We have some exciting news. The new planking is on! There are no longer any holes in Teka, other than, of course, the ones which are meant to be there. As well as being good news as it means we are no longer doing an impression of a sieve, it also means that we can … Continue reading Planking = Done!
Guess what? Another one of our stanchions is gone. It is beyond a joke now. It has entered a strange, surreal place beyond humour, where every time anyone speaks to me, I half expect them to say that one of our stanchions needs replacing. Luckily, Slava (one of the two chaps from Rolt’s) doesn’t seem … Continue reading No Problem
This week has continued in much the same vein. The guys from Rolt’s Classic Boatbuilders have continued to work on the planking. It is a relief to see some of the holes begin to be patched up. We are half way through our time in the boatyard now, and the majority of the work which … Continue reading Cowboys, and priorities
There has been so much going on, despite the rain, that I have decided to write an extra instalment for you lucky people this week. We have been visited by helpful people again! Honestly guys, if you are reading this, thank you so much! Paul came over, and had a little look at the engine … Continue reading German Bombers and Romanian Folk Music
We have had yet another busy week. Luckily the weather seems to have turned for the better, on the whole. Apart from the brief, but apocalyptic looking storm a couple of nights ago. It might sound strange, but there is something about rushing around on deck and below, stowing things and shutting portholes, because you … Continue reading Romanticism
We have had another busy week. It started off fantastically well. One of the primary reasons for bringing Teka ashore (other than the survey) is to re-do the antifoul on her hull. This is a task of many stages, the first of which was to sand the hull. We, luckily, didn’t need to take all … Continue reading I Never Really Liked Horses
We have been on ‘dry’ land for a week now. I put ‘dry’ in inverted commas as it has rained almost continuously, which has made a lot of work difficult. We have got some work done, however. Thursday was dry and sunny, so before heading to university I got my protective gear on, and started … Continue reading High and ‘dry’
Yesterday was the day of The Lift. We were nervous for so many reasons. What if Teka slipped in the sling and was damaged? What if she came up and revealed a rotten hill? What if she was damaged below the water line? What if there was some sort of problem that we hadn't even … Continue reading Up, up, and away!
After a bit of a hiatus over the winter, the marina is coming back to life, and so is our blog. During the winter months, those who live aboard their vessels are largely interested in keeping warm, dry, and safe, whilst those who have homes to go to, do so. And what a winter this … Continue reading Spring is, apparently, springing
Keith and I managed a fairly successful tag-team with this job. After a combined effort with the designing and measuring, Keith built it. Then I took over, paintbrush in hand. Above the newly converted locker area are some huge metal bolts, which were starting to perish, so first of all I attacked them with a … Continue reading Locker Part Two