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by rhumlady
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Across hull strengthener
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: Across hull strengthener

I have to say that I don't understand what that 'strengthener' is doing as to achieve anything - it needs to be attached to the hull right along its length. It may be to support the cabin sole.
by rhumlady
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Anybody know what this is?
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

Re: Anybody know what this is?

Maybe there was a shackle onto the stemhead fitting and the Norseman connected to that. Not a good idea but not uncommon either.
by rhumlady
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 3089

Re: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger

One thing to remember about stringers is that this strength comes from the top and bottom, the hull being the bottom. The upstand is there to keep the spacing. And cuts in the top weakens the stringer. I will be drilling out the upstanding parts to do exactly what you are looking for. Do remember to...
by rhumlady
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Philip Stevens hanging up the anchor
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Re: Philip Stevens hanging up the anchor

Again good luck for the future Phillip and a Huge thanks for all yor work and imput.
by rhumlady
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rubbing strake - how is it fixed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: Rubbing strake - how is it fixed?

On the Konsort there are eight or ten bolts either side that don't go through the rubbing strake. These must have been to hold the hull and deck together prior to fitting the strake. I got totally confused by this when removing the strakes as two nuts next to each other with only one plug on the out...
by rhumlady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: 1986 Corsair Keel Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: 1986 Corsair Keel Bolts

Double nuts with a plate beneath them. This is usually a square plate. The nuts are usually stainless steel.
by rhumlady
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Typhoon Mainsail Outhaul.
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: Typhoon Mainsail Outhaul.

I think you already know the answer and that is to remove both ends. That way you can see what is inside. Getting the ends off may well prove challenging though.[DISAPPOINTED FACE]
by rhumlady
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Blakes seacock Centaur
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: Blakes seacock Centaur

Some of them were me piece. Both mine are anyway.
by rhumlady
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Konsort Engine compartment volume
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Konsort Engine compartment volume

Peter, Your problem is that the rear of the engine bay is open to at least it is on Rhumlady. This means the volume will include the cockpit locker so I think you will need the 2kg one. Having said that Rhumlady was bought by the first owner as a home completed boat and while I think that area was p...
by rhumlady
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Leaky Konsort roof
Replies: 16
Views: 2983

Re: Leaky Konsort roof

I think I know what you mean by the third bar but I have never seen one fitted. I believe they thought the water would run out onto the curved coachroof and then out through the holes onto the deck. Something like you specified may well do or a canvas cover rolled over the hatch and fixed in the coc...
by rhumlady
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Leaky Konsort roof
Replies: 16
Views: 2983

Re: Leaky Konsort roof

Dave, You can remove the hatch cover as long as you get at the nuts under the headlining. As you probably know from your Centaur Westerly made a habit of using bolt croppers to chop the excess from any bolts which makes removing them a two man job in most cases. I did have rust stains around some of...
by rhumlady
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Leaky Konsort roof
Replies: 16
Views: 2983

Re: Leaky Konsort roof

Firstly you need to know that any water getting through the deck is going to get into the balsa core and potentially cause serious problems with rot which can be very difficult to sort once it sets in. I do have experience in this respect which was caused by failing to seal the holes left when the a...
by rhumlady
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: baby stays on Centaur
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: baby stays on Centaur

The baby stay opposes the aft lowers and ensures the mast doesn't 'invert' by which I mean bend with the centre going aft. It also stops it 'pumping' which is the vibration which can affect the mast and be a real pain in the backside. You could fit forward lowers on each side which would help clear ...
by rhumlady
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33 Ketch relaminating hull
Replies: 10
Views: 2566

Re: W33 Ketch relaminating hull

I used roving when rebuilding the structure above the keel which was sodden with water and diesel. It used West epoxy which was expensive but I was looking for strength in the repair. Roger got me using a stitched cloth where the fibres are laid diagonally and held together by the stitching. It drap...
by rhumlady
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Fulmar handrail removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Fulmar handrail removal

Only one glassed in? They must have had an off day. Did you have problems removing the nuts due to the bolt being cut with bolt croppers?