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Haulout at TYC (Day 2)

So there I was, shuddering and sweating in pure agony, trying not to move and swearing like sailor, despite the proximity of my 7 year old son… How did I end up like this? I’m glad you asked… Our engine exhaust goes into a water trap, then up through an expansion chamber above the water … Continue reading »

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Haulout at TYC (Day 1)

We hauled out at the Tamar Yacht Club this morning, on the high tide. I had negotiated reciprocal rights with the Commodore, based on our membership with the CYCT. So we got really good rates for our time here, with a great low daily rate. They had a bit of trouble getting the cradle down … Continue reading »

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Not loving that alarm sound

We waited till midday today, the high tide, before raising anchor in West Arm to set off for Georgetown. We had books to return, groceries to buy, per-ordered cryovacced and frozen meat to pickup from the butcher… You know, things to do! Less than 10 minutes later, the dreaded water alarm cut in… I must … Continue reading »

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Repairing the dinghy

As regular readers will know, BONNIE, our dinghy, was horribly damaged during our grounding up at Georgetown recently. Sam Hughes is the bosun at the Tamar Yacht Club, upon hearing about our membership with the CYCT, very kindly offered us the use of their shed. Yesterday, at high tide, I rowed BONNIE around with Alex … Continue reading »

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