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  1. I spoke to Frank about a week ago to order some fittings, which arrived a couple of days later. We also discussed a set of sails and mast for an A class yacht, to be ordered in a couple of months and he did not mention any intention to retire.
  2. Gareth

    36R Information

    Hi John, Thanks for responding to my 36R query. In the absence of any feedback when I first posted the question I went ahead and finished the yacht using the supplied keel weight 'as is' on the basis that if the worst came to the worst, I could shave some lead off the sides of the weight. In sailing condition with the vane fitted, the bottom of the stem and transom are both slightly below the water line, probably by about 5 mm. I spoke to Ray Baker at Gosport last August and he suggested the boat is a bit heavy and it would be worth reducing the ballast weight to get them both just at
  3. Your yachts look like a 1970 Roger Stollery design called Bloodaxe.
  4. You could well be right there tiggy_cat Gareth
  5. Hi Paul, I think the winch would have driven a closed loop above the deck with the lines coming from the winch drum, through the deck via the two plastic tubes and round a pulley system on the deck. We have a Marblehead with a similar system, coincidentally also with a Nylet sailwinch. I have attached a photo below, its not as complicated as it looks. The sheets for the main sail and jib would be attached to the closed loop. I guess the aluminium tube is a telescopic main sheet post so that the sheet can be guided to a point just below the attachment to the mainsail boom. On the Marb
  6. Gareth

    36R Information

    I have tried putting the hull in our pond with the keel weight in approximately the correct position. The water line came up to less than 10 mm above the bottom of the stem and just on the bottom edge of the transom. On this basis I think the weight will probably be OK after all, provided I fix it in the correct location longitudinally on the centreline. However any advice would be gratefully received. Gareth
  7. Gareth

    36R Information

    I have been given a bare fibre-glass 36R hull which I would like to build as a vane steered model. I have been told the hull is a Jagermeister by Martin Dovey but unfortunately he no longer has any drawings of that design, which is about 30 years old. The hull came with a keel weight which seems to my inexpert eye to be a bit on the heavy side at 3.75 kg. Does anyone have any information on this design or could anyone advise me whether the keel weight is likely to be correct? Gareth Jones
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