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by mikebuggy
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Typhoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Typhoon

Sorry, forgot to add to the foregoing: Yes the Oceanranger is greatly underpowered with the VP2003. But note that Some had the more powerful turbo version, sometimes also fitted to the Sealord and Oceanlord. I have now changed my engine to a 4 cyl Beta 38 with a featherstream prop (was a VP2003 with...
by mikebuggy
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Typhoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Typhoon

Hi, I too was looking to upgrade from a Storm to a Typhoon, or Corsair, but just happened on an Oceanranger....and I'm very happy I did. A very comfortable and roomy boat, and with the right sails, and sailed well, is surprisingly fast. She often manages 160 to 170 mile days on long offshore passage...
by mikebuggy
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Berwick wheel or not to wheel? (buying)
Replies: 5
Views: 3165

Re: Berwick wheel or not to wheel? (buying)

Firstly, wheel steering. Its a matter of choice. Wheel steering can certainly be more comfortable and is easier for newcomers to use and understand. It is usually more complicated than tiller steering and needs more maintenance and setting up. It may be less easy to set up emergency steering arrange...
by mikebuggy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Where to mount a solar panel on a Oceanranger
Replies: 4
Views: 2704

Re: Where to mount a solar panel on a Oceanranger

I did a 10,000 mile double Atlantic circuit on my OR with 3 medium solar panels fixed on 1 rectangular frame. In the early days this frame was intended to be mobile, but eventually stayed in 1 place, which was over the top of my liferaft. My liferaft is on the aft cabin roof to ones side of the aft ...
by mikebuggy
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Stern gland stuff again!
Replies: 1
Views: 2406

Stern gland stuff again!

I know its been covered before, but a final conclusion did not seem to have been reached in the previous correspondence. I changed my (Oceanranger) engine to a Beta 38 and the prop to a Featherstream 17X12.5 3 blade a couple of years ago and have been having humming volvo stern seal problems ever si...
by mikebuggy
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Storm (worry)
Replies: 12
Views: 4444

Re: Storm (worry)

I would be very worried if no water was coming out, especially at the exhaust! All sounds exactly as it should! As stated previously the trickle out the side is the anti-syphon valve bleed off.....although it does act as a very good tell-tale. It is important this antisyphon loop and tee are fitted ...
by mikebuggy
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Heater for an Oceanranger
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Re: Heater for an Oceanranger

Fairly standard installation. Eberspacher usually goes deep in the stbd cockpit locker low down by the foreward bulkhead where most boat have a sort of locker where the calorifier also is. The exhaust is usually above deck on the stbd cockpit coaming. Controls usually on the bulkhead above the galle...
by mikebuggy
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bowden Cable Steering on Oceanranger
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: Bowden Cable Steering on Oceanranger

I have done this job already and will give advice as required. Note that this type of EDSON steering does NOT use Bowden cables. (Bowden systems operate by using a single flexible push-pull insert in an outer sheath. The outer sheath provides an essential part of the push-pull action). With Edson wi...
by mikebuggy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Tensioning shrouds
Replies: 6
Views: 2602

Re: Tensioning shrouds

Ref last question on Stiff Furler: I'm afraid there are a number of possibilities and you will have to go through all the options! See if it is any free-er if you reduce backstay tension; Then reset backstay and see if its better when you release forestay tension. Check for freedom and ease of turni...
by mikebuggy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Tensioning shrouds
Replies: 6
Views: 2602

Re: Tensioning shrouds

Your mast is a standard Selden Kemp type and full set up and tuning instructions are still given in their publications and downloads. You can download a full PDF from their website. Also tells you how to measure shroud tension. Note that set up instructions for the cruising single spreader Storm are...
by mikebuggy
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hinged Mast Base for '83 Fulmar
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: Hinged Mast Base for '83 Fulmar

You could try Atlantic Spars and Rigging UK +44 (0)1803 843322 http://shop.spars.co.uk/index.asp http://shop.spars.co.uk/mast-t-bases-26-c.asp or Dave Hardy at Trafalgar Yacht Services (Lower Quay, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0RA UK 01329 823577) may know of a source. Selden distributor took over from K...
by mikebuggy
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: fissure in hull, alongside the port twinkeel
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: fissure in hull, alongside the port twinkeel

Paul Stevens, a very respected yacht surveyor, and a lead survey book author, is an expert on this type of boat, and has owned and rebuilt 2. You may have to pay him of course, but he is very generous of his time and very helpful. His website is at http://www.paulstevenssurveys.com His email is: ste...
by mikebuggy
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Oceanranger - anchor locker drain
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: Oceanranger - anchor locker drain

Seems odd!. My Oceanranger, and several others I've seen, have external drains holes aboout 8" back from either side of the bow. These are at or close to the floor level of the anchor locker inside the bow. The holes have little acylic/plastic type scoop hoods or cowls fitted over them. Inside,...
by mikebuggy
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: New Halyard for Corsair II
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: New Halyard for Corsair II

try emailing Paul at XW rigging. He has the lengths of all running and standing rigging for all Westerlys.
email is. or was, info@xwrigging.co.uk
by mikebuggy
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Replacing the Steering Cable on a Corsair
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

Re: Replacing the Steering Cable on a Corsair

Just done mine last week. Hard job but worth it as steering now much lighter. It wasn't desperately bad, but I felt it was high time as they were probably over 15 yrs old, and I've done about 20,000 miles on the boat over the last 6 yrs. Hardest job is getting the old conduits out as they are very s...