We’ve escaped from ashore to afloat at last; about 8 months in a shed and Cuchulainn is looking good! See the new image.
The mast was put up on Mon 23 May by Robin & Dan; Robin showed me how to tune it on Tue.
On Thu 26 May, we were launched:
One slight panic: I discovered fresh water under the galley sink – it turned out to be a leak from the hot water to the galley sink. I tightened that up on Fri.
Many thanks to Dan at Boating World for reminding me to “burp” to Volvo stern gland. If I hadn’t it would have been an expensive replacement job!
Many thanks to Ken, Robin and Dan at Boating World for their help over the last 8 months, to Roy for the new toe rails and to Emma for her superb cakes and lunches at her caff.
It was a very pleasant, if a little cold at 08:30, motoring down the River Lynher and the St Germains to the Tamar and then North up to Cargreen. Where our very clean looking (new) mooring buoy was waiting with the (old) strops that I put out on Wed.
The Boss met the Skipper at Cargreen in the company of A who brought a flask of tea for her! I had to make my own! The 1st cup of tea in the morning took a long time to boil ‘cos it was so cold the butane in Camping Gaz didn’t work!
The Skipper briefly went to the boat on Fri morning to check the leaks (after a heavy rain storm) – there were none! I cured the galley leak very quickly; sorted out the reefing lines; re-labelled the clutches; had a cup of tea and took some photos.
Now I’m having a rest! Beer and Bangers festival at the Mary Tavy Inn tonight, Boat Jumble in Newton Abbot on Sat.
Sailing soon …..