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The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlghts?
« Last post by Martin on June 17, 2019, 09:38:14 AM »
Yes. It is what I would use - as long as you don't ever want to get them off!
The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlght
« Last post by Heligan on June 16, 2019, 10:27:16 AM »
Ah, thanks for that, Martin,
I went to a boat jumble in Littlehampton last weekend as I just happened to be visiting my daughters! And I managed to find a matching pair of round port lights for the princely sum of £65.
I had noticed that some Winkle brigs seem to have them on the front face of the cabin.
Am I right in assuming that this sealant would be good for fitting the new ones to the fibre glass?
I also bought a few other goodies as well but, that is another story.
The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlghts?
« Last post by Martin on June 14, 2019, 08:21:15 AM »
I recommend using Sikaflex 295 UV Marine Adhesive & Sealant.  It  will last longer than the perspex so it may be worth replacing the perspex - maybe something thicker- at the same time. Mine lasted about 20 years and as far as I know is still going strong.
The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlghts?
« Last post by Ken on June 14, 2019, 12:58:43 AM »
Hi Paul
I had v similar experience when cleaning the "glass" surface of one of my forward facing ports and -sure enough- a quick clean off of old sealant and replacement with new sorted the problem.
Glad you told me of replacement cost !  I shall be extra careful not to drop them onto a hard surface if I take them off again.
Have fun with your WB .. they're great :)
The Rig / Re: Wanted: Shroud plates
« Last post by RollyDrifter on June 12, 2019, 11:33:35 PM »
Hi John ,

That makes perfect sense to me .
Belt and braces is the best way .

I suspect Iíll work towards the same, both forestay and shrouds.

I donít see the point of bottle screws on the shrouds , not on this rig , as long as thereís enough articulation in the shackle / lanyard connection to the plates , I suspect a double shackle will be fine .

Iím also working on a long sock , to pull over the mast when lowered, to keep all the lines tidy and dry , so less there is to clutter up , the better .

Thanks , all the best
The Rig / Re: Wanted: Shroud plates
« Last post by John Burton on June 12, 2019, 11:14:52 AM »
Itís perhaps worth adding that the second forestay runs from the top of the mast to a block on the eyebolt on the stem and then back to one of the cleats on the cockpit roof. The original running forestay also runs back to the cockpit and I can easily ease the tension on both when leaving the boat for any length of time.
The Rig / Re: Wanted: Shroud plates
« Last post by John Burton on June 11, 2019, 10:48:28 PM »
Hello Rolly,
I added a second forestay in addition to the second shrouds. I did this partly on advice from others and partly because I cannot see the condition of the original stainless steel forestay inside the roller reefing tube. Failure of one forestay would be disastrous so with a belt and braces approach I decided on adding a second. This was easy enough, I drilled through the stem and inserted a stainless threaded rod with an eyebolt each end. I drilled just underneath the step designed to support the mast whilst travelling. I used  Dyneema as a simple measure and it runs through plastic electric conduit for the first few feet, this makes the jib pass over it better, but is certainly not essential.
If you need any photos please let me know. Hope this helps,
All the best, John
The Rig / Re: Wanted: Shroud plates
« Last post by RollyDrifter on June 11, 2019, 10:27:33 PM »
Hello John ,
Can I ask about your boat ? Do you have a forestay direct to the bow ? That looks safe, strong and sensible... As far as I know mine runs with the jib-stay to the outer end of the bowsprit , which is perhaps normal , but running to the bow would appear to add a fixing point and spread both the load and the risk . Is it normal or your own mod ?
The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlghts?
« Last post by Heligan on June 11, 2019, 07:29:09 AM »
Hi Dave
Thanks for replying.
It just didn't seem that durable as a porthole to keep the weather and more out.
As I say, the portholes from Davey's are very expensive.
Oh well!
Food for thought
The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlghts?
« Last post by dave_cawston on June 08, 2019, 07:39:49 PM »
They are just stuck in with a silicon adhesive. Marlie has had several cases of the perspex coming loose. A five minute job to put right. 
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