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  1. I have fitted a Fleming servo pendulum unit to the deck of Stormbird. If you would like to look at it to get some ideas PM to arrange. The boat is at Westhaven.
  2. I cant see why you would remove it. It looks like a timber boat in which case everything is wet in that area anyway
  3. How much anchor chain would Kaitaki carry?
  4. ricka

    Used sails

    Any old used white sail wanted please foot length 3.2 minimum. Pick up in Auckland region Private message or mobile Rick 021 95 901
  5. Yes - Harry Harrison in Grey Lynn. Very approachable and excellent, considered work at a reasonable price. Harry Harrison harrih@xtra.co.nz Also I have known him for years and he has done work with me. That's the only connection BTW
  6. I have now setup a new website www.jorgensenboats.nz - a repository for all things relating specifically to boats built by Jorgensen and Sons of Waikawa Bay, Picton. As owner of Peter (Pop) Jorgensen’s yacht Stormbird I am fascinated by and admire Jorgensen boats and I would like their history to be preserved in a publicly accessible form. I am asking around for anyone connected to the yard by way of the people that worked there and past and present boat owners to contact me so I can include their information - pictures, anecdotes, technical information, refurbishment notes, present
  7. Does salt on and in the fabric make any difference to it being for marine or motorcycle?
  8. Bio Magic additive from Burnsco
  9. I would prefer the boat next to mine has, like mine, a gas certificate as well as EWOF
  10. ricka

    Very odd noise

    Thanks Fish - good pics and explanation. Counts me out though as I don't have a strut.
  11. ricka

    Very odd noise

    Ah huh - brilliant then that's the problem! and I will replace the cutless bearing. Last time I removed it with a slide hammer cutting a slot in it first with hand held hacksaw blade. The boat has the prop in an aperture which is a bit of a bugger cos to get the shaft forward enough to remove the bearing the engine has to be lifted and moved forward or possibly get away with removing the gearbox (uncharted territory). Thanks for the offer of the puller might take up you up on that - the size is right. Would you be able to send a pic and I can quickly see if it will be of use due to the sm
  12. ricka

    Very odd noise

    Yes but all those are isolated eg there are no mixed metals in contact with each other under the water. Fastners are isolated, bronze though hulls are isolated, s/s rudder shaft is isolated from bronze bearing at the lower end. There is an electrical path with resistance from the prop shaft to the stuffing box and cutless bearing - not sure why except perhaps because they are close to each other and the salt water is conducting. The only thing that isn't isolated is the prop and shaft which are dissimilar metals and the prop degrades over time but will last for 10 years or more
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