Bob Harland replied to the topic New first time owner and member with a question about posting pictures in the forum Introductions 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hi Damien, yes there would normally be a designer’s copyright plate above the Porters/builders plate. This would have the sail number on it.
It is possible that the designer’s fee did not get paid and so no plate was issued. If so getting one retrospectively maybe possible. The current builders Hartley are the copyright holders now.
If I…[Read more]
Hi, I had not heard of Mantus anchors until I read your post which prompted some research.
The videos are impressive and I have no doubt that when set properly the 1kg would hold a Wayfarer. You may struggle on rocky ground as this review shows;
The Mantus anchor is meant to be kept in…[Read more]
Hi, we had a W World 10 years ago with asymmetric. As I recall there was a control line from inboard end of the pole forward to a turning block and then back to a clam cleat. This would extend the pole out. But I guess you already worked that out.
We found the asymmetric a useful sail in light airs cruising.
Most of the Wayfarer info is for…[Read more]
this is probably the most useful post on this topic;
We cruise a lot but manage without an outboard – I understand normal practice is to put the outboard on the bracket at the start of your cruise and leave it there sailing or motoring. It should be clear…[Read more]
If you want a mast crutch for going under bridges on the Norfolk Broads it will need to be much lower than the tent boom crutch on the transom.
The mast will need to be near horizontal to avoid fouling the burgee on the bridge! You might find that the mast will rest on the spreaders ok. Sometimes the boom crutch will do if it is rested on the…[Read more]
In a normal setup the boom should not be so low that it is difficult for the crew to get under it when tacking or gybing.
When sheeted in if the boom is close to the transom then there is a problem with the setup.
Some points to watch for;
- make sure the main is hoisted to the very top of the mast – use a bobble on the halyard rather than a…
Hi Jesper, welcome to the Wayfarer. I hope you enjoy learning to sail it. You have some fantastic sailing in Denmark. We have been to Denmark with our Wayfarer 3 times and next week we visit again.
You may know there is a Wayfarer Association in Denmark http://wayfarer.dk
Hi Sylvain, this link may help, bear in mind it is a few years old now.
Modern booms will have blocks already build in, which you can see on the close up photos. You may be able to modify your existing boom to achieve something…[Read more]
Hi Sylvain, yes these days roller reefing is a bit of history, when I first started sailing Wayfarers 30 years ago roller reefing was sometimes seen. People would roll a sail bag into the sail to make a boom vang. But “jiffy” reefing (or slab reefing) is normal now and has been for sometime. Your boat number 3380 would certainly date from a time…[Read more]
Hi Sylvain, It would be used for a topping lift – that is a rope holding up the boom when the sail is lowered. These are normal on a yacht, but not used very often on dinghies. The topping lift would go to a block on the mast and then down to a cleat at the base of the mast.
The topping lift would take the weight of the boom when the sail is down…[Read more]
Our oars are 2.61m (about 8′ 6” ) it is the longest that will stow in a wooden wayfarer. You might just manage this in a GRP boat or not – as the thwart is thicker.
Rowing with one oar works quite well, for instance to supplement speed from the sails when the breeze is light. Also two people can row side by side as long as the tiller is held…[Read more]
Bob Harland replied to the topic Charitable fundraising event – circumnavigation of Anglesey. in the forum General 1 year, 7 months ago
we are also members of Colemere SC and would be happy to talk to you, we do a lot of Wayfarer coastal sailing.
There are a couple of other Wayfarers in the club, and some of the members are very experienced in sailing big boats so maybe??? something could be arranged.
Please feel free to get in touch – contact details in the club…[Read more]
I don’t have a photo to hand of our boat, but I do have this one of “Bucks Fizz. You can just make out that the turning block is fastened to the knee adjacent to the thwart.
This boat has a fairly standard racing layout – lots of string. The genoa sheeting also works very well on a cruising boat.
If you can afford ratchet blocks then I think they…[Read more]
If you are used to heavy duty sewing then I don’t think it would be difficult.
You could do hand sewn cringles, and you will need some spare sailcloth to do the reinforcing.
It might be a good idea to practice and perfect your technique on some scrap cloth before you start on a decent mainsail.
I tend to use something close to a “sailmakers whipping” – use a needle on braided ropes.
Here’s another site for you;
hope that helps
Bob Harland replied to the topic Efficient Use of Jib as Alternative to Genoa Luff Spar in the forum Re: Re: Efficient Use of Jib as Alternative to Genoa Luff Spar 6 years, 3 months ago
We have never had a “luff spar” on the genoa. We carry a genoa, jib, and often a storm jib.
It does take time to swap over headsails and it is a job for the strongest crew member.
I think the most difficult part is hoisting the new sail – particularly the last bit when you have to get the wire halyard eye over whatever tensioning device you…[Read more]
if we are rowing any distance, then we un-ship the centre part of the mainsheet, stow the sail round the boom and then drop the boom plus sail and stow in the boat.
We find if the boom is left on the gooseneck it will still foul the rowers head – even with a topping lift.
For a short distance we sometimes pull the boom up with a reefing…[Read more]
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