Lazarette hatch and graphics, now available in an appropriate original Drascombe Duck Egg Blue to match the gel coat. This can be supplied along with the boat name on the hatch and the graphics for your boat.
The cost of this package is £185. Please get in touch to order.
My mast support leg and crutch slots into the Mizen mast slot and has the same end profile as the Mizen mast so it settles into the lower deck moulding.
This will fit the Lugger and Longboat, for the Longboat Cruiser I have made it higher by 300mm, so it allows the mast to clear the coach roof.
I’m sure we have all had the same problem when towing the Drascombe of where to stow the mast safely without banging around and potentially damaging the gel coat of the deck.
Problem solved, this holds the mast 500 mm above the aft deck.
Also,as a second use it provides a very good support for tge mast when you are storing the boat under its cover, it acts like a ridge pole on a tent and helps to elevate the winter cover so it sheds the water off farther than allowing the water to create pools on the deck
A great piece of kit at a cost of ………£55 and £70 for the longer support for the Longboat Cruiser
It is well documented throughout the Drascombe fraternity that there is a common issue with leaks and poor rudder stock location in the existing guide plates. This location is between the face of the hull gel coat and the back of the Iroko keel band. In effect sandwiched between them both and hidden; to make matters worst they were screwed into the glass fibre hull with 4 screws. It doesn’t take much lowering and lifting of the rudder assembly to weaken these screw placements with the consequence of water ingress into the stern Lazarette.
The original MK1 hulls had these external guide plates, but they then reverted to the square bronze guide plates. At JLJ I have commissioned these guide plates to be made out of stainless steel, A4 not polished 316. They are 5 mm thick and on our keel bands we machine then down 3 mm below the surface of the keel band. At this aft position it is not an area of the keel that is subject to great wear from grounding.
You will note that this plate in the photograph is machined with a 20 mm wide slot to take the so called ‘flip-up rudder blade’, although I have never understood this flip up concept!
This external rudder guide plate can be supplied for your own fitting