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by JamesH
Wed October 27th, 2010, 11:18 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Riptide performance - build tweaks
Replies: 6
Views: 8614

Re: Riptide performance - build tweaks

Hihave you considered the bilge keels mods that Richard Hare gives in PBO several years back? Would make the keels more hydro dynamically satisfactory. Sail area can easily be added. Do you realise there is a grp golden hind part finished on ebay at the moment. Or perhaps you relish the thought of b...
by JamesH
Thu September 2nd, 2010, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Golden Hind 31fuel tank replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 4907

Re: Golden Hind 31fuel tank replacement

In practical boat owner a Nauticat 33 owner used air compressor tanks as replacements,might loose a bit of capacity but easy to fit. On a boat I sailed on the owner had used stainless steel vessels from a Ice cream factory!!!!
yours james

still thinking of a WW!!!
by JamesH
Tue June 22nd, 2010, 10:01 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Golden Hind restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 9596

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Hi interesting restoration which raises 3 questions for me, 1) What is he best way to prevent fresh water ingress? 2) Where are the rot weakness areas on eventide, riptide and WW, can they be designed out? 3) What are the preferred painting options v cost? Epoxy cloth? Epoxy PU, Oil based Just a few...
by JamesH
Tue January 19th, 2010, 3:09 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Waterwitch 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' leeds
Replies: 6
Views: 6673

Re: Waterwitch 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' leeds

Hi I will endevor to go and have a look. Our financial situation is not paticularly bouyant at the moment as we have just finished building an extension on our house, hence the miss ordered wood suitable for building WW! The credit crunch meant that we have had to take un secured loans for the exten...
by JamesH
Thu October 8th, 2009, 10:36 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Tufnal Halyard winches
Replies: 2
Views: 4067

Re: Tufnal Halyard winches

The charldery barge swanwick, burseldon southampton prob has that sort of thing, so I donthavedetails any more as I livefaraway from there, must be other shack like places who havesuch obsolete stuff.
Yours James
by JamesH
Mon September 28th, 2009, 4:14 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Athaena - Rot near the chine
Replies: 19
Views: 13203

Re: Athaena - Rot near the chine

Does she have the corner post type chines which the WW does? If so I can see it being quite a convoluted job to extract the chine without damaging the ply, I suspect ply will be damaged scarfing in a new peice in is surely only way to go. how to do itwith out removing ply and replacing whole bang lo...
by JamesH
Tue September 22nd, 2009, 10:13 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Waterwitch 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' leeds
Replies: 6
Views: 6673

Waterwitch 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' leeds

Hi I am trying to contact the owner of WW 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' For some mutual support I am in Bradford some 5 miles from ww 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' and would love to meet up with her owner. I am looking to build a ww soon, and am preparing timbers If any knows of the contact details for 'Sai...
by JamesH
Thu September 3rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Plywood grades
Replies: 4
Views: 4566

Re: Plywood grades

Hi Finally got the keel epoxied up out of 1 x 2 x 8" and 2x 2 x 6" timber so the ply will land on the 8" timber, will be putting a 6" steel channel on bottom to cap off the keel which can be lowered and concerete keel added when she goes to sea. The canals have limited depth so a...
by JamesH
Thu September 3rd, 2009, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 19885

Re: Waterwitch Drawings

Hi Finally got the keel epoxied up out of 1 x 2 x 8" and 2x 2 x 6" timber so the ply will land on the 8" timber, will be putting a 6" steel channel on bottom to cap off the keel which can be lowered and concerete keel added when she goes to sea. The canals have limited depth so a...
by JamesH
Fri August 28th, 2009, 10:28 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Doghouse
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

Re: Doghouse

How about taking some hardboard down to the boat and some small nails and make a mockup. Then you can see the shape in real life. I would think that 3/8th ply would do with 2x2 timber corners. The back ones could bolt onto back of coach roof. 1/4 perspex would be fine for windows . Could do loco sty...
by JamesH
Tue July 21st, 2009, 8:12 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Plywood grades
Replies: 4
Views: 4566

Re: Plywood grades

Hi thanks forthat my thoughts matured during the day yesterday as I looked after my son sick with flu.
Found a good place locally garrads timber of hudddersfield.
I will use 18mm on bottom and 12 on sides deck and coach roof.
epoxied and clothed all over.
But this all a long way off!
Yours James
by JamesH
Mon July 20th, 2009, 1:39 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Plywood grades
Replies: 4
Views: 4566

Plywood grades

Hi Has anyone used softwood ply for building an eventide ww etc? George B boatsareextensively built of the stuff. However they are i the main are epoxy cloth covered. I Think thereare 4poss otions 1) Pine ply with bitumen paint. 2) Pine ply with epoxy /cloth 3) Hardwood ply with paint 4) Hardwood pl...
by JamesH
Tue June 23rd, 2009, 8:41 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Waterwitch
Replies: 1
Views: 2394

Re: Waterwitch

Hi I have been contemplating a ww build for simalar reasons ie a sailing boat suitable of the UK canals. I shouldthink that you can reduce the keel depth somewhat, however the ww hull shape has very little shape to it either for or aft or accross wise, so that to reduce the keel section too much may...
by JamesH
Tue May 5th, 2009, 9:59 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: What's the weight of a Cockler?
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

Hi surely cannot be more than 4 ton a vertue comes in at 4 1/2ton. Nor is she going to be much more than an eventide which is about 3 tonnes or 2 empty. How are they proposing moving her with an arctic? Or a smaller trailer? If is a smaller trailer how about dropping the keel and transporting separa...
by JamesH
Sat December 6th, 2008, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 19885

Hi thanks for all the encouragement. Particularly the latest pics and logs in the WW drawings. From what they suggest 18mm ply on 18" centers seems best! Just getting extension finished first and then timbers carted down to build site. Before I start in new year. Recon might take 1 month per sh...

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