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by rhumlady
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33 Ketch relaminating hull
Replies: 10
Views: 3165

Re: W33 Ketch relaminating hull

I reckon there are few who know more about Centaurs. I am refitting and Konsort which ended up as a shell without bulkheads. It is a slow job as i also own a 225 year old house which has taken priority over the last couple of years. I hope to resume work on Rhumlady in April.
by rhumlady
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33 Ketch relaminating hull
Replies: 10
Views: 3165

Re: W33 Ketch relaminating hull

The chalky white coating is 'feature' of Westerly hulls unfortunately. A good place to look for info is Google search for agentlemansyacht in which Roger Ball covers his Centaur rebuild. He had a lot of problems drying out the hull and put it down to these layers. Good luck with the job. It is a sha...
by rhumlady
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Headlining Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: Headlining Replacement

Just read that the company have refunded all money paid in full. That sounds like a good outcome. It is good to hear of a company taking responsibility for any failings. Well done to them.
by rhumlady
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Headlining Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: Headlining Replacement

I believe it is a husband and wife company. They seem to think that the job was done to a good standard which is not the way it looks in the photos.
by rhumlady
Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 19155

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

I believe the blisters are usually between the two layers of gelcoat and doesn't go into the laminate on Westerlys. This makes popping and filling the more sensible option.
by rhumlady
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Sealord exhaust water trap
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: Sealord exhaust water trap

But that's what boating is also about. "I'll just do a quick fix on the headlining" 10 years later...
by rhumlady
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 19155

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Are you sure anti-fouling so early is a good idea as most manufacturers specify the maximum time before launching as being weeks rather than months. It will be on the tin
by rhumlady
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Butyl Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Re: Butyl Tape

It seals very well and as you tighten down it squeezes out. I have used it on windows in the forecabin with good results. If you countersink the bolt holes on the deck slightly so it squeezes into it you should get a good seal. It does remain soft which is a good point for it. I am just refitting th...
by rhumlady
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Typhoon Rudder
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: Typhoon Rudder

I would add a couple of things to the above. One place that seems to allow water ingress is where the post enters the rudder. If you do split the rudder then a large o ring on the shaft when making it back up may help. As Roger says the blisters are probably osmotic and I would try piercing one or t...
by rhumlady
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto
Replies: 78
Views: 29483

Re: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto

Sorry to hear about your wife. Hopefully she will make a full recovery but it will take time. My wife fell down on a badly made step at my son's place and it took about six months to get over it. It seems that one thing leads to another in these situations especially as we get older. She had been go...
by rhumlady
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh stat housing
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Bukh stat housing

Bert,

I did quite a bit of rebuilding of mine with chemical metal and a round file. It took some time but worked on.
by rhumlady
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: A late Thank You to the Boatliner team (W33)
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: A late Thank You to the Boatliner team (W33)

Welcome to the forum and the world of Westerly. The Konsort is a big boat in so many ways which will take everything you can and then a lot more besides.
by rhumlady
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort Plate/Cup rack
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

The glue these days just isn't the same. Did you manage to rip off some of the outer layer of the ply?
by rhumlady
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort Plate/Cup rack
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Actually you may well have hit the nail on the head so to speak as i do seem to remember removing panel pins but as Rhumlady was not factory completed it may not be the same as yours.
by rhumlady
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort Plate/Cup rack
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Re: Konsort Plate/Cup rack

Is it from the cockpit locker by any chance Nigel? It is so long since I removed it I can't remember.