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Miscellaneous / Winkle Brig for sale
April 14, 2021, 12:34:43 PM
Winkle Brig 25 "Rogue" is now for sale.

This boat is in good condition, having been stored undercover and not used much for many years (although I've had plenty of use out of it in the four years I've owned it).
There are plenty of photos in the WBOA website gallery.

  • Original (I think) Hallmark trailer designed for the Winkle Brig. Recently renewed tyres, tow hitch, brakes, bearings. Float 'Em poles. Spare wheel.
  • 5 hp Yamaha outboard, serviced winter 2019/2020. Large removable fuel tank.
  • Mast and spars re-varnished summer 2020.
  • Topsail, ready to hoist (looks great up there)
  • Roller furling jib
  • Running rigging replaced with modern good quality multiplat cordage in last few years
  • Anchor and 35m chain + multiplat line
  • Fenders & mooring lines. Boat hook, Moorfast buoy ring catcher.
  • Porta-potti toilet
  • Mast-down winter cover (starting to show its age now)

When not sailing, this boat is stored (mast up in the summer months) in a boatyard near Plymouth.

£6900 ono
I'm sure I've seen a thread about this topic on the forum somewhere but annoyingly can't now find it. So I'm starting a new one.

WB25 is nearing her first (for me) launch so I'm practising whilst waiting for the September holiday on the Norfolk Broads to roll around. The first time I got the mast up, it took four of us, all cursing and swearing. The mast is the original heavy old lump of solid wood. I was rather disheartened because I'll be doing all my sailing single-handed. There had to be a better way. Thinking cap on; computer on.

Here is a video of my new method

I'm rather pleased with it. I don't claim any originality (we stand on the shoulders of giants) but I do want other newbies to know that it's easy when you know how.
Previous contributors were so useful in making my first tow a success that I thought I'd "pay it forward" by setting down the lessons I learnt from the experience.

There's probably going to be too much for one post so I'll split it over several.
I've just bought WB25 and, once the trailer is refurbished in a week or so, will be towing it home to the Midlands from Chichester. That's a longish tow for a first effort and I want to get it right.

The boat doesn't come with an owner's manual and so I'm a little uncertain about how to support the mast and spars. There's only a short boom crutch (no gallows, unfortunately). Presumably the fat end of the mast rests in the tabernacle and the thin end goes on the boom crutch. Lash it down and hope for the best. Lash the other spars to the mast.

The boom crutch doesn't look particularly substantial though...

Am I about to make some ghastly mistake?