Lucy’s bottom

I’d heard on Friday that Lucy had been moved to the blasting area. She wasn’t going to be blown up, but she was going to have all of the red anti-foul blasted off, and the underside of the hull made good for the next stage of the process. It was planned┬áto happen today, and I’m…

Lucy’s keel

Cornish Yawls could be ordered as long keel with bilge plates, or with a pivoting centre plate and beaching legs. ‘Lucy’ was the long keel variety, but at some stage she was adapted and a sort of fin keel added. The benefits of the bilge plates is that the boat can sit comfortably on a…

Cutter rig

  Lucy currently has one sail forward of the mast, but I’m going to replace it with two smaller ones, which will make her a cutter like CY43 in the image above. My previous boat, Zephyr, was a cutter, and I became really fond of the benefits. Besides being far more aesthetically pleasing to look…

Delivery day

It was a long day. The journey for me commenced a 5am, and shortly afterwards I’d collected my brother-in-law as he needed a lift to Redruth to collect a vehicle. Traffic was fairly light on the fog strewn M5, and we made good time, arriving at Cornish Crabbers premises in Rock just after 9am. ‘Lucy’…

Coming soon!

Lucy is currently in a boatyard in North Cornwall. She’s been there for some time, unwanted, and forlorn. In a few days time she’s going to commence a journey from beneath a cloak of dust, to a life of cruising the South West of the UK – from Brixham to the Isles of Scillies, with…