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
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!
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
We spent a lot of time looking for the right sails for the new boat, and in particular talking with Peter Sanders in Lymington about the right specification. Fast forward and it's really nice that Chris Sanders sent us some pictures of the sails being produced. It's great to see the detail and care that … Continue reading Our Sanders Sails are Ready to go!