Hi members, my name is Alister have recently bought a Holland 25 called Allsort, very distinctive black hull with red / blue / orange colour stripes on the hull.
I'm having some difficulty finding much previous history on the boat other than it being active in Greenwich Sailing club in the early '90s... and buying it myself from a member of the RSYS at Kirribilli... today tho' a small find; cleaning in the locker at the mast base I found a 1975, 20c piece... while intimating the hull was launched in 1975, my understanding from the forum is that they were built only from the late 70's... I think around 1978?
Any comments or advice from members would be very welcome.
Thanks in advance...
Alister M email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2020 21:57:49 GMT 10 by alkam49
Post by dougsharpin on May 7, 2020 17:10:14 GMT 10
WELCOME TO THE HOLLAND 25 WEBSITE - ALISTAIR............. Very pleased you called me last week and as the builder of "Alsorts" as interested as you to find its history.... also to hear you are moored in Tarban Creek as I used to live in Huntleys Point and had my H25 "Electric Blue" moored there also ( but that was 2002 ) 1975 was the date of the very first production Holland 25 (sold six that year after leaving Ronstan)and thru to 1985 when moulds were sold and now reside in a paddock at Lakes Entrance Auto Electrics (I think he only built two boats - after changing the thingypit to walk-thru transom....... To find the original colour,as you said it had been painted, the chips on the transom might identify the original colour..... I seem to remember the only black Holland went to Paynesville about 1990. Your GRP foredeck hatch shows an early model which leaked on Port Phillip Bays rough water - ok on Sydney Harbour though. So, Alister, now you have found the website you can find a bit of the history ...... its still interesting wherever I go I still find a Holland, here at Gosford there is Gary Sinclairs, at Drummoyne sailing Club there is "Vroom" and even at Yamba ...and John Malins at Balmain is still winning races in "Topaz" as is "Irish Impact"in Port Douglas/Cairns with all girl crew. Looking forward to hearing more from you next season at RSYS Regards Doug Sharpin
Hello members. My name is Graham and I have recently purchased a Holland 25 swing keel trailer-sailer, "Long time coming". I am interested in learning how other owners raise and lower the mast. We have done it but reckon there might be a better way. We firstly attach the mast's foot to its receiver and then use an aluminium tubular "A" frame (its about 3200 MM from its base to its apex) and pull the mast up by attaching the mast to the A frame by a line that meets the mast near the spreaders, and we then winch the A frame forward from its perpendicular position to the horizontal position. All the while the back-stay is loose and the shrouds are connected. Once the mast is up we attach the lower fore-stay clip and tension the back-stay. The mast does seem to be heavy and we are hoping there is a better way.
Post by dougsharpin on Jun 27, 2020 14:48:24 GMT 10
Hello graham in regards to your mast hoisting effort.......... Yes it was quite an exercise and on "Irish Coffee" centreboarder we had the same 50mm alloy tubes bolted together at the top with a pulley between - they were 6m long and rope fore AND aft as a solid bi-pod to a cabin-top winch roped under the spreaders......that was a keel stepped mast so extra long too, so once it was man-handled into the keel step and free standing all wires were connected. As you say, quite an effort. Poles were carried along the trailer.
Hello Doug Thanks for the reply. Our mast is stepped to the cabin top so will be a little easier to raise than you experienced with your boat. Our guess is we will become fairly efficient with experience.