Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Standing rigging replace..

Sparrow is in to have her standing rigging done... a good day

Up early to meet "Coral" Paul at Emsworth Yacht Harbour at 7:30, where we left one of the cars..  round to the club, rowed out to "Sparrow", lost the tender (the mooring line slipped through my fingers honest! ), fell about laughing, quickly strapped the outboard on, cast off, chased tender, recovered tender, pulled tender back to mooring, tied it to the pick up buoy and headed for Emsworth...

35 minutes later we were gently pushing through the entrance to the marina over the sill, sharp left and glide on to the visitors pontoon...  £16 plus odd change for 24 hours but inclusive of free water/power...


After a slap up brekkie at Driftwood [clicky], Paul dropped me back at the club and I headed home for the pressure washer - I'd been looking forward to this, she's needed a damn good scrub for 6 months now... and following two pressure washes and an intermediate scrub with broom and bio washing powder, she's looking much better.....

Mast is unlikely to be ready before the weekend so I'll take her back to the mooring tomorrow morning.. and then bring her back for 24 hours when it's ready....

Before....
After....
Before.... what a grub...   for shame....

After... clean as a new pin...  you'll have to trust me as the pictures don't show it!

Brilliant day....

2 comments:

  1. I always enjoy cleaning my sailboat - sometimes the routine maintenance tasks are as much fun as sailing.

    I always find it a bit sad to see a boat in the water that doesn't have a mast stepped

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    1. One of the sadder things in the world (a sailing boat without a mast)...

      Cleaned up the tabernacle yesterday - hopefully mast goes back on on Tuesday or Wednesday.. can't wait!

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