Re-wiring Lucy – Phase 1

It’s always tempting to add new electrics and electronics to your boat, and Lucy has had quite a share of that. With each new addition comes wiring, and maybe a panel or switch, and there’s never really the time to work out how to fit it all in sequence and make it pretty. I’ve added…

Dylan Winter is our neighbour

Some of you may be aware of Dylan Winter and his ‘Keep Turning Left‘ project. Well, the news is that he’s recently bought a boat in Falmouth for the next leg, but is keeping at Mylor Yacht Harbour this winter. He’s already out and about blogging and videoing the area, so click through and take…

We met CY1 Greta

I took Lucy for a hight speed blast out into Falmouth Bay on August Bank Holiday Monday. As we headed back towards Falmouth we were passed by CY1 Greta heading the opposite direction. She was travelling at some speed under headsail and mizzen. My friend Phil took the picture above, and I hope you won’t…

New steps – coming soon!

It’s been quite a while since anything material has happened. We’ve been busily enjoying Lucy through the summer, with many trips to Helford, St Mawes, Ruan, and even a trip to Tesco in Truro. We’ve been having a ball. During time aboard I keep finding new projects to do, and one that’s been on my…

Ensign crane

I’ve never been a fan of flying the ensign from a staff raised up the mizzen; for a start, it always felt clumsy, and the ensign itself would always get tangled in the spare antenna and hide the stern light. I’d seen alternatives out and about on the water, as sort of crane affair which…

Cornish Yawl Facebook group

Quite a few Cornish Yawls have changed hands recently, and the new owners seem very keen to join in with a renaissance of these lovely boats. To enable sharing of knowledge of the Cornish Yawl I’ve set up an open Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/cornishyawl/ You do need a Facebook account to join, but so many people do…

Condensation

Last winter, our first, proved one thing; it gets wet in the cabin overnight when it’s cold outside and there are people breathing on the inside. It’s a problem which needed sorting before our second winter. The Cornish Yawl has a quarter berth, or junk berth. Ours is a junk berth for the obvious reason,…