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by JFJ
Sun October 8th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 26 Keel question
Replies: 3
Views: 497

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: 322

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: 322

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: 1303

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: 1303

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: 1303

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: 3
Views: 497

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...
by JFJ
Fri October 21st, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Samson Post - question/warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Samson Post - question/warning

Thanks very much Mark. I have chopped out the top of the post so far - the stump was rotten for about an inch into the break. I had to cut the pin under the deck - as you said, it was driven in under tension. the deck seams sound - the sampson post went through the bowsprit base. There was a piece a...
by JFJ
Mon September 26th, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Samson Post - question/warning
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Samson Post - question/warning

Hi All During the storms over they weekend in Northern Ireland, Iris (26ft, Golden Hind) was cast onto the beech. The coast by her moorings is mostly shingle and rock - though the rocks can be up to some 4-5 feet across. Of course she hit a few of these, and lost some fibreglass underneath, which I ...
by JFJ
Mon September 12th, 2016, 10:31 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: GH 26 Yankee
Replies: 0
Views: 472

GH 26 Yankee

Hi all New member, John Jennings here - (very) proud owner of a GH 26 (number 9) Iris of Glenarm. Its near the end of the season (for the Northerners anyway), and I was wondering I could ask, if anyone has a GH 26 (or probably an eventide around the same size) with a cutter rig, if I could trouble y...

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