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by mikebuggy
Wed May 20, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Aft heads seacock, Oceanranger
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: Aft heads seacock, Oceanranger

Please folks, don't consider ball/lever valves as permanent items. They are not. From the early 1980s until very recently most manufacturers, including even Westerly, went away from using Bronze (such as Blakes) to screwed-on In-line ball/lever type valves. These were not standardised and came from ...
by mikebuggy
Wed May 20, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Icebox failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Icebox failure

A little known secret. You don't really need all those electronics. These fridges work quite adequately without all the fancy control stuff. Strip the wiring down. Disconnect the control wires. Buy a simple on/off switch and a basic passive fridge thermostat (available cheaply at many hardware and e...
by mikebuggy
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rotostay Grease?
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Rotostay Grease?

Give Paul a ring at XW Rigging. He has all the rotastay maintenance stuff.
by mikebuggy
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Philip Stevens hanging up the anchor
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: Philip Stevens hanging up the anchor

Very good luck and thank you for all your efforts!
by mikebuggy
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Re: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger

Sorry. Was at the boat to day but forgot to look at pump position! Will look again during the week. BTW the big chunky mouldings that go ACROSS the bottom of the boat are 'floors'. Your floors should already have limber holes cut in them for drainage, but as rhumlady inferred, its not a good idea to...
by mikebuggy
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Re: Electric bilge pump for Oceanranger

I will have a look tomorrow and get back. My OR was coded and set up to meet RORC regs etc. The cockpit based manual pump must always be considered as the primary, because the cockpit is the emergency control position, and would be used when power is lost. The secondary pump is another manual pump, ...
by mikebuggy
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rubbing strake - how is it fixed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Rubbing strake - how is it fixed?

Agree with the forgoing. Just to add that the hull-deck join is simple deck-over-hull biscuit lid with the joint being over-laminated in most places internally. The solid teak rubbing strake bolts pass through the joint and the nuts inside are glassed in (usually)...which can be a right P in the A!....
by mikebuggy
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: tablet plotter app and other apps
Replies: 5
Views: 2193

Re: tablet plotter app and other apps

Yes. Try 'BOATIE'..very good!
by mikebuggy
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Seahawk rudder stock
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: Seahawk rudder stock

That weight is probably a reasonable estimate. Very heavy in other words. Just don't get a foot under it! There should be an upper and lower bearing made of a synthetic nylon type material. The lower bearing is a top hat section and you should be able to see the flange or rim at the top of the rudde...
by mikebuggy
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Flavell Vanessa Gas Cooker
Replies: 21
Views: 8628

Re: Flavell Vanessa Gas Cooker

Not sure whether this is of any use or not. If your boat is not post-RCD CE coded, and you are not operating commercially, or in certain inland waters or canal areas, there is no LEGAL requirement for a private boat to adhere to the commercial trade standards. Although highly desirable of course, it...
by mikebuggy
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Full battened mainsail for a Griffon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: Full battened mainsail for a Griffon?

I'll second that. Ive got both as well. Just replacing my genoa with a new vectran one, but still with foamed luff. Fully battened main is great. Quiet and powerful. You get a better roach and can get more power form the sail. It is however a little bit heavier to hoist, and its a bit more fiddly ge...
by mikebuggy
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Storm - removing saloon woodwork
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: Storm - removing saloon woodwork

I would say you would need to be a bit more specific than that. Are you asking about the table, or bunks, or shelves, or bookcases, or the flooring, or headlining, etc etc! All are secured very differently.
by mikebuggy
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Oceanlord measurements - Polars
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Re: Oceanlord measurements - Polars

Both XW Rigging at Gosport, UK, and Trafalgar Yachts at Fareham, UK, will have the details for this.
XW (= ex-Westerly) have all the measurements for all Westerly rigs.
by mikebuggy
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: What have you done to your Westerly today.
Replies: 67
Views: 19971

Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Ref...... applying a coat of epoxy. If you want to apply epoxy as a preventive (anti osmosis etc) barrier then just 'slapping on a coat' won't achieve that. For epoxy coatings to work the boat has to be really quite dry. A moisture meter must be used to check how she is drying out (whether you are d...
by mikebuggy
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Typhoon Stanchions
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Typhoon Stanchions

Yes agree. No problem. Standard job for Storm, Corsair, OR, Typhoon, and others. Trafalgar used to be able to get it done but I've just used local workshops. Note that some of the apparently solid alloy stanchions have a hollow section...depends on the makers spec. Recommendation used to be that the...