Saturday, 24 March 2012

Topping Lift

I decided to add a topping lift to Tardis recently, which I consider advantageous for the following reasons:

* it keeps the sail and boom clear from the bottom of the boat (useful if lowering the mainsail afloat).

* by hauling on the topping lift whilst moored to buoy it de-powers the mainsail considerably.

* it works as a halyard for masthead float and burgee.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

March and 19C!

Great sail on Rutland Water, it was so sunny I only bothered with shorts and t-shirt. Very light winds.. perfect for lazing about on the boat, took a quick video, enjoy!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Making Mast Chocks

Before attempting to unravel the mystery of setting up a wanderer rig, I thought it wise to make some mast chocks.  They are by no means perfect... no individual chock is exactly the same but here is how I did it. [...]