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by JFJ
Tue February 16th, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: YM senior - hull painting and others
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: YM senior - hull painting and others

Hi there, good luck with your boat! I dont have experience with wooden hulls, but Iris (a golden Hind 26) has ply top-sides, and I do have some experience with glassing these for repairs. You can make fibreglass tape practically invisible for a repair - it flexes really well round curves. one thing ...
by JFJ
Thu January 14th, 2021, 1:56 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Anodes - gh26
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: Anodes - gh26

Well, I got my hands on a copy of 'boat owner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual' by Calder. Seems I went overboard on the cables - only need AWG 8. so important because the wire I have is expensive stuff and would be better off with other projects - pain to re-crimp too! As to the bilgteplate anode...
by JFJ
Tue January 12th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Anodes - gh26
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Anodes - gh26

Hi all I had the steel keels of Iris shot blasted, and refinished in 3 coats of 'Jutonmastic 90' - an epoxy 2 pack marine primer. Looks a great job - havent antifouled yet. The previous zinc anodes did a great job on these wings - there were 2 bolted through each, with the metal cleaned in direct co...
by JFJ
Fri October 23rd, 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Iris Refit
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Iris Refit

OK With the Covid nonsense and lockdowns, the season wasnt as good as it could have been... though I did launch as soon as the RYA advised (Rear commodore Sailing this year - cant be seen launching when the club was officially closed) Solo sailed down the Irish coast from Killeagh (in Strangforde Lo...
by JFJ
Fri October 23rd, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Spreaders....
Replies: 2
Views: 4344

Re: Spreaders....

Cheers John - appreciated. Mast is coming off this week. See the general board for the Iris Refit...
by JFJ
Thu August 27th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Spreaders....
Replies: 2
Views: 4344

Spreaders....

Hi guys OK I have Golden Hind 26 (very similar to an Eventide). This year I started using some of the other sails that came with the boat. There are 2 Genoas (instead of the Yankee). One is about 110%, and one Monster of about 130.... I have to take Genoa in a bit to tack round the baby stay - but t...
by JFJ
Sat August 31st, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Wooden Whisker pole
Replies: 0
Views: 13283

Wooden Whisker pole

Hi all OK my GH 26 "Iris" is coming along nicely. I replaced the jib with one from Arun/Rockall. I got it there because the original sail was made there - however, It is not the best - they had no record of the original, and it was not the angles I asked for... However, they acknowleged the mistake,...
by JFJ
Sat November 17th, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH31 bad leak: quarter berth, from cockpit...somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 18541

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: 16255

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: 16255

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: 3
Views: 9406

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: 18541

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: 18541

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: 3
Views: 9406

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: 3
Views: 9406

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...