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by shaun
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Out board lift
Replies: 2
Views: 2280

Out board lift

Has anyone came up with an idea of how to keep there engine out of the water when moored up? In my club most of the boats angle there engines up out of the water when moored, but I have to leave mine in, or pick it up and leave it in the cockpit. Its just I dont want it left in the salt water when t...
by shaun
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Outboard Well Size -
Replies: 10
Views: 6480

Hi,
I have just purchased a Mercury 4hp and it fit fine. the only thing is that I have had to raise the cover about 2'. I looked at getting a 5hp as they are the same size (I think it is only the jet which are different).
by shaun
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: New engine required
Replies: 5
Views: 3161

I purchased a new Mercury 4hp 4 stroke engine and its great! Lots of room in the well, but as you say the cover does not close (think it will need lifting a few inches). The new engine pushes the boat along much better than the two stroke. At just above start position (i.e. tick over) the boat does ...
by shaun
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: New engine required
Replies: 5
Views: 3161

New engine required

My current Yamaha 4hp 2 stroke is on it last legs and I and going to have to buy a new engine. My old one let me down again yesterday when I to the Mrs out at sea (first time this year for her)/ As you can imagine, it was not a calming experence!! The well is apporox 15inch long (sail no 141) and I ...
by shaun
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Tiller Pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 2101

thank Terry, that was the one I was looking at! that's good to know.
by shaun
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Tiller Pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 2101

Tiller Pilot

Can anyone recomend a tiller pilot which does not cost the earth? I want to sil single handed on the sea and need something to keep the boat on course. Thanks
by shaun
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Mast rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 4711

Sorry, yes I mean the main halyard oand topping lift. at the top of my mast I can only see one pulley so if I send both ropes down inside the mast they will rub on each other. does anyone have any pictures or photo's of the rigging at the top of the mast so I can compare. I think I may be missing a ...
by shaun
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Boom preventer
Replies: 1
Views: 2083

Hello,
I always use a preventer when sailing down wind. I have a rope cut to size with a couple of shackles on either end. one attached to the main and the other cliped to a bracket at the front of the cockpit (either side). allows you to goose-wing.
by shaun
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Mast rigging
Replies: 11
Views: 4711

Mast rigging

Hello, Can anyone help me rigging my main and topping lift ropes. my main and topping lift snapped last season and I have to replace both. I am unsure as to how both ropes should be rigged down the mast. the main seems quite easy up the outside of the mast, round the wheel and down the inside. The t...
by shaun
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ullswater Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 4334

Thanks for the story. I am very interested in how you managed to get afloat on Ulswater. Could you give me a little more detail (i.e. launch site, moorings, costs etc) thanks.
by shaun
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Launch Sites
Topic: Lake district saling
Replies: 2
Views: 2955

Lake district saling

Hi, I have just bought my first boat (Red Admiral) and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advise on trailer sailing in the lakes (i.e. where to launch, help with lifting mast, moorings, cost etc). I currently sail her in the north sea just off Sunderland, but wish to trail her to different...