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by John Hainsworth
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Keel pins snapped
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Re: Keel pins snapped

My trailer has a sub frame with the wheels attached and the boat is carried on the main frame. To work on the keel i loosen the bolts attaching the sub frame to the main frame, jack up the trailer until the wheels are free, put in 4 axle stands for security and wheel the wheels out of the way. I the...
by John Hainsworth
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Keel repairs
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

Re: Keel repairs

Having reached the age when scrabbling on my knees to raise the keel is a pest, I decided to use a trailer winch which I fitted on the bridge deck under the step into the cabin. I cut a hole in the top of the keel box and built up a support with an inspection plate included and then led a 1200 kg dy...
by John Hainsworth
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outboards and salt water
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

outboard well

Hi Steve, The mod. is a bit awkward but do-able and works with a short shaft engine. It enables the engine to be lifted clear of the water for sailing or mooring. First measure your engine leg length and compare it with the distance from the mounting point to the stern of the boat to see whether it ...
by John Hainsworth
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outboards and salt water
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Outboards and salt water

I extended my well by cutting out the bottom of the boat to the transom. My short shaft Yamaha Malta now swings up clear of the water. I also strengthened the transom in case I had weakened the boat. It works ok with a small engine . John. From: pmasters ( forum-general@swift18.org ) Sent: ‎18/‎...
by John Hainsworth
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Rudder and Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Rudder and Stock

Hi Hibbo, I've tried to send details but the forum mail box was full. If you send me your email address I'll send them direct. I remember Burnley from 1970 - 76 when I lived on Scott Park Road. Happy Days. John On 27/06/2014 15:40, Hiibbo wrote: Hi John, thanks for the info. Did you take any picture...
by John Hainsworth
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Rudder and Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Rudder and Stock

Hi Andy, You're talking money. I had similar problems and fabricated a stock our of heavy duty alloy. I also split the rudder, inserted an alloy liner, stuck the two halves together, filled with foam and sheathed with woven roving and epoxy. It seems to work OK. John On 23/06/2014 22:14, Hiibbo wrot...
by John Hainsworth
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Launching on Friday.
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Launching on Friday.

Good to hear that you're ready to go The cockpit lockers should be a good place for a sensor but I would put it as far forward and as near the centre line as possible to ensure that it stay in the water. My head lining was shot at when I got the boat so I ripped it out and coated the roof with glass...
by John Hainsworth
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: winches
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

winches

One of my Barlow winches came apart under pressure and I am looking for replacement. Can anybody help?

John
by John Hainsworth
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Leak - Water between the hulls, in the foam
Replies: 9
Views: 3749

Leak - Water between the hulls, in the foam

There is a lot of pressure in the keel box when sailing so even the smallest hole lets in a fair amount of water. If you're planning to remove the keel bolt you'll need to lift the boat well clear of the trailer and make sure you have jackes ready to take the weight. I separate the main trailer fram...
by John Hainsworth
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post about length of mast
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

Mast length & Towing

I tow mine behind a Renault Scenic. The mast is 26ft long and the distance from the bow roller to the tow hitch is 5ft. The mast extends over the car roof and behind the boat.You could lie the mast at an angle from a support on the transom to another at the tabernacle and a third at the pulpit. When...
by John Hainsworth
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A winters (tell)tale!
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

A winters (tell)tale!

Well done, you did better than I. Just before the storms I rowed out to check my mooring and got blown up Poole Harbour and had to wade back. The next day I saw that the rope had snapped but the chain was holding. The next day the riser had parted from the sinker and the boat was floating quietly up...
by John Hainsworth
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing
Replies: 3
Views: 2174

Towing

Hi Bob, Check your car manual which should tell you your maximum towing weight for a braked trailer. You'll need to take boat and trailer to a weighbridge to check it out and it may pay to empty boast into car before trailing. I use a Renault Scenic 1600 which feels to be on the limit, but I only do...
by John Hainsworth
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redstart no.174
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

Redstart no.174

Hi John, Hope he can manage it. Welding aluminium seems to be a specialist job so you may have to search further. John On 09/11/2013 09:39, Boy John wrote: Hi John, I am going to my local blacksmiths first to see if he can repair the old one, if not then I will try and make one. I want to get it sor...
by John Hainsworth
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redstart no.174
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

Redstart no.174

Hi John I had the same problem and made an aluminium strap with lugs welded on it to take the spreaders. John. On 06/11/2013 13:35, Boy John wrote: Hello. I have just become the new owner of Redstart sail no.174, I will be keeping her in Drummore SW Scotland and sailing her in Luce bay. I plan on tr...
by John Hainsworth
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Leak - Water between the hulls, in the foam
Replies: 9
Views: 3749

Leak - Water between the hulls, in the foam

Hi Andy, I had a similar problem. My solution was to take the winch handle off, unsrew any self tappers holding the keel box cover and then remove that, clean out the offending hole with a drill slightly larger than the hole, then fill with a mix of epoxy resin and filler (micro fibres). You should ...