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by JFJ
Sat November 17th, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 3142

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

Well..... a wee update (I cant seem to upload pictures for some reason) The deck is off, down to the fiberglass. There is some crazing, as large screws were driven in, with no pre-drilling (I think). The glass was mostly fine, though, so I have over drilled the original holes (by about 50%) and fill...
by JFJ
Fri November 9th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 26 Keel question
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: GH 26 Keel question

:) When you are going round the cans, every 10th counts :) You are right though - Iroko (unsealed) develops a nice sivery finish - not as nice as teak, but nevertheless. Becasue of its calcium content (I have been told!) it is harsh on your equipment when working it - and you have to be very careful...
by JFJ
Tue November 6th, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 26 Keel question
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: GH 26 Keel question

well, 2 years on, and the Iroko is holding up really well! I tested them with a chisel - hard as a rock there - no signs of rot. When I jacked up the boat on the trailer, there was a little seepage of water from the joint - I guess it just squeezed the PU18 - I couldnt move it with a crowbar! I will...
by JFJ
Thu September 27th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit

OK update 2. I have 3 quotes (pending more detailed measurements) Crusader (best price) - 'suitable' cloth weight Jeckells - Most expensive - 5.5 oz cloth Arun/Rockall (the original sail was made by Arun) - 6Oz - in between price. All 3 are recommending a much larger Yankee - 29-31 ft, with approx 1...
by JFJ
Thu September 27th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 3142

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

I should be so lucky as to have a barn!

No, a large tent (made from the side of an articulated lorry, cut into sections, a couple of joists, lashed to where the boom would be, and perhaps a small blow heater is all I can get access to. At least I can get power and water.

Regards
JFJ
by JFJ
Tue September 25th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 3142

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

This is an older post, and it may not be of much help but I have a persistant leak on the deck to bulkhead joint. This eventually led to s little rotspot beside the chart table. I think I have got to the bottom of it. Water appears to be getting between the teak joints. The caulking has dozed. I tri...
by JFJ
Tue September 25th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit

An update - I phoned round some sailmakers Jeckells have made one before - in the early naughties The sail that they made last time was a yankee - 31ftX24X14 ft This is significantly bigger than the 27X20X10 that I currently have - though also highcut to me, it seems almost too big. I know that the ...
by JFJ
Thu September 20th, 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 318

gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit

Hi all In the gale yesterday, I had a furler mis-fire, which destroyed my Yankee on Iris I may post (in the log) the adventure of recovering it - the boat pulled her mooring and 1/2 ton ground chain for 90 yrds through crowded moorings - so it was a journey! If anyone has a source for a yankee, in t...
by JFJ
Sun October 8th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 26 Keel question
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: GH 26 Keel question

Hi All Just hauled out last weekend, and am pleased to report that GHM was absolutely SPOT ON - I built a grounding strip out of some old (20 year old) 2 inch Iroko, and 'glooped' it to the bottom of the keel with 3 tubes of something called 'PU18 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=se...
by JFJ
Tue May 23rd, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Mooring with a bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Mooring with a bowsprit

Never mind, I popped some Polly pipe over the chain, and will assess...
by JFJ
Mon May 22nd, 2017, 12:07 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Mooring with a bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Mooring with a bowsprit

Hi All Quick (and probably asked before) question. I launched Iris a couple of weeks ago, and been out and about strangford lough a bit. In Stangford, we use swing moorings. recently, most of the winds have been from the south and from there, there is some ;swirling'.... The boat has a fairly long r...
by JFJ
Mon January 2nd, 2017, 7:32 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Samson Post - question/warning
Replies: 8
Views: 3259

Re: Samson Post - question/warning

Fortunately, both the hole in the bowsprit, and the hole through the deck were coated - the bowsprit in rubberised gloop, the deck hole seems to be edged with fiber glass cloth of some kind. As a result, both the ply deck, and the bowsprit showed no sign of softness (thank God!). Hopefully, the new ...
by JFJ
Mon January 2nd, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Samson Post - question/warning
Replies: 8
Views: 3259

Re: Samson Post - question/warning

IMG_20170101_165031.jpg IMG_20170101_165411.jpg IMG_20170101_165418.jpg You can't see it in the pics, but a wooden shim was hammered and sikkaed in between the cheeks and deck rib. A Bronze pin was driven through the sampson post and wedged to the deck rib also (as was in before). forgot to mention...
by JFJ
Mon January 2nd, 2017, 12:05 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Samson Post - question/warning
Replies: 8
Views: 3259

Re: Samson Post - question/warning

Saga continues..... I dug out the old stump of post, including bronze pins (though they got mangled in the process). I cut the old post about 8 inches below the deck, and inspected it for signs of rot. non found there. IMG_20161016_134951.jpg IMG_20161016_135005.jpg OK, so I got a new top of post ma...
by JFJ
Fri October 28th, 2016, 12:29 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 26 Keel question
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

GH 26 Keel question

Hi all Well, a chunk of Sampson post is off for a rebuild/refabrication.... Looking at it, I think I should have built it myself, but never mind... Question for this post, though, and perhaps some eventide's could help here too! I have recently got my hands on 10 planks of , 20 year old Iroko - stra...

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