I have put some photos on google at https://goo.gl/photos/q1ewzqDN7j4XJAZa8
Sam made a beautiful lug rigged Tosher a couple of years ago.might be worth contacting him for info.
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...
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
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 '...
Thanks for that. I have spken to him on facebook. Scotland old gaffers
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......
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"
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...
Have put photos of Classic Boat article in the Gallery.
Leslie I have sent you a PM.
I'd like to thank all those people who replied. I feel reassured. I've now looked at the boat in question and hope I can reach an agreement on price. If I do buy it I know that I'll have other questions to ask. Once again, thank-you!
Colin, on the registry you show Little Gilly as owned by Paul Gerrish. We brought her from him in 2006 and renamed her JOY in 2009 . No idea what the HUN is as no idea where it is. I was led to beleave she was first launched in 1993. We are still enJOYing her sea kindly ways with many...
I have a 28 that was epoxy treated from new and then when I had her copper coated was sanded back and done again. She has since been copper coated again this winter. She will be for sale soon for the right price as I need to move to something a bit easier to handle . My wife is getting a bit...
Hello Leslie. I have yet to hear of a single Heard boat with osmosis. My own research and experience of osmosis (in a previous boat) is that if a hull has survived a significant number of years (more than 15?) it will probably never get osmosis. Epoxy coated hulls are very imune. Water vapour...
All hull materials deteriorates one way or the other. We once took care of osmosis on a Contessa 26, and did the full job. Later we realized it would have been good enough to just drill out the blisters and treat them locally. You shouldn't let osmosis stop you. Besides, it's not so much of a...
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?
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?...
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...
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.
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....
His boat is now up for sale.
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.