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by Fiddler's Green
Mon March 8th, 2010, 6:52 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Height of Riptide
Replies: 9
Views: 9683

Re: Height of Riptide

Hello Iain, sorry to miss you.

Enjoy the sailing, in some of MG's home waters!

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Wed March 3rd, 2010, 1:19 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Height of Riptide
Replies: 9
Views: 9683

Re: Height of Riptide

Hello Iain, Sorry to hear there is damage to her... any idea where on the bow and how it happened...? afloat or ashore? Cannot recall if Ramilles has a tabernackle or not, but suspect pulpit and guard rails will take her up over the 10 ft mark..... Did you get a CD from us already? I have not looked...
by Fiddler's Green
Fri February 26th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Maurice Griffiths
Topic: MG Drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 14922

Re: MG Drawings

Hello Chris nothing heard here?

Mail is working fine this end loads of mail in, just not from you... try again, enquiries@eventides.org.uk

Regards,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Tue February 23rd, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: Maurice Griffiths
Topic: MG Drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 14922

Re: MG Drawings

Hello Chris, no we do not have the Athaena 'per say', but MG was crafty, when someone asked for a set of drawings for the Athaena to be drawn up, like an Eventide but not an Eventide... he took the Eventide drawings and modified them! Just as was done for the GH 26! The cabin top was altered to matc...
by Fiddler's Green
Sun February 21st, 2010, 1:57 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: mainsheet handling
Replies: 4
Views: 6210

Re: mainsheet handling

Hi Mike, you are quite right, I was thinking he had boththe two ends to cleat, but it does say, when I read it more carefully, the rope starts at the block on the boom.... He will not get as much purchase with that as when two doubles are used and the bitter end is secured on deck or to the becket o...
by Fiddler's Green
Sun February 21st, 2010, 1:46 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Athaena - Foredeck repairs
Replies: 41
Views: 51761

Re: Athaena - Foredeck repairs

Good point Mike, Epoxy is OK on it's own as a glue but need filler stands of some sort in this sort of application.... Microfibres were sold to me for this and microsheres too, worked well.

John
by Fiddler's Green
Sun February 21st, 2010, 1:43 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Golden Hind restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 13981

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Thanks for the link to the pics, good idea to place the link on here. there was one on the site as wel, buried away deep in the bowels somewhere!

Well done
John
by Fiddler's Green
Sat February 13th, 2010, 10:23 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Almost all the YM designs
Replies: 10
Views: 15890

Re: Almost all the YM designs

Well it is a while since the first entry... and in the meantime we have acquired every sheet of drawings from the YM designs, from the Junior up to the Riptide, and all the steel versions as well, (except the Wild Duck!). We have got hold of the Senior booklet that Martin Lewis wrote and a lot of th...
by Fiddler's Green
Thu February 11th, 2010, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Going to Windward
Replies: 1
Views: 6131

Re: Going to Windward

sorry not to have seen the post earlier, hope you are still out there, and not tacking off a lee shore! If perfomance is what you were after the fin keel wins every time. However most of us have these boats for other reasons, drying out in shallow places, creek crawling and trailing. However a moder...
by Fiddler's Green
Thu February 11th, 2010, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Mouette uncovered!
Replies: 4
Views: 10897

Re: Mouette uncovered!

Hello Peter, we would love to see these pictures! Interesting to hear one was instantly modified! Is there any chance you have a copy of the book and can scan them as jpg files? If you can please send direct to enquiries@eventides.org.uk The design was sort of popular for a very brief period, with t...
by Fiddler's Green
Fri January 15th, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Waterwitch 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' leeds
Replies: 6
Views: 9202

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

Go to the top of the class Chris, well spotted! the very same WW.

John
by Fiddler's Green
Fri January 15th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Waterwitch 'Sai-lon' Ex 'Lucky duck' leeds
Replies: 6
Views: 9202

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

Hi Chris, James. This is a Waterwitch and the chances of two being there are probably slim, so bet this is Lucky Duck! What a name! Not GRP but of course GRP sheathed, which was quite common. OK if done well, but GRP does not seem to stick as well as epoxy. Had to strip all the sheathing off my Even...
by Fiddler's Green
Sat July 4th, 2009, 12:34 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Sir Frederick Browning - rare MG design?
Replies: 14
Views: 14523

Re: Sir Frederick Browning - rare MG design?

Hope by now you have the book and have found the pages on Kismet and her sister ship.

I will get round to adding all the great pics, but been a bit busy here at the moment!

Good sailing,
John
by Fiddler's Green
Sat July 4th, 2009, 12:32 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: small ships register a waste of money?
Replies: 2
Views: 4461

Re: small ships register a waste of money?

Hello Steve, Agree with Chris, the SSR is not for the publics benefit, but to prevent an owner wanting to go foreign having to have full Merchant Shipping Act Registration for their little boat. The certificate is all you need for the continent but is just a bit of paper and doen not even prove owne...
by Fiddler's Green
Sat July 4th, 2009, 12:25 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: What's the weight of a Cockler?
Replies: 3
Views: 4680

Re: What's the weight of a Cockler?

Hello Tim, Do I suspect from you comments that you had a set of drawings for the Cockler? If so we would love to lay our hand on then to scan them for others, as these drawings are getting scarse these days. One day no one will have any. Our policy is to pass all these drawings on to members at cost...