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tips, e.g good products, neat ways of doing a job etc., which are
too small for the Tecnical Documents page
- listing commercial
organizations which members have used successfully.
to this page.
Hiley has a Hurley 27 and has sent us some useful links about self-steering
link to my self steering video tutorial is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnkDsDWl8zQ
This was on a Robert Tucker T23+ with bilge keels and I am sure the
methods would work on the Hurleys as well. Headsail sheet tension
on the H27 could be an issue and I have a few ideas to try out next
year. The course to steer video is a joke if you can watch it to the
end, though there are some good teaching points raised along the way.
John Letcher wrote
the best book ever on self steering and kindly offered it to the Jesters
to post for anyone to access. It can be downloaded chapter by chapter
first three chapters are particularly useful. John completed many
long voyages on tiny craft without self steering gears. He is in poor
health but I was able to speak on the phone. He is very keen to support
small and simple craft.
My own blog post
on my experience with vane-less steering is here: https://adventuresofscallywag.wordpress.com/2012/01/
I have learnt a lot about the methods since writing that and a more
informed update will come in due course, hopefully after a longish
voyage in Emu has demonstrated that the methods work as well or better
on a H27.
used several of the expensive varnishes and found they all dont
last unless you can put on lots of coats, which isnt possible
with time and weather. I also found Epiphanies seems to go off over
winter into a jelly, even with using the correct thinners. After much
research I found Rustins yacht varnish which is reasonably priced
but contains the magic ingreadient of Tung oil. I buy a litre for
a good price on ebay and you can thin it with ordinary white spirit.
It also doesnt seem to go off. Stuart Shaw.
Sharman writes.....two seasons ago Ian Sinclair and I attended
a talk at Dell Quay SC by Bill Mitchell of Home Marine, Emsworth.
What Bill does not know about outboards doesn't exist! I switched
my annual service to him and have been delighted with it. His
advice on fuel;
1. Bad fuel accounts
for the majority of problems with small outboards.
2. Modern petrol has many volatile components and has a short shelf-life.
3. Always use fresh fuel. At the end of the season put any fuel remaining
in your car. Be aware though that there seems to be an opinion that
fuel with two-stroke oil in it may damage catalytic converters
4. Always buy best quality, branded fuel, e.g. Esso, Shell etc.
5. Filter your petrol through a coffee filter.
6. Leave the vent on your tank 'cracked' to avoid a pressure build-up
and tank failure
7. Empty the carburettor and the hose from the external fuel tank
at the end of the season
Supplier. Stuart Shaw recommends I.E.M. Services
SW Ltd are based in Pool, Redruth, Cornwall who. he says are are excellent
and very reasonable. Their e-mail address is www.thewiringproject.co.uk.
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Books - boat maintenance books
4 (gas bottle locker)
- plastic seacocks
Direct - boat insurance
Sail - a sailing web site concerned with everything that sails
including yachts, trailer sailors, dinghies, r/c yachts and wind
Services SW Ltd. Stuart Shaw recommendsthis electrical
supplier who are are based in Pool, Redruth, Cornwall who. he
says are are excellent and very reasonable.
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Sanitation - sea toilets and spares
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Winter Marine - boat insurance
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