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Started by Old Forum, April 13, 2014, 07:58:41 AM

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Nick Baker
Username: Nick_baker

Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 08:33 pm:      
Anything interesting? Modifications ? New sails? Wondering what to do about the delamination on the hatch cover ? New brakes and suspension for the trailer? Wear on the rudder pintles?
I could go on but as usual it will be back in the water next year !
Nick baker WB 9

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Username: Mike_seller

Registered: 06-2012
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2013 - 09:43 pm:      
Hi Nick,

I have recently done some work on my Hallmark Roller Coaster trailer replacing the original suspension/wheel/hub/ drum/brake units with a kit from Knott - Avonride which included stainless steel sealed bearings. The kit bolted straight onto the trailer without any need for modifications. The downside was that I had to buy new 12" wheel rims. I've also fitted new stainless steel Bowden cables to the brakes.
Next job is to clean up a badly weathered mast and re-varnish - probably a job for the spring.

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Username: Martin_cartwright

Registered: 04-2008
Posted on Friday, December 06, 2013 - 04:04 pm:      
This Christmas holiday I plan to fit two small cockpit lockers at the bottom of the quarter berths (accessed through the sides of the cockpit),as I find the two aft lockers are not big enough for all the clobber I need to have to hand, and I never get to the bottom of the quarter berths from inside anyway!

I am also treating myself to a lugsail mizzen to match the lugsail main I sailed with this year. It will be bigger than my gaff mizzen to help with the lee helm which the lugsail main conversion brought about. I will post photos of both when I am happy I have been successful with them.

Happy Christmas to all!