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Miscellaneous / Re: WB7 for sale - £500
Last post by David Bone - June 06, 2024, 01:13:29 PM
Hello Rick,
That is a most excellent bargain and a generous opportunity.
Anyone prepared to put some hard but interesting work, combined with a modest investment would end up with a very desirable, versatile and traditional craft of many years longevity.
Best wishes.
Miscellaneous / WB7 for sale - £500
Last post by Rick - June 04, 2024, 10:32:22 AM
Minim - WB7- is now up for sale at the extremely cheap price of £500. Complete (except for no outboard) includes trailer. Needs some work as it hasn't been on the water for several years. Currently on a farm near Nuneaton. Email me for more details
Miscellaneous / Re: Winkle Brig 15 for sale
Last post by dave_cawston - May 28, 2024, 03:27:19 PM
The sale of Markie has now gone 'live' with an ad on apollo duck. Tel: 07719927044 for more info or to arrange a meet on Windermere 11th - 15th June.
Miscellaneous / Re: Winkle Brig 15 for sale
Last post by Jonboard - March 31, 2024, 06:15:12 PM
Hi Dave
I'd love to have a look at Markie. I'll be sailing on Windermere 13\14/15th June.
I'm being a bit cheeky because I'm not really a prospective customer at this stage - I think I'd like to get a Winkle Brig in a couple of years time - but I'd really like to have a look at a Winkle in the flesh if you don't mind.
Feel free to say no if that's too cheeky!
Jon Board
Miscellaneous / Re: WB 62 for sale "Brigand" (...
Last post by Rick - March 11, 2024, 02:36:33 PM
Now sold
Miscellaneous / Winkle Brig 15 for sale
Last post by dave_cawston - March 05, 2024, 05:18:05 PM
Hi, Advance Notice - WB 15 'Markie' will be up for sale on 17th June 2024. This is following a week when Markie will be day sailing from Windermere Marina 11-15 June, so an opportunity for you to sample her weather permitting.   Brief spec: 1 owner from new (June 1987), original sails including topsail, roller reefing, running forestay, Barton T track on transom rail, upgraded bowsprit, boom tent, all over towing cover, winter cover, 4hp Mercury 2 stroke, interior upholstery showing its age. Trailer upgraded with 1300kg suspension units and 13" wheels and tyres and breakback conversion. See videos on youtube.  Asking price £4500  Also available is the perfect towcar, a Subaru Outback SE NavPlus 2011 86000 miles, lpg conversion so cheap to run. Also £4500     If you are interested in buying please pm me.
The Hull / Re: kind of wood
Last post by Jos Rijnvos - October 14, 2023, 08:17:02 PM
Many thanks for the reactions, probable is Iroko the kind of wood I am looking for restoration

greetings Jos
The Hull / Re: kind of wood
Last post by David Bone - October 13, 2023, 08:08:12 AM
Gerold's description of the materials used on his W/B typify the variety used, which seemed to vary throughout the period of manufacture, possibly representing what was readily available at the time.
W/B 107 came with Douglas Fir mast, boom, yard, topmast and bowsprit, Iroko bulwarks, tiller, companionway boards and aft cockpit lids with ply tops.
Plywood drop boards with weighted steel shoes and a plywood rudder.
I have changed to a hollow Douglas Fir mast, aluminium topmast and spruce yard.
New plywood drop boards have been fitted with stainless steel shoes and encapsulated lead inserts, increasing their weight from approx. 11 to 26 kg each. (I understand early models had steel encapsulated drop boards. weighing around 27 kg each.)
A replacement plywood rudder has been fitted with a small stainless steel drop plate and the cockpit side benches which were covered with teak faced ply, replaced with Tek-Dek, simulated teak.

The Hull / Re: kind of wood
Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN - October 13, 2023, 06:36:22 AM

my WB 120 at that time had softwood (maybe Spruce) as end pieces on aluminum spars and mast, marine plywood behind GRP as bulwark and waterproof glued plywood on rudders and centerboards.

I built the bulwark, gaff and boom from oak during the refit, the mast from Canadian Spruce and the centerboards from marine grade aluminum.
I sanded the wooden rudder blade and sealed it with several cages of epoxy resin. I covered the benches in the cockpit with oak.

Hope this helps.

The Hull / kind of wood
Last post by Jos Rijnvos - September 22, 2023, 08:16:55 PM

Does anyone have information of what kind of wood was used on the WB.
A positive answere would ease my search for the wright replacement

thanks in advance