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by mikebuggy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Merlin chainplate attachment
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Merlin chainplate attachment

Areas of stress are usually reinforced by timber or ocassionally solid GRP. I usually tighten chainplate nuts 'pretty tight' using a normal spanner without a tommy bar. Certainly an awful lot tighter than finger tight, but not '16 stone rugby player with 3 ft Stillson' tight. Note that S/S Nyloc nut...
by mikebuggy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: roller furling jib tangled problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3494

Re: roller furling jib tangled problem

I think for anyone to answer, you might need to be a bit more specific, as "the lines at the top of the jib which were tied to the mast" wont mean very much to most people. Usually, but not always, the jib is tied to a kind of sliding collar which can travel up and down the alloy extrusion 'foil' wh...
by mikebuggy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Fuel tank return fuel pipe fitting!
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: Fuel tank return fuel pipe fitting!

You just need to return the fuel to the top of the tank. Dont use the filter/separator fitting. I put a Beta in my boat and went through the same problems.
by mikebuggy
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: storm jib for Corsair
Replies: 5
Views: 1344

Re: storm jib for Corsair

Agree the previous. Its a very common modification for Corsairs, ORs, SLs, OLs etc. A secondary removable forestay a few inches down from the masthead and taken to a large U-bolt on deck. This rig is often called a 'Solent' forestay. Mine is just ahead of the anchor locker bulkhead, and underneath I...
by mikebuggy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur chainplates
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Centaur chainplates

I had a look yesterday at chainplate bolts on the Centaur Im working on. Unfortunately, all of the fastenings are covered by headlining material internally so difficult to be precise. However, the following should help: Aft Lower Shroud Chainplate Tangs (Fixed to Cabin roof sides): 5mm thick S/S Pla...
by mikebuggy
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur chainplates
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Centaur chainplates

Hi. Im a yacht surveyor on the south coast and regularly do Westerlys. I'm about to start on a Centaur tomorrow of about the same vintage, so if you like, I will measure the chainplate fittings and post them later.
by mikebuggy
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: original design/factory settings
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: original design/factory settings

XW Rigging have all the original specs, sizes, and colours for Westerlys. They will also provide/suggest 'cruising dyneema' for the main, at 10 rather than 12mm.
by mikebuggy
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Anchor chain
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Re: Anchor chain

You should be fine with 30m of chain cable.
by mikebuggy
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: stress cracks in the bow location
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: stress cracks in the bow location

Whereabouts is the boat?
by mikebuggy
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Sea water strainer . Original Volvo Penta
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: Sea water strainer . Original Volvo Penta

I think I've got one (a strainer that is!). Give me a call. 07867805595. solent area.
by mikebuggy
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo 2003 in a Corsair
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: Volvo 2003 in a Corsair

Engines themselves of course don't have any down-angle. You must specify/agree with the provider which gearbox and down-angle you want them to fit to the engine. There are several choices available with Beta, including one which gives more or less the same down angle as you will have with the VP2003...
by mikebuggy
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Steering cables for Conway
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Steering cables for Conway

If it helps, its more common nowadays for the quadrant end of the cable to have an eye formed around a thimble and held by 2 or 3 stainless bulldog clamps. This means you can change the cable relatively easily. Ive done mine and helped with a number of others. I used Lewmar steering cable conduit, w...
by mikebuggy
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Forward lowers instead of the babystay on an Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Forward lowers instead of the babystay on an Oceanranger

Making the babystay on this rig detachable would be highly dangerous. The 2 lowers and the babystay form the ONLY stabilisation for the whole mast below the masthead. The babystay and the lowers are designed to counterbalance each other and all should be at full tension. This is not a lightweight tu...
by mikebuggy
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Forward lowers instead of the babystay on an Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Forward lowers instead of the babystay on an Oceanranger

One other point. Although, strengthwise, 2 forward lowers instead of a single babystay is quite a good option (I didnt go for it myself though) you will not gain as much advantage as you think for the spinnaker pole. People who have done it say you will not be able to get the pole back as far as you...
by mikebuggy
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Forward lowers instead of the babystay on an Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Forward lowers instead of the babystay on an Oceanranger

I have done exactly the same as the previous poster. Make an internal stay down to a tang on a stainless steel 'saddle' over the internal 'keel' moulding under the forecabin floorboard. My 'saddle' has 2 through bolts through the moulded 'keel' and the whole fitting is also strongly epoxied over so ...