This Weekend's Achievements
Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:06 PM
I've still got no idea what some of the blocks on the deck are for, they're surplus to requirements, or in totally the wrong place
3mm ply is no match for 110kg size 11 boots! Anyone know how to fix my foredeck?
Posted 06 November 2019 - 05:00 PM
Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:41 AM
I had a delivery planned Tahiti to Auckland but it failed to materialize. Angela had gone to visit her mum in Florida so i was going to be just kicking my heels in the BoI for a while till i go to join her at Xmas.
Instead i met up with a couple who had just launched their first boat with dreams of heading offshore. They offered me a small payment to give them lessons. We managed one or two days a week and in the course of one month went from how to drop a mooring and pull up the main to their first overnight solo. They are currently anchored next to me (5 miles from their mooring) and all excited at attempting to go all the way to Cape Brett today.
I have surprised myself at really enjoying the process and watching them gain ability confidence.
It also forced me to think about a great many things we take for granted.
Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:10 AM
Well, our sailing season is over, and "Class Struggle" is in storage - until about April.
So I do quite a bit of reading - just finished "The Sea People" by C. Thompson
about the Polynesians - mostly where they came from, and the history of research into that question.
a good deal of it concerns Aotearoa
Knowing what big readers Kiwis are, I thought I'd pass it along.
Posted 06 December 2019 - 06:40 AM
To the extent i just revisited Erskine Childers "Riddle of the Sands".
If you haven't already read it do so.
Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:14 PM
Posted 20 December 2019 - 03:29 PM
Not this weekend, but ready for the weekend. Finished my daughters first dinghy. a 4' skylark. Started it 4 years ago.....
Posted 20 December 2019 - 03:45 PM
Posted 20 December 2019 - 03:47 PM
Will have by end of summer! She was 1 when I started...
Its ok, in the meantime we had another kid, so someone will get some use from her
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