RON Glas looking for a new custodean

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  • 25 May 2018 13:15
    Reply # 6261056 on 5968757

    Ah, Annie, Jock would be turning  in his grave e at the mere thought of a Solent marina! When we were interviewed to be allowed to look after Ron Glas, it was a condition that Big Ron would only be used for long distance   cruising and NEVER to become a house BOAT, Well I  think over the last 10years we have certainly done that! Tony and Sally 

    Last modified: 25 May 2018 13:27 | Anonymous member
  • 25 May 2018 13:23
    Reply # 6261064 on 5968757

    Hi Mark, thanks for your efforts to trace us, always tricky! I have contacted Hans-Erik by SMS. As for being g glad to be still, I always have a profound sense of disappointment at the end of a long passage. Anyway anchored in Victoria Harbour, Mahe, is hardly still, between tug boats, tripper launches. 

     and ferries it's hard to keep the claret in the glass! Tony and Sally 

  • 25 May 2018 21:50
    Reply # 6262177 on 5968757

    Dear Jock.  What a lovely man he was.  It's wonderful to have such a charismatic boat.  I so hope Ron finds the right custodean and get to do even more ocean wandering.  I agree with out: there's always a rather disappointing feeling of anticlimax at the end of a long passage and an urge to turn round and get back out to sea.  As I recall :-(

  • 27 Aug 2018 10:22
    Reply # 6640157 on 5968757

    RON GLAS has safely arrived in Kenya and is now moored off the Kilifi boatyard. Was quite a trip, i will add a post in Technicals discussing some of the issues. 

    After a 6500 mile trip from Greece without the usual winter refit, Big Ron is a bit tired and in need of some cosmetic tlc, structurally as good as ever. We intend to live aboard for the next 6/12/18 months and carryout a thorough refit, with much pai nting and vanishing, both inside and out. RON GLAS is still looking for a new custodian in the longer term, but no rush...... It's finding the right people to ensure the boat continues to be looked after and cruised.

    To those 3 or 4 folk who are keen (you know who you are!) and anyone else interested, I would point out that this boat is only really suitable for the Intensely practical, there is always some woodwork, rigging, engine maintainance electrics and do..... It's just the story of a hard sailed, nearly 50 year old boat!! We love it  but  there will come a time when our other interests will need the same input!

    Having said that the boatyard is excellent with good craftsmen at low rates so any major works could be done in beautiful Kilifi. 

    We still want to fit in a cruise to Zanzibar and Madagascar. Sorry to be so uncertain, but it's the boats best interest we are concerned about, it's not just a simple matter of sell and move on.

    If after that negative sell you are still interested best contact is email 

  • 28 Aug 2018 08:42
    Reply # 6642107 on 5968757

    I hope you find the right person to take her over.  There are few things more heartbreaking than to see a one-time ocean wanderer, end up being used for a few weekends and the summer holiday - if she's lucky - and spending the rest of the time tethered to the shore, dreaming of the days when she danced in the Trade Winds or ran down her easting.

  • 28 Aug 2018 09:40
    Reply # 6642148 on 5968757
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Only one thing can compete  -   to see one's boat being badly neglected by the next owner. I know a bit about that…


    Last modified: 28 Aug 2018 09:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 28 Aug 2018 22:05
    Reply # 6643301 on 5968757

    What does mean by "cascovered sheathed"?

  • 28 Aug 2018 22:43
    Reply # 6643409 on 5968757
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jim, a fast google gave this short answer:

    (nylon fabric in resorcinol adhesive) …

    There has even been written a book about the process.


  • 04 Sep 2018 08:07
    Reply # 6652333 on 5968757

    Arnes quite right, Cascover was a fantastic material. Immensely strong and stops the worms. Trouble was it had to be applied in perfect conditions by skilled workers. There was no stretch so a lot of tailoring involved. It effectively turns a cold molded wooden boat into a composit hull. It was eclipsed by glass /epoxy, which is easier to apply and finishes better.

    Annie, no risk of Ron GLAS mouldering away... Until we find the right people we shall continue to live, work on and sail . East coast of Africa is just too inviting. After a trip to the UK to visit Sally's elderly mother, we shall be refitting with a view to sail to Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Madagascar later, in 2019.

    OH Arne., from another post which I can't find, the offending cable  ties were WHITE!! 

    Tony and Sally

    Last modified: 04 Sep 2018 08:19 | Anonymous member
  • 04 Sep 2018 11:17
    Reply # 6652528 on 6652333
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Tony and Sally wrote:

    OH Arne., from another post which I can't find, the offending cable  ties were WHITE!! 

    Tony and Sally

    I guess you meant this thread about mousing shackles.


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