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by John
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Classic Dragons
Topic: Launching wooden dragon after winter in storage
Replies: 2
Views: 8341

Launching wooden dragon after winter in storage

Yvonne, my 1960 Polish built Dragon will come out of the barn today. Still snowing here in New Brunswick Canada, but I have been told that leaving the boat in the barn (concrete floor but no heat) will cause drying and shrinkage. After almost losing the boat last year when launched (sinking), I am r...
by John
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Classic Dragons
Topic: Genoa Furling
Replies: 1
Views: 8795

Genoa Furling

I have attempted to install a genoa furling system for my classic Dragon. I have had limited success with this. I would like to know what system others have used. I wish t keep the classic look if possible

Thanks

John
by John
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Classic Dragons
Topic: Canvas deck replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 7452

Canvas deck replacement

I would appreciate some assistance with deck repair on a 1960 wooden dragon. It presently has a canvas deck which needs repair and the builders I have contacted are at a loss as how the deck was done in the first place. It would appear that in order to do this you must first remove the toe rail and ...
by John
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Classic Dragons
Topic: Late Launching in Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 7120

Late Launching in Canada

While most of you launch early in the year, here in New Brunswick Canada our season starts somewhat later. I was able to launch my old Dragon in July, 10 days ago. I would imagine you all know what happens when a 50 year old wooden boat, that has no other sealant than a coat of antifouling paint hit...
by John
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: News from National Associations
Topic: News from North America
Replies: 11
Views: 24887

News from North America

Dear Mickey

You spoke of a new wood dragon for John Bertenshaw from Auckland. I would love to see some photos if you are able to forward them.

John Beal

drjrbeal@gmail.com
by John
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Classic Dragons
Topic: Rib Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 6716

Rib Repair

Well, the lake is frozen over and we are under 3 feet of snow here in New Brunswick, Canada. Time to think about sailing. In fact it is time to do boat repairs. I need some help with rib repair. My old mahogany hull on white oak ribs needs work. I would really appreciate any thoughts about rib repai...
by John
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Classic Archives
Topic: Deck Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 7745

Deck Replacement

I am inquiring about classic Dragon deck replacement. Time to give this boat a little face lift. I have reviewed many options, including a teak deck. At present I do not feel I have the time to properly care for a teak deck and I am considering alternatives after removal of the canvas deck cover(15 ...
by John
Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Classic Dragons
Topic: An Original Dragon - Do You Have One?
Replies: 5
Views: 14994

Re: An Original Dragon - Do You Have One?

I sail what I feel to be a Classic Dragon. Built in Poland around 1960. Wooden mast and boom (boom wieghs more than most modern masts and rigging). I sail in an area with few other boats of this vintage. I would be very interested in photos of other wooden Dragons. There are details I would not even...
by John
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Classic Archives
Topic: Polish Dragon in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 16065

Re: Polish Dragon in Canada

Clive P Great to hear that Ballerina, now Rose Arbor has a home at last. Yes, I did get one of the other boats from that barn in Campbellton. I looked at Ballerina, which was in somewhat better condition than the boat I now have. I decided against her because of all her racing adjustments. I come fr...
by John
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Classic Archives
Topic: Motor Mount Brackett
Replies: 5
Views: 14160

Re: Motor Mount Brackett

I just looked at this bracket on the suggested site and it would appear to be perfect. Thank you for the link.

John
by John
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Classic Archives
Topic: Goose neck and Shroud support
Replies: 1
Views: 7394

Goose neck and Shroud support

I am wondering if anyone can tell me about the goose neck fitting on this Dragon. Built about 1960. This fitting rotates around the boom, and around a spindle between the two square extensions. Some have thought it to be a furling device for the main. It may be a downhaul as well. I am not sure if i...
by John
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Classic Archives
Topic: Motor Mount Brackett
Replies: 5
Views: 14160

Motor Mount Brackett

I am wondering how owners of Dragons attach motors to their boats. I am sure that I am not the only person the requires the help of a motor to get my boat out of the marina and into open water. I use an electric motor for this. I do not wish to spoil the lines of the boat, so I would like a device t...
by John
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Classic Archives
Topic: Polish Dragon in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 16065

Re: Polish Dragon in Canada

Dear Mickey Lake Thank you for your reply. Yes it is kind of lonely here in New Brunswick with the only Dragon in about 1000 miles. I need to get advice from all sources as I do not have any other boats to copy. Presently the boat is at a local marina, attached to pumps to keep it from sinking while...
by John
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Classic Archives
Topic: Polish Dragon in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 16065

Polish Dragon in Canada

I have recently acquired a 1961 mahogany on oak Polish built dragon. Found in an old barn, and has not been in the water for about 10-15 years. Minor repairs done over one month (small section of deck replaced, painted and new varnish) and launched July 4 2008. I am still trying to find the history ...