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  • Posted by Guest

    great!!!!
    I just build a forum for the dutch oldgaffers. So I know what a hell of a job it is to make it. see: www.oldgaffers.nl.

    my compliments

    Joachim van Houweninge
    Ragamuffin

  • Posted by Guest

    Well, I must conceed that I'm not sure that the benefit is worth the cost; especially if the price on the classicmarine website (now bookmarked, thanks) for 24" levers is anything to go by. That's why I wanted some other opinions. :)

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Yes I see. so you grab the rope, find the loop?, and hook it on. Quite simple.
    But seeing as you've already got an expensive winch to use why not use it instead of shelling out ££££s on Highfield levers? Also with the winch you can vary the tension, although I'm not sure if this is an...

  • Posted by Guest

    As I understand it, you hook the end of the stay onto the lever and push /pull the lever over through 180° to apply the tension.

    When you let it off the end unhooks and the stay is free to fall back as far as required.

    But as I've never used 'em myself I could've got it wrong.

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    You can get Highfield Levers from Classic Marine...

  • Posted by Guest

    Hello everyone,

    great to see the forum online; though I'd add a couple of useful websites to those that Aeolus has posted:-

    http://expert.weatheronline.co.uk

    (NB: no www on the...

  • Posted by Sally Coward

    Hi Brian

    The AGM will be on Saturday 21st October at Mylor Yacht Club. Notices will be going out to members shortly.

    Regards
    Sally

  • Posted by Brian Neale

    There seems to be a forum on the web for most of my other interests, so it's good to see this one now up and running as well!

  • Posted by Sally Coward

    Hi Graeme

    The Picarooner is an ideal family boat, stiff and safe. One member did install a fairly large genoa and got a better windward performance. I am not sure whether you wish to be beating hard up to windward with your family on board. We had a Picarooner for five years.

    ...

  • Posted by Sally Coward

    Hi Bob and Steve,
    For safety we have always made sure that the windward backstay was up tight even when running. This is out of an abundance of caution but better that than a broken mast perhaps.

    Delighted to see you are all enjoying the forum.

    Sally and Martyn

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hi Bob, I had hoped that someone who actually knew what they were talking about would reply.
    I do have a backstay on all of the time but I think they are only necessary when running or when beating hard. The backstays not only support the mast but tension the jib halyard.
    In light...

  • Posted by Guest

    Now that sounds exciting! - I"ll be sure to check my 'bolt' tonight.

    Sorry for your misadventure, but this sure shows how helpful this forum can be - thanks for sharing.....

  • Posted by Emily Coward

    No problem Steve. Glad you got it sorted :)

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Thanks Emily, all sorted now.

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Well I'm trying to do this... the smallest I can get an 80x80 is 7.37kb. Going to have to read the photoshop manual !

    Well have found a stockone that fits, but my own plus others dont fit the 80x80 and 6kb.

  • Posted by Colin Stroud

    Hello Mike. Thought I would try out the new forum for the first time.

    I hope Clive will reply to your posting as he is in charge of the boat register but in the meantime I have looked through the last copy I have which shows only three on the east coast:
    1) "Plum"(my one)
    2)...

  • Posted by Colin Stroud

    Many thanks to Emily for setting up this GALA Forum.

  • Posted by Emily Coward

    Hi Steve,

    BBCode and HTML tags are currently disabled in the forum at the moment. I didn't want people who are not members uploading invalid code and generally messing up the forum. I have seen this happen on other forums.

    If more members want to use BBCode and HTML tags I will...

  • Posted by Jason Arthur

    Hi Greame

    The forum should be a breath of fresh air during the winter months when all our boats are tucked away.

    I've launched my Picarooner (Dawnie) at 5 different sites now. Most frseh water slips are quite shallow so I always let the 4x4 go in as far as posible. On shallow slips...


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