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Repair Yards / Forton Lake Boatyard
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:43:57 PM »
With over 10 years of sailing and maintaining our own Winklebrig, we are now pleased to be able to offer a bespoke renovation service to all Winklebrig owners to keep your pride and joy on the water

Based in Gosport, our highly skilled shipwrights offer a Douglas Fir replacement to the aluminium mast, refurbish or replace bulwarks, gratings and cabin hatches, supply mast hoops and varnish, antifoul, paint or polish your Winklebrig.  We also undertake GRP repairs using eco resins and natural fibre cloths to support the minimal environmental impact of sailing a Winklebrig. We are able to either visit you or for a complete refurbishment transport your boat to our yard.

As we are in an area with an impressive boatbuilding heritage and which is home to both high tech and traditional yacht companies, we are also able to recommend and liaise with many other specialist providers to ensure that your project is successfully completed in time and within budget.

We are always more than happy to talk Winklebrig and look forward to speaking to you about your boat.

Contact details:

Cedar Craft
Forton Lake Boatyard
50 Ferrol Road
PO12 4UG

Mobile: 07758829674

Miscellaneous / The Website
« on: April 03, 2017, 08:27:53 AM »
Please note that the main website ( has been updated to allow easier access by tablet/phone etc.
All the data should be as before (except for the usual updates), and hopefully everything should be straightforward.
However, as ever, if you notice any errors, omissions or you'd like to see anything else, do please let me know.
Thanks, and good sailing for 2017

(Web Admin)

Miscellaneous / WB 114 for sale
« on: April 21, 2015, 10:47:24 PM »
Constantine Falkovich (one of the site visitors from Belarus) reports that he has found adverts for Winkle Brig 114 for sale in Holland.

For details see

For non-Dutch speakers, Google translate works well!

Miscellaneous / WB58 For Sale
« on: February 16, 2015, 08:09:22 AM »
Our much cared-for Winkle Brig Skylark is up for sale. Lovely condition. Complete with 4hp Mariner engine and well maintained Roller Coaster 3 trailer. Includes mooring cover and many extras.

Ready to sail and available immediately. 6500. For further details and photographs please call Dr Tim on: 07980360578 (Norfolk).

Also see photos on main web site.

Miscellaneous / Happy New Year from Eric
« on: January 14, 2015, 07:24:37 AM »
Email received from Eric:

to all you WB owners Happy New Year & safe sailing  in 2015

Miscellaneous / Is it a Winkle Brig???
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:49:22 PM »
One of our readers found this advert - is it a Winkle Brig hull?? It looks like it could be, but does anyone know?

Forum Information / How to join the forum
« on: May 21, 2014, 07:09:04 AM »
Due to pathetic spam attempts by sad numpties, we now have to approve requests to join the forum. Please be patient until this process occurs.

I will reject any membership requests from any "" or non-British email addresses - if you wish to join and fall into those categories, send me a message via the "Contact Us" page on the main site. Sorry to have to mess about like this, but the spammers are becoming a real pain.



Miscellaneous / Solent Area - Launch Sites?
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:18:45 AM »
Hi - I've recently moved house to nearish Southampton and I'm looking for a good launch site, ideally with a yard nearby. Any suggestions?



Forum Information / Adding Photos
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:25:40 PM »
To add an attachment (photo or document etc), click on the "Attachments and other options at the bottom of the message input form, then click on the "Browse" button and select the file you want to attach. For more than 1 attachment, click on the "(more attachments)". You can add up to 4 attachments, but none of them must be larger than 250KB.

To shrink a larger file, you'll need a suitable program - sometimes one comes with email programs (try emailing the picture to yourself and see if it shrinks it), otherwise you'll need a photo handling program. Some of the programs that come with digital cameras can do it, but if not, then try using - it's a free download and works very well. The best download site is - any others are usually a con to get you to pay for the free program!

To use, click on "image", then "resize" and set the width to something like 320 pixels. Save the file and then browse it as above.

And the best of luck! (No actually it works very well!)

The Hull / Boom Gallows
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:12:30 AM »
Are these part of the hull or the rig? Whatever. My WB doesn't have the sliding, permanantly present gallows that later ones have. I have used scissor legs but hate them because they are either hidden, fall out or just get in the way. I've tried various things, but the gallows on Jowettwo (WB75) inspired me to another go. I have just fitted a fixed gallows in the stern, which will require moving the mainsheet fixing inboard a bit. All seems to work on dry land, but the test will be at sea next month.

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