May Weather

May 3, 2015 at 8:01 am

The house is sold, all my possessions are in storage in Bristol, I’ve been to Ireland for a week, then back to Plymouth where I’ve been working on Duet in the yard for a couple of weeks now.

Just dropped the dog off for her summer vacation in Norfolk and I’m back in Plymouth hoping to launch on Tuesday.

Of course, as it’s a bank holiday weekend the weather is atrocious. I slept aboard last night for the first time this year and the rain hammered the deck and the wind shook her on her chocks. But I have a new memory foam mattress, and it was far warmer than the van… Squished in the forepeak with the sail bags.

But by the looks of it I won’t be going far next week… This is WindGuru for Plymouth Sound:

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Simon Keeling isn’t optimistic about the next couple of weeks either…

http://youtu.be/o9kBWOZtHd8

Lots of time for writing blog posts by the looks of it… I’ve got lots to write up though.

More coming soon.

Duet’s Re Launch

July 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Bit behind with posts, I’ve been out sailing.

Duet was re launched back on the 4th of July.  Liz was busy with an aircraft carrier up in Rosyth but we muddled through.  I put out the fenders but forgot warps, which is why I’m pointing and running at the end of this video…

I’d replaced 2 seacocks and re-bedded a skin fitting and they didn’t leak a drop.  Quite chuffed with that.

However, I slapped on some final antifoul on the bottom of the keel and the leading edges, and also on the log impeller just before she went back in. Guess what? The log doesn’t work… I think I need to go for a swim and free it up some time.

 

Sitrep 6/7/14

July 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

Exciting news, but here’s the main problem with a little boat;

Proper posts coming soon, having a little trouble with connectivity (and time management!)

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