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by Patrick Farrell
Tue May 29, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Bilges taking on water
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Bilges taking on water

Check all engine hoses tighten them all, water pump leaking or impeller leaking ?
by Patrick Farrell
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2565

Re: The Wild West River Axe

Having sailed out of the Axe for 20+ years its not for the faint hearted. The entrance is a very narrow 20-30 foot wide horror, on one side is the harbour wall & a shingle bank on the other . Locals are normally back in no later than 30 minutes after local HW, because the tide runs out like a train ...
by Patrick Farrell
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Best pitch for a 14 inch prop on a Centaur with a beta 20
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Best pitch for a 14 inch prop on a Centaur with a beta 20

Firstly work out the hull speed, i.e. max speed the boat will go through the water. If you have reached that at reasonable RPM ,leave well alone.
by Patrick Farrell
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Ocean 33 anchor
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Ocean 33 anchor

Good morning Folks May I ask if any of you have changed the awful 35lb cqr for a modern anchor, If so what have to managed to get to fit? I have now made templates up for most of the newer shapes & nothing fits, due to the angle of the stem head. It looks like I will have to get an extension made up...
by Patrick Farrell
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Head linings again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Head linings again!

Hi Folks
Does anyone know, someone who replaces head linings in the South West.?
Have just had a very bad head lining day, discovered ours was held up by the broken fore hatch trim.
Patrick
by Patrick Farrell
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Ocean 33 Handicap
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Ocean 33 Handicap

May I ask what handicaps you are sailing off, if you race your Ocean 33? I have been given 950 , which seems very fast for a boat with 15 year old sails & full cruising inventory.
Having done some direct line speed comparisons with other boats we seem over handicapped.
by Patrick Farrell
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: lewmar Delta anchor
Replies: 1
Views: 685

lewmar Delta anchor

Has anyone found a suitable stem head fitting to go with the existing westerly stem head to stow one of these anchors? I am looking at something I can bolt into the right hand side of the existing fitting to save the massive cost of a whole new fitting. This is so the anchor will clear the gel coat ...
by Patrick Farrell
Wed May 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Vetus manual windlass
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: Vetus manual windlass

Although tedious to do lots of gentle tapping all over with a small hammer tends to break up the grip from corrosion. Have just had to do that on a friends lewmar capstan which is now up & running.
by Patrick Farrell
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Ocean 33 underpowered with Yanmar 2GM20
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: Ocean 33 underpowered with Yanmar 2GM20

Have also brought an ocean 33 this year Very pleased so far , sails like a witch. Glad we have the 30HP engine as even this feels a bit underpowered, only producing 5 knots on flat water at 2500 rpm. Only things I dislike is the seacock access or rather lack of it, & the problems I have had finding ...
by Patrick Farrell
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: ocean 33 shower tray
Replies: 1
Views: 877

ocean 33 shower tray

Good morning Folks
Does anyone know how to access the drain in the shower tray from underneath?
Also where does it drain to & should there be a sea cock?
Many thanks
by Patrick Farrell
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Electric windlass for ocean 33
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Electric windlass for ocean 33

Has anyone fitted one & if so what type & did you have any problems?