Winsome News

Next step

April 14, 2018

Friday 13th April new carbon fibre shrouds have been despatched by Smart Rigging Joure to Berthon in Lymington. All going well the shrouds can be fine tuned to the spreaders and installed the same day. This will be done next week. If succesfull Leen and Dirk-Jan will fly out to Berthon and motor Winsome to […]

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Working ashore in Cowes, instead of sailing on the Solent

March 30, 2018

It has been a wet cold day. Without WINSOME we tried to make the vest of this day. I believe we succeeded very well. 1. We took every item out of De Hok, checked what we could throw out and re-shuffled the rest. The success was enormius. Lots of food were taken out and in […]

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Disaster struck

March 28, 2018

Unfortunately I had to send following message to WINSOME’s crew, to RORC and IRC Rating Office: This morning, still on our way to Berthon’s, the port-side top shroud ‘exploded’. Will revert tonight with more information. It is sure that we cannot sail Winsome for the next weeks. Big boys do not cry, but this time […]

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Berthon in top shape

March 27, 2018

We, but in particular Berthon’s, are still on schedule. This photo has been taken Monday 26th in the morning. The next photo 26th in the evening. Today, 27th, IRC/Campbell Fields has take the necessary measurements ‘supervised by Simon Rogier and Robin Milledge. IRC Cowes is very nicely cooperating so we expect to have our new […]

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Quick trip to Lymington and Cowes

March 22, 2018

In spite of good progress made by Berthon, we learned that launching cannot possibly take place prior to Monday 26th March. Berthon will not be able to deliver Winsome earlier than Wednesday 28th. To make a start in the RORC Easter Regatta on Friday 30th will be touch and go though not impossible. Leen, Dirk-Jan […]

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De laatste loodjes wegen het zwaarst

March 14, 2018

News from Berthon: All keel bolts are now torqued up. Please note the lower aft stud position on image 0416 which is now much lower on down inset your fuel tank. This lower position will mean less torsional stress on the aft most bolt. Consequently next week 20-21 Leen and I will be visiting Winsome […]

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Delay in delivery of Winsome

March 1, 2018

This photo was missing in the last series of the previous blog. Berthon/Simon Rogier reported today: “With the weather being so cold, we are right on the lower limits for the glues and resins needed to finish your job. Due to this problem, we are currently 10 days to 2 weeks behind the due date […]

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Good progress at Berthon’s

February 23, 2018

Berthon/Simon Rogier is waiting for some warmer weather to finish the installation of the keel. IRC will therafter soon measure the overhangs, just to be safe and stay honest. primed keel stub and prepped ballast just after dry fitting Structural glue between keel stub and ballast spilling out as boat comes down. The fit between […]

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Renovations all over the place

February 17, 2018

After last year’s new carbon fibre mast and this year’s new led keel, it is now Winsome’s Cottage turn. Have a look    

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The fitting of the new keel

February 7, 2018

After the new keel had to cool down with Iron Brothers in Cornwall, it now has to warm up with Berthon in New Forest. So far everything is looking fine, according to Simon Rogier.      

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