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The Rig / Rig Tension
« Last post by Gubby_uk on 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
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The Rig / Gaff and boom dimensions
« Last post by MarkD on May 09, 2021, 09:17:50 PM »
I have recently rescued a Winkle Brigg of unknown date or number from a boatyard. Unfortunately she does not have her gaff, boom or topsail yard with her and so I need to make up some new ones. Would any of you kindly, knowledgeable people know the standard dimensions as I canít find them anywhere
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Sailing / Re: The WB 120 on the Ijsselmeer
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on May 06, 2021, 06:51:10 PM »
Hi,

easily open your picture with PAINT (a part of Windows) and choose the scaling function, save the reduced diemension with a new name (otherwise you will overwrite the original one) - ready!

Kind regards

gerold
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Sailing / Re: Once again in 2021 - The WB 120 on the Ijsselmeer
« Last post by Ken on May 06, 2021, 01:12:08 PM »
Hello gaff sailors, :)
 It would be nice to see the masthead of another Winklebrig too!

Had half a doz days on the water ..... mostly when the sun shines warm.
Is there a quick way to shrink pics to fit here?  Always takes me too long.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Boat cover
« Last post by Pat Arnold on May 05, 2021, 07:04:25 AM »
Good intel.  Many thanks.
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Sailing / Last weekend on Duemmer
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on May 03, 2021, 02:46:23 PM »
Appetisers: Scrappy rain, some hail, 5 force winds, gusts and cold as arse - but nice to sail.
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Sailing / Once again in 2021 - The WB 120 on the Ijsselmeer
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on May 03, 2021, 02:32:42 PM »
Hello gaff sailors, :)

this is just a little hint, the WB 120 is back on the Ijsselmeer! In the week from 19th to 27th of June 2021 we will be sailing between Enkhuizen, Lemmer and Makkum. It would be nice to see the masthead of another Winklebrig too!

The one who squats at the tiller 8)
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Miscellaneous / Re: Boat cover
« Last post by dave_cawston on May 02, 2021, 10:43:38 AM »
Reinforced PVC.  I believe PVC lasts a lot longer than canvas, it does not rot but over time loses its elasticity, certainly in the case of my 20+ year old streamlined pvc cover.  But it still does the job.  Canvas will absorb moisture and rot unless kept very clean and waterproofed.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Boat cover
« Last post by Pat Arnold on April 30, 2021, 06:54:58 PM »
Many thanks, Dave.  Have found one near Fakenham.  What material have you used?  Canvas or PVC?
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Miscellaneous / Re: Boat cover
« Last post by dave_cawston on April 30, 2021, 12:32:07 PM »
Hi Pat,

http://www.tomhughestarpaulins.co.uk/index.html

As you can see from their website they are based in North Shields.  To make a tailored/shaped cover, they need the original as a pattern, but not for rectangular/square etc..  A long long way from Norfolk (lost count of the number of times we have done that A1, A17, A47 journey to the Broads).
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