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Miscellaneous / Re: Any events for winklebriggers to get together in 2020?
« Last post by Nigel webb on March 22, 2020, 08:17:04 PM »
I would be interested if an event was organised
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Miscellaneous / Re: Any events for winklebriggers to get together in 2020?
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on March 19, 2020, 07:18:58 PM »
Hello Tim,

This is a nice idea, which I would like to join with my WB 120. At the moment it might be a little inconvenient as "Corona" probably doesn't allow meetings. But I think that such a meeting has to be prepared for a long time anyway.

Maybe we should plan such a meeting for 2021. In my opinion, the Ijsselmeer (Netherlands), for example, the area between Makkum, Hindeloopen and Lemmer with its inner canals and large lakes would be a particularly suitable area.

For example, in Koudum there is a spacious harbour, which allows trips on the Ijsselmeer or on De Fluezen and has a very good infrastructure. One could also organize a round trip over several days.

I am curious to see the reactions of the Winklebrig“ers!

I would like to participate in an organizing committee.


Dear greeting

Gerold
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Miscellaneous / Re: WB100 for sale
« Last post by christanner on March 02, 2020, 10:44:43 AM »
WB100 is now sold
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Miscellaneous / Any events for winklebriggers to get together in 2020?
« Last post by TimB on February 07, 2020, 08:37:17 PM »
 :D Hi! I finished the refurb of 'Polly Ann' wb98 (now renamed 'Sea Pickle') at the end of may 2019. Removed woodworm and etc from mast, fitted instruments and polished and painted...Had some nice, (but slow!) sailing along the south coast over the summer. I was wondering if anyone was planning on doing any regattas or stuff in 202 where we might meet up? - UK West coast? France?
Would like to hear from anyone that has some top tips for great places , such as falmouth week or the like, that we might join up with?  Does the class host or support any rallies or events?
All the best
Tim :)
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Miscellaneous / Re: WB100 for sale
« Last post by christanner on February 05, 2020, 09:03:48 AM »
After a couple of aborted sales (medical problems with three buyers in a row) WB100 Wigeon is still for sale.
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Miscellaneous / Re: WB for sale
« Last post by andrew james quin on January 18, 2020, 02:52:44 AM »
Dear Ken, is Nutmeg still for sale ?

                        Kind regards  Andy Quin
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Miscellaneous / Learning from my mistakes
« Last post by John Burton on January 11, 2020, 10:33:02 PM »
Peter Cook once said that he learned from his mistakes and can now repeat them exactly. Hopefully I have learned from my mistakes during our first year with Cressy and can now not repeat them this coming season.
It was a steep learning curve coming from dinghies, but helped enormously by the Forum, Martin Cartwright's book and most especially the help given by David Bone.
So Cressy is now in my barn and I am enjoying working on her almost as much as sailing her.
What needs putting right after last year?
Firstly the rigging. The 3 strand halyards that came with the boat looked fine but twisted infuriatingly leading to several embarrassing moments when the mainsail was jammed half way up. However often I untwisted the ropes, they always conspired to twist again when I looked away. I have replaced all the running rigging with multiplait, I understand new 3 strand doesn't twist and certainly looks the part, but the cost put me off.
Secondly I had used the port aft locker for storing the outboard petrol tank and had "sealed" the locker by applying expanding foam to all the gaps. Unsuccessfully, a mistake. The cabin had a very strong petrol smell, so the aft locker now has all its joints and gaps sealed with glassfibre tape and resin, an awkward job but hopefully it will fully isolate the locker. I have also installed a ventilator just aft of the locker lid to encourage air flow.
Thirdly, the bilge slowly filled with water over the summer, a few gallons but surprisingly the bilge pump never removed any. The suction is good but presumably the hose end is curled up above the water level. A session with the hosepipe when Cressy returned home revealed a surprising amount of water trickling down into the aft lockers from the gallows tubes. Over the wet summer that had slowly accumulated. Now I found lowering the gallows at the start of a sail was a bit of a nuisance, but raising them up at the end to lower the sail was often awkward, sails flapping, trying to find the holes to insert the split pins etc. So now I am going to  bring the mainsheet attachment forward instead of behind the gallows and always leave the gallows in place. That means I can tape over the base of the gallows tubes where they meet the bronze deck fittings with self amalgamating tape and stop the water getting in. I couldn't find any other leaks and the cabin portholes were water tight. I use the cleats on the aft lockers for several purposes, so have attached two eyes near the front outside edges of the locker openings and will use a rope strop for the mainsheet attachment, although a traveller would look nice at some stage.
Lastly the bilge boards stick when raised up and just as we moored on the last sail of the season the port side board detached and surfaced by the side of the boat, still attached by its cord. luckily there was no damage to the hull, just missing bolts, but the board had obviously had a hefty bash in the past driving the pivot hole an inch backwards. Two new boards to make and I will be following David Bone's method off adding some lead ballast to increase the weight. It was interesting that the board floated when it became detached, I would like some extra ballast.
So some enjoyable fettling still to come and hopefully the little niggles and mistakes of our first season will be put right.
Happy New Year everyone!

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Miscellaneous / Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
« Last post by Ken on January 09, 2020, 01:32:58 AM »
Thanks Mathis and may you have many happy 2020 hours on Duemmer Lake :) . If you're ever wandering in the UK and fancy playing Winklebrigs on Kielder Water give me a shout  :D .
Ken
PS Would be good to see some pics of Leneken in the Gallery

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Miscellaneous / Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
« Last post by Mathis on December 22, 2019, 01:26:10 PM »
... to all WB owners. Safe sailing and good winds in 2020 to all of you!

Mathis (WB 69)
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Miscellaneous / WB100 for sale
« Last post by christanner on November 05, 2019, 10:40:38 AM »
After a wonderful season sailing WB100 "Wigeon", it's time for us to move on. She's now for sale in West Wales.

- In excellent condition. Spars and sails stored indoors all the time.
- Newer model (slightly higher coachroof I think) and well built. Built in 1992.
- Fibreglass gunwales.
- Mercury 4hp 2 stroke engine.
- High peak gaff, furling genoa. I fitted an inner forestay with (tan) staysail.
- Extra shrouds and compression post under mast.
- New 2-pack hull paint 2018.
- Roadworthy Indespension Rollercoaster 3 trailer with back winch for easier launching.
- Spare wheel and light board.
- LED nav lights, depth sounder.
- Lazyjacks for simple singlehanded sail management.
- Anchor, chain and rode.
- External fuel tank gives extended range under power.
- Sail cover and cockpit tent.

Plenty more photos available.

£6000

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