Tara K26 JR

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  • 21 Aug 2017 21:55
    Reply # 5040559 on 5040506
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Annie Hill wrote: Was a schooner-rigged K26 ever built?  I've never heard of one. 

    No, I don't think so. Fisher was considering Rival 32, Golden Hind 31 and Kingfisher 26. Blondie drew up Junk Schooner rigs for each. Fisher then decided on the K30 which Blondie also rigged as a schooner.

    Chris

  • 21 Aug 2017 21:38
    Reply # 5040533 on 5040527
    Eric Andlauer wrote:
    Annie Hill wrote:
    Webmaster JRA wrote:

    Yes, in the archive we have Blondie's schooner rig for the K26 and for Admiral Fisher's K30, but sloop rig only for the K20. It would be nice to have a  copy of Blondie's plan for the K26 sloop rig.

    Chris

    Was a schooner-rigged K26 ever built?  I've never heard of one.  (Could you imagine a latter-day retired admiral buying a 30ft boat?)

    There are Scottish Amirals !

    Eric


    French ones, too, I'm led to believe!
  • 21 Aug 2017 21:34
    Reply # 5040527 on 5040506
    Annie Hill wrote:
    Webmaster JRA wrote:

    Yes, in the archive we have Blondie's schooner rig for the K26 and for Admiral Fisher's K30, but sloop rig only for the K20. It would be nice to have a  copy of Blondie's plan for the K26 sloop rig.

    Chris

    Was a schooner-rigged K26 ever built?  I've never heard of one.  (Could you imagine a latter-day retired admiral buying a 30ft boat?)

    There are Scottish Amirals !

    Eric


  • 21 Aug 2017 21:25
    Reply # 5040506 on 5040315
    Webmaster JRA wrote:

    Yes, in the archive we have Blondie's schooner rig for the K26 and for Admiral Fisher's K30, but sloop rig only for the K20. It would be nice to have a  copy of Blondie's plan for the K26 sloop rig.

    Chris

    Was a schooner-rigged K26 ever built?  I've never heard of one.  (Could you imagine a latter-day retired admiral buying a 30ft boat?)
  • 21 Aug 2017 19:04
    Reply # 5040315 on 4772360
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Yes, in the archive we have Blondie's schooner rig for the K26 and for Admiral Fisher's K30, but sloop rig only for the K20. It would be nice to have a  copy of Blondie's plan for the K26 sloop rig.

    Chris

  • 21 Aug 2017 18:53
    Reply # 5040311 on 5040226
    Richard Brooksby wrote:

    Is that Clay Everington's Rabbit? I have very fond memories of her. Clay brought her to a JRA rally at Warsash, before I'd ever sailed a junk, and was very happy to show off her features. Clay and Rabbit were a a big reason I got more into junks.

    I'm very glad to hear she's doing well!

    Yes, the very same boat.... 
  • 21 Aug 2017 18:06
    Reply # 5040226 on 4772360

    Is that Clay Everington's Rabbit? I have very fond memories of her. Clay brought her to a JRA rally at Warsash, before I'd ever sailed a junk, and was very happy to show off her features. Clay and Rabbit were a a big reason I got more into junks.

    I'm very glad to hear she's doing well!

  • 20 Aug 2017 22:34
    Reply # 5039125 on 4772360
    The JRA Senior Archivist is also the Webmaster and undoubtedly will read this post.  For my part I reckon it would be a nice document for us to have and could well be of use for other K26 owners further down the track.  If you are anywhere near Plymouth, maybe you'd like to drop it off to Chris?

    Good to hear the boat was epoxied so early in her life.  You must be getting more and more pleased with your little ship.


  • 20 Aug 2017 10:53
    Reply # 5038386 on 4772360

    While killing time waiting for my self steering to be repaired, I've come across some papers relating to Tara.  

    The first of which are a series of surveys done over the years.  In them it mentions that Tara was coated under the waterline with an epoxy barrier by the first owner in the early 80's.  This seems like a very forward thinking idea for its time and I'm grateful to read it!

    The second set are what appear to be original rigging drawings with Blondie's signature on them.  I think these are worth the JRA keeping, if so I'm happy to forward them to the appropriate person.  Copies were included with the originals.....

    Peter

  • 13 Aug 2017 13:15
    Reply # 5027325 on 4772360

    At least I have usable berths, but I too had to do some work on the galley to convert her from a weekender to a cruiser, and there's more yet that I could do. I hope we'll be able to bring Tara and Weaverbird together shortly, and compare notes.

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