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Jolly Boat wanted for restoration project

Hi All, I am a keen amateur looking for a Jolly Boat as a restoration project, I have had experiance in all kinds of wooden boatbuilding in the past so confident to take on most projects….I would be interested in anything anyone may have looking for a new caring home. Nick Rowton-Lee

March 29, 2014   2 Comments

J 161

Well this is my first ever blog.
This Fairey finished boat is being redecked with the help of my friend Ian, Jollyboat deck maestro and owner of the very beautiful J261 Jimini.
I have the Jollyboat owners association records and have been trying to keep a list of active boats.
Please let me know if you have a Jollyboat.
I have been phoning and emailing to get as many Jollyboats as are saillng to Bosham Classic boat revival 25 and 26th June.
At least 5 boats going and of course lots of classic day boats and CVRDA boats.

Decks off J161

Decks off J161

This is why the decks needed replacing - extensive areas of delamination.

This is why the decks needed replacing - extensive areas of delamination.

Bung through to cavity under deck

Bung through to cavity under deck

New bulkhead and new deckbeams.

New bulkhead and new deckbeams.

Foredeck going on.

Foredeck going on.

Tanks had "fillet" of black glue which had cracked. All removed and replaced by epoxy.

Tanks had "fillet" of black glue which had cracked. All removed and replaced by epoxy.

More pictures to follow as work progresses.

May 29, 2011   7 Comments

J9 Pataka decks get coat of G4

Trevor Chanter has been busy on the decks of J9 ‘Pataka’.

After a few years of hard use, the decks were looking in need of a little care and attention, so Trevor decided to try out the much discussed ‘G4’.

So far his thoughts were: “not overly impressed, but OK”

On the whole, although I have used it quite a bit, I would say that my impression was much the same. There is no doubt that you can get good results with it and I admit it is cheap, but there is quite an art to getting the best out of it.

Not like old Blakes Woodseal (RIP), which was such a wonder-primer. Maybe we will learn to use G4 instead, but maybe the next ‘best-practice’ is yet to be truly established.

J9 decks with G4

April 27, 2011   No Comments

Association Gets Full set of Jollyboat plans from ebay

Andrew Richardson – the association’s ‘Keeper of Records’  has just had a great success on ebay.

A full set of Fairey Marine plans came up for auction and the owner emailed me to ask if I was interested.  I was, but it made far more sense for Andrew to bid and me to pray that he got them rather than try and compete.

Well he did and I was thrilled!  It is a fantastic bit of news for the asociation and a completely irreplaceable part of the history for our class.  Not quite sure how yet, but I hope that we will be able to digitise them and put them up on the site here some time in the future:

Here is what the full set of plans  includes:

Full Listing::

Drawing number C18157  – Timber List
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size B3 )
Drawn by : G Wood… 1961

Drawing number A18068 sheet 1 – General Arrangement of 18 ft Jolly Boat – all hull and deck
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : R G 1962

Drawing number A18068  sheet 2- General Arrangement of Centreboard Box, Hoist and Keelhoist Gear
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : R G 1962

Drawing number A18068 sheet 3 – Hull Assembly Diagrams with fittings and procedures
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : R G 1961

Drawing number A18156  sheet 1 – Beams, Strakes Braces and Pads
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : G Wood 1961

Drawing number A18156  sheet 2  – Bouyancy Tank Knees, Centreboard Shelfs, Towing Post and Pad
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : G Wood 1961

Centreboard case diagrams and assembly method.

Drawing number B18074  – General Arrangement of Boom and all fittings thereto
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750×500 mm )
Drawn by : A E Young 1954

Drawing number B18150  – Sail Plans and Layout on Masts
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750×500 mm )
Drawn by : A E Young 1956

Drawing number A18041  – General Arrangement of Mast and all fittings thereto
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : W Osment

Drawing number A18041  – General Arrangement of (Wood) Mast and all fittings thereto
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : W Osment 1953

Drawing number A18054  – General Arrangement Metal Mast
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )

Drawing number B18147  – Horse for Main Sheet
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750x500mm )
Drawn by : P Barnes 1957

Drawing number B18052  – Cable Lengths and Assemblies
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750x500mm )
Drawn by : F Heath 1953

Drawing number C18046  – Forestay Attachment Fittings
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size B3 )
Drawn by : F Heath 1953

Drawing number C18063  – Chain Plate for Shrouds
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size B3 )
Drawn by : F Heath 1954

Drawing number D18064  – Shroud Nut Plate
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size B3 )
Drawn by : F Heath

Drawing number C18075  – Fishplate
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size B3 )
Drawn by : F Heath 1953

Drawing number B15036  – Centre Board (detailing)
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750x500mm )
Drawn by : D Cheale 1955

Drawing number A18048  – General Arrangement of Fixed Rudder
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : H M Cole 1955

Drawing number C18101  – Fixed Rudder Cheek
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size B3 )
Drawn by : H M Cole 1955

Drawing number A18100  – Blade for Fixed Rudder
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : D Cheale 1955

Drawing number A18062  – Assembly of Retractable Rudder
(full detailing of all components and workings)
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm scale 1/1 )
Drawn by : H M Cole 1955

Drawing number B18084  – Retractable Rudder Cheek
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750x500mm )
Drawn by : H M Cole 1955

Drawing number C18096  – Centre Block for Retracting Rudder
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size B3 )
Drawn by : H M Cole 1955

Drawing number A18161  – General Arrangement for Rudder Blade for Lifting Rudder
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 1310×740 mm )
Drawn by : A E Young 1954

Class measurement form (2 sheets A4)

Drawing number B18088  – Jolly Boat Rules
Diagrams to support rule forms covering hull, rudder, centreboard, cockpit.
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750x500mm )
Drawn by : R G 1962

Build and Finishing Procedure – by Fairey Marine, Hamble (3 A4 sheets)

Instructions for Varnish and Paint Finishes – by Fairey Marine, Hamble

Drawing number B12388 – General Information and Diagrams on Hull Repairs
By Fairey Marine, Hamble (size 750×500 mm)
Drawn by : A E Young, 1958

April 15, 2009   3 Comments

J9 Pataka Restoration and re-build images

This Blogsite has got a few of these images on it.

But here is the full set:

http://picasaweb.google.com/tchanter/J9Restoration/

February 20, 2008   No Comments

Jiminy – Finished and looking great

Looking fantastic!!

Looking forwards to seeing Jiminy on the Water!

February 3, 2008   No Comments

Another Jollyboat looking good

I think this is another of Andrew R’s.

I will look up the details shortly – or you can put them in if you know what they are

February 3, 2008   2 Comments

Wooden Mast Foot for J3

These days most Jollyboats are using aluminum masts and stiff ones at that. But it wasn’t always that way, for a while the ‘wooden-tops’ were common in the fleet, but the earliest boats had wooden masts. Wonderful examples of wood-work. Amazingly light, there was not much weight advantage to going to an ali mast. They were made from two halves, some parts as thin as 1/4in. J3 still has its original mast, but is normally sailed with a Needlespar.

February 3, 2008   No Comments

J261 – More Construction shots of Jiminy

A few more shots of Jiminy in the Workshop:

February 3, 2008   No Comments

J67?

I can’t remember what the story is with this Jollyboat. The decks look in very good condition or have recently been re-built. The hull does not look quite so good, but nothing too hard to fix.

I can’t quite tell from the photo, but there looks like something slightly funny going on around the stern decking.

Anybody know the full story on this. If so please do leave a comment.

February 3, 2008   2 Comments

J261 Jiminy in the Workshop

Looks like some pretty serious high quality boat building going on here:

Wonderful shot on a Jollyboat under the decks

I particularly like the shot showing the innerds of a Jollyboat under the decks -It certainly shows how thin the Jollyboat is and also how little reserver bouyancy is provided by the side tanks.

February 3, 2008   No Comments

J216 Jollyboat in the Workshop

Need to check details on this one

February 3, 2008   No Comments

J9 Pataka one of the most sucsessfull Jollyboats ever

J9 was rebuilt recently and is now in good hands. It was a really good job and they took an interesting approach to the problems the Jollyboat always has of keeping the hull rigid by putting in a set of ribs. This seems like a good idea on the whole as long as you don’t fall over them.

February 3, 2008   No Comments