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by Nick
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Avy-J

wully wrote:Is that all??


No, I forgot some stuff.
by Nick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Avy-J

So, what have we been doing down the boatyard these past 22 months? Well, Avy-J (boat no. 2) is just about ready to sail and play with. Here's most of what we have been doing to turn an tired old classic into a potential ocean greyhound ready for a long trip: BOW TO STERN New custom made double bow ...
by Nick
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oh good grief if I put one more thing in a safe place. . .
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Oh good grief if I put one more thing in a safe place. . .

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Wow - that was a REALLY safe place.
by Nick
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oh good grief if I put one more thing in a safe place. . .
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Oh good grief if I put one more thing in a safe place. . .

. As some of you know I have been (among other insanities involved with owning a very neglected Morgan GIles 30) building a Navik from bits. Having acquired two top sections and no bottom section I thought at least the problem of losing teh jointed connector was not an issue because I now had 2 (pl...
by Nick
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: New Member

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HI Duncan and welcome to BlueMoment.

What type of Moody do you sail?
by Nick
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: TREM steaming light connections
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: TREM steaming light connections

"Standard" terminals (blue insulation) are the middle size of the commonly used ones. Larger (yellow) and smaller (red) are also available, but less common. I would suggest having a look at the RS website. It's the width, innit? Yellowness, blueness and redness are to do with wire thickne...
by Nick
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: TREM steaming light connections
Replies: 3
Views: 152

TREM steaming light connections

. It says 'fasten the power supply cables to the lamp-holder with the proper female connectors'. The only place to fasten them is to the lampholders top and bottom, which have a tab on them. This tab is too small to fit a standard spade terminal on however. Does anyone know what I am looking for an...
by Nick
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is Claymore alright?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Is Claymore alright?

Good god man, we're all too old for change!
by Nick
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is Claymore alright?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Is Claymore alright?

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No nichts post.

Could his carers nip round and check on him please?
by Nick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

claymore wrote:Very tidy job Webster - I think perhaps you might have aligned the screw heads?


Can't you see the pattern?
by Nick
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Refurbishing an anchor windlass
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Refurbishing an anchor windlass

I've been given an old South Pacific anchor windlass which apparently runs when connected to a battery. There is a lot of corrosion and three wee black wires not connected.

Does anyone know anyone who would consider checking this out and refurbishing it?
by Nick
Mon May 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

Too late to suggest a split backstay? Forget everything that exists and place a couple of chainplates where it suits. Donald Others have suggested the same, but it is complicating the geometry even further. Remember the transom is tiny and raked at 45 degrees. The extra large chainplate with two ro...
by Nick
Sun May 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

6mm plate in a hefty vice ought to give you the desired effect -just bend it a bit at a time until it is how you want it I've done a drawing and I am giving it to a man wot can. It's massive overkill, and the old dodgy chainplate will still be there as a backup. Rudder is repaired, one bulkhead rep...
by Nick
Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

. Under-deck metal is in one, piece, a triangle. Here is a pic a fellow Morgan Giles 30 owner has sent me of his aft chainplate. http://bluemoment.com/pix/scp1.jpg This would involve removing the embedded metal in the transom or bolting through it, so a friend has suggested the following (excuse th...

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