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by steve parry
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: RE Engine Fulmar
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: RE Engine Fulmar

Hi All, I think you will find that the boat show tickets(buy one and get one free), applies to the WOA in full and you don't have to be in the RYA to get the offer. I have just purchased two tickets using the site and the code as stated in the offer on the WOA Wdebsite, and I got two tickets free......
by steve parry
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: autohelm 3000
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Re: autohelm 3000

Hi Paul, I have a Autohelm 3000 which has given me sterling service and still is but I still have to nurse it! I have managed to get a spare drive belt and motor(like rocking horse s....!) over the years just to keep it running. Coming back to your problem...I had a clutch slipping problem on the wa...
by steve parry
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: BLACK SOOTY HAZE AROUND THE EXHAUST OUTLET
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: BLACK SOOTY HAZE AROUND THE EXHAUST OUTLET

Hi All, Further to my last post, reading through the post again I may have confused some! What I mean is the black sooty film around the exhaust outlet on the gelcoat, this film appears after running the engine for a few hours. As I said it is very noticeable on UK Yachts but not so much on foreign ...
by steve parry
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: REFURBISHMENT OF MAIN CABIN WINDOWS ON A PENTLAND
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: REFURBISHMENT OF MAIN CABIN WINDOWS ON A PENTLAND

Hi All, I know it's been 8 months since my last post on this subject this was due to the fact I couldn't post on the forum (but that's all fixed now). To bring you up to date. I have had my windows professionally refurbished by a company that was listed in the private members section offering window...
by steve parry
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: BLACK SOOTY HAZE AROUND THE EXHAUST OUTLET
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

BLACK SOOTY HAZE AROUND THE EXHAUST OUTLET

Hi All, When some years back new 'additives' were put into our fuel (both petrol and diesel) I noticed that a lot more transoms were covered in a black soot next to the exhaust outlet. In the old days we would put this down to poor maintenance on the engine or it was an old engine past it's sell by ...
by steve parry
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: A BIG THANKYOU
Replies: 0
Views: 977

A BIG THANKYOU

Hi All, I would like to say a big thank you to Tim Pullen and Nigel Birch for fixing the problem where some of the Forum members were not able to log onto the Forum to post etc. When the website was updated some months back,the update for some reason stopped a few of us being able to get on the site...
by steve parry
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Comments / suggestions on the Forum here please
Topic: SCAMMERS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2961

Re: SCAMMERS?

Hi Bert, I got scammed via this site for an autohelm two years ago which I foolishly paid up front!! (although only £100 but any money to those type of people gets my goat up!!!). The add appeared on here first but it then went onto the worldwide web and that's where the scammer saw it and contacted...
by steve parry
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Autoprop problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: Autoprop problems

Hi, I would agree with Phillip. It sounds to me like over-powering the installation, the prop would have been matched to the gearbox,engine size, waterline length etc by Bruntons using a well known calculation (you can get it on the web), once they have done the figures with the programme then that ...
by steve parry
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: REFURBISHMENT OF MAIN CABIN WINDOWS ON A PENTLAND
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

REFURBISHMENT OF MAIN CABIN WINDOWS ON A PENTLAND

Hi All, About 8 years ago I took out my main cabin windows to enable me to re- line the main cabin out, the windows at the time were in fairly good condition for their age and the rubbers etc were in good condition, so I just cleaned them up and put them back in. The windows do not leak but the rubb...
by steve parry
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: LIGHT WEIGHT RUBBER DINGHY
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

Re: LIGHT WEIGHT RUBBER DINGHY

Hi all, Thanks for your comments. Understand what you are saying Tryosailor but it's not the lifting into the water, that is only part of the problem, it's moving it from the stowage(on top of the hatch garage) to the fore deck to pump it up, lifting it up past the water line when landing etc. Thank...
by steve parry
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: LIGHT WEIGHT RUBBER DINGHY
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

LIGHT WEIGHT RUBBER DINGHY

Hi All, Happy New Year to all, My first question of 2017. Has anyone out there brought a new lightweight rubber duck recently? I am looking to upgrade mine from a rather heavy tender with a slatted floor to a O.Lite Dinghy with an airdeck floor, my wife and I aren't getting any younger and we are fi...
by steve parry
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Fitting a new escape hatch in V berth - Westerly Renown
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: Fitting a new escape hatch in V berth - Westerly Renown

No problem Paul.

That's what is good about the forum, you can bounce idea's/problems off the other thousand or so members of the WOA!!

Good luck with the modification.

Regards

Steve
by steve parry
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Fitting a new escape hatch in V berth - Westerly Renown
Replies: 6
Views: 2073

Re: Fitting a new escape hatch in V berth - Westerly Renown

Hi Paul, I have a Westerly Pentland which is the same spec as yours except I have bilge keels. What was done on my fwd hatch (prior to my ownership) the translucent area in the hatch lid was cut out square, this left a space in the hatch with a boarder, a quarter inch thick piece of semi dark perspe...
by steve parry
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Realistic value of a 1985 Konsort
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Realistic value of a 1985 Konsort

Hi,

I think a few photographs wouldn't go a miss before putting a price on it (internal/external/engine etc). Are there any?

Regards

Steve
by steve parry
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: New Sails for Griffon
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: New Sails for Griffon

Hi, All GOOD AND WELL KNOWN sail makers should have all the measurements in their databases for your boat(good old Westerlies!!) People like Crusader Sails in Poole are a good medium priced sail maker and they produce a quality product. Mind you you pay for what you get nowadays! Arun and Kemp sails...