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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.

7 comments

1 admin { 05.29.11 at 9:06 pm }

Great to see these images and here how it goes.

Do please document well how Ian cuts the inner edge of the deck, where it has to fit into the corner piece at top of the inner face of the tanks. This is the part of the job that I have always thought the most challenging.

With the ozzie boats they cut it flush at 45 deg and add a capping piece, but this is not how the boats are put together here….so I look forwards to seeing/hearing how Ian is going to tackle it.

keep the photos coming.

eib J3

2 David { 05.13.14 at 1:05 am }

Hi;
I live in Victoria BC and have Jolly boat 292 with the sails from 306. This boat was originally from the Okanagan in BC and it was given to me in derelect condition with no tansum, holes through the hull and no decks.I have since patched it and replaced the decks. One your blog of many years ago you had said you have all the records? If that is true I’d be interested in knowing about my boat? Any info would be great.
Thanks

David

3 andrew { 05.13.14 at 8:33 pm }

Hi David
Dissapointing!
Went straight to the shed to check the records.
I have records of 272 and 299 but nothing in between.
It would be good to see some pictures of 292.
Have you sailed her yet and where do you sail?
Andrew

4 Chris Wood { 05.25.14 at 8:05 pm }

Hi Andrew, I have 325, do you have any information on this boat? Of possible for 322? Both of these were sailed from Emsworth Slipper around 1965. Best a Regards, chris

5 Ed Bremner { 05.25.14 at 10:26 pm }

Just bumped into Andrew Thornhill today at the lake.

He says he now has 3 Jollyboats. J365, which is part of his original Fairey Collection (after spending some time in the MDL & NSB collections, J362, which he says came from Kirby and is in very good condition….and another, but couldn’t remember the number.

He is thinking of bringing a boat up to the lake….I suggested a Jollyboat to keep mine company. 🙂

6 david { 08.03.14 at 7:18 pm }

Hi Andrew;

Regarding hull 292…I sail out of Oak Bay in Victoria. Most recently I soloed across the Georgia Strait and back from Nanoose Bay to Pender Harbor. I put a motor mount on for that occasion as I wasn’t interested in being becalmed in the middle of the strait. I still use the original main sail however I am planning on ordering a new one next week. I intend on shortening the main by a foot and raising the boom the same amount. Also I think a 3/4 reef point for use when solo with the jib up. The other modification will be to move the hauls for the sails to the middle of the boat on the centre board housing so the sails can be raised and lowered while remaining in control of the tiller.

David

7 Andrew { 08.03.14 at 7:38 pm }

Hi David
All sounds very sensible.
Easy reefing when single handed is essential.
Having said that I think Ed has the most experience of sailing a Jollyboat single handed.
Hi Chris
Sorry not to have got back to you before.
I have very little information about boat beyond 300.
Which is a bit frustrating as there seem to be quite a few still going.
Andrew

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