Sails and toilets

I’d set off back down to Mylor on Thursday night – arriving at around 01:15, and was tucked up in bed by half past. That’s pontoons for you! No faffing about, which Nicky will like. Lucy had been left with bare poles, so getting the sails fitted is a priority, as was getting the toilet,…

Log: 9/11/13 – In search of diesel

By now Lucy had been afloat for over two days whilst I carried on with fitting electronic kit and more rigging. I added port and starboard midships cleats and managed to get the Garmin chartplotter talking to the Standard Horizon VHF so that it knows the GPS co-ordinates. For peace of mind I also had…

Launch day

And so it arrived; launch day. Days of beavering about in the shed had to come to a halt at some stage, and Lucy was taken from the shed around 10am today. I had finished work on her the previous evening at around 10:15pm, but to use a regularly used phrase beloved of politicians, ‘there…

New cockpit sole hatch

  The standard access hatch to the area behind the engine is a plywood panel glued and screwed in situ, with a small plastic screw hatch. It’s not very good. The bigger circular item is a base for a cockpit table. Below this hatch are the cockpit drain seacocks, the gearbox dipstick, the gearbox oil…

Good progress so far

After four days of activity on Lucy the ‘to-do-list’ is probably far longer now than I thought it was at the start. The lack of updates is due to me not having managed to be in a place with internet access, my iPhone and laptop all within range of wifi, or not that I’ve managed…