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  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    The wires go down the inside of the mast on my 28. The masts were made slightly hollow. The very last ones were hollow spars from Noble masts.

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Contact Sam Heard, he makes them.

    07977 239 341

  • Posted by John Grierson

    Peter,

    I am interested in buying an 18ft Tosher and need a bit more info on the spec.  Do you know what your boat weighs and also how much ballast has she got?  Do you intend to trail your boat and if so what vehicle do you intend to use as a towing vehicle?

    I look...

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Hi I got mine made by skb they had the messurements on file. There is a good artical int artical section of this site about the top sail.  I use a cut down dinghy mast.

     

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  • Posted by John Grierson

    Hi Steve,

    I would be interested to know how you get on towing Chough.  What sort of vehicle do you use as the tow car?  Have you encountered any particular launch, recovering or towing problems?

    Grateful for your comments

    Regards

    John

  • Posted by John Grierson

    I am currently toying with the idea of purchasing a Tosher 18 for day cruising.  I have a towing capacity of 1300 kgs with my present car and am wondering whether this will be sufficient to tow a Tosher 18.  Has anyone any comments please?

     

  • Posted by Malcolm Goram

    Hi Steve,

    I would like to congratulate you (allbeit belatedley) on this article; the festival seems to be a bit of a secret here in the UK. The French organise it in a most honest and practical fashion and we enjoy it out of all the festivals. It is a real sailors paradise with over...

  • Posted by Malcolm Goram

    Many thanks, Steve,
    The truth is I have too many boats at the moment! A 1920's clinker built gaff yawl "Plugger" restored in 2007 fitted with a 5HP Stuart Turner (descibed as a 'Gentleman's Dayboat'), a Conrad Natzio Oystercatcher 16 (under repair), and a Den Aston Longboat (to be...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    SKB sails may well have the dimensions since they have made many of the sails for the Heard boats.

    tel 01326 372107

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Malcolm, that was a great article thanks for posting.

    What boat are you sailing now?

    Regards, Steve

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Enjoyed the program.  My boat was just out of shot when they were in Tarbet.

    I spent time looking for set up and sailing hints. Suprised to see the jib sheet going between the stays. Loads of chafe I would have tought.

  • Posted by Martyn Alvey

    Thought I'd just post a note on the forum to mention that the other half has set up a blog to record the work we're doing on Charm this winter; having bored her facebook friends last winter she's giving them a rest this year!

    If you're interested in following what we're up to have a look...

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Saskia used to belong to a friend of mine. She is a very nice boat. I always thought that she was a little under ballasted as she seems to have more freeboard than my boat. But she does sail well.There is plenty of standing headroom.

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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...


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