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The Engine / Re: Electric outboards
« Last post by dave_cawston on June 23, 2018, 07:20:48 PM »
Well done David for taking the plunge and investing in the Torqueedo.  I eagerly await reports on range/running time etc. under Lake District operating conditions.  And just how noisy is it in comparison with a petrol OB?
David C
The Engine / Re: Electric outboards
« Last post by David Bone on June 23, 2018, 05:23:37 AM »
Hello Gerold,
My experience with the Torqeedo is recent and limited, so I haven't yet fully established its qualities.
Intended use is on the English lakes, where I feel it should do well and also be more environmentally friendly. (Noise, fumes and safety with grandchildren overnighting.)
However, I do agree, that for the sea, it would be inadequate and a petrol outboard is presently the only viable solution, so have retained my Mariner 4 for this use.
Return greetings from Cumbria.
The Engine / Re: Electric outboards
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on June 22, 2018, 12:55:21 PM »
Hello David,

looking quite good! To lift the motor position avoiding grond contact is a good idea. I didnīt until yet because of the depth in the Duemmer lake, there ist normally no problem with this.

I have made the experience that during sailing with app. 2,5 to 3,0 knots the Torqueedo starts to rotate because of the water streaming past to the propeller. It sounds as if the motor still running, a very annoying sound. Because of this if I plan to sail a little longer I prefer to remove the Torqueedo until I plan to land again.

Last year Iīve sailed at Baltic sea, I prefer a 6 PS Petrol outboard because of power and available operating time.

Kind regards form Germany


The Engine / Re: Electric outboards
« Last post by David Bone on June 19, 2018, 09:01:59 PM »
I recently installed a Torqeedo 1003CS on W/B 107.
When mounted on the originally positioned outboard bracket, the fin of the motor projects about 4" below the keel and as I have an attraction for shallow water, with the occasional grounding, I moved the bracket up by 110mm.
By inserting 10mm spacers behind the bracket, the battery clears the well back plate by about 5mm, without modification and the forward end of the propellor hub clears the aft end of the keel by 15mm.
In operation, this works o.k.
I elected to install the optional remote controller, instead of the tiller, as I felt this would intrude too far into the cockpit and be a nuisance. The remote is bolted to a right angled plywood bracket, angled up by 30 degrees for screen visibility, which in turn is bolted through to the port locker, secured by hand tightened wing nuts, permitting removal after each outing.
Attached, should be a couple of photographs, illustrating the installation.
David Bone
Miscellaneous / Krafty Kate No 69 for sale
« Last post by CLARKSONPL on May 31, 2018, 10:28:36 PM »
After many happy days over the past seven years sailing Krafty Kate number 69 on Windermere, I have decided to sell her. She has been at home for the winters, with timberwork stored in the garage. KK is a clean tidy yacht, blue hull and white top.  KK comes with a roller coaster trailer, a 5hp Tohatsu outboard,auto pilot, fish finder, solar charger,mizzen and a fixed anchor at the bow. KK is at present on my drive at Penwortham,Preston.  I am asking Ģ6,150. If you would like a viewing please contact me on 07739 423 718 or

Sailing / Re: Norfolk Broads
« Last post by dave_cawston on May 25, 2018, 05:49:40 PM »
A week on the Norfolk Broads and did not have to get out the waterproofs once.
Cockle and Markie meet up.
Sailing / Re: Shannon Earne Waterway
« Last post by Gwilym on May 16, 2018, 08:22:16 PM »
Hi, We kept Constance in Ireland for two years and sailed on Lough Derg and up the Shannon a little way. I can thoroughly recommend sailing on Lough Derg. The little harbours are great fun, free and many with good facilities. Nearly always a a few great pubs nearby often with trad music.
Sailing / Re: Anything Happening in 2018?
« Last post by Gwilym on May 16, 2018, 08:13:22 PM »
Constance owned by us, Eva and Gwilym, is now kept on the Deben where it appears there are at least two others.

Its a lovely River to sail on and there is a slip at Martlesham Creek boatyard. Always happy to hear from anyone sailing on this most delightful of East Coast Rivers.

Sailing / Winkles in Wales?
« Last post by christanner on May 15, 2018, 02:30:13 PM »
Hello all! I'm very interested in buying a Winkle Brig, and would love to come and have a look at one relatively close to me before opening up the search for a purchase further afield. I'm in Cardigan, Wales. Does anyone have a boat in Wales I could come and see? Or even better, a sail would be wonderful!
Miscellaneous / Holly for sale
« Last post by Matthew on May 07, 2018, 08:15:16 PM »
Regrettably Holly is for sale no 63. At home in Derbyshire
Full inventory inc 4hp Yamaha.
This winter all new ropes and standing rigging, and rewired
Ģ5700 Ono
Please call Matthew 07917 662959 for more details
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