Helen Gets a Facelift!

Those of us who were at the Classic Dinghy Classes Invitation Weekend at Cairn Curran last November will remember how wild it was on the Saturday afternoon. Ken Maynard took Australian Sailfish 600 Helen out for a romp before the racing started and once the race got underway was doing well in the extreme conditions.

But then he started to slow down and fell away to the back of the pack. After the race it became apparent that the deck had lifted at the join where it meets the bow, creating an opening that seemed determined to swallow as much of the reservoir as possible. So, more repairs required, and here is the current state of play:

Sailfish 600 Helen, with bow removed, but still with a lot of wood in there! [By Ken Maynard, Diamond Creek, May 2018]
To quote Ken “nothing some glue, screws, brackets and a new bit timber won’t fix.”

Stay tuned for updates.


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