Just a quick foot note.. I now have a replacement for Jelly Bean. Today I got a call from a chap who'd seen my advert on the Hurley Owners Association website. He'd bought a Hurley 20 on eBay a couple of years ago but never used it. It has just sat on his farm near Bicester slowly deteriorating.
I drove up and had a look, The important bits are all good. The GRP is good, the shroud caps have been replaced and the bow fitting has been strengthened. There is no flex on the coach roof suggesting no mast compression. It has roller furling gear for the Genoa and the Claytonrite fitted windows have been replaced with stronger internal frames.
Bad points, The rudder needs a repair to the lower pivot, I haven't checked the rudder post tube or the sea cocks but am assuming they will need attention. Most of the woodwork needs looking at. The floor boards need replacing as do the washboards and all other wood needs cleaning and varnishing. The sails look like they've seen better days but will do for another season or two.