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by steve parry
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus vs Fulmar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

Re: Discus vs Fulmar?

Hi, I believe Dodo's delight was a fin keeler and he has done many miles in this one, he has had two Discus todate both named Dodo's delight the first one caught fire in the ice on a trip he did and sank. Once the insurance was settled he went straight out and bought another Discus. There are two ty...
by steve parry
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33/Discus bilge keels.
Replies: 24
Views: 5199

Re: W33/Discus bilge keels.

Hi,

Just read it again, you have posted under a W33 heading but your question is about a Fulmar keel not a W33. In that case I can't help you, sorry

Regards

Steve Parry - WALABOUT
by steve parry
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: W33/Discus bilge keels.
Replies: 24
Views: 5199

Re: W33/Discus bilge keels.

Hi, I agree with Sakean (I am also a Pentland owner) I have never heard of this and I have been around Westerly yachts some 32 Years (showing my age now!!), I also second the comment on 'check with Trafalgar Yachts' or perhaps you might get some W33 owner advising you on this Forum in due course. Re...
by steve parry
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Butane or Propane
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Butane or Propane

Hi, If you intend to sail in France a lot then I would stick with Camping Gaz 907's as it is readily available all over France. Where as Calor Gaz is hard to come by in France, it is available in some obscure places but most places don't stock it and I have known people heading south having to chang...
by steve parry
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Discus vs Fulmar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

Re: Discus vs Fulmar?

Hi, Agree with Jolly Roger on most points but not all. Don't get me wrong the Fulmar is a terrific boat, fast(used for match racing in its early days),very easy to manoeuvre, excellent sail plan but the accommodation for long term living/cruising isn't that good for a family of 5. Where as the Discu...
by steve parry
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Navigators & General WOA scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 4106

Re: Navigators & General WOA scheme

HI,
NG are normally very good that's why I said it was very strange. However, you have solved the problem and it will be NG loss as far I am concerned.

Regards

Steve Parry - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Navigators & General WOA scheme
Replies: 17
Views: 4106

Re: Navigators & General WOA scheme

Hi, It sounds strange to that N&G are saying this, it is a bit of an open harbour Keyhaven and open to SW gales but if you want to keep your yacht on the mooring for 12 months of the year then they would charge the appropriate monies to cover the winter months. The mooring you have is it regular...
by steve parry
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Leak around keel bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Leak around keel bolts

Hi, I have a Pentland and I have found that the keels need externally scrapping out every four years or so. All you do is (using a Stanley knife)cut a V between the hulls GRP and the cast keels ( all round) then you can see what needs doing around the joint. I found with mine when I started I had to...
by steve parry
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Advice on equipment for a Westerly Storm Cruiser
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: Advice on equipment for a Westerly Storm Cruiser

Hi, I also concur with Roger. However, I do have a liferaft and it can be expensive when servicing every 3 years. You can also hire them if you intend to go off shore. I have one for piece of mind but a do sail around the Bay of Biscay area which can be a bit wild at times! Mine is fitted on my Pent...
by steve parry
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: autohelm 3000
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Re: autohelm 3000

Hi Paul,

Just seen Big Andy's post, It wasn't that site I was talking about but it is interesting? It looks like the same thing but I don't know if it would replace a AUTOHELM Part (sizes etc)

Regards

Steve - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: autohelm 3000
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Re: autohelm 3000

Hi Paul, If you just google AUTOHELM 3000 Parts then you will see that various bits come up from belts,clutch's etc (but not motors they are like rocking horse sh....!!) Sometimes you get full second hand systems on the web, but be careful not so long ago (2 years) I got taken for £100 for a full sy...
by steve parry
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Westerly Centaur or Westerly Griffon
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Re: Westerly Centaur or Westerly Griffon

Hi,

Agree with Jolly Roger, the Griffon is a lot younger boat and most likely come in better condition. As stated, go for the Griffon if your budget will stretch to it!

Good Luck

Steve Parry - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rotostay II - bearings need replacing?
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Rotostay II - bearings need replacing?

Hi Steve,

Jimmy Green Ltd have just sent me an email and on that email it stated that they are having a roller reefing sale on most makes, it may be worth a look and one of the systems may have the same bolt rope size as yours?

Regards

Steve Parry - WALKABOUT
by steve parry
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rotostay II - bearings need replacing?
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Rotostay II - bearings need replacing?

Hi, Personally I would bin the Rotostay completely, if you have new bearings etc and £600 +VAT lighter you still have an old reefing system and something else may go. I would look at replacing it with a Plastimo System (and have change from £600!), I have had two of these without any problems and th...
by steve parry
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Griiffon propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: Griiffon propeller

Hi,

I would go for SPURS every time, as Philip says not much between them on the tests etc but the RNLI tend to use Spurs on their boats and that's good enough for me!

There may be a cost difference between the two plus the cost of spares etc.

Regards

Steve Parry - WALKABOUT