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by FulmarOnia
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass

In case anyone follows these threads, or later searches for a solution to "their" problem, I finally fitted the Fluxgate underneath the forward hanging locker in the aft cabin. Plenty of space there, low down but dry, away from large lumps of metal and near the autopilot which it is wired into, but ...
by FulmarOnia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Corsair re-engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Corsair re-engine

Despite my username, I've been a CorsairII owner since mid 2016. The previous owner had re-engined to a Volvo D2-40 about 8 years previously. It was the (one??) positive feature of the boat when I bought it. I think it is officially rated as a 42HP engine and is the same model as currently sold I ha...
by FulmarOnia
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Fuel tank sight tube, Storm
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Fuel tank sight tube, Storm

I think you will find that plastic sight tubes for fuel tanks are frowned upon by surveyors - after all in a fire they may melt !. I'm not familiar with the Storm, but do you need a sight tube, would a dipstick do?
by FulmarOnia
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass

Thanks everyone for their thoughts. It appears that the Fluxgate compass is more sensitive to large lumps of metal than being on the centrelines.
by FulmarOnia
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Gearbox & engine oil Bukh 20
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: Gearbox & engine oil Bukh 20

When I had a Bukh I used SAE 30 for the Gearbox - and never changed it ! After all how many times is gearbox oil changed in a car. I now have a Volvo and the volvo official guidance has changed from using a seperate type of oil in the gearbox to using 15/40. It depends only on when the owners handbo...
by FulmarOnia
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Corsair/Oceanranger -location for fluxgate compass

I will shortly fit a Fluxgate compass as part of a project to replace an ancient autopilot with a merely old one! I'm struggling a but to think where I can mount the fluxgate compass. The instructions are for it to be in teh aft 2/3 of the boat and close to the centre line. But with a water tank und...
by FulmarOnia
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W35 water in rudder, where to drill holes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: W35 water in rudder, where to drill holes?

Yes it's normal ! - suggest lean on rudder or wiggle firmly --- is it loose? If not then carry on and repeat the process next year.

If you go down the removing rudder and splitting it and repairing, then a post of how you did it would be very helpful or better still a video !
by FulmarOnia
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Corsair Mkll Mast
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Corsair Mkll Mast

I doubt very much whether the mast thickness varies within a section, so if you can see how thick it is at the bottom, where the halyards enter, then you have your answer.
by FulmarOnia
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Westerly Storm 33 Heads Seacock
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Westerly Storm 33 Heads Seacock

I have never bothered to close the seacocks whilst I'm on board, sailing or otherwise, but do close them when the trip is over .
by FulmarOnia
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W35 water in rudder, where to drill holes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: W35 water in rudder, where to drill holes?

Drill two or three smallish holes ( 4-5mm) vertically upwards in the bottom, leave a few days, or weeks or months - depending on which you have got ! then fill up holes with epoxy.
Repeat next year!
by FulmarOnia
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Westerly Internal Varnish
Replies: 36
Views: 8118

Re: Westerly Internal Varnish

I posted earlier about what I used on my Fulmar with great success. I thought post an update as I've used a different approach for my Corsair. What I have used is Sadolin PV67 heavy duty varnish. This is a two part catalysed varnish that you mix in a ratio of 10:1, this is best measured out by buyin...
by FulmarOnia
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: ocean 33 shower tray
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: ocean 33 shower tray

Not familiar with the Ocean 33 but on my Corsair access to shower drain is by lifting up floorboards nearest to it. Hose is attached to underside of drain which takes it via an electric water-pump to a skin fitting somewhat above the waterline.
by FulmarOnia
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Westerly Fulmar Window Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Westerly Fulmar Window Replacement

Maybe not particularly helpful, but when I had a Fulmar we took all the windows out ( to co-incide with headlining replacement) and sent them to a firm in Birmingham, something like CJ Windows. They replaced all the acrylic with toughened glass, but using the same frames - a much better material for...
by FulmarOnia
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Cooker
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Cooker

Yes I have done this. Please see my post on the earlier thread regarding cooker choice, and this post I made on YBW some 6 years ago; "Excellent choice. We did this on our Fulmar last winter. It wasn't a simple drop in change. But someone on this forum or the WOA one gave me a very good tip: USE the...
by FulmarOnia
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 3058

Re: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger

That's very helpful indeed, I can see what you mean with the Double Y fitting in the locker. I will do something similiar.
Incidentally I have removed the drain from the coolbox as part of a project to insulate the box.

Regards

Andrew