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by petrel
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Folding Props for a Storm
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Folding Props for a Storm

First of all congratulations!
Secondly, I replaced my prop last winter: see my post dated 26th August for details.
Let me know if any more questions

Rgds
by petrel
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Proper Prop!
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Proper Prop!

Yep, you're right about orientation. Do you know what sort of gearbox you've got? If you have a reverse gearbox then you would have a LH prop....
by petrel
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacing prop on a Storm
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: Replacing prop on a Storm

"Loading on the gearbox" didn't come up as an issue when I discussed it with Bruntons. I just gave them all the details and they specified a diameter and pitch to suit my gearbox (it's the 3.02x one). In fact, I wouldn't mind betting that the loading is less, given that the new prop has a 17" dia, w...
by petrel
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Replacing prop on a Storm
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Replacing prop on a Storm

Just thought I'd share my very positive experience of replacing the prop. The 18hp Volvo 2002 fitted to Storm ODs is generally thought a bit skinny. But performance under power has been dramatically improved by fitting a 3 bladed folding prop. My motivation was increasing speed under sail, but the m...
by petrel
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Poor starting: Volvo 2002 on a Storm
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Re: Poor starting: Volvo 2002 on a Storm

If anyone is still watching this thread, when the motor was taken apart, there was corrosion and the permanent magnets had broken! It was rebuilt by Donovan's in Gosport. The motor now turns over much faster and works well.
by petrel
Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Galvanising a CQR anchor
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Galvanising a CQR anchor

Dear all, I have a 35lb CQR on the front of my Storm. A couple of years ago I sanded off the rust and salts and painted with Galvafroid. It's worked well...where it has stayed stuck on! It rubs off along the edges especially when used in sand. Apparently, hot-dip galvanising is not an option because...
by petrel
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Poor starting: Volvo 2002 on a Storm
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Re: Poor starting: Volvo 2002 on a Storm

Thanks for advice. I will take to a nearby automotive electric outfit and see what they say.
by petrel
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Poor starting: Volvo 2002 on a Storm
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Poor starting: Volvo 2002 on a Storm

Hi, I'm needing to use the cold start function even on the warmest days. The starter motor turns over so slowly.... My batteries are recent and fully charged: 12.7V appears across the motor terminals. So I want to take the starter motor off and get it cleaned out and checked. Can anyone recommend a ...
by petrel
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: What Volvo 2002 Gearbox Oil ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Re: What Volvo 2002 Gearbox Oil ?

HI, have just looked into this and bought Morris Lubricants 15W40 Diesel Engine Oil. Advantage is that this is made to an old specification (ie CF/CD) specially for older engines. The 2002 engine manual says 15W40 CD so this was the best match I could find.
by petrel
Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Heavy weather jib for a Storm OD
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Re: Heavy weather jib for a Storm OD

Many apologies for the long delay in replying..I got pre-occupied with one or two other issues.
Thanks very much to both of you for your thoughts. I will try and do some sailing in F5-7 first and see how the current genoa looks. Looking at the Seateach stock is a v good idea.
Rgds
by petrel
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Heavy weather jib for a Storm OD
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Heavy weather jib for a Storm OD

Hi, I've just joined your ranks, having bought SM133. She's beautiful... She's fitted with a 360sqft genoa which I think makes it to the 150% mark. I like sailing in F5-7 but don't really fancy working with a rolled up genoa - it's not going to set well. So I'd like to take advantage of the sailmake...