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The Hull / Re: Rear Lockers
« Last post by David Bone on April 13, 2022, 09:50:31 PM »
Hello John,
The rear locker lids on WB107 are secured by a length of 10mm stainless steel rod passing forward to aft through holes drilled in the lid ends and in the locker coaming. A stop washer is welded at one end and a hole drilled in the other to take a small padlock. On the underside of the lid a length of pipe is fastened to guide the rod. (Instead of pipe a couple of fairleads would probably do.
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The Hull / Rear Lockers
« Last post by John Middleton on April 10, 2022, 04:56:16 PM »
Hi.  Has anyone any ideas as to how best to secure the rear lockers. My boat will be on a drying mooring in a rather accessible to the general public harbour.  Thanks. John. WB87.
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The Hull / Re: Lee board refurbishment
« Last post by Gerard Brown on March 28, 2022, 04:36:03 PM »
The plywood base for the V berth was unscrewed which gave just about enough room to get a multitool / angle grinder type thing in to remove the shoulders of the pin supports. Then the pins were just tapped out.
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The Hull / Re: Lee board refurbishment
« Last post by JOD on March 28, 2022, 04:26:18 PM »
Hello. How did you get in through the V berth?
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The Rig / Re: Bowsprit collar
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on March 25, 2022, 10:35:57 AM »
Hello Ken,

I think it doesn't matter which side you put on top. Everything on the WB is a little crooked  ;D 8)

Gerold
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The Rig / Bowsprit collar
« Last post by Ken on March 23, 2022, 11:21:55 PM »
While re-assembling the boat today I noticed the holes for the rigging are off centre .. one forward and one aft. Any ideas why and which would be best for the bob stay and which for the front stay ?
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The Engine / Re: outboard dimensions
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on March 18, 2022, 08:27:42 AM »
For inland waters I have a Torquedo Travel, but I shortened the length of the shaft and adapted it to the installation situation on my WB. For saltwater and open waters at sea, however, I definitely prefer an internal combustion engine.
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The Hull / Preparations
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on March 18, 2022, 07:43:24 AM »
Good Morning,

Just a quick reminder to all of you who are still hibernating: Spring of the 2022 season is approaching!

VROUW KIRSTEN has received a new underwater paint, bulwark, mast and boom are in work and for the sliding bulkhead new skids are used.

In June we will go again for 8 days on the Ijsselmeer, in August a meeting of historic ships with regatta is on the schedule with the Wattensail in Carolinensiel.
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The Engine / Re: outboard dimensions
« Last post by Gerard Brown on March 15, 2022, 02:27:41 PM »
We've had a 6hp tohatsu in the outboard well and it fitted with around 5mm to spare.
I think ours was the standard shaft but, the height of your transom is the key thing. We lowered ours and from what I've seen, not all of them are set at the same height anymore.
The Tohatsu was perfect in many ways but we swapped it for an Epropulsion which is also a great solution.
We've got some video of it on Youtube.
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The Engine / Re: outboard dimensions
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on March 08, 2022, 09:33:19 AM »
Hello Peter,

In 2021 I?ve bought a Tohatsu 6 PS 4-stroke together with a special, large-surface pusher propeller. We were a week on the North Sea near the East Frisian Islands and had two days up to 7 Beaufort from north / north-west with very choppy seas. The engine has in every situation, even against the wind, brought the boat the necessary thrust and ran reliably.

Regarding the shaft length pay attention to the specific installation situation with your WB!

Regards

Gerold
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