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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 8,821
Posted By Gillfowdy
Re: Cool, soft way of attaching jib sheets

Very cool. Soft is good if youre running around on the foredeck and get clocked with the jib sheet clew.
Forum: Lake Huron   07-29-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,850
Posted By Gillfowdy
Ya Bayfield has a few good "watering holes";) ...

Ya Bayfield has a few good "watering holes";)
Here we are on a local sail Monday afternoon.
YouTube - M4V07234 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqTBQsGXjvU)

Phil
Forum: Lake Huron   07-20-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,850
Posted By Gillfowdy
Hi everyone. We sail a Grampian26 out of the...

Hi everyone. We sail a Grampian26 out of the Municiple Marina in Bayfield Ont.
Heading out today for an afternoon sail although the winds are forcast to be
Light.

Laurie & Phil
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,593
Posted By Gillfowdy
Stuck Rudder

Did you ever get the rudder to move? Was it the key holding the tube in place?
I see from the pics originally posted that your rudder tube appears to have been cut off at the top and bottom and a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-02-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By Gillfowdy
Thanks for the quick reply. I do plan to keep...

Thanks for the quick reply. I do plan to keep the 15 even though it's heavy. 103lbs!!! It runs great and is what I got with the boat. Keeping some items forward in the boat seems like a good idea...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,909
Posted By Gillfowdy
Transom Cutout for Outboard...Problems?

Hello,
I have a 1976 Grampian 26 powered by a 15hp Honda 4 stroke outboard.
It's mounted to the transom at the factory location cutout.
My question is , does anyone have a problem with this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Gillfowdy
Thanks Guys, As the boat is 31 years old I'm...

Thanks Guys,
As the boat is 31 years old I'm sure some of it is outdated!

Phil
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Gillfowdy
I did think of that but the boom has vange...

I did think of that but the boom has vange attachments, blocks, cleats
etc. attached so wouldn't these get in the way of the sail?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Gillfowdy
Boom Gooseneck Swivels

As I put the Grampian 26 on the hard last week, I thought I'd do a few repairs. I'm refiting the boom and noticed it turns on it's axis through a geared
3/8" drive on each side. Turning the drive...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-24-2007
Replies: 92
Views: 10,522
Posted By Gillfowdy
Coming into the marina the other day I noticed...

Coming into the marina the other day I noticed the water level was about 18" lower than normal. As we kept motoring in I noticed the water swirling around all the boats in their slips. I know now...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-20-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,606
Posted By Gillfowdy
I have a 76 Grampian 26 and would think it up to...

I have a 76 Grampian 26 and would think it up to coastal cruising with a
few upgrades. The boat is stiff and can take a bit more wind than others.

Phil
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Gillfowdy
Head ain't Flushin!

Hello, I went to flush the Jebco head in my 76 Grampian 26 and it isn't sucking up the lake water to flush the bowl.Any thoughts of what is wrong?
The through hull valve is open and the hose appears...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-25-2007
Replies: 3,447
Views: 954,371
Posted By Gillfowdy
Bayfield Ontario-Lake Huron

Bayfield Ontario-Lake Huron
Forum: Grampian   07-11-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 3,480
Posted By Gillfowdy
Got a Grampian 26- My First Boat!!!

Hello Everyone,

I've been out in my new to me 76 Grampian 26 just once, with family and friends,8 total and have to say, I'm hooked.
I'm writing this as my wife is sewing curtains for the boat...
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