Enjoyed the program. My boat was just out of shot when they were in Tarbet.
I spent time looking for set up and sailing hints. Suprised to see the jib sheet going between the stays. Loads of chafe I would have tought.
Thought I'd just post a note on the forum to mention that the other half has set up a blog to record the work we're doing on Charm this winter; having bored her facebook friends last winter she's giving them a rest this year!
If you're interested in following what we're up to have a look...
Saskia used to belong to a friend of mine. She is a very nice boat. I always thought that she was a little under ballasted as she seems to have more freeboard than my boat. But she does sail well.There is plenty of standing headroom.
In my last post I put my height at 162 cm, but I'm actually 182 cm, which makes it a bit more difficult. I would have opted for 162 though, because I strongly believe that too much superstructure, or trunk, destroys the design of the boat. I'm willing to sacrifice some standing headroom in order...
Thank you, Graham
The thing about Saskia is these solid beams in the cabin roof. It looks nice, but wouldn't they come in the way for a standing headrooom? I'm 162 cm.
I'm also curious about what the 28s cost new. Do you know?
Saskia is up for sale
I have been on her and she is...
I followed the building of my boat from start to finish. I didn't get a tape measure out. The hull is massively built.
Thanks a lot Steve!
I'm also wondering if you or anybody else of the 28-owners have measured the thickness of the hull when working with the thru-hulls.
PM sent re the boat you are considering.
Yes, Steve, the boat looks good indeed. But looks can decieve, so I guess there's no other way than a thorough tapping of the areas in question. You right about the plugs. It doesn't look like it's screwed on by the pictures.
Have just spoken to Sam. He imagines that the deck was not put on by them. So he cannot help with your question.
As I suggested earlier there should be evidence of screws in the deck if it was screwed on. They will have plugs over them. Should be obvious.
That boat looks great in the photos, same colour as mine :-)
Just tried to ring Sam but he is difficult to get hold of.
Contact details here
http://www.gaffersandluggers.co.uk/ But email may not be answered.
Thanks Steve, that would be very much appreciated! Sam Heard would know.
The boat I have in mind is this:...
I could ask Sam Heard next time I'm down in Mylor but that will be in a couple of weeks.
My boat has ply then 4 layers of glass which run up the gunwales, then teak which was glued not screwed. Boat built 2002.
There's always a worry with ply. If the Iroko was screwed you...
Yes, I understand the hull is solid. But one of the boats I have in mind has a iroko deck over ply, which looks good but at the same time sets of all the alarm bells in me. If it's screwed down I'm out, since a rotten ply smells of full restoration.
Any ideas how they did...
There is no blog that I'm aware of. Unfortunately the young skipper of the recent crossing..there and back..drowned while swimming off his boat in a local river. Sad and ironic.
Curlew is kept at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth Cornwall and I have skippered her for...
About the two 28s crossing the Atlantic, they shouldn't by any chance have a blog or a book? I'm surprised that there's so little information to find about the 28s, especially since these designs are steeped in history. What I find is the American built Bristol Channel...
Hello Henrik. Welcome to the Forum.
I too had concerns about the bowsprit in heavy weather. I've had my 28 for eleven years now and have taken her through some quite large waves. Yes the bowsprit will bury itself into big waves but I have had no problems. I do have the stays quite tight...
Tried that when I first got her (as that was how she was rigged) found the firction made it stick. Tried using lacing and parrel beads but that did not work as well as I wanted. I would have then tried mast hoops, but never had any (or wanted to drop mast) so made up some with rope and beads. It...
Hi Graham, thanks for posting the links to photos and the video.
Your wind vane steering looks impressive!
One thing I did notice is that the mainsail lacing around Carrie's mast is incorrect.
Starting from the sail, take the line around the mast then back to the sail. Then...
photos are on the photobucket...
There should be two Heards at Peel this year one 28 and one 23. Saskia and Carrie. see you there if you decide to go.
I saw Rocket in Tarbet Loch Fyne. She was up...
Welcome Joe. The site is not very active but gems of help and info do appear from time to time!
Please post more details of Ariel. Regards, Steve
First night with wider berth zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz slept well.