• Hello

    I had exactly the same problem when we got our Mk1. I measured the length of halyard I needed and bought a new one of the right length from Trident. I riveted the Highfield lever onto the mast just to the side of the mainsail groove. It’s worked well. There are lot of more complicated ways of tensioning the halyard which I looked into, but…[Read more]

  • Traveller replied to the topic Arran in the forum Cruising 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sounds good to me. Thanks so much.

  • Traveller started the topic Arran in the forum Cruising 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Does anyone know if its possible to recover a Wayfarer from Lochranza? Slipway, or a beach that you can access from the road? We’re sailing there this summer for a family trip, but time constraints mean we could do with towing the boat back rather than sailing back. Anyone any ideas? Thanks!

  • We’ve been thinking about this too. We use Navionics on an iPad, in a LifeEdge waterproof case. The case is great, has never leaked, generally responds well to the touch screen (except when very wet) and the screen is generally bright enough that we can see it at any time. Also a nice big screen on the iPad.

    We have been struggling with charge…[Read more]

  • Traveller started the topic Wanderer wanted in the forum Cruising 1 year, 9 months ago

    Hello,

    I know that there is a wanted section on the site but not sure how often it is used so thought I would post here too.

    A friend of mine is looking for a Wanderer so that he can join our Wayfarer on cruises around the west coast of Scotland; he’s going for a Wanderer as it will be easier to handle solo. They seem quite hard to come by…[Read more]

  • Traveller replied to the topic Mooring advice in the forum Technical 2 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks Pete and Dave

    Appreciate the comments.  We’ve gone for the karabiner option as a short term solution and will then go for your drilling option Pete.

    Cheers!

    Dave

     

     

     

  • Traveller started the topic Mooring advice in the forum Technical 2 years, 2 months ago

    Hi all,

    In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be putting our Mk1 onto a mooring where she will sit for the summer.  I’m wondering about the best method of securing the boat to the mooring, without making changes to existing fittings.  At present we have a small, open fairlead on both port and starboard bow, and a large cleat just forward of the m…[Read more]

  • Hi all,

    We’re going to put our Mk1 onto a mooring this May – September.  The mooring is on the Clyde (Loch Long) and can be fairly choppy – mainly due to the wash from tugs and other large vessels, and occasionally in a blow.  But surprisingly, there wasn’t much water in the boat after two weeks last year.  The plan is to put an over-boom cov…[Read more]