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by Gk24Nixie
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard bracket backing
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Outboard bracket backing

I have an inboard,a 10hp Nanni diesel,but the over-cautious side of me likes to try and cover all eventualities and although I've had the inboard running and intend giving it a full service it's still a bit of an unknown quantity.
by Gk24Nixie
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard bracket backing
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Outboard bracket backing

Hi all. I'm shortly to fit an auxiliary outboard bracket to my gk24. Any thoughts as to what size/thickness of ply I should use as a backing to spread the load. Initially it will have a 4hp 4 stroke on it but may go slightly bigger in the near future. As always,Thanks
by Gk24Nixie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: GK24 decks.
Replies: 2
Views: 373

GK24 decks.

Hi all,again.Are the decks and coachroof (as such) cored on a gk 24. Looking to redo the headlining in mine as most of it is absent. There are battens already in place which appear to be screwed in place. Looking at the underside of the main cabin it appears to be maybe 12mm thicker for a metre or s...
by Gk24Nixie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Oil change suction pump
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Oil change suction pump

Hi all.Can anyone recommend a good value (cheap!)pump for removing engine oil via dipstick hole? Thanks
by Gk24Nixie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Gk24 engine
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Gk24 engine

My new-to-me project gk24 has a Nanni 2 cylinder diesel lump,believed to be 14hp. As yet it's an unknown quantity,I've turned it over by hand but haven't as yet tried to fire it up. In all honesty,it doesn't look promising!Anyway,whether I can revive it not I'd like to mount an outboard on the trans...
by Gk24Nixie
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Refinishing external woodwork
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Refinishing external woodwork

Hi all.The external woodwork(rubbing strips,toe rails etc) on my new-to-me gk24 is sound but weathered. Best suggestions for reviving it please,preferably not the the varnish method! Thanks
by Gk24Nixie
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New boat,new member
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: New boat,new member

Will definitely be East Coast,am exploring a few different options at the moment,any where between Maldon and Harwich is within easy reach for me. A lot wasier than Gosport anyway. I'd like launch and sail around at Whitsun,if I can find time between now and then to get her ready.Cleaning is my fort...
by Gk24Nixie
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New boat,new member
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: New boat,new member

Thanks Simon. I'm not far from Walton myself,it's one of the places I'm considering for moorings when I bring her home.The plan currently is to get her seaworthy and attend to the cosmetics when she's a bit nearer home.Lack of headroom shouldn't be too much of an issue,she'll feel huge inside after ...
by Gk24Nixie
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: New boat,new member
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: New boat,new member

Screenshot_2018-03-03-18-51-16(1).png Screenshot_2018-03-03-18-51-33(1).png Screenshot_2018-03-03-18-52-50(1).png Screenshot_2018-03-03-18-52-44(1).png Thankyou for the welcome. She's called 'Nixie',currently in Gosport but I'm in North Essex. She's a bit of a project,having sat ashore for a while....
by Gk24Nixie
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Mooring chain locker problem
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Mooring chain locker problem

I read somewhere previously that a traffic cone (possibly cut down to fit)underneath the hawse pipe can help the chain lay better. I haven't tried it myself I hasten to add!
by Gk24Nixie
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: New boat,new member
Replies: 7
Views: 862

New boat,new member

Hi all. Am now the proud owner of a Westerly,a 1979 vintage gk24.Have joined the WOA and am sure in due course I'll be asking lots of questions. In the meantime,any opinions on the gk24 would be welcome. I believe they're a (relatively) quick boat although I don't have any plans for racing her.TIA