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by Fiddler's Green
Sat February 28th, 2015, 12:30 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior
Replies: 8
Views: 7196

Re: Ballast for Centreboard Senior

Years ago I repaired a 14ft heavy clinker dinghy for a friend. His wooden centre board had a row of 3" round lead weights fixed into it along the lower forward edge. cannot recall how they were fixed, they almost appeared to be jammed in, maybe glued. As the board was 3/4 thick these were not t...
by Fiddler's Green
Sun February 8th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior
Replies: 8
Views: 7196

Re: Ballast for Centreboard Senior

Hi Martin, I can see that the centre plate could be used to control weather helm, to an extent, by not lowering it a lot, just enough for it to be out of the slot. That would increase lateral resistance aft. As you lower it further its centre of resistance moves forward, thus would increase weather ...
by Fiddler's Green
Sun February 8th, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm
Replies: 5
Views: 5456

Re: Ballast for Centreboard Senior and weather helm

Hi Martin, I can see that the centre plate could be used to control weather helm, to an extent, by not lowering it a lot, just enough for it to be out of the slot. That would increase lateral resistance aft. As you lower it further its centre of resistance moves forward, thus would increase weather ...
by Fiddler's Green
Sat November 3rd, 2012, 10:52 pm
Forum: Items or boats for sale
Topic: Plans for Waterwitch in steel £10
Replies: 2
Views: 4219

Re: Plans for Waterwitch in steel £10

hello Peter, as you may realise we now give away sets of these drawings for £5.00 on CD, but as it does cost a few pounds to get the paper copies printed I think I could offer you the £10.00 and simply offer them for sale on the main site's For Sale page, or if you wished, could advertise thenm on t...
by Fiddler's Green
Tue May 1st, 2012, 10:14 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Any help with info on a steel Waterwitch
Replies: 1
Views: 3921

Re: Any help with info on a steel Waterwitch

Hello Alistair,

Will be posting a picture on the WW gallery pages shortly, good luck trying to find out more.

Name of boat, a sail number, former owners names or hints of former boat names etc will help.

Regards,
John
Eventiders
by Fiddler's Green
Sun February 26th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: Items or boats for sale
Topic: wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 4915

Re: wanted

Hello Dan, if you would like an advert on the main site, simply send a few pictures and text and I will do the rest! No fee, but a small donation to the EOG, on sale appreciated. There are a few Roach class boats about but we have scant info on them, I'm guessing they were all built at a boat yard o...
by Fiddler's Green
Tue February 21st, 2012, 1:26 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: How to keep bilges dry
Replies: 1
Views: 4152

Re: How to keep bilges dry

Hello Claytos, The standard Eventide is designed with the cockpit floor too low to self drain, so either you have to allow water to drain into the bilge and that means the whole boat, (would be dangerous to seal off the rear end and just let the back end fill, she could alter trim and fill....) Or y...
by Fiddler's Green
Thu February 16th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: Items or boats for sale
Topic: Eventide 24 - Tamarisk *URGENT*
Replies: 9
Views: 10502

Re: Eventide 24 - Tamarisk *URGENT*

We have not heard anything positive here, maybe the original seller has some idea?

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Sat February 11th, 2012, 8:53 am
Forum: The Designs
Topic: How heavy?
Replies: 2
Views: 4618

Re: How heavy?

Well done James!

John
by Fiddler's Green
Sat February 11th, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: The Designs
Topic: MG MEDUSA
Replies: 1
Views: 4844

Re: MG MEDUSA

Hello There Stuart. Good to see this on the Forum, we are trying to attract owners here so they can speak to one another! We have so little on the Medusa, do you think it would be possible to mail these pictures directly to us at enquiries@eventides.org.uk so we can also place them on the gallery fo...
by Fiddler's Green
Thu February 2nd, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Solid fuel stoves
Replies: 5
Views: 7707

Re: Solid fuel stoves

Hi Tim, I have asked on the main site to see if I can tempt an answer out of anyone....

Sadly not been shipmates with one so cannot answer.

With the temperature down to minus 2 tonight I can see the attraction if you were staying aboard!

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Sat January 21st, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Waterwitch
Replies: 5
Views: 6723

Re: Waterwitch

Hi Michael, Under stand what you mean now! I altered the Ballast on my Eventide 24, many, many years ago. It increased the draft by 4 inches by adding 500lb to the keel! Add to that I deepened the keel in line with later drawings by 4 inches and from that day on, she sailed! There were a lot of Even...
by Fiddler's Green
Fri January 20th, 2012, 7:31 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Plastimo 608T spar
Replies: 2
Views: 4866

Re: Plastimo 608T spar

Just browsing and seen your post. by now you will have sorted it no doubt.... I have had luck with items like this by contacting riggers and mast suppliers, who often have bits of old gear saved 'just in case'.

This is just for others who may have similar problems..

Regards,
john
by Fiddler's Green
Fri January 20th, 2012, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 'TISZA'. Ferro-cement Good Hope. Any news ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4542

Re: 'TISZA'. Ferro-cement Good Hope. Any news ?

We have posted a bit on the Gallery as well but no news as yet.

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Fri January 20th, 2012, 7:24 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Boat name register
Replies: 1
Views: 3876

Re: Boat name register

Just found your post... sorry we have had problems... I would say it is great to be unique, but if you like the name, no rules or laws say you cannot have it. The only exception would be if you wanted Lloyds Full Registration, then it might have the be II or V or the like! I know there are a few 'Fi...

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