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eventide 24

Postby southdown » Wed September 9th, 2009, 8:00 pm

Hi
I have just seen a very sad eventide 24,the hull is GRP and all her deck and interior are passed renovation,the engine is shot and she is full of water.
The up side,she could be very cheep the hull is sound there is a alloy mast and boom and some rigging there is a shaft and prop, skin fittings and bits and bobs, she is ashore I have been offered workshop facilities.So we are looking at a rebuild for the interior, deck and rigging.
Previously I have refurbished a 27 foot x racing yacht although this was mainly cosmetic it took six months, I am in no doubt that this is going to take quite some time, my question is will it be worth doing and do they sail well.
Kind regards Phil Russell YJA

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Re: eventide 24

Postby chris s » Thu September 10th, 2009, 10:35 am

Hi Phil, Yes it will be very well worth doing, so please go for it,
If you need any help or information on how to go about working with Glassfibre please do not hesitate to contact me :D You can E -mail me, or I can even be found on Skype!

btw, The book This Old Boat by Don Casey will also be a great help & well worth the purchase price, I have a copy of the revised 2nd edition, I find it very comprehensive and detailed, it will take all of the guesswork out of unfamilier materials, methods etc.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search/ref=p ... ex=blended

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Re: eventide 24

Postby Eventide Owners Group » Thu February 18th, 2010, 7:51 pm

Hi phil, a GRP Eventide 24?!?!?

this is a rare one, hope you salvaged it. I have just been to see a 26 ft GRP version with the database manager, he is now the new owner !!

We have heard of several GRP versions over the years, I heard of a 24ft version built by laminating GRP panels and glueing them together on a mould just like building a ply Eventide. I have never traced that boat.. The GRP E 26 is one of two built from a proper mould, the owner sold the second boat and sadly the mould was destroyed. But is its only in the last year that we have found just one of these two boats, 'Glasstide'.

Where is your boat and could she be GRP panels? Or is she in fact the other 26ft version????

A bare hull is a lot of the work in the boat building game, but only a 20th of the expense, so unless you can salvage a rotting Eventide 24 as a donor, it will be an expensive game. But find a rotten hulled 24 with good gear and you are well on the way, keep watching our 'for Sale' pages, they do come up...

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Re: eventide 24

Postby sirclippliers » Wed January 26th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Hi, I am the new owner of an E24 called Redwing, don't know if anyone else knows it (besides EOG). I eventually got chance to get aboard her yesterday and was quite disappointed and excited at the same time. She is in a very tired looking state, all flaky and patchy paint, rusty steel work and some crumbly wood. Sails are in ragg order, literally, and she has a good few gallons of water swimming around her bilges. I did notice though that a few of the pics on here show the Eventide with a small step in the deck just at the back of the coach house and I'm certain mine doesn't, and the stepped version has round portholes in the side whereas mine hasn't. Is this other one maybe an E26?
I think in the long run I might bring Redwing ashore and tidy her up as best I can, replace what needs replacing (within my very small budget) and resell her as a project. Shame as she is a nice looking vessel.

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Re: eventide 24

Postby Fiddler's Green » Wed January 26th, 2011, 3:09 pm

Hello there, sorry you did not leave a name....

The Redwing on the Gallery could be a 26, it is difficult to tell, I suspect it is a 24. The only one I know of is a 24ft version that is ply and used to be owned by Mr. George Norridge.

Not all Eventides had portholes, indeed many did not, and apart from the general hull shape and keel configuration, owners tended to do what ever they wished with interiors, cabin tops or more or less anything.

The step in the sheerline was on the original drawing and drawn in just ahead of the back end of the main cabin. However lots of builders, myself included, brought that back to the main bulkhead at the back of the cabin as it is stronger and there is not such a water trap. The boat in the picture, wisely has cockpit coamings of similar height to stop water getting aboard when hard heeled!

The Redwing on the site had a non working outboard when it was last up for sale.

If you have the sails a sail number on them might give us more clue or mail some pictures to us at 'enquiries@eventides.org.uk'

That gets to us direct. hope to hear from you.

Good luck with the project, hope you get to sail her not just pass her on. Sailing a boat you have refurbished or built is a real buzz.

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Re: eventide 24

Postby sirclippliers » Wed January 26th, 2011, 5:45 pm

Hi and thanks John, I'm Dave by the way. I am just looking through an email I received when I registered with yourselves and you have her sail number as 316 and yes owned by George N in about 2005. Previous owner came up as George T? in Bristol 1980. I really would like to keep her and get her sailing again, but currently unemployed so don't know how long I can keep her. I also own another boat which is fully usable but the mooring where she is is quite a bit more than I pay for Redwing for the year. Did you say there are photos in the gallery of Redwing?

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Re: eventide 24

Postby sirclippliers » Wed January 26th, 2011, 5:55 pm

Ah found them. Yes that is the Redwing I now own and she is still looking pretty much the same though slightly worse. I dont think she has been touched since those photos were taken. The crap paint job inside is still exactly the same. I wonder if there is any way of contacting the previous previous owner to swap stories and maybe get some inspiration to take it all the way. I think the last owner just bought it as a project, took one look and got rid.

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Re: eventide 24

Postby Fiddler's Green » Wed January 26th, 2011, 5:57 pm

Hi Dave,

Yes there is a 'Redwing' on the Gallery, she has no 'break in the sheer' as we call it, at the normal place and quite a different cabin shape especially forward.

Difficult to say what length she is. I think a former owner sent the pics in when he was selling her.

I can imagine you are going through with 2 boats and no work, very hard to justify anything that is going to cost tuppence!

I take it Redwing is ply...? Wil be difficult to stop her rotting away before your eyes if there are crumbling bit in there already. Needs to be dragged somewhere dry and all the bad bits cut out and replaced or it will soon become a total loss.

Did it have an outboard as main power? I bet it is the same boat.

Very best of luck with her.
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Re: eventide 24

Postby sirclippliers » Thu January 27th, 2011, 12:39 pm

She is ply and yes her only power is an outboard, which is inoperative at the mo. Its a 30 hp Yamaha and I am trying to find an operators handbook to see if there is anything that is stopping it running, like a safety clip or something. I think the hull is quite sound, or at least its not about to cave in immanently, but a lot of the edges to the coaming are exposed and old wood looking. I desperately want to get back there now and start some restoration, so much so I couldn't sleep last night and had some alcohol and now I'm hung over. Such as life.


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