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Miscellaneous / WB112 Kairos for sale
October 11, 2021, 01:00:30 PM
Hi all
I'm putting WB112 Kairos up for sale.
I bought her last last year and have used her for this season. The chap who had her before me had not used her for at least 6 years. He?d taken everything home, cleaned oiled and varnished it, then dry stored it all.  I just gave her a good clean up and dropped her in the water to give her a try. I?ve had her about 18 months now. Turns out I?m not really a fan of gaff rigs and miss my Pioneer 26.
I had the sails laundered and a UV strip put on them. They are in very good condition.
The rigging is all good, but I would like to fit a better reefing set up. I like single line but I?m loathe to spend the money if I?m going to sell her.
Hull wise she is sound with no water ingress. Despite the years in the compound when I tried the bilge pump she was dry. Better than my last boat! She would benefit from a proper polishing.
Inside she is simple and clean, with very bright cushions.
She has a Tohatsu 5hp 4 stroke engine which is about 12 years old but has not had a lot of hours and does run as sweet as a nut.
She is on a trailer which is in pretty good shape, but it could do with a service. I've only used it in the yard. I?m going to give the brakes a clean-up and grease the bearings.
I was going to spend the time on her but it?s not for me. I?m looking for something bigger again.
I?d be happy with somewhere around ?4,250 or sensible offer. I?d like to get most of my money back, but would like her to go to someone who would enjoy her.
Please give me a shout and I will email you some pictures.
The Rig / Rig Tension
May 10, 2021, 08:20:50 AM
Hi all,
I've finally been able to go to the club and start putting Kairos back together. I've put all the rigging up in the air to try and see what's what. I'm not used to gaff rigs as I've only ever sailed Bermudan types, so please excuse any daft questions.
How tight should the forestay and shrouds be please? I'm guessing not like a bowstring but how mine are quite loose. Before I start winding up the bottle screws is there a rough guide please? Also, any pictures as to how the rig should be set up would be appreciated. Topping lift, reefing etc.
Thank you
The Rig / Tabernacle treatment
October 09, 2020, 05:49:32 AM
Morning all.
My tabernacle was not much use. Fortunately my brother in law is a chippy and has made me a shiny new one out of teak. What is the best way to look after it please? Varnish, drench it in teak oil, Woodskin? Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you
The Hull / Woodwork
September 22, 2020, 08:30:49 AM
Hi all.
I've just bought Kairos, WB112, and I'm well chuffed. She needs a lot of love having been sat in a compound for a few years. My first question, and I'm sorry if it's been asked before, but what do you treat your rubbing strips, grab handles etc with? Varnish, oil, coca cola? The wood is sound, just covered in filling varnish which I am rubbing back.
Stand by for more questions 😃
Thank you