Archive for Technical

Designing a new tabernacle

Designing a new tabernacle

At the end of last season we thought we should take the mast down and check all the fixtures, fittings and rope work, to our surprise as we raised the mast the tabernacle (mast support) fell apart. Read more

Rudder pintal – Many Moons

Rudder Pintals – by Robert Haines, Jan 14th 2006

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Many Moons sailed to The Channel Islands, Biscay and Gibraltar before resting up in Mediterranean Spain for a Christmas breather. Before departing the Solent in June 2005, I treated her to a major refit to ensure our safety. She had a ten week “makeover” in the Universal Boat Yard, Hamble. The job at the top of my list was: The Rudder. Read more

New engine – Malibu

by Don Baines – date

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Malibu is kept on a swinging mooring in the River Blackwater, and takes the mud on her twin keels each tide. She is tractor-launched down the slip at the Blackwater Sailing Club in April on her own purpose-built four-wheel trolley (Picture 1), and recovered the same way at the end of October. Read more

Hatches – Haida of Wareham

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Haida of Wareham was bom in 1973 and for several years priotities centred on matters other than the forehatch. Once dealt with, the “dreaded forehatch” received attention when in 1983, faced with the Read more

Skeg dimensions – Cochise

While my skeg is detached I’ve made tracings & taken some pics in case anyone else needs info. Read more

Design and Fitting of Water Tank to Squaw

By Roland Liddell

Fresh water in the keel sump of my fin keeled Tommy was traced to a ruptured neoprene water “bag” (supplied by a well known company) I had fitted in the larger of the two lockers of the forecabin. Read more

Headlining the Forecabin – Nokomis

By Gordon Keyte,

         Although the main cabin of Nokomis was nicely lined and insulated, the forecabin was not and consequently suffered from condensation every winter or whenever it was cold. Read more

Twin Bow Roller For Tomahawks

By Don Baines (Malibu)

It’s always good when an innovation solves two problems and not just one. A problem Gordon Knight had on Ceilidh, which he often sails single-handed, was preparing her anchor for rapid deployment before leaving his swinging mooring on the River Blackwater. Read more

Replacement Rudder Shoe Bearing for Vandini

Replacement Rudder Shoe Bearing for Vandini

Towards the end of 2010 we had noticed that Vandini was becoming far more uncomfortable to helm, the tiller would shake when the engine was on and when sailing it just felt loose, even the auto helm seemed to have a mind of its own! On inspection after the haul out at the end of the 2010 season it was clear that the Rudder Shoe bearing was badly worn. Read more

Midship Cleats

Midship Cleats

At 8’ 6” to 25’ the Tomahawk has a large beam to length ratio. When coming alongside her bow and stern are some way away from the pontoon when her midships are positioned just at stepping-off point. Read more