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Vibrating Bilge Board
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:41:55 AM »
David_owens
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Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 09:14 am:      
My Winklebrig is the newer type with bilge boards fixed by bolts tightened easily with an allen key. I take the bilge boards out every year and clean and anitfoul them. Last year one of the bilge boards had an audible vibration, but only at a certain speed. This year the vibration is much worse and at most speeds, though still confined to one bilge board only. Does anyone else have this problem - and how do I fix it? As the boat is in the water, I can't see them directly, but I know I tightened up the allen bolts tightly before launching

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Re: Vibrating Bilge Board
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 09:42:09 AM »
David_owens
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Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 09:42 pm:      
Problem seems to have resolved itself. The only thing I can think is that, as I take the boat out of the water for several months, the bilge boards dry out and shrink a little. Putting it back in the water for the Spring means the boards swell again.
Whatever. problem solved.

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Re: Vibrating Bilge Board
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 09:42:31 AM »
David_owens
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Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 09:27 am:      
I can take out my bilge boards by loosening allen key bolts and I do this each year to clean and anti foul them. This year, a slight and audible vibration in one of the bilge boards has become much more marked. The boat is in the water, so I can't see what is going on, but I know I tightened the allen keys fully when replacing.
Does anyone else have this difficulty, and how have they overcome it?
Apologies if this is the second such message - thought I had posted a previous one, but it hasn't appeared in the forum yet.

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Re: Vibrating Bilge Board
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 09:42:43 AM »

Steve Chalkley
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 08:08 pm:      
Hi David,
Off subject, But I gather you have your Winkle Brig in Cardiff? I am considering buying one and would like to see one close up before travelling to Surrey/Sheffield. I am in Neath and can come over any time to suit.Thanks. Steve Email steve@scforest.plus.com

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Re: Vibrating Bilge Board
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 09:42:59 AM »

David_owens
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Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 09:43 pm:      
My pleasure.
Have contacted you separately so we can organise a viewing/sail.
See you soon.