Redwing

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  • 25 May 2021 00:34
    Reply # 10546822 on 10541569
    Anonymous wrote:

    It must make you feel a bit sad, Gary.  Still, good to know more sailing adventures lie ahead!

    Bit sad Annie but the ongoing rot problem wore me out, so moving on is quite a relief.
  • 24 May 2021 00:55
    Reply # 10541569 on 644008

    It must make you feel a bit sad, Gary.  Still, good to know more sailing adventures lie ahead!

  • 23 May 2021 04:38
    Reply # 10537195 on 644008

    Redwing is now part of the home landscape. She sits in her cradle, sans keel and most of her rudder. Her sailing days are over but mine await the next chapter. 

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  • 03 Mar 2021 08:32
    Reply # 10158322 on 644008

    Redwing is booked in for her final haulout on the 23rd.

    It's a bit sad but I think I am going to be better off with the TS16, and my wallet will be happier. :)

  • 12 Feb 2021 11:28
    Reply # 10087822 on 644008

    From the drawing board of the maestro.

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  • 09 Feb 2021 23:43
    Reply # 10073931 on 644008

    And just for fun, here is a junk-rigged Harley 16 with two masts!  Click photo for full-sized image:


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  • 09 Feb 2021 07:37
    Reply # 10071143 on 10068689
    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    Through the chance reading of a thread on the Woodenboat forum it seems I have found my next boat and it's a Hartley TS16. It's been in storage for a number of years and needs the centreboard case refitting but the price is right. Or at least will be when I have the $$$.

    Going small has a lot going for it. We now have our little 6 meter catamaran in the water and have so far spent a two night weekend on board. The mast went up yesterday and hopefully sailing next weekend. Now that the boat is in the water I am going through a sort of 'oh my god, what have I done?' stage. The boat is small, but big for the 6 meters. I guess not the level of comfort I have been used to for the last 30 odd years. But so easy to handle and hopefully maintain. I have been sorting out the rig for the past couple of days so have parked the boat on the beach. So easy, you cannot do that with a big boat. Once we have her sailing in the next week or so we will get away for a few days, so I guess time will tell as to how the little boat works out for us. But so far, the negatives is a lack of space and comfort compared to what we are used to with our previous bigger boats. Positives so far, ease of handling, light weight which translates into every thing done with the boat, relative low cost of any components needed, hopefully ongoing low cost of maintenance in that everything is designed to be maintenance free, and if any hull work is needed the boat can easily be parked on the beach.  

    So a Hartley 16, or similar could work out well. I seem to remember a forum entry sometime in the past couple of years of someone in Australia converting a TS 16 to junk rig.




    Yes that was Steve Koshella, he used a rig designed by Arne I believe. I plan to use the same rig. The mast Steve used was a straight forward 80mm x 3mm Alloy tube and it handled everything he threw at it. It looks like the retirement of Redwing (Oh my I'm going to miss the cabin space!) and the acquisition of the TS16 will now happen in March/April. I might have to start a new thread. :)

    Oh and a correction: the centreboard case is still in the boat, it's just had a strip of timber fastened over where it exits the keelson.

    Last modified: 09 Feb 2021 07:39 | Anonymous member
  • 08 Feb 2021 06:48
    Reply # 10068689 on 10066975
    Anonymous wrote:

    Through the chance reading of a thread on the Woodenboat forum it seems I have found my next boat and it's a Hartley TS16. It's been in storage for a number of years and needs the centreboard case refitting but the price is right. Or at least will be when I have the $$$.

    Going small has a lot going for it. We now have our little 6 meter catamaran in the water and have so far spent a two night weekend on board. The mast went up yesterday and hopefully sailing next weekend. Now that the boat is in the water I am going through a sort of 'oh my god, what have I done?' stage. The boat is small, but big for the 6 meters. I guess not the level of comfort I have been used to for the last 30 odd years. But so easy to handle and hopefully maintain. I have been sorting out the rig for the past couple of days so have parked the boat on the beach. So easy, you cannot do that with a big boat. Once we have her sailing in the next week or so we will get away for a few days, so I guess time will tell as to how the little boat works out for us. But so far, the negatives is a lack of space and comfort compared to what we are used to with our previous bigger boats. Positives so far, ease of handling, light weight which translates into every thing done with the boat, relative low cost of any components needed, hopefully ongoing low cost of maintenance in that everything is designed to be maintenance free, and if any hull work is needed the boat can easily be parked on the beach.  

    So a Hartley 16, or similar could work out well. I seem to remember a forum entry sometime in the past couple of years of someone in Australia converting a TS 16 to junk rig.



  • 07 Feb 2021 09:14
    Reply # 10066975 on 644008

    Through the chance reading of a thread on the Woodenboat forum it seems I have found my next boat and it's a Hartley TS16. It's been in storage for a number of years and needs the centreboard case refitting but the price is right. Or at least will be when I have the $$$.

  • 24 Jan 2021 01:22
    Reply # 9983314 on 644008

    Back when I first thought about building a boat i figured a Hartley 16 would be ideal but for some reason I built a keel  boat instead. So now coming full circle I'm thinking a Hartley 16 or similar would be ideal. 

    Redwing is for sale if anyone is interested for $4,000. The price is based on what I believe i would get if I sold the ballast,  complete rig and various bits of equipment such as outboard. The rot problem could be dealt with by hauling out for a week or two.

    My alternative plan to haul out, sell the ballast and rig then convert Redwing into a quirky guest cabin. :)

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