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by samphire2014
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Tried and Tested Suppliers
Topic: Spinnaker pole
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Spinnaker pole

Take a good long hard look at the photos. The ends (which can be bought separately, see link, are secured with pop rivets) It should be possible to drill them out and remove one end and associated fittings, shorten to the desired length and drill fresh holes and re-rivet. All you need is a power dri...
by samphire2014
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Tried and Tested Suppliers
Topic: Blocked sinks
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Blocked sinks

I have no idea about showers, but my Galley sink has a seacock in line to the outlet, which is located on the waterline about midships. Mine is a mark 2 and frankly all of them are a bit different.
by samphire2014
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Tried and Tested Suppliers
Topic: Spinnaker pole
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Spinnaker pole

This one is posted as for sale in Ipswich on Facebook. Any use? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... d9502af1cb A couple on ebay, but one looks overpriced.
by samphire2014
Tue May 03, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mainsheet system
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Mainsheet system

Here is a picture of my mainsheet traveller (1975 Mark 2 boat), sorry that is the best I can find. It appears that a single fixing might be similar to a dinghy arrangement. Not ideal but practicable. The owners manual has a very short piece by Paul Howard on the location of port and starboard mainsh...
by samphire2014
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal Window Trim
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: Metal Window Trim

Thanks for the pictures, it makes matters clearer. The first picture shows the original format fitted by Marcon. The windows are of a 'cassette' style which incorporates the flashing or trim. You will note the stern-most window has a glazing bar, in fact, this is a sliding window (like a car). They ...
by samphire2014
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metal Window Trim
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: Metal Window Trim

I am not aware the windows have a trim. Having taken mine out some years ago now, the trim is all part of the frame. Can you post a picture so we can get an idea of the problem you are facing please?
by samphire2014
Thu Feb 17, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn Cutlass bearing
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: Stubborn Cutlass bearing

CUTLAS BEARING AND PROP REPLACEMENT. So, they are all off, bearing replaced and time to re-install. Do you seal the cutlass bearing housing to the hull and if so with what? Do you use a release agent on the threaded bits securing it to the hull and do you add a release agent (Copperslip/White grease...
by samphire2014
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn Cutlass bearing
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Stubborn Cutlass bearing

What is the best method or tool to grip the bearing housing so it can be unscrewed please?
by samphire2014
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buck Dv10 whats the top cruising speed/engine dies
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: Buck Dv10 whats the top cruising speed/engine dies

There is an article in the tech manual about an incident where the breather pipe was blocked by an insect lavae. It sounds like fuel starvation from your description. Quck test would be to unscrew filler cap on tank so she can breather, if it runs fine, looks like you have found the problem. Failing...
by samphire2014
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sail Costs
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: New Sail Costs

Speak to Kemp. I spoke to all the others and frankly they are head and shoulders above the rest. My new Genoa has given me superlative performance, with pointing on a bilge keel beyond expectations. It has taught me how badly the existing rig is tuned, so that is my next point of focus. I also worke...