• Thanks for opening the batting – I have already re rigged for a centre main so there wont be a problem with the main – I race a Dart 18 – so only have the Wayfarer for some cruising – I appreciate your responses.

  • No replies? advice please/

  • Thanks that is exactly what I wanted – it is only for an old boat I will be using for casual cruising – I race a Dart 18 most of the time.

  • JoJo replied to the topic Timber suppliers in the forum General 9 years, 5 months ago

    Sounds promising – thanks Jonathan – what dimensions did you order – did you have a rounded profile made and how much shaping is required – I am afraid my woodworking education was only for two years at Grammar School 45 years ago – is it a job for a DIY bodger or should I ask a boatbuilder to fit them?

  • JoJo replied to the topic Rubbing strake in the forum Technical 9 years, 5 months ago

    I am convinced – how do you get a hardwood rubbing strake – do i start with a length of hardwood and shape it to fit the hull or do they come ready to fit? are there any guidelines posted elsewhere how to do this?

  • JoJo replied to the topic Rubbing strake in the forum Technical 9 years, 5 months ago

    Still thinking of what to do – I wonder about getting a nice length of braided nylon rope and finding a way to attach it – could be a cheaper option.

  • JoJo replied to the topic Rubbing strake in the forum Technical 9 years, 5 months ago

    I have been following discussions on rubbing strakes. The final touches on my refurbed MkII GRP – I guess should be a rubbing strake – otherwise my nice new paint work could be quickly scraped – like most people – I am on a budget and want to do the best possible job for the least cost. I have seen the PVC strake available through Wilks – P50…[Read more]

  • JoJo replied to the topic Mainsheet location in the forum Technical 9 years, 11 months ago

    Thankyou for some excellent and detailed advice – I shall look forward to getting this sorted . Are the plywood blocks as in the photograph available commercially anywhere or do I need to make one?

  • JoJo replied to the topic Mainsheet location in the forum Technical 10 years ago

    I am in the process of re-rigging my Mark 1 GRP – it has been stripped down for re- painting for too many years but finally has a new livery and I am trying to remember where everything goes back.

    I have a centre main block – but wonder whether the centre board casing is strong enough to support the pressure that this would exert.

    If not I shall…[Read more]