8th May 2016 – Shakedown sail

Start position – The Elephant Boatyard Start time – 09:10 Start engine hrs – 574.4 Towards – The Elephant Boatyard ETA –  15:45 Finish position – The Elephant Boatyard Finish time – 15:45 Finish engine hrs – 576.6 Distance travelled – 24nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather – ESE 3-4, mainly sunshine Tide – HW Portsmouth – 15:10, np->sp 100%, 4.8m […]

11th March 2016

Start position – The Elephant Boatyard Start time – Start engine hrs – Towards – ETA – Finish position – The Elephant Boatyard Finish time – Finish engine hrs – Distance travelled – Skipper – Richard Crew – Weather – New faults – Ivy Green is out of the water and under cover alongside the shed she was built in. To get […]

30th January 2016 – Back to the Elephant

Start position – RSrnYC Start time – 12:15 Start engine hrs – 572.5 Towards – The Elephant Boatyard ETA – Finish position – The Elephant Boatyard Finish time – 13:00 Finish engine hrs – 573.3 Distance travelled – 2nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Weather – Sunshine, WNW4 New faults – Refuelled at Port Hamble, then motored up to Bursledon. Even half […]

5th January 2016

Start position – RSrnYC Start time – Start engine hrs – 571.9 Towards – ETA – Finish position – RSrnYC Finish time – Finish engine hrs – 572.5 Distance travelled – Skipper – Richard Crew – Weather – New faults – Ran engine. Removed cover, which is not suitable for winter storms. What is a winter cover for? The main goal seems […]

18th December 2015 – Covering up

Start position – RSrnYC Start time – Start engine hrs – Towards – ETA – Finish position – RSrnYC Finish time – Finish engine hrs – Distance travelled – Skipper – Richard Crew – Weather – New faults – Damage to teak rail by gallows   That’s a cover on, which always takes longer than I expect. This may be because it’s […]

4th December 2015 – Laying up, part 1

Start position – RSrnYC Start time – Start engine hrs – 571.3 Towards – ETA – Finish position – RSrnYC Finish time – Finish engine hrs – 571.9 Distance travelled – 0nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Weather – New faults – I’ve finally admitted that we’re not going to get any more sailing this year. A few hardy souls were […]

13th November 2015

Start position – RSrnYC Start time – Start engine hrs – 571.3 Towards – ETA – Finish position – RSrnYC Finish time – Finish engine hrs – 571.3 Distance travelled – 0 Skipper – Richard Crew – Weather – New faults – Further investigation around the instruments showed that the defunct autopilot is dragging the 12v line of the Seatalk bus down, when powered […]