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by Bethem
Wed December 23rd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi Cris,

How did your Senior sail with the centre keel? Looks like a good set up for sailing on the Norfolk Broads!

Cheers Mat
by Bethem
Wed December 23rd, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi Keith I think the shallow bilge runners are a good idea, I’d thought about doing something similar on Bethem. Another idea was the addition of a skeg, although this would move the ce further aft as well. What I noticed when using the outboard was the boat did not track well if the centreplate is ...
by Bethem
Wed December 9th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Owner in Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Senior Owner in Canada

Hi, good to hear from another Senior owner. I purchased a set of plans in the 1980s and my sail number is 1556. There is a section on the builders page about my Senior Bethem and an article in Watercraft Magazine appeared in the September/October 2020 edition. This is the second Senior I’ve owned, t...
by Bethem
Thu November 5th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: CD of plans
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: CD of plans

Hi Tarka,
You can get the CD from this site.
Best book in my opinion is ‘Building Chine Boat’ by Michael Verney. It was published by YM and deals specifically with the YM designs. There is lots of useful information on the Eventide.
Cheers
Mat
by Bethem
Thu November 5th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Tarka
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Tarka

Hi Tarka, I know of the Eventide Merida which is around four miles away from where I live. Unfortunately I have a thirty foot Broads yacht I’m currently restoring and recently finished a Senior which is now back home being tweaked! If you let me know your timber requirements I’ll ask around! Cheers ...
by Bethem
Thu November 5th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Tarka
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Tarka

Hi Tara, Good to see you are saving this Eventide, I did contemplate looking at her some time ago as, living in Norfolk, it’s about 45 mins drive to Wells, even sent an email to the owner but no reply. My advice would be to carry on airing the boat, remove all the bunk tops and locker lids etc and g...
by Bethem
Wed November 4th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Senior Centre plate advice

Hi Keith, The sheave I used was a bronze ball bearing one which came out of an old wooden block kicking around amongst my boating junk! The strop I made from stainless wire with eyes each end (a friend lent me his crimping tool) and a stainless shackle attaches it to the centreplate lug. Even with t...
by Bethem
Tue November 3rd, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Senior Centre plate advice

Hi Keith, Just to let you know, I made my centreboard case from 12mm elite ply with mahogany inserts. The logs along the bottom were made from 75mm x 30mm mahogany, epoxied to the sides. Before finally fitting I routed a channel on the underside so when it was bedded down on the hog with Sikaflex it...
by Bethem
Sun November 1st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Senior Centre plate advice

Hi Keith, When my Senior was lifted out I left the centreplate down to check it before hoisting back into its case, there is not a huge amount on show when down so I’ve abandoned the idea of adding ply to the sides and profiling. The rudder, on the other hand, I made the blade from a one inch thick ...
by Bethem
Sat October 31st, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Looking good Keith, if there is anything else you need please let me know.
Cheers Mat
by Bethem
Fri October 30th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Roller-boom reefing opinions
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Re: Roller-boom reefing opinions

Hi Matt, Personally I’d go for the slab reefing option. Most of the roller systems I’ve had in the past never seem to roll particularly well and trying to get the main flat never really worked, the leech ended up being too long and flapped about. It also meant going up to the mast to operated the ro...
by Bethem
Fri October 30th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Halyard slider, gaff pulley
Halyard slide
Halyard slide
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Gaff pulley
Gaff pulley
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by Bethem
Fri October 30th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi Keith,
Two rows of reef points, first row 24 inches above boom, second set 24 inches above first set.
Halyard pulley on gaff 57.5 inches from throat.
Photos to follow.
Your Senior is looking good, please keep us updated on progress.
Cheers Mat
by Bethem
Thu October 29th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi Keith, Thank you for your comments regarding the Watercraft magazine article. The complete Gunter rig came off a Senior which was being broken up, and all the spars are as per the plans. The only slight discrepancy I could see is the position of the pulley on the gaff, mine is positioned 58 inche...
by Bethem
Mon October 26th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi, I’m Mat Gravener your YM Senior rep. I have just finished the season using my newly built Senior and have had some great sailing on the Norfolk Broads. There is a section on the restorers and builders page and a six page article has been published in the November/December issue of Watercraft Mag...