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  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    We are in Nova Scotia, the plan is to cross next year. Will probably stop somewhere between Falmouth and Dover, if you are still interested in a sail.

    We also made a new rudder, and may have some tips.

  • Posted by Sally Cholmondeley

    Thank you all for  the reassurance and am sure technique will prevail. I am now proud owner to be of said boat inCroatia. She's not going anywhere fast as she needs a new engine and rudder.  Would anyone be kind enough to offer me some crewing opportunities so that I can have a look at...

  • Posted by Paul Sullivan

    Thank you to Henrik and Aeolus for the helpful advice. I, too, remember the Dutch website detailing a re-deck from some time back but I don't remember the details either.  And I will certainly seek out prior experience at the OGA.

    Isabella was massively refitted back in 1999 by a...

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    I think there was a website about a Heard 28 in Holland. The owner did the decks, but I can't find the site...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Paul, I tried to reply some months ago but I'm having trouble with the site. Hopefully it will work now.

    I would contact John Gallagher of the Old Gaffers Association  editorATsouthwestgaffers.org.uk

    He rebuilt one of the early 28s, Margaret Burton.

     

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    My formula for estimating boatwork hours is what I initially believe, multiplied by five.

    We found rot in the plywood under the portlights, huge parts of the cockpit, the whole rudder and around most of the hardware on deck. Screws and bolts were going directly into the ply, leading down...

  • Posted by simon littlewood

    Hi Graham

                     thanks for the reply. I do like the look of Heard 23, I currently sail a Colvic Watson23 she has a 2ftn bow sprint and goes ok for this type of boat. I'm looking something that sails...

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    My wife is 5'2, and she can hoist the main on our Heard 28. I would not recommend a winch at the mast, because you will use your whole body weight to pull down both halyards (peak and throat) at the same time. That makes the the main go up much faster. You may need another set-up with the blocks...

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Hi I sail solo my heard23 most of the time, some longer trips. www.scottishensign.co.uk links to videos and photos.

    I have a sea feather wind  vain for longer trips and a simrad for day/weekend trips. My...

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    would you wrap both halyards around the one winch?

  • Posted by Sally Coward

    I believe the mainsail is fairly heavy to raise, but many years ago Martin Heard solved the problem for a female customer by installing a winch at the foot of the mast. 

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    The bowsprit is permanently set. The jib is on roller gear and the staysail on a foil  All easy to operate from the cockpit. 

  • Posted by simon littlewood

    Good to hear that is the case. I take it you would lower the bow sprint when able and then set the sails. the sail plan looks like it may take some getting used . I have a simple sloop rigg and can do all reefing from the cockpit useful in the north sea. Thanks for your reply.

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hi Simon I single hand my 28 all the time. Just get a decent autopilot !

    https://youtu.be/1TtB_ImqmBc

  • Posted by Jeremy McCabe

    I have put some photos on google at https://goo.gl/photos/q1ewzqDN7j4XJAZa8

  • Posted by Jeremy McCabe
  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Sam made a beautiful lug rigged Tosher a couple of years ago.might be worth contacting him for info.

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hello Joe and welcome.

    We have some details of the Heard boats.

    Perhaps not very helpful but our records show...

    sail number 45, year 1975?,Twin Lug, tan sails, located Lyme Regis,previous owners Andy Agraham and Simon Lippett.

    Perhaps Sam Heard could give you more...

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Cailleach Dhubh has now found a new home. I belive Jim Aderson bought her, he had a heard 28 before so may be known by some of you.

    Nice to see she went farly quickly

     

  • Posted by Nick Rorke

    Hi Colin,

    To help you keep the boat register up to date, I'm now the  owner of the 20' Tosher sail no. 2, called 'Jessie', Having bought her last August. She is now moored in the River Exe off Cockwood.

    Also, the 16' Clovelly Picarooner, sail no 29, called '...

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Thanks for that.  I have spken to him on facebook.  Scotland old gaffers

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

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  • Posted by Colin Stroud

    The GALA boat register has been updated again and is available on the "Publications" page. I still have a few updates to make so another version will be out soon......

  • Posted by Colin Stroud

    Gerald, lovely to see you and Amonite again. Thank you for posting the video.

    I wish you all the best for the future.

    Colin of Heard 23 "Plum"

  • Posted by Colin Stroud

    Hello Hamish, good to hear from you. Early Heard 23s have a 4'draft but the later ones (from 1985) have 4'6". In my opinion, the legs should only be used on a hard bottom. If one leg starts to sink then the whole boat will start to lean on that leg which will now not be verticle and so have a...


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