Heligan (sail number 95) is now for sale at £6000 ono. She comes with a roller coaster trailer, Yamaha 4hp outboard, seago inflateable and an extensive inventory. The boat is currently at her mooring in Cookham however in the coming weeks she will come home to Penn Street Village near Amersham in Bucks for viewing. Any interested purchaser can contact me on my email address email@example.com
Hi All, Come the autumn I shall be advertising 'Heligan' for sale in the boating press and the forum sales page. She will come with a Hallmark RC trailer that has new avonride suspension/hubs/brakes and sealed bearings and a comprehensive inventory which includes Yamaha 4hp outboard/ 3.2 gal fuel tank, tender, sprayhood, tent, boat cover, nav lights/battery/solar charger, origo cooker, navtex, dometic portable toilet, anchor/chain ropes etc etc. In the meantime if anyone would like more information or knows of someone who is seeking a WB then please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org Heligan is on her mooring - River Thames at Cookam Dean.
If anyone is still mystified as to which 'string' does what on a gaff rig or wishes to tweak their boat for better performance then look no further than an interesting article in the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner. Based on the Shrimper it fully explains the high-peak gaff rig and tips for shaping the mainsail.
Over the last few weeks I have been doing all those spring jobs getting Heligan ready for her new mooring on the River Thames at Cookham. The bilge boards were again sticking in the up position and on close examination found the iron sections to be badly rusted. Apart from the usual pitting the iron had blisters from the rust underneath the anti-fouling resulting in the plates having a wider width to the hulls casement. I decided to use an angle grinder with metal cutting disc to clean the iron back to bare metal and after applying new paintwork etc the plates drop perfectly everytime. Great care is required when doing this job with the boat still on her trailer. The revs on an angle grinder are considerable and the grinder tends to fly off if you do not keep a steady hand - possible damage - cutting through the rope or taking a slice of GRP out of the hull.