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by helenrose
Tue March 25th, 2008, 9:19 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Lister engine
Replies: 2
Views: 6000

lister engine

Hi welcome to the forum,the lister is a good engine,as long as it doesnt smoke excessively and burn lots of oil it should be ok,these are solidly built engines and the fact that it is 30 years old makes no differance in my opinion,they are easy to work on and spares are relitvley cheap.if you can "r...
by helenrose
Mon March 17th, 2008, 6:47 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Outboard bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 11003

Thanks for that mike.
Chris.
by helenrose
Thu March 13th, 2008, 8:43 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Bobstay.
Replies: 4
Views: 7743

bobstay

Thanks for that John i was hoping you would say the chain as i have it all set up ready to go, I set the rig as per your exellent article on the web page about two years ago, i have that slight bend aft,i havnt touched it since exept as you describe using the backstays to take the tension off the fo...
by helenrose
Wed March 12th, 2008, 5:34 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Bobstay.
Replies: 4
Views: 7743

Bobstay.

Hello everyone,i recently renewed the eye bolt on the stem of my Eventide 24,the bobstay was a solid stainless bar,i am thinking of replacing this with a chain and bottle screw as there is no adjustment on the solid bar,are there any problems that i should know about before i go ahead, Thanks, Chris...
by helenrose
Wed February 20th, 2008, 8:31 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Eye bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 6916

Eyebolt

Hi john,
Thanks for the reply,i have got hold of a nice galvanized 1/2 inch eye bolt, its allready in and looks the part,hopefully it will last a while.
Chris.
by helenrose
Tue February 12th, 2008, 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: restorable eventide
Replies: 2
Views: 6202

restoring

Hi and welcome to the forum,things are pretty slow on here but someone who knows the answer will reply eventualy,my own Eventide had a few rotton spots that i discovered last winter,i am no carpenter but i had a go and repaired all the rot,i think you need to take a carpenter or someone who knows ab...
by helenrose
Mon February 4th, 2008, 5:19 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Eye bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 6916

Eye bolt

Hi,i need to change the eyebolt on the end of my bobstay,it is nearly worn through,do i use an ordinary galvinised one or a stainless bolt Thanks.
Chris.
by helenrose
Tue January 29th, 2008, 7:05 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Outboard bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 11003

Hi john,
That would be good,did you ever find the article on" self tacking staysail"you said you would post on "hints and tip"?
Regards Chris "Rose"
by helenrose
Sat January 26th, 2008, 8:30 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Outboard bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 11003

outboard Bracket

Thanks John,i was thinking along the same lines,i have tried the big wooden wedges but my outboard(Tohatso) engine cowling is too long and fouls the stern,and if i use bigger wedges i cant reach the engine,it looks like plan b the steel contraption.
Chris."Rose"
by helenrose
Fri January 18th, 2008, 11:07 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Outboard bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 11003

Outboard bracket

How can i fit one to my eventide,the stern has a sharp rake and a normal spring loaded bracket wont fit.
by helenrose
Sun June 24th, 2007, 9:45 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: staysail boom
Replies: 1
Views: 5429

staysail boom

Hi,i sail my e24 "rose" as a cutter, i would like to make tacking less hassle by putting a boom on the inner jib,anyone know how i would go about this.
Thanks in advance ,Chris.
by helenrose
Sat June 9th, 2007, 2:20 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Prop Size?
Replies: 2
Views: 6769

prop pitch

hi, there a number of web sites available,use google and type in" prop pitch" and see what comes up,when i re-engined my boat in january of this year i was faced with the same problem, the engine i put in was 4hp larger than the old petter,the web sites are provided free by the various prop suppiers...
by helenrose
Fri April 6th, 2007, 5:45 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: re-engined!
Replies: 5
Views: 9375

volvo penta

Hi mike, the engine i put in my boat is a volvo penta 9 hp 2001 series, its seems a lot of work for the extra 3hp, i think the engine is circa 1987 but it seems to run ok,the boat is still on the hard until next weekend weather permitting when i shall refloat her,then i will email you hopefully with...
by helenrose
Fri February 2nd, 2007, 9:10 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: re-engined!
Replies: 5
Views: 9375

re-engined!

At last i have changed my trustee mini six for a volvo penta 10 hp diesel,(sounds quite modern eh)so my little boat wont stop every time the wind is on the nose and i want to go home for tea.

chris.
by helenrose
Mon January 22nd, 2007, 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: wetwood
Replies: 6
Views: 10363

That makes sense, thanks once again john.

chris.