 7690

Re: Westerly Internal Varnish

Sailor Franco, It was the Satin PV67 I used. you need to make sure both parts are well shaken before you mix them otherwise it will not come out satin, but will instead appear gloss I made that mistake on one piece ! I'm afraid I don't have before and after photos, but as I said there is no discerni...
by FulmarOnia
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Toe-rail fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Toe-rail fixings

Whistler, I had the same problem with my Fulmar. The solution was simple -- just replace all the toe rails ! It too me about 4 years and there was still one I hadn't done when I sold the boat ! I reckon it probably took about 10 hours per section. Instructions are as follows: 1) You need to have acc...
by FulmarOnia
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Corsair Anchor Locker Alteration.

Hi, Despite my user name I too am a Corsair owner. I bought her in early 2016. I know what you mean about the chain stacking up in a pyramid, I find it neccessary to open the little hatch from the forecabin and knock the pile over. I understand that one way to tackle this is to make your own, much s...
by FulmarOnia
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Struggling to Learn how to sail!
Replies: 28
Views: 5522

Re: Struggling to Learn how to sail!

I suggest that you push "buying the boat" somewhat down the list. My suggestion of doing land based courses was because a) that's what I did and b) my father taught some many years ago and said he was always surprised how many rushed out to buy a boat, only to find after a few months and a bad exper...
by FulmarOnia
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Struggling to Learn how to sail!
Replies: 28
Views: 5522

Re: Struggling to Learn how to sail!

I suggest that you try and do one of the shorebased courses, Day Skipper. You will then meet lots of people in a similiar position to your selves, relatively new at sailing, or the partner of someone more experienced. You will also find that the teacher probably has his own boat and will be open to ...