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Re: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:22 pm
by Jolly Roger
Thank you for those comments Michael. It was great to meet you again at the East Coast Fitting Out Lunch. Being close to Concerto made it an ideal opportunity for you to have a look. You can always ask me any question on the forum about how to do a job and I will always try to give good clear detail. I hope the launch of your Fulmar on Saturday goes smoothly.

For followers of this thread I have not done anything on Concerto over the winter as I have been busy with other things. Hopefully as the weather gets better I will find some time to get some jobs started.

Considering Concerto has been in the water all winter without any heat or dehumidifier, she has remained dry and fresh below with the bilges remaining dry. Good ventilation is how I do this. When I checked the battery voltages, the pair of 105 amp domestics were 13.4V as they are charged by a solar panel, whereas the 105 amp engine start was only reading 12.1V. It has not been charged and has been used to start the engine infrequently over the winter, but next time I am onboard I will connect the battery charger.

Hope you are all prepared for the season and you get fair winds.

Re: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:49 am
by Jolly Roger
Slightly off topic, but I have added a few photographs to my Ptotobucket link from my trip in 2017 to the Isles of Scilly. They should all be on the first page.

Re: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:09 pm
by Hardover
Hi Roger, just read through all of this thread and I must say I'm in awe of the amount of work you've put into Concerto. I'm particularly impressed by the teak you've installed in the cockpit. It looks wonderful. As far as I'm concerned a yacht can never have enough wood and it has got me thinking. Paka'a is an ocean of ageing treadmaster and despite our best efforts at rejuvenating it still looks 'orrible.
We did have a go at using compound to bring back a shine in the cockpit but the result was not what I had hoped for. We're going to have a go at wet sanding to remove the oxidisation completely then try the compounds. I was thinking of starting off with 600 grade then finishing off with 1200 or finer?
Good work and well done.

Re: Renovations to Fulmar Concerto

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:00 pm
by Jolly Roger
Thank you for your comments. Yes, there has been a lot of hard work and money spent, and I still have not finished!

From chatting with and messages other owners, I know it provides advice and is an inspiration to Westerly owners. This thread is now the second most popular thread on the Forum, something I never dreamed of when I started it.

The only problem in the near future is the forum is going to change over to the new WOA web site. At present I am not sure if it will be moved over in the same form, so I will probably have to transfer the main content over to the Westerly Wiki. Just a little bit of work as some sections will need re-writing and including photos with the text.