• The problem with any chemicals is that you don’t know what effect they are going to have on the sails.  Here is a link that may help http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?227333-Cleaning-mould-off-the-sail

     

  • Wow 3.5hp mariner.  A good engine but as you say a bit weighty. There are light weight brackets out there but they are not as strong as is needed to mount your mariner on. I have a stainless steel one that is suitable for my Yamaha 2hp engine but they tend to vibrate quite  lot and would not be any good for your heavy outboard.

    The absolute b…[Read more]

  • john1162 replied to the topic Docking Arms in the forum Technical 3 years, 11 months ago

     

    Well I took a picture of my docking arms but was foiled when trying to put it here!  PM me and I will send it to you.

    I find docking arms very useful especially in the muddy waters at Brancaster and the peaty water of my sailing club.  They make single handed recovery much easier.

  • john1162 replied to the topic Carbon poles in the forum Technical 3 years, 11 months ago

    I don’t know where you got your information on who voted for what but we in the UKWA are democratic and have one vote per boat no matter which boat one sails.

    Carbon prices have come down and the argument against carbon before was to do with “cheque book sailing” and nothing to do with cruising.

  • john1162 started the topic Carbon poles in the forum Technical 3 years, 11 months ago

    I have received a couple of requests for a change in our rules to allow carbon fibre spinnaker poles.

    This is your opportunity to have your say.

  • All MK IV boats have the same hull shape. Because of the tolerances allowed for home building,(not now an option) other hull shapes may vary.

    The only weight that is measured is the minimum weight and old boats are usually heavier so unfortunately your curiosity must remain.

  • A weekend in the Yorkshire Dales at probably the best dinghy facility in the country. http://www.yorkshiredales.sc/ .  The aim of the weekend is to improve the set up of your boat and perhaps improve your skills.  The sailing club is set high in the Yorkshire Dales and for this weekend we can camp. The Galley provides quality food at aff…[Read more]

  • A weekend in the Yorkshire Dales at probably the best dinghy facility in the country. http://www.yorkshiredales.sc/ .  The aim of the weekend is to improve the set up of your boat and perhaps improve your skills.  The sailing club is set high in the Yorkshire Dales and for this weekend we can camp. The Galley provides quality food at aff…[Read more]

  • <span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium;”>A weekend in the Yorkshire Dales at probably the best dinghy facility in the country. </span>http://www.yorkshiredales.sc/ .  <span style=”font-family: Arial, sans-serif;”>The aim of the weekend is to improve the set up of your boat and perhaps improve your skills.  T…[Read more]

  • john1162 started the topic New look web site in the forum Website 4 years, 5 months ago

    I have carried out a member  survey to find out what people want from the web site. This is your opportunity to say what you would like. I will be re-organising the tabs to make it easier to find things. The overall look will be cleaner and more up to date.

  • john1162 started the topic Brixham Nationals in the forum Racing 4 years, 5 months ago

    Is Brixham at the other end of the world? Now if it was north of Watford Gap I could understand why people would be reluctant to travel. Whippets,coal in the bath and funny accents. Big burly blokes calling their gorilla like friends “love”.

    I see the Kestrel class is going to Brixham for their nationals and most of their open meetings are in…[Read more]

  • I have just got back from viewing a composite Wayfarer down in South Wales.  The ebay pictures looked superb and on arrival the boat looked as good as in the photographs.  That was until I removed the floorboards to have a look at the structure.  Every floor support was showing signs of cracks and of breaking away from the hull.  A bit of a pus…[Read more]

  • Some people I know with inflatable Boat rollers usually pump them up when needed. Assuming your rollers are 20cm dia x 120cm long they will have a volume of about 36000 cubic cm this gives a buoyancy of about 36kg so any fixing would have to withstand this amount of force (sorry I know force is measured in newtons). If fastened each end then each…[Read more]

  • Jack,

    I bet by now you have solved your rot problem? I missed your post. I don’t know how.

    If you still need help let me know.

  • Thanks Dave,

    The only thing to add is that if the packing piece is placed so that it is a tight fit when you place the seat in position there will only be minimal sideways movement. To eliminate any movement just put a shouldered pin in the original screw hole.

  • Wooden boats usually have a 19 mm centreboard. Is yours a GRP boat? If it is by  Abbot is it from across the big pond? I would have thought the top of your centreboard by the handle would give you sufficient wood to measure the width with a pair of callipers?

  • Wooden boats usually have a 19 mm centreboard. Is yours a GRP boat? If it is by  Abbot is it from across the big pond? I would have thought the top of your centreboard by the handle would give you sufficient wood to measure the width?

  • Wooden boats usually have a 19 mm centreboard. You do not say what mark of boat you have. If it is by  Abbot is it from across the big pond? I would have thought the top of your centreboard by the handle would give you sufficient to measure the width?

  • Knowing your luck the wind will be easterly then westerly then easterly! Best of luck.

    John.

  • You are ever the optimist Roger. If I was going to go down the asymmetric route I would borrow one from an RS 500 or 29er or if I was feeling brave a 49er and rig up an external spinnaker halliard at the correct height and give it a go. I bet you would find it a lot easier to handle. You never know. If it worked you could punt your idea to RH.

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