I’m about to put that right!
We had Cuchulainn lifted out at Weir Quay again as they are very convenient for us, no more than 20 mins away.
The winter work of varnishing the interior was completed, thanks to the very mild and dry Feb. The foredeck was ground back to fair glass or filler and filled and faired with epoxy filler and finally painted with serveral coats of 2-pack polyeurethane white paint.We managed to polish the hull this year as well! Plus the usual cleaning and antifouling.
However, an unplanned job was to rework the skeg and hopefully, third time lucky, it is now fixed. Many thanks to Saul and Max (?) at Weir Quay for removing duff insides and refilling, fairing and painting.
We were launched on 8 Apr 19 ready to sail except for a couple of jobs up the mast. The Skipper installed a new VHF aerial and windex, destroyed by the rooks, crows, jackdaws and Mr T Cobley. He also re-threaded the lazyjacks and the flag halyards.
On Fri 19 Apr, we set off towards our favourite port – Fowey for a pleasant shake-down sail. Well, we motored all the way from the breakwater to Fowey. We had motored down from our sailing club to give the engine a good run after 6 months silence. We did manage to sail from Drakes Is to Penlee Point.
And then we motored all the way back without any sails ‘cos there was no wind! The joys of a yottie.