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by Wooden Boat Fittings
Fri February 20th, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: RIP Alan Buchanan
Replies: 0
Views: 3124

RIP Alan Buchanan

That magnificent designer of beautiful boats passed away on Jersey last month, aged 92. Among so many other lovely vessels, my YM 3-Tonner Sanderling was one of his great designs, winning the Yachting Monthly's annual design competition in 1948. Obituary from the Jersey Evening Post . RIP Alan, and ...
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: Items or boats for sale
Topic: Boats & items for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3817

Re: Boats & items for sale

Seagull 4.5hp long-shaft outboard for sale in Oz (see Lot 36 here for details -- http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/surplus.htm).

Mike
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Lone Gull (1)
Replies: 2
Views: 6014

Re: Lone Gull (1)

... much later, and for what it's worth, I understand that MG thought that his 'Lone Gull II' design was his best (even including 'Kylix').

Mike
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: looking for MG book round the cabin table
Replies: 6
Views: 8240

Re: looking for MG book round the cabin table

"Round the Cabin Table" is a good read. MG was particularly noted, I think, for his writings about voyages within the Thames estuary, and for those who like those particular stories I would also recommend "Shoalwater and Fairway" by H. Alker Tripp and "Swin, Swale and Swatch...
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:22 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: removing my bilge keels for improved windward performance
Replies: 6
Views: 5445

Re: removing my bilge keels for improved windward performanc

... and along the same lines, Sanderling (YM 3-Tonner) had both bilge keels and internal trimming ballast of about 1/4 ton (in the form of sash weights under the bottom-boards), and I wouldn't have done without either.

Mike
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:17 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Wooden fender trim for GH
Replies: 6
Views: 3116

Re: Wooden fender trim for GH

"I painted the plywood hull underneath with antifreeze(ethylene glycol) , which is like chemotherapy for rot" That sounds interesting if really true, do you have any further info on this method of treating rot please? There's plenty of information on treating wood with glycol and/or CPES ...
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: cockpit drain hose?
Replies: 2
Views: 1934

Re: cockpit drain hose?

They should cross over to avoid water in the cockpit when she heels.


I assume this is already the case, but I would certainly emphasise this point -- it's critical.

Mike
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 3:06 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: New in this group - Nuevo en el grupo
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Re: New in this group - Nuevo en el grupo

Feliciationes, Carlos. Es muy linda. (Pero me disculpo para mi español.)

Mike
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 2:59 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Best aft edge of Bilge Keel
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Re: Best aft edge of Bilge Keel

Exactly what John said. Sanderling's bilge keels are raked on the forward edge, primarily to avoid snagging warps -- http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/boats/sanderling/starboard-bilge-keel2.jpg If I were building them from scratch I'd rake both ends for that reason. Mike
by Wooden Boat Fittings
Wed May 15th, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Solid fuel stoves
Replies: 5
Views: 3706

Re: Solid fuel stoves

There's some material on solid fuel heaters here -- http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?163073-solid-fuel-boat-heater

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