Back in the water – Bangor

First thing this morning BJ Marine lifted the boat back in the water. The previous couple of days were spent dodging showers to try and antifoul the boat. We managed, but not without a fair amount of grief and impolite language! We also cleaned off the worst of the muck …

Beached in Bangor

We’re back on board in Bangor at last. The boat has survived the winter reasonably well and seems moderately dry despite the appalling weather they have had here. We had to throw away a few pillows that were not worth sleeping on, but generally the boat looks good. Today saw …

Setting up the rig

Rig Magic came down today to set up the rig. It was useful to have it professionally set-up and find out how it should be done. The Starlight has a double spreader masthead rig, so it was useful to see the process for getting appropriate tension on this rig.

Back in the water

Well, the boat is back in the water ready for the season. She was put in the water on Tuesday 10th April and stayed moored at the craning jetty for a couple of days waiting for a crane to put the mast back in. On Thursday the mast was craned …

Winter work 2011/12

Quite a bit of work was done on Charmary over the winter 2011/12. Water had been leaking into the aft cabin during the 2011 season through the steering pedestal. Richard helped me with a temporary fix with large and messy amounts of sealant while we were in Brighton in June …