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by Eventide Owners Group
Sun November 18th, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

Re: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere

Great to hear you are on top of it and yes the time to repair rot is of course as soon as you find it! I always advise cutting out a few inches further than you think it has travelled, to be sure. Epoxy and decent ply and hardwoods every time, this is a job you just do not want to be doing again! We...
by Eventide Owners Group
Thu September 27th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

Re: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere

I built my Eventide under such a tent! It was 30 x 15 and all made from scrap floorboards into frames and the frames lashed together with string and spaced apart with battens, lasted 5 years. Several layers of tarp, as they rotted through! Got so hot inside I had to cut vents in it! Good luck drying...
by Eventide Owners Group
Tue September 25th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

Re: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere

I agree with your local guru! I have just stripped a couple of hatches off a friends Eventide, they had strips of teak and Sikaflex, but screwed down! i have stripped the lot off and tossed it, repaired the water damage to the timber underneath with epoxy and then epoxied a Treadmaster mat on top, n...
by Eventide Owners Group
Sun April 15th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 - plans for bilge plates ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: GH31 - plans for bilge plates ?

We have a member here Nick, who has a GH 31 that lost one bilge keel. (It is still at the bottom of a nearby creek!) I have suggested he measure the remaining one up then take a photo and put the measurements on it for you and anyone else wanting to replace a keel, or two! Hopefully Nick will get ba...
by Eventide Owners Group
Sun April 15th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 - plans for bilge plates ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: GH31 - plans for bilge plates ?

Hello Matt I will pass this on to Mark, but I can add my three pennies worth too. The bilge keels are best galvanised, then they can be later epoxy coated. Sure someone is galvanising in N.Z. Not expensive but the best protection…. Mine have survived 28 years this way and when I stripped the epoxy o...
by Eventide Owners Group
Fri February 23rd, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: New name?
Replies: 4
Views: 3488

Re: New name?

Now that is not a bad suggestion! We have always had the problem with the name. It is historical. Everything started with Eventide owners, but it soon became aparent that Waterwitch owners wanted to belong, and it snowballed out of control from there. We have never come up with a better name, most s...
by Eventide Owners Group
Sun January 21st, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Wild Duck
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Wild Duck

You are quite right , we do not do racing! But we are interested in youth projects having donated to several over the years! the link to the model WildDuck was interesting, thouth the link to where the drawings are available has changed, we can supply them at cost, £5.00 UK without any other payment...
by Eventide Owners Group
Fri November 3rd, 2017, 9:19 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Seized rudder stock
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: Seized rudder stock

Not surprised it is like this, I have spent hours trying to sort the rudder on John Steven's Glasstide! A GRP version of the 26, but still using the archaic inboard rudder. I eventually had to use a powered hacksaw and yes it was just like yours. solid steel shaft and so tight fit in a steel tube, n...
by Eventide Owners Group
Tue August 29th, 2017, 11:09 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Kylix 29
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Re: Kylix 29

Welcome to the forum Norman. I do hope others come forward to give their three pennes worth as well. To take a keel bolt or two out, assuming they have removable nuts inside the boat and are designed to be driven out, means either digging holes in the ground under the bolt heads, so they can be driv...
by Eventide Owners Group
Tue August 29th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Eventide Prop Size
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

Re: Eventide Prop Size

Hi Nigel. I assume you mean you are going to change the pitch an inch. But if there is a way you can add an inch to the diameter and not foul anything and still have 10% of the diameter clearance from blade tip to hull even better, as the larger the prop the more efficient. (The racing boys have sma...
by Eventide Owners Group
Sat August 19th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

Re: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere

See you never had any response to this plea and I have to say I have not heard of any other GH owners suffering from a leak here. As she is GRP you would not expect any leaks! However I have heard of cockpit locker lid drains bunging up and wonder if there is a blocked drain somewhere. Hope by now y...
by Eventide Owners Group
Sat August 19th, 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Mooring with a bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Re: Mooring with a bowsprit

You did exactly the right thing! Most boats with chain bobstays round here and mooring chains coming up to the stemhead, fit them. I have a rod bobstay so it slides easier on the mooring chain when I pick up my creek mooring, but also the chain comes on board via a roller fitted to the bowsprit, a f...
by Eventide Owners Group
Tue August 2nd, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Long lost Eventide...
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Long lost Eventide...

Back again, Sadly nothing has turned up with either the boat name Hobgoblin, nor your Grandfathers surname, which is odd as I do recall a boat being sold or passed on to a new owner about then. Could be the new owner was in contact, not the 'seller'.... Wonder if your grandfather was actually a memb...
by Eventide Owners Group
Tue August 2nd, 2016, 5:18 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Long lost Eventide...
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Long lost Eventide...

Hello There and welcome to the Forum. Sounds as if the boat, as it was not completed, may have been called anything by the new owner, so the name is not a lot to go on. About a thousand Eventides were built, mostly in back yards, all over the world. However most were issued with a sail number, if we...
by Eventide Owners Group
Sun July 3rd, 2016, 2:28 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Insurance?
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Re: Insurance?

There is a link on the home page at the bottom, to Craftinsure our group insurers. They are on line insurance brokers. Was a big name in small craft insurance years ago st Margaret's now working online only and cheaper. I saved £100 on my renewal when I went to them years back. Worth a try. Regards ...

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