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by RogerLloyd
Sat May 10, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: What oil for Bukh DV20 ME?
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

Re: What oil for Bukh DV20 ME?

Dear Bert, Many thanks for your repy. Yes, viscosity is one thing and it is important. However, what do you mean by "good quality". Oil is produced to a variety of standards and with varying additives. You can use a very "good" oil that is very bad for your particular engine. The...
by RogerLloyd
Fri May 09, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: What oil for Bukh DV20 ME?
Replies: 6
Views: 2829

What oil for Bukh DV20 ME?

I have used Halfords 15W/40 mineral oil (in a black container) and also (at double the price) Shell Rimula . However, neither of these oil are actually recommended by Bukh, and the Halfords oil (in the black container) is now no longer available. I did obtain a list of oil that were recommended by B...
by RogerLloyd
Thu May 08, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort Lavac toilet
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: Konsort Lavac toilet

Hi Philip, Thanks for your reply. I checked the instructions again - only one bleed hole! Is the outlet (joker) valve designed to be 100% one way? i.e. Should I expect it to hold water in the pipe above it without leaking over time? I presume that leaking in this way is not common in Konsorts, and t...
by RogerLloyd
Thu May 08, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Konsort Lavac toilet
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Konsort Lavac toilet

On my previous Westerly, a Centaur, a would leave the Lavac toilet cocks ON all the time I was on board, including when sailing. With my Konsort this leads to a problem. There seems to be a slight back flow of sea water into the toilet bowl when the yacht is heeled, possibly on one tack rather than ...
by RogerLloyd
Thu May 08, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: Crew Wanted for WOA summer cruise 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 2110

Crew Wanted for WOA summer cruise 2014

Sailing from Barry in south Wales to Cherbourg & St Vaast, etc.
by RogerLloyd
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur
Replies: 9
Views: 4719

Re: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur

Hi Nigel,
A very belated thank you for your information.
Roger
by RogerLloyd
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Westery Konsort - Which Autopilot?
Replies: 5
Views: 2797

Re: Westery Konsort - Which Autopilot?

Thank you Phillip and Nigel for your information. I assume that most Konsorts have an autopilot which is used quite often? May I encourage more Konsort owners to post? because it would be nice to have a larger sample of data! Thanks, Roger Lloyd
by RogerLloyd
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort's displacement
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Konsort's displacement

An autopilot's ability to cope seems estimated upon the weight of the boat as well as its length. Can anybody tell me the (unloaded!) displacement weight of a Konsort? On the internet I have seen variously: 8516 lbs = 3870 kg 9211lbs = 4198 kg 7916 lbs = 3590 kg 7900 lbs = 3583 kg Is this figure yea...
by RogerLloyd
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Konsort Air Draft
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Konsort Air Draft

I have seen on the internet a stated air draft of 12.2 metres for the Konsort. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I presume the height of the VHF aerial has to be added to this, perhaps another 0.75 of a metre? Roger Lloyd
by RogerLloyd
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Removing the sliding hatch garage
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Removing the sliding hatch garage

I wish to remove the garage for the sliding hatch on my Konsort. I have undone all the visible bolts, but there seem to be 2 bolts which are covered by dowels, and I am reluctant to dig these out if it is not necessary. I am trying to slide the hatch cover forward in order to find out why I have a s...
by RogerLloyd
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Cruise in company / crew wanted
Topic: Crew Required July August September 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2038

Crew Required July August September 2012

South Wales to the islands of Atlantic France and return via Isles of Scilly. Come for all (preferred) or part. Have fun with adventurous sailing and exploring in warmer, drier weather than in the UK. Own travel. Contribution to running expenses expected. I keep costs a minimum. Last year's log avai...
by RogerLloyd
Tue May 22, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur
Replies: 9
Views: 4719

Re: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur

Yes, indeed, Nigel. I realised after I posted that I had not been very clever! Do I gather that these AVS angles are all derived from approx values of weights distributed about the boat and the (very approx?) shape of the hull? They would not of course take into account the additional weights of sto...
by RogerLloyd
Tue May 22, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur
Replies: 9
Views: 4719

Re: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur

I thought that AVS (Angle of Vanishing Stability) was an angle between 90 and 180 degrees defined as the angle (in still water) at which a heeled boat showed no desire to return to being upright. It is a little disappointing if this angle is <90 degrees! I don't think it makes sense to talk about an...
by RogerLloyd
Tue May 22, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur
Replies: 9
Views: 4719

Re: GZ curve and AVS for a Centaur

Has anybody now got any GZ curve or AVS for Centaur or Konsort?
Thanks
by RogerLloyd
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Instruments & electrics
Topic: Sumlog
Replies: 8
Views: 3906

Re: Sumlog

My Sumlog cable was suspect as it was causing a wobbly speed indication. I investigated buying a relacement cable. I eventually found somewhere in Plymouth I think that had one, but at a silly price so I lost interest. However, the cable has now broken, so I am more interested. It might be cheaper t...