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The Hull / Re: Bobstay eye
« Last post by RollyDrifter on September 12, 2019, 09:44:19 PM »
Many Thanks ,
Will measure carefully and see how it looks
The Hull / Re: Bobstay eye
« Last post by dave_cawston on September 11, 2019, 06:37:38 PM »
I have, like Martin, replaced the original with a beefier version and the inside nut on Markie is also above the plywood.
The Hull / Re: Bobstay eye
« Last post by Martin on September 09, 2019, 08:04:07 AM »
Hi Rolly.

As the eye-bolt is extremely critical when launching, recovering and towing I replaced mine with a larger one to be on the safe side. There is a fair amount of 'meat' in the fibreglass on the stem so I didn't think it was necessary to add a backing plate as I had done on a previous boat.

I am a bit surprised the nut is below the 'inner moulding' on your boat as it wasn't on mine, although it can't be very far below the plywood floor (which rests on foam), so it would be a relatively easy job to dig a small hole and find it. A bit messy but not risky!

Good luck!
The Hull / Bobstay eye
« Last post by RollyDrifter on September 07, 2019, 10:08:11 PM »
My WB bobstay eye is a single “eye-bolt” type , rather than a U-bolt type that I have also seen .
It turns , rotates, did seem to tighten to a stop , now seems to not ...

Overall, seems lightweight an therefore concerning.

Seems to be below the level of the inner moulding and not visible from inside, which isn’t ideal... I guess, to replace with something stronger means cutting through the inner moulding .... which sounds messy and full of risk...

Ideas, thoughts and experiences welcome .

The Hull / Re: Higher Cabin Roof
« Last post by RollyDrifter on August 16, 2019, 07:15:44 AM »
The Hull / Re: Higher Cabin Roof
« Last post by dave_cawston on August 15, 2019, 10:40:13 PM »
The first mention of the MK11 on a list Eric sent me is WB65, ordered January 92 and completed July 92
The Hull / Higher Cabin Roof
« Last post by RollyDrifter on August 13, 2019, 04:54:35 PM »
Does anyone know what year and sail number the change to the higher cabin roof was made?
Miscellaneous / WB for sale
« Last post by Ken on August 03, 2019, 08:41:57 PM »
103 The Nutmeg is looking for a new owner here :
Plenty of pics for the gallery if wanted.
The Hull / Re: Water below cabin floor
« Last post by RollyDrifter on August 02, 2019, 05:37:52 AM »
Many Thanks,
I did and you’re right it did work , although wasn’t quick, it took about 2 weeks to find its way through... all well in the end .
Miscellaneous / Cockpit Cover
« Last post by Rick on July 30, 2019, 06:37:25 AM »
Could any body help me please with suggestions as to if or where I could get a off the shelf cockpit cover for Coomb?.It is needed quite urgently!.Many thanks John Green.
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