Short, odd season.

I’ve been slack with this blog. It’s been such a strange year. Daisy G was repaired, very well, by Traditional Shipwright Services, who are literally next door to my marina. I couldn’t think how I was going to move her there, but they said there was no problem, they would just have her launched and floated around. It took about five minutes. She went back in the water just after the July heatwave, sadly, but I managed to get out a couple of times. We had good weather in September, which was a real boost. Managed to get a good dose of naturist sailing and skinny sea dipping which will set me up for the winter.

The slatted poop deck is a great success. I love just sitting in the stern, watching the world float by. I’m thinking of reworking the ladder platform so that it is level and flush with the slats, which will just about give me a sunbathing platform.

Getting Daisy G out proved frustrating. The day she was due to be lifted, there was a storm and the lift had to be postponed. Eventually she was lifted out well into October, which is the latest I have done. She is now secure on the garage, with not a lot of winter work to do. I just need to get on with it.

Here’s to a better year in 2022.

The dinghy is still a star. She does so well and allows me to explore the shallowest waters. Looking fairly battered these days.
Cockpit tent in place. The tent hop is getting a bit wobbly. It isn’t really essential, but it stops rain popping on top.

5 thoughts on “Short, odd season.

  1. Graham Burton

    Nice one Daisy Grace.
    Jane and I finally launched our BC20 at Ridgewharf yacht Centre. We only had three days and then we recovered and drove home. You may know the boat. Jaunty, a BC20 previously owned by Jeremy and based at Ridgewharf. I suspect you must have crossed paths somewhere.
    Jaunty is safely home, unfortunately out in the open but properly covered up.
    I was well pleased with several mods that I did to her, on top of the existing mods.

    What I learnt. with some wind in the river and manoeuvring under outboard and steering with the tiller. boats all around, came out of the shallow water with the rudder partly down…..Jane was fighting the steering and I decided she needed the rudder down so I pulled hard on the uphaul…
    Things became instantly very exciting as she spun nearly 360 degrees!!
    I am generally very experienced….but somewhat rusty and I had a lot on my mind…..

    take care
    I will watch your blog with interest. Yourself and Peter played a large part in my boat choice.
    Thanks
    Graham Burton

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    1. JEGS Post author

      I have seen Jaunty. What number is she. The BC20 family is small and select! I’ve had all sorts of experiences trying to steer with tiller or motor in shallow water. It isn’t easy. The real fundamental is you need a bit of centre board down in order to have any sort of control.
      Hope to see you out on the Harbour next year.

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  2. JEGS Post author

    Daisy G is on her mooring, but I haven’t done much sailing this year. I’ve neglected the blog I’m afraid, with nothing much to relate. I have, sadly, been thinking that it might be time to move her on. Nothing decided yet. Hope your season is going well.

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    1. Steve

      Hi Julian.. season’s going well, and it sounds like better than yours.. :o(

      Don’t rush, she’s a beautiful boat, and I’m sure a few overnights in this lovely warm weather will reignite the fires..

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