#1 2018-04-10 15:05:53

Registered: 2011-02-24
Posts: 329

Frances 34 Pilot House - PIPPIN

John Willis writes:


Pippin is a Guernsey based 1997 Frances 34 Pilot House.  I proudly took over custodianship of Pippin from Pete Goss in 2017.  Pete began her upgrade in 2015 and I have continued the motion, and fervently hope the replacement of her stern tube this month (April 2018) will be the end of her thorough refurbishment – for now.

Pippin in Jersey Harbour

Jersey Harbour

Still in Jersey Harbour

Sailing Between the Islands

Cross Channel – Guernsey to Baltimore via Teignmouth, Plymouth & Penzance

Celtic Sea ‘Selfie’

Works Completed 2015 – 2018
Sails and Rigging:

New standing and running rigging
New reefing lines
Spinnaker pole & storage fittings
Spinnaker fittings
New Furlex roller reefing x 2 (yankee and staysail)
New spinnaker
New yankee jib
New staysail
New fully battened mainsail
New lazy jacks
New staysail tracks (replaced self tacker)
New Selden kicker


New dodger
New bimini
New cockpit tent
New companionway canvas door

Self Steering:

New Hydrovane


New liferaft
New teak life raft holder
New LED navigation and anchor lights

Engine & Ancillaries:

New engine mounts
New starter motor
New fuel lift pump
New engine hoses
New front fuel connector
Valve clearances adjusted
Injectors serviced
Engine pressure tested
Heat exchanger checked
New engine exhaust U bend
New Darglow feathering propeller
New stuffing box and stern tube
New Volvo shaft seal
New fuel tank sender
Alternator rebuilt with new bearings
Main throttle cable replaced
Gear box linkage cleaned
New gearbox linkage seals
New internal throttle lever
New automatic bilge pump
3 x new batteries


Hull shot blasted, Coppercoat applied (2 coats)
Hull scaled and polished
New bronze sea cocks
New hawse pipe fitting
New bow sprit


Raymarine C95 9" MFD s/n 160005
Raymarine Quantum Radar Scanner
Raymarine Pole Mount
Raymarine Wind System
Raymarine Evolution Autopilot
P70s Control Head & ACU-200 EV1
Raymarine Dragonfly 5m
Additional P70 Control Head
Raymarine I70 Multifunction
Raymarine VHF Ray 60
Raymarine remote hand set
Assorted charts UK to Azores


Pilot seat
New LED lighting


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