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by Vegable
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Setting up mizzen standing rigging and going up mast.
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Setting up mizzen standing rigging and going up mast.

Hello Steve, The mast should be vertical. If you look at the homepage, the blue box top left is called The Westerly Range I think. Click on that then on the righthand side click on the selection thingy and choose Pentland and have a look at Renown as well. It'll take you to some photos and each one ...
by Vegable
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Water in longbow fuel tank.
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: Water in longbow fuel tank.

Steve,
Go to the Renown page on the Wiki site. In there I describe in detail how to get the fuel tanks out, plus the sizes of the fuel tanks.
You'll also find a lot of useful other stuff on the Renown pages.
Mike
by Vegable
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Passage Planning speed for Centaur
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: Passage Planning speed for Centaur

I think 4 kts is about right and as you're enjoying the planning stages do 5 kts as well. You'll soon get a feel for how well your boat performs. But when sailing don't get too anal about it. We're only talking about moving across the surface of the earth at a little faster than walking pace! Howeve...
by Vegable
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Getting disabled aboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2659

Re: Getting disabled aboard

Have you thought of taking your wife to a mountain climbing gear shop? They have all sorts of special harnesses etc which might be a lot more comfortable to help in the transfer. (They're also a lot cheaper than sailng gear stuff too!). A bosun's chair isn't the most dignified thing for a lady to pu...
by Vegable
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Corsair winches
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Corsair winches

Had a look at what I've got on my Oceanranger (virtually the same as the Corsair) and I've got 2 self tailing Lewmar 30s. The tail ends of whatever I'm winching is left to dangle down into the main cabin. In this way no-one needs to tail. I certainly don't find them too big or too small. I also use ...
by Vegable
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Portlight leak
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: Portlight leak

What I wrote earlier isn't quite right. The plastic flexable bits are in the forecabin and main cabin not the heads! I went down to my boat this afternoon and did a check whilst I was there. In the heads you have a rectangular/ off square upholstered bit of wood with eight button covered screws hold...
by Vegable
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Portlight leak
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: Portlight leak

Yes, it's dead easy. I re-bedded my heads portlight a couple of years ago in between rain showers in Arisaig. It only took me about an hour to do from start to finish but I can't remember what I did or how I went about it. Whilst not a lot of help to you, it does suggest to me that the job was so st...
by Vegable
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Fitting a rope cutter to a Centaur - recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 3198

Re: Fitting a rope cutter to a Centaur - recommendations please

I have the Ambassador on my current boat, and before that a (can't remember the name but began with H I think) spurs type which I fitted myself on a Renown - 31' version of the Centaur. I fitted the non rotating bit onto the side of the cutlass bearing by drilling and tapping into the side of the be...
by Vegable
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Roller Main
Replies: 8
Views: 2672

Re: Roller Main

I agree fully with Roger's advice and would like to add the following First question to ask yourself is how practical are you. Buying an old boat means lots of things to do, and where you live there isn't a lot of choice in boatyards plus getting boatyards to do things for you is expensive! Very exp...
by Vegable
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Digital yacht ais chart plotter will not switch on
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Re: Digital yacht ais chart plotter will not switch on

Hi Brian, Using Google I've found the full usermanual pdf download. The link is... https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://digitalyacht.co.uk/files/SC500%2520User%2520Manual%2520V1_20_Eng.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjyiPSO5uzQAhXLIsAKHYHXCSIQFgghMAI&usg=AFQjCNGJPAl-quMx_...
by Vegable
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Digital yacht ais chart plotter will not switch on
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Re: Digital yacht ais chart plotter will not switch on

If it's not switching on, ie it's completely dead then it's one of 3 things. But check there is nothing glowing inside first ie a light/led, a humming noise etc. 1 No power supply. There may be volts at the plug, but a duff connection won't give you enough power to work the unit. If you can give the...
by Vegable
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Ticking sound of propeller shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 3208

Re: Ticking sound of propeller shaft

That's quite a heavy knock! And it occurs at the same speed as the propshaft. (Watch the rusty bit rotating at the end of the gearbox.) My guess is that it's coming from inside the gearbox. When I used to race Minis in my mad youth we used to locate odd noises by sticking a lump of wood (a broom han...
by Vegable
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: What's happened to our locations?
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

What's happened to our locations?

Is it just me? My location doesn't appear anymore. I'm sure I haven't fiddled with anything but......
Mike
by Vegable
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Potential new owner
Replies: 7
Views: 2489

Re: Potential new owner

I've only bought 2 boats in my time. The first was an unloved Renown bought in Brighton and I lived in Inverness and we got the boat transported by road to Inverness. The second 26 years later was an Oceanranger, also bought in Brighton (by coincedence) and this we sailed up to Pwllheli (in November...
by Vegable
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Cylinder head for OM636?
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Re: Cylinder head for OM636?

I used to race Minis in my mad youth and if you ground the head too much you broke into one of the ? oil ways, if my memory is correct. The best way of getting out of the mire was to get a skilled oxy-accetylene welder to grind out the oil duct and braze (brass weld) it up. If you can find some one ...