I have not towed with a Fiesta, but having a quick browse, there appears to be two parts to the answer:
1) Your Fiesta does have a 950KG max towing weight (according to http://www.cuddles.abelgratis.net/ford.htm#fiesta305), but:
2) Unless you have a very fancy road base, it will be unbraked. If it is without any braking, it is classed…[Read more]
I made a couple of boards to replace my original ones that, I guess, came with the boat in 1987. I have no idea if there is an accpeted thickness, but I elected to use 9mm Marine Ply purchased from my local wood merchant. A complete sheet provides enough for two boards and the re-inforcing points for any bench supports that came with the…[Read more]
There are a number of vendors you can locate just pumping “Wayfarer Outboard Bracket” into Google, but the one on my boat looks like this one:
Not cheap but is very good and makes installation and removal easy, even at sea. Then again, I know a very seasoned Wayfarer sailer…[Read more]
There is a few posts on this subject already, and I would recommend that you have a quick search as they are pretty comprehensive.
Maybe not specifically all on the Honda, but good none the less. There are various pros and cons for either length. There is much to be said to be able to stow the…[Read more]
Cannot speak about a Seagul, but most manufactures give a guide as to what shaft you need in relation to the fixing height off the engine above the waterline/bottom of the boat.
From my experience, the vast majority of Wayfarer owners opt for the short shaft. This is partially down to the weight of the engine and also the fact that many…[Read more]
One and all. Thanks for all your advice to date – much appreciated, especially for my first post on the forum.
Any further advice will be much appreciated. I will be talking to my local friendly wood merchant next week when the official drawings have landed.
Thanks for the rapid response. Will try your suggestion re PoS. I have contacted Sarah re the drawings and so may have a go if the trim idea does not work.
Does anyone have any good recommendations re the best material to use?