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Subject: Outboard - TS 240


Author:
the Browns
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Date Posted: 20/01/05 23:31:40

As there don't seem to have been any new posts for ages I won't feel guilty asking yet another newbie question ...
We're going to have to buy a new ob. Ours is ancient, smelly smoky and deafening.
We'd love a 4 stroke but they would not fit in the well. The larger 2 strokes (rounded shape) look too large too, so current favourite is Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke. Has anyone got any experience of these and are they reasonably quiet?
Also, having to mix oil and petrol seems like a pain when topping up and having to work out quantities ... any good tips for this?
Cheers.

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Subject: Trapper 300 Inboard Installation


Author:
K.Kennedy
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Date Posted: 28/01/05 18:01:59

Does anyone have any advice on fitting a diesel engine into a Trapper 300? I have a Trapper and a Yanmar GM10, and need to put the two together.

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Subject: Trapper300 outboard?


Author:
Ian
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Date Posted: 16/01/05 1:18:10

Has anyone removed an inboard diesel and fitted an outboard? If so what did you put on and how does it cope when motoring in a swell? Any other good or bad points?

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Subject: Babystay on T300 - Is it necessary?


Author:
James Green
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Date Posted: 30/11/04 22:07:58

Upon looking at another 300 yesterday, one with a Proctor mast, I realised that it didn't have a babystay brought down immediately aft of the forehatch as we have on BARECAT. Our mast is by Selden/Kemp and I have experience of Selden being very conservative when asked whether babystays were really necessary on on other designs of yacht, so I thought I'd ask those that race the T300 - particularly anyone racing a boat with the Selden/Kemp mast. The Proctor's extrusion may well have more fore and aft sectional rigidity, but the Selden extrusion appears to be of good size for the size of rig and the distance from mast step to aft edge of the forward hatch precludes much support being derived from the babystay. I can see that the babystay may assist in preventing the mast from inverting through spinnaker pole compression, but again, its attachment to the coachroof being so close to the mast step must limit the gain to be acheived. Any views?

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Subject: Futur owner of a Trapper 500?


Author:
Gérard
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Date Posted: 9/01/05 21:00:43

Hello everybody and happy new year.
I'm thinking of buying a sailing boat for family coastal cruises. I'm particularly interested in Trapper 500.
What are the most important points to check with such a yacht?
I'm in contact with the seller of the number 373 called "Laurelia". She is in Dunkerque, France (I am also french). Did somebody know anaything about her story?
Thank you for anwers.

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Subject: Trapper 28 marine diesal


Author:
Colum Mc Evoy
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Date Posted: 14/11/04 15:10:17

I wish to replace my original Dolphin inboard petrol with a small compact diesal. What HP and make would best suit this type of boat. I intend to buy second hand, so if anybody has a suitable engine, please contact me.

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Subject: A merry christmas to all our readers and fair winds in 2005


Author:
Nick
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Date Posted: 24/12/04 2:29:42

another year passed, just where do they go so quick?

I wish you all happy sailing in your trappers (et al) during 2005

I shall be returning to crew on the little 62 metre jobby I was on this year. I think I'm going to find it hard to sail on anything smaller now.

have fun.

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Subject: Trapper T28 oversized prop


Author:
Ben
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Date Posted: 16/07/04 19:38:33

My Trapper T28 with a Yanmar 1GM struggles to get much over 4 knots at full engine revs. I am happy that the engine is producing full power so had assumed it was an undersized prop.

On investigating I found a 13" 3 bladed prop (pitch unknown) with absolutely no clearance between the hull. In fact a small groove has been filed in order to allow free rotation. There is no obvious vibration as a result but could this explain the poor performance?

With a 2.21:1 gearbox ratio I calculated a 11x8 was the suggested size?

I’d be grateful of any experience you may have?

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Subject: Log transducer removal


Author:
John Larke
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Date Posted: 20/12/04 21:20:44

My paranoia regards removing the NASA log transducer in my 300 is prompting me to go searching at the boat show for one of these self closing gizmos I keep hearing about. Any makes, models I should go checking out. Any clues appreciated. Wish you all out there a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. John.
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Subject: T500/501 Cockpit Table – Revisited


Author:
Brian Henry
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Date Posted: 10/12/04 18:17:26

Back in April I responded to a question on this subject here by recommending searching for a white, plastic, fold-up camping table because I had found such an item and considered it eminently suitable. The bonus was that it was ridiculously cheap.

Then I went off cruising for the summer and, as the weeks went by, my conscience was beginning to trouble me – I was finding that the damned table was becoming less and less attractive; it was too small; it wasn’t very stable; the trestle legs took too much space in the small area; the top wasn’t even a flat surface – and I had told everyone how great it was. Time for a re-think.

With the onset of winter and back home busy ordering bits and bobs from different on-line chandlers, preparing for the jobs I was planning over the winter, I found just the thing for a new cockpit table. It was a set of parts, aluminium base to be screwed to the cockpit sole, a tube that fits into the base and a socket to be screwed under a table to fit onto the tube. When not in use the table and tube could be disassembled and stored below, leaving just the cockpit sole socket. The only negative point is that as a permanent fixture in the middle of the cockpit sole, it stands proud by 45mm to provide adequate support for the tube, but with sloping sides I judge it to be no great hazard.

I already had a 10mm marine ply section of 65mm x 50mm with an edging fiddle from a previous cockpit table where the leg construction had collapsed in the past (my carpentry leaves a lot to be desired, sometimes) and discarded into my cellar – just the job.

I have just finished varnishing my new table and believe it has great potential when I get it on board next spring; total cost was less than £30. Parts can be found at Force 4 Chandlery (http://www.force4.co.uk/index.html) – part number 890088 in the miscellaneous section. They sell the bits separately but you’ll save if you buy all three together, as shown by that part number.

I hope that I have redeemed myself for that bum tip earlier.

Best, Brian.

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Subject: Nature Pure Ultrfine


Author:
Andy Hailstone
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Date Posted: 12/12/04 21:11:43

Hi
Has anyone using the Nature Pure Ultrfine water purification system. If so can you recomend it? are there any problems?
Regards
Andy

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Subject: Trapper T250


Author:
Matthew Sillars
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Date Posted: 7/12/04 23:57:38

Hi
Does anybody know of a Trapper T250 for sale. Have tried everywhere but to no avil. Please e - mail me if you know of any, especially in the Hampshire region. Currently keep my boat at Deacons where I believe Trapper Yachts were at at one stage?!!

Regards Matt Sillars

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Subject: Message hijack


Author:
John Larke
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Date Posted: 7/12/04 20:12:46

Posted a question about NASA log fouling, but it was hijacked by an almighty discussion on seacocks, Where did I go wrong?

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Subject: NASA log fouling


Author:
John Larke
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Date Posted: 14/11/04 18:57:00

The NASA log paddle wheel fouls rapidly on my 300 moored April to November, on swinging mooring,on lower Thames atTilbury. mostly tiny shrimp and later barnacles. I have heard that layers of PTFE dry spray built up while the boat is out of the water, will help increase the paddle wheels clean running time. Any one tried this method, does it work? I really do not like removing the log unit at end of every sail.

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Subject: Trapper 500 registery?


Author:
Orjan Nilgran
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Date Posted: 5/12/04 16:33:44

The plate on my trapper 500 says:
Built by Anstey Yachts
Poole England, Poole 5365
No 241
Designed by C&C Yachts Canada
Please, is there any register available with information as manufactoring date?

The seller 1998 told it was imported to Sweden 1975 and a compete sailor from the 1970:s remember that a sister boat was the winner in the baltic race (Gotland Runt), Around Gotland, 3 year at a row in its class, class 5(?) with Jan-Erik Dahl from Oxelösund at the tiller.

Thankfull för some information.

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Subject: Camper Style Cockpit Cover


Author:
Richard Swire
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Date Posted: 27/10/04 16:48:47

Has any one out there made or have a boat with an allover cockpit cover. Looking to try and make one for our T500. If you have or know someone that has pls email me on rs@swireassociates.co.uk


Nick, do you have a contact for the man in Poole who did the bottom bearing, I would very much like to talk to him. Call me if you like

07866 764 940

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Subject: T 500 fore hatch


Author:
Frank Marsden
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Date Posted: 27/11/04 22:23:18

Erwin,

New post as your question has gone, as usual, in different directions.

I checked with C&C 27 owners in Canada.
There are five marks of C&C 27.
MK I & II are very similar to Trapper 500, although there are some differences. MK III & IV had more changes; the MK V was a completely different design, not unlike the Superseal.

Canadian Mk I & II owners put a panel of "plexiglas" in the fore hatch. This is "perspex"

On the Mk III and IV it seems there was a modification available to the deck moulding to fit a standard flat mounted hatch.

So, there is no off-the-shelf transparent hatch available in Canada for the T 500/501; fitting a perspex panel of suitable strength means moulding perspex over the original.

To do this satisfactorily, the perspex needs to be heated to 110 deg C.

Polycarbonate is stronger, but I do not know the temperature necessary to bend it. I will try to find that out.

Frank Marsden

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Subject: Boom End for Proctor Roller Reefing


Author:
Peter Seddon
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Date Posted: 23/11/04 15:01:43

Does anyone know where I can get hold of a new boom end casting for my T500? The boom is the original roller reefing system for the main made by Proctor. The casting is starting to wear out where the main sheet connects. I've looked at the Proctor / Selden website but with no luck.

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Subject: first big boat info


Author:
laurence A mc Givern
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Date Posted: 19/11/04 1:36:45

Hi I am looking for my first boat and the trapper range has been suggested to me but I am having difficulty getting any info as they appear to be quite thin on the ground.I need a bilge/twin keel with min. 5 berths as it will be for family sailing.Are inboard diesels standard equipment? How do they rate against the Jaguar 25/27,sadler 25.for finish and performance? Any advice would be much appreciated.
LmcG

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Subject: Replacement forward berth hatch


Author:
Erwin Casteels
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Date Posted: 23/11/04 22:12:10

Does anyone know if it's possible to replace the forward berth hatch on my Trapper 500?
I would like to replace it with a transparent one.
Thanks for your advice.
Erwin

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Subject: T500 Rudder Stock Bushes


Author:
Alan Gilmour
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Date Posted: 25/10/04 14:12:09

I have some play in the rudder stock on my T500 and wondered if anyone has done anything to cure this (Brass shim round the shaft?). There appears to be a plastic tube in which the stock sits. I have read Arthur Hall's article about injecting glass fibre into the cavity with a greased stock fitted, but I'm afraid I don't have the bottle to do this as, if it goes wrong..............!!.Arthur is a member of the Northern TOA and I've spoken to him about this and he moved his stock before everything had cured, due to bottling out! This has resulted in some movement remaining.

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Subject: T500 & Yanmar 8 hp: engine cut-off


Author:
Erwin Casteels
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Date Posted: 8/11/04 20:38:21

I became the proud owner of a Trapper 500, "Banzai", build in 1978. She has a Yanmar 8hp engine. When I pull the gas handle completely backwards, the engine stops.
Can anyone tell me if this is normal or is there something wrong with my boat/engine/throttle?
Regards,
Erwin

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Subject: Trapper 500 side stays.


Author:
Nicholas Hill
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Date Posted: 12/10/04 13:02:25

The shrouds on the 500/501 come thruough the deck and are bolted onto the main bulkhead. The previous owners had to bulkhead fittings renewed. However, I strongly suspect I have a leak where the shroud goes through the deck. Sikaflex type sealant tends to crack and pull away (I suspect the deck/hull flexes in rough weather, which helps break the seal).

I was thinking of glassing over the bit of the deck where the shroud comes through. Is this a good idea, and exactly what material should I use to do this?

Nicholas Hill

PS - for more on Black Prince goto www.channelpilot.info and follow the link.

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Subject: T S 240


Author:
brian wright
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Date Posted: 11/11/04 14:04:31

I have been offered a mainsail, probably old, for £50
I do not need it. Anyone?

I have found a company who can supply an electric
hydraulic pump suitable for the T S 240
Details are 12 volt 1.6 kw with solenoid
0.8 cc/rev pump
pressure line relief valve
to suit 2.5 lpm @140 bar
complete with 3 litre reservoir

I believe somebody has carried out this mod
Could you please comment before I commit myself to
£295

Brian Wright

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Subject: NIMBUS TOO


Author:
Colin Griffiths
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Date Posted: 26/08/04 12:45:23

Hello,
Does anyone know the history of this Trapper 500?
Build no.455 (possibly 453) Bilge keels. Buhk 20hp.
I have just bought her in Jersey. The previous owner bought her in Guernsey but can't remember from whom.
Thanks in advance,
Colin Griffiths

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Subject: Trapper 500 Cradle and Displacement.


Author:
Kevin
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Date Posted: 30/10/04 20:50:16

We have had 'Timbo Tara' for one year. She needs some major work,so we are lifting on to flat bed trailer, with cradle. Not to sure of the weight.Cradle not purchased as yet so if any out there plz reply.

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Subject: trapper 300 log transponder


Author:
john larke
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Date Posted: 28/09/04 23:19:04

The log on my 1980,Ansty built 300,always registers aprox2 knots slow.The new transponder, just fitted has made no difference.The transponder is positioned about four inches starboard of leading edge of fin keel,in battery locker.I have been advised by my club "experts"that its badly positioned, and to move it ahead of keel. The unit is a NASA Target log. Has any other 300 sailer had this problem, or is there any adjustment that can be made on the display? Any ideas appreciated.

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Subject: T501 Coolbox dimensions


Author:
Brian Henry
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Date Posted: 10/10/04 16:10:35

Next project is to fit a cooler unit to my T500 coolbox (no ice to find where I sail). As I have a late model T500 with the 501 interior, could a kind 501 owner please post the coolbox inner dimensions so that I can order the correct unit.

TIA,

Brian.

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Subject: Mast pin, TS 240


Author:
Henry & Mary Brown
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Date Posted: 22/10/04 18:23:30

We are getting better at mast raising and lowering BUT ...
We recently lowered the mast without problems until it came to removing the pin that secures it to the deck plate. The bottom fitting of the mast and the pin were both brand new, thanks to a previous disaster and (professional) repair.
The pin just would not come out. We struggled with it for about an hour and finally got it out with a combination of oil, brute force and apparently random joggling of the mast. The pin now looks slightly deformed.
What went wrong? We've had difficulty aligning everything to insert the pin in the past, but once in, why wouldn't it come out smoothly? Can anyone advise?
Many thanks.

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Subject: Al Lethbridge are you out there??


Author:
john bray
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Date Posted: 23/10/04 16:05:22

Mr Lethbridge
I would love to send you the information you requested about my 501 in The Med, but without your email address I can't do it!. Please contact Nick, who runs this Trapper Forum and he will give you my email address so that you can send me your email address.
Hope to hear from you soon.
John Bray

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Subject: Our 1982 501 is for sale


Author:
John Bray
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Date Posted: 15/09/04 22:14:41

After nearly 7 years our 501 is for sale. She transported us safely to Menorca in 2001 and we then lived aboard for a year. It was idyllic. SOLO is now ashore in Mahon Harbour in Menorca awaiting a new owner either to continue her adventures in the Med or else perhaps to return to the UK.
The hull has not been treated and is showing signs of "cosmetic osmosis" but it is not structural. A survey carried out in July is available. She is well equipped and inventories are available by email. The asking price reflects the eventual need for hull treatment.
A well equipped safe and comfortable yacht already in the Med for £13750

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Subject: TS240 spinnaker pole downhaul


Author:
Giles
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Date Posted: 22/10/04 10:51:05

The ongoing refit of Nidri is progressing at a slightly slower rate than I had first envisaged, but the rewiring is complete as is most of the interior. I am now turning my attention to the running rigging. I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be a suitable deck fitting for the pole downhaul.

My question is: Where do most other TS240's have this block?

The most suitable place in my opinion is a short distance in front of the mast. This puts the backing plate and nuts inside the keel housing. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Giles

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Subject: Trapper 500


Author:
Andy Hailstone
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Date Posted: 19/09/04 16:48:00

Hi
I'm thinking of buying a Trapper 500, I currently have a long keel boat which is quite stable in a blow and i was wondering if anyone can tell me how stable their Trapper 500 with a fin keel is.
Regards
Andy

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Subject: SELF-STEERING FOR TRAPPER 500


Author:
jenny jones
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Date Posted: 12/10/04 13:22:58

We are contemplating buying a Trapper 500 for single handed / short handed sailing and wonder if anyone out there has experience with either commercial or home built wind vane rigs?
Jenny Jones, Bristol

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Subject: t250


Author:
jon minns
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Date Posted: 11/10/04 21:41:27

hello all
Quick question ? Am i the only t250 owner in the world ?
also if there are any others are there any in the southhampton water area if so is there like a owners association ?
as well whilst sailing with the engine in the well is there any good way of stopping the cockpit sole getting filled with the wet stuff coming out from the well or is that just a occupational hazard.
And finally can anyone teach me punctuation or gramma ?
all the best
jon

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Subject: Furling foresail TS 240


Author:
Henry & Mary Brown
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Date Posted: 9/09/04 21:17:09

Planning to get a furling foresail and also install hanks on main, as 2 handed sail handling needs to be easier than current system, with luff ropes on both main and genny, so that when you drop them it's a battle.
Grateful to benefit from others' experience - we do plan to trail sail so need furler to be sturdy enough to cope with mast raising. One supplier recommended Plastimo, another, Schaefer Snapfurl. We plan to investigate at Soton Boat show but any advice would be useful.

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Subject: T500 A frame for lowering Mast


Author:
Peter Seddon
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Date Posted: 20/09/04 15:43:44

I have aquired an A-frame for lowering the mast and supporting it for a T500 that is surplus to my requirements. If anybody wants this item please contact me and it's yours!

Item is free but the new owner must collect.(It's quite heavy). East London area.

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Subject: Trapper 28 info required


Author:
Colum McEvoy
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Date Posted: 18/09/04 16:39:17

Last year I purchased a trapper 28? built by Anstey yachts ( it has its name plate) with a inboard Dolphin petrol engine. The engine was built in 1974 according to Dolphin, so I think the boat is of the same vintage. I purchased the boat in Stranford (N. Ireland) but the previous owner told me he had bought it in Liverpool. I have a spinker bag with RAF YC and the name "leveritt" on it. the sail number is k 5092. Dose anyone know the history of this boat. It has been well finished down below and appears well looked after. All was well until our rudder stoped working, after removal I found I could twist the rudder on the stock. It has broken inside, dose anyone know how this rudder is constructed inside and how to fix it? Where would I find a hull number on this boat?

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Subject: Trapper 500 - Re-engine options


Author:
Ed Bowness
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Date Posted: 31/08/04 15:43:42

This question has probably featured before...but I am very interested to know the best options for re-engining my Trapper 500 (No.252 'Florence' based on the Blackwater) which is still with the original 1975 Yanmar YSE 8. Is there a replacement that doesn't require a new shaft & P bracket and fits onto the existing mountings with a minimum of fuss? What is the preferred make? What are the likely costs? ...and I'd be glad of any general re-engining advice..

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Subject: Trapper 500 cradles


Author:
John Templar
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Date Posted: 1/09/04 16:42:43

Just had a phone call fron Jersey

'Cachetrappe' ( Mick Wildman & Danny Kevan) needs a cradle can anyone help with dimensions? Or what else is suitable?

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Subject: T500 Rigging the genoa


Author:
David McAvinchey
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Date Posted: 20/08/04 5:46:41

proud to announce I am the new owner of Exposure. Now at Foynes on shannon estuary. Very new at this game and will need all the help I can get. I have rigged the genoa sheet to run through a single block attached at the very back of the gunnel. Should the sheet be inside or outside the handrail.As it is the pull is off centre and it is not possible to turn the winch handle full circle. Should I have a genoa track and slide? Someone must have cracked this!

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Subject: REFRIDGERATION


Author:
DALE
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Date Posted: 7/09/04 11:19:02

can anyone give me info on fitting a fridge to my trapper 500, i have looked at supercool coolers but i dont know anyone who has one & its a lot of money for something that may not work. also compressor fridges are an option. any help or suggestions would be appreciated

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