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by rhumlady
Sun May 03, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Head and side linings
Replies: 27
Views: 6966

Re: HEAD AND SIDE LININGS

Painting the fibreglass is a sure recipe for condensation.
by rhumlady
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Stringers placed assymetrically
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Stringers placed assymetrically

Alan, The bolts through the stringers won't affect the strength it just allows moisture into the core. As long as the top surface is not breached and the stringers are well attached to the hull even the core being rotten should have no effect. Someone shaved the top surface from a number of the stri...
by rhumlady
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Stringers placed assymetrically
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Stringers placed assymetrically

Sounds like someone's idea of beefing up the stringer. Won't do much good in that department though. I hope the holes that the bolts past through on the originals were sealed or the core is going to be soaked in water and diesel. If you are getting smells then that is a good place to start looking.
by rhumlady
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: mystery bolt on coach roof of of fulmar any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: mystery bolt on coach roof of of fulmar any ideas?

From a nearby boat maybe but how do you know[DISAPPOINTED FACE]
by rhumlady
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort rudder bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: Konsort rudder bearings

Be warned that rudder is HEAVY:-(
by rhumlady
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hull and deck
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Hull and deck

Big problem with fractional rig is the increased tension in the standing rigging. I was told it had to be kept tight or there was a risk to the mast. His then feeds back into the chainplates causing the likes of your problem if they are not substantial enough. The Konsort has the same bar below for ...
by rhumlady
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: I was a Westerly virgin
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: I was a Westerly virgin

Fully agree Phillip, once you start doing anything like sanding or grinding you are going to be in an area with lots of dust in very short order. I generally do an area then go out and let the dust settle before cleaning up. It settles quite quickly.
by rhumlady
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hull and deck
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Hull and deck

I previously owned a fractional rig Dufour 1800 and as it was my first boat I asked questions about rig tension. The answer I got was you can't tighten a fractional rig properly unless you are on the wind with the Lee shrouds loose. I didn't get around to doing that I must admit but the boat went on...
by rhumlady
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hull and deck
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Hull and deck

Is it still the same with the tension released?
by rhumlady
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: I was a Westerly virgin
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: I was a Westerly virgin

I use 3M dust masks which come in around £15 but will last some time. The filters are non replaceable but a quick pass with a vacuum cleaner keeps them going. No fumes or dust get through.
by rhumlady
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: I was a Westerly virgin
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: I was a Westerly virgin

Hi and welcome to the group. If there is a conduit down the inside of the mast you will see pairs of pop rivets at regular spacing down the length of the mast. That doesn't mean previous owners or people they have employed will have used it as it can sometimes be tricky to get cables into the condui...
by rhumlady
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Across hull strengthener
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: Across hull strengthener

Bent keelbolt don't necessarily indicate an underwater collision I am afraid to say. More likely the guys trying to get the bolts into the hull when lowering it onto the keels. My Konsort has the same thing.
by rhumlady
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Across hull strengthener
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: Across hull strengthener

That's a big question. It is very easy to do as I did and end up with an empty shell. The floors and stringers were in a very poor state with the top of a number of them having been removed I assume to level the cabin sole. There had also been very large holes cut in some of them to pass the pipe fo...
by rhumlady
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Across hull strengthener
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: Across hull strengthener

Having said that I remember going there and ending up with nothing left in the hull due to taking out iffy bit after iffy bit [CONFOUNDED FACE]. There lies madness down that road.
by rhumlady
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Across hull strengthener
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: Across hull strengthener

Excuse me saying this but it looks even worse than it sounded. Not certain it wouldn't be better removed and replaced completely then the hull could be completely cleaned back for re-glassing.