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by Jolly Roger
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Installation of a Planar 2kw diesel heater in a GK29

Mount the pump on a piece of thick timber or plywood and fix this to a bulkhead with a foam barrier. That should act as extra insulation against sound vibrations.
by Jolly Roger
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Discus saloon hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Discus saloon hatch

You will be best asking other owners in Eastbourne or the staff at the marina. So may have to wait until the next visit. When looking for new bunk cushions, I had quotes from known marine upholsterers for £2,500 or more. However several other owner directed me to a local supplier and it cost me just...
by Jolly Roger
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Boom Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Boom Cap

You have not mentioned who made the boom. If it was Proctor, Sparlight, or Kemp, they are no longer in business. However many similar parts are available from Selden. This is their catalogue of boom parts. http://www.seldenmast.com/files/1426855957/595-081-E.pdf Assuming you do not have a roller boo...
by Jolly Roger
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus bridgedeck
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Discus bridgedeck

Paul Where are you based? There may be another Westerly owner who could help you learn the basics on either their boat or yours (when you take the plunge). If you are near Kent, I would be happy to take you out on my Fulmar. You are the start of the learning curve on boat handling, but the more you ...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Slab reefing
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Slab reefing

If you have a foot rope in the boom, there is usually enough space for a piece of sail cloth to wrap round it and pass in the boom groove. The canvas sides are attached to the sail cloth and normally have a long batten each side at the top to keep the edge from flapping. The top of the cover has a l...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Slab reefing
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Slab reefing

There are no set dimensions for lazy jacks. The attached diagram is how it should look (sorry but not an expert with any drawing package). For each side of the boom you will require 2 small blocks, these are mounted at the top of the triangles to allow slight movement. Each of the lower lines should...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Slatted cockpit seats
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Teak is what you should be using, which is what Westerly used originally.

The best place to get exactly what you need use K J Howells
http://www.kjhowells.com/
They made the teak panels for my cockpit and look lovely, so I am a very satisfied customer.
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bukh DV20 idling rough
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Bukh DV20 idling rough

Running the engine out of the water means your hull is not supported the same as when in the water. Also the water will also help dampen any within hull vibrations. If there is any alignment problem, this will only be able to be checked once in the water. The rough slow running is possibly be runnin...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: WOA events
Topic: South west events
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: South west events

Alex

If you look on the main WOA web site you will find the SW area group details.
https://www.westerly-owners.co.uk/assoc ... roup_id=SW

If you are not a member of the WOA, then t would be sensible to join for £15.00.
by Jolly Roger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Out with the old in with the new
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Out with the old in with the new

The difference between an owner checking his fire extinguishers and paying for a qualified service engineer is considerable. With the Class E, you have to employ an engineer. From my experience with dealing with a number of companies for servicing fire extinguishers, they treat "customers" as cash c...
by Jolly Roger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard bracket backing
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Outboard bracket backing

In that case, then save the work and expense. Spend the money on getting the Nanni checked and the balance on a sail maker to come out and show you how to get the best out of your sails so you can sail better. Nanni engines are based on Kuboto industrial engines, used throughout the world on buildin...
by Jolly Roger
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Outboard bracket backing
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Outboard bracket backing

Generally a thickness of about ¾ inch of marine ply is what should be used. This should be set over a large area of the side of the transom and set on wet fiberglass to ensure an even load. Presumably you are only fitting an outboard as you do not have an inboard. If you have an inboard, then why ar...
by Jolly Roger
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Out with the old in with the new
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Out with the old in with the new

These fire extinguishers do sound wonderful, but they do require an annual service. Knowing roughly how much this will cost, I doubt if many owners would be prepared for this extra yearly expense and require replacement between 5 and 10 years decided by the service engineer. Balance this with the pr...
by Jolly Roger
Thu May 31, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Merlin / R290 mainsheet traveller conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Merlin / R290 mainsheet traveller conversion

There should be no reason why you cannot do this. The deck would be strong enough, but you would need to check whether the core is balsa or plywood. On my Fulmar the track is at the aft end of the cockpit. In the past it had been moved to the center of the cockpit, but made the cockpit difficult to ...
by Jolly Roger
Thu May 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: falcon fuel tank
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: falcon fuel tank

The fuel tank would have been made in mild steel, so it has lasted quite a long time. Personally I would remove the tank and have a new one made in mild steel, or new sides fitted to the existing tank. It is not worth the expense of having a new stainless or plastic tank manufactured. Sorry I cannot...