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by Jolly Roger
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Can i use a Magregor 26 mast lowering system on a Centaur
Replies: 10
Views: 4002

Re: Can i use a Magregor 26 mast lowering system on a Centau

Dave I can understand your thoughts on the Tatoo (MacGregor) build quality, it has been built for mainly inland and coastal waters, plus being a trailer sailor it has to be kept very light weight due to towing weight limits. The mast raising system is clever and I cannot see why it should not work o...
by Jolly Roger
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

Just come across a Storm 33 for sale. It does seem to be a lot more boat than the Fulmar for the additional 15" length and 7" on the beam. It also has a full aft cabin and aft heads. Although it is just over half a ton heavier, it only has an 18hp engine and a masthead rig. On this particular boat t...
by Jolly Roger
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Spinnaker Pole dimensions for a Westerly Oceanranger
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Spinnaker Pole dimensions for a Westerly Oceanranger

That is the normal maximum length permitted under the racing rules without a penalty being added to the rating.

So just measure the horizontal distance between the front of the mast and the forestay at deck level and that should be the length of your pole.

Roger
by Jolly Roger
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

The Fulmar mentioned in post 5 on BoatBid at £13,000 failed to attract a bid. In fact only 3 boats out of the 33 in the auction attracted a bid. That still does not mean they are sold if the reserve has not been met!

Roger
by Jolly Roger
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

Bert.

An email has been sent with details of the Fulmar I am interested in.

Roger
by Jolly Roger
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

Bert

A private message has been sent with details of the Fulmar I am interested in for your comments.

Roger
by Jolly Roger
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

I believe there is a reserve set as the original asking price was £24,950. The auction starts tomorrow morning and ends Tuesday at 5pm. So far I have found at least 8 Fulmars for sale and one in particular does attract me, but I am not in a position to move quite yet so I am keeping my fingers cros...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Centaur on a trailer?
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Re: Centaur on a trailer?

David you will certainly be pushing the limit if stopped by the police. Full details on trailer law is here: https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car/towing-equipment-safety-standards You might be OK if you stripped everything out of the boat that was possible, e.g. mast, rigging, sails, ropes, fenders, c...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

Just seen this Fulmar for sale at a bargain price, but I am not quite ready to buy yet. http://www.boatbid.com/boatbid_boat.php?a=1105&b=143574 It does seem to have the head linings in a poor state and an original engine. Looking at the windows and stantions, I would suspect they have never been tou...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Bermudan Rigged Sloop
Replies: 10
Views: 3434

Re: Bermudan Rigged Sloop

My first yacht, a Hunter Formula One 22ft racing machine, was named Jolly Roger. I traded this in when I bought another yacht, but later recognised her and had an opportunity to speak to the new owner. He had renamed her, but did not realise the spinnaker had an emblem I designed of a skull and cros...
by Jolly Roger
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Bermudan Rigged Sloop
Replies: 10
Views: 3434

Re: Bermudan Rigged Sloop

Well done Grant, you have taken the plunge of yacht ownership. I personally have never been on a "22", but remember seeing them in the mid 60's. From your photos you seem to have one in fairly good condition. :D The only comment I can make is about your sails not being connected. The mainsail could ...
by Jolly Roger
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Drawings Needed for Fulmar 33 Scoop Transom
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Drawings Needed for Fulmar 33 Scoop Transom

Sorry for the late post on this subject, but I have only recently joined. 30 years ago my late father wanted to do some thing similar on a racing yacht. His solution was to use a thin plywood covered with plastic laminate that he laid against the hull on both sides to follow the hull shape, making s...
by Jolly Roger
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

Bert

Thank you for your comments. Glad to hear there are no major problems to watch out for.

Just need to wait for the completion of my late mum's estate and then it will be buying time.

Roger
by Jolly Roger
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Re: Considering buying a Fulmar

Bert Glad to hear you love your Fulmar. I shall be looking at a fin keel for the better sailing performance or may be a lifting keel. It will be marina berthed on the River Medway in Kent. I presume you mean the usual Westerly problems relating to head linings. In my reading I have read about the Fu...
by Jolly Roger
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Considering buying a Fulmar
Replies: 49
Views: 12980

Considering buying a Fulmar

After nearly 20 years away from sailing due to family/business pressure,I am going to be returning to owning a yacht. In the 1960's to early 1990's I sailed a considerable amount, including racing on the East Coast Offshore Racing Circuit. The yachts I have sailed extensively include: Kingfisher 30 ...