10th April 2015

Start position – Elephant Boatyard Start time – 15:00 Start engine hrs – 474.6 Destination – Yarmouth ETA –  18:00 Finish position – Yarmouth Finish time – 18:05 Finish engine hrs – 476.3 Distance travelled – 16nm Skipper – Richard Crew – David Weather – S-SW 2-3, Sunshine New faults – none The boom cover is off, the cockpit lockers and […]

Welcome to Ivy Green

Ivy Green is a 35ft, wooden, gaff cutter. She was launched in Bursledon in 2003 and was based in Essex for her first decade. She came into our care in October 2014 and we brought her back to the Solent. The main purpose of this site is to provide a window into Ivy Green’s log, allowing friends and family to […]

13th March 2015

It finally feels like we’re preparing for sailing this summer, rather than just identifying work to be done on the boat. Ivy Green is back afloat after a brief haul out to repack the stern gland and check the coppercoat. Most of the work scheduled over the winter has been done and if the weather holds the […]

21st November 2014

Installed heater and dehumidifier, removed dorade vents. Took VHF and autopilot drive to Maricom for inspection/repair Inspected bilge pump with “Jim”. It’s not working and appears to be inaccessible as under the engine.

15th November 2014

10:15 – Moved to fuel berth and refuelled – 75L, confirming 1.6L/hr consumption precisely. Talked to Border Police crew. They only have five boats to patrol the whole UK coast. 10:45 – Departed Yarmouth for Elephant Boatyard Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather – SE1 Partly cloudy Starting engine hours: 471.0 Motored on flood […]

14th November 2014

Collected liferaft. Fully serviced for the next 3 years. 12:25 – Departed Elephant Boatyard for Yarmouth Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather – SW3 clear Starting engine hours: 468.3 Motored out of River Hamble Sailed down Southampton Water Saw “Ben Ainslie Racing” AC45 foiling Motor/sailed from Brambles against failing wind and last of flood […]

28th October 2014

08:50 – Departed Cowes Yacht Haven for Elephant Boatyard Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather S3, clear Under power Motored across Solent 10:30 – Arrived Elephant boatyard, approximately 35mins up Hamble. Warmly welcomed by Tom Richardson. Finishing engine hours – Not recorded Distance travelled 8nm New faults None