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by GTom12
Tue May 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: glow plugs testing
Replies: 15
Views: 3417

Re: glow plugs testing

The fuses could be 40V 25A. If so, they are old automotive Bosch Type GBC fuses. The highest rating I could find was 25A. http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/continental-ceramic-torpedo-fuses.html If you want to replace the fuse holder, all I can find is a four-way block. http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/co...
by GTom12
Wed May 23, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Discus Bridge Deck diesel tank?
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Discus Bridge Deck diesel tank?

I am replacing my corroding mild steel diesel tank with a high density polyethylene tank. The original tank is shaped, does anyone know all the dimensions? I am thinking if I should get a custom shaped tank ($$$$) or a standard "brick". Former obviously makes much better use of the available space...
by GTom12
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Safe" drying berths for bilge keelers, West coast
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: "Safe" drying berths for bilge keelers, West coast

Your comment is relieving Steve, it seems I am over-worrying the topic a bit:D No personal experience, just found some references that deep soft mud creates strong lateral forces on bilge keels and early designs had to be strengthened to cope with it. Might be specific cases with extremly "sticky" m...
by GTom12
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Re: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur

Very interesting topic, I was wondering if anyone has professionally assessed/measured Westerly boats from the '80s for STIX? I would be interested how the values look like for bilge-keel models (Centaur, Fulmar, 33, Falcon, Discus). There are literally thousands of these boats still on water, racin...
by GTom12
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33/Discus bilge keels.
Replies: 24
Views: 2978

Re: W33/Discus bilge keels.

dj7613 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:10 pm
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That one definitely look serious...

Indeed, I expect the re-bedding work to be done at some stage, after all 30+years on drying moorings is quite a challenge for these boats.
by GTom12
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Safe" drying berths for bilge keelers, West coast
Replies: 2
Views: 543

"Safe" drying berths for bilge keelers, West coast

I am looking for berthing ideas that would serve a bilge keel boat without killing the hull/keel stub. Could someone provide local knowledge where the ground would be considered safe for the "sensitive" Westerly keels (Fulmar, Discus, etc)? AFAIK soft mud can be quite disastrous on splayed keels... ...
by GTom12
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33/Discus bilge keels.
Replies: 24
Views: 2978

Re: W33/Discus bilge keels.

Found an interesting example, should this be the dreaded keel joint weakening?

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by GTom12
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Marine Surveyor Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Marine Surveyor Recommendations?

Any recommendations on the West coast/Manchester area?

@Ballyritchie: Thank you very much for the list!
by GTom12
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Propeller 33/Discus?
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Propeller 33/Discus?

It seems the 33 and the Discus have quite limited space available for props, does anyone have exact dimensions, what could fit in? Especially interested in folding props (flex-o-fold & Co.) which might be even more limited than normal props(?). I am asking this, because I see boats with very differe...
by GTom12
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Builder's certificate from the 80's?
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Builder's certificate from the 80's?

The '95 figure was refferring the MCA template, I am after a '80-84 Discus :) Indeed, I don't expect much hassle with VAT, clear title (64/64 ownership, no liens/mortgages) would be the point: some lenders AFAIK held back one of the original documents (e.g. builders certification) if there was no Pa...
by GTom12
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Builder's certificate from the 80's?
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Builder's certificate from the 80's?

Thank you Roger! It should be a Discus:) Had a brief look at the Falcons but they don't seem to offer significantly more space and less likely to "fit in a 10m berth".
by GTom12
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Builder's certificate from the 80's?
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Builder's certificate from the 80's?

I see the MCA Builder's certificate template is from 1995, if I want to establish a clear title on a boat from the 80's, what kind of document shall I ask for, which is the "birth certificate" of the boat (of course along all the bills of sale)? Is the " Lloyd's Register Certificate" a separate docu...
by GTom12
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus vs Fulmar?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Discus vs Fulmar?

Unless the one single clear goal is not racing/speed, it's always a compromise. So far I have the Moody 33, Malo 40h, Westerly 33/Discus on the list, the Discus being the favorite. In my case the characteristics I want to see in the boat: - Enough space for 4-5 people -> aft cabin. - Bluewater capab...
by GTom12
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus vs Fulmar?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Discus vs Fulmar?

Contacted all Discus sellers I could find on the market (apolloduck+some smaller brokerages), most are waiting for early spring to launch the boats from the dry. Hopefully I can close a reasonable deal before summer. Not that easy, some are hit by the "green plague" (Volvo engine), but I am not too ...
by GTom12
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus vs Fulmar?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Discus vs Fulmar?

Thanks Steve, the hunt is on:)! Indeed, it was a tough task to find the right size. We would eventually show up in the Med, where a 10m boat sometimes pays 2'000€ less a year than an 11m one. On the other hand, a family needs more space than a couple, majority of the 10m boats don't have an aft cabi...