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  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Email sent.

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hello Leslie and welcome. I have moved your request to this section.

    I don't know of any osmosis problems, the boats were epoxied. Martin didn't want any boats coming back to him with that problem.

    Which boat are you looking at?

    Regards, Steve

  • Posted by Nicholas Narraway

    Hi everyone - On a Heard 28, is there a difference in the mast position between the racing rig and the "ordinary" rig?  Or does the additional sprit simply allow a larger sail area to be set? Any thoughts on whether the rig makes a difference worth having in terms of pure boat speed?

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  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hello Mike and welcome.

    The Heard boats have heavily laid up GRP hulls and are fitted out in Marine Ply which where needed is sheathed in glass. My own boat has in addition teak decks, doghouse and cockpit comings. All boats have the ply decks sheathed in four layers of glass which runs...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Brock, yes by all means. Not sure what help I can be though.

    email me stevelorraine(AT)hotmail dot com

    I thought Alice was with Red Ensign at least that's what Lee of Ancasta said, Lee knows more about Alice than me but I'm happy to chat.

  • Posted by Brock Chan

    Hello Steve and Nicholas,

    Thank you very much for the information. 

    Nicholas I have looked into the Red Ensign and what they offer. They have a 35 for sale as you mentioned with the longer roof, lovely vessel indeed. I really like the flush decked look of the 35 though....

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    His boat is now up for sale.

    http://www.oga.org.uk/boat/cailleach-dhubh

  • Posted by Nicholas Narraway

    Brock, you should also look at the Red Ensign brokerage - they have I think just sold Mary Alice (the longer coachroof one), but have also recently listed another 35 with the full height, full length coachroof.

    Regards, Nicholas

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Welcome Brock.

    I have seen both boats but am not familiar with them. Alice has been on a mooring near my 28 all season. 

    Contact Lee at ancasta for more info on Alice

    +44(0)1326 372 865    cell phone +44(0)7854 779 798

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  • Posted by Joe Walsh

    Steve.

    30° is great. However faster ya to the more the apparent moves forward. So what would your taking angle be, or at what baring to the mark would you tack.

     

    I think with a Tosher by the way the horse is set up the boom is too qfar form centre on the beat. I may...

  • Posted by Joe Walsh

    Steve.

    30° is great. However faster ya to the more the apparent moves forward. So what would your taking angle be, or at what baring to the mark would you tack.

     

    I think with a Tosher by the way the horse is set up the boom is too qfar form centre on the beat. I may...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Roger I've only just seen your message to me. Congratulations on buying Lizzie! Looking forward to seeing you out on the water.

    Steve

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Joe, thanks for your post and the link to the photos. She looks so much bigger than an 18 footer!

    I find that my 28 will point 30deg apparent, I'm surprised that you say you can only manage 55 deg in the tosher.

    One change that I did make to the sailplan was to change the large...

  • Posted by MikeBz

    A much cheaper option, if the cutout is big enough, is to use a fixed 2-blade prop and put a mark on the shaft so you can turn it by hand to leave the blades parked vertically so they are behind the deadwood.

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    I've been pondering this issue. We have a three bladed prop that has a lot of drag - at least half a knot. We also let it run in neutral, as recommended by Yanmar, but the noise is just too annoying as the wind picks up and we're getting close to hull speed. On the other hand; folding props are...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hi Roger, so have you bought a 28 then?

    I have no experience of folding props but unless you are a super keen racer I wouldn't have thought one necessary. I too, I would like to hear from owners who have done this. 

    Aeolus bowls along towing my wooden tender, I came third in...

  • Posted by Graham Benson
  • Posted by Graham Benson

    I have heard that Den has now pasted away. I have no details as I only received a message and have been having troble contacting the person who passed on the info.

  • Posted by Brian Neale

    Another reminder - we are no longer collecting subscriptions for GALA as the website is our only significant cost, and we have enough in the bank to keep going for some time yet.

    However, there are still a few members paying by standing order. I have tried to track these down through the...

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Hi Jerry.  I think I have upset RYA head office too much for them to back down on letting me use my own boat.  I have been offered to use of other boats from forum members.  I do not need the Yachtmaster offshore so will leave it for just now.

  • Posted by Jerry Clinton

    Hi Graham I have just signed on this site, which I randomly stumbled over on the web, I am jerrytug on the YM forum.  How is it going with finding an examiner? I think the RYA have made themselves look foolish and should let you use your boat.

  • Posted by Colin Stroud

    Wow! I've been discovered! Yes, I have written an eBook about single handed sailing and there are references to my Heard 23 Plum but the book is not specific to gaff. See solocoastalsailing.co.UK

    Best regards

    Colin

  • Posted by MikeBz

    Yes that is Colin Stroud, owner of Heard 23 Plum.

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    I went to sit my Yachtmaster offshore in my Heard 23 last year It being 23 feet 7.01 meters on deck ment it fufilled the critera.  To cut a long story short, heard office could not find me an exsaminer in the Clyde asked me to go to the south coast of England. When I said I could not they...

  • Posted by Brian Neale

    Yes - a few good pages of FWB coverage. Thanks to Roger and Steve for that.

    Graham - I'll bite - how have you upset the RYA? I'm a member but most of what they talk about goes straight past me. It's all about going fast in boats you couldn't sleep in.


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