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by northerncaller
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Tiller versus wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Tiller versus wheel

Hi All Had a strange thought yesterday, whilst tacking single-handed round Start Point, with 17 knots of rain on the nose and knocking the auto-pilot off its nipple; Gancia Girl would be a lot easier to handle with a wheel! Now before you Ballad purists out there shout 'sacrilege!', give it some con...
by northerncaller
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Leaking hull deck joint
Replies: 6
Views: 4540

Re: Leaking hull deck joint

Thanks Bob. I think I'm going to have to use the foam-backed vinyl again! :?
by northerncaller
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Lightning strike
Replies: 4
Views: 3335

Re: Lightning strike

Brilliant Bob! :lol:
by northerncaller
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Lightning strike
Replies: 4
Views: 3335

Lightning strike

Hi Just returned (mid September 2014) from a trip to the Channel Islands, where there was a lot of thunderstorms, although fortunately in the distance and also when we were in a marina with many boats with higher masts! My crew asked, a bit less than casually I thought and with the ice rattling nerv...
by northerncaller
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Leaking hull deck joint
Replies: 6
Views: 4540

Re: Leaking hull deck joint

Hi Guys (dahike and Bob) I'm really interested in this discussion. My Ballad has a leak on starboard when she's well-heeled over, which I need to find and fix, so the suggestion that it might be the bolts is interesting. But my main question concerns the interior of the hull. Gancia Girl has what I ...
by northerncaller
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures
Replies: 26
Views: 18673

Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Thanks fellas. Interesting points. You're a mine of information!
by northerncaller
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures
Replies: 26
Views: 18673

Re: #1085 Ongoing Restoration Pictures

Hey Peter Have been looking at the fantastic snaps of your restoration project and noticed that, when launched, there was no anchor present. What have you done with it? I only ask because I'm finding mine a bit of a pain while working on the foredeck, especially with the windlass in situ. With no an...
by northerncaller
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Rope Diameters for Running Rigging
Replies: 8
Views: 7531

Re: Rope Diameters for Running Rigging

Hi Peter Just reading through some old posts and noticed this one. Hope you've successfully rigged your boat by now! My question is about the length of your main halyard. I want to replace the wire one on Gancia Girl but I don't want the new one to be stretchy. Have decided to go for 1cm Dyneema but...
by northerncaller
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Boat Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 2878

Re: Boat Battery

Hi Mark

Have you got an Android one? Just installing electrics in my newly acquired Ballad.

Mike
by northerncaller
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: New sprayhood (blue) for sale!
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

Re: New sprayhood (blue) for sale!

Hi Mattias

I need a new blue sprayhood for my Ballad. Have you sold it yet? Where are you based? Can you send pics?

Cheers!