The boat is now on her mooring off Cargreen awaiting crew, food and weather for us to go off sailing!
On Sun 6 May, we took the boat down the river for a check sail to make sure everything was working and the lines were all correctly rigged. The sun was shining, the wind was gentle and the sea almost smooth!
When the skipper correctly set the autopilot, it worked very well! It held a course very easily with very little effort when compared with our old one. It motored towards a waypoint as well! The Boss was very pleased with the new fridge; it cooled down quickly and held it cool temperature very well.
We had lunch hove-to near the Mewstone South of the Breakwater and motored across to Cawsand to meet up with D & A, who spent the night there, despite a nasty bit of land breeze at silly o’clock that morning.
The Skipper went down to the boat on Mon to play with the autopilot again and he worked out to sort the wind vector side which worked well. The hot and cold taps in the galley are now correctly marked! The toerails and coachroof handrails are now rubbed down and have at least one coat of woodskin and they look much much better!
The next challenge is to be in Dartmouth for the right wind to get across the channel to Guernsey – almost anything except winds between South and East. Next Fri, appears to be the only “bad”day!