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  • #30034
    jmcc500
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    What a fantastic back issue and insight into the class history that is! Having a Porter built boat with MacNamara sails makes it really come to life. Wonderful stuff.

    #30032
    jmcc500
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    We have lines permanently (ish) tied around the shrouds for this purpose (and to tie the boat down in the boat park). These are then just coiled up in the forepeak area. Probably a bit messy for a racer?

    We’ve never capsized (we are cautious cruisers) so not sure on their effectiveness…

    #29882
    jmcc500
    Participant

    I don’t think a 2-section mast is possible with a main that runs up a track/luff groove. I have only seen them used with sleeved main sails.

    David’s solution sounds like a good option. Or do what we (have to) do – keep the boat at your local friendly sailing club!

    #29817
    jmcc500
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    #29646
    jmcc500
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    We did this for our Mk 4 ahead of last year’s Norfolk Broads Rally. We used two pieces of (rather nice) oak, scalloped out the short ends to accept the mast and shaped the lower ends to fit against the corners of the side decks where they join the aft deck/transom. I will get some photos. A rope set to the appropriate length and tied between the long arms stops the crutch from doing the splits. Unfortunately, requires the weight of the mast on it to stay upright as there is no good locating feature on the Mk 4 hull.

    We have subsequently had a block added to the bottom of the forestay and a line from there back to the bulkhead to allow us to control the forestay from in the cockpit – this also helps getting the mast up and down, particularly when short-handed.

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    #29645
    jmcc500
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    This is a good idea – having to actively come here to follow conversations and see new posts means I pay less attention than I would like.

    #29584
    jmcc500
    Participant

    Welcome to the Forum!

    We also have a cruising Mk 4 Wayfarer, 11086, but we avoided the problems you are encountering by not ticking the spinnaker option box when we ordered it! I am sorry I cannot help, but I am sure someone will be along who can. Another Mk 4 owner at my club has a spinnaker so I will see if I can get him to respond.

    Edit to add: Do you have the Wayfarer book? It is the bible for setup, though I don’t have mine handy to check what it says on this subject! I believe it is sold through the Wayfarer Association.

    Good luck, and apologies for not being more helpful!

    James

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    #29502
    jmcc500
    Participant

    Thanks Bob – link didn’t work for me but this one does:

    https://www.tridentuk.com/gb/product-wayfarer-rudder-21mm-laminated-ptf014.html

    I think ours is the longer style – will check next time I am with the boat.

    #29501
    jmcc500
    Participant

    Welcome to the Wayfarer scene. I don’t think you will regret getting a Wayfarer and I am sure you’ll have a great time at the gathering. Do think about the International Rallies – we have had our boat for 4 years now and have made it to Holland (2016) and the Broads (2018). We’re off to Denmark in a few weeks – really looking forward to that.

    Plenty of other options on the Broads – I am sure you could find places to stay in some of the towns and villages, or you could rent a houseboat and sail from a single spot as we did on the International Rally (sailing from Thurne each day).

    This forum is quite quiet, so you may not get a fast response but still worth coming on and keeping up to date.

    Happy sailing!

    #29432
    jmcc500
    Participant

    Force 4 rollers have been good so far – though they don’t get used heavily. Stood up to a week between boat and piling on the Norfolk Broads International Rally last year, no sign of any damage yet.

    We inflate them with good old mark 1 lung power. They are not too bad – the pressure requirement is quite low but obviously a fair volume so takes a few minutes. In Norfolk we left them inflated all week – they stow under the side bench poking forward into the forepeak on a mark 4 Wayfarer.

    #29333
    jmcc500
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    Sounds fun! I would love to hear about it after, sorry I can’t help with placesin Dorset. If you came further East then Chichester Harbour offers good anchoring at the back of the Witterings. I suspect that the Beaulieu River would also be quite nice if you went West across the Solent. Hopefully others will respond with more useful info.

    #29332
    jmcc500
    Participant

    Having made the mistake of turning up at the last Dutch International Rally with but one, small, fender we made sure we would not risk it again and now have four conventional fenders which we do our best with, but also a couple of beach rollers. W head some webbing straps made up which fit snugly around the inflated roller at each end and then tie off in the cockpit somewhere. They are deeper than fenders so even when sitting below the gunwale offer some protection.

    I can’t find pictures at the moment, but these are the rollers: https://www.force4.co.uk/inflatable-boat-roller.html?utm_source=google_shopping&195=11645&gclid=CjwKCAjw8e7mBRBsEiwAPVxxiJbMsXgJ1W9PTVxHgJMKvy6yzOT8r4gNRmOyIX0jlxfviYGddkaMNhoCFRUQAvD_BwE

    And we we had a local sailmaker sow the 1” webbing straps for a minimal charge.

    #29192
    jmcc500
    Participant

    Went with a Hydralite version of our existing deep sided poly cotton Rain and Sun cover, albeit in black rather than blue. Should arrive today for fitting at the weekend. Will report on any differences between the materials!

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    #29065
    jmcc500
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    Excellent. I spent a week at the IBTC in Lowestoft – made me decide that I WILL do a full course one day!

    Shame Hartley’s won’t let people build in wood. From talking to Ian Porter it would be prohibitively expensive to do it as a paid job, but if home built and not pricing hours could make a nice project. I guess it depends if you want to race as a Wayfarer – is there anything stopping someone building a non-approved copy for their own use?

    #29062
    jmcc500
    Participant

    Sounds like an interesting project – any progress?

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