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by TyroSailor
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2345

Re: The Wild West

Thanks for that Nigel. I'll follow it up idc. Just read the information on your link. Looks like Topsham is the place to be. Is it Tops'am or Top-sham?

If/when I do make it to the Exe, are you likely to be around? We should have a drink.
by TyroSailor
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Priming/bleeding
Replies: 19
Views: 1765

Re: Priming/bleeding

Hope you've had some success....

While you're disconnecting the filter and adjusting the pipe run, ist possible, I wonder, to move the filter to a more accessible position?
by TyroSailor
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2345

Re: The Wild West

Thanks, David.
That's more or less what Tom Cunliffe says in the Channel Pilot, but I was wondering if Nigel - or someone else - might afford me some of that invaluable local knowledge. I shall make certain of doing it an hour or so before high water.
by TyroSailor
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2345

Re: The Wild West

Ah yes - that is indeed my intention. That list wasn't intended to be exhaustive, but I've added the Exe. Where's a good ( i.e. cheap, or preferably free) place to moor alongside in the Exe? I intend to anchor or pick up buoys in most places most nights but a night alongside will be required at time...
by TyroSailor
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: The Wild West
Replies: 20
Views: 2345

Re: The Wild West

Looks like they're going to be further west than I shall be at that time. Or alternatively, I shan't be getting that far west till it's over. Good idea though. I now have crew for the first leg (Southampton to Ryde, then (later) Ryde to Weymouth via Newtown, Lymington, Poole and possibly Wareham) an...
by TyroSailor
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Solar panel wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: Solar panel wiring

Hello Barry - and Linda I'm heading for the boat in the next day or two and so will be able to report on the condition of the panel, its connections and the battery it's been charging (I hope) over the winter. My 50W "semi-flexible" is mounted on a sheet of varnished marine ply in which I cut a hole...
by TyroSailor
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Priming/bleeding
Replies: 19
Views: 1765

Re: Priming/bleeding

...and in the longer term, perhaps you could re-route the pipe?
by TyroSailor
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Using engine for first time in ages.
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Using engine for first time in ages.

Habitual idling for long periods, and never warming up properly (which is how most auxiliaries are treated) is indeed bad for them. They develop (I believe, although I don't know how) a 'glaze' on the inside of the cylinders which stops them working properly. Also, failure to get really hot for an e...
by TyroSailor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Roller furling won't rotate
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Roller furling won't rotate

8 years seems quite a long time for running rigging actually. The problem is not just wear, but deterioration caused by ultra-violet light which makes the Terylene (polyester) go brittle. But as you say, once they're all cleaned up (and if 'er indoors objects to your use of the washing machine for t...
by TyroSailor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Roller furling won't rotate
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Roller furling won't rotate

...and that furling line needs replacing too! Or at least, put it through the washing machine and see if it falls apart.
by TyroSailor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Priming/bleeding
Replies: 19
Views: 1765

Re: Priming/bleeding

A dodge shown to me by an engineer trying to resurrect my old MD2B might work. He disconnected the pipe between the lift pump and injector pump and applied a suction pump - the sort used to suck oil out through the dipstick hole - to the pipe and sucked fuel through using that. Then he reconnected t...
by TyroSailor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Replacement bow roller sleeves
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Replacement bow roller sleeves

Good plan. I might try that first.

Enough hijacking of this thread, I think. :oops:
by TyroSailor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Blakes Sea Cock removal problems
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Centaur Blakes Sea Cock removal problems

At least one of mine had to be rebuilt when the seacocks were overhauled. One tends to wait a long time for them to be delivered, but one day your plinths will come.
by TyroSailor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur Gibb filler cap
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Centaur Gibb filler cap

Hillary (of Moonshine) can do 3-D printing. If you ask him nicely :)
by TyroSailor
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Replacement bow roller sleeves
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Replacement bow roller sleeves

Thanks, Roger. I'll try that next week when I'm there. I just happen to have a monkey wrench in one of my tool boxes. I do hope I don't have to take it off, as it's all in one with the stemhead fitting and would require major demolition work to remove. P.S. According to Wikipedia ( sic ), what I hav...