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  • Hi Oliver The attachments have come through fine with the email on my Samsung android phone. Jonathan On 17 Nov 2017 11:30, " acapella13934@^$1 [privateer20]" < privateer20@^$2 > wrote: Tony, Your attachment has not appeared. I have not been able to debug the reason, but it seems that even though the controls are set to permit attachments, in fact they never work. Even I, as the...
    Jonathan Knight Nov 17, 2017
  • Hi Oliver I only have the Barton Furling system on both fore sails so they are either in or out and can be kept under tension. I assume your system has an open sided drum like the Barton furler, allowing the line if loose to drop off the drum. It doesn't seem to me to be beyond the bounds of impossibility to make a drum out of glassfibre, first making a former possibly from wood...
    Jonathan Knight Sep 1, 2017
  • I am quite happy accepting the situation. If the boat is left unattended on the water I remove the bung. When on the boat the bung is replaced. I have a slatted false floor which keeps my feet above any water that I can't be bothered to remove. I have put a two way valve on my bilge pump so that I can pump water out of the cockpit instead of the sump. If the water builds I can turn...
    Jonathan Knight Aug 16, 2017
  • Thanks Oliver enjoy your holiday. Jonathan On 16 Jul 2017 07:06, " acapella13934@^$1 [privateer20]" < privateer20@^$2 > wrote: As an update, I learn from a friend on the GP14 site that he is having similar problems, and from our joint experiences it appears to be a Yahoo problem, and to be browser specific. We both find that accessing by our usual routes we are now required to sign...
    Jonathan Knight Jul 16, 2017
  • Well done Oliver. You are very generous to your launch crew, but I guess in the circumstances they were rushing. Just to boast Iast year I invested in a new to me trailer based on two sets of swinging rollers. After a lot of re-adjusting and the addition of a couple of front keel rollers I am able to pull the boat on and off the ground, no water necessary. The trailer also carries...
    Jonathan Knight Jul 11, 2017
  • Hi At some point I intend replacing my windows though any leakage is extremely small. However they are rather hazy. I propose following the modern approach, doing away with the rubber gasket and cut a window slightly larger than the opening and glue and screw the window to the glassfibre. I seem to recall that rubber gasket windows were criticised for potentially blowing into boats...
    Jonathan Knight May 10, 2017
  • Hi My boat came with one square vent replaced with a standard inexpeniive round vent. The square hole has been opened up just sufficiently to allow the round vent to pass and the 4 corners made up with a fairly solid rubber solution. The outer casing covers the entire hole. It seems perfectly strong, looks reasonably tidy and works a lot better than the original, by that I mean it...
    Jonathan Knight May 10, 2017
  • Hi William Thank you for loading that jpg. Your jpg is a brilliant bit of information and explains a lot about variations in the boat. It confirms that the lump in the bow is a blast weight and not buoyancy. To my mind it also infers that boats were provided without cast in central balast. Resulting in many new owners not balasting the boat properly. There are a number of questions...
    Jonathan Knight May 8, 2017
  • ...in my case!). Perhaps a sealed false floor with a drain above waterline? Regards Tony On 2 Mar 2017 9:40 a.m., "Jonathan Knight jontsknight@^$3 [privateer20]" < privateer20@^$4 > wrote: My last message comments on the wall of the lazarette. As regards fresh water in...
    Jonathan Knight Mar 2, 2017
  • NoJust read Oliver message which must have just preceeded mine. Under my sole the glass fibre moulding cleanly follows the deepening v of the skeg as far as the lazarette wall where it is sealed from the lazarette. There is no 'floor' just the shape of the hull. My lazarette has a loose slatted floor easily removable. This allows me to see to the foot of the lazarette to check for...
    Jonathan Knight Mar 2, 2017