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by Vegable
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Correct Size Sails for a Westerly Longbow
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Correct Size Sails for a Westerly Longbow

Have a look at the Renown pages of the Wiki under sails. I put a lot of sail sizes and information on there. All the major sail makers will have the sizes in their records. I believe that North Sails used to supply Westerly with the stock sails. With the ketch rig, you'll find that if you increase t...
by Vegable
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Mystery rattle - Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 3171

Re: Mystery rattle - Oceanranger

Reading your reply I've just had another thought, John.
When I used to race Minis, we used to use a broom handle to isolate noises in the engine. Stick your ear at the hands end, and the base on the engine part and you can very easily trace the source of the noise you're searching for.
Mike
by Vegable
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Mystery rattle - Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 3171

Re: Mystery rattle - Oceanranger

I frequently have a sort of tinkly/rattley noise towards the end of the season and find that there is no shaft anode anymore when the boat is lifted out. This year I've avoided plugging in to mains power (stray circulating currents) whenever possible and it hasn't occurred.....yet. I lost a blade on...
by Vegable
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Oceanranger fresh water tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Oceanranger fresh water tanks

Thanks Mike.
I've never treated any of my tanks and that's since 1992. Never drained them or specially filled them and I too drink straight from the tank. Reading other people's experiences I think I must have been lucky. Sometimes ignorance is bliss!
Mike
by Vegable
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: autohelm/tillerpilot repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Re: autohelm/tillerpilot repair

As nobody else has replied, and this is pure guesswork on my part, it sounds to me as though the compass is playing up as that seems to be common to both systems. Never had one apart and have never fiddled with them either so that's the limit of my help I'm afraid.
Mike
by Vegable
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: AIS CLASS B TRANSPONDERS
Replies: 3
Views: 1997

Re: AIS CLASS B TRANSPONDERS

Hi Steve, There's been a few topics about this on the YBW sites. If you type in "AIS Transponder" in their search engine you'll find a lot. A couple of recent ones are:- http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?464533-AIS-Transponders-with-display http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?4...
by Vegable
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Oceanranger fresh water tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Oceanranger fresh water tanks

Having spent the last 3 years in Arisaig and been filling the tanks with peaty highland water, this winter I need to clean out my fresh water tanks. You should see the colour of my water filter! However on my boat I can't find an inspection hatch on either tank. Am I being thick or do I have to phys...
by Vegable
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Behind mast reefing systems
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

Re: Behind mast reefing systems

I have an Oceanranger with in-mast reefing supplied from new in 1994. I've had the boat for four years and the previous owner had her for 18 years. In my 4 years I've sailed her over 4500 miles in winds up to F8, and raced her twice in a local week series of races. I love the reefing system. All the...
by Vegable
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33 Stiff Steering
Replies: 10
Views: 6624

Re: W33 Stiff Steering

Hi Jaques, Just spotted your post. It was a long time ago. I seem to remember that the pulley ( the one that the wires wrap around, and the steering wheel is attached to the aft end of the axle) is screwed to the other end of the axle and you get at it by removing a small hatch from the forward side...
by Vegable
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Companionway hatch track
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: Companionway hatch track

If it's easily removable have you thought about getting it repaired? If it's brass then silver soldering will do it and in desparation plain solder will do. If it's aluminium, then it will need to be welded. You might have to hunt around for someone with the skills but a good metal craftworker shoul...
by Vegable
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: ELECTRIC WINCH ON A CORSAIR
Replies: 9
Views: 2883

Re: ELECTRIC WINCH ON A CORSAIR

Oops! :oops: It's not often I'm right, but this time I'm wrong! Whilst not having an electric winch I do have a Winchrite Handle. It was got so that SWMBO could help to winch in the sheets. She and my friends on board love it. And as I have in mast reefing and furling genoa, relieves the amount of r...
by Vegable
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: ELECTRIC WINCH ON A CORSAIR
Replies: 9
Views: 2883

Re: ELECTRIC WINCH ON A CORSAIR

I've an Oceanranger (same hull as a Corsair) and fitted a Lofrens Project 1000. I also have 60 metres of galvanised chain. Frequently the chain piles up and stops the motor from turning and someone has to go to the chain locker and smooth it all out. Whilst it's a bit of a bother it hasn't led to an...
by Vegable
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Corsair Holding Tank with Bow thruster
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Re: Corsair Holding Tank with Bow thruster

Hi Andrew, Yes, I've got both. The holding tank is in the aft section of the port side foreward cabin bunk locker. I replied to someone else a while ago. Have a look at this link as I give the dimensions http://www.westerly-owners.co.uk/woaforum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2258&p=9112&hilit=Hold...
by Vegable
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Which deep cycle battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 4053

Re: Which deep cycle battery?

I have 5 batteries in total on my Oceanranger ( a Corsair with a sugar scoop stern). They are 135 a/hr wet cell batteries. 2 are sited under the navigators seat, two are under the navigator's berth (ie the berth aft of the chart table) on a made up platform, and one is under the starboard berth in t...
by Vegable
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Which deep cycle battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 4053

Re: Which deep cycle battery?

Having gone off on a slight tangent, I'll answer what you specifically asked :oops: Better value battery/best return on pound. It very much depends on your sailing. If you're going round the world then Rolls Bardon Deep cylcle batteties are best. If you're two week cruising, then Halfords batteries ...