Archive for Paul Hepworth

Rudder modification to Malibu

The Tomahawk’s rudder is built in grp. Two mild steel tangs are welded to the stainless steel rudder stock and these are then sandwiched between the two faces of the rudder and filled with polyurethane foam. This system was fairly common in Read more

The Apache

Titchmarsh Marina

Fin Keel

Yanmar YSE 12

Ann Rose II

AnnRose II

Owned by  –  Chris Stroud

Home Port  –  Plymouth

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Photograph to be provided

Owned by  –  Imogen Makepease and John Somerville

Home Port  –

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Hawk of Toma

Photograph to be provided

Owned by Kieran Fawcett

Home Port  –  Bristol

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Haywyre Denis Hurt IOM009


Owned by Denis Hurt

Home Port  –

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A cruise in Icelandic waters

by Hakon Helgason

 This article has been written by Hakon Helgason – a TOA member from Iceland. Hakon is an experienced sailor, an airline pilot and an engine fitter – he has offered to help members if they have problems with their boats! Hakon writes:

‘’Dear friends, I would like to tell you about a sailing trip in Icelandic waters, from the capital city, Reykjavík, around the Snæfellsnes peninsula into Breiðafjörður bay and back – around 290 Nm in total Read more

Trailer for Malibu

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Trailer arrangement for Malibu – by Don Baines

I’ve measured Malibu’s footprint on my launching trolley.  The twin keels are maximum 64 inches apart at their widest, 52 inches apart at their inside edge. Both are 57 inches long. The photograph shows that the keels are not spread as wide as her maximum beam dimension.

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A copy of the Marcon brochure issued back in 1971 (!) with some useful dimensions can be found under Tomahawk specification

Beta control panel

The control panel for my old 9hp Solé diesel was just inside the brdgedeck, at the top of the companionway, but facing into the cabin. When I fitted a new Beta 13hp five years ago I made a recessed housing Read more

Swift Wind

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Swift Wind  –  Previously owned by a past Member of the TOA,

Advertised in ‘Boat Shed’ Gosport – recently removed from their site.

Twin keel,  Sail no ?,  1990,

Engine Yanmar 10hp

Equipment – VHF, Speed, Depth

Sailing area – Solent