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by steve parry
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Antifouling
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Hi, I am surprised that no one has posted on this one! I think the problem you have is that the last owner used a different anti foul than the one that was already on the hull, without using a barrier coat on first (ie underwater primer) and as a result the two anti fouls being different have re-act...
by steve parry
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur rudder removal
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Centaur rudder removal

Hi, I have done this several times on three different Westerlies, you have removed the righst bit on the top and normally the rudder(by the shear weight of it) will drop down when moving it from side to side from under the boat. Make sure you have enough clearance under the boat to remove the rudder...
by steve parry
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Fulmar Gas Locker
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Fulmar Gas Locker

Hi Ken, I won't be able to tell you about the Calor Gas side of things but I must ask you what you have at the moment (Camping Gaz 907's?) and the other question is where do you do most of your sailing, around UK or over in France? Most of my sailing is in France, Biscay etc and I can tell you now t...
by steve parry
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: New Clipper Duet Stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: New Clipper Duet Stopped working

Hi David,

Thanks for that information David, I will remove my paddle wheel when the boat comes out of the water in December. I will more than likely take the paddle wheel home to do it.

Very useful tip and thanks for that ...learn something every day!

Regards

Steve - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: New Clipper Duet Stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: New Clipper Duet Stopped working

Hi David, Further to my last post. I have googled Echo Anti foul and found the stuff in question, the blurb states that: To be used for tranducers but doesn't mention anything about paddle wheels. You say that Raymarine suggested that you use this stuff on the paddle wheel when you fitted your new l...
by steve parry
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: New Clipper Duet Stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: New Clipper Duet Stopped working

Hi David,

Thanks for that tip David, will google the anti foul and see if I can get it on the Isle of Wight.

Regards
Steve - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: New Clipper Duet Stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: New Clipper Duet Stopped working

Hi Hillary, I get this on my NAVMAN duel speed and depth, every time the problem has been the fouling of the paddle wheel. They are well known for this especially in high fouling areas, I tend to remove mine every 2 months or so to keep it working correctly by cleaning the paddle wheel with a tooth ...
by steve parry
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: autohelm 3000
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: autohelm 3000

Hi Paul,

Have you solved your problem? Or have you bought a new auto helm?

Steve Parry
by steve parry
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Washing cushion covers
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Washing cushion covers

Hi, We clean our cushions at the start of the season using our Vax carpet cleaner with an upholstery attachment and a specialised upholstery cleaner it gets all the dirt out. If you haven't got a Vax just hire a carpet cleaner something like Rug Doctor with the necessary attachments to do the job. R...
by steve parry
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: New sink unit and electric water pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: New sink unit and electric water pump

Hi, Have a talk with Penguin Engineering (Hayling Island way) they supply most sinks, taps, showers etc for the Marine world, they are not that expensive and of good quality. They would advise you on the way ahead. I found them to be excellent, with no pushy sales pitch. Regards Steve Parry - WALKAB...
by steve parry
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur engine mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: Centaur engine mounts

Hi Alex, I think you will find that your current engine is not original, normally Centaurs would have Volvo MD series (like MD11B/C - either 23 or 25 HP) So yours has been replaced at some time during it's life. As regards the engine mounts - Any good engine agents Beta/Vetus or local marine enginee...
by steve parry
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: BLACK SOOTY HAZE AROUND THE EXHAUST OUTLET
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: BLACK SOOTY HAZE AROUND THE EXHAUST OUTLET

Hi All, Further to my last, I have just come from the Southampton Boat Show where I asked the same question to several of the engine manufacturers (Vetus/Volvo/Beta) and the response was more or less the same. They said that if you look at what Red Diesel is used on and for i.e. Farm vehicles, tract...
by steve parry
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: autohelm 3000
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: autohelm 3000

Hi Paul, Further to my last: I have just Googled clutch for the 3000 and you can still get them, however, you have to send to the States to get it, cost $48 which at the current exchange rate isn't that bad. That's if the problem you have with your system is the clutch assembly? Regards Steve Parry ...
by steve parry
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Westerly aground in the Wirral
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: Westerly aground in the Wirral

Hi All,

Yep seen the photo, looks like a Centaur to me. They built them well in those days!! I don't know the out come of this grounding or how much damage was done, if it had been another make of yacht I wonder if it would have survived?

Regards

Steve Parry - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: MERLIN decal and pinstripe
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: MERLIN decal and pinstripe

Hi, I have replaced mine several times on different Westerlies, It's quite easy to do. I don't think there is a company that keeps them on the shelf for want of words, you have to make it up yourself. To keep this short, I took a tracing of the lettering (like brass rubbing just rub a soft pencil ov...