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by BarryandLinda
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Replacement for a Plastimo Contest 135 compass
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Replacement for a Plastimo Contest 135 compass

The compass on our binnacle ( Corsair ) has developed a bubble, and I'm wondering whether to have it refilled or to replace it. Has anyone replaced the compass on their binnacle ( or had it repaired/refilled ), and if so what did you replace it with as Plastimo no longer sell a direct replacement ap...
by BarryandLinda
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Recommendation for Company to replace rubbing strake
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Recommendation for Company to replace rubbing strake

Hello, I would second Carolines opinion regarding Hayling Yacht Co. I'm slightly biased as we have a (swinging ) mooring there, but we had our rubbing strake fixed there a few years ago, they have an excellent carpenter ( Paul ). We also completely refitted our Corsair there and they were all very h...
by BarryandLinda
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Backstay adjusters
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Backstay adjusters

Thanks Wolfgang, I hadn't thought of the Selden adjuster...will put on the list now. Hope your Christmas was a good one.
thanks
Barry
by BarryandLinda
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Backstay adjusters
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Backstay adjusters

Thanks for the information Wolfgang. Do you have the ratchet, wheel or handle backstay tensioner? Do you know which model number it is at all? Happy Christmas
Barry
by BarryandLinda
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Backstay adjusters
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Backstay adjusters

Does anyone have experience, or opinion of Wichard brand backstay adjusters? Our Harken backstay adjuster 'disappeared' when on its way to be serviced by Harken, and I'm now looking for a replacement. The Harken was excellent, but very, very pricey, whereas the Wichard models are significantly cheap...
by BarryandLinda
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Steering a centre cockpit Conway in emergency
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Steering a centre cockpit Conway in emergency

Hello Steve, We have a Corsair, so not exactly the same boat, but centre cockpit, and our rudder stock is in the same place as yours, under the bed in the aft cabin. We have an emergency tiller that drops through a hole in the aft deck and ( after removing all bedding, boards etc), fits onto the rud...
by BarryandLinda
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Bird scarers
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Re: Bird scarers

Just an update on this subject. After some deliberation we bought a pair of 'solar pest repellers' that are advertised for pest repellent in the garden. We tie one on the mainsheet and one forward facing on the mast ( below the boom). We bought them at the start of the season, and the results have b...
by BarryandLinda
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Causes of a delay in water pump operation
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: Causes of a delay in water pump operation

Roger,
Thanks for this tip. I've spoken to them and they were first class with their advice ( particularly as they weren't selling me anything ), and have given me a few excellent guides as to what may be the cause......now to try them.
cheers
Barry
by BarryandLinda
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Causes of a delay in water pump operation
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Causes of a delay in water pump operation

Hello all, any suggestions on this issue welcome. When I open the tap on our pressurised water system it can take between 3 - 10 seconds for the pump to kick in and water start flowing. I have an expansion tank on the system which I have inflated, and deflated to various pressures, but can find no o...
by BarryandLinda
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Free stuck winches on a Centaur?
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Free stuck winches on a Centaur?

A couple of thoughts, have you tried applying heat to the barrels....they should expand and with the help of Plus gas this may help. My other thought is unbolting them from underneath. Is it possible to remove headliner, expose the bolts on the base plates ( perhaps fibreglassed over ) take them off...
by BarryandLinda
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Location of a life raft
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: Location of a life raft

Ours is fitted on a s/s cradle aft of pushpit ( port side ), it's been there for 8 years now ( other than winter storage and occasional servicing as specified ) and we've not had a problem with damage from other boats, or walls, etc and have sailed extensively through europe, French canals and the M...
by BarryandLinda
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Hot Water leak on Fulmar
Replies: 7
Views: 2750

Re: Hot Water leak on Fulmar

We had a constantly leaking pressure valve also, and spent a lot of time cleaning it, adjusting it, pumping up, and letting out air from our expansion tank and nothing really seemed to solve the problem. We fitted a water container to a hose pipe to take the leak to avoid it going into the (engine )...
by BarryandLinda
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Paint Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Paint Removal

When our old and well used hard tender dinghy ( Fareham lugger type ) needed repainting we sanded down and repainted using Dulux one coat ( brilliant white, and midnight blue ). That has been on for 7 years now and is just starting to look as it may need repainting this winter. On a previous dinghy ...
by BarryandLinda
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur - Hydrovane steering
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Centaur - Hydrovane steering

We fitted a Hydrovane to our Corsair 2 years ago and have been delighted with its performance. It steers a better course than we ever could, and the real beauty is sitting under the spray hood beating to windward, rain pouring down and other than keeping a look out, and adjusting ( remote control li...
by BarryandLinda
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Recommissioning a Centaur, Portsmouth Area
Replies: 18
Views: 3786

Re: Recommissioning a Centaur, Portsmouth Area

Hello, I don't know which side of Portsmouth you are, but I would suggest chatting to Hayling Yacht Co, on Hayling Island. It is a proper working yard, with all the necessary facilities and compared to most is relatively ( for boats ) inexpensive. We've kept our westerly there for the past 4 years a...