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  • Chris, Please give me a ring for all info . 01475 670551. Martin --- On Sun, 26/7/09, Spike wrote: From: Spike Subject: [privateer20] Re Centre plate casing/rust - question for Martin To: privateer20@^$1 Date: Sunday, 26 July, 2009, 9:15 PM Hello Martin - can you be a bit more specific about this problem? My boat has some rust staining in the bilge below the very rusty mast support...
    Martin Wilson Jul 28, 2009
  • Oliver I have 2 rudder fittings in bronze by Daveys [now Classic something or other?] being gudgeon and pintle. About 3 years old with little use. They are reassuringly adequate for the Privateer. They are currently bolted onto a rudder stock complete with [home made] tiller and tiller hood fitting. The whole is surplus to requirements and yours for a song! Let me know if...
    Martin Wilson Jul 24, 2009
  • Views on weather helm. The shape of the rudder blade is unlikely to make any difference. I am on my 4th. The boat does not suffer from weather helm in the sense that she is a poor underwater shape or that she is wrongly rigged. She does however suffer from sudden changes in the weight of the helm. This I suggest is brought about by her underwater configuration. She is 'flat...
    Martin Wilson Jul 23, 2009
  • The boat is lightly built and suitable for upto moderate conditions . Crew ballast makes a wionderful difference but is not essential. The boat is now old indeed classic.Her greatest area of weakness is the casing for the centreplate. Look fo any sign whatsover that ther is rust coming through at the aft end of the casing or that the bilge has been painted to cover deterioration in...
    Martin Wilson Jul 23, 2009
  • Hi Walter. I have 2 Privateer jibs [ochre] and 2 [brand new this season] Barton jib furlers and top swivels which I kept behind when selling the boat. Reasonable offers accepted? Martin /09, Spike wrote: From: Spike Subject: [privateer20] Re: New Owner To: privateer20@^$1 Date: Thursday, 16 July, 2009, 10:11 AM --- In privateer20@yahoogroups. co.uk , "walterdekretser" wrote: > > Hi...
    Martin Wilson Jul 23, 2009
  • Oliver, I fitted tracks from RWO with sliders that will take the blocks of your choice. For a fair lead to the jammers from the blocks, I fitted s/s plates to stop chafe over the cockpit coaming. martin --- On Mon, 13/7/09, Oliver Shaw wrote: From: Oliver Shaw Subject: [privateer20] Headsail sheet leads To: privateer20@^$1 Date: Monday, 13 July, 2009, 12:41 AM I am comparatively...
    Martin Wilson Jul 23, 2009
  • Graham, Please give me a call when you get back and maybe an invite on board the new ship ? I am looking about at the moment for a replacement for Serendipity Have a good trip. Martin From: gbenson2001 To: privateer20@^$1 Sent: Monday, 6 July, 2009 19:07:50 Subject: [privateer20] Re: Replacement for Black Pig I plan on putting her in the Clyde. You do not seem to get as many drying...
    Martin Wilson Jul 9, 2009
  • Chris, Thanks for your efforts anyway. I took a photo of the drop keel when it was out for a repaint recently but not too good at the uploading business I'm afraid! What I noticed was that over the years, the hole for the pivot bolt had worn slightly oval but the S/S pivot bolt was good. The serious wear was on the hole for the lifting shackle- approaching paper thin and unlikely...
    Martin Wilson Jun 21, 2009
  • Oliver's observations on the shape of/ original rudder design are useful. [I too sailed GP's in the 60's -Skite 4213!] Serendipity was without rudder when I purchased her so I made one out of 25mm ply. I am on the 4th blade. The first snapped off about 3 miles offshore because at that time I could not tell how much keel to let down and the weatherhelm in the gusts would have tired...
    Martin Wilson Jun 18, 2009
  • --- In privateer20@^$1, "Spike" wrote: > > Hello all - my first post here as I have just bought a privateer. This is only our second sailing boat so the whole thing is very new and a little mysterious. I've uploaded some pics to the photos section (pretty ropey quality but I'll have another go sometime) - as you can see my boat has been customised quite a lot in the past, and is in...
    cockmalane Jun 17, 2009