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by David Crawforth
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Owner Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: New Owner Introduction

Simon, welcome!
by David Crawforth
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Hand/Grab rail on coach roof
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: Hand/Grab rail on coach roof

I suggest you try Trafalgar Yacht Services, Fareham. Not very local to you, I think, but a good source for odd parts.
by David Crawforth
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New owner saying hello..!
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Re: New owner saying hello..!

Welcome! I think you would be very lucky to find any of those components. The brass block at the rudder post head would be the trickiest bit to re-manufacture (unless you have good access to a machine shop) but the other bits should not be too tricky to make. I would contact Trafalgar Yacht Services...
by David Crawforth
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bleeding the fuel system
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Bleeding the fuel system

Locate the fuel pump. It should have a small manual lever on the side. Loosen the bleed screw (bolt / actually a machine screw) near the top (or the banjo connection at the top). carefully as these are hollow screws, not as strong as normal ones (or might have been replaced with a newer type of scre...
by David Crawforth
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Antifouling after blasting
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Antifouling after blasting

I don't know about soda blasting. We normally scrape / sand off antifoul which gives a key for the paint. We don't use antifoul primer.
by David Crawforth
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Replacing anemometer at masthead
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Replacing anemometer at masthead

Keith, assuming it is a Stowe Navigator II, you *simply* unscrew the locking ring and pull it off. It is connected to a masthead base unit by a pin connector. It could be worth getting the anemometer unit checked / serviced by www.stowemarine.com in Lymington. They are very helpful. Have a quick loo...
by David Crawforth
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Kemp sail entry gate
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Kemp sail entry gate

Piers, for single-handed sailing I think really you would need a mainsail with sliders (and a gate on the mast!). And if double-handed it makes things a lot easier. Also lazyjacks (just look at some other boats to figure out the arrangement as there is no 'standard' set-up for a Sigma) would be a gr...
by David Crawforth
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Kemp sail entry gate
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: Kemp sail entry gate

Piersrueb,
Congratulations on your purchase. Presumably that is a cruising sail you have, with sliders fitted.
Try contacting Selden / Selden mast, who should be able to assist you. Let us know how you get on.
by David Crawforth
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Saloon Table problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Re: Saloon Table problems

Similarly we feel the fragility of the saloon table and once had to have it lashed in place for a couple of days on an offshore race. That was 2003 and since fixed it has not caused a problem although these days of cruising with kids I have to restrain my shoutiness when they put their feet against ...
by David Crawforth
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Spinnaker Pole
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: New Spinnaker Pole

Hi David,

Selden is the class spar maker. The length you mention is obviously OK. The class rules could be more specific on the diameter etc but it sounds like you have found the right thing. If you ask them to supply a pole with reference to the class measurement rules you should be OK.

David.