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Miscellaneous / Re: West Coast 16
« Last post by Ken on July 04, 2020, 01:26:28 AM »
Hi Andy
I notice that "Ratty" is pictured in the Gallery as WB5 "Puffin" and in the Owners List as being sailed in Ireland by Sheena Jolley so maybe there's a bit of unravelling of site info as well as "unravelling" the boat.

Hopefully Ratty's been for a swim since you last posted ?

The Engine / electric Torqeedo travel 1103 short shaft in situ. It fits!!!
« Last post by Phil and Fiona on July 01, 2020, 07:25:58 PM »
We've just bought a torqeedo travel 1103 short shaft for Bittern. It means on the Norfolk broads she's classed as un powered so the annual toll is just 76 PA. No petrol or oil to carry, no smell, no noise and no engineering maintenance.  Yes it's not cheap...1725 but....OK so 10 hours battery use. Charges from mains or solar. We have one of these, an earlier model, on the tender of another boat we have elsewhere and have been very impressed. The big angst was would it fit, and it does, with a cm to spare!

Miscellaneous / Re: Seat Cushions/Upholstery FREE
« Last post by Phil and Fiona on July 01, 2020, 02:49:09 PM »
Thanks Oly, as per our conversation they are yours when you come down.
Miscellaneous / Re: Another choice to become a Winklebrigger
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on June 29, 2020, 02:15:12 PM »
Hello Ken,
yes, you are right - approved safety equipment at the Duemmer is a safety helmet instead of a buoyancy aid  ;D 8).

But to be honest, it is a very nice area, the depth is between 1,20 and 1,40 normally. With a Winkle Brig not a problem. Last year we have had low waterlevel because of the weather, between at least 0,4 to 0,6 m depth and problems with foul smelling algae.

Actual we enjoy a depth of app. 1,50 m with excellent water quality - very good!

For sailing trips of several days I prefer the Dutch Ijsselmeer, allways thinking to realize a Winkle Brig meeting in that region.

Kind regards

Miscellaneous / Re: Another choice to become a Winklebrigger
« Last post by Ken on June 28, 2020, 03:44:40 PM »
Thanks for the "heads up" Gerold. I quite like seeing what variations people have made to their boats.
Sadly the site wont let you see their privacy and cookie policy unless you agree to it first which seems a bit stupid. I too may be a bit stupid as I try to avoid cookies and the like whenever I can.

I just took a look at your lake, Duemmer, and found it hard to believe Wikipedia telling me its average depth is 1m and deepest point 1.5m !  This would mean you could fall out of your boat anywhere and still stand up with your head above water ... yet I have seen pics of quite big boats on it . Are they all specially adapted for shallow water ?

Miscellaneous / Another choice to become a Winklebrigger
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on June 28, 2020, 11:30:46 AM »
Just seen this: Another WB is for sale, located in Leeuwarden/Netherlands:

It is not my one and I am not related to this. Only for information.
Miscellaneous / Re: Eric & Ali's Winkle Brig archive
« Last post by olyw71 on June 28, 2020, 08:29:15 AM »
Exellent,will be a frequent visitor.....
Miscellaneous / Re: Seat Cushions/Upholstery FREE
« Last post by olyw71 on June 28, 2020, 08:20:05 AM »

I would love these if they are still available. I live in Northumberland and could arrange a courier or am planning to Sail from Whispering Reeds in September (if possible).
my Phone number is 07861423757

Thanks Oly.

Skylark WB58
The Hull / Re: Bulwarks
« Last post by Rick on June 26, 2020, 09:03:32 AM »
Must admit I'm not a fan of any form of "hard" coating, particularly to any area that might get damaged - it makes it very difficult to repair. So personally I'd always use an oil type protection so that it just needs a quick lick rather than a scrape back and revarnish/epoxy.
Olio is always good!
However, having said that, if it's an area that's not seen - eg drop keels, epoxy sounds sensible!
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