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by sahona
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor

Going back to the OP and electrolysis - I am about to be thrust into the world of common grounds and (possibly?) linked anodes/hull fixings. My existing engine is totally insulated from the negative battery circuit and is about to be replaced by a modern chassis-ground type I fear. This could possib...
by sahona
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Refurbishing an anchor windlass
Replies: 7
Views: 3953

Re: Refurbishing an anchor windlass

I don't know these particular models, but typically the thing to watch out for is the thrust bearing at the end of the worm drive, which does the work and often gets left to take the strain when people don't notch the chain in a proper keeper.
by sahona
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Backstay insulators
Replies: 3
Views: 2148

Re: Backstay insulators

Sounds like galling to me Geoff. Which means you will probably have to destroy the wire terminal in order to save the insulator.
by sahona
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oh dear. 4108 RIP?
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Oh dear. 4108 RIP?

Going over all the evidence in retrospect, there is coolant (as opposed to seawater) lurking around the top of the engine and I added 2 litres to the header tank to bring it up to spec (but it was a long time ago I last looked) There is a crucial piece of evidence that will have to wait for next tim...
by sahona
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oh dear. 4108 RIP?
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Oh dear. 4108 RIP?

Visited Sahona for the first ime in ages today and was pleasantly surprised by the general state of things - nothing missing, minimal guano, no flapping bits. The engine started first turn -which it doesn't usually do! so it was left to charge the batteries while I firkled about in general. It sound...
by sahona
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 7867

Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Thanks Geoff. I've highlighted it to TCC council to at least make the membership aware.
by sahona
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 7867

Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Seems to be great value, I assume it's tried and tested, what make is it?
by sahona
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock
Replies: 19
Views: 8883

Re: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock

Just came across the last bit. I love this place!
by sahona
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

Re: Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!

Yep, I've been playing the anchor like a salmon since I added the windlass in 2006 - I know how they can suffer! I think I missed the final markers on the chain and came in a bit fast after the anchor came free. Ho hum.
by sahona
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!

We left our anchor behind at Holy Isle during the Summer. It was a 40Lb CQR lookalike with a very long shank attached by SS shackles and swivel. The swivel broke where the screw/pin at the anchor end went through - probably due to the high leverage at the roller when the anchor started to tilt. (the...
by sahona
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor winch woes
Replies: 10
Views: 5257

Re: Anchor winch woes

I am well thankyou John, and enjoying your humour once more. I wasn't in hiding, just busy and a bit drawn to FB, but now I've more time I'll probably spend some here. Boat's a bit neglected but things look positive as K says she's looking forward to Islay again this year when it stops raining.
by sahona
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor winch woes
Replies: 10
Views: 5257

Re: Anchor winch woes

I am well thankyou John, and enjoying your humour once more. I wasn't in hiding, just busy and a bit drawn to FB, but now I've more time I'll probably spend some here. Boat's a bit neglected but things look positive as K says she's looking forward to Islay again this year when it stops raining.
by sahona
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J - the story so far.
Replies: 10
Views: 3789

Re: Avy-J - the story so far.

I originally ran mine with just a wire to the underside of a stanchion. It worked well enough to display anything that was within my sphere of fear. You of course will need a xmit-tuned beast but it needn't be aloft, and the facility of an instantly available VHF emergency rig is a no-brainer imho. ...
by sahona
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor winch woes
Replies: 10
Views: 5257

Re: Anchor winch woes

Guilty as charged m'Lud. I believe water will always get everywhere even if it just builds from condensation. The trick is to let it go away again before it causes trouble. My instance was the installation of a Kobra with a vertical motor whose brushset was at the bottom, a disaster waiting to happe...

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