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  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    In my last post I put my height at 162 cm, but I'm actually 182 cm, which makes it a bit more difficult. I would have opted for 162 though, because I strongly believe that too much superstructure, or trunk, destroys the design of the boat. I'm willing to sacrifice some standing headroom in order...

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    Thank you, Graham

    The thing about Saskia is these solid beams in the cabin roof. It looks nice, but wouldn't they come in the way for a standing headrooom? I'm 162 cm.

    I'm also curious about what the 28s cost new. Do you know?

    Henrik

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Saskia is up for sale

    http://yachts.apolloduck.co.uk/boats.phtml?id=2274&mi=13563

     

    I have been on her and she is...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    I followed the building of my boat from start to finish. I didn't get a tape measure out. The hull is massively built.

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    Thanks a lot Steve!

    I'm also wondering if you or anybody else of the 28-owners have measured the thickness of the hull when working with the thru-hulls.

    Cheers,

    Henrik

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    PM sent re the boat you are considering.

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    Yes, Steve, the boat looks good indeed. But looks can decieve, so I guess there's no other way than a thorough tapping of the areas in question. You right about the plugs. It doesn't look like it's screwed on by the pictures.

    Henrik

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Have just spoken to Sam. He imagines that the deck was not put on by them. So he cannot help with your question.

    As I suggested earlier there should be evidence of screws in the deck if it was screwed on. They will have plugs over them. Should be obvious.

    Steve

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    That boat looks great in the photos, same colour as mine :-)

    Just tried to ring Sam but he is difficult to get hold of.

    Contact details here

    http://www.gaffersandluggers.co.uk/   But email may not be answered.

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

     

    Thanks Steve, that would be very much appreciated! Sam Heard would know.

    The boat I have in mind is this:...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    I could ask Sam Heard next time I'm down in Mylor but that will be in a couple of weeks. 

    My boat has ply then 4 layers of glass which run up the gunwales, then teak which was glued not screwed. Boat built 2002.

    There's always a worry with ply. If the Iroko was screwed you...

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    Hi Steve

    Yes, I understand the hull is solid. But one of the boats I have in mind has a iroko deck over ply, which looks good but at the same time sets of all the alarm bells in me. If it's screwed down I'm out, since a rotten ply smells of full restoration.

    Any ideas how they did...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Henrik.

    There is no blog that I'm aware of. Unfortunately the young skipper of the recent crossing..there and back..drowned while swimming off his boat in a local river. Sad and ironic.

    Curlew is kept at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth Cornwall and I have skippered her for...

  • Posted by Henrik Nor-Hansen

    Thanks Steve!

    About the two 28s crossing the Atlantic, they shouldn't by any chance have a blog or a book? I'm surprised that there's so little information to find about the 28s, especially since these designs are steeped in history. What I find is the American built Bristol Channel...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hello Henrik. Welcome to the Forum.

    I too had concerns about the bowsprit in heavy weather. I've had my 28 for eleven years now and have taken her through some quite large waves. Yes the bowsprit will bury itself into big waves but I have had no problems. I do have the stays quite tight...

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Tried that when I first got her (as that was how she was rigged) found the firction made it stick. Tried using lacing and parrel beads but that did not work as well as I wanted. I would have then tried mast hoops, but never had any (or wanted to drop mast) so made up some with rope and beads. It...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hi Graham, thanks for posting the links to photos and the video.

    Your wind vane steering looks impressive!

    One thing I did notice is that the mainsail lacing around Carrie's mast is incorrect.

    Starting from the sail, take the line around the mast then back to the sail. Then...

  • Posted by Graham Benson
  • Posted by Graham Benson

    There should be two Heards at Peel this year one 28 and one 23. Saskia and Carrie.  see you there if you decide to go.

    Graham "Carrie"

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    http://s616.photobucket.com/user/heard23/library/Rocket?sort=3&page=1

    I saw Rocket in Tarbet Loch Fyne. She was up...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Welcome Joe. The site is not very active but gems of help and info do appear from time to time!

    Please post more details of Ariel. Regards, Steve

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    First night with wider berth zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz slept well.

  • Posted by Graham Benson
  • Posted by Martyn Alvey

    Many thanks for the welcome.  Can anyone recommend a good rigging book that covers the rig setup on a Tosher.  Having bought a boat that hasn't been in the water for 3 years we were not able to see it fully rigged.  I think we have all the bits we need, but I need to fathom out...

  • Posted by Martyn Alvey

    Having worked on Charm over the winter and Sam Heard refitting the engine and doing some excellent work on the bowsprit to enable us to raise it when on our berth we're booked to go in the water at the end of March.  If anyone has a couple of hours to give us assurance that we've got our...


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