This was the trip in 2012 – about three hours
This is the journey today in 2017 – about 8 minutes
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.
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?
Who is that active young chap at the beginning of the first film??
that was the early days of KTL – it shows how much damage I am doing to this shrine of a body I inhabit.
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.
That was fun.
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 !
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.
That was a film of going down the hill to the water
coming up makes me pant a fair bit
maybe I need an electrically powered jockey wheel
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371629414181
Just the jobbie ! Ha!
I think you have just saved me £500 a year in storage costs for the trailer sailer. With that little devil I can get her parked in a small space without the help of 12 men
thanks Jack – comment of the month award
I feel unworthy……… :)
I didn’t see any skipping in the second film!
skipping with a dinghy in tow would be a thing to see
Hmmm is it age or is it too many “Utterly Perfect Egg Sandwich”….. or both?
you might be onto something there B
egg sandwiches are the food of the gods
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.
It was towed a lot of miles in scotland last year – and did very well
Back to the Powered Jockey Wheel, a few lessons to be learned here. Just remember:
To cut the grass shortThat small wheels on rough ground don’t work wellTo wear hearing protectionTo raise the Outboard clear of the groundTo remove the wheel chocksEnlist the help of a handy passerbyTo have a fully charged batteryEnsure 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
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
aha – none of us were fast enough with the binocs to id you. Lovely day to be on the river.