'Chortle' is our new family sailing boat. She is a Sadler 29, with bilge keels, twin skinned and polyurethane filled hull (apparently unsinkable) and was built in 1984. She has received considerable amounts of TLC this summer, a refurbishment infact from dad and we now begin our adventures.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Entering the sound of jura from the north and never having piloted a boat here is no easy matter. Just spent 5 hours solidly collecting data and considering our options over the next few days with all available sources for weather wind swell tides and pilot books and charts. Head is mince need food. Well worth doing well in advance and cross checking with pals who know best. One friend who knows the area has given some great places to go and another confirmed my tidal thinking, thank you to them. The confused weather system at present makes the wind unpredictable so planning on the worst out comes. This planning for it to do its worst means the planned passage does not seem very adventurous but i will plan for the worst and hope for the best and make sure we have fun.