SAILING 18 JUL 2018
|Posted by Terry Smith on July 19, 2018 at 4:00 AM|
Well it was not quite a cyclone, but it was a close relative. Actually it wasn't quite as bad as last Saturday.
All the usual suspects (a great film just in case you haven't seen it) turned up with their Foci but it wasn't worth taking the chance on ruining them.
Undaunted, The Green Machine ventured forth for its' second day of sailing in ............I'm not quite sure how many years. She was romping around and having a ball with the B rig.
A potential new member turned up - Grant Edwards. He is maybe starting a transition from aircraft to sailing. And - surprise,surprise - he would actually lower our average age. He has a background in sailing Cherubs. If you don't know what they are you're missing out. I used to enjoy watching them when I was a kid. Anyway, Grant brought his TS2 IOM. A RED one 'cos RED ones go faster. When he saw that the Green Machine was not going to self-destruct with a B rig, he joined in. What a hoot! That thing boogies. It will be interesting when it comes up against some of the more modern designs. The sugar scoop transom is very distinctive and the TS2 looks like it is riding on a razor blade when it gets a bit of heel up.
Alas for The Green Machine. Maintenance can only be ignored for so many years before it comes around to bite you. My steering servo has earned itself a position in that great resting place for dead servos. At the bottom of the dam. I'm still trying to get it out of the boat to replace it. I'm sure that Roger got the servo and winch first and then built the boat around them. As Roger tends to say 'That looks like a job for the Dremel'.
David Draper did some fishing. As a responsible fisherman he did not strip mine the resources. I can confidently say that there are just as many carp in the dam now as there were before he started fishing.
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