Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Miscellaneous / Minim For Sale
« Last post by Rick on August 12, 2018, 10:03:37 AM »
After owning Minim (WB7) since new in 1987, I've reluctantly had to put her up for sale.
She is best described as "needing attention" as she hasn't been on the water properly for over 20 years, but the only work needed is to the brightwork, paintwork etc. However as she is one of the earliest WBs she has not been modified to strengthen the drop keel mounts (details on the work required are on the forum). She also needs an engine. Otherwise she is complete with all sails in excellent condition and is sitting on the standard Rollercoaster trailer near Nuneaton.
Obviously I am not asking silly money for her, but this is a rare opportunity to acquire an "ultra-low mileage", near original Winkle Brig, so offers please to
Miscellaneous / Re: 'Winkle'. For sale.
« Last post by Martin on August 06, 2018, 02:34:18 PM »
Thanks David.
'Fair winds and following seas' to you and all Winklebriggers.
Miscellaneous / Re: 'Winkle'. For sale.
« Last post by David Bone on August 05, 2018, 10:44:14 AM »
Hello Martin,
I have incorporated many of your good ideas from the forum into my Winklebrig and your book is invaluable.
Thankyou very much and good luck for the future.
Miscellaneous / Re: 'Winkle'. For sale.
« Last post by Martin on August 04, 2018, 07:48:35 AM »
'Winkle' has now been sold.
I will continue to take a keen interest in Winklebrigs and this website, allbeit as an ex-owner!
Many happy sailing days and kind regards to you all.

The Rig / Re: Bilge pltes
« Last post by Ericthelate on July 17, 2018, 08:07:57 AM »
Thanks for the info.

Still can't find anything on the site for  removal of the the bilge keels.

On board is very tight and I think needs to be removed.

Thanks Again
The Rig / Re: Bilge pltes
« Last post by philshimmin on July 15, 2018, 04:16:51 PM »
Great days.
The Rig / Re: Bilge pltes
« Last post by David Bone on July 15, 2018, 05:40:14 AM »
Hello Phil,  I should have made the connection long before, shipmates in 1963 on the 'Port Sydney.'
Best regards. ( )
The Rig / Re: Bilge pltes
« Last post by philshimmin on July 13, 2018, 06:24:45 PM »
You may be referring to the drop keels, these hinge from the front of the boards and are lowered or retrieved by cords which emerge thro the 2 holes either side of the cabin entrance.Since the wbrig is not a fussy sailer, I'm not too sure they are very important as long as they are pulled up. Earlier Brigs are a bit of a prob to remove the boards for maintenance, later ones have visible hinge pins under the keel area, so the boards can be removed for cleaning/painting and cord replacement.There is info elsewhere on this site with diagrams. 
(Hope this is correct Capt. Bone  of Port line fame.Rgds.)
The Rig / Bilge pltes
« Last post by Ericthelate on July 12, 2018, 09:05:42 AM »
Hi there , very new to Winklebigs, so all good advice welcome.

Has anyone got simple drawings of the bilge plate mechanism and details of how to operate etc?

WB83 is now rigged correctly and ready to launch but I am not 100% confident about the bilge plates "Do's & don'ts' nor their basic design features.

The Engine / Re: Electric outboards
« Last post by David Bone on July 11, 2018, 09:29:24 PM »
Hello Martin,
Thanks for your advice, particularly re sun damage to the remote controller, which has now received attention.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10