The North Norfolk Coast

Just been reading David Claassen's account of his Trip into Wells-next-the-Sea.
I kept two different boats here for many years. Wells can be dangerous to enter or leave.

You should never enter or leave when there is any 'NORTH' in the wind.

I have seen 1 boat sink and another wrecked on the bar. Once in bad weather, a 500 ton coaster ended up on the quay.

The Harbourmaster Robert Smith has written an excellent book titled 'Over The Bar' - are you with me David ?

Top down spinnaker furler

Have decided to shear this information, just fitted a Seldon GX 7.5 system to my Mac which I am pleased with, which comes as kit, I spliced the anti-torsion cable to the top swivel clamp, measured the luff spliced to the spool, fitted the 13.5 Meters of spliced sheet to the spool and twin cam cleats.



RYA SafeTrx app replaces CG66 scheme

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You may well have used, or at least be aware of, the Coastguard CG66 scheme. This was a form you filled in with details of you and your boat, as well as contact numbers of next of kin, and submitted to the MCGA. This provided the Coastguard and rescue services with important information about you and your boat in the event that you got into trouble.

replacement 26M daggerboard

The attached article describes teh process of fabricating a 26M dagger board using a damaged dagger board as a former for a mould.

The mould used is available for anyone who wants to use it on the proviso that they store it and make it available to others if required.

Replacement 26M ballast slide valve.

I notice that in April issue 93 of the Macgregor Sailor there is an article on the ballast valve on the 26M. Our 26M Tarka had a problem with the same ballast valve - the bolts had corroded and broke when it was removed whilst preparing for Coppercoat antifouling treatment. Apparently the valves used on the 26Ms are made by Valterrra a US firm and are originally designed for use on American motor homes as a waste valve. Repair kits containing new seals are available for about £10 on eBay and the whole three inch slide valve is not particularly expensive if sourced on the internet.