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Miscellaneous / Re: Eric Bergqvist 1946 - 2021
Last post by Jos Rijnvos - March 19, 2023, 08:35:21 PM
my sincere condolences

Jos Rijnvos
Miscellaneous / Re: Eric Bergqvist 1946 - 2021
Last post by Barend Nieuwendijk - March 07, 2023, 09:31:20 PM
Dear John,

Thank you for your message. Condolences on the passing of your father. It is very sad that he is gone. He was rightly proud of his Winkle Brig. We still enjoy it every year. With that pleasure we will continue to remember and honor your father.
Thanks again for informing us.

With kind regards
Miscellaneous / Eric Bergqvist 1946 - 2021
Last post by John Bergqvist - March 04, 2023, 04:29:28 PM
Hello all.

With a heavy heart, I'm sharing the news that my Dad Eric sadly passed away in February of 2021.

It seems that the word might not have gotten around the boating community very much, so I'm taking the opportunity to put this right.

He was immensely proud of the Winkle Brig and the interest that has been retained in it from all of you over all these years.
Trailers, towing & launching / Outrigger arms trailer capacit...
Last post by Jilly - February 15, 2023, 09:37:12 AM
Hi. Now treading what seems a well worn route we are puzzling about trailer capacities. The Roller Coaster 3 which came with Kairos has a 1300kg axel but a 1100 trailer spec plate. It can take 775kg weight so not much wiggle room for a WB for trailing to new launch sites.

It seems that several members have upgraded their Axel's to 1300kg however when we asked Indespension about getting the trailer plate changed to reflect the axel already on the trailer we were told that due to the outrigger arms being weak they can not come with more than 1100kg hence the trailer restricted plate.Insidentally all of the roller coaster 3 models come with the 1300kg axel as standard so rather misleading for us initially.

Has anyone come across this problem and have they found a way to get around it? When we asked about upgrading the outrigger trailer section we were told it's not cost effective to do so.

What also seems confusing from previous posts are the allowed weight capacities calculations. Any clarity around this much appreciated.

Thanks. Jilly.
Trailers, towing & launching / Insurance for towing
Last post by Jilly - February 13, 2023, 10:25:51 PM
Hi looking to tow to The Dart this Summer. Looking for pointers on a good insurer for covering the boat in transit etc. Any pointers on this much appreciated. Current insurer will only cover if I am towing which will not be the case, wondering if others have got round this or have a great insurer to recommend. New ball game once you use these boat as trailer sailers! Thank you in advance. Jilly.
Miscellaneous / Magazines Available!
Last post by Rick - February 09, 2023, 07:53:27 AM
Roger Parish has a large collection of Classic boat and Watercraft magazines which he is having difficulty giving away! Too many to post but available for collection from West Midlands.

Contact Roger on
Sailing / Re: Launch sites
Last post by Jilly - January 16, 2023, 11:04:33 PM
Thank you will look into that recommendation.
Sailing / Re: Launch sites
Last post by venturerdave - January 16, 2023, 08:02:32 PM
Try Blackness Marine at East Cornworthy. Never used them but they look like a well organised yard with slip, pontoon and parking for car and trailer.
Sailing / Launch sites
Last post by Jilly - January 15, 2023, 06:18:25 PM
Hi. Just returning from a recky of the River Dartmouth and surrounding area. Please can anyone recommend a launch site. We need to leave a trailer and car for approx 7 days. Steamer quay Totnes has restrictions plus I did not see where to tie up to on launch into fast flowing river so did not fancy that prospect. Any advice very welcome. Jill.
The Hull / Re: Compression post
Last post by Jos Rijnvos - November 29, 2022, 07:05:50 PM
this is my solution to support the roof
removable if desired but is designed in a way that the post can stay on its place when sleepingaccommodation
is required