A winters (tell)tale!

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Brio
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Location: Carrick Roads, Cornwall
Boat Name: Brio
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A winters (tell)tale!

Post by Brio » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:09 am

Well it had to be done. Poor old Brio has been sat on her mooring in deepest Cornwall buffeted by endless storms.But yesterday the sun came out and the wind was fair and so with a friend we took her for a spin up Carrick Roads. Two reefs in the main and a partly rolled genoa and we bounded along past empty moorings and had lunch at Mylor cafe.
As the tide was rising, we even beached her and greased the keel screw!
We got back to the mooring just before sunset.It was a good day out for any time of the year, but somehow more satisfying for being January.
But she will have to come out soon so I can do the headlining. Not so joyful!
New trailer axle being made by Autow. Seriously helpful people and very competitive.

Longfellow2m
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A winters (tell)tale!

Post by Longfellow2m » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:37 am

Nice one, especially considering the recent weather 'up' there! Makes me feel quite sentimental for my little Lucy's home waters - also Falmouth - from here in the sunny Algarve.
(Lucy's snugged cosily away in a big shed for the winter)
When you've done the headlining, I'd appreciate any tips on suitable adhesives etc...
Happy Swifting!
:-) Lucy's Dad, Tony

Subject: [Swift 18] A winters (tell)tale!
From: forum-general@swift18.org
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:09:47 +0000
To: forum-general@swift18.org

Well it had to be done. Poor old Brio has been sat on her mooring in deepest Cornwall buffeted by endless storms.But yesterday the sun came out and the wind was fair and so with a friend we took her for a spin up Carrick Roads. Two reefs in the main and a partly rolled genoa and we bounded along past empty moorings and had lunch at Mylor cafe.
As the tide was rising, we even beached her and greased the keel screw!
We got back to the mooring just before sunset.It was a good day out for any time of the year, but somehow more satisfying for being January.
But she will have to come out soon so I can do the headlining. Not so joyful!
New trailer axle being made by Autow. Seriously helpful people and very competitive.

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Tony in Falmouth

Rondonay
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A winters (tell)tale!

Post by Rondonay » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:56 am

Headlining is the worst job on a Swift! We got our specialist supply of vinyl and glues etc from Hawke House Marine Fareham, all excellent guidance and quality. BUT it is a really tricky job! My advice? Get it done professionally. :(


Best wishes,Pauline

We once had Rondonay, now have a wooden Broads Sailing Yacht


On 18 Jan 2014, at 11:46, "Longfellow2m" <forum-general@swift18.org (forum-general@swift18.org)> wrote:

Nice one, especially considering the recent weather 'up' there! Makes me feel quite sentimental for my little Lucy's home waters - also Falmouth - from here in the sunny Algarve.
(Lucy's snugged cosily away in a big shed for the winter)
When you've done the headlining, I'd appreciate any tips on suitable adhesives etc...
Happy Swifting!
:-) Lucy's Dad, Tony

Subject: [Swift 18] A winters (tell)tale!
From: forum-general@swift18.org (forum-general@swift18.org)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:09:47 +0000
To: forum-general@swift18.org (forum-general@swift18.org)

Well it had to be done. Poor old Brio has been sat on her mooring in deepest Cornwall buffeted by endless storms.But yesterday the sun came out and the wind was fair and so with a friend we took her for a spin up Carrick Roads. Two reefs in the main and a partly rolled genoa and we bounded along past empty moorings and had lunch at Mylor cafe.
As the tide was rising, we even beached her and greased the keel screw!
We got back to the mooring just before sunset.It was a good day out for any time of the year, but somehow more satisfying for being January.
But she will have to come out soon so I can do the headlining. Not so joyful!
New trailer axle being made by Autow. Seriously helpful people and very competitive.



Tony in Falmouth





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John Hainsworth
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A winters (tell)tale!

Post by John Hainsworth » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:13 am

Well done, you did better than I.

Just before the storms I rowed out to check my mooring and got blown up Poole Harbour and had to wade back.
The next day I saw that the rope had snapped but the chain was holding. The next day the riser had parted from the sinker and the boat was floating quietly up the harbour. I managed to retrieve her before she was damaged and she is now safely on the trailer being checked out. I hope Carrick Roads is well protected.

John (Taranaki)

On 18/01/2014 11:46, Longfellow2m wrote:
Nice one, especially considering the recent weather 'up' there! Makes me feel quite sentimental for my little Lucy's home waters - also Falmouth - from here in the sunny Algarve.
(Lucy's snugged cosily away in a big shed for the winter)
When you've done the headlining, I'd appreciate any tips on suitable adhesives etc...
Happy Swifting!
:-) Lucy's Dad, Tony

Subject: [Swift 18] A winters (tell)tale!
From: forum-general@swift18.org (forum-general@swift18.org)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:09:47 +0000
To: forum-general@swift18.org (forum-general@swift18.org)

Well it had to be done. Poor old Brio has been sat on her mooring in deepest Cornwall buffeted by endless storms.But yesterday the sun came out and the wind was fair and so with a friend we took her for a spin up Carrick Roads. Two reefs in the main and a partly rolled genoa and we bounded along past empty moorings and had lunch at Mylor cafe.
As the tide was rising, we even beached her and greased the keel screw!
We got back to the mooring just before sunset.It was a good day out for any time of the year, but somehow more satisfying for being January.
But she will have to come out soon so I can do the headlining. Not so joyful!
New trailer axle being made by Autow. Seriously helpful people and very competitive.



Tony in Falmouth





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Brio
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Post by Brio » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:51 pm

The one advantage I do have is there is very little fetch for waves. So although it's been blowing very hard (top speed 75.7 knots at Polruan closely followed by zero for several hours - blown away?) the water has been flat and the worst has so far always been on neaps when she floats. But as soon as the axle is on, she's coming home. Which should mean unseasonal warm and dry weather with light winds!

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