Home to Boat

This was the trip in 2012 – about three hours

This is the journey today in 2017 – about 8 minutes

This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

21 Responses to “Home to Boat”

  1. 7 May, 2017 at 6:32 amZoran says:

    Dylan, I am smiling looking at this and I must say you are one lucky man !!!!!!! To be so close to the water and your boat. Now if we can just get that Fisher to realize soon enough, everything would be great in this world of ours… Keep well, Z.

    • 7 May, 2017 at 7:06 amdylan winter says:

      It is certainly an improvement on previous journeys – although there on the fringes of my happiness is that itchy feet feeling wanting to be sailing somewhere new. I have been out sailing onb the river almost every day so I am getting to know it at all states of the tide and finding out where the shallow spots are. Pretty soon I will stop running aground accidentally…. then what next?

  2. 7 May, 2017 at 10:55 amAlastair says:

    Who is that active young chap at the beginning of the first film??

    • 7 May, 2017 at 11:04 pmdylan winter says:

      that was the early days of KTL – it shows how much damage I am doing to this shrine of a body I inhabit.

  3. 7 May, 2017 at 11:42 amTed Timberlake says:

    I agree with Zoran, that you are one lucky man. I used to have an 80 mile round trip each time I went sailing, no big deal given your three hour trips up north, etc. But I had this dream to be able to cycle down to where the boat was. Now I am landlocked in that well known sailing county; Wilsthire. Anyway, despite the itchy feet, that will find a cure no doubt in the near future, enjoy the closeness of being able to sail so close to home – and think of all the money you are saving to put aside for the Fisher. Good luck and fair winds.

  4. 7 May, 2017 at 1:33 pmRiley Morgan says:

    That was fun.

  5. 7 May, 2017 at 2:44 pmjack says:

    For just a second I thought D had his drone……. but then I decided the outboard was more like a pesky canadian moskito…… I don’t miss ’em !

  6. 7 May, 2017 at 6:44 pmDavid says:

    Methinks you need to engineer a jockey wheel for that launching trolly, that will keep you amused for a while as you make it :-)

    If you ever want anything made out of metal Kirton Forge is the place for you to go.

  7. 7 May, 2017 at 8:42 pmJes says:

    I didn’t see any skipping in the second film!

  8. 8 May, 2017 at 12:51 amBryanD says:

    Hmmm is it age or is it too many “Utterly Perfect Egg Sandwich”….. or both?

  9. 8 May, 2017 at 3:30 pmgreg karjala says:

    Too bad the boat can’t publish a book on it’s journey’s. I’ll bet a big part of it would be about it’s current and colorful skip, Cap’n Winters.

  10. 8 May, 2017 at 11:38 pmBryanD says:

    Back to the Powered Jockey Wheel, a few lessons to be learned here. Just remember:

    To cut the grass short
    That small wheels on rough ground don’t work well
    To wear hearing protection
    To raise the Outboard clear of the ground
    To remove the wheel chocks
    Enlist the help of a handy passerby
    To have a fully charged battery
    Ensure you have all day to move your boat and you have some tinnys nearby and you have the patience of an Australian
    (Mind you speeding up the video helps move the boat faster)


    Don’t worry about the tent cover, that’s another story

  11. 14 May, 2017 at 7:52 pmSue Johnson says:

    Hi Dylan,
    Off topic, but wondered whether you realised it was us hollering & waving at you as you were sailing inshore opposite the rocks today (Sun). We were heading back to the Tidemill after being down the coast on the Blackwater & at Haybridge basin.
    Deben mud is a wonderful thing (unless you’re short tacking against the tide). If you want variety, you could explore the “bar” at the Ferry- it’s very different this year to last & looks like it’s going to break a new channel soon

    Ps: I’ve lost your mobile no, so can’t text! Next around on 28th.
    Pps: 2hrs15 journey home today – which is in topic after all!!
    Sue & Chris

    • 14 May, 2017 at 8:27 pmdylan winter says:

      aha – none of us were fast enough with the binocs to id you. Lovely day to be on the river.

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