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…

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…

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…

Table modifications

The standard table was a one piece affair which could be removed and taken up into the cockpit. It was soundly constructed of quality plywood with teak veneer and teak fiddles – these are the upstands to prevent items sliding off. From what I’ve learned, Mike, the original owner, had the table converted into drop…

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,…