Old boat fit out

27/08/2009 10:52:40
Richard Battey
I'm in the process of fitting out 908. After some deliberation the spinnaker launch/retrieval system will be done with bags, (if anyone has any spare would be interested). I am after some images of older boats with a similar system (Ella for instance) as I would like to know where the halyard tail goes when exiting the mast given that it will not be attached to the patch and where the spinnaker halyard cleat is fitted.

Thanks in advance

27/08/2009 18:10:56
chris
I can make you some bags cheaply if you are interested...

03/02/2010 09:58:42
Mags
I forgot Richard sent me some photos of his boat before/after. Sorry!

http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk/gallery/default.asp?folder=gallery/building_and_repairs/richard_battey
03/02/2010 10:24:38
Richard Battey
Thats ok. I had forgotten about them myself. Still remains work in progress but hoping to have the old girl on the water by early Summer, just need some warm waether to finish variuos bits and pieces. Have made a few changes to systems as being an old boat there is no way on earth she would have accepted an adjustable shroud system without major surgery otherwise she would have foleded in two! So have gone back to the fixed shroud arrangement.

03/02/2010 10:28:12
Richard Battey
To add to my original post, in the end I put in a spinnaker chute as this is a much easier way of launching and retreaving. Once I have her complete and rigged I'll take some more pics and write an article for the magazine on the restoration process.

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