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I would be interested in a plate if you one spare still?
Harrier is back in the water as of last weekend and set to cruise the South West. The shakedown trip to Cawsand in Plymouth Sound went well although I managed to foul my own tender’s painter in a crowded anchorage, luckily a bright foredeck crew member got the hook back out sharpish!
There is a the odd job still to complete when afloat but she is in better shape again this year so the work must be paying off!
Happy sailing all and I look forward meeting some of the AOA this year.
Thanks for the pictures and comments from other owners.
I am now in the final stages of fabricating a new pushpit to incorporate the following features:
Space under it for the dinghy on the aft deck
Life shoe holder
Aft boarding ladder (Calista style)
Key thing for me, since swimming off the boat is a frequent pastime, is that the ladder could be used comfortably, hence the mock-up in timber to work out the ergonomics. The final mock-up ended up being pretty detailed, including the hinged ladder part, but less of that and more of the steelwork!
Pictures below midway through fabrication with the final ones to follow next week once the pushpit has been polished again and then fitted.
I borrowed the tube bender, used 316 MP tube and laser cut feet, used my own TIG welding set and throughly hated cutting the scalloped tube ends with that hole saw, in the end I just used an angle grinder to avoid the terrible noise and slow cutting speed.
No news from Ian, time to start researching copper rivets and laminating one up!
- 10/01/2018 at 21:09 in reply to: Big thanks to Nick and Jonathan for helping with the trailer #14259
Great images of the boat. Nice pile of fire wood too!!
One question, is that fixed block for running the jib sheet up to the winch?
I have a sliding track for the block and it is a bit of a complicated mess. I was thinking of a fixed replacement.
Quite possibly, how does one contact Ian?
I am going though the same process with T12. The old aluminium part was corroded so off the machine shop for a new one. Photos to follow. Unfortunately the long vertical timber has been effected by the corrosion of the pintle so I have made a new one in Iroko. Again pics to follow.
Here in deepest Cornwall [all of 15 miles from Torpoint] we could offer pick up and store in the dry but rather airy polytunnel next to our Duckling that I drove all the way to Felixstowe to pick up last year! We would of course then have the original drawings to add to the archive if we don’t already have them. It would be a shame for it disappear into the unknown!
Stephen Taylor [T12]