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by Fiddler's Green
Wed December 8th, 2010, 11:28 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Leaking hull,but not sure where,Riptide 31
Replies: 3
Views: 5787

Re: Leaking hull,but not sure where,Riptide 31

Leaks like this are annoying, but I would doubt the bilge keels should cause a real problem unless not fitted as design. The size of the backing timber on the drawings and the bolts and sealant are normally sufficient. Of course if your boat has grounded badly on one keel or suffered some other dama...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed December 8th, 2010, 11:17 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: renaming
Replies: 1
Views: 6391

Re: renaming

As far as I am aware, one of the folk laws myths about renaming says it is OK if you have removed part of the boat and replaced it with new. Just renaming it without doing anything is supposedly wrong. Ships often change names after disasters, or if changing owners, but I bet there are bits removed ...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed December 1st, 2010, 9:58 am
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 28052

Re: Waterwitch Drawings

Good luck with the project, we look forward to some pictures once you get started!

Very pleased with our Kubuto and 22 horses sounds about right!

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Fri November 19th, 2010, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Riptide performance - build tweaks
Replies: 6
Views: 12780

Re: Riptide performance - build tweaks

Re the balanced query, that refers to the sail plan balancing the keel shape for helm weight. What you need to achieve is slight weather helm. too much helm slows the boat and is tiring on the crew, cured by adding sail area forward or keel area aft. the keel on the riptide is OK, and no one has com...
by Fiddler's Green
Fri November 19th, 2010, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 28052

Re: Waterwitch Drawings

Hope to hear the wood shavings are piling up very shortly!

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Fri November 19th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Centerboard vs. Bilge Keel - Framing and Reinforcement
Replies: 1
Views: 6242

Re: Centerboard vs. Bilge Keel - Framing and Reinforcement

Yes, you are correct, the bilge keels create a lot of stress and must be backed with large timbers that span several frames and thus spread the load. The Eventide I have uses exactly the same principle and the bilge keel timbers extend from the fore cabin to the cockpit. If you have a CD of the draw...
by Fiddler's Green
Thu November 18th, 2010, 1:21 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Trailer for a Wild Duck
Replies: 7
Views: 9545

Re: Trailer for a Wild Duck

Pleased that helped! Re the overhangs etc, we fitted all out trailers with side and read reflectors, plus bright white mudguards etc. Even bought 2 sets of minature LED bike lamps to fix on front and back of mudguards, just to make sure they were visible at night. We hung the trailer board on the ba...
by Fiddler's Green
Tue August 24th, 2010, 12:30 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Athaena - Foredeck repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 51761

Re: Athaena - Foredeck repairs

Hello chris,

I have just posted a link to this page on the Stoppress page of the site, a big well done to you for all your efforts and for posting it all on here, Good sailing in her!
John
by Fiddler's Green
Sat August 7th, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: buccaneer history
Replies: 7
Views: 15785

Re: buccaneer history

Yes sadly Jim has not hung onto her for long! and I have just traced a load of info about her from a file i had been having trouble reading... She used to belong to my chum Vic Maynard, and I never remembered!
John
by Fiddler's Green
Mon August 2nd, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Athaena - Foredeck repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 51761

Re: Athaena - Foredeck repairs

Looking Good, more power to the painters elbow!
John
by Fiddler's Green
Mon August 2nd, 2010, 6:10 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Cruise of the "El Lobo" 1965
Replies: 4
Views: 9442

Re: Cruise of the "El Lobo" 1965

Hello John,

can you contact us direct by email from the website please.

Regards,
John Williams
Eventide Owners Group.
by Fiddler's Green
Wed July 14th, 2010, 9:08 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Athaena - Foredeck repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 51761

Re: Athaena - Foredeck repairs

Hello Chris, not so sure about the stainless bolts, unless they are totally sealed in Sikaflex so no part is in the water.. Stainless has the ability to rot twice as fast as cast iron if in waterlogged timber with no air round it, 'Sheilding corrosion' it is called. I would have gone for bronze if t...
by Fiddler's Green
Fri May 7th, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Athaena - Foredeck repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 51761

Re: Athaena - Foredeck repairs

Thanks Chris, look forward to it!

john
by Fiddler's Green
Wed April 21st, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Almost all the YM designs
Replies: 10
Views: 15890

Re: Almost all the YM designs

Hello Steve, The list is not extensive I grant you but it includes all the drawings we used to sell before the old assoc died, plus a few others of MG's we have collected and a lot of Colin Faggetters. The way you have written the list it looks as if the WildDuck and 3 Tonner were not Alan Buchanan'...
by Fiddler's Green
Wed April 14th, 2010, 9:16 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Hurth HBW slipping!
Replies: 9
Views: 13224

Re: Hurth HBW slipping!

Well you are a brave man! I have not got beyond threatening mine! However I can tell you the box can work either way, so whichever position gives you ahead is correct, or at least that is what it said on my Hurth 35/50 leaflet... I would do what you are now planing, ask an expert and pay up. There i...