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Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Comment or Suggestion)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Jim Martin (IP Logged)
Date: 08/12/2007 07:06PM

Hi Folks,I have an 1982 to Kelt with outboard in motor well.I now have an 2004 Yamaha H thrust with 25' shaft.4 Knots is my max speed and between half and full throttle there is no difference.I also find there to be a allot of exhaust in cockpit.Do you know if the reccomended shaft lenth was 20' or 25 ",although all dealers seem to say go with 25 '. Thought I may look at a new Honda ?Does anyone know what the hull speed should or could be under power ? Thanks,Jim,Comox,B.C.

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy David Bakody (IP Logged)
Date: 08/18/2007 06:09PM

Hey Jim, stop the clock, do not make a move help is on the way. I have a simlier Kelt with a 1985 Yamaha H/S and have modified the exhaust at a cost of under 20 bucks and you can water ski behind my boat ha ha. Seriously it is done too easily. Go to your nearest dealer and buy an exhaust extender kit for the idle exhaust, then go to a yacht shop and get a small plastic thru hull fitting, you will need a small length of gas line hose and some clamps, Install the fitting by first drilling a the hole in the transome near one of existing thru hulls about 4" in and up ( be sure to drill a small hole first as there is void space between the layers of fiberglass to ensure the bigger drill runs true) connect the hose from the fitting to thru hull and you will have a smile from ear to ear as your speed is increased to about 5-6 kts at half throttle and you can idle along into your wharf with ease. ( e-mail me and I will even put you in touch with another owner in BC I have helped with the same request)

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri) ( ) (Electronic/computer on board) (Boat maintenance)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Bob Jones (IP Logged)
Date: 01/24/2008 05:08AM

Sorry about the late reply. Try Deacon's boat yard at Bursledon, or try Sean Fuller c/o the brokerage there, on the river Hamble in Hampshire. They did mine in 2001 and it featured in an article in one of the sailing mags. I bought the boat from Sean, as it was his personal boat, in 2002 and have had no problems. I love the boat by the way and, more to the point, so does my wife!

Bob Jones (Levantine)

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Craig Mitchell (IP Logged)
Date: 02/03/2008 08:56AM

David, I have a Rob Legg RL24 with the engine situated within a well and have had similar problems of the engine stalling when idling...happened to me recently coming into the ramp in light winds --> caused some grief. I am interested in rigging up an extension to the idle exhaust outlet to get the exhaust out of the well and your comments interested me. Do you know if Yamaha manufacture a specific attachment for an 8hp engine? What brand was your extender kit, I hope I have luck finding one here in Australia.

Rgds
Craig

David Bakody Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hey Jim, stop the clock, do not make a move help
> is on the way. I have a simlier Kelt with a 1985
> Yamaha H/S and have modified the exhaust at a cost
> of under 20 bucks and you can water ski behind my
> boat ha ha. Seriously it is done too easily. Go to
> your nearest dealer and buy an exhaust extender
> kit for the idle exhaust, then go to a yacht shop
> and get a small plastic thru hull fitting, you
> will need a small length of gas line hose and some
> clamps, Install the fitting by first drilling a
> the hole in the transome near one of existing thru
> hulls about 4" in and up ( be sure to drill a
> small hole first as there is void space between
> the layers of fiberglass to ensure the bigger
> drill runs true) connect the hose from the fitting
> to thru hull and you will have a smile from ear to
> ear as your speed is increased to about 5-6 kts at
> half throttle and you can idle along into your
> wharf with ease. ( e-mail me and I will even put
> you in touch with another owner in BC I have
> helped with the same request)

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri) ( ) (Electronic/computer on board) (Various - Pot-Pourri) (Opinion about this sail boat?) (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Mike Reale (IP Logged)
Date: 11/02/2008 09:43PM

You should be able to find the stability # on line in the specs.

Re: Kelt 8 Metre Club (Various - Pot-Pourri) (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Michael Reale (IP Logged)
Date: 11/02/2008 09:47PM

There are several Kelt 8.5 outside of France. Several in Canada and in the US and still sailing very nicely.

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri) ( ) (Electronic/computer on board) (Various - Pot-Pourri) (Opinion about this sail boat?) (Various - Pot-Pourri) (Boat maintenance)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Mike Reale (IP Logged)
Date: 11/02/2008 09:54PM

Out-of-production 28-foot monohull aft-cockpit fiberglasssloop. Designed by Giles Vaton. Formerly built in France. Produced from 1986 to 1988. Also called the Kelt 8.5.

Specifications for the Kelt 29
LOA 28.3 ft. more info LOD 28.3 ft. more info
LWL 24.6 ft. more info Beam 10.2 ft. more info
Draft 5.3 ft. more info DraftMin 2.2 ft. more info
Displaces 6,380 lbs. more info Ballast 2,640 lbs. more info
Sail Area 474.0 sq. ft. more info

Performance Indicators

D/L 191 more info B/D 41 % more info SA/D 22.1 more info
Comfort 16.7 more info Capsize 2.20 more info L/B 2.8 more

info Thought the specs might help

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri) ( ) (Electronic/computer on board) (Various - Pot-Pourri) (Opinion about this sail boat?) (Various - Pot-Pourri) (Various - Pot-Pourri) (Boat maintenance) (Boat maintenance) (Variou
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Michel Mertens (IP Logged)
Date: 11/07/2008 11:23AM

A late reply, maybe, but I had the same problem and only just discovered the cause recently: The leak usually comes from the seal around the outboard support plate in the well. At the junction between the mount plate and the transom, the seal slowly corrodes under the action of the warm, and slightly acidic, cooling water exhaust from the outboard. Simply recaulk the seal using a water-resistant silicone sealant - no need to remove the plate - after scraping away the old seal. Applly after drying the 'crack' - using a hair dryer -, and when dry, warm weather is forecast for 3-4 days. Repeat the operation every 2-3 years. Et voilà!

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Michel Mertens (IP Logged)
Date: 11/07/2008 11:29AM

Re: Outboard power loss at full throttle/ choking when idling

The easiest way to remedy the problem, particularly when motoring over long distances, is to remove and stow away the aft seat covering the outboard. This way, the exhaust gases do not accumulate in the well and deprive the outboard from fresh air.

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Greg White (IP Logged)
Date: 02/27/2009 08:56PM

Kelt 7.6 for Sale


Regretfully I must sell my Kelt 7.6. It is in first rate condition and very well equipped.




Highlights:


  • North Dacron panel main, #3 genoa, storm jib and tri-radial spinnaker all in good condition;
  • new (2007) North “Norlam” genoa ($1800) with UV and reefing pad in luff;
  • Datamarine speed and depth, Plastimo bulkhead compass, 25 watt VHF radio with masthead antenna, new Sony stereo with MP3 connection and Clarion water proof marine speakers in cockpit, Garmin GPS, new Ray Marine autopilot;
  • new Spinlock / Harken hardware (EA tiller extension/sheet stoppers/cleats - $800+)
  • Honda 9.9 outboard on assisted lifting transom bracket
  • Hull painted in gloss white Awlgrip epoxy
  • Bottom completely redone in 2006 with dry ice blasting to remove all old coatings and finish sanded, re coated with Interlux Epoxy 2000 sealer and Interlux Micron CSC (only requires yearly touch ups).
  • new ITT toilet
  • new deep cycle battery and solar panel for charging batteries away from the dock
  • shore power plug-in with built in battery charger, high amp cord, and 120v outlet in cabin
  • stainless marine barbecue
  • propane galley stove
  • Danforth anchor with 200 feet of nylon line/10 feet chain
  • Steel cradle and tarp
  • Like all Kelts, no issues with core delaminating or osmosis



Please email me for pictures or to inspect.


Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Boat maintenance)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Imre (IP Logged)
Date: 05/13/2009 12:58PM

Hi,I have a Kelt 850 in Detroit Mi. USA. Can someone advise me how to replace the sheet that controls the lift keel......thanks.

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Comment or Suggestion)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Terry Paynter (IP Logged)
Date: 09/23/2009 12:36PM

Can you give me some details of this kelt Owners Association please. I am a shareholder of a Kelt 39 named ADAT build 1986 and based in Portsmouth. The only other Kelt 39 in my area that I am aware of is called INOVATION and was based in Chichester. I would like to meet other Kelt 39 owners.

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Boat maintenance)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Ron King (IP Logged)
Date: 11/02/2009 04:36PM

I am wondering if any 7.6 owners have experienced excessive wear of the odd gooseneck for the boom, and if anyone has found suitable replacement parts. This boat was made in Aurora Canada under licence. Need to replace this year as the hoop like fitting on the mast is almost worn through. Any suggestions are appreciated.
thanks,
Ron

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy MarkW (IP Logged)
Date: 11/11/2009 10:46PM

Hello. I am a relatively new Kelt 760 owner and have noticed a complete lack of owner resources on the net. So I've created the following website which contains a forum, photos, etc.

[keltsailing.weebly.com]

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Boat maintenance) (Boat maintenance)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy Graeme Jannaway (IP Logged)
Date: 01/26/2010 05:45PM

Hi,
The mast and boom were made by Cinkel, who are long gone. Parts are still available through [www.southshoreyachts.com], which is in Virgil, near Niagara Falls, Ontario. Give them a call. I'm sure they can help you.
Graeme.
Skipper, Voila, Kelt 7.6

BTW, If you have any other questions, the fellow who owns the boat (Edel 665) berthed next to me was the head carpenter and production manager for Aurora Boats, who built both Kelts and Edels in Ontario in the 1980's

Re: Kelt 9m rigging problem
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy David Vass (IP Logged)
Date: 05/03/2010 07:19AM

Hi All

I wondered if anyone had a solution for the rigging problem with my boat and a sister ship in the harbour, so I presume it is a common fault.
the problem is with the stem ball terminal which locates in a "coquille" tang in the mast. The design dosen't allow enough articulation from coquille to stem ball to allow the terminal to take up the right angle for the shrouds. Won't allow terminals to lie close enough to the mast.
Any solutions?
Thanks

David

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy gerhard (IP Logged)
Date: 09/29/2010 12:32AM

I lost the pin on the gooseneck,
where could i find one? Txxx

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy edward tait (IP Logged)
Date: 01/23/2011 08:50PM

I bought an abandoned Kelt 760 in April, 2010. It had stood in its cradle in a Toronto area sailing club for 2 years during which time it had been burglarized and left open. As a result it was occupied by a family of raccoons. Needless to say the destruction and the stench were overwhelming. The overall health of the hull,copit,and deck encouraged me to make an offer to purchase the boat.
Job #1 was to evict the occupants. Wearing a ventilator to avoid the smell, and rubber boots and gloves to avoid the coon shit,a friend and I examined the interior but could find no sign of life. My friend grabbed the boat hook and started to poke around in the empty inboard engine compartment. I was standing in the cockpit and heard him shout that he had a bite! A sound behind me made me turn around to see a small black hand sticking out under the starboard locker hatch. Suddenly the hatch exploded open and a verylarge female coon leapt into the cockpit snarling and baring her teeth at me. I was between her and the companionway which was where she sweemed to want to be. However, after sizing up the situation, she turned and disappeared into the outboard motor well and shot through the very small gap between the motor shaft and the sides of the opening in the floor of the well. How a creature that big could go through a space that small I do no know. That was enough for one day so we locked up the boat and the hatches so that she could not get back inside and left. Two days later I returned and spent a couple of hours cleaning up the chewed-up foam rubber that was strewn around the cabin and the v-berth As I was leaving I saw a movement in the hanging locker behind the head. A little furry head emerged from under a floating cushion. I held the little guy off with the boat hook and removed the cushion to find three more of the beggers under there.I tried to interest them in getting out of the cabin by trying to herd them towards the door with the hook but all I accomplished was to get them good and angry. They obviously took after their mother. I had no choice but to leave them in there thinking that without the mother being able to get in and feed them that they would starve to death. It wasn't a happy thought but I was prepared to benefit from situation.
When I returned two weeks later with my friend, we were surprised that the kittens were not dead in their nest. We could not see them anywhere. We had come armed with a metal mesh bait net and a wooden pole with a noose on the end of it to remove the decomposing bodies to no avail.
Our next job was to remove the damaged and soiled upholstery and anything else that was in the line of fire when the raccoons relieved themselves.
That meant nearly everything. It got to the point where I was throwing out 100ft long extension cords,ropes,cutlery,plates,foldingchairs,tools,flashlights,flares, you name it, just because I could not face cleaning off the really disgusting coon doo doo. Add to that the valuable stuff that the thieves had made off with and very little of use was left in the boat.
Shortly after my friend crawled into the v-berth I heard him shout,"I found them!" The kittens were all curled up in the point of the berth behind the ceiling and wall fabric that had been torn down forming a curtain which had hidden them. Being a farm boy in his youth gave him some expertise in this sort of thing and he called for the metal mesh net. I could not see past the bulk of his body as he went to work but I could hear all manner of hissing, snarling, and snapping going on. Then I saw the net appear above him and disappear out of the fore-hatch. After a vigorous shakinf of the net I heard a soft whump outside the boat. I got into the cockpit as the net dropped back down through the hatch and saw on the gravel below a kitten lying motionless. Oh dear. However, in a few moments, it moved slightly and then scuttled into the trees where doubtless his mother was waiting. I watched as three more of them came up through the hatch, hanging on for dear life to be shaken off and launched over the side of the boat and land on the ground 12 ft down. It made me think of Monty Python and the Holy Grail ! They all survived and to be nuisances to somebody else very shortly.
I washed the entire interior with Murphy's Oil Soap which did a great job of removing the excrement but after two applications the smell was as strong as ever.
I then used diluted ammonia, nope! bleach, nope! vinegar,nope! extra strength vinegar,nope! borax,nope! Each of these I left diluted in the bilge for periods upto a month in length. After three months the smell was still there, perhaps not as strong, but not what you could possibly stand to be in for more than a few minutes.
Then, by pure chance, I went to the home of someone who had a very nice Honda 9.9 for sale that I ultimately bought to replace the very tired Mercury that was on the boat. His neighbour was in the business of cleanig houses that had suffered smoke damage, mould problems,critters, and all manner of things that
cause nasty odours. He recommended something called "Benefect". It is a anti-bacterial dissinfectant made entirely from thyme. Non-toxic, natural, easy to use and death on bacteria, even to the extent that microbes cannot build up an immunity to it. I washed the interior twice and I made sure that the bottom edges of the bulkheads got a good soaking. The smell ? Gone, and the boat smelled like
spaghetti sauce. That smell has now faded away also.
I have removed all the woodwork except for the v-berth and companionway bulkheads. It has been sanded down and re-varnished with 4 coats of Woodlox satin finish varnish and re-installed. The interior now smells like a new boat.
Now I come to the real reason for writing in. I need to replace the stuff that was stolen and could use some help. I need the measurements of the following items. The #1 jib, the #3 jib, the mainsail, and the spreaders, I also want to know how the boom is attached to the heavy aluminum hook on the mast which I assume is involved in that function.

Re: Kelt Owner Association (Comment or Suggestion) (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Amiral (am) | E: Admiral (Adm)F : Amiral (am) | E: Admiral (Adm) Yves JULIEN (IP Logged)
Date: 01/23/2011 09:03PM

edward tait Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
Now I come to the real reason for writing in.
> I need to replace the stuff that was stolen and
> could use some help. I need the measurements of
> the following items. The #1 jib, the #3 jib, the
> mainsail, and the spreaders, I also want to know
> how the boom is attached to the heavy aluminum
> hook on the mast which I assume is involved in
> that function.

What an adventure you had there ... Grand sourire - grinning smiley

For your question, it's quite easy to solve. Call any sail maker. They should have the info. If none of your local sailmake are familiar with the Kelt's measurement, call this one Voile Sud. I know this guy, I'm sure he has it.

Good luck,

Yves

"Voile

info on 23 ft. San (Various - Pot-Pourri)
Posted by: F : Moussaillon - E : Ship's Boy francoisbo (IP Logged)
Date: 02/13/2011 01:28PM

looking on info regarding a 23 foot San juan

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