Kingfisher 26 JR keel tanks.

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  • 30 Jul 2019 23:07
    Reply # 7804795 on 4772309

    Thanks Rick.
    I took the liberty of sending you an email.

  • 30 Jul 2019 14:29
    Reply # 7803903 on 4772309

    Dang - sorry just realised I'd already said most of this earlier in the thread...

  • 30 Jul 2019 14:26
    Reply # 7803888 on 4772309

    Hi Hans-Erik

    I'm the proud owner of Yeong at the moment.

    She needs some TLC but is dry and fundamentally sound.

    She was put on Ebay a couple of years ago, I went to take a look but was reluctant to take on a project and eventually made the "sensible" choice not to bid. However the deal fell though and I was offered a second chance.....

    Perhaps my initial instinct was right as life has chucked a couple of bumps in the road, most time consuming being setting up my own business.

    Sailing has to come after other commitments for me, I'm making progress but very slowly.

    • I have a replacement for the Volvo engine (marinised Kubota) but it needed a rebuild & I had to cut this out of another boat.
    • I also have a JR Newbridge Venturer that I need to sell to make room for Yeong - from a financial point of view I'd be better off scrapping the Newbridge too but unlike the engine donor she's too nice a boat to cut up just because her parts are worth more than the boat....

    Yeong is superbly built and we will get there in the end but I can't help but feel guilty that progress is slow & I'm doing less sailing than ever.... (kids are growing too - at this rate they won't be interested in sailing with Dad)

    Oh regarding the keels - the sellers made it clear that the keel tanks leaked and used an auxiliary tank to avoid polluting - it's not that there are gaping holes, they're just porous enough to let diesel float out. One of my schemes is to turn the keels into radiators and use closed cooling for the engine.... one day

    Rick

  • 27 Jul 2019 19:56
    Reply # 7799654 on 4772309

    Hi,

    Does anyone know what happened to Yeong the 30ft JR Kingfisher and if she is still around who owns her now?

  • 27 Jul 2019 15:08
    Reply # 7799410 on 4772309

    Hi Zoë,

    Those horrible jobs done, I'm sure Sui will provide a new owner with years of happy and successful cruising. It was good to see her looking well cared for in your hands. I am curious to see what modifications you have made to her accommodation - do you have any pictures?

    Best wishes,  Asmat

  • 27 Jul 2019 08:14
    Reply # 7799084 on 4790317
    Anonymous wrote:

    My "Antares", k26, built 1967, sail number4, had rusty keel issues, never satisfactorily resolved. I filled the internal voids with lubricating oil and capped the filler, suction and breather pipes. Those iron pipes, projecting through the hull into the accommodation space were a source of disquiet and leakage, especially in rough weather. 

     Nevertheless, I crossed the N Atlantic 4 times in that boat. Kingfishers were built like a brick outhouse, with the hull lay_up in the region of the keel roots 1 1/4 inches thick. The leaks were annoying, but I never doubted the integrity of the keel to hull joints.

    Antares was re-named Sui, last heard of based in Cardiff under her 6th owner. Where is she now? 

    Greetings from St Kitts,

    Asmat



    Hi Asmat


    Still in Cardiff. Maybe having to sell her on though unfortunately.


    Had her out last year and treated whole hull quite extensively including sanding back keels to bear metal and re treating. Hopefully will fend off rust a bit.

  • 29 Apr 2017 17:54
    Reply # 4791658 on 4791632
    Asmat Downey wrote:

    Peter, I woke up with a start at 3 this morning, realising I'd omitted a vital point. Do not cap the breather pipe as I suggest. I clipped a 3/4" PVC hose to that outlet and led it up to just under the coach roof deck head.  Ashore under a hot sun, the oil expanded up this tube and overflowed out of the top. I think the thermal expansion of a liquid is an irresistible force that, confined, might burst the keel!

    Good luck! Asmat

    Asmat

    thanks for that tip.  I definitely don't want an exploding keel.

    Peter 

  • 29 Apr 2017 17:21
    Reply # 4791632 on 4772309

    Peter, I woke up with a start at 3 this morning, realising I'd omitted a vital point. Do not cap the breather pipe as I suggest. I clipped a 3/4" PVC hose to that outlet and led it up to just under the coach roof deck head.  Ashore under a hot sun, the oil expanded up this tube and overflowed out of the top. I think the thermal expansion of a liquid is an irresistible force that, confined, might burst the keel!

    Good luck! Asmat

  • 28 Apr 2017 19:42
    Reply # 4790438 on 4772309

    Asmat 

    Many thanks for the information.  This is exactly what I want to do.  Cap and forget!  It's good to hear that someone else has done it!

  • 28 Apr 2017 18:41
    Reply # 4790317 on 4772309

    My "Antares", k26, built 1967, sail number4, had rusty keel issues, never satisfactorily resolved. I filled the internal voids with lubricating oil and capped the filler, suction and breather pipes. Those iron pipes, projecting through the hull into the accommodation space were a source of disquiet and leakage, especially in rough weather. 

     Nevertheless, I crossed the N Atlantic 4 times in that boat. Kingfishers were built like a brick outhouse, with the hull lay_up in the region of the keel roots 1 1/4 inches thick. The leaks were annoying, but I never doubted the integrity of the keel to hull joints.

    Antares was re-named Sui, last heard of based in Cardiff under her 6th owner. Where is she now? 

    Greetings from St Kitts,

    Asmat


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