Looking Back…

August 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

So as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha whistle past us (and we are safely tucked up behind the ferry on a nice secure pontoon in Torquay!) I remembered that I had a video of my first visit to Duet after all those winter storms back in February that I hadn’t published at the time for security concerns (and it was the first ever video I did, and it is a bit intimidating putting yourself ‘out there’ on the internet. I’m clearly getting over that now…)

So this was right before I started work on her. Before she’d been sand blasted, and before I’d started inside. Looking at it now, it feels we’ve come a long way… She’s not exactly finished (or very near even), but we are definitely on to the next phase now.

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.

More Gales…

February 6, 2014 at 10:38 am

More gales last night… Duet’s on the hard at the National Sailing Academy on Portland. The road was closed for a time yesterday as waves were coming over Chesil beach.

Shipping Forecast

So while I sat here in Norfolk and listened to the wind (and the fighter jets?!) overhead last night I made a turks head for the tiller. It was surprisingly easy to do.  There’s a good video here

I just hope I’ve still got a tiller to put it on… I can’t get down there to check for a couple of weeks…

Turks Head Knot

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