Befur Gains her Sail!

  • 27 May 2020 10:17
    Reply # 8994986 on 8955455

    Thanks for avoiding cracking a joke!

    When the time comes, we will happily provide transport from Ravenglass to Windermere...Until then, stay safe!

    Mal & Lou 

  • 23 May 2020 20:13
    Reply # 8988719 on 8955455

    Oh, no! Bad luck. Better not (ahem) 'crack' any Humpty Dumpty jokes, then, had we? I hope you mend soon.

    Yes, I can get around to Windermere, but timing depends on if/when I can get a Scottish cruise in, and if/when the trains open up to non-essential travellers again.

  • 23 May 2020 16:57
    Reply # 8988476 on 8965732
    Anonymous wrote:

    And from today:

    "all forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority) are allowed."

    So there's nothing to stop you putting that smart-looking sail to good use on Ullswater or Windermere! [is a steam yacht a "motorised craft", though?]

    ahh. I thought so too...but a few hours later I fell of a ladder (working on the transom) and fractured my skull! ...and to add insult to injury, while in Carlisle Infirmary an infected man was  fetched into my "tested clear ward" - so now we are in quarantine for 2 weeks... :-( ...well by the time that quarantine is finished (and my head is sufficiently unscrambled). we will be at full stretch finishing and launching asap (at end of June by intent).... as to the "motorised craft" question, I guess it depends on if I light the boiler or raise the sail?  Be assured however David, I will be hoping you can visit Windermere to help us learn to sail and set the rig, if that is possible... 

    Thanks again for your support so far David...

  • 13 May 2020 14:21
    Reply # 8965732 on 8955455

    And from today:

    "all forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority) are allowed."

    So there's nothing to stop you putting that smart-looking sail to good use on Ullswater or Windermere! [is a steam yacht a "motorised craft", though?]

  • 13 May 2020 14:06
    Reply # 8965713 on 8955455

    Thank you both for the positive vibes - much appreciated :-) 

  • 11 May 2020 10:12
    Reply # 8960551 on 8955455
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Malcom - how exciting and what a nice blog, short, informative and fun. 

    Cannot wait to have more news. Well done you! 

  • 10 May 2020 08:03
    Reply # 8958727 on 8955455

    Oh, well done.  The sail looks lovely.  A does the boat herself.  Windermere beckons ...

  • 08 May 2020 14:15
    Message # 8955455

    The UK "lock-down" has provided the opportunity to continue with our steam yacht project and FINALLY (Nine years into the build) of fitting and hoisting her sail!!!

    Here's the blog entry (with pictures)....

    Thank you to all the members who have provided advice and support - notably to Arne and David Tyler....

    Last modified: 08 May 2020 20:27 | Anonymous member
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