Cowboys, and priorities

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

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I Never Really Liked Horses

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

High and ‘dry’

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’

Spring is, apparently, springing

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

Heads Up

We have had a very productive week. It stated with a bit of a disaster though: the heads (toilet) broke down. It wouldn't flush. We initially assumed that it was blocked, and I set about trying to unblock it. Given the nature of our system hardcore unblocking liquids of the sort available in shops are … Continue reading Heads Up

Varnish, Fame and War

Apologies for the lack of recent blog posts. It has been a hectic couple of weeks and the time rather got away from me. The weather has, largely, continued to be fantastic, and so work on the deck has also continued. Although it is incredibly time consuming, and the weather in the South West being … Continue reading Varnish, Fame and War

Visitations

This week we had visitors on, and around the boat. They came in a range of shapes and sizes. First of all there was part of my family. Boat life can start to seem normal surprisingly quickly. It becomes 'just' life. I've heard it said that people often only go to their local sites - … Continue reading Visitations

What’s in a name?

There are a lot of superstitions surrounding the names of boats. Naming is often done with a certain amount of pomp and ceremony, and it is considered deeply unlucky to change the name of the boat. Before our nautical dreams were made flesh we had contemplated various names. My personal favourite had been Annie's Revenge - riffing … Continue reading What’s in a name?