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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    Anybody?
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    Re: 1967 Danish Folkeboot restoration

    Beautiful boat!
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    Mast step/floors/partners repair

    I took my Gartside up to the Sunshine Coast while I was doing some house sitting and got in 7 days of good sailing in a variety of conditions both quite challenging and idyllic.
    An overall good...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I was doong this which worked well but thwblock in the boom rubs against the mast.116277
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Thanks.

    anyone have any insight into why the downhaul attachment is on the starboard side of the mast partners?
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I can’t figure out why this Gartside 130 and Michelle back dinghy to have the downhaul attachment on the starboard side of the mast. On my shelf acting I have this bar is on the starboard side but I...
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Cool. Lovely boat the illur and those Roger Barnes videos are great
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    Re: Sculling oar length

    I tried a bit of sculling with one of the 9’ long rowing oars (spruce) and it seemed to work, especially downwind… i found it a little hard on the wrist. It was my first attempt and no doubt my...
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    Re: Sculling oar length

    Thanks for that, it’s a good read, however I meant over the stern single oar sculling rather than rowing.
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    Re: Sculling oar length

    Are you suggesting my boat is junk!!??

    seriously though I found the 2/3 of boat length on a DIY woodboat site.
    I have no idea that’s why I’m asking and I wasn’t thinking of the Yuloh formula...
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    Sculling oar length

    What’s a good sculling oar length for a gartside 130 12’ clinker dinghy 5’ beam 180 lbs.
    i’d read somewhere that 2/3 boat length was a good minimum. I have 9’ oars for rowing but they’r shafts look...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    Well, probably like yourself, I find reefing very useful for when the wind and conditions get too strong for your full sail area or for your comfort. I think this is relevant for daysailing and...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    I do both. Day-sailing and longer camping trips. Right now I’m just day-sailing because I forgot my stupid camping gear in Vancouver. Which is annoying because i have piles if excellent exploratory...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Unscrewed the mast step as it seemed mostly the floors that had the wobble. The step is nicely notched into the floors. However both floors were quite wobbly. By the plugs in the top I could see the...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    Well I’ve had the boat out for three vigourous sails in the chuck. All of 4 to 6 hour directions and often hitting 4 to 4.7 kn according to my GPS. Seems to sail great and likes a breeze. Might want...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Also my freshly painted daggerboard seems to be acquiring some plasticine-like brown/ maybe goo along it’s edges from the inside of the trunk. Some sort of sealant?? Not rubbery, can push it around...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Went on another epic sale today to Gambier Island. Surfing downwind 4+ Knots, took us just over an hour (5 knots away)Then some time languishing in the doldrums and rowing to escape the Cambe I had...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    115734I’m pretty sure the culprit was the mast traveller being made wrong. I might see if my welding brother can help me make it right. It’s a good diameter what the hook and loop not being aligned...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I was almost thinking it was too big. The ring is about 3 1/2 “ inside while the mast is 2 1/2 l. I think what happens is. since the loop and the hook aren’t in line The ring goes up the mast at a...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Up in Gibsons BC cat and house- sitting and dragged the boat with me. I went on a 5 hour 14 nautical mile sail and row adventure around Keats Island. Prior to that I was just sailing back-and-forth...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Good advice! I actually went through the whole boat and all my stuff (backpack, guitar case) very very methodically at least twice, while my girlfriend went through her purse. What I should've done...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    The placement of the yard attachment points is exactly as the sailplan as far as measurement goes, however obviously there are many factors that can change that, spar dimensions, sail kookiness, etc....
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Had a good sail today on the lake, Had a really simple downhaul using the brass loop that's bolted into the thwart/mast partners. Worked fine.
    As far as leading it aft, I would only adjust it for...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    Thanks, Will do. Part of my problem right now is that I need new line for lacing. The old starter cord it came with is like old wire cable, very stiff and inflexible, won't lie flat or take new...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    I will check those things, possibly tomorrow.
    Compared to my shellback dinghy the sail swings quite dramatically forward when the downhaul tension is released, Should my downhaul be close to the...
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    Re: Narrow oar blades?

    Don't thin the edges??? eeek!
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    Re: Narrow oar blades?

    Thanks very much all!
    They are otherwise beautifully built,,except for the small handles and funny blades

    Should I hollow out the faces at all or just a flat faces?
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    Got everything sewn on the sail including the double luff tape as recommended. (Thanks!). but no grommets on yet
    Took it out lake sailing with a hasty lacing and rig.
    What sort of lacing does one...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Boat retrieved, no water nor hooliganism, allis well.
    Messing with my rigging.
    Does anyone know a good set up or have a diagram of a way to run the downhaul to the cockpit?
    I made an obviously...
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    Narrow oar blades?

    My Gartside 130 came with 9'3" custom made oars. Maybe made by the lady who originally built my boat at the Silva Bay School, maybe not.

    They look quite beautiful but the have;ades that are the...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I've always dropped my boomed lug rig into the boat to reef. When I need to reef, having everything calm and down in the boat seems better than things lashing about above me.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    What a day, just got back!

    Woken up at 6:15 Emergency broadcast, multiple shooter in a township in the Vancouver area because apparently we've become Chicago..(which is my kind of town) Normally...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    THanks.
    The boom sheets amidships right on the middle thwart, There's a much more prominent original cleat on either side of that thwart which actually prompted me to make these comparatively low...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Couple of coats of varnish on the stern sheets and looking fine. 3 more coats to go. Thanks

    Okay time for some extra cleats! And maybe some spar fixing!

    Cleat location question. Currently there...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Ahh sadly my bronze fasteners have Roberson heads, and while they are superior they don't look as traditional. I'm going to fasten them in from the bottom. As the straps aren't a featured part, I can...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    One problem with the leech line is that it looks to get in the way of the reef patch grommets on the leech.
    The 1" wide hem on the leech has a row of zigzag stitching right on the outside edge and...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Sorry, I wasn't clear. the stern sheets are removable, and are 3 boards fastened together by being screwed to 'straps', they are them dropped into the boat and held in place by turnbuttons/toggles as...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Here's my dumb question for the day.
    Any reason that one would fasten the stern sheets to their straps from above (necessitating plugs likely) rather than from below (invisible!). Is it because of...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    Thanks all for your help. The differing opinions and ideas helped of course.
    This is an overly modern construction sail so using modern techniques make sense to me.
    If I had a fancy traditional...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    Oh made a decision and put the second reef above the batten like the sailplan and above. About 22% and 44%. Still would like to know if I should remove the leech line. Easy enough to do, open seem at...
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    Re: Sailmaker ID and Reef Points

    I've cut, died, and assembled my patches but got sidetracked by floorboards, sternsheets and brightwork oh vey!

    Despite all the advice from those that know better,(which I totally appreciate and...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I can live with this. Still have to finish the curve and a couple other small things, then more sanding, nicely rounding corners and attaching to straps etc.
    Probably end up with a 3/32 gap between...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Truly a beautiful boat, lovely work fitting out, and lot's of great camp/cruising ideas in this thread.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Hey, Thanks again. I wondered about that, I should ask Paul Gartside. He's very nice and was quite helpful. The boat was originally designed as a rowboat. Paul said he added the sail rig afterwards...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    My brother is going to turn me another pair of black locust belaying pins
    The ones that came with the boat are rather round. They look good in the boat but I wonder if one could do a quick release...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    That's exactly what I was asking a few posts ago, post 127 actually

    A couple more questions/ It seems the stern sheets would stay in the boat largely due to gravity
    There are though these little...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Is it absolutely necessary to have gaps between the removable stern sheets?
    I think there's 1/4" gaps on the plans. Or at least that's what it looks like
    I was going to round over the corners some...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Whew Good thing you're here!
    I can't do that with 4 boards as my centre boards are too narrow , however I can do it with 3 if I fudge the numbers a little. I don't have any back up lumber.
    Despite...
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    Re: How to protect wooden gunnels?

    Do you have fenders? You could just roll it on your fenders sidewise. I guess you could tack some big 3 strand rope to the gunnels in the middle.
    If it was me and I didn't have fenders, I would just...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Cardboard template looks good in situ however the sun through the trees above makes lovely dappled shadows making it impossible to see any definition in a photo. Might widen the fanning a little more...
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