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Sailing / Re: The WB 120 on the Ijsselmeer
« Last post by Barend Nieuwendijk on July 24, 2021, 08:43:37 PM »
Hi Gerold,

Nice pictures. I am jealous about your trip. Did you catch any fish?

greetings,
Barend
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Sailing / Re: The WB 120 on the Ijsselmeer
« Last post by John Burton on July 24, 2021, 01:18:48 PM »
Great photos Gerold and interesting to notice small differences in rigging and fittings between different Winkle Brigs.
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Sailing / Impressions
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on July 23, 2021, 11:07:22 AM »
Hi you,

some impressions of our journey at the Northsea.

Only one comment - great!

Kind regards

Gerold
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The Rig / Re: Rig Tension
« Last post by Rick on July 10, 2021, 06:57:37 AM »
Going back to the rig tension question, the "Old Gaffer" way of doing rigs is to make it look tight, but feel slack!
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Miscellaneous / Re: Winkle Brig for sale
« Last post by rosswaddams on July 09, 2021, 04:07:47 PM »
"Rogue" has now been sold. Thank you to those members who showed an interest in her.
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Miscellaneous / WB1 for sale £5000
« Last post by jimhr6 on July 05, 2021, 01:51:04 PM »
The first numbered Winkle Brig in great condition and ready to sail. After 3 years stranded in Liverpool, we took her for a recommissioning voyage on the Norfolk Broads last month. Everything from the trailer up worked perfectly. The Yamaha 4hp outboard started on the second pull. The drop keels moved freely and easily.  Sails are in good condition as is the standing and running rigging.

"Winkle One" is fully equipped with:
   - Original purpose-built trailer with recently renewed uprated suspension units with new brakes, hubs, wheels and tyres. Uprated load capacity as recommended elsewhere in this forum. renewed rollers and winch.
   - Inflatable tender (believed to be sound but not tested this year) with pump
   - Ample fenders, mooring lines, boat hook.
   - Deck mounted anchor, chain and warp.
   - Cockpit tent.
   - VHF.
   - Echo sounder.
   - Bilge pump
   - Porta Potti sized to stow away behind the cabin access steps.
   - Original two burner gas hob.
   - New 12volt battery.

Newly re-varnished.

Pictures on request from jimhr6@gmail.com and available to view in South Liverpool.

Jim Davies
07801 978292
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The Rig / Re: Rig Tension
« Last post by robin on June 24, 2021, 06:08:03 AM »
Hi Gerold-your new aluminium bilge plates look fantastic and I would be very interested to hear how they perform under sail.The reason I have added an inner forestay plus 2nd pair of shrouds is that all of my sailing is on the sea in fairly open water and mainly on my own, so do not like the idea of the mast coming down on my head! As to rig design-do like the look of 'Titsou' sailing at Rochelle with battened mainsail and two foresails.Happy sailing,regards,Robin.
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Miscellaneous / oars
« Last post by wb43 on June 23, 2021, 09:34:13 PM »
Hi,
Im looking to get a set of oars for my wb43. not sure what length to go for so wondering has anyone got them and what size is comfortable. I have the dayboat version if that helps.
thanks
Eoghan
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Sailing / Re: The WB 120 on the Ijsselmeer
« Last post by Pat Arnold on June 20, 2021, 09:25:38 PM »
Greetings WB 120,
It would be lovely to meet up sometime but not in 2021 I fear!  Covid plus “cold as arse” weather!
From WB62!
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Miscellaneous / Sea Jade
« Last post by robin on June 18, 2021, 09:04:20 AM »
Just to say thankyou from a newbie member to the crew of 'Sea Jade' for two new delightful videos taken on Coniston water.Videos of Winklebrigs sailing are fairly few in number and am planning on producing one of my own boat entitled 'all at sea!' regards,Robin.
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