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    wiring switchgear

    Hello

    the forward cabin on my boat (Holman 26) has v-birth. One side is for sleeping the other side is a bosun's store with all manner of kit in nets and in the under-settee storage. I would like...
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    Re: I am making a windvane

    https://www.ayrs.org/repository/AYRS013.pdf

    I'm fascinated by this. I have a long sea journey in mind and will need one in due course. Id like a quartermaster but they are rare. Here is a classic...
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    Re: Cheoy Lee folkboat project

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmLzO1MyWW8sjB9OQHY1xg

    Lovely boat you have and wonderful to see the Chinese embellishments.
    this is a link to a man who is restoring an English Folkboat. he...
  4. Thread: At last

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    At last

    After much dithering, and delay I have finished most of the refit works.64595 Here is a photograph of Pin Mill. And here is a picture of 64597a Holman 26 “Nymphette” she is called Canewoden Witch....
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    wooden boat hardwoods

    i have a forest in Missouri, its been thinned before the 1st WW, its a mix of alder, ash, oak and black rock maple. Some the wood was used by Steinway for their pianos. its about 85 acres. I...
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    Re: Spinnaker pole

    Thank you all I’ll look out for one once the refit is done
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    Spinnaker pole

    Last year my Spinnaker pole disappeared from the yard. I have no idea what size it was, I never deployed the spinnaker. Iíd like however to get a replacement, but have no idea how large or what...
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    Cockpit and cabin floor

    Howdy, having done the varnish last year and painted the topsides too. I now have to attend to the cockpit and cabin (Saloon) hatch covers. the finish was all but worn away see photo60224. The wood...
  9. Re: Best tender sheerstrake padding products?

    For those of us in the UK, whatís the best solution?
  10. Thread: dowel

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    Re: dowel

    thanks
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    Re: R O sanders

    I bought a
    Bosch PEX 400 AE Random Orbit Sander (85£) on Amazon. It is fine used it to strip the paint back and repaint the boat. I like it a lot. its powerful, but not overwhelmingly so. i don't...
  12. Thread: dowel

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    dowel

    Hello,

    My wodden Holman 26 came out of the water a few weeks ago. No real issues. However a couple of the wooden screw caps came adrift. Raterh than just slater epoxy in I'd like to repair it...
  13. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    anyway there are lots of boats out there. it is a buyer's market. i'd also suggest some of the early GRP ones, they are good and have enough wood to keep you happy without the leaking hulls. one...
  14. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    https://woodenships.co.uk/sailing-yacht/kim-holman-sovereign-ketch/ and finally the best value (but why hasn't it sold i wonder?) I've seen it, we are at the same boat yard. its a bit dated inside...
  15. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    https://woodenships.co.uk/sailing-yacht/holman-north-sea-24/ its 15 k and i suspect needs work the pickkies are old. but you get the idea.
  16. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    standing head room is all relative. I'm 5 10 and i can stand in the dog house, but the rest of it i have to stoop- the SCOD does have standing headroom. As does Holman's Sovereign and the North Sea
  17. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    sorry for the obscure ref. there are lots of this bots at the 6-12 04 15 K£ range. all less than 30 feet, then around 27£ you see lots of 36footers. Wooden ships has three larger Holmans 15-27£k.
  18. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    https://www.apolloduck.com/boat/scod-26/533308/7 for 13 but its been on the market for aeons and i'm sure that 13 could turn into nine.

    Before I bought my boat i saw loads of these boats. the 20k...
  19. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    https://www.apolloduck.com/boat/buchanan/618225 or this one again for 7K
  20. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    https://www.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/east-anglian-28/617366
    plus there are two holman 26s on as well as a couple of SCODS and a number of Twisters and Stellas too. the Elizabethan and the Countessa 26...
  21. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    Hi, I don't know enough to comment on the repairs, I do know that if you pay cheap you generally buy twice. however I think there need to be a decision as to what you want. you will never get the...
  22. Re: Sound advice required concerning the repair of cracked and rotten ribs.

    What a lovely boat, it certainly looks as if the owner had a good time in Greece. I have no clue about cracked ribs-I have 4 on my Holman 26. I hope that you do get her, and enjoy her. the sub 30...
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    Re: Pin Mill Suffolk (UK)

    Some more pictures of the shore
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    Pin Mill Suffolk (UK)

    4543245433Hello. Spent a glorious weekend on the hook in Pin Mill. While not going far it was really great to be out on the water.
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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

    While i may replace the beta with a Stuart Turner (see earlier post) , it's not due to reliability issues. I have found the Beta 10 to be a brilliant motor, starts on the on the button and runs...
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    Stuart Turner motor

    Good afternoon,

    my Holman 26 was originally fitted with a Stuart Turner 5 ME, that is a small single cylinder gasoline motor. it lasted until the mid 1990's when it was replaced with a Beta Marine...
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    Re: Chicken Salad, anyone?

    i add celery to mine along with slivered
    almonds and a spray of lemon
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    Re: How to apply varnish outside?

    any one of the fast setting ones will be fine- Compass by international is good, two coats a day. Otherwise Deksoil is good, they do a penetrating oil (part 1) and then top coat (part2)(that needs 6...
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    Almost there...

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    Re: Do you buy your old boat back?

    Do it and let us know how you all get on.
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    Re: MANUAL WINDLASS Simpson Lawrence 555

    thank you. I think this is a good winter project, especially given the need for under deck works. What spares should i carry?
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    MANUAL WINDLASS Simpson Lawrence 555

    Hello,

    My Holman 26 (between a Stella and a Twister) does not have a windlass. That's fine in most cases because I generally moor on a pontoon or a wharf but I'm planning on a long voyage to...
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    Above waterline filler (uk only)

    Good morning,
    The UK only is in light of the fact that the USA seems to have loads more products that we are unable to get here.

    I'm on the look out for a traditional product that I can use to...
  34. Thread: My H28

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    Re: My H28

    A Holman 26, which is a cruiser/racer. Bigger than a Stella but smaller than a Twister. She was built for there commodore of the local yacht club and is fitted out in high style, all mahogany. Sadly...
  35. Thread: My H28

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    Re: My H28

    Thank you both. in England we are somewhat limited. Sea Jet does a green but its too emerald green. Ill look out for that. your boats are beautiful.
  36. Thread: My H28

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    Re: My H28

    those are lovely boats. What is the colour of Bright Star's anti foul? Ive been looking for that colour here in the UK and can't get a decent one other that one of the greens from
    international
  37. Re: Varnish choices, which do you prefer and why?

    I have begun to use International Compass..... i like the no sand between coats
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    Re: Deck Edges

    Thanks thatís what Iíll do. The boat otherwise is in great shape.
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    Deck Edges

    My Holman 26 has plywood desks, they are fine and don't leak. There is no rubbing strake, the deck edges are exposed, each year they have been painted. There are 4 spots where there has been some ...
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    Re: Newish Member

    I had a proper survey last year; not at all concerned with them. It was more the fact that wrought iron ones are available and while getting on in age these are showing no signs of age.
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    Re: Newish Member

    Silicone bronze I think. I’d like to get a set in wrought iron, just to have it done.
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    Newish Member

    Hello,

    Just a brief introduction. I am the proud owner of Canwoden Witch a Holman..... 26 (known by some as a Stella but (as in bigger) She is a lovely boat and and a 1/2 model in the Crouch...
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    Re: Mahogany bare wood revarnish

    That sounds like the best plan. However it’s not available in the UK. Epifranes make one, but it may not be comparable with my chosen varnish Compass International. I know she was originally darker-...
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    Re: Mahogany bare wood revarnish

    Thanks Her name is Canewoden Witch and is a Tucker Brown built in 1963
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    Mahogany bare wood revarnish

    3386633866the Brightwork on my 1963 Holman 26 has been applied with Deksoile; its nice but the finish is a bit dull. I want to do a full bare wood revarnish but using compass by international as I...
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    Re: Plans and Designs - Rights

    Im sure that people can and have done so. I couldn't. I'd need a set of lofting drawings......

    When I got the plans for my boat from the designer's outfit they said that they were copyrighted...
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    Re: Stella Plans, Thoughts?

    Let us know how you get on.
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    bronze or brass hinges

    Hello,

    My fore hatch is a raised coming teak and plywood of about 22 x 23 inches. It is affixed with a hidden (internal) piano hinge, as the coaming extends up and the hatch is flush. I want to...
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    Re: Stella Plans, Thoughts?

    I do not have a Stella, rather the Holman 26 (Also know as the Nymphette)Built 30089 1963 by Tuckers . I contacted Holman and Pye Yacht Designers 62 East Road West Mercia C05 8HD attn. Mr D.H McD...
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