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mast steping on a fiberglass jollyboat

I am looking for information on how to step the mast on a fiberglass boat that I was told is a Jollyboat.  The mast is aluminum and has a UK manufacturer.  Both hull and upper decks are molded fiberglass.  The foredeck has a “cutout” slot for the mast.  The sole of the boat has a small “slot” for the base of the mast which has a “screw with a phenolic disk”, I presume for tensioning the mast & stays.  Any advice is welcome; what should the mast base look like and the reciever?

April 15, 2009   1 Comment

Class Rules

Does anybody have any thoughts on the class rules? I ask from the perspective of considering a new rudder for JB9 and would consider a more modern profile than suggested in my copy of the rules. I aim to keep mine within the spirit of the class but wondered what other considerations people had?

April 15, 2009   1 Comment

Advice needed on rigging a kite

I have an 18ft Jolly boat in Portland, Oregon USA ( a picture on the site shows it as the “Canadian” jolly boat)  and I recently had a spinnaker made for it according to the original plans.  I dont think the boat has ever been rigged for a spinnaker and as I also a novice at using a kite I am looking for advice.   What is the accepted rigging method on the Jolly boat? Any advice (no matter how obvious) would be appreciated.

April 15, 2009   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

Jollyboat Sula – In desperate need of new home!

Sula is a gorgeous Jollyboat but now in real need of a quite a bit of tender loving care.

She was made in the 1950s and was kept at Roe Island Sailing club along with her very sucsesful sister boat – Samantha J35.

jollyboat_sula_5_sm_-sm.jpg  jollyboat_sula_6_sm_-sm.jpg  jollyboat_sula_7_sm_-sm.jpg

It would be really nice if we could find someone who was willing to take on Sula and get her back to her original condition and come sail with the rest of us.

You can see a full set of images of her sailing in the 50s and now by clicking here.

For more details, please do just get in touch with me on ed@cvrda.org

March 11, 2009   4 Comments

Fairey Int 14 – Iolanthe K556 for sail

Fancy starting a Fairey Marine collection?

Want something like the Jollyboat, but a bit shorter?

Always fancied a 14?

If so, grab this 14 now:

See details at: http://www.cvrda.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1497

Iolanthe - K556 for sale

Iolanthe - K556 for sale

It would be hard to find a Fairey 14 nicer than this.

For more details, post here, or email me on ed@cvrda.org.

April 28, 2008   2 Comments

Jollyboat looking for new home

Jollyboat Sula is looking for a careful new owner.

She needs quite a bit of work doing to her.  She was given to me a couple of years ago, by the owner at the time, who had started to undertake the work, but had then lost faith.

She certainly needs new decks and a few holes in the hull need fixing.  But there is no doubt that she is certainly worth it.  I was going to do this work myself, but at moment my hands are full with getting J3 back on the water in time for the Nats in July.  I am also picking up another Jollyboat project in the near future, so Sula really needs to find a new home.

I have got a centre-plate and rudder, most probably a boom, but I suspect the mast has had it.  There are some sails, but I would really suggest getting some new canvas I think.

She was a Fairey hull that was fitted out by another boat-builder.  I do not know exact date, but suspect she is an early boat 1955-1957.  She does not have a number as she has never been registered.

I do have some photos and paperwork as I have been in touch with the original owner.

I am not looking for any money, but would just really like to see Sula go to a good home.

She is presently down in Cornwall, but I may be able to deliver her if you could pay the petrol.

If you want to hear any more, please do just post here or contact me on ed@cvrda.org.

cheers

eib

April 28, 2008   1 Comment

Rudder profile

I used to race (J35 Samantha ) in the late 60 s early 70s and we were using the new profile rudder blade which had a straight ( horizontal) base but still had the swept back leading edge . It was far superior to the old blob type rudder.

Terry

April 28, 2008   1 Comment

Is that a Jollyboat on Youtube?

This film is mainly about the YW Scow…..but towards the beginning of this film there is a bit with what certainly looks like a Jollyboat being passed through a 1st story window.

Strange thing is that it has smaller side-decks and seats inside rather like an Albacore.  What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxZTNTINLUk

March 12, 2008   No Comments

Jollyboat New Build Blog

Keep in touch with Steve Moore’s incredible new boat.

http://steveboat.blogspot.com

To the best of my knowledge, this is the first Jollyboat to be built in the last 35 years in the UK.

It looks like a fantastic effort and we are all itching to see her on the water.

What number does she get? Now there is a good question and maybe one that Andrew Richardson – keeper of the records can answer….but not I!

March 12, 2008   10 Comments

Papers found for J3 – Missy

I never knew the name for my Jollyboat…..and have normally called her ‘Effie’ after my mother.
I knew that it was made for Max Aitken and lived for a long while in his boat house next to Uffa Fox’s in Isle of White.  I knew it was sailed by Hillary Laing (Feranti) quite a bit before being used for development and research into ‘fast’ hull shapes when it was fitted with a speedo gland and presumably big clocks.  The clocks have gone although the place where they were is still evident.

But Andrew Richardson – Keeper of the Records for all things Jollyboat has found the original measurement form for J3 andnow I know she was called ‘Missy’.

Great news and hopefully we will be able to bring out more of this kind of information in the future.

Here is the Measurement Form.

J3 Missy Measurement Papers

cheers

eib

February 20, 2008   No 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

Canadian Jollyboat

This image was sent to me by Justin Cetas of his Jollyboat in Canada.

More info as soon as I have it

February 3, 2008   2 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

Mostly Joy

Can’t remember what the story is with this one. Will do some more research and update post. If you know the story – leave a comment.

February 3, 2008   2 Comments