• The removable sections in your gunwales are indeed intended to hold some polystyrene blocks in place. It is important that you place those blocks again, because they are the last resort when one of the buoyancy compartments fails. GRP does not float! The foam will keep your boat afloat though you cant bail it anymore because the CB case remains…[Read more]

  • If you take out the Hog or the thwart you may want to use some temporary bracing to ensure the hull keeps its shape. Any deformation of the hull may take the boat out of class. Once it is out of class you cannot participate in races at any level above Wednesday evening club races, and that means a loss of market value should you ever want to sell…[Read more]

  • Do not use prestretched rope, it is still too stretchy. You don’t want your set-up to change once you have it trimmed well. The only thing that can replace SS wire is Dyneema.

  • The tenth Dutch Pentecost rally will this year be held near the Town of Veere (Zeeland) in the south-west of Holland. SC Arne shall be hosting the event on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of June. SC Arne is a dinghy friendly club with very nice ramps in a safe dinghy park. Dressing rooms and showers specially for the dinghy sailors will be available and…[Read more]

  • May I suggest you use the search function of this forum and/or visit the Wayfarer Institute of Technology (WIT) on the website of the Canadian Wayfarers?

    There has been written so much about single handing and the various set-ups people use. Your question is just to broad to answer in a simple reply. But if you have specific questions I will be…[Read more]

  • A standard MKII does not invert easy.
    That is a privilege reserved for the double bottom, self draining (=wet) boats like the World, the MKII-SD and the MKIV versions.

  • The deep rudder is supposed to work better in waves but I find it only to marginally better. The old style blade is a little more sensitive in the sense you need less rudder angle to achieve the same. The choice of rudder is the last thing to worry about IMHO. Far more important is that it has no play what-so-ever. The least bit of play will ruin…[Read more]

  • The deep rudder is supposed to work better in waves but I find it only to marginally better. The old style blade is a little more sensitive in the sense you need less rudder angle to achieve the same. The choice of rudder is the last thing to worry about IMHO. Far more important is that it has no play what-so-ever. The least bit of play will ruin…[Read more]

  • The deep rudder is supposed to work better in waves but I find it only to marginally better. The old style blade is a little more sensitive in the sense you need less rudder angle to achieve the same. The choice of rudder is the last thing to worry about IMHO. Far more important is that it has no play what-so-ever. The least bit of play will ruin…[Read more]

  • The deep rudder is supposed to work better in waves but I find it only to marginally better. The old style blade is a little more sensitive in the sense you need less rudder angle to achieve the same. The choice of rudder is the last thing to worry about IMHO. Far more important is that it has no play what-so-ever. The least bit of play will ruin…[Read more]

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  • Closure strips are not only good for racing, for cruisers they do a pretty good job keeping debris out of the CB slot while beaching. And not even a cruiser would sail with two fingers in the water, which has the same effect on boat speed as a CB slot without closure strips.

     

  • Rain and sun has changed their design a few years ago. It took me some time to figure out what was going on. A small boom cradle was needed that lifts the boom end (and the cover) about 8 inches (need to check the exact dimensions though). With this arrangement the puddles at the rear are totally gone. But I store my boat exactly plumb so it…[Read more]

  • Rain and sun has changed their design a few years ago. It took me some time to figure out what was going on. A small boom cradle was needed that lifts the boom end (and the cover) about 8 inches (need to check the exact dimensions though). With this arrangement the puddles at the rear are totally gone. But I store my boat exactly plumb so it…[Read more]

  • Rain and sun has changed their design a few years ago. It took me some time to figure out what was going on. A small boom cradle was needed that lifts the boom end (and the cover) about 8 inches up (need to check the exact dimensions though). With this arrangement the puddles at the rear are totally gone. But I store my boat exactly plumb so it…[Read more]

  • Rain and sun has changed their design a few years ago. It took me some time to figure out what was going. A small boom cradle was needed that lifts the boom end (and the cover) about 8 inches up (need to check the exact dimensions though). With this arrangement the puddles at the rear are totally gone. But I store my boat exactly plumb so it…[Read more]

  • Swiebertje replied to the topic Wayfarer Manual in the forum Technical 3 years ago

    I don’t know the leaflet you are referring to, but the best few quid you can spent is ordering the Wayfarer Book through this web site. It is a book published by the Wayfarer association and written by Wayfarer sailors for Wayfarer sailors. It will answers most, if not all, questions you may have. (A nice Christmas present perhaps)?

    Another good…[Read more]

  • If you search the forum for “forestay” you will find many threads on the subject. This is just one of them

  • Swiebertje replied to the topic Pump outlet in the forum Technical 3 years, 2 months ago

    The problem with auto bailers is that due to the high pressure area leeward of the CB, the leeward bailer never works. But then again the windward bailer, supported by the low pressure area windward of the CB, does double the work. In other words, if you go the auto bailer route, you need a pair.

    And get some ‘Andersen Super Max‘ bailers, not t…[Read more]

  • Swiebertje replied to the topic Pump outlet in the forum Technical 3 years, 2 months ago

    The problem with auto bailers is that due to the high pressure area leeward of the CB the leeward bailer never works. But then again the windward bailer, supported by the low pressure area windward of the CB, does double the work. In other words, if you go the auto bailer route, you need a pair.

    And get some ‘Andersen Super Max‘ bailers, not t…[Read more]

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