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Re: Was selling, now keeping Skyfall (007)
Reply #15 - 25.08.2017 at 06:43:14
 
You might try Sanderrs sails in Lymington, very good prices and a wealth of knowledge on trappers. He even has the original Ed Dubois sail plan drawings. He made a great no2 Genoa for Toucan and I shall go back to him for a new mainsail this winter.
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Reply #16 - 29.10.2017 at 19:30:38
 
Hi all, quick update on Skyfall. I now have a Mercury S/S 5hp two stroke outboard that has almost never been used. A bargain at 337, and it runs beautifully. I have an old but super reliable Evinrude 4hp twin as a backup, and both are incredibly light. I've ditched the transom mounted bracket idea also. I've now got new mainsail and stack pack which was 1200 fitted, and it looks superb. I've also had new windows made which are being fitted this week. I had a replacement NASA wind speed and wind indicator also fitted. A few jobs left to do are: reconnect the radio antenna wire, mast lights wires and wind speed wire. I also am having replacement Houdini hatch hinges made, and new window and toilet curtains are also in the pipeline. I've had the port stanchion repaired also. Not much else to do apart from maybe some teak effect cabin flooring, and LED cabin lights. Haven't been out on the boat as the sail took months to arrive and be fitted, but at that price I was happy to wait!
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Reply #17 - 07.11.2017 at 21:02:21
 
Great stuff. It is really heart warming to hear of one of these boats having care and attention lavished on her. I am quite sure you will be well rewarded next season. A five horse two stroke is ideal for the TS240 - enough push to get you along and light enough to be quickly deployed so you can enjoy a quiet sail and dry feet with the plug in. Congratulations on finding a good one - they must be rare by now.

See some of Alan Lambton's old posts - he had plenty of advice on this subject.

A shame there are not more of us actively sailing TS240s and contributing to the discussion. I will be watching for more news with interest.
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Reply #18 - 08.11.2017 at 14:09:04
 

Jonathan,
I suspect there are many 'silent witnesses' who sail and maintain their TS240/250 who regularly read the posts and contribute from time to time. Just look at the numbers visiting the site.
Well done Dave, its clear that Skyfall has got under your skin in the same way our TS 240's get to us!
I like the idea of 5 hp 2 stroke engine from weight point of view but am sure that it is only enough in normal conditions and is a bit pushed in more extreme wind and tide against one.

Have just brought Nautibuoy ashore for winter.
Scraped off barncles and weed with hoe and pressure washed. Some small areas exposed the underying epoxy as antifoul came away ( 2 coats over new epoxy) Believe majority is fine for recoating next March. Looks like boat pox treatment is sound.
Have Insurance survey to do so need to get on with jobs. Don't use gas but is connected
So need to replace flex hoses now coming up to 6 years old (and never used since installed and tested). Also have damaged organiser bracket at base of mast so need to remove and attend to this. Foresail reefing drum has tightened up so need to strip and clean and lubricate. Had become a real problem ~ makes me realise how much I value its proper working.
Whale pump diaphram looks a bit perished so will try rejuvenating with diesel oil or if too bad replacing. As boat is vey dry have never needed to use this but appreciate it could come in handy!
The more I think about it the more jobs get identified so I will stop now.
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Reply #19 - 21.02.2019 at 23:02:59
 
Hi all, another quick update on Skyfall. All the repairs that I mentioned in the post from Nov '17 are done, but I lost the whole of last year due to not being able to raise the new main. I could raise it halfway but then it gradually became more and more tight and something was clearly wrong. Had the mast down in the end as I was convinced I had a trapped halyard inside it, but no everything was free. Eventually it turned out to be a simple lack of lubrication on the new slides. A can of McLube later and it's running up and down the mast just fine. I've fitted new windows since my last post and with the remade hatch hinges now fitted I'm completely watertight for the first time. Jobs left to do include wiring in the new NASA Clipper wind vane, refitting the original lights as the LED's didn't fit properly, fitting the new Origo cooker to replace the previous gas set up, and I need to tighten down the outboard well bracket as it's rocking slightly. Are these only bolted in place? Hoping it's just a case of tightening down the two visible vertical bolts. Final job is a blast off of the small amount of weed underneath and a real good clean up inside and out. Then it's back out onto the water  Cool
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Re: Was selling, now keeping Skyfall (007)
Reply #20 - 14.11.2020 at 12:47:54
 
Hi all, quick update to let you know that Skyfall (hull no. 007) was sold to new owners in July. They tried to sail her down to Exmouth from Pompey but only got as far as the back of the IOW before being dismasted. They were all ok and the damage was repairable as it was only the footplate that had broken. the mast came down due to loose spreaders. Anyway, the boat is back on the beach at Eastney. Don't know when they will be moving it again. I never really took to sailing so it's best that someone else with more enthusiasm for it takes her on. She was almost fully refitted by the time I sold her though so she should have many more years of life left in her. All the best everyone, take care!
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Reply #21 - 17.11.2020 at 11:54:24
 
Hi Dave,
Thanks for update on Skyfall (ex Nidri ). Glad to hear new owners OK after their 'adventures.'
Have you advised them of this forum - it would be good to keep in touch?
Guess you will go back to motor boating but at least you gave sailing a try!
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Re: Was selling, now keeping Skyfall (007)
Reply #22 - 21.11.2020 at 10:02:06
 
Hi Paul, yes they are aware of this forum and they had found it when considering buying the boat from me. I've bought a Raider 18, a fast fisherman with a Yamaha 115 outboard. Refitted it over the summer and its now on my pontoon berth opposite the ECA. Take care everyone, and keep sailing!
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