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by Eeyore
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15945

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Yesterday I finally booked my lift out for 12 January. Then some real work can start. Miranda. Watch the temperature as epoxy does not set well in cold weather and the first coat of antifouling should be applied before it is fully cured. Do check the labels or your money spent on paint will be wais...
by Eeyore
Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15945

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 Did the boot top with International Micron Extra, supposedly up to 12 months, and the bottom with Hempels who say 3 months for T...
by Eeyore
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15945

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Pretty much half of a 2.5litre tin, which was less than I expected, I'l put on another coat a week or two prior to launching. I have started the windlass also Tim, but on our Classic layout Tempest we have no hatch on the flat part of the foredeck so have about 8" to mount the windlass into. I must ...
by Eeyore
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 15945

What have you done to your Westerly today.

An easy thread to contribute to and keep the forum active.
I'll start the ball rolling.

I antifouled :shock: :shock: Yay, launch date is March prior to St Patricks weekend, and as the boat is indoors, why not. I used green Hempels Tiger Extra which looks great with the double navy boot top, :D
by Eeyore
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Butyl Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Butyl Tape

You would have to wonder how well it would seal if you put it under a fitting then drilled a hole through it , as opposed to gooey polyurathene squeezing around a bolt and into the hole. I'd also be interested also to hear how successful it is.
by Eeyore
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Battery Charging
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: Battery Charging

Most battery charger will have a diode to stop current going the other way, if you have a loss you need to identify it accurately.If you are sure the charger is causing a problem you could indeed fit a switch. Do you isolate the batteries every time you leave the boat? Is there something on the circ...
by Eeyore
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Re-engine for Griffon in Hampshire?
Replies: 6
Views: 2421

Re: Re-engine for Griffon in Hampshire?

I'd fit a new Beta if it was me, they will build the engine with mounts to suit your current beds if at all possible, if you supply the dimensions. Fit it yourself with some help, professional or amateur.
by Eeyore
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Winter my Konsort
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: Winter my Konsort

Personally I would recommend emptying the water tanks completely . Re the toilet. dissolve some Milton in the water in the bowl and pump through the pipework to kill any bacteria then leave it empty. Anti bacterial solution won't prevent water freezing, glycol alcohol aka antifreeze will though.
by Eeyore
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Tempest Isabella, new to me.
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Re: Tempest Isabella, new to me.

Thanks Roger, I have been reading and following your progress on Concerto with interest. A great thread and great work.
by Eeyore
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Tempest Isabella, new to me.
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Tempest Isabella, new to me.

Hello all, a little bit about out new Tempest. Just purchased Isabella, a fin keel Tempest no TT 6 about five weeks ago.She is the "Classic" layout with port aft cabin, and stbd aft heads and conventional fore cabin which is the version we preferred. Got her taken from Dublin by road to Kilrush wher...
by Eeyore
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Tempest anchor winch
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Tempest anchor winch

My first post too ! I have just bought a new Lofrans low profile 1000w anchor winch for our Tempest and am about to fit it straddling the anchor locker bulkhead. Another words , the hawse will go down into the locker forward of the bulkhead and the motor will protrude into the forward cabin where it...