Monthly Archives: August 2013

A view of the boat … in refit

Do I detect a note of sarcasm in Richards voice?

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Antifouling in the rain

A big thanks to Roddy, Colette and Innes for the hours they spent in white overalls splattered with blue anti-fouling. Elinca is now looking pretty smart. Thanks also do Di Roberts for conducting our hull thickness survey. She’s only half … Continue reading

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Clean shiny bilges

A winning day … which is good because yesterday was mostly a losing day. The seized sea cocks finally gave way in the face of Bill Rayners awesome power… and some really big tools. The boot top is now squeaky … Continue reading

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Elinca lifted

After arriving into Fairlie marina at 4am on Monday we watched with baited breath as Elinca was lifted out the water. Today we started work in earnest, and it has been a long hard day so I will keep this … Continue reading

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Elinca’s 250 mile motor

Richard Thorpe (Clare’s dad) joined us to help with the long motor south. He made this video of his experiences.

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Big ship parked very very close

You can imagine the nerves tingling when this beast came and parked in-front of us!

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Last day on Lewis: a bit of Hebridean history

The Isle of Lewis is flat and bleak peatland with rough heather rather like the top of the Yorkshire moors or Kinder Scout (for those who know it) except not as high up.  There are hardly any trees and the houses all … Continue reading

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