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by Jolly Roger
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Hullo Folks
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Hullo Folks

Well Simon, you took 3 years to find the WOA Forum - better late than never. Seeing you are East Coast based then no doubt we shall meet at a a WOA meet, provided you come and join us. There is no shame in just sitting on the boat and watching the world go by, even if there are jobs that need to be ...
by Jolly Roger
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Which antifouling for boat moored at Littlehampton?
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: Which antifouling for boat moored at Littlehampton?

The general view of antifouling paints is you get what you pay for. So the more you spend, the better the results. This is the test review for 2016 by PBO. http://www.pbo.co.uk/gear/pbo-great-uk-antifouling-showdown-26053 I could not find a 2017 test, but every year the formulations for every antifo...
by Jolly Roger
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: RM 69 Heads!
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: RM 69 Heads!

There is a current thread on ybw.com about the RM69. If it is not you then it may interest you.
http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.ph ... pump-query
by Jolly Roger
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Fools rush in.....
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Fools rush in.....

Well done in getting your boat moved in not ideal conditions. Glad you enjoyed how she sailed compared to your old Folkboat. Anchoring seems strange for a while, but provided you have enough scope out (3 times maximum depth for chain or 5 times for chain and warp) then the anchor should remain in pl...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Creating a smooth deck finish
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Creating a smooth deck finish

Glynn Either of the fillers will work fine. Just remember to get a smooth finish requires good preparation. Primer and 2 coats is certainly an acceptable amount of paint to get a good finish. To help getting the paint on quickly it is necessary to tape all the edges with a good quality masking tape ...
by Jolly Roger
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffon Mk1 - Deck Refurb
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Griffon Mk1 - Deck Refurb

In my photo above, my teak rubbing strake and toe rails had just been rubbed down and looked like new. After a few months the teak had turned grey and after a couple of years had some green growth. So that is why the teak will be sanded and varnished with Le Tonkinois.
by Jolly Roger
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: davits on Merlin28
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: davits on Merlin28

Antifoul sorted! Thank you for your comments and advice. Now we're looking at installing davits to carry our WakkerBay 275 (8) on our Merlin 28. Has anyone any experience of hanging a dinghy from davits on a Merlin 28? Why do you need davits? They are ugly, changes the center of effort higher and f...
by Jolly Roger
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rudder straightening
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Rudder straightening

Looking at the photograph, I think it is bent beyond repair. However you could still use part it. The rudder could be split open to save the halves of the blade. Then have new metal work made and reassemble. Would certainly cost a lot less than £1500.
by Jolly Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rudder straightening
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Rudder straightening

Have you considered a claim on your insurance? Then you do not need an answer to your question as they would appoint a surveyor and a repairer.
by Jolly Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Fitting a diesel blown air heater in a GK29
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Fitting a diesel blown air heater in a GK29

That sounds extremely wrong and a bodge. Looking at the photographs of a GK29 (https://www.yachtsnet.co.uk/archives/westerly-gk29/westerly-gk29.htm) there appears to be a gas locker just forward of the sail locker. This should hold a Camping Gaz blue bottle. In these photos I see there is a plywood ...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hello and port light hinges!
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Re: Hello and port light hinges!

Steve (TyroSailor) does have short periods when he cannot access the forum, but he will reply probably to this thread.
by Jolly Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Fitting a diesel blown air heater in a GK29
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Fitting a diesel blown air heater in a GK29

On my Fulmar I mounted the Ebersparcher in the transom, and quite high up. All the hot air pipes have been wrapped with insulation and in places boxed in with plywood to stop any locker contents touching anything. Some photos on this page of my photo file. http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/ConcertoF...
by Jolly Roger
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?
Replies: 20
Views: 2008

Re: MD2B gearbox seized: overheated?

Jonathon

Looking at the latest photograph, the lever on the gear box looks quite rusted. I wonder if this has increased the friction and is stopping it from moving. Worth checking out as that would be a simple fix.
by Jolly Roger
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Hello and port light hinges!
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Re: Hello and port light hinges!

Welcome to the WOA Forum.

Have a word with Steve (TyroSailor) as he is currently testing the latest version and he can put you in touch with the person make them.
by Jolly Roger
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Griffon Mk1 - Deck Refurb
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Griffon Mk1 - Deck Refurb

Glynn The damaged rubbing strake will not be difficult to fix once the timber has dried out. I would use epoxy to bond the wood back together, so use some cramps. Protect the hull to stop any drips or runs on to the topsides by using heavy duty polythene fixed with electrical tape. Once hard, grind ...