Sitting here at home looking at the weather and contemplating the fact that planning sometimes leaves me in the wrong place at the right time, and then out of the blue somebody sends me a lovely picture of the boat taken this morning in Lymington. I hope you are all out there having a great … Continue reading Planning goes wrong!
Now here’s a surprising development for me personally: When I started [url]www.southerly480.com[/url] and a couple of build threads on YBW and Cruisers Forum, I did so as an independent yotty/customer sharing our experience in the hope some would find it interesting or helpful and being retired I had plenty of time. Recently I was asked … Continue reading 13 Apr – An unexpected change
Another Discovery Yachts Group event with Constance looking smart and plenty of people making time to come and look at the boats. Fortunately most folk have just gone off to the new office here to celebrate with some champagne so for the first time I am relaxing on our new boat without engineers and boatbuilders!
So today the boat which is now ready for the handover was moved from Hythe to Lymington ready to be part of the Discovery Spring Showcase being held in Lymington Yacht Haven this weekend. Say nice things if you visit her! Marine Traffic track
First time sailing the boat! Tony Bertram the Discovery commissioning manager invited me aboard to trial sail the new sails, although this event was for the commissioning team to test the running rigging and furling gear rather than one focused on the client as part of handover. It was a short few hours but not … Continue reading 21 Mar – Hythe Marina
Finally a gap in the weather good enough for sails to be hoisted. Peter and Chris Sanders brought the sails down to the marina this morning and got to work! Yum - new sails Tony Bertram (of Discovery) winches up the genoa while Peter and Chris Sanders egg him on All fitted beautifully. Hopefully Thursday … Continue reading 19 Mar – Hythe Marina – Sails On
Today was compass day - Robinsons and the Discovery folk took the boat out from the marina to swing the two compasses. I wasn't there to see it done sadly, but Marine traffic picked up the boats movement from the AIS Two circles one for each compass I guess, the resulting deviation card shows they've … Continue reading 05 Mar – Compass Swinging