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The Engine / Re: Electric outboards.
« Last post by John Burton on October 16, 2021, 09:37:57 PM »
I see on YouTube there is a video about WB 18, Sea Jade, in Cornwall 2021 and the description mentions it is equipped with an Epropulsion motor.
Miscellaneous / YouTube
« Last post by John Burton on October 16, 2021, 09:32:21 PM »
This evening I checked YouTube to see if there were any new videos about Winkle Brigs. To my surprise our WB 93 is the star of a 1993 video about how to rig a WB, posted about a year ago by John Bergqvist. At least the sail number is 93 and the video was made in 1993 which is the year I understand ours was built so I presume it is our boat. Strangely though the hull is white above the waterline with what seems to be green on the lower part, which was the colour scheme present when we purchased 93 a few years ago. It also has white sails as ours does and a high peak gaff. However there are photos on the gallery showing our boat some years ago looking rather forlorn with a green hull above the waterline but with definite features that identify it as ours. It seems strange that when new it had a green hull over painted white which was later taken back to green. An alternative explanation might be that the filmed boat was not 93 but was using sails with 93 on them, I see 95 is a white hull so was this the boat that was filmed? An interesting video anyway showing almost certainly Eric Bergqvist rigging a WB.
The Engine / Re: Electric outboards.
« Last post by John Burton on October 16, 2021, 04:28:54 PM »
Sorry, no idea if an Epropulsion fits, but a Torqeedo 1103 short shaft definitely fits, although only just and with the mounting bracket raised up about 110mm. There are detailed drawings and dimensions of the 1103 on the Torqeedo website, so you may be able to compare with the Epropulsion and see if it is compatible.
The Engine / Electric outboards.
« Last post by cgadeney on October 16, 2021, 08:29:34 AM »
I am hoping to buy a Winkle Brig. A the moment I use an Epropulsion Spirit plus on my current boat on inland waters. Does anyone know if this will fit on a WB and how it performs?
Miscellaneous / WB wanted
« Last post by cgadeney on October 12, 2021, 12:31:41 AM »
WB wanted. Dark colour, high peak, good trailer preferred but anything considered. Chris Adeney.
Miscellaneous / Re: WB112 Kairos for sale
« Last post by JOD on October 11, 2021, 07:34:21 PM »
Can you give me a little more info please; where is the boat and do you have any pictures? You can reply to
Miscellaneous / WB112 Kairos for sale
« Last post by Gubby_uk on October 11, 2021, 01:00:30 PM »
Hi all
I'm putting WB112 Kairos up for sale.
I bought her last last year and have used her for this season. The chap who had her before me had not used her for at least 6 years. He?d taken everything home, cleaned oiled and varnished it, then dry stored it all.  I just gave her a good clean up and dropped her in the water to give her a try. I?ve had her about 18 months now. Turns out I?m not really a fan of gaff rigs and miss my Pioneer 26.
I had the sails laundered and a UV strip put on them. They are in very good condition.
The rigging is all good, but I would like to fit a better reefing set up. I like single line but I?m loathe to spend the money if I?m going to sell her.
Hull wise she is sound with no water ingress. Despite the years in the compound when I tried the bilge pump she was dry. Better than my last boat! She would benefit from a proper polishing.
Inside she is simple and clean, with very bright cushions.
She has a Tohatsu 5hp 4 stroke engine which is about 12 years old but has not had a lot of hours and does run as sweet as a nut.
She is on a trailer which is in pretty good shape, but it could do with a service. I've only used it in the yard. I?m going to give the brakes a clean-up and grease the bearings.
I was going to spend the time on her but it?s not for me. I?m looking for something bigger again.
I?d be happy with somewhere around ?4,250 or sensible offer. I?d like to get most of my money back, but would like her to go to someone who would enjoy her.
Please give me a shout and I will email you some pictures.
The Hull / Re: Topside Bulwark supports
« Last post by skava on September 30, 2021, 03:58:10 PM »
Thanks John
I agree I think with the exception of the stern supports most of them probably would have had timber inserts. I think I will explore a bit more and look at gettign some epoxy inside to add some additional strength particularily in the bow section. I am enjoying have a brigg again and looking forward to getting her somewhere near original condition. I was delighted to see the one I bought way back in the 80's/ 90's Sail No 37 is still around and looking good.
All the best
The Hull / Re: Topside Bulwark supports
« Last post by John Burton on September 28, 2021, 04:02:47 PM »
I know the stern ones on mine are hollow, they have eye bolts through the top and the nut can be accessed from underneath. The two screws either side fastening the bulwarks onto the moulding were loose and I glassed in some wood for better purchase. Other screws further forward have sometimes been loose and I have had to insert small matchstick sized wood covered in epoxy to give something fir the screws to bite on. I got the impression that these mouldings probably had wood inside but the screws had just worked loose over time. I am sure someone will be able to give a more definite answer, it is such an informative forum. Hope you enjoy your second WB.
The Hull / Topside Bulwark supports
« Last post by skava on September 27, 2021, 04:00:52 PM »
Just looking for  some guidance - recently aquired,  for the second time , a winkle brigg so reasonable familiar with the boat in general.
The boat has some significant cracks in one or two of the topside mouldings which support the bulwarks. Could anyone clarify what's actually inside these raised section of the moulding. They seem quite solid I suspect some sort of timber infill to the moulding. The two most significant cracks are on the bow and port stern supports. Looks as though they have been overstressed by the timber bulwark or the one side of the boat has bee impacted at the level of the bulwark.
Any help welcomed
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