Jerome FR – W447

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  • in reply to: W76 #35489
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Thank you so much, Bob, for all these detailed insights.
    I suggest closing this parenthesis in Steve’s great topic.
    Jérôme

    in reply to: W76 #35486
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Thank you Steve,
    I effectively found 1 or 2 insights on this forum.

    Is there a risk the boat crush by its weight when it is on its side, during the upside-down?
    I wonder if the frame you built into the boat is:
    – for reinforcing the hull structure during the upside-down?
    – or it is because you were alone to do this and the frame simplifies that manoeuvre?

    We don’t have a crane into the sailing club garage, but we will be 5 or 6 folks around the boat during the manoeuvre (and old tyres to protect)

    Jérôme

    in reply to: Hello from North East Scotland. #35415
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Fantastic!
    Do not hesitate to share pictures with us.

    Jérôme

    in reply to: W76 #35413
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Hello,
    At my sailing club today, where I am currently working on the hull, we wondered what would be the best practice to upside down the hull without a crane.

    May you share some advice?
    Thanks in advance.

    in reply to: Reconstitute the W447’s history #35360
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Hi all,
    Thanks to Sarah, our dear Secretary, I could receive the W447 original measurement certificate.

    It constitutes an interesting puzzle piece in the boat history’s reconstitution.

    The first question is solved: it is a UK boat that sailed in the UK. The importation in France has come later.

    Question:
    I can read on the certificate « name of the builder: as owner ».
    Does it mean the owner has bought a kit, and he has made the assembly by himself?
    May you alight me on this particular point, please?

    Another puzzle piece:
    W447 has probably raced.
    1st clue – the original wooden mast has been replaced by an aluminium mast. The mast was modified later, probably in the early ’70s, to complete the jib and the mainsail by a spinnaker.
    The boom is fitted with two short plastic tubes on both sides to stow the two spinnaker poles (the right and the left).
    I have read somewhere that equipment was specific for heavy dinghies for racing with a single person aboard.
    This equipment appears at the beginning of the ’70s.
    It doesn’t stay more than a few years.
    2nd clue – all of the mainsail tuning commands are on the rear of the central bench. They are all accessible from the rear part of the cockpit.

    Have you ever seen a similar setup?
    To the older racers of you,
    may you confirm these explanations are right?

    I appreciate any feedback, or memories, or corrections you could share here.
    Best regards.
    Jérôme

    in reply to: Hello from North East Scotland. #35348
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    What fantastic news, Ben!
    In what condition is the boat? Ready to sail? Or it needs some care?

    Jérôme

     

    in reply to: Reconstitute the W447’s history #35287
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Thank you very much, Steve!
    I’m around 100% sure the W447 was bought in the UK and then imported in France.

    I will ask Sarah (our UKWA Secretary).
    She perhaps could help me with whom I need to request the original measurement certificate and the condition to get it.

    Your message helps a lot, Steve.

    If anyone else wants to contribute,
    you are warmly welcome on this thread.
    Jérôme

    PS: You must be happy when driving the Triumph Stag. It’s a lovely car, and the V8 sound is so symphonic with its stainless exhaust system. You’re a lucky man!

    in reply to: Reconstitute the W447’s history #35276
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Thanks a lot, Steve!
    All these details are helpful.
    How did you get the original measurement certificate?
    In your case, has it been brought with the boat?
    Or have you done some research to get it?
    If research,
    is there a kind of database with most of the measurement certificates?
    Or maybe someone who maintains a kind of register?

    Regarding the sharing of personal details/information, that is the same in France.
    In that case, we give information by private messages.
    We contact these people, and we ask them if they are OK to chat with us.
    In most of the case, they are OK to share memories.
    It’s interesting to know you are restoring classic cars.
    what kind of cars?
    I’ve spent 15 years with another english icon: old Land Rovers.

    Happy Sunday to you all!
    Jérôme

    in reply to: Reconstitute the W447’s history #35256
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Hello,
    does no one have an idea?
    Am I the first who try to reconstitute the complete history?
    For example,
    I might understand that someone is taking care of a « register ».
    In it, we could find out the major details like the builder, build date, maybe the first owner and or an address, perhaps the boat’s name, …
    Is that « register » exist?
    Is that person exist?

    Thank you very much in advance for anyone who can help me.
    (Pictures, locations, races, sailing school it was in, etc …)

    in reply to: W76 #35043
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Fantastic job!

    Jérôme

    in reply to: Hello from North East Scotland. #35042
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Welcome aboard, Ben!
    I’m sure you soon will find the boat rightly fitted to your plans.
    You are right; UKWA is really dynamic and alive, and the forum is the heart.
    There are so many archives in the forum; it is hard to make a complete tour in some clicks.
    We need to wake it up a bit!
    Most of the members are gone on Facebook’s page, and the forum seems on a sleepy way.
    It is damageable for folks like me that don’t want to go back on Facebook.

    Let us know when you will found the perfect boat!
    Welcome again!
    Jérôme

    in reply to: Launching trolley #34914
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Hi Traveller
    Did you finally get more information from Mersea?
    Is it available for a Wayfarer’s dimensions?
    I’m also interested.
    Best regards.

    in reply to: Hello! New member in France. #34645
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Salut Sandy,
    What good news that you have found a W.!
    It is great!

    All year long, we are in the west of Paris with the Wayfarer.
    Until the end of this summer, we moved the W. in Brittany to La Baie de Morlaix (such a beautiful place for sailing).
    Our introduction is there: https://wayfarer.org.uk/forum/topic/french-newcomer-with-a-lovely-w/

    Who knows,
    Maybe one day we can arrange a sailing day on Annecy Lake?

    Let’s stay in touch!
    Jérôme

    in reply to: Renovation #34326
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Thank you, John, for sharing these checkpoints!
    It helps me as well!

    David,
    Did she finally go on the water?

    Jérôme

    in reply to: French newcomer with a lovely W. #34286
    Jerome FR – W447
    Participant

    Pictures embedded in the post, just above.

    That’s us!

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