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by Vegable
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Renown/Pentland owners advice required
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

Re: Renown/Pentland owners advice required

Hi Graham, "The new owner has put a Rutland Generator on her and when I get back home I'll send you a picture of her...providing she's still there of course." Back in the UK now, but dashing off to Arisaig tomorrow to put Conspiracy in the water on Sunday. In an earlier post in reference t...
by Vegable
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Waxing after initial M3 wax
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Waxing after initial M3 wax

If I remember correctly from previous posts on polish, Phillip our moderator, has always used car polish products on his boat without any problems. Neither have I, but I don't polish my boat very often. There is something about car polishes having silicon in them and that has an adverse reaction to ...
by Vegable
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Anchor for Konsort
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Anchor for Konsort

I think you'll find that none of the "new generation" type anchors fit the old bow rollers comfortably without a lot of modification. What I suggest is to wander around a biggish marina and see what other people have done, which is what I did - I have a Spade. Photograph the designs/bodge ...
by Vegable
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Westerly Renown R1 on going renovation
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Re: Westerly Renown R1 on going renovation

Hi Graham, I had a Renown for about 16 years. Bought very much unloved but in better condition than yours was from Brighton Marina in 1992. She was then called Galoosh but we changed her to Annabella. We lived then in Inverness and had her road transported up there from Brighton. We sailed out of Ar...
by Vegable
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Westerly Renown R1 on going renovation
Replies: 8
Views: 2519

Re: Westerly Renown R1 on going renovation

Wow, wow, and thrice wow! How long did that take? I bet the delight of launching was only beaten by the exhilaration of the first sail. Full of admiration for you. Very well done. And, you've got the very first Renown! Thank you also for the video, really enjoyable.
Mike
by Vegable
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...

Hi Chris, Can you get to the stud/bolt with an open jaw spanner or a ring spanner. If so you have a number of options. Lock the stud with stilsons whilst trying to turn the nut, saw a slot in the top of the stud and use a screwdriver F.E. ( where E stands for enormous!) to lock the stud. Apply heat ...
by Vegable
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...

The 10mm gap was the width of the trench cut in the filler to get to the joint, NOT that I had a gap of 10 mm between the hull of the boat and the keel. The trench was 8mm deep because Westerly's faired the hull to the keel with filler and in my boat's case it was approximately 8mm thick. I didn't t...
by Vegable
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...

Jim, Have you read my copying above? The original instructions to me (the indented bit) clearly states why the tape and how much bonding to the keel, the breaker tape and the hull he deemed necessary. He had a 42 mm gap. What's so horrific about my 3O mm gap? If you're not going to read what's writt...
by Vegable
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: CORSAIR Keel Bolt opinion...

I haven't a clue. Two separate people told me the same thing, one of them backed by a respected Yacht Surveyor so I followed their guidance to the letter. The gap at the keel joint was about 10mm wide. At the surface after grinding out it was close to 30mm wide. If it's any help the tape is used for...
by Vegable
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: W33 Water Issues!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: W33 Water Issues!!!

Hi, I had this a few years ago on my Oceanranger. Exactly the same as you and I traced it to the Accumulator not filling up correctly. Unfortunately I'm in Oz visitting my son at the moment so can't refer to my notes or photos. I can't remember what I did, but I messed around with the top of the acc...
by Vegable
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: More Centaur window questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: More Centaur window questions

Ok, thanks. I'll answer your questions in order. Cleaning up the frames. Be careful with them as they are anodised aluminium, which stops the aluminium from oxidising and going dull and powdery, and the anodising is only a few thou thick. What ever you use to clean it don't be aggressive. You could ...
by Vegable
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Bow Thruster - Corsair
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: Bow Thruster - Corsair

Apologies, I wanted to delete this reply but it wouldn't let me. Looking at another and much clearer website I've since found that the model I thought I had is not a 3kW one but a 5kW one. Another added bit which might be useful. I have a dedicated battery for the thruster fitted under the starboard...
by Vegable
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: More Centaur window questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: More Centaur window questions

Jim,
Are you refering to the port lights you were asking about in an earlier topic, or the main cabin windows?
Mike
by Vegable
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Beta Marine Instrument Lens replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: Beta Marine Instrument Lens replacement

No 60, Phillip, that's why I was astonished. I started off very gently with wet and dry paper which did nothing then I used progressively larger grades of sandpaper which also did nothing, by this I mean removing the crazing, until I was using 60 grit. Now whether the heat generated by using the san...
by Vegable
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Gooseneck on a centaur
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Gooseneck on a centaur

I've never taken my goosenevk off so can't advise on how the spacer is fitted. ie hidden nuts or tapped thread to hold the screws or what? However, the spacer itself is a chunk of Tufnol and if you ebay Tufnol Sheet there's lots of people selling offcuts. I used a chap in Yorkshire for all srts of c...