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by rhumlady
Sun May 25, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: paint for Westerly Centaur
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: paint for Westerly Centaur

Peter, It won't be paint it will be gel coat which is a polyester resin used as the first coat on the mould which gives a tough shine finish. If you want to paint it you have a number of choices with Two pack polyurethane paint probably being the toughest. The single pack is fine but doesn't last as...
by rhumlady
Mon May 12, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD7A - Thermostat
Replies: 9
Views: 3627

Re: MD7A - Thermostat

Sounds about right.
by rhumlady
Sun May 11, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD7A - Thermostat
Replies: 9
Views: 3627

Re: MD7A - Thermostat

Where is the drip on the pump coming from? There could well be a small hole under the body which is a telltale for a leaking water seal. If not sorted the water can get through the oil seal on the other end of the shaft and turn your nice oil into a milky gunge which is very bad for the engine. Havi...
by rhumlady
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Masking Tape Horror
Replies: 8
Views: 3067

Re: Masking Tape Horror

We use a glue remover liquid in work called Label clean. It soaks through labels and dissolves the glue but it can be a bit messy. It shouldn't affect the paint and has no affect on the gel coat. I believe Screwfix and others do similar products.
by rhumlady
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Vibrating mast Oceanranger
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Re: Vibrating mast Oceanranger

Not quite the same but have had to resort to wrapping the jib sheets around the furled genoa on s spriral to stop mast vibration
This is vortex shedding as well. I imagine hoisting a triangular piece of sailcloth and tying it off to the shroud would do it.
by rhumlady
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: jammed genoa car
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: jammed genoa car

Plusgas is my penetrant of choice. Having said that if, as is very likely, it is salt corrosion or buildup between the stainless and aluminium you could have big problems. When I removed the Genoa tracks on Rhumlady most of the bolts were corroded in place. I have managed to get all but one out over...
by rhumlady
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: centaur keel strengthening
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Re: centaur keel strengthening

Westerly used stainless plates and keel stud's on all the boats as far as I know. They also glassed them in which I don't like as the air can't get to them then. When I chipped away the glass from around mine they were like new but they are bent due I believe to holes not lining up with bolts on fit...
by rhumlady
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Gas connections
Replies: 8
Views: 2962

Re: Gas connections

Provided you can find an LPG accredited gas fitter that is.
by rhumlady
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Stanchion base for Westerly Centaur
Replies: 12
Views: 3953

Re: Stanchion base for Westerly Centaur

The sealant is not just to seal the holes but also to stop water sitting under any fittings as after a few years you will find the gel coat blistering. All the gelcoat under the deck fittings on Rhumlady had signs of osmosis due to the breakdown of the sealant allowing rainwater to collect under the...
by rhumlady
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Konsort Fuel tank replace/repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 3337

Re: Konsort Fuel tank replace/repair?

I have recently bought a 100 litre plastics tank from shop4tanks on the net with a grave and sensor from Henderson plastics. The tank is a red rotomoulded one which has been placed in the boat but that's all just now. I am a fair way through a MAJOR refit of my Konsort which was completed by the fir...
by rhumlady
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh DV20 ME or DV24 ME?
Replies: 10
Views: 6733

Re: Bukh DV20 ME or DV24 ME?

The dealer does seem to be getting more than his fair share there. As you say buying from an owner and getting it serviced would be a good way to go.
by rhumlady
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh DV20 ME or DV24 ME?
Replies: 10
Views: 6733

Re: Bukh DV20 ME or DV24 ME?

The two engines differ only in respect of the type of injection they use as the more modern dv24 is directly injected while the 20 is indirect. This means that they are drop in exchanges as all the auxiliaries are compatible with no requirement to alter mounts etc. I personally would go for the dv24...
by rhumlady
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Ageing a Fulmar
Replies: 15
Views: 5636

Re: Ageing a Fulmar

I don't really understand why you would discount an 84 boat over an 87 one. As Nick said above it is the condition of the boat that really matters not the age. One from say the first dozen could be by far and away better than one of the last dozen. We are not talking cars here.
by rhumlady
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rust bubbles on Merlin twin keels
Replies: 14
Views: 5710

Re: Rust bubbles on Merlin twin keels

Don't use a needle gun as this forces the rust specs into the crevices and it just comes back again.
by rhumlady
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Exhaust outlet
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Exhaust outlet

Yes the steam is fairly normal but the black deposits aren't. You could maybe have a chat with the guys at Bukh in Poole who are always very helpful. A quick phone call can maybe get you some good info.