KeepTurningLeft Season 5 Why The Slug had to go – and other stories


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This is about KTL 5: The Wash and the Humber.

3 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 5 Why The Slug had to go – and other stories”

  1. 6 May, 2016 at 2:07 pmRobert says:

    I don’t see anything on this page about why you switched boats, it appears that you fixed the engine mount problem,

    • 6 May, 2016 at 10:32 pmdylan winter says:

      It eventually dawned on me that with a 50 year old engine – it will always get you. I lost eight weeks the fourth summer and then ten weeks the fifth summer. Then there was the little matter of the weird dynastart – a well known future problem

  2. 7 July, 2016 at 5:57 amTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

    You never would have been able to get to Scotland and the Forth in the Slug. Either she would have died on you someplace really-inconvenient– of the sea-conditions would have overwhelmed her. Look at some of the problems you had attempting to sail the KatieL last Summer in Scotland.

    I’ve been re-looking at some of the early-years of the Slug along the Channel and the Essex/Suffolk Rivers – and noticed a recurring-theme; you were complaining about the cold a lot. One of the reasons I’ve been looking at heavier 30-ft to 35-ft sailboats, they have heaters. And here in the States, frankly having A/C would be nice in the Summer — though I’m thinking of sailing mostly in the Spring and the Fall.

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