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Eleanor in the Winter
« on: November 06, 2022, 08:42:31 AM »
Some time in the new year Eleanor is getting a little work done.
In no particular order ,
1. New blocks and Halyard on the kite system.
2. Kite sock repair.
3. Re velcro case.
4. Adjustable uppers.( With current sails minor adjustments are needed through the wind range)
5. Shrouds to go through the tip of spreaders. ( Stiffen mast and reduce the chance of breaking)
6. Change jib car position and control take off positions. ( Allow adjustment from the wire)
7. Twist grip t foil. (Same reason as above.)
8. Angle  wheelie bars in and add inner take off point. (Ergonomic route of departure for the elderly)
9. Remove paint, re paint and re pro grip.(the old stuff is falling off)
10. Build a new gantry. (The old one needed upgrading to take the new t foil)
11. Repair t foil. ( Wobbly tooth foiling was ineffective at Sheppey)
12. Varnish mast.
13. Consign a temple vang to the temple unwanted carbon oddities.
14. Conceal a rocking chair symbol on the hull. (Why not and it keeps the superstitious happy)

Other than that I need to,
Build a garden office.(from scratch my design not a flat pack)
Re varnish and generally tidy a Firefly
Fit / upgrade some topper bits.
Other than that not much happening this winter.
Oh well if I get board I could watch the antiques roadshow ( is that still going).




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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2023, 07:21:14 PM »
So it begins!
OK so its not exactly Winter but next week I will start the Winter work. I have given myself 1 week to do everything.
The first arrivals are the paint and resin.

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2023, 02:56:46 PM »
T foil ready to be stuck together

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2023, 06:57:32 AM »
Yesterday I was joined by Oliver and some good progress was made. Eleanor no longer has a temple vamg. We will be adding a more conventional kicker. This should allow more range of adjustment. The Temple vang has been put to good use, we have turned it into inner racks off the back. We thought this would be better than changing the angle on the wheels bars.
The deck is fully rubbed down. After deciding that the most likely place for the leek was the hatches, the hatches will go.
Today I hope to finish the hull prep and adding a coat of primer.

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2023, 05:55:16 AM »
No primer yet but nearly ready. The T foil was strengthened and now needs fairing and some external strength.

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2023, 08:53:54 PM »
Blue on and ready for the next bit.

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2023, 06:03:19 AM »
Still lots to do but the it's looking good.

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2023, 12:10:50 AM »
Day off today but managed to clear coat the bottom.

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2023, 08:39:28 AM »
The first piece of the new grip is on the boat. Sock and fittings going back on.

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2023, 08:20:24 PM »
Nearly finished

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Re: Eleanor in the Winter
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2023, 08:13:17 AM »
An amazing first sail for the new look Eleanor. What an amazing weekend sailing with Ronin and Poppy in Poole.
Still some jobs to be done but now it is little improvements each time. Also a little retune after the new fittings have settled.

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