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  • #3764
    Anonymous
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    Hi all

    Just bought a Mark 1 “woodie”, sail number 182, though apparently there is no measuring certificate, which is a little perturbing!

    I’m one of those people who used to do loads of sailing, including in Wayfarers, and then let it slide. Well, we moved to Rhoscolyn on Anglesey in December and as we are 4mins from a beautiful sheltered bay we just had to get a boat and get sailing again! Anyone from Anglesey out there? Would love to pick the brains of local sailors…

    182 is still nameless as we were hoping to find out what she used to be called, would love to know about her history – any ideas how to track any info down?

    She is also in desperate need to some tlc. We won’t do any serious restoration until the winter, and are hoping the centre board weeping is just that, weeping not leaking! But still loads to do to get her fit to sail – rusting fittings, no clew outhaul, kicker that looks ok until you look closely, new rigging to fit when we find rigging links the right size…

    So I will soon be boring you all with an endless stream of “how do I do this” type questions as I’ve never actually been responsible for a boat before, I’ve always left that to others, but now the buck stops with me…

    Cheers!
    Janet.

    #7107
    Anonymous
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    Janet,

    I can see Anglesey from Llandudno…. does that count. 😀 Croeso….

    I believe there are a couple of Wayfarers in PD & I sail a MK2 out of Llandudno SC so you are more than welcome to come and take a peak any time you like.

    Sarah Burgess, the UKWA Secretary, might be able to help out on the measurement certificate assuming that is the boat has previously been measured… Mine hasn’t but I only sail locally so no problem. The important point is that the buoyancy is checked.

    Dickies in Bangor & Firmhelm in Pwllheli have a good stock of bits but are a bit expensive.

    There are several general on-line chandlers Sailboats.co.uk & Trident-uk.com to name but a couple and some really good Wayfarer specialists like John Parker Boats. I have bought several ‘lots’ from John and he has always been very helpful.

    regards

    #7864
    Fantasia
    Member

    As a previous R&T rep. I have electronic copies of all measured Wayfarer forms. 182 has never been measured; but then only about 20% of Wayfarers ever have. You only need a measurement certificate if you intend to race and if you are really keen then you can get the boat measured by an official measurer.

    #7867
    Swiebertje
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    @John Hartley wrote:

    As a previous R&T rep. I have electronic copies of all measured Wayfarer forms. 182 has never been measured; but then only about 20% of Wayfarers ever have. You only need a measurement certificate if you intend to race and if you are really keen then you can get the boat measured by an official measurer.

    I beg to differ. As a matter of law, a measured boat is also a registered boat (registered with the association). In case of theft proof of ownership is easy and also anyone wishing to buy the stolen boat has the option to check the current ownership of the boat. Unregistered boat owners on the other hand, may find it hard to prove that their boat is theirs once it is found. The new owner may have bought it in good faith, in which case getting your boat back can be very complicated if not impossible.
    The situation is similar to cars that have registrations too (and also license plates). This is the reason the association always checks ownership changes prior to issuing a new certificate.

    Then there is the value to consider. Boats with a certificate tend to have a higher value. Somehow the public seams to think a certified boat is better or at least well maintained, in general I believe this to be true.

    I think that these are two good reasons to get and/or maintain the certificate on your boat, even when you are not racing.

    #7945

    Hi Janet

    Will Parry here from Rhosneigr – also a newby Wayfarer (Buttercup 7730). Hope to sail over to the White Eagle in the next few weeks. How the woody coming along?

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