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« on: 20 September, 2014, 00:45:40 »
Hi Just as a follow on, if anyone is interested I have started a blog of my recently purchased C33 project and will try to update as often as possible.

If anyone has any advice or questions please feel free to contact me.

http://yachthermione.blogspot.co.uk



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« Reply #1 on: 20 September, 2014, 01:26:33 »
Thanks for the blog, I wish you lots of fun in restoring the boat.
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Re: Contest 33 Project..Blog Updated
« Reply #2 on: 23 September, 2014, 08:38:03 »
Some updates to the blog.

http://yachthermione.blogspot.co.uk

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« Reply #3 on: 23 September, 2014, 09:27:03 »
Hi Neil, thanks for the project updates. I read that you had a question about the shrouds: this setup is designed for lowering the mast whithout disconnecting the uppershrouds. In Dutch it is called a 'slingerwant', I'm not sure if there is a good English translation. The use is quite simple: disconnect the forward lowers and use the mainsheet to lower the mast with the forestay. The metal strips accomadate the turning point of the mast and that of the uppershrouds to be at the same height so there will be a constant tension. The will prevent the mast from swinging while being lowered.

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« Reply #4 on: 23 September, 2014, 10:25:32 »
Looks like the makings of a good blog - thanks for making the effort to do it.

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« Reply #5 on: 23 September, 2014, 18:36:50 »
Hi Niel,

You might also try and google "strijkwant" which would roughly translate into lowering-rig (strijk-want). The contest actually doesnt look hat bad underneath al the dirt. Lost of luck!

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« Reply #6 on: 23 September, 2014, 23:52:20 »
Wow thats really interesting, will have to try and find out more about this set up i think.

Thanks for the info

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« Reply #7 on: 08 October, 2014, 10:28:48 »
The engine doesn't look that bad to me. Soem corrosion on the elbow as you mention but that looks superficial. If you can crank the engine manually then I would remove the fuel, get some fresh diesel, replace the oil- and fuelfilters, hook up a battery and give it a try. 

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« Reply #8 on: 08 October, 2014, 11:45:41 »
Thanks BJ, I was thinking of cleaning the Tank if possible and changing filters and oil as you suggest before turning her over, is there anything else you think i should check before attempting to start it?

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« Reply #9 on: 08 October, 2014, 16:07:15 »
Hello,

Maybe not applicable to a diesel, but for our two-stroke I use flogging oil. Perhaps it's not a bad idea to inject some oil into the combustion chamber before turning over?? Just in case there is corrosion in the bores..

I must admit that I do not have any experiece on the matter, just my 2C.

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« Reply #10 on: 10 October, 2014, 10:29:50 »
A bit of WD40 can also be helpfull but if manually cranking the engine goes smooth then I guess there won't be to much trouble starting it. Of course after replacing all filters, fuel, oil and cooleant.
Looking forward to the result, would save a few pennies if the engine is in running condition   :)

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« Reply #11 on: 18 November, 2014, 01:04:19 »
Blog now updated, if anyone has any advice or ideas please feel free to get in touch.

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« Reply #12 on: 21 November, 2014, 14:03:54 »
Looking better and better Neil, a real beauty underneath al the years of dirt. And the upholtery looks almost like it's the original from the early seventies  :)

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« Reply #13 on: 21 November, 2014, 15:12:47 »
Thanks BJ, slowly but surely ;D

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« Reply #14 on: 09 December, 2014, 21:53:44 »
Impressive and indeed a very nice boat underneat.

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« Reply #16 on: 21 January, 2015, 01:22:19 »
Hi,

I noticed the batteries will be mounted at one side of the boat. Apart form the wheight issue, you might consider the possibility of water coming in the battery compartment during sailing.
Some time ago, I have found quite a lot of water in the boat, due to  leaking watertanks. This water flows from one side to the other side during tacking. In your situation it might flow into the battery compartment.



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« Reply #17 on: 22 January, 2015, 13:33:23 »
I wouldn't worry to much about the weight issue, a Contest 33 with 5500kg (minimum) vs two deepcycle batteries...  ;)  Water can be a problem but for that I would install a bilge-alarm connected to the pump.

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« Reply #18 on: 23 January, 2015, 01:21:03 »
BJ You are right about the weight. The bilge pump, however, does not work properly when you sail closehauled. This is what happend to me when the watertanks were leaking.
Perhaps you are able to close the battery compartment  at the top?
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« Reply #19 on: 23 January, 2015, 09:22:57 »
Thanks Guys, the batteries will be on the same side that they are already located although slightly more central to the keel, previously had a Verl 900 which had the same setup, hopefully the water tanks wont leak but if they do they are more forward in the boat than the batteries and should drain to the bilge, that said shouldnt be a problem adding a lid to the box if needed.

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« Reply #20 on: 23 January, 2015, 10:26:03 »
I wouldn't be too worried about the water issue. The battery box looks water tight, and if the water is deep enough to go over the top of the box you have so much water in the boat you would know about it I'm sure.

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« Reply #22 on: 03 February, 2015, 22:03:58 »
Hi Neil,
very interesting and well done blog! I have been following the restoration from the beginning. Very good and detailed images. After the last entry I decided to paint the bilge next year. ;D
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« Reply #23 on: 04 February, 2015, 00:29:13 »
Thanks Dirk, was a dirty job but very satisfying in the end  :)

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« Reply #24 on: 04 February, 2015, 22:53:28 »
+1, nice blog and inspiring. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing
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« Reply #25 on: 08 February, 2015, 21:39:32 »
Further updates  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: 12 February, 2015, 11:31:43 »
Hi Neil, good progress again. A wise choice for the H07 cable as well, solid core is imho never good for use on board. With frequent vibrations when running on the engine a solid core often breaks. And ofcourse you never know where it broke only that it did  ;) 

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« Reply #27 on: 02 March, 2015, 08:53:58 »
Hi Folks, another update http://yachthermione.blogspot.co.uk

There is also a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/yachtmad?ref=hl

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« Reply #29 on: 31 March, 2015, 20:11:20 »
 👍just another month?
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« Reply #31 on: 01 April, 2015, 17:37:20 »
Just another month untill she is sailing??  ;)

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« Reply #32 on: 02 April, 2015, 07:48:55 »
Just another month untill she is sailing??  ;)

Sorry....I understand now.....would love to get her finished this summer but the reality is next spring I think.
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« Reply #33 on: 24 April, 2015, 07:31:42 »
Updated

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« Reply #34 on: 24 April, 2015, 10:27:32 »
That's one lesson learned the hard way... a very hard way...   :)

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« Reply #35 on: 24 April, 2015, 10:37:12 »
Sure was a tough lesson, don't automatically discount anything..... Just out of interest I tried breaking what was left of the skin fitting with a club hammer......guess what......I couldn't do it!

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« Reply #36 on: 24 April, 2015, 13:09:31 »
A club hammer  LOL    You don't  have a videoclip of that action?  :D

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« Reply #37 on: 24 April, 2015, 13:22:50 »
No, however I will be at the yard tomorrow and could put what was left of the fitting into a vice and give it some abuse if you would find it interesting  ;D

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« Reply #38 on: 24 April, 2015, 13:31:24 »
Hi Niel,

Last winter I also did a lot of work on the hull. Now Camelot is back in the water, for some picture look on our site. I need to sort out the webpage but ter's at least one äfter" snapshot.
http://www.sailingcamelot.nl/2014/klussen

Keep up the good aork,

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« Reply #39 on: 24 April, 2015, 13:55:02 »
Hi Niel,

Last winter I also did a lot of work on the hull. Now Camelot is back in the water, for some picture look on our site. I need to sort out the webpage but ter's at least one äfter" snapshot.
http://www.sailingcamelot.nl/2014/klussen

Keep up the good aork,

Sjoerd

Great photos Sjoerd, love the idea you had of putting in the insulation in the forward berth, what do you plan to put over it?

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« Reply #40 on: 26 April, 2015, 21:05:37 »
A club hammer  LOL    You don't  have a videoclip of that action?  :D

You asked for it  ;D

https://youtu.be/bgNnxr6_UZI

Along with an update on the blog

http://yachthermione.blogspot.nl/2015/04/sea-cock-abuse-and-rudder-removal.html
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« Reply #41 on: 27 April, 2015, 14:58:14 »
Thanks for the update, loved the videos  ;)   Pretty bold to jack up the boat but I guess there wasn't an alternative.

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« Reply #42 on: 29 April, 2015, 14:17:01 »
Hi,

Insulation consists of bubble foil with an aluminium layer on top of it, kind of like the stuff you put behind central heating radiators, only wider rol. On top if that I use vynil with foam backing. After some experimenting I decided to fix the foam on top of the bubble foil using double-sided tape normally used for carpets.

After some initial set-backs I'm now doing the mail cabin and becoming somewhat productive. Im very pleased with the results, it's a huge improvement on the interior.

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« Reply #44 on: 03 August, 2015, 15:22:26 »
Hi Neil. Hermione keeps looking better and better. A hefty projetc but the results are great. Did you allready decide what to do with the engine, replace or rebuild?

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« Reply #45 on: 03 August, 2015, 20:03:40 »
Thanks BJ getting there slowly.
Still haven't made any decisions on the engine, I did find out a little more about the engine from the previous owner.......the engine was running well prior to be left for over a year, then the owner was unable to start it and no one has looked at it since.
I think as there is so much work to do on the boat I will leave it until I am ready to get stuck in.

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« Reply #46 on: 29 September, 2015, 14:51:13 »
Hi Neil, I just read the new update. Another great step forward and a new project on the side   :)

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« Reply #47 on: 06 October, 2015, 15:55:22 »
Thank you for sharing, great stuff!
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« Reply #48 on: 05 July, 2016, 00:50:48 »
Sorry it's been a while, latest update on Hermione

http://yachthermione.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/engine-in-and-running.html

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« Reply #49 on: 06 July, 2016, 10:40:27 »
Wow!! You are doing a sterling job. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing.
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