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by Fiddler's Green
Sat July 4th, 2009, 12:16 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: lifting the mast
Replies: 7
Views: 9932

Re: lifting the mast

http://www.eventides.org.uk/Mast%20lower.htm Hi Mike, if you copy and past the above link in to your browser you will find it again, it is on the hints and Tips page of the main site, with all the pics etc! I used it every spring to hoist our mast with all the rigging on it, I will admit it is easie...
by Fiddler's Green
Mon April 27th, 2009, 1:00 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Water passing up rudder tube on an eventide 27
Replies: 1
Views: 3559

Rudder tube leaks!

Hello John, common problem with inboard rudders! Seen fountains on the stern deck! Yes a grease nipple and waterproof grease is one way, but that assumes you have a bearing in there to grease!?!? Most do not. If you can remove the tiller fitting on the top and gain acess to the top of the tube you m...
by Fiddler's Green
Fri December 5th, 2008, 10:23 am
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 29685

110%

Sounds like it is working out on paper for you, send the pics in as you progress, we could give you a page on the Builders section!

Regards,
john
by Fiddler's Green
Fri November 28th, 2008, 9:28 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Cutlass bearing.
Replies: 5
Views: 7022

shaft wear.

Would not have called 1 mm excessive, but if it makes a noise maybe it is annoying! In which case maybe time for action.

Really there should not be enough play that you can feel it by grabbing the prop, 1 mm is about borderline maybe....

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Thu November 27th, 2008, 7:21 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Cutlass bearing.
Replies: 5
Views: 7022

Stern bearings

Hi Chris, if it is a cutlass bearing it will be very positively ridged, with just 12 or so heavy ridges. If it were a smooth cutlass there would be 1/2 play in the shaft! Yes there are a few other sorts of outer bearing. I have been shipmates with a solid bronze one, with a greaser inboard that supp...
by Fiddler's Green
Thu November 27th, 2008, 2:01 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: YM SENIOR-ROWING AND RIG
Replies: 5
Views: 7675

Rowing a Senior.

As I hold the distinction of being first at two out of the three and second in the last, 16ft police boat sculling races, I can tell you it is very feasable, but darned hard work! Charles Stock is a seasoned salt, and has all the time in the world, to wait for a decent slant in the wind. In today's ...
by Fiddler's Green
Thu November 27th, 2008, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 29685

Stretching a drawing

Maurice was quite used to people wanting to extend boats. His advice was simple, you could stretch everything up to 10% without a problem, but you had to do the lot, length, breadth, depth, ballast, rig etc. Beyond that and it gets tricky as the percentages of ballast etc will have to increase. Buil...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed November 26th, 2008, 1:30 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Shoyad
Replies: 1
Views: 4031

Look forward to the photos!

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Wed November 26th, 2008, 1:29 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Lone Gull II dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 10222

Lone gull II sail area

I have looked up an old leaflet and found the following. Mainsail 248 sq ft No 1 Jib 150 sq ft This is standard bermudan rig of course, and without a bowsprit. not sure as this design needed one as the write up says she was light on the helm, two fingers up to F5, a firm hand above that. hope this h...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed November 26th, 2008, 1:25 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Cutlass bearing.
Replies: 5
Views: 7022

Cutlass Bearings

There is only one Cutlass bearing sort. The Cutlass! (Trade name) It is hard rubber and fluted with the shaft running on the tips of the flute ridges and debris being washed away along the channels in between. Reason they eventually wear is often because of a build up of barnacles and debris blockin...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed September 17th, 2008, 1:49 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Flags
Replies: 11
Views: 12348

Insurance

I am now using 'craftinsure', as many owners are, see the link on the home page. They certainly did not ask me what radio I had for mine, nor my daughter's boat.... When I get myself a new digital radio, which will happen, as the Coast Guard are now threatening to stop their listening watch to VHF.....
by Fiddler's Green
Wed September 17th, 2008, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 29685

Steel WW

At last I have the set of 3 steel drawings here, waiting for scanning and to be added to the CD. If anyone with a CD needs them and has broadband, I should be able to mail them as pdf files... might put them on the pages. Our grateful thanks to Walter for also sending size specs for steel contrustio...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed September 17th, 2008, 1:32 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: expierences with a tiller pilot
Replies: 4
Views: 7499

Auto pilot

Very Clever.. I had fogotten you could do that!

john
by Fiddler's Green
Wed September 17th, 2008, 1:29 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Picottee2
Replies: 1
Views: 3801

Lone Gull I

Sadly the drawings for lone gull I were lost during WWII, But there are refences to her in several of MG's books. There are also several of the 6 surviving! Have you seen the new book, 'The Lone Gull files' by Stephen Picard? Availabale in good book shops. Has a bit of info in there that might be of...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed September 17th, 2008, 1:24 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Eventide 27 hull speed
Replies: 5
Views: 6949

speed formula

Glad you fixed the problem, try square root of waterline in feet divided by 1.3 . An Eventide 24 works out at 5.5 knots an E 26 just over 6 knots It also equates with length of WL in metres, equals speed in knots and hp needed to achive it..... in still water with no wind. Works for boats up to 30 f...