Tara K26 JR

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  • 14 May 2017 00:56
    Reply # 4831777 on 4772360

    Gosh, Peter - I wish I had a quarter of your energy. 

    How kind of your neighbour, to recognise your need.  Yes, it does make life a lot better if you can keep your boat clean while you are living on board and refitting.  I've lost count of the number of times I've done this and it's never fun.

    I've got an idea that someone recently was looking for this boat that you've just mentioned.  Waldringfield seems to ring bells, but I could well be wrong.  Anyway, it sounds as though you are on track to launch.  Hopefully, by the end of May, the rush will be over in the yard and they will be able to splash you as soon as you are ready.

  • 13 May 2017 19:02
    Reply # 4831485 on 4772360

    Work onboard continues apace.  The composting head is complete, and just waiting for paint to dry.  The replacement windows have started to go in and should be finished by the middle of next week and the new forward hatch is in. I then plan to tackle the topsides and antifoul (which probably means it'll rain for the next few weeks!!)  

    Progress had been slower than hoped mainly due to the lack of electricity.  The boat is currently in a field slightly away from the main yard in Waldringfield.  However, I was recently blessed by the kindness of a stranger.  The man who owns the garden next to the boat very kindly offered me a free electricity hook up.  So now the power tools are in full flow and more importantly, as I'm living aboard, the vacuum cleaner can get a run out.

    Interestingly enough the gent in question, Rob, told me a story about a chap in the village who some years ago built a 19' local design rigged it with a junk rig and sailed it to Dubrovnik.  Anyone remember or know of this?

    Once the paintings done I'm at the mercy of the yard as to when I can get moved down to the riverside.  Once there I need to have the mast unstepped to repair some delamination around the partners before stepping and launching.... hopefully in the last week in May.

    Peter

  • 30 Apr 2017 17:59
    Reply # 4792569 on 4791468
    Glen Maxwell wrote:

    Hello Peter,

    Nancy and I will be cruising the Azores this summer aboard "Tao Zou" Chinese for "Skedaddle" our K26J in which I competed in last years Jester Azores Challenge. We have left her in Priaia da Vitoria, Terceira as our home in the Azores. I finished under Rabbit's original sail, or at least the bottom four panels having blown out the top three in the four full gales incountered in route. Finishing 5th out of 10 finishers and 24 starters. Needless to say she now has a new sail which will be bent on when we arrive back the end of May. My keels still have fuel in them to keep the metal well oiled although the previous owner installed a new tank in the aft end of the starboard cockpit locker and capped the keel tanks.

    Would love to get together if you get to the Azores this summer.

    Glen

    Glen 

    it sounds like a lovely way to spend the summer.  I think I have to be realistic and aim for the Azores next year. I'd be very interested to read about your summer cruise. 

    Fair winds

    Peter

  • 29 Apr 2017 13:52
    Reply # 4791468 on 4772360

    Hello Peter,

    Nancy and I will be cruising the Azores this summer aboard "Tao Zou" Chinese for "Skedaddle" our K26J in which I competed in last years Jester Azores Challenge. We have left her in Priaia da Vitoria, Terceira as our home in the Azores. I finished under Rabbit's original sail, or at least the bottom four panels having blown out the top three in the four full gales incountered in route. Finishing 5th out of 10 finishers and 24 starters. Needless to say she now has a new sail which will be bent on when we arrive back the end of May. My keels still have fuel in them to keep the metal well oiled although the previous owner installed a new tank in the aft end of the starboard cockpit locker and capped the keel tanks.

    Would love to get together if you get to the Azores this summer.

    Glen

  • 28 Apr 2017 22:34
    Reply # 4790741 on 4772360

    I did rather gather that this is what you meant :-P have to confess that I was under the impression that consuming copious amounts of alcohol was part of the job description for officers in the Senior Service!

    Maybe you'll have to make do with a circumnavigation of Ireland this year, Peter, and offer a half crown bet to David for next summer!

  • 28 Apr 2017 20:47
    Reply # 4790514 on 4790442
    Peter Scandling wrote:

    if Weaverbird is heading in that direction around late summer then I could be persuaded to cruise in company 

    Depends which year, Peter. If I am spared, and if all goes well with Weaverbird and me this summer, I could see if we're fit to attend the OCC rally to mark the centenary of Cafe Sport, July 2018.
  • 28 Apr 2017 19:46
    Reply # 4790442 on 4789471
    Annie Hill wrote:
    Peter Scandling wrote:
    David Tyler wrote:I found Rabbit's breakwater painting when I was in Horta. Next time I'm there, I shall expect to see Tara's ;-)
    The last time I was in Horta I was denied shore leave having become 'socially confused' in our previous port of call...... I hope to make it ashore next time ;-)
    Tush and fie!  Anyone can be 'socially confused' when coming ashore after weeks spent at sea!  I wonder if Tara and Weaverbird might possibly sail to Horta around the same time?  Now that would be a good junket.
    Actually I was fortunate that I was only classed as socially confused.... if I had been deemed drunk then I would have been a court martial.  Social confusion was a euphemism for being drunk, which exploited a loop hole in the naval discipline act!

    if Weaverbird is heading in that direction around late summer then I could be persuaded to cruise in company 

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  • 28 Apr 2017 08:53
    Reply # 4789471 on 4787213
    Peter Scandling wrote:
    David Tyler wrote:I found Rabbit's breakwater painting when I was in Horta. Next time I'm there, I shall expect to see Tara's ;-)
    The last time I was in Horta I was denied shore leave having become 'socially confused' in our previous port of call...... I hope to make it ashore next time ;-)
    Tush and fie!  Anyone can be 'socially confused' when coming ashore after weeks spent at sea!  I wonder if Tara and Weaverbird might possibly sail to Horta around the same time?  Now that would be a good junket.
  • 27 Apr 2017 17:25
    Reply # 4787213 on 4781399
    David Tyler wrote:I found Rabbit's breakwater painting when I was in Horta. Next time I'm there, I shall expect to see Tara's ;-)
    The last time I was in Horta I was denied shore leave having become 'socially confused' in our previous port of call...... I hope to make it ashore next time ;-)
  • 26 Apr 2017 16:27
    Reply # 4781399 on 4772360
    Peter Scandling wrote:

    Having recently acquired and started work on my new boat, I thought I'd post updates here for anyone who might be interested.

    The boat was previously known as 'Rabbit' and 'White Rabbit".  I've renamed her  being unable to live with either of these names.

    A previous owner did an Atlantic circuit in her, some of which is recorded in old JRA magazines, I believe.  

    I found Rabbit's breakwater painting when I was in Horta. Next time I'm there, I shall expect to see Tara's ;-)
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