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Miscellaneous / New Year's greeting from Eric
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:59:49 AM »
Julian Swindell
Username: Julian_swindell

Registered: 03-2007
   
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 07:48 pm:      
Wishing all you Winkle Brig owners a happy 2014 -safe sailing to all .

Regards Eric

WINKLE BRIG'S FOREVER !

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Miscellaneous / Re: What are we all doing?
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:59:14 AM »
Martin_cartwright
Username: Martin_cartwright

Registered: 04-2008
   
Posted on Friday, December 06, 2013 - 04:04 pm:      
This Christmas holiday I plan to fit two small cockpit lockers at the bottom of the quarter berths (accessed through the sides of the cockpit),as I find the two aft lockers are not big enough for all the clobber I need to have to hand, and I never get to the bottom of the quarter berths from inside anyway!

I am also treating myself to a lugsail mizzen to match the lugsail main I sailed with this year. It will be bigger than my gaff mizzen to help with the lee helm which the lugsail main conversion brought about. I will post photos of both when I am happy I have been successful with them.

Happy Christmas to all!

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Miscellaneous / Re: What are we all doing?
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:58:53 AM »

Mike_seller
Username: Mike_seller

Registered: 06-2012
   
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2013 - 09:43 pm:      
Hi Nick,

I have recently done some work on my Hallmark Roller Coaster trailer replacing the original suspension/wheel/hub/ drum/brake units with a kit from Knott - Avonride which included stainless steel sealed bearings. The kit bolted straight onto the trailer without any need for modifications. The downside was that I had to buy new 12" wheel rims. I've also fitted new stainless steel Bowden cables to the brakes.
Next job is to clean up a badly weathered mast and re-varnish - probably a job for the spring.

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Miscellaneous / What are we all doing?
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:58:41 AM »

Nick Baker
Username: Nick_baker

Registered: 03-2007
   
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 08:33 pm:      
Anything interesting? Modifications ? New sails? Wondering what to do about the delamination on the hatch cover ? New brakes and suspension for the trailer? Wear on the rudder pintles?
I could go on but as usual it will be back in the water next year !
Nick baker WB 9

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Miscellaneous / Winkle Brig river launch discovery
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:58:10 AM »
Mike_seller
Username: Mike_seller

Registered: 06-2012
   
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 09:11 pm:      
I'm looking to keep "Heligan" on the River Thames from next year - exploring the estuary as well as the upper reaches along with some sailing close to home. In my search for a mooring I stumbled across Woottens Boatyard at Cookham Dean which has been in the family since 1908. This stretch of the river between Cookham and Marlow has excellent sailing for over 2 miles between locks and bridges.
On meeting the owner Guy Wootten I told him that I was looking for mooring and that the boat was a Winkle Brig which no doubt he had never heard of. With a wry smile Guy pointed to an upturned hull in the corner of the yard and said "That's a Winkle Brig hull". He then took me into one of the sheds and showed me another Winkle Brig fitted out as a river launch with plenty of wood and gleaming varnish. I have yet to speak in detail with Guy about this discovery but he did say the hull plans came from Eric (EB).
Woottens is a real gem in this day and age - a traditional yard with plenty of history. They built the "Sopranino" an 18 foot yacht which sailed the Atlantic in 1951 - at the time the smallest boat to do so. Today they are renovating "Judith R" a motor yacht built in 1935 owned by Barney Balaban of Paramount Pictures which he used to commute from home in Connecticut to his office on Manhattan Island.
Pleased to say that I have a mooring at Woottens and will share more about these WB hulls as I get to know the owners and yard better. For more info on the above projects check out www.woottensboatyard.org

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:57:43 AM »
Martin_cartwright
Username: Martin_cartwright

Registered: 04-2008
   
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 08:41 am:      
Many thanks David.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:57:31 AM »

David_owens
Username: David_owens

Registered: 04-2010
   
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:42 pm:      
A book like this is long overdue, but it was worth waiting for. Clear, concise and comprehensive, it it the Winklebrigger's chief accessory, written by one of the grandees of Winklebrig sailing, and in consultation with others. It is an excellent blend of Martin Cartwright's innovations with his unassuming rationales, as well as solid advice for the standard Winklebrig. Intriguingly each book is printed to order - gives a great feeling of one's personal copy This book is going to considerably enhance my enjoyment of Eric and Ali Bergqvist's timeless design.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:57:19 AM »
Martin_cartwright
Username: Martin_cartwright

Registered: 04-2008
   
Posted on Friday, May 03, 2013 - 08:59 am:      
Thanks Barend. I am pleased you like the book.
I am aware that the paragraph on electric propulsion is far too short, and as I feel that that the future of all outboard engines lies in electric propulsion - although perhaps not in my lifetime!, I would be very pleased to have your input, (as the leading Winkle Brig exponent of electric propulsion), to incorporate into future editions of the book.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:57:03 AM »
Barend Nieuwendijk
Username: Barend_nieuwendijk

Registered: 08-2008
   
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 08:32 pm:      
Hello Martin,
Today I received the Winkle Brig book. It is a lovely book! Thanks for writing it.
If I manage to find some time, I will send some more details about my electric propulsion. Maybe someday it can be included in an update of the chapter 'the engine'.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:50 AM »
Martin_cartwright
Username: Martin_cartwright

Registered: 04-2008
   
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 06:51 pm:      
Many thanks Tim.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:37 AM »

Tim Willey
Username: Tim_willey

Registered: 03-2012
   
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm:      
Great little book, very readable, with clear commentary on technique, sailing characteristics and 'do-able' modifications. Even includes useful insights (if you pardon the expression) into the Porta Potti. Many thanks Martin.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:24 AM »
Martin_cartwright
Username: Martin_cartwright

Registered: 04-2008
   
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 - 06:00 am:      
Many thanks David.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:13 AM »
David_bone
Username: David_bone

Registered: 07-2012
   
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 09:43 pm:      
Excellent little book Martin.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:01 AM »
Martin_cartwright
Username: Martin_cartwright

Registered: 04-2008
   
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 06:00 pm:      
Many thanks Mike,for your kind words and feedback on the ordering process.
As the whole process is entirely out of my hands, it is a great relief that it actually works - and quite quickly!
I hope you enjoy the book, my only disappointment was that I couldn't reproduce the photos in colour.I tried, but the end result was too expensive.

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Miscellaneous / Re: The Winkle Brig Book
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:55:46 AM »
Mike_seller
Username: Mike_seller

Registered: 06-2012
   
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:32 am:      
Hi Martin,

My copy of your book arrived this morning taking only a couple of days from placing my order. My first impression is that you have produced a fantastic "Bible" to the Winkle Brig and I know from just flicking through the pages that I am going to enjoy the read.
Can I also say that when you consider/compare the cost of a pint these days the book's retail price is unbelievable value for all the hard work done.

Many thanks,

Mike.

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