But not for much longer! - After lots of delays for lots of reasons were ready to go on a quick shake down cruise on Monday. Well aim to go down to Salcombe, and then back to Chichester for a week for a final "load" before we cross the Channel to France. Constance is looking … Continue reading 15 – June Lymington
After loading all our crap on board she's starting to look like home. Lots of tests on the electrical and plumbing systems this weekend as we start to move onboard. All good so far I'm pleased to say with only a couple of minor things to tweak/fettle. It felt fantastic to be eating and sleeping … Continue reading 18-May Lymington
Well although this isn't a Southerly 480 I feel justified putting this picture on the blog, because they are sisters! The Revelation 480 will have a lowered saloon fixed keel and saildrive which differentiate the Revelation class from the Southerly class of Discovery yachts. Heres a couple of shots of the first Revelation 480 hull … Continue reading The first Revelation 480
Spent the day on the boat with Alex Whicher of Discovery Group yesterday signing the last few bits of paper, and running through one or two tests, and questions. No photos since it was raining and windy! I also spent an hour or so with one of the guys from the office doing a video … Continue reading 26 APR – Handover (Dockside)
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!