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by rhumlady
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur Engine Compartment, help required.
Replies: 15
Views: 5078

Re: Centaur Engine Compartment, help required.

I found when I insulated the engine compartment prior to ripping everything out I found that some areas such as above the flywheel I had to cut the insulation down to stop it rubbing. Once I get round to doing work back in the engine area, in fact once I get back to working on the boat full stop, I ...
by rhumlady
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Paint stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Paint stripper

Thanks for the info Bert. My wife got some of that for something or other in the house so I will bear it on mind.
by rhumlady
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Paint stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Paint stripper

It was Nitromors that I was thinking about. It softened the resin around a bit of the tabbing on the chainlocker bulkhead. Only a small area before Irene realised that something was amiss and neutralised it. The tabbing has since been redone using epoxy. The Nitromors was the old stuff that worked b...
by rhumlady
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur thru hull tests
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Re: Centaur thru hull tests

I would suggest that as you don't know what the state of them is it would be wise to take a day to remove check and clean them all before resending them. That way you know what you are dealing with in the future. There are normally not too many to deal with. Google will provide all the info required...
by rhumlady
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Paint stripper
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Re: Paint stripper

Be VERY careful with paint stripper as most of it will react with the resin and you will end up with problems. Having said that there are some that are OK to use on resin but you do need to take care. Can't think off hand of any good names I'm afraid.
by rhumlady
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: reducing the draft on a Fulmar
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: reducing the draft on a Fulmar

Remember that the canal is fresh water not salt so less buoyant. You will need to take this into consideration. Your 3" saved may not be that after all.
by rhumlady
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Solway 36, how to replace wires in the mast ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Solway 36, how to replace wires in the mast ?

The cables will almost certainly go through a conduit so the cable may be sticking at the entry or exit. If you have conduit then there will be pairs of pop rivets going up the mast to hold it in place. Try feeding the cable in to the mast while someone pulls at the other end but not too hard or it ...
by rhumlady
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Dismasted
Replies: 7
Views: 2610

Re: Centaur Dismasted

One of the other members, who's name totally escapes me apart from Bob, had his mast broken while being setup or craned in by the yard. I believe his new mast is a Zspars one.
by rhumlady
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Picking up remote wifi signal
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: Picking up remote wifi signal

Mike, Talking of kids, we have just come off a call from from our lad and his girlfriend who is now his fiancée. About time too we say. That will be a wedding in South island, New Zealand. I couldn't get away with letting the house get any worse and it has taken a lot of time with a lot still to go...
by rhumlady
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Picking up remote wifi signal
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: Picking up remote wifi signal

Mike, I think you may struggle with this beast as from what I have been able to see on their site and on the Web this does need drivers in the system you are connecting it to as per your laptop. I don't think you will get it to connect to the router or your pad. You could maybe have it hooked to you...
by rhumlady
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Picking up remote wifi signal
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: Picking up remote wifi signal

Just reading your post again and I think pap capture and wirework are not what you are looking for, far too technical. I may be teaching granny to such eggs here but on my Xperia tablet and phone getting into settings is done by dragging the status bar at the top right of the screen. If you press th...
by rhumlady
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Picking up remote wifi signal
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: Picking up remote wifi signal

Mike, You talk about getting the WiFi into the tablet. This should be a case of identifying the WiFi source and connecting to it by going into settings and opening the WiFi tab, not the on off button.this will show any ssid's that the tablet is picking up and offer the chance to connect. Obviously y...
by rhumlady
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Deck thickness on Falcon
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Deck thickness on Falcon

On the Konsort the layers of glass are around 5 to 6 mm with 10mm balsa. May I suggest you used cordless drill for going in that direction to avoid any water getting into the drill just in case:-S
by rhumlady
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort Chainplate
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Konsort Chainplate

Jon, The Konsort and I would guess most of the other boats have balsa out to within an inch or so of the deck edge and about the same around hatches. The mast step area is ply with a solid surround. You may expect the holes through the deck to have had the balsa undercut and filled with some sort of...
by rhumlady
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvopenta 2003t water lock in riviera
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

Re: Volvopenta 2003t water lock in riviera

Paul,

I'm not sure if mine on the Konsort does this but it wouldn't surprise me especially when it has got hot. The pressure would do this I think.