Wayfarer W3

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Michael4
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by Michael4 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:34 pm

Off topic I know...

Honest guys I am NOT a trailer nut!

Having said that the bomb trolleys that are often used to store boats in certain marinas have something of an appeal...all those hydraulics remind me of classic Citroens. I assume they are from the cold war period? I'm sure some ex RAF people will let me know...all that highly specified and incredibly expensive construction slowly rotting away...

...back to boats!
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by Pat » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:06 pm

My OH (Sandy) IS a trolley and trailer nut and is building, refurbishing and altering quite a few lately - somewhat "Trigger's broom" as the steel often gets replaced then the suspension units..... but they are still old trailers.
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by aviateam » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:28 pm

For those of us 'on the higher plane of trailer appreciation' I thought you might appreciate a picture of the original trailer attachment straps and their fittings! (two pairs on right) :D
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by aviateam » Sat May 30, 2015 1:38 pm

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Finally back on the water after 40 years....
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by jpa_wfsc » Sat May 30, 2015 8:55 pm

So nice to see W3 on water!

Is she in fact sitting on the bottom, or afloat? If afloat, then she has not put on weight over the years which is a surprise... she is floating much lighter in the water than most Wayfarers I have seen.
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by aviateam » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:52 pm

She was sitting in about 3 feet of water with the CP up, so she should have been free floating.

Being dry for 40 years may contribute, and as it was a sea trials day she had no excess gear aboard.

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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by GAv » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:09 pm

What a beauty, reminds me of the one I had a hand in helping build 50 years ago at North Walsham Secondary Modern School, Norfolk.
I was then fortunate enough to help sail it on the Broads as a few of the teachers were proficient sailors. Plus usually met a nice gal and we often cycled to, sailed and returned on our bikes.
When I got back into sailing after 30 years and did a couple of RYA courses it was in Wayfairers.

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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by Nigel » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:40 pm

sjgrobbins wrote:Not only the original trailer but the original tyres as well!! Getting a bit thin now
Beware old tyres - they have a limited lifespan regardless of wear and many on boat trailers are still being used well past that. There is a date letter on them that indicates when they should be scrapped

aviateam
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by aviateam » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:52 pm

Trailer is currently awaiting restoration, although both suspension and tyres are in remarkably good shape as they have been dry stored in dark away from UV light.

For now she travels on a Welsh Harp Wayfarer combi trailer, and the original will be tidied up for the 2018 Ian Proctor 100th Birthday.

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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by Michael4 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:56 pm

aviateam wrote:although both suspension and tyres are in remarkably good shape as they have been dry stored in dark away from UV light.
Still be wary of the tyres. They go rock hard and inflexible even without UV
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by aviateam » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:35 pm

Although remarkably functional for its age, the trailer will go through a strip down and re-assembly, so for sure tyres will be changed probably to new 6 ply - currently 1957 cross ply!

Dry and idle in a barn until then with Welsh Harp combi taking the strain.

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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by davidh » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:49 pm

seen at Bosham last weekend (though not competing) and looking lovely,
let's hear it for Wayfarer 3!

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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by davidh » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:50 pm

and more
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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by Gregster » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Wow...lovely boat and fascinating story!

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Re: Wayfarer W3

Post by aviateam » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:28 pm

David H,

Great pictures - many thanks for posting them. Was a pleasure to meet you out on the water.

Only her second time under sail in 40 years, and what a beautiful day to be out sailing.

She (unlike me) sailed faultlessly.

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