Snow sailing

Looking out my study window it looks like this

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so it was time to go sailing

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This is about Sailing around Britain.

14 Responses to “Snow sailing”

  1. 28 February, 2018 at 4:39 pmDave Scobie says:

    good for you getting out! you will fit right in if you ever visit Colorado!

  2. 28 February, 2018 at 5:29 pmApplescruffs says:

    Respect Mr W

    • 28 February, 2018 at 5:42 pmdylan winter says:

      my wife, whose understanding of such matters is not up for discussion, says that I have Compulsive Sailing Disorder.

      • 28 February, 2018 at 10:52 pmApplescruffs says:

        Repeat …respect sir…

        I took my life in my hands and walked to the local shop today to get essential supplies…ie: a bottle of red and a bottle of tonic water.,…and it was cold…I mean cold…..with the easterly blowing it was at least -5

        If you want to continue in this vein I have a couple of bags of sharp gravel and a few birch twigs that may add a a certain frissance to your..errrrr…’pleasurable experience !

        C’mon Spring …..it’s nearly March for crying out loud…I’ve got varnishing to do !

  3. 1 March, 2018 at 11:12 amTim says:

    Quite understandable for someone called Winter to be out in this weather……

    • 1 March, 2018 at 11:24 amdylan winter says:

      and my other name is from the welsh which means “man of the sea” ….my celtic blood also make me cold tolerant. The downside is that I burn like a crisp in the sun.

  4. 1 March, 2018 at 5:34 pmCurtis says:

    Great that you were able to sail. I noticed that you’re using a rope lanyard to tension the shroud and wondered if that has worked well for you? Does it have to be adjusted often? I have contemplated doing that someday when it is necessary to replace the standing rigging on my 15′ Potter.

    • 2 March, 2018 at 7:19 amdylan winter says:

      it is dynema. I have never doubted its strength. It is also easier to deal with when dropping the mast to go under a bridge. Turnbuckles can get bent out of shape too easily.

    • 26 March, 2018 at 12:18 amGiles says:

      It IS Dynema! I have rigged a 15′ Potter with that stuff to the chainplates on the shrouds. It’s just great on a little boat where you might want to drop the mast in a hurry to get under something. Its flexibility means you don’t have to worry about bending bottlescrews. The good news is, after a couple of seasons it’s very bright red colour starts to fade, but it loses nothing of its strength. As far as I can tell it doesn’t stretch at all! (still got the bent bottlescrews)
      Great stuff!
      G

  5. 2 March, 2018 at 1:19 pmRoss says:

    LOL! Crikey Dylan, you are definitely hard core………and maybe just a little bit nuts!! Good on you in both cases!

  6. 3 March, 2018 at 5:01 amEarl Hall says:

    Nice – however, you should be careful my man. Snow on waxed fibreglass is a recipe for a broken bone or a sudden lesson in cold water survival!

  7. 4 April, 2018 at 12:20 amGiles says:

    PNM and CSD – you’ve really got it all… There’s no bad weather – only the wrong clothes!

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