Redwing

  • 02 Sep 2019 00:01
    Reply # 7859295 on 644008

    One of Rosemary's photos from Saturday.

  • 01 Sep 2019 02:44
    Reply # 7858580 on 644008

    An excellent bit of sailing yesterday with David Webb.  We had everything from very light airs to 15 knots plus. Redwing broke her previous record of 6.8 knots and managed 7.2 knots. There was an ebb tide helping but I'm still impressed. It's good sailing with David I he knows how to get that bit extra out of Redwing.  This time it was one of us  on the foredeck equals an extra knot.:)

    Rosemary has taken some excellent photos and video of Redwing sailing in in a good breeze.

    Last modified: 01 Sep 2019 02:49 | Anonymous member
  • 27 Jul 2019 03:22
    Reply # 7798994 on 7798658
    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    One thing that is different in the handling of my sail since I added the batten pockets is the sail not longer drops evenly when reefing or furling. The aft end drops first....not sure why yet.

    Batten parrels or battens inding up on the mast? Whenever I could not get the sail on 'Footprints' to drop properly it was an indication that some of my lines had gotten out of adjustment, or the yard hauling parrel had not been loosened off properly.
    I’ll pay attention to that and see if it’s the problem. It doesn’t really worry me too much but it looks a bit messy to start with.
  • 26 Jul 2019 21:27
    Reply # 7798658 on 7798043
    Anonymous wrote:

    One thing that is different in the handling of my sail since I added the batten pockets is the sail not longer drops evenly when reefing or furling. The aft end drops first....not sure why yet.

    Batten parrels or battens inding up on the mast? Whenever I could not get the sail on 'Footprints' to drop properly it was an indication that some of my lines had gotten out of adjustment, or the yard hauling parrel had not been loosened off properly.
  • 26 Jul 2019 13:22
    Reply # 7798043 on 644008

    One thing that is different in the handling of my sail since I added the batten pockets is the sail not longer drops evenly when reefing or furling. The aft end drops first....not sure why yet.

  • 26 Jul 2019 12:56
    Reply # 7797985 on 644008

    Got in another pleasant little sail last weekend, once again just on the river. I had a couple of mates onboard, one of whom is an excellent cook which made anchoring overnight in a sheltered spot extra nice. 

    At the moment I’m gearing up for the next bit of rot repair, namely the starboard cabin side. To make the job as painless as possible I have precut the new ply sides and fibreglassed them. I will next primer and top coat both sides. I’m going to allow four days for the job which should be long enough. The plan is to remove the windows which will allow me to lay the new panels flush against the sides and mark the window positions. It should then be a “simple matter “ to set the power saw to the ply thickness just above the side deck and run a cut parallel with the deck. Remove the old ply, fit a buttstrap to back the bottom join then glue and screw the new cabin side in place. Then fibreglass tape the top and bottom joints.

  • 02 Jun 2019 21:59
    Reply # 7551529 on 7494302
    David wrote:A layer of uni-directional fiberglass can make a surprising positive improvement to the stiffness of any substrate it is applied to, but there could be difficulties in applying these effectively to the bamboo tube. If the fiberglass is intended only for protection of the bamboo, then coating with epoxy only would be just as effective without the need of the cost and complexity of the glass cloth.

     I wouldn't bother with unidirectional, but a bit of boat cloth is a great way of adding stiffness and, more to the point, a really substantial and even coating of epoxy.  I have found epoxy + cloth seems much more durable than epoxy on its own.  This doesn't seem particularly logical, but it is my personal experience.

  • 29 May 2019 23:13
    Reply # 7494339 on 7494025
    Anonymous wrote:
    Garry Pick wrote:

    A couple of shots taken by a friend.

    Pretty, Looks like a nice place to be.

    Looks like good friends to have, but not need ;)

    I’m a volunteer as well but it was my weekend off.
  • 29 May 2019 22:56
    Reply # 7494302 on 7480538
    Annie Hill wrote:

    David, I was thinking of putting a layer of glass and epoxy on the bamboo: .

    A layer of uni-directional fiberglass can make a surprising positive improvement to the stiffness of any substrate it is applied to, but there could be difficulties in applying these effectively to the bamboo tube. If the fiberglass is intended only for protection of the bamboo, then coating with epoxy only would be just as effective without the need of the cost and complexity of the glass cloth.
    Last modified: 29 May 2019 23:32 | Anonymous member
  • 29 May 2019 21:30
    Reply # 7494025 on 7483965
    Garry Pick wrote:

    A couple of shots taken by a friend.

    Pretty, Looks like a nice place to be.

    Looks like good friends to have, but not need ;)

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