Nice weather for our departure from Lymington yesterday, and a good trip down the coast 40 miles or so to Portland. The wind stayed as forecast - bang on the nose - so we motored, but a good way to check the motor and fuel and all went well. Lymington entrance Our daughter and partner … Continue reading 21 – June Portland
Beautiful morning today, the clouds have receded until later in the day, and there is just the gentle hum of the mornings breeze passing through the masts and rigging. We have been doing a bit more testing and setup during the last few rainy days, but later today we should leave Lymington. Then again the … Continue reading 20 – June Lymington
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 P1
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!