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,…

Bow stickers

When Lucy was reborn we had to remove her original Cornish Yawl stickers so that the starboard side could be repainted. At the time I was uncertain as to what to do; should I have ‘Lucy’, ‘Cornish Yawl’, or just leave it all blank. Obviously, leaving it blank was the place to begin, but I…

Clocks and jobs

Lucy had to be moved out of the marina and onto her summer mooring by April 1st, so I planned a few days in Mylor to get some pressing jobs done ahead of our Easter holiday. I’d delayed my trip by a couple of days as the weather was awful, so didn’t get down until…

Dad’s first trip

My dad loved to come sailing on Zephyr, and was a bit sad when she was sold. He’s watched the developments with Lucy with interest, so he was more than keen to come to Mylor with me this past weekend to see her for the first time. We travelled down on Saturday morning, and he…

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,…

Protected from the storm

I couldn’t help but feel a bit smug knowing that Lucy was indoors at Mylor when the great storm of October 2013 came through. Zephyr would usually have been indoors too, in the barn, so my mind did drift off from time to time thinking about how safe Lucy will be for the next storm…

Like a new penny

It’s what Steve said Lucy looked like – a shiny, new copper penny. This is Coppercoat, and, hopefully, it’s going to keep Lucy free from weed, barnacles, etc, for 10 to 15 years. It should mean that I won’t have to pay to have her lifted out each year and re-antifouled. This is an investment…

Reflections

The starboard topsides were sprayed with Awlgrip on Friday, and today the cameras were allowed in for the first time. You should easily be able to make out Steve in the reflection above. I’m guessing the Mylor team have done the expected first class job, as Steve’s words in his email to me were brief,…

SeaStart engine course

No, that’s not Lucy’s engine, it belongs to Sea Start Ltd, and lives in the classroom where I went on Tuesday for my RYA Diesel Engine course. It’s a Volvo of some sort, but since most diesel marine engines are very similar it works well as a demonstration tool. I travelled south on Monday night…