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by Tom
Thu May 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Inner forestay deck attachment and support.
Replies: 11
Views: 7562

Re: Inner forestay deck attachment and support.

Great write up, looking forward to reading about the backstays. I've been considering fitting a solent stay (so not to fit runners) but I do like Bob's thought on the ghoster. Lot's to do/think about and spend money on!

Tom
by Tom
Thu May 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Ballad Exchange
Topic: Must visit more often!
Replies: 1
Views: 2443

Must visit more often!

I haven't been on here for a while but there's been some good threads, Nick's mast build being one of them! I've got lots of reading and catching up to do. Whilst I'm here, has anyone in the UK got an old genoa with luff tape? I'm looking to fit roller reefing but my sails are hanks, I'm looking to ...
by Tom
Thu May 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where do you put your batteries?
Replies: 6
Views: 9367

Re: Where do you put your batteries?

I'm planning on an under cockpit battery tray this year. Few jobs to tick off and I'll get started.
by Tom
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Ballad Exchange
Topic: Ballad price new?
Replies: 5
Views: 4087

Re: Ballad price new?

Thanks for the replies! That was the sort of money I was thinking, thank god for old boats otherwise I would still be looking, wishing and dreaming.

As always, itching to get a sail but lots of things to do over the winter!
by Tom
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Ballad Exchange
Topic: Ballad price new?
Replies: 5
Views: 4087

Ballad price new?

Does anyone know what the ballad would have cost new in the 70's? Mine didn't have the first bill of sale but it would be interesting to know.

Tom
by Tom
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Show me your outhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 3935

Re: Show me your outhaul

Great, pics would be fantastic. She's an old girl that needs a but of upgrading I would love to pull her apart and start from scratch but you can't do everything at once. I'm just slowly getting through what's there and what needs doing. Really thought I just want to get out for a sail but good thin...
by Tom
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Show me your outhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 3935

Show me your outhaul

Sundance's outhaul is made off to the end of the boom with no adjustment, I want to add some blocks so it can be adjusted mast end or possibly even lead aft in the future. I've still got the rolling boom reefing not that it matters a huge amount. How have you got yours setup? Pics would be great. Tom
by Tom
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: How to use Ballad Exchange
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 2
Views: 4323

Re: Social Media

Is there any admins on there? I've tried to join about a year or so back with no joy. :(
by Tom
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Electric bilge pump install
Replies: 1
Views: 2225

Electric bilge pump install

What are peoples thoughts? At the moment I have an manual pump in the rear locker however as I live 100 miles from the boat I'm thinking of installing an electric pump with a float switch for some peace of mind for when I'm not there. I've heard lots of scare stories of submersible auto pumps, eithe...
by Tom
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Welcome to the Ballad Exchange
Topic: I've just bought a Ballad as well!
Replies: 8
Views: 6766

Re: I've just bought a Ballad as well!

It's one of two different layouts the Ballads had, mines the 6 berth version with the two "pilot berths" above the bench seats and the rear facing nav station rather then the 5 berth with the forward nav station and the quarter berth in the rear locker. As we have a little boy and friends with child...