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by Hot Ayre
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Heater
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

Re: Heater

We're about to buy one. The folk there are really helpful with technical advice (and you can ask for the marine installation pdf that isn't on the website). There's a really helpful article in PBO June 2016 which gave us the idea.
by Hot Ayre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.
Replies: 7
Views: 3855

Re: A Bank Holiday week near Mull.

Sorry we missed this. Did you eventually make it up to Mull?
by Hot Ayre
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort
Replies: 18
Views: 5936

Re: Fitting New Eberspacher Heater in Korsort

We were about to ask a similar question about fitting a Propex heater on our Konsort. There's 1.5metres exhaust hose and 3m outlet (hot air) hose. Any suggestions re the best route to run the outlet hose and site the heater itself? We were thinking of using the top of the cockpit locker for siting t...
by Hot Ayre
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Tiller extension for centaur
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Tiller extension for centaur

We have one of these http://www.force4.co.uk/harken-tiller-extensions-m.html#.VZ6qyGfbLIU for our Konsort and it's well up to the job. We remove it when leaving the boat and it's easy to do. I find it particularly comfortable as I can brace it against my leg, not that I need to as HA is very well-ba...
by Hot Ayre
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Early Konsort interior woodwork
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: Early Konsort interior woodwork

My husband sanded the galley locker sliding doors and they look great now they're re-varnished. They don't stick any more either! Re chart table: we just turned the lid upside down to get a lovely new top! Need to re-set the hinges, which I expect the skipper will get round to eventually (been 3 yea...
by Hot Ayre
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: bosuns chair a no no!
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: bosuns chair a no no!

Mountaineering daughter volunteered for our first bosun's chair attempt with skipper on mains'l hallyard and me on topping lift as a safety line. Thoroughly enjoyed herself and fixed new windex. Also tried to sort steaming light but needed a drill so we sent that up on the burgee hallyard. This also...
by Hot Ayre
Sat May 16, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort rudder shaft
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Konsort rudder shaft

We've just done the bushes - got them from Trafalgar very quickly and they fitted just fine. Had a bit of a job getting the steel shaft out - that D thing is useless and had been broken by a previous owner. Ended up hammering from below then filing the round bit at the top flat on two sides so as to...
by Hot Ayre
Thu May 14, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Flavell Vanessa Gas Cooker
Replies: 21
Views: 8486

Re: Flavell Vanessa Gas Cooker

Not surprised! We're due to go cruising next week but a Minch crossing is looking unlikely. Might end up heading for Tayvallich!
by Hot Ayre
Sun May 10, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Flavell Vanessa Gas Cooker
Replies: 21
Views: 8486

Re: Flavell Vanessa Gas Cooker

Aquaplane, have we missed you altogether? Or maybe you didn't make it up to Tob for the bank hol?
by Hot Ayre
Sun May 10, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 19530

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Indeed - horrid out there today. Himself has gone to check the boat but definitely not a day for re-fitting windows!
by Hot Ayre
Fri May 08, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 19530

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Lovely stuff - I'm now sitting here reeking of it, having applied it to grabrails, etc., in empty stable today as I wasn't sure the weather would stay dry. So much easier to use than varnish and, I hope, much better than teak oil. As it was a beautiful evening we rowed out and took out a second wind...
by Hot Ayre
Tue May 05, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 19530

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

We took the old girl into the pontoons and removed the rest of the grabrails, etc, having found they are much easier to restore with power tools and gallons of Deks Olje indoors! They need reseating anyway. Took a saloon window out, assuming the rubber seal just needed reseating but found that it ha...
by Hot Ayre
Tue May 05, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Head and side linings
Replies: 27
Views: 8771

Re: HEAD AND SIDE LININGS

We're lining with the best quality underlay (used for under laminate flooring) - seems to be a sort of closed cell thing like a camping mat, then (sorry everyone else) grey carpet with a felt backing. Looked at Flotex (couldn't afford it) and van lining (too stiff). Contact adhesive which is reposit...
by Hot Ayre
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort rudder bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Konsort rudder bearings

Thank you - I'd already printed out that helpful diagram. We did it in a similar way, using screwdrivers, but were already on the beach halfway through the job when the reply appeared! The pin turned out to be stiff because the two brackets are not exactly aligned - there was hardly anything left of...
by Hot Ayre
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort rudder bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Konsort rudder bearings

Lots about rudder bearings here so .. today we put our Konsort on the beach and tried to get the s/s pin out to replace the bearings (acquired from Trafalgar). It's almost impossible - hard to tap from below and the 'D' at the top was broken by a previous owner. We got it about 2" up then there...