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by BarryandLinda
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Coolant supply blocked
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

Re: Coolant supply blocked

Blimey...yes...see it now, well and truly blocked...thanks for the clarification.
What do you use to unblock?
regards
Barry
by BarryandLinda
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Coolant supply blocked
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

Re: Coolant supply blocked

Not quite sure what I'm looking at, or for on your picture...can you explain a little please.
thanks
by BarryandLinda
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

Re: LED lights

Thanks for this Gemini. We are currently refitting our Corsair and their is so much 'stuff' out there on led lights...ranging from the incredibly cheap, to the too expensive. This site is one of the only ones I've seen where they seem to know what older boats need. I think we'll buy ours there....le...
by BarryandLinda
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Canal Midi
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Canal Midi

hello Michael, Blimey...that is a bit disconcerting...sounds as though there is a serious blockage somewhere in the engine. Have you tried asking for advice on the 'Engines and Transmissions' section ( sorry, not trying to teach you to suck eggs...but it's possible someone had the same problem ). Pe...
by BarryandLinda
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Canal Midi
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Canal Midi

Depends which way you are going. Through the middle will be no problem at all, with plenty of stop over options and sights to see. I would certainly reccommend that you ship your mast and rigging seperately. Attempting to negotiate some of the locks with mast overhangs and all the rigging to get cau...
by BarryandLinda
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Canal Midi
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Canal Midi

I agree with Bert on this..you are going to be completely dependent on your engine for some time so it needs to be in top order, with plenty of spares for oil change, impeller, filters. We had problems with ours overheating and it turned out to be the new heat exchanger we had installed. Once that w...
by BarryandLinda
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Canal Midi
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Canal Midi

Hello, We went from Bordeaux to the Med via the Garonne and the Midi a few years ago in our Corsair ( 1.5metre ). It was OK, we scraped the bottom a few times, got stuck a few times but worked our way through, but we did it in the Spring and the canals were full from the Spring melt. I suspect that ...
by BarryandLinda
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Advice on the process for renewing rubber window seals
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: Advice on the process for renewing rubber window seals

Thanks Chris, that is terrific advice, we were thinking of using Fairy liquid, but your solution sounds much better. Did you put any silicon sealer around the window to keep the rubber seal in place while you were clamping it?
regards
Barry
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by BarryandLinda
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Advice on the process for renewing rubber window seals
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Advice on the process for renewing rubber window seals

We have bought replacement rubber window seals ( from Trafalgar ) for the large windows on our Corsair. We've stripped the old out, and cleaned the frames thoroughly. Having put the new seal around one of the windows I then attempted to, manually push the window and seal back into the window frame. ...
by BarryandLinda
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Flux gate compass
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: Flux gate compass

Hi Steve, We fitted a fluxgate compass for our wheel autohelm about 10 years ago, and have not experienced any issues since the resolution of a start up problem. Like Bert, ours is also down low, but is at the aft end of the quarter berth in a seperate ( small) compartment and all metallic objects a...
by BarryandLinda
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Spinnaker Pole dimensions for a Westerly Oceanranger
Replies: 9
Views: 2513

Re: Spinnaker Pole dimensions for a Westerly Oceanranger

Hello, I've just measured the spinnaker pole from our Corsair ( currently hanging in our garage) and it is 4.4 metres long including end fittings. I believe that the Oceanranger is the same hull as the Corsair.
by BarryandLinda
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Lazy Jack System for Conway Ketch MkII
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Lazy Jack System for Conway Ketch MkII

Hello, I don't know where you are based, but we installed a lazy jack system on our Corsair ( sloop rig) supplied by Arun Sails when we bought her in 2001. It is a zip up system, and we've had the zip replaced once by Arun Sails ( UV ray degradation), but the canvas is still good and it works very w...
by BarryandLinda
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Renewing/refurbishing windows on our Corsair
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Renewing/refurbishing windows on our Corsair

Many thanks for the replies, all help and advice gratefully received. The boat was hauled out and demasted last Monday and after emptying the boat of cushions etc we've spent the last 5 days removing all the deck fittings, winches, grab rails etc etc, and unscrewing/taking out the the headliners (al...
by BarryandLinda
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Conway Port lights
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Conway Port lights

You may have already done this, but I think the answer must be to give Caroline Hardy a call at Trafalgar Yachts. Apparently they have a supplier who make windows etc to order. Their details are in the members only section, under suppliers.
cheers
by BarryandLinda
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Renewing/refurbishing windows on our Corsair
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Renewing/refurbishing windows on our Corsair

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll take the leaking windows out first, as we had the perspex replaced about 7/8 years ago so maybe it is a good cleanup and new sealant needed.