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Sailing / A fantastic Easter weekend
« Last post by christanner on Today at 10:38:27 AM »
Hello all - hope you managed to enjoy the wonderful weather we had and get out on a boat!

Here are a few shots from our weekend here in sunny West Wales.

We had a couple of nights aboard on the Teifi river, sailed with friends in the estuary, and had a couple of trips out to sea. Not much wind, so we didn't get around Cardigan island this time, but it was superb being out nonetheless. The last high tide of the weekend was around midnight last night so we had one last try at an island circumnavigation under the stars ... again just a zephyr of a breeze so not many miles covered, but at least it was good to use the new nav lights and get familiar with the boat in the dark.

The staysail is new; a friend at the club just happened to have a tanbark one the right size which was lucky. I still have to put fairleads in to get the right sheeting angle but it's handy to have; even if only for a little bit of maneuvering power when coming to a mooring or beach under sail.

I learnt that it's important to pull the keels up when coming to and laying on a mooring ... they catch very easily, especially if there's a tide running and the boat swings around a bit.

Does anyone have drying out legs? Or something to keep the boat fairly level when spending the night on board on the sand? We had just enough water to float on the nights we were aboard, but I can imagine the heel being pretty uncomfortable on a flat beach (with 2 and a half people aboard, we can't all sleep on the leeward side!)
Forum Information / Water below cabin floor
« Last post by RollyDrifter on April 22, 2019, 10:09:15 PM »
Hello .

I have spent a happy day cleaning and investigating my Winkle Brig , after sheís been standing for nearly two years . Sheís been on a trailer , listing slightly to port and forward , hoping water would run away from the tabernacle, although covered with polythene too ..

No big surprise, some water has got in , port cabin cushions are wet and the port side trinket lockers in the cabin seats hold water .  Bilge pump (although working) is dry , the intake hise is dry ... . So no water getting back there , even with bow raised .

Thereís definitely water under the cabin floor though , I can hear it as the floor moves under my weight .... I opened one of the small bunged holes (under the porta potti) and thereís a 40mm (or so) hole in the foam, that fills with water ... (bow raised to aid draining to bilges at stern) . Empty that with a sponge and it refills very slowly ...

All seems a bit odd !! Seems like thereís water trapped on top of the foam ?!?! Under the floor ...

Forward end of cabin floor is fine , just aft end ...

Not sure if this is a problem or not really ?!?!? Wouldnít like it to freeze though ...

Hoping someone might have come across this before .

Many Thanks
Miscellaneous / Re: WB 93 ready for the water, a progress report.
« Last post by Pat Arnold on April 19, 2019, 08:32:15 AM »
A barn!  Oh, bliss!
Sailing / Re: Norfolk Broads
« Last post by Pat Arnold on April 19, 2019, 08:31:05 AM »
Hi Paul,  Sorry for un-speedy response.  Let me know if you do want to meet in August (or whenever).
Pat Arnold.
Sailing / Racing!?....Handicap?
« Last post by TimB on April 12, 2019, 10:05:00 PM »
I am getting slowly sorted, still have lots to do on wb98. So far have focussed on hull and interior, some electronics and battery installation and trailer refurb so it works! Due to family bereavement my efforts to change rig to topsail version has stalled...but hope to get back on to it soon.
I have been wondering if wb's have a recognised handicap at all, and under what system? - I have been asked if I am racing at my club and was wondering what peoples experiences had been? I'm aware that my wb is no greyhound -  & fairly sure that I'd spend a lot of time watching other boats head off over the horizon!  ;) ;D
Miscellaneous / Re: WB 93 ready for the water, a progress report.
« Last post by John Burton on April 07, 2019, 01:43:29 AM »
Hello Gerold, I will certainly post some more photos. I canít at the moment as I am abroad, but will when I get back in two weeks. I am extremely fortunate to have a barn large enough to get the boat inside, it makes working on it so much easier and more enjoyable.
Very best wishes, John
Miscellaneous / Re: WB 93 ready for the water, a progress report.
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on April 06, 2019, 03:38:39 PM »
Hello John,

Thank you very much for this report, I enjoyed to read it. Is it possible to add some more photos because my english is not as good as it should be and photos make it easier for me to understand.

Last winter my job didn't gave me a chance to work at my WB, so renewing anti-fouling and repaint all wooden parts will be made at a local shipyard.

I am still looking for a little workshop to rent so I have time and space to go on work at the boot during the winter.

Now it is time to spend the weekends at the water!

Kind regards

Sailing / Re: Norfolk Broads
« Last post by Paul Thomas on April 03, 2019, 01:10:23 PM »
Hi Pat, I don't have any actual dates in mind. Probably some time in early August if I go this year.
Miscellaneous / Re: WB 93 ready for the water, a progress report.
« Last post by christanner on April 02, 2019, 10:36:46 PM »
That's useful, thank you John. Pretty much exactly as I'm planning. Your boat looks in great shape!
Miscellaneous / Re: WB 93 ready for the water, a progress report.
« Last post by John Burton on April 01, 2019, 11:48:50 PM »

Hi, I was very keen not to drill any more holes in the mast. My mast had, at the very top, an eye either side for a small pulley block, I used these for the lazy jack. Just beneath was an eyebolt for the peak halyard. Then further down another eyebolt running fore and aft which Iíve used for the throat halyard and the jib halyard. Now just beneath this was another eyebolt running transversely, I put an eye nut on the other end and have used these for the second shrouds. The second forestay also uses these attachments, I threaded the dyneema through both eyes and back into a figure of eight knot just beneath. Iím not at home at the moment so canít take a photo, but hopefully you can get the idea.
In the port aft locker I have a proper extra outboard tank plumbed into the outboard with the standard bayonet fittings either end of a flexible pipe incorporating the squeezy primer bulb. I made two holes in the locker on the cockpit side, one just above the false floor as a breather and a second for the pipe. I used standard dinghy type drain sockets in the holes and can always screw back in the bungs if need be. A friend gave me the tank, it is a perfect fit. As you say, trying to fill up on the water is fraught, this arrangement should give me a good range, certainly more than I need on Coniston.
Iíve just found I have some pics with me, not perfect but will give an idea of what I have tried to describe. The second forestay hasnít been attached yet.

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