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  • 16 Jul 2020 00:55
    Reply # 9104980 on 9100856
    Anonymous wrote:

    Bruno. So lovely to hear from you!  Thank you for your good advice: I shall remember to put a plug in the dinghy and to take it out when I put the dinghy in the davits.  I just hope I remember to out it back in before I launch it! :-D


    I have forgotten to put the bung back in, more than once.  The first time it happened, I looked down and thought, "Why is there all that water in the dinghy?"  After that, I would just curse and haul the dinghy back up, drain the water out and put in the bung.  It always seemed to happen when I was in a hurry, adding insult to the injury.  I have two bungs in Blue Moon's dinghy.  I don't have davits on Blue Moon, as the stern is too narrow and I have a servo pendulum windvane mounted on the transom, but I intend to hang the dinghy from a halyard in sheltered anchorages at night.  I envy you your davits, Annie.  On Arion, I always snugged the dinghy up in the davits, ready to go, if the weather was unstable, yet it was available in a moment the next morning if I had not made a midnight escape.  On Blue Moon, if I fear I might need to make a quick departure, I will have to haul the dinghy up and invert it on the cabin top.  Davits are brilliant for coastal cruising.
  • 15 Jul 2020 10:06
    Reply # 9103446 on 4315719

    Thinking  or sinking is the question !

  • 14 Jul 2020 19:13
    Reply # 9101853 on 9100852
    Anonymous wrote:

    Mark.  This is a JUNK.  You don't need to go on deck and you most certainly don't need to go along the lee deck.  If something has gone wrong and you have to go on deck, why would you walk along the lee side, ducking under the sail?  With a well-cambered deck, when the boat is heeling and you walk along the weather side, the deck is almost horizontal!

    Ok, perhaps just  just have bad memories from dealing with sails on pointy rigs!


  • 14 Jul 2020 09:09
    Reply # 9100856 on 4315719

    Bruno. So lovely to hear from you!  Thank you for your good advice: I shall remember to put a plug in the dinghy and to take it out when I put the dinghy in the davits.  I just hope I remember to out it back in before I launch it! :-D

  • 14 Jul 2020 09:06
    Reply # 9100852 on 4315719

    Mark.  This is a JUNK.  You don't need to go on deck and you most certainly don't need to go along the lee deck.  If something has gone wrong and you have to go on deck, why would you walk along the lee side, ducking under the sail?  With a well-cambered deck, when the boat is heeling and you walk along the weather side, the deck is almost horizontal!

  • 13 Jul 2020 17:05
    Reply # 9099084 on 4315719

    Dorothy:  'Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.' 

    Annie: "My guardian angel had obviously been there for me and I went back upstairs, poured myself a stiff drink - and started to shake as the reality of what might have happened, started to sink in. "

    Me: "A good day's work, guardian angel! But please don't relax and lose your concentration now - there's some way still to go".

  • 13 Jul 2020 14:58
    Reply # 9098721 on 4315719


    Good gardian angel, still nice Marcus smile and very very nice job!

    ( Don't forget to keep access to the dinghy drain valve between the davits if you don't want to carry a bathtub!)

    kisses from Lakatao


  • 13 Jul 2020 08:28
    Reply # 9097967 on 4315719

    Phew, you were lucky! That was some wind, you can understand keelboats being knocked off their stands...not everyone ties them down, but lifting a heavy Proust cat whoaa!

    She is really looking amazing, your work is outstanding, I wish I could have such patience.

    One aspect I noted was the very arched deck, looks pretty, gives good headroom,  but does it not make working from the lee deck rather precarious?

  • 12 Jul 2020 23:12
    Reply # 9097216 on 4315719

    Annie I was just on your blog looking for info on Labrador no less and saw you uploaded a new edition!

    Nice work, that wrap around text problem seems gone now.

    Glad you are OK from that tornado.

    My, what progress on the build.

    Congratulations!

    Many details taking shape quickly now!

  • 12 Jul 2020 22:23
    Reply # 9097178 on 4315719

    Oops! I spent hours yesterday updating my blog, https://anniehill.blogspot.com/?m=1 (sorry, I can't make the link work on my phone) and then forgot to post about it here!

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