Hi Leighton, probably just the water all over the board gave better lubrication.
The washers are on the outside of the case and are for sealing against the bolt.
Check that the brake (if you have one) is not too tight (a piece of rubber tube at the top forward edge of the board)
It could be that you have some grit stuck in the board or the…[Read more]
Hi Chris, I had one of the early Worlds and fitted it out from a bare hull. Rowlocks went in the gunwhale which to me was the obvious place. A friend machined the fittings up for me. There’s a sketch below. They were epoxied in place with a re-inforcing piece of timber underneath.
A piece of stainless tube might be sufficient – as a simpler…[Read more]
Bob Harland replied to the topic Mast pin in Tabernacle on a Wayfarer World in or out? in the forum Technical 4 months, 3 weeks ago
reading the class rules, I believe the mast pin should be in for racing.
hope that helps
Hi, no sorry, I had a look in the garage but they are long gone. Back then the super chute 90 was available so that’s what I used.
Not sure what bailers the W mark IV is fitted with – but these are probably going to be favourite for you – contact Hartley Boats.
BTW The plastic bailer was used becuase it was less likely to injure the crew during…[Read more]
Hi, what you are planning for sealing the fibreglass around the cutout seems good.
We have a wood wayfarer and the forward edge of the bailer is around 600mm aft of the centreboard pivot bolt, and it is close to the centreline – about 10mm from the timber surround of the centreboard case.
I think the hull here will be a bit flatter. But I guess…[Read more]
Hi, this probably does not help much but anyway; we had a World 10 years ago and replaced the bailers when they started leaking.
I did not expect the old ones to come out intact, but actually they were in quite good condition. The filler between the inner/outer hulls around the bailer aperture was pretty poor. That was the main cause of the…[Read more]
The Allen fitting in the link is not the correct one, for a Selden Wayfarer boom, the kicking strap attachment can take heavy loads.
There are two options from Selden, available from sailboats – for…[Read more]
Hi Nigel, I would expect a good seal with some sikaflex 291i (or equivalent), if there is a lot of play in the bolt (and if the bolt length allows) a backing pad glued in position should help. Depending on the state of the hole filling with epoxy and re-drilling might be required. If the nut does not have a metal washer – then add one.
If you can…[Read more]
Hi, there are two rudder options for the Wayfarer, the picture below is the original broader and slightly shorter style.
This link from trident shows the deeper/longer style – hopefully you can work out which you have, either could have been supplied.
hope that helps
Hi Paul, usually whilst on the trailer or trolley the boat support will be under the centreboard slot and stop the centreboard lowering and it will have very limited movement. But your trailer may be different.
There will be a fairly chunky pivot bolt under the floorboards.
Not sure about the pin you refer to – could you post a photo?
Hi Paul, the links above should help. There are lots of variations in how boats are rigged, most commonly the wire forestay would be a few cm short of the bow and a rope tail secures it to the fitting on the bow. So not to the “bobbin” (furling drum).
Assuming you have a wire jib halyard with some sort of tensioning device (highfield lever/multi…[Read more]
Hi Paul, welcome to the UKWA forum.
The general maintenance advice on GRP boats applies to the Wayfarer hull, there are some excellent videos available showing what can be done to make a well weathered boat look really good.
For the discolouration firstly try washing with hot water/detergent and mild abrasive – such as kitchen green scourer. If…[Read more]
Answering some of your points;
1) Registration – I guess you have checked that there is no boat number plate on the centreboard case – usually just aft of the thwart, and no sign of there having been one. It is possible that your boat was supplied without the copyright holders license fee being paid – and hence no plate. Hartley boats…[Read more]
Hi, we carry two fenders. On each shroud we have some plastic tube that goes up from deck level to just below goosneck height – part of the tent frame support. We can then hang a fender from the shroud vertically over the gunwale.
If we need a second fender then a combination of the rowlock and aft spinnaker lead.
Hope that helps.