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by jules22
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heron centerboard case leak
Replies: 12
Views: 10109

Re: Heron centerboard case leak

Thanks, I shall attempt to remove it complete.

What should I stick it back down with, thickened epoxy or silkaflex ?
by jules22
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heron centerboard case leak
Replies: 12
Views: 10109

Heron centerboard case leak

I have started work on the 1952 heron ( sail number 17) , easy jobs and a repaint/varnish mostly, but......... I took it to the club and floated it for the first time today, as I had been told to expect a leak round the CB case and wanted to check this out before doing to much work. I got 1/2" of wa...
by jules22
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New (old) boat advice
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

Re: New (old) boat advice

Update: I have ended up with a lovely little 12' Heron from 1952 (Thanks to Pat and Sandy who saved it :D ) Plan is to make front and rear buoyancy/storage tanks with big hatches, that are easily removed from the hull with screws. She will wear a hybrid rig of original heron mast with 1964 mirror ga...
by jules22
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA open?
Replies: 32
Views: 16580

Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Sounds great ! :D .

Won't the river be busy with all the narrowboats/ powerboaters on a bank holiday ?. As if the event is, where I think it is, is it not part of the Avon ring ?.
by jules22
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New (old) boat advice
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

Re: New (old) boat advice

Thanks all for your replies, some good suggestions. :D I should add that this dinghy will not be raced !, just sailed/cruised/camped in and generally had fun in. A stable comfortable boat is the aim and ideally an old wooden one What is the considered wisdom of changing a wooden centerboard to a met...
by jules22
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New (old) boat advice
Replies: 9
Views: 6418

New (old) boat advice

I am going to start sailing on on the tidal part of the river severn near the bridges so need something a bit bigger and heavier, add to this I have just joined the DCA and plan to start cruising in company next year. I will be sailing with my 12 year old daughter and want something that we could ge...
by jules22
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: leak in hull....
Replies: 10
Views: 6302

Re: leak in hull....

Sailed briefly at the weekend and all is now well, Flo is very pleased with it, just a bit of gellcoat to touch-up over the winter sometime.

Thanks for all the help/ideas. Cheers. J :)
by jules22
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Covers for wooden boats
Replies: 17
Views: 10657

Re: Covers for wooden boats

+1 for sail register. They have just made a cover for Flo's concept 302, very pleased with the cover and a good price too.

I would definitely use them again.
by jules22
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Heron 17 - fully original, one owner, great condition
Replies: 6
Views: 4542

Re: Heron 17 - fully original, one owner, great condition

Hello, I am interested, did you take any pictures when you went to rig ?. Cheers. J
by jules22
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: leak in hull....
Replies: 10
Views: 6302

Re: leak in hull....

The air test works a treat. 10 millibar standing pressure is plenty , a garden sprayer with washing up liquid and water makes easy work of soaping the hull up. The whole spinney tube and ends have been out and resealed, the bottom of the mast tube had never been properly glued in and a poor repair t...
by jules22
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Club 420 Date of Mfg.
Replies: 17
Views: 10841

Re: Club 420 Date of Mfg.

Our club has recently bought 6 old 420's as club boats, I would put them as 70's boats. No transom flap, just a standard bailer in the floor. Pull on the forestay and use ply packers at base of mast ,to tension the rig. I was testing one out on the lake and the wind picked up to about 20k , it was g...
by jules22
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: leak in hull....
Replies: 10
Views: 6302

Re: leak in hull....

Thanks everyone , I had already done one end of the spinney pipe, perhaps I should do the other too if its a weak point. Drain bung fitting was one of the things I had thought of doing !, so good to see it works for the rooster guy. Have cobbled up an adaptor bung tonight, I already have a pressure ...
by jules22
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: leak in hull....
Replies: 10
Views: 6302

Re: leak in hull....

what would be a safe pressure ?.
by jules22
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: leak in hull....
Replies: 10
Views: 6302

leak in hull....

Hi All, some time since I last needed to bother you, but I am in need of guidance again. My youngest daughter has a concept 302 (lost class), its grp and twin skinned. water is getting into the hull void, despite my best efforts I have not been successful in stopping it. It may well be a combination...
by jules22
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hanging boats up
Replies: 9
Views: 5575

Re: Hanging boats up

I have the mirror hung up for the winter, 4x2 at each end (crossways) with a rope on each end , with galv staple plates screwed to the joists with big screws (all from screwfix). Had thought about cam buckle straps as above, good to know that they work well , will get some now to make getting it dow...