Dear Santa…

February 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm

I know it’s early yet, but I want one of these:

I'm the skipper get over it t-shirt

I can do far worse than a bit of wind…

February 24, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Right, so the boat was fine! I found one little puddle of rust stained water (about 10cm across) on the forepeak berth. Not too bad?

The genoa halyard shackle is at the top of the mast, but it was there on January 1st and there was up to 40 knots wind blowing through the yard (according to Portland Harbour’s Internet Connected Anemometer) so that will have to stay there for a while longer. The wind instruments all seemed to be at the top of the mast still. The cockpit was empty, and even the bilge was dry. Very pleasing.

So I spent the afternoon taking some measurements for various things; a canvas tiller cover; the cooker tray; a cooker ‘lid’; a canvas cockpit tidy; measured for carpet in the forepeak etc.

I also shot this little video:

A clear example of human kind being a far more casually destructive force than nature.

Fingers Crossed

February 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

So… I’ve been in Norfolk house sitting and not been to the boat since the New Year. We’ve had some storms but Duet’s had to fend for herself…

I found this video youtube and watched it yesterday. I’m glad I didn’t watch it sooner, at about 0:20s the National Sailing Academy comes into the top right hand corner of the pane. Duet’s in the yard there.

Fingers crossed she’s OK…. I’ll find out tomorrow.

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