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by GHM
Tue November 1st, 2016, 6:39 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 26 Keel question
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: GH 26 Keel question

Hi JfJ. The idea of a sacrificial GRP (polyester) grounding strip was almost certainly put on your boat by Terry Erskine. I did the same on almost all of the 5 GH31's and the one GH26 I built and found it very satisfactory. That seems to have been borne out as you found pristine gel coat underneath....
by GHM
Thu October 13th, 2016, 10:06 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Samson Post - question/warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Samson Post - question/warning

Hi, Sorry to hear of your problems. You seem to be much calmer about it than I think I would have been. Terry Erskine built all of the Gh26's except the last one which I built. I'm very surprised about the sampson post breaking. It was always felt to be massive and perfect for being towed by a lifeb...
by GHM
Thu June 16th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Insurance?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Insurance?

Hi, I don't know whether it will be of any help but I have always used Coleman Marine in Poole who were a specialist marine insurers, underwritten at LLoyds. When I was building the GH and doing a lot of repairs on old ones, they were very positive and did a special GH policy. For the older boats th...
by GHM
Wed December 30th, 2015, 9:47 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 31 Ketch main mast position
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: GH 31 Ketch main mast position

Hi Chris. A month or so ago, I unexpectedly turned up an old and faded, but usable, drawing of the ketch rig, which I sent on to John at Eventides. It's a big drawing (A1 or A0??) with all the basic info on sails masts and rigging. John may not even realise yet that it was included in the middle of ...
by GHM
Thu October 1st, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Golden Hind 31 cutter rig set up: staysail boom or plans anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

Re: Golden Hind 31 cutter rig set up: staysail boom or plans anyone?

Hi Justine. My boom is 2.40m from the centre of the gooseneck pivot (which is mounted on the aft face of the sampson post) to the extreme end. But you can confirm for your boat by measuring when it's more or less horizontal, to the front of the mast. You want a bit of clearance or you will have a pr...
by GHM
Wed September 30th, 2015, 9:39 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Golden Hind 31 cutter rig set up: staysail boom or plans anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

Re: Golden Hind 31 cutter rig set up: staysail boom or plans anyone?

Hi, My last 2 GH's have been cutters with a boomed staysail and I wouldn't have anything else. I knew your boat some years ago when I ran the GH club but I can't remember it after so long. With the 4 ft bowsprit I assume it had the Terry Erskine rig with the 32' mast?? My two have both been the ligh...
by GHM
Tue March 31st, 2015, 3:36 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Golden Hind 31 rudder blade.
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: Golden Hind 31 rudder blade.

Hi. Terry Erskine made the blades up from Iroko boards. There was a single full length board forming the centre of the stock and the front section of the blade. This was cut from the widest board they had available so as to include as much of the blade as possible and avoid having a butt joint right...
by GHM
Sun May 12th, 2013, 11:37 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: cockpit drain hose?
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Re: cockpit drain hose?

Hi Gary. You say "all hoses" but your header is cockpit hoses. If you just mean the latter, i.e the two cockpit ones, they are standard 1.5" (38mm) reinforced plastic hose that you can get from any good chandlers. They should cross over to avoid water in the cockpit when she heels. Th...
by GHM
Sun September 2nd, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Wooden fender trim for GH
Replies: 6
Views: 3115

Re: Wooden fender trim for GH

Hi Gary, I built 7 31's in all after Terry Erskine. The rubbing strake was always in teak to my knowledge and if available, with just a single scarph (i.e in about 16 ft lengths which is almost unobtainable now and fearfully expensive). The reason was that the section was so solid (3" X 2"...
by GHM
Sun July 24th, 2011, 9:29 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: lug sail
Replies: 7
Views: 3642

Re: lug sail

Hi Julio, I don’t know if this will be of any help but, when I was building |Golden Hinds, I got estimates for (aluminium) spars from almost everyone in the UK and I was staggered as to how much they differed. I came to the conclusion that even the “professionals” were not very scientific about the ...
by GHM
Sun June 26th, 2011, 11:50 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Sailing characteristics Golden Hind
Replies: 9
Views: 4201

Re: Sailing characteristics Golden Hind

Hi. Something’s wrong somewhere and you will be able to do a lot better. There is a lot missing from what you have said. First, I assume you are talking about a GH31, sloop rig and the 32’ mast as most were, but it’s all relevant. Second, you say roller reefed. Is that the old roller reefing boom fo...
by GHM
Thu May 5th, 2011, 11:36 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Lone Gull Moulds.
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Re: Lone Gull Moulds.

Hi. The GH moulds I sold about 6 years ago were recently for sale again. Keith Wood, Newsons Boatyard. But it's worth noting that the previous owner only sold one hull (to me) for home completion in several years, and the current owner, a very respectable boat yard with all the traditional skills, n...
by GHM
Thu May 5th, 2011, 11:16 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Golden Hind 31 Bilge Keel Bolt
Replies: 1
Views: 2126

Re: Golden Hind 31 Bilge Keel Bolt

Hi. Amazingly I've found an old 31 parts list. I fitted 20 (5 pairs each side) M12 x 140mm galvanised bolts with twin washers (top & bottom). A few points to be aware of though. I always fitted an external hardwood pad between keel and hull about 1/2" thick. I believe Terry fitted a softwoo...
by GHM
Fri March 11th, 2011, 1:35 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: balance
Replies: 3
Views: 2567

Re: balance

Hi, I'm only generally familiar with Lone Gull, but over 35 years with GH's including 9 building them I played around with all sorts of things to reduce the weather helm I often had on my first and subsequent boats. Sometimes it could nearly pull your arms out of the sockets! In the end I could alwa...
by GHM
Thu March 10th, 2011, 10:16 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Performance of golden hind without bilge keels ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3474

Re: Performance of golden hind without bilge keels ?

Hi. I've just copied & pasted my answer to the same question elsewhere. Excuse the laziness! I've met several owners who were enthustiastic about removing the bilge keels, especially a couple of Americans (?). Having built 6 GH31s and a GH26 I've occasionally been asked for my opinion re the &qu...

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