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  2. I'm selling the yard trailer for my Sonata. Its listed on ebay but if anyone is interested contact me on 07760 426 181 Also selling a collection of used sails, again listed on ebay for £60 each
  3. Metal work - A few questions

    I don't know if you've already seen these pages on the website but just in case you haven't: http://sonata.org.uk/mainsheet-travellers/ http://sonata.org.uk/things-that-work/ http://sonata.org.uk/pushpit-brace/ jack
  4. Mast Step

    Hi All, Our mast base that the mast sits on, is bolted through the fibreglass of the coach roof, through some wood and another layer of fibreglass before being in contact with the main bulhead. The wood looks like it may have rotted. Presumably the water entering through the bolt holes. Does anyone have experience of this? Is the wood structural itself or is it essentially part of the manufacturing process and once the fibreglass has formed, does that take the compression? Thanks in advance, Steven #
  5. Wanted Plastimo sliding outboard bracket to suit standard Sonata rails. What have you guys got hidden away in your garages!!
  6. Bilge pump

    Hi Rob, I have a Henderson 'Chimp' pump that is surplus, would this me of interest?
  7. Bilge pump

    Hi Just doing up my sonata ready for summer season and discovered that my bilge pump has perished does anyone know where I can get parts or new one please Cheers Rob
  8. RYA National Sonata Class Page

    I have been co-operating with the RYA to update our Class page and the result is quite pleasing. See http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/national-classes/Pages/hub.aspx Also, RYA have overhauled their procedures for dealing with membership and measurement to avoid last-minute rushes prior to, eg, a National Champs which are sensible changes. An edited text from them is copied below. We have also had press coverage of the recent Inlands at Windermere and in Yachts & Yachting Sportsboat feature, See ‘About the Sonata’ on this site.
  9. Hi All, I have recently become the new owner of Minim, I have never owned a Sonata and in fact, this is my first yacht so slightly in at the deep end - I am beginning to compile the long jobs list to get her back up together and back out racing this season but have a few questions which I hope you friendly lot might be able to help with! 1. Stanchion Bases - Minims bases are fixed straight to the deck - I believe this is original from 1976 but have seen that every other Sonata has wooden packers underneath the stanchion base. Would be great to know if anyone has had this issue in the past and actually whether the wooden packers are required or whether I can just re-seat. 2. Pushpit Reinforcement - I have seen the thread regarding having a third leg for the pushpit and this seems like a very sensible thing - does anyone have measurements or even do we have a metal maker in our association that can make such items?? 3. Traveller/Mainsheet swivel - Currently Minim has a very small traveller in the very centre of the cockpit - I am looking to upgrade this to a full cockpit width traveller with centre swivel mainsheet ratchet block and cam cleat. Again does anyone have a drawing for the metal work they put in or have made one? If anyone has an old traveller track I'd also be interested Many thanks Mark
  10. Info on simply Alto

    Many thanks
  11. Info on simply Alto

    Welcome to Sonata Sailing! Here’s an extract from our records: Hull no. 232. 1990 listed as owned by Matheson Mosley of Poole. Jan 1995 listed as owned by Steve Brown of Poole. 1999 Dave and Maggie Horseford joined the NSA as new members. 2001 sold to Jim Barham. Last current owners listed as Chris Coote and Graham Bestley. I will ask our Secretary, Catherine, to update our records Chris Bentley
  12. Has anybody got any forecabin cushions for sale please many thanks
  13. Info on simply Alto

    Hi just purchased my first sonata having moved up from a seal 22 she is called simply alto and has sail no k8242n does anybody remember her or have any info or pics on her please kind regards Rick
  14. Windermere Inlands - February 2018

    Its on Facebook on both Sonata Sailing & Sonata Sailing Scotland Steve Goacher / Catherine Hartley have also been emailing those who have expressed interest so suggest you contact them as well. Hope that helps Mark
  15. Windermere Inlands - February 2018

    Sounds interesting, where can I find the details, can't see anything on Facebook
  16. Hi Folks, If any one has a Sonata Cradle surplus to requirements which is in reasonable condition I am in need of one.... Please get in contact! Tom White 07887 574297
  17. Windermere Inlands - February 2018

    For those not following the Facebook thread on this, the Inlands will be at Windermere on 10th and 11th March and looks like we could be into double figures for an entry, which is great given the time of the year!! Thanks to Steve Goacher for getting this arranged
  18. Windermere Inlands - February 2018

    BUMP 2!!
  19. Rope sizes for halyards

    Thanks Mark, that's great - will go for 8mm dyneema & the smaller clutch.
  20. I can't find the proposed dates for the two weekend event that will be the 2018 Inlands Championship.......can anyone help me??!! I have some other commitments already in February so keen to either get crew confirmed or not! Thanks Mark
  21. Original Sonata running rigging layout

    Oops....forgot that the spinnaker halyard is the one rope I have on occasions led differently if by myself. I just take it out of the mast cleat and then straight down to a block at the foot of the mast, then back to the cockpit. Having said that, I don't always do it as it is easy enough to get to teh mast and flick it off.
  22. Rope sizes for halyards

    All Saraband's are 8mm dyneema and have proved fine. The sag in the forestay means that I periodically have to chop off some of genoa halyard as I get some chafe off the side of the genoa sheave housing, which does look quite smooth so not sure what else I can do. I just make sure I get the genoa halyard over-long so it has lots to be cut-off! I use Spinlock XS (I think!) clutches which are advertised as the right size for the halyards but in reality have some slippage, especially on the main. I have had to thicken the halyard where it is held by the clutch Mark
  23. Rope sizes for halyards

    I need to replace the halyard cleats on Tango & am trying to work out whether to get 4-8mm or 6-12mm. All the halyards that came with the boat are 10mm, but that seems quite big. What's the normal size for Sonatas?
  24. Original Sonata running rigging layout

    That makes a lot of sense, thanks. My set up at the moment really doesn't work short handed as the kite halyard cleats off high on the mast & the kicker on a swivel cleat just aft of the mast - however, it's very good to know that it's possible to do a set up that would work for crewed or solo.
  25. Original Sonata running rigging layout

    Saraband is also set up with cleats for the kicker and Cunningham that can be used from the rail, plus the pole up haul is on a swivel cleat near the base of the mast. I often sail singlehanded and thought it would be an issue, but it isn't......I just make sure I have long enough tails on all the ropes so they reach the cockpit. I have also seen other boats where they have small eyes at the aft end of the coach roof that make sure the ropes are more securely located, but I haven't felt a need to do that. I would suggest you just get out there and sail your boat "as is" as that will work fine when singlehanded and better when fully crewed with people on the rail. Mark
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