Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Fwd: Craignish loch approaches



Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830

Begin forwarded message:

From: Thomas Hawson <tom@thomashawson.com>
Date: 9 April 2018 at 12:32:20 BST
To: Sailing blog <tom2380.wilson@blogger.com>
Subject: Craignish loch approaches



Warm and familiar feelings fill my mind.  


Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830
www.thomashawson.com

Fwd: Spinnaker fun



Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830

Begin forwarded message:

From: Thomas Hawson <tom@thomashawson.com>
Date: 8 April 2018 at 20:46:29 BST
To: Sailing blog <tom2380.wilson@blogger.com>
Subject: Spinnaker fun

The kids love flying the spinnaker. After feeling a bit slow at 4.5 knots running with jib and main we put up the spinnaker and found 6.5 knots, whats not to love about flying the spinnaker?




Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830
www.thomashawson.com

Fwd: Wow! 10 deg. C and sunny, crinan canal bliss



Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830

Begin forwarded message:

From: Thomas Hawson <tom@thomashawson.com>
Date: 8 April 2018 at 20:10:55 BST
To: Sailing blog <tom2380.wilson@blogger.com>
Subject: Wow! 10 deg. C and sunny, crinan canal bliss






Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830
www.thomashawson.com

Fwd: Finally!



Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830

Begin forwarded message:

From: Thomas Hawson <tom@thomashawson.com>
Date: 5 April 2018 at 09:19:47 BST
To: Sailing blog <tom2380.wilson@blogger.com>
Subject: Finally!

Despite some crazy weather on the east coast with freezing easterly and snow we r about to set sail up the firth of clyde with a fresh sw wind to tarbet and begin this years sailing adventures with a trip through the crinan canal tomorow. Sorry elizabeth  F and f did give you a little kiss leaving the pontoon in the excitement!




Hundalee Mill Farm
Jedburgh
TD8 6PA
T. 01835 869931
M. 07801 653830
www.thomashawson.com

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Copper Coating – SJ Marine Services

https://sjmarineservices.com/copper-coating/

Thanks to the above company at Ardrossen marina for there professional advice.

Ill fitting battery terminal

Not only was this terminal working loose so was the main fuse connection, not a good situation! Good job i gave them a good tug test.

Monday, 26 February 2018

High and dry

Chortle is presently high and dry on ardrossen's hard. With a forecast of -3'C for the next few nights and having wrongly assumed it would not get that cold on the west near the sea i had to go and pump anti freeze into the sea water cooling system of the engine and drain the domestic water pump, a job i had forgotten to do on Saturday. Now with the flue i did not want to go, but had little choice. Anyway i made it there and back and did the frost proofing and made use of my time going through wiring terminal checks, refitting some lights and having a meeting with the coppercoat man. He was very nice and politely agreed i could let the rusty blisters on the keel grow for a year or two with out any harm coming to then and blast it and seal it again when its got worse than it is now.