Boats

Bristol Channel Cutter

Towards the end of the South African summer is a good time to be in Cape Town, boat spotting. At this time of the year there are numerous transient cruising boats docked in the marina, crews preparing their boats for the voyage onward across the South Atlantic. Anyone who knows their cruising scene and sees a BCC immediately thinks Taleisin …


Maintenance

Rebuilding the anchor locker cover

A job that’s been on the list for a very long time has finally begun. Of course, I should have tackled the problem as soon as it became apparent but I didn’t and now it’s possibly many times worse than it might have been. The anchor hatch cover consists of a hardwood frame closed off by hardwood backing. Epoxied to …


Nothing worthwhile without some pain?

There is this theory that life is challenge, that living and experiencing a good life involves risk of both discomfort and failure, that nothing really worthwhile comes easy. I think I can buy into that theory…..   On what happily seems to be evolving into a regular “Friday Challenge” we set sail on Jigsaw at around 1500. It’s cold with …